Amazon Prime available on Xbox!

Well this is certainly big news for Netflix’s biggest competitor. Amazon Prime, which is Amazon’s streaming movie service is now available via the Xbox. It was also recently announced that it was available on the PS3. I assume the Wii is next and maybe Apple TV? I am still bummed that I cannot watch it via my iPad or Android phone.

For those that do not know Amazon Prime is $79 a year. In addition to streaming video, you get free 2 day shipping on most amazon products (anything that is eligible for free $25 shipping you would get free 2 day), and you get one free Kindle book a month (to rent only). It actually a really good deal for those that use Amazon. And if you are a student or mother you even get a cheaper rate.

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Microsoft giving away xbox 360 when you buy a windows machine for school

This is a pretty cool offer for students. Buy a laptop, get an xbox 360. Here are the details:

“Students. PCs. Free Xbox 360. The Redmond team’s at it yet again. Similar to last year’s deal, Microsoft’s hooking students up with a 4GB Xbox 360 if they drop some cash on one of its Windows machines. It’s simple: shell out over $699 on a PC, or $599 if you’re in Canada, and you’ll be walking out with a shiny new console free of charge — naturally, you’ll have to do so at participating shops such as Best Buy, Fry’s, Newegg, Staples, The Source and, of course, Microsoft’s own stores. The promo is set to kick off here in the States on May 20th, while those living in the True North can take advantage of it starting today. And before you ask — yes, you will need to show your scholar credentials to get in on the bargain.”


Minecraft coming to xbox 360!

Very exciting news. This is one game that has been making its way into classroom across the nation. I will be using this game in my Gaming and Simulation class next spring! It will be on xbox May 9th for $20. I do think that price is a little steep though.