Viva la Freebox Revolution in gaming

Ah, how we envy the French.

No, not for their Croque Monsieurs, their Champagne, their amazing coastlines or their "je ne sais quoi" attitude - but because they can get access to the Freebox v6 Revolution, and all of the goodies that come with it.

The Freebox v6, it is the latest set-top box of wonder from French ISP Free. Not only does it have an 802.11n Wi-Fi module on board to beam your broadband about, it also packs a 250GB HDD, a Blu-ray drive, a web-browser, can stream live television, and it even comes with a gyroscopic remote control and a games controller.

And now, Gameloft has revealed that it is on board for the v6 Revolution with HD games.

The games will be available after the box gets its official release, and there will be five titles to choose from; Asphalt 5, N.O.V.A. - Near Orbit Vanguard Alliance, Real Football 2011 and Let’s Golf! 2.

"We are pleased to be partnered with Free, who similar to our approach, understand how to anticipate technological advances to offer interesting products and services that meet the criteria of easy access, high appeal and quality expected by the consumer", said Michel Guillemot, president of Gameloft.

"The new Freebox is the most powerful triple-play box to date. Housing the latest Intel processor, the Atom CE4100, it allows the development of games in high definition, never seen on the market before. We are confidant that this new generation of games available on the new Freebox will be quickly adopted by the general public".

The games will cost between 4.99 euros and 6.99 euros and will be joined in the future by more titles including Modern Combat: Domination, Hero of Sparta 2 and Brain Challenge.

UK ISPs - the bar has been raised.