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Post by trog @ 12:14pm 15/06/10 | 26 Comments
Steve and Dan just finished at a special Microsoft event at E3 showing off the new Xbox 360. They actually got to check out the finished product complete in box form, so they've whipped up a quick unbox video giving you a tour of this shiny new black version that has been unveiled today. Download or stream it now directly from AusGamers!









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MatchFixah
Posted 12:36pm 15/6/10
Call me cynical but i wanted to see it RROD.

Nice video and Steve is so dreamy.
Mantorok
Posted 12:39pm 15/6/10
Loved the "Where's the HDMI?" comment.
groganus
Posted 12:44pm 15/6/10
now sell the box for the xbox360 slim on ebay for phat lewts,
Mattressi
Posted 12:50pm 15/6/10
Man, E3 must have been pretty boring if this is a highlight. It's "new" because it has a bigger hard drive and wifi? I can't even buy a hard drive that small for my computer down at the local computer store (dead serious) and built in wifi should have been there from the get-go (I've seen friends who've bought huge ethernet cables plus links just to hook their bloody 360 to the internet!).

I'm going to go install a new hard drive and a wifi network card in my computer and and see if I can make it to E3 in time to unveil it to the world!
Mantorok
Posted 12:55pm 15/6/10
E3 hasn't even started, this is from the press conference.
trillion
Posted 01:17pm 15/6/10
ohhh dipped in shiny
Plastic
Posted 01:20pm 15/6/10
The GPU and CPU have been combined on a single chip which means cooler boards and cheaper manufacturing. Also the Natal (Kinect) will be powered by USB for this model of the console while older models will require a power cord. The only downside is the HDD has been changed so Xbox 360's HDD can't plug into Xbox 360S because of the new design.

This is a smart move from MS (Similar to Sony's PS3 Slim) adding some extra features and making it overall quieter/economical thereby extending the life of this generation.
FaceMan
Posted 03:31pm 15/6/10
its on Fox 8 right now !
breno
Posted 03:42pm 15/6/10
Sweet, good timing, i'm looking at getting an Xbox sometime next year.
Sc00bs
Posted 03:48pm 15/6/10
could they try any harder to make it look like a ps3...
MoSFXx
Posted 05:04pm 15/6/10
I can see it now 'EB Special on launch: Trade your Xbox 360 + 10 games + $200 for the New XBOX 360S'
BoDGie
Posted 05:45pm 15/6/10
could they try any harder to make it look like a ps3...


Apart from it being black - what makes it look like a ps3?
Basket
Posted 05:52pm 15/6/10
i enjoyed the e3 thing didn't find it boring, the dance thing did look cool since they had some decent dancers though i agree the add was appalling.
Dan
Posted 06:06pm 15/6/10
Funniest part about this was (unfortunately after we'd shutdown the camera and been asked to wrap up and pack up) was Steve went to stand it up sideways while the disc was still reading and it made the old familiar scraaaaape sound, it was so loud and I don't think anyone is going to be playing through that copy of Alan Wake again.

In short, the disc scratching issue has not been resolved. It definitely runs heaps quieter though, in terms of both case fans and optical drive noise.
weedy
Posted 07:17pm 15/6/10
I talked to a friend today about the slim 360... i made a joke that now when it RROD it requires less towels to get it working again ;)
greenstuff
Posted 07:30pm 15/6/10
EB already priced it... $449.00, July 2010.
crazymorton
Posted 07:36pm 15/6/10
looks nice. I'll be entering the AusGamers comp to win one. (hint hint)

like the sleek new look and glossy black. awesome!
groganus
Posted 07:41pm 15/6/10
In short, the disc scratching issue has not been resolved.


I get that maybe the general public may not know it, but isn't it common sense not to move a disc reader while a disc is in it.. like didn't old cd players have warnings to that effect on it ect,
MoSFXx
Posted 10:47pm 15/6/10
EB already priced it... $449.00, July 2010.


How do they get $299 USD to $449?
MatchFixah
Posted 10:50pm 15/6/10
It's EB, over charging and ripping off customers is part of their policy.
groganus
Posted 10:57pm 15/6/10
$449 is Microsoft RRP as far as i can tell.
Midda
Posted 11:33pm 15/6/10
Funniest part about this was (unfortunately after we'd shutdown the camera and been asked to wrap up and pack up) was Steve went to stand it up sideways while the disc was still reading and it made the old familiar scraaaaape sound, it was so loud and I don't think anyone is going to be playing through that copy of Alan Wake again.

It's pretty bloody retarded to move any sort of disc-reader while it's doing it's thing, though.
FaceMan
Posted 11:33pm 15/6/10
The guy on the FOX8 show said it will sell for exactly the current price of the x-box 360.
parabol
Posted 12:55am 16/6/10
fyi, JB just slashed about $150 off both their Elite bundles in preparation.
Trauma
Posted 01:11am 16/6/10
I dunno what the price of an Xbox is face but just cuz some guy in the states says it will be the same price does not mean it will be so in Aus, just look at our current pricing for gaming related s***.
Martz
Posted 06:17am 16/6/10
G19 Keyb at Harvey Norman goes for $400, my jaw dropped..

I'm pretty sure Sony went from a console that is glossy and has touch sensitive buttons to a matte console with actual buttons lol...

Also what's with all this f*****g rehashing, give me a new f*****g console! graphics on current gen consoles are s*** :(
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