The next iteration of Microsoft's Xbox may be a real game-changer for consumers' living rooms.
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office granted the software giant a patent on December 27 for an "integrated gaming and media experience," in which content could be recorded on a gaming console.
Here's the essence of patent No. 8,083,593 according to the USPTO abstract:
A digital video recorder (DVR) application running alongside a television client component allows users to record media content on the gaming console. The DVR application also integrates itself with the console menu. Once integrated, … Read more