Microsoft’s XBox site has published a document that shows how to turn the XBox 360 gaming device into an iPod accessory:

“We’re happy to report that the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system works with MP3 music files on Apple iPod portable audio players, right out of the box. Just connect your iPod’s USB cable into any controller port on your Xbox 360 console, then go to the Media area of the Xbox Dashboard to select or create a playlist.”

However, it doesn’t look like it will play iTunes files, given that “Xbox 360 is compatible only with AAC files that are not protected by DRM.” We knew there’d be a catch…

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