Microsoft Announces Partnership Between Xbox Live and ESPN

espnOK, so I’m a pretty jaded gamer, but a huge announcement, to me, was just made at Microsoft’s E3 press conference. They pulled the curtain back on a partnership with ESPN to have live and on-demand programming from the Worldwide Leader’s ESPN3 service over Xbox Live. ESPN personalities Josh Elliott and Trey Wingo made the announcement, and they said more than 3500 live events would be available for viewing in the first year.

This would be gasp-worthy to me if it were available for a nominal fee, since I pretty much only watch ESPN, and I leave it on 24 hours a day.┬áBut it’s better than gasp-worthy, because all the ESPN functionality will come at no cost to Xbox Live Gold members. Really. I mean, holy s**t. I feel like this validates my sticking with the 360 despite having eight of them fail on me. I might just say goodbye to cable now.

Hey, Microsoft, you’re doing it right!

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