Microsoft has put an end to some speculation of a spruced up Xbox 360 that would keep up with similar efforts by the other console makers during their announcements at E3. After the Wii went black, something the Xbox has already done, Microsoft seems to have followed after Sony with what one could call a new slim version of the Xbox 360 console, and although smaller, it really takes on more of a stealth fighter look with some angular geometric tweaks and a new gloss black finish. More importantly, the changes are not merely cosmetic attempts to invigorate sales, but include some significant feature upgrades like a built in connection for the upcoming Kinect, formerly known as project Natal. And many of these upgrades eliminate some of the more egregious accessory money grabs of the earlier console, but perhaps adds some new ones as well.
Discuss "Xbox 360 to Take on a New Form, Natal Becomes Kinect" here. Read the article.
I wish they upgraded the ethernet port to gigabit... but wireless N is a nice touch.
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