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HBO Go coming to Xbox 360 April 1

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.

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10 comments

  • TBag - February 29, 2012 11:21 a.m.

    The book came out in 1996 I think we passed the satute of limitations on spoilers. Also buy the DVDs. And as a HBO subscriber I don't want that content out there for free I have to pay so why should you not.
  • samsneeze - February 29, 2012 10:01 a.m.

    This is the main reason I'm steadily moving towards PC gaming. I no longer have to pretend that companies make gaming systems for games. Because, be honest, they don't.
  • JADENkOTOR - February 29, 2012 7:02 a.m.

    I already have HBO and Showtime that I can watch On-Demand striaght from my TV. So I don't understand the purpose of this application if you already have to be a prescriber in the first place? It feels like a "middle man" that is really unnecessary unless Im missing some other function that this povides. Also, there are about ten great shows on HBO and they just make more every year, so its worth having. I don't even hardly watch basic cable anymore unless its sportscenter or something.
  • DecoyOctorok - February 29, 2012 4:08 a.m.

    Also, are we going to get a 360 with an actual hard drive in white? I've always preferred white consoles to the standard generic electronics matte black.
  • Ensoul - February 28, 2012 5:21 p.m.

    I'd still need cable right, and a subscription to HBO. *Insert Brent rant on cable companies*
  • may.be.vital - February 28, 2012 3:48 p.m.

    Is this available in Canada?
  • HitmanSB07 - February 28, 2012 3:29 p.m.

    Ned's dead? WHAT? Joking, joking. Has Sean Bean Ever lived in anything before? This would be great news if I was American...
  • bamb0o-stick - February 28, 2012 8:25 p.m.

    Dude, that spoiler is not cool. Someone just said (and a lot of others) haven't seen the show yet because of HBO's stupid restrictions on how people can watch the show. They've stubbornly locked the show only for HBO subscribers, which makes no sense to pay for an entire channel when you want to just watch one 10-episode series. Plus I'm not even sure if that includes On-Demand, so you might not have any control as to when and how much of Game of Thrones you can watch.
  • DecoyOctorok - February 29, 2012 4:05 a.m.

    Come on, man. Spoilers have statute of limitations. Enough time has passed that that bit of information doesn't really count as a spoiler anymore.
  • Tom_Goulter - February 29, 2012 1:13 p.m.

    I don't want to be the one you come to when you're wondering what happens to Tony in the last episode of The Sopranos. Neither do you, because I have no effing idea.

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