Geek Smack! 210: Is XBox Update Turning Game System Away From Gaming?

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Geek Smack! Topic of the Week: Turning XBox Away From Gaming

There have been reports out there that say gaming sales are down. Not to say that gaming is dead, but does seem to have plans. A new update launched earlier today gave XBox and Update for Gesture, Voice. Now, you can play a game without a controller, or sort through your media with a comment or wave of the hand.

And it doesn’t stop there – Verizon FIOS is on-board. What would happen if your next XBox had a coaxial cable attached? CES Innovation Honoree Wi3 has a way to attach Ethernet connectors to your coax cable. Day by day, we are planning more for Internet based TV.

So there may now be a time where you want to watch a movie, but the kids want to play a game. What do you do? Buy another XBox 360? Flip a coin to see who wins?

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