Sports fans should head straight home and download the pending update for ESPN on Xbox. No, this is not a drill.

A bottomless pit of new video sports content is now available for Xbox LIVE Gold users in the form of an updated ESPN on Xbox. Once you’ve procured the new update you’ll have access to all of ESPN’s programming including ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN3, and more including SportsCenter -although we can’t wrap our brains around just why we should be excited for that last bit, (unless Major League Gaming is a sport, we’re clueless to the entire genre of entertainment).

Additionally Major Nelson has also let the cat out of the bag on new Xbox SmartGlass features coming for ESPN and NBA coverage as well, though we’ve got no other details than their launch window of “December”.

As with all live and enhanced television on Xbox LIVE outside of Xbox Video, you’ll need an external subscription to a cable provider to reap the newly added benefits.

Editors Note: We’ve clarified the new features stance as they relate to your cable or satellite provider.