Yes, I love NetFlix Instant Queue

James Robertson: "We just picked up an XBox this fall, and I signed up for Netflix not long after that - for a flat monthly fee, I can stream a whole bunch of content whenever I feel like it. Apple just bought a streaming outfit (LaLa), so it seem slike they know where things are headed, too." - I know James is posting about something else, but he hits the nail on the head when it comes to the XBox Live/NetFlix deal. Kim and I have become addicted to this lovely service. We've just finished season one of Dexter and are off to season two. After one of our Dexter marathons I scrolled through the movies and television shows available to us via instant queuing and was shocked to find a great many options.

Bravo NetFlix, bravo Microsoft. Pairing XBox Live with NetFlix was a win for both companies, and fulfills this movie fanatics dream of video on demand, and I think we've only scratched the surface. Things are only going to get better.

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Microsoft XBox Live, they get it!

XBox.com: "Avatars have seen lots of love! Check out the new Marketplace and Avatar Props. The Avatar Marketplace will be available on Xbox LIVE starting August 11 as part of the Xbox LIVE Update. You will be able to browse and purchase Avatar apparel through the Xbox LIVE Marketplace on the Web starting August 13." - I think Microsoft is beginning to understand this whole social media thing. They've finally discovered that people will pay a premium for silly stuff, like being able to outfit their Avatar's with clothing from name brand vendors. Now, can you imagine, being able to buy popular clothing, like Ed Hardy, for you Avatar? While I don't care to spend money on stuff like this there are people out there that will drop a pretty penny on it, as silly as it sounds, it's true.

Nice update Microsoft.

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