And all for one simple reason: the SBS On-Demand app — available on both Xbox One and PS4 — is streaming every single game of the 2014 World Cup.
Every. Single. Match.
Not just the main matches. Not just the matches where Australia is taking part. All of the matches. I can pick and choose. I can wake up in the morning and watch matches that took place while I was sleeping. SBS has the rights for all of the World Cup. ALL OF IT.
This is amazing. This changes everything.
As a Scottish person living in Australia, the World Cup has always been tough on me. I love to watch all the games I can, but time differences make it difficult. This time round the SBS deal is like living in paradise. I literally cannot believe it. The future is here. I am about to shed tears of actual joy.
It is insane. You can pause. You can rewind matches. You can do whatever the hell you want to do.
This is the future. This is the real deal.
I am so excited. For the next month, video games can bugger off. Both of my consoles just became World Cup machines.