HBO has announced it'll be
bringing HBO Go, its Internet-based streaming video platform, to Xbox
360 consoles on April 1. In a synergy made in geek heaven, Game of
Thrones: Clash of Kings will debut on that very day, with the HBO Go
platform being pushed as an excellent way to watch the highly-awaited
second season (read on for what this'll require exactly). This also
gives you an excellent excuse to avoid the entire Internet during
April Fool's Day.
Microsoft's also unveiled a
new Family Bundle for the Xbox 360 itself. The $299 package
includes a console with 4GB hard drive, Kinect sensor and one controller, all in
limited-edition Glossy White finish. It's bundled with Kinect
Adventures, Kinect Sports and a 3-month Gold subscription to Xbox Live.
That Gold access, by the way, will be required to access HBO Go, which also requires a subscription to HBO itself. If you're thinking of signing up to
access Go from your console, ensure your cable provider
supports the platform first. You also better catch up on the first season of Game of Thrones, because how much longer do we have to stop ourselves from posting freaking spoilers? Look, Ned's dead, okay? Deal with it.