It's been nearly four weeks since fans of The Guild saw the music video "Do You Wanna Date My Avatar", along with a taste of the first episode of season three, at Comic-Con in San Diego.
Now, the wait is over, The Guild is poised to take over the internet with the premiere of season three. We will finally find out what happens after Codex and her Guild meet the new Big Bad, the Axis of Anarchy, while waiting for a new version of their favorite RPG game.
Oh, you do have an X-Box to download the episode, right?
What do you mean, what X-Box?
Yes, just as X-Box owners got a preview of the music video, they also get to see new episodes of The Guild first, while those who don't have to wait a week later.
It's similar to the Brits getting to see Torchwood: Children of Earth two weeks before we do.
It goes without saying that The Guild is worth waiting for, whether you're a gamer or not. The point is, the fact X-Box owners will see the show first may be a sign of the future.
It may not be long before having X-Box Live will be just like having HBO.
When the X-Box was created, it wasn't supposed to be just a video game system. It's also an entertainment center where you can get TV shows, web video and movies downloaded for your TV. Just check the X-Box Live website, and you'll be surprised how many TV shows you can download, from network shows to cable. This is what's known as a "killer ap" that is supposed to be the final factor that makes you decide to buy an X-Box.
Playstation 3, made by Sony, has a different "killer ap": you can play Blu-Ray DVDs on it. It can also download movies, but its selection of TV shows is much smaller. That is surprising because if they include web video from Crackle.com, it would get closer to the selection of X-Box Live.
So, while I am a bit disappointed Guild Day for the Not-X-Box people is September first, we'll still be waiting with antici..............................pation over the first big clash between the Axis and Codex's gang. The trailer for the new season is, well, right here at this link. Widespread embedding is not allowed right now.
Seems like there's going to be rifts o'plenty within the Guild before they finally unite to battle the Axis...and they better do that, too. That Wil Wheaton is a sneaky-looking guy (at least on the show)
My advice: keep away from spoilers, except maybe the trailer.
If you're tempted, hug your Playstation, or Wii.
UPDATE! I heard from Alan D at Whedonesque that only X-Box Gold members see the season premiere a week ahead than everyone else, but after that we all get the rest of the season at the same time.
However, if you worry about the Guild, and whether they can survive, hug your Playstation and Wii anyway.
I still stand by my belief X-Box Live could be the next HBO. It all depends on web video and when it takes over.