Back when Microsoft first launched the Xbox, word was that the platform was just a trojan horse for getting into the living room - and owning it as a multimedia hub.
Now that gamers are watching movies and surfing the Web via the game systems, the future is now.
And Nintendo is on board.
Here's a bit of news about a service called PlayOn which expands your viewing options for the Wii:
"We are excited to announce that PlayOn officially supports the Nintendo Wii -- in Beta. That means the almost 25 million Wii owners can watch Hulu, Netflix, CBS, CNN, ESPN, Amazon VOD, YouTube, AdultSwim, Crackle and much more on their TV, from their couch, using their Wii Remote."
David Kushner is the author of many books, including Masters of Doom, Jonny Magic & the Card Shark Kids, Levittown, The Bones of Marianna, and Alligator Candy. A contributing editor of Rolling Stone, he has written for publications including The New Yorker, Vanity Fair, Wired, and The New York Times Magazine.