As of today, my Xbox 360 can play and download HD movies – which meanes they land in better resolution than a standard DVD and I don’t have to put on clothes to go to Blockbuster or worry about kids scratching a rental disc. All this in the time it takes me to get a soda and nuke some popcorn, give or take. Microsoft today launched a whole new side of the 360 – it can do TV shows, music videos, demos, even whole games … shoot, it can do pretty much anything except get me some Ruffles and French Onion dip.

Which sound so nice right about now.

And now I read that the promotion with Burger King has started … they’ve got $3.99 Xbox 360 mini-games for sale at the resturants … how great is that?