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Yes, it finally has Wi-Fi

It's hard to believe that it's been nearly five years since the original Xbox 360 launched. The Xbox 360 hit the market a year ahead of the Nintendo Wii and PlayStation 3 and continues to do quite well in the marketplace. Thanks to a relatively healthy stable library of exclusive games and the second-to-none Xbox Live gaming service, gamers keep coming back for more despite years of RROD issues.

Over the years, the Xbox 360 has gone through a number of hardware changes. Advances in manufacturing technologies for GPU and CPU have resulted in smaller, cooler running chips; and HDMI output has made its way to the console. Storage capacities have been bumped, new colors have been added, and special editions have announced.

However, the basic design of the console has remained the same -- until now. Today at E3, Microsoft unveiled a new look for the Xbox 360.

The new Xbox 360 is smaller, sleeker, quieter and comes with an integrated 250GB hard drive (removable) and five USB ports (two in the front, three in the back). And yes folks, it FINALLY has built-in Wi-Fi (802.11n). It will be priced at $299 and will be in stores later this week.

According to Engadget, the current Xbox 360 Elite will drop down to $249 while the Xbox 360 Arcade will fall to $149.

In other Xbox 360 news, Microsoft today officially announced the Kinect accessory which captures full body motion for immersive gaming.


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RE: Xbox 720
By brokenaxiom on 6/16/2010 9:10:37 PM , Rating: 2
Microsoft is currently leading the console pack in the online platform sphere and will have total hardware dominance in 2012. Id tech 5 will run on the next Xbox and Doom 4 will be an Xbox exclusive release. Just watch E3 in 2011. We will see an oh so sexy new Xbox sitting up there looking fine.

RE: Xbox 720
By afkrotch on 6/16/2010 9:58:48 PM , Rating: 2
Did you just say Id? They are a crap company. Doom 3 and Quake 4 sucked ass and that whole stupid engine failed. Hence why pretty much everything runs off the Unreal Engine.

Hope Carmack gets hit by a car.

RE: Xbox 720
By brokenaxiom on 6/16/2010 10:51:15 PM , Rating: 2
have you seen the specs on Id tech 5?

It's the first in a very new age of FPS engines

RE: Xbox 720
By afkrotch on 6/16/2010 11:41:59 PM , Rating: 2
Yes, because reading a spec sheet is going to tell me exactly how awesome a game engine is going to be. Remember the awesome specs of the Crysis engine? How'd that work out?

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