Power Button - Episode 80: $99 Xbox 360 Ushers In The Next Step In Living Room Domination (Plus: Brad On Tap At The NFL Draft)
When Microsoft fires the latest salvo in the War of the Living Room Entertainment Options, you know that the Power Button crew will be there to comment on the carnage. On this week's episode of the podcast, Brad Hilderbrand and I discuss Microsoft's new plan to allow prospective Xbox 360 owners to pay for the console on an installment plan that comes tied to a two-year contract. That conversation spins off into a deeper look at how our entertainment options are changing as Netflix, Hulu, HBO Go, and other streaming video services continue to evolve. After a break, the video game podcast temporarily becomes a sports podcast as Brad fills us in on his recent trip to New York to attend the NFL draft and announcement of the cover athlete for Madden NFL 13. Find out how David Letterman factors into his adventure (and hear the story that Electronic Arts doesn't want you to know!). Download this week's episode directly from PTB, listen with the player below, or subscribe via iTunes, and be sure to catch up on past episodes if you're joining us late. Remember that you can reach all three of us via , you can leave a message on the Power Button hotline by calling (720) 722-2781, and you can even follow all of us on Twitter at @PressTheButtons, @aubradley84, and @JoeyDavidson or for just podcast updates, @ThePowerButton.