Well it seems xbox owners really are as stupid as Microsoft think they all are, as their production company: Explosive Alan productions (I guess "we need more hair product and ecstasy" was already taken) reached their $10,000 target so they get to work on their -no doubt fuck awful- telly pilot so every commissioning editor in the land can all have a great laugh and give them the speech about how gaming doesn't work on TV.
However, to make use of the lovely HD cameras you, the British gamer paid for, they've been making video content for their youtube channel. Well, I say video content. It's really just Dan Maher and the other Inside Xbox cronies sat in his living room, sipping on a can of wife beater in his fucking socks. All in glorious HD mind. So your money has thus far, gone towards making a half arsed, video podcast called: Homework, in which they rely on the oldest chestnut in the hack games journo forest: user content!
It's great, you ask the audience for suggestions and thoughts on whatever game/genre you mention, they reply and they get a buzz out of their name being mentioned, while you get to pad out your video in between inane, hipster mewlings of how Big Trouble in Little China and They Live are crap, but Dead Snow is brilliant...Really? Fuck you a thousand times for your short sighted, worthless opinions. What God of culture and taste bestowed you, Dan Maher, the right to ponce money out of naive saps, so you can record you and your journo mates knocking back alcohol (seriously, is that product placement?) while you regale us with such cutting insights as "Oh, look at this film from 1987 looks rather out of time with today's productions doesn't it? LOOK Roddy Piper has a fucking mullet! HAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHA! Even though I look so eighties myself, I'm one pair of balloon pants away from looking like Phil Oakie"
Plus there's a preview of Sleeping Dogs- under the dubiously named playlist: "client work" so they're still keeping their foot in the glorified advert sector. Which is just as well, because by the look of their not very impressive viewing figures (you try and convince a commissioning editor you have a ready made audience with a audience with only 6,000 -dropping down to a little over 2,000 youtube views per video) the donated cash will only buy you so much hair gel. Just stick to what you're good at Dan. Sucking off publishers in the name of entertainment and scoring free booze with the knuckle draggers at OXM.com, at press events