In its final keynote at the Consumer Electronics Show, Microsoft announced that it’s inked a deal with News Corporation, bringing programming from FOX, The Wall Street Journal and IGN to the Xbox 360. Much like the console’s current YouTube and ESPN apps, this likely means you’ll have a dedicated channel through which The Simpsons, Peter Griffin, and, yes, even Bill O’Reilly will be living inside your Xbox 360.
It’s a shame that Microsoft didn’t announce any kind of Kinect compatibility for this FOX programming as it did for Sesame Street. I’d love to sit down face-to-face with O’Reilly and practice my Jon Stewart impersonation (We’d probably just cordially call each other idiots in a backhanded manner.) People say it’s my pronunciation of the word “meshugana” that really pulls it together.