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Edited by Robopengy

@evanbower: Forgot two

http://www.giantbomb.com/videos/cracking-open-the-mw2-prestige-edition/2300-1621/

http://www.giantbomb.com/videos/giant-bomb-mailbag-crate-barrel-edition/2300-1580/?comment_page=4

Posted by ObsideonDarman

It's definitely an Xbox.

Posted by RaidenMitsuru

Wow pretty shocking how unchanged it is from the S in terms of size.

Posted by Angouri

@hib said:

for the love of Christ, get an image stabilized camera!!!!!!

THIS! Or get Ryan checked for Parkinson's because the camera makes me motion sick!

Edited by schreiberty

@nekuctr: its probably made of cheaper parts, like Jeff said, so when the Xbone comes out they can significantly drop the price. It wouldnt make sense to drop the price now because there will still be many 360 sales between now and November.

Edited by Dethfish

I think it's kind of nuts that this is $299. I only payed like $50 more last year for the Gears Xbox, which has more benefits than this.

Also, what was the point of this new design? It doesn't seem that much smaller and the S was already pretty quiet, so I don't understand what has been improved.

Posted by Rorie

Composite cables in the year 2013. What's the world coming to?

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Posted by ThreeRoneC

At this point I would thing they would just make a stripped 360 for $99 that just plays games. Idk who would pay $300 for this, this late.

Posted by TorMasturba

This makes sense if they're gonna significantly reduce the price, but why the hell did it launch at this current price? That's so dumb! And I'll bet (knowing next to nothing about hardware engineering myself, admittedly) that in the hands of Sony or Apple engineers, this thing could be like, a third the size. I mean, aren't the newest, bleeding-edge smartphones about as powerful as a 360 at this point? I mean, I know that's active vs. passive cooling, and the 360 needs a fan, but still.

They're probably approaching the pricing structure this way so they can make a bunch of extra cash selling it for the same price with cheaper internal hardware as older consoles that are still in stock so people don't suddenly stop buying the older models and leave games store and microsoft with a tonne of spare hardware sitting around that won't shift out of their warehouses.

Then further down the line when they do need to compete with the expected PS3 price drops they can do so no problem.
Besides if they price drop now that will force Sony to go even lower than them to still compete and in turn MS will have to reduce their prices again quite quickly to match them pretty closely. Sure that's good for us but no one would do that at the detriment of their own profit.

Edited by Milkman

Have fun at dinner.

Edited by Karmann

External power supply? Seriously? Ugh.

Posted by Spitznock

What does the E stand for? O.o

Posted by Nictel

@isomeri said:

Why won't someone think of all the component gamers?

We have a system for gamers with component. It is called X-Box.

Posted by ZmillA

Geez this thing is still 300 bucks? MS is rolling in dough

Posted by Dberg

@mrsmiley said:

@jz said:

Seriously you still have to buy your own damn HD cables?

Seriously. An HDMI cable costs $5 on Amazon, which means it costs what, like a $1 wholesale? Ridiculous that you still have to buy your own.

Consoles are like time capsules. They're a photo freeze frame of outdated hardware and specs from the time they were first made. It stands to reason that whoever produces and ships these things are stuck in the same bubble and don't really get why you'd expect stuff like HDMI cables to be included.

Just the same, the xb1 will still be shipping in 2023 with the stuff it gets in 2013. No holovision implant. No introverted laser cords. Just plain old 2013 tech.

Edited by xxNBxx

@pillclinton: you want to pay bleeding edge prices for a super slim 360 or you want a cheap fat one?

I am sure that as soon as XB1 is out this will go down in price big time.

Posted by Oginam

@nekuctr: It has cheaper parts and there is no sense in price dropping it right now with a new console launch in November. They want to price drop the 360 then, so that would mean dropping the price twice in a 6 month period which is just a headache and could be seen as "tricking" consumers into thinking a price drop now IS the holiday price drop. It will look better to drop the price on the 360 when the Xbox1 launches and it gives retail time to get the S models off shelves so there will only be this new model and the Xbox1 on shelves for the holidays.

And with most if not all of the games for this holiday being "split-gen", the 360 will still see a lot of sales this year, probably even more than the Xbox1 unless that has a subsidy announced for it.

Posted by MormonWarrior

@jeff Do you know what the audio out situation is on that thing? I use an adapter and red/white RCA cables to hook the Elite into my speakers. Does this come with an adapter or anything?

Posted by chiablo

Why does this thing even exist? The only thing I can think of is that Microsoft decided that they needed more market confusion.

Edited by thornie

@angouri said:

@hib said:

for the love of Christ, get an image stabilized camera!!!!!!

THIS! Or get Ryan checked for Parkinson's because the camera makes me motion sick!

I find it kind of funny that they had Joey and Drew using Steadycam gear all throughout E3 to get that nice smooth professional look as they filmed the show floor, yet can't spring for a decent camera to do these little pop up segments. I guess it adds to the whole "we don't give a fuck" vibe to the site. *shrugs* I don't know.

Posted by Eojay

@matoyak said:

@ntm said:

That price is way too much, no matter what version of 360 it is. Furthermore, not that it's all that different, but I still use the white 360 controllers. I've never had the black one. The only time I've ever held the black ones was when I went over to my cousins house. I'm not asking this as if no one still uses it, but who still uses AV cables?

