"80/94 backed up to the Bishop Ford, and XBOX Live videos slowing to a crawl..."

I tried to download a movie over the weekend. No, not Wrath of Khan, but The Lake House, a Keanu/Bullock flick shot here in suburban Chicago. I tried XBOX Live video marketplace and was dissapointed to see it took the better part of three days to download it.

It's okay. I thought first weekend server jitters, it'll be all good by next weekend. The odd part was that before I could post about it here I turn on the morning news and the NBC affiliate here in Chicago, channel 7, is reporting on it. No joke, straight-laced update on the situation.

Right between the traffic update and the sports was a short report about the download traffic from 360s new video service.

What do you think, regurgitation of a press release, or a breakthrough for "gaming goes mainstream" movement?

Too bad it isn't good news, this is not going to attract new gamers I think.

thewanderer14 wrote:

What do you think, regurgitation of a press release, or a breakthrough for "gaming goes mainstream" movement?

I could see this as part of the mainstreaming of gaming. Good Morning America recently ran a long, positive piece on "Second Life", and the media companies are now aware that the much-sought-after 18-35 demographic is consumed by games across a variety of platforms. Once enough people are interested in something, the editors and producers start doing stories on it.