Xbox 360 owners will be getting a shiny new dashboard update on November 17th that includes features like Twitter, Facebook, Last.FM and the Zune video store. Also in the update will be a "News and More" section on Inside Xbox with feeds from MSNBC, The New Yorker and comics from Dilbert.
So while the update doesn't have too much of an affect on your gaming experience, it certainly adds to the social and cooperative experience of Xbox Live.
Not to be outdone by the Xbox, Sony is planning their own Facebook app - as Eurogamer has confirmed today. Leaked shots of the app hit the internet the day prior, and speculation ran rampant. More information is coming "very shortly" on the update, though we have to wonder, is it really needed on the PS3? After all, the system has a web browser.