People who record things from their Xbox's (HDMI has some kind of DRM spec thingymabob in it that prevents recording, iirc), and people like me who still have their launch era 360s. Mine doesn't have an HDMI port. Unrelated: It sounds like a jet airplane taking off in my room every time I turn it on.

It's the PS3 that had HDCP issues for recording over HDMI, 360 is fine for recording gameplay.

Posted by SecularBaron

I prefer my 360 to sound like a jet engine. As far as i'm concerned that's what games sound like now.

Posted by radioactivez0r

So they basically removed a whole bunch of functionality, kept the same price oh and also there isn't any bundle with this one? Snap up those 360 S's while they're out there, I guess. I'm still rolling my Pro.

Posted by NateDogg

I love how the opened bottled soda is right there.. just waiting to be tipped over.

Edited by BestUsernameEver

I thought Giant Bomb didn't do unboxing videos...

They've done a few actually, with the 3DSXL, Super slim ps3, this one, and I think I'm missing another. They don't really ever do an unboxing of a first run system, they only do second run or slim versions to show viewers the size differences and if it feels cheap ect..

Posted by Sharpshooter

If they really are getting rid of capacitive controls then that means I can finally turn on my plasma sphere. I can't turn it on in the same room as my xbox or ps3 because it causes them to turn on and off and eject randomly.

Posted by Matoyak

@cwjoe said:

@matoyak said:

@ntm said:

That price is way too much, no matter what version of 360 it is. Furthermore, not that it's all that different, but I still use the white 360 controllers. I've never had the black one. The only time I've ever held the black ones was when I went over to my cousins house. I'm not asking this as if no one still uses it, but who still uses AV cables?

People who record things from their Xbox's (HDMI has some kind of DRM spec thingymabob in it that prevents recording, iirc), and people like me who still have their launch era 360s. Mine doesn't have an HDMI port. Unrelated: It sounds like a jet airplane taking off in my room every time I turn it on.

It's the PS3 that had HDCP issues for recording over HDMI, 360 is fine for recording gameplay.

Ah, cool. Good to know. :)

Posted by Korwin

Seems completely pointless to me.

Posted by MideonNViscera

It was Gears and Halo and Star Wars and maybe MW3 versions that had 320g, Ryan. I have the Gears one and I bet Gamestop won't pay me extra for the extra 70 gigs haha

Posted by eccentrix

Why would you want the disc tray button right next to the power button?

Edited by thatdutchguy

So this is that new Xbox everyone is talking about !?

Posted by Matoyak

@buckybit said:

I am buying 3 TB HDD drives almost weekly for my PC these days.

Holy smokes. What are you doing that you need to be buying 3TB HDDs weekly for? (Also, that isn't exactly cheap. 110 USD is the cheapest 3TB I've seen [new at any rate]) If you're paying for all the data that's filling those up, I have a paypal account you can drop a few bucks into, if you'd like to get rid of some of that money in a different way.

Posted by jimmyfenix

If you dont want to use a HD TV we had a device for you its called the xbox 360 - Jeff Mattrick

Posted by mrcraggle

Why would anyone buy this? It's way overpriced and it doesn't come with any games like the current S does for the same price. Furthermore, in just a few months the PS4 will be out which is only $100 more.

I also wish the guys would do something with a camera for the office. Ryans little Flip just doesn't cut it when you can see the quality of video they can put together as seen in the E3 stuff. The video is shaky and really struggles in low-light. Use some of that CBSi money and just buy a little micro four thirds.

Posted by DJJoeJoe

@jz said:

Seriously you still have to buy your own damn HD cables?

HDMI is like a buck on monoprice, most people I know have hdmi cables just laying around cause they are so cheap and used for everything.

Posted by Dark_Lord_Spam

The Microsoft console that's offline for his/her pleasure!

Posted by myketuna
@mrsmiley said:

@jz said:

Seriously you still have to buy your own damn HD cables?

Seriously. An HDMI cable costs $5 on Amazon, which means it costs what, like a $1 wholesale? Ridiculous that you still have to buy your own.

@jz said:

@mrsmiley: I already have some HDMI cables, but still those three wires are like three middle fingers.

Thank you for making burst out laughing in class for a second. Now people are looking at me.

But you're both fucking right.

Posted by JZ
Edited by EricSmith

@somejerk: I've never seen a goofier design than the new Mac Pro. They take inspiration from subway garbage cans.

Edited by ptys

Did he say $299? Would have thought considering the size they could at least get it cheaper. Who does Microsoft's industrial design... the Surface, Xbox 360 and Xbox One are all way to clumsy looking? I'd def. go Wii U over this at that price point.

Posted by Voxus

Time to Vinny: 7:40

Edited by Winsord

This thing seems really dumb. I even actually prefer how the S is styled. The PS3 Super Slim seemed dumb to me when it came out, but at least it had some real differences from the reg Slim. I would understand more if this was coming out at $250 for the 250GB, but it doesn't seem like they're going to do that until console launch at this point.

Edited by antime

The lack of a Toslink port is a bummer, since that's what many gaming headsets use.

Edited by PillClinton

Why would anyone buy this? It's way overpriced and it doesn't come with any games like the current S does for the same price. Furthermore, in just a few months the PS4 will be out which is only $100 more.

Wow, when you put it that way, this is absolutely insane. Maybe not for them, but for anyone actually willing to pay for this.

Posted by I_Stay_Puft

Is their any origin story as to why Ryan has a picture of Ronald Reagan on his desk?

Posted by vinone

"If you don't want to use an HD TV we have a solution for you, it's called the Xