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As, Facebook And Zune Go Live On Xbox, Sony Preps Social Features For PS3

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*Microsoft* rolled out a slew of new social features for the Xbox 360 today, making its already popular Xbox LIVE network a much more comprehensive source of entertainment. The upgrade lets people post status updates to Twitter and Facebook, view and share photos, and even stream music from The company first told gamers the features were coming back at E3; now — four months later — comes news that PS3 owners will also get Facebook connectivity, including status updates and automatic posts of their gameplay, when Sony (NYSE: SNE) launches its next software upgrade.

But more about what has come to the Xbox 360: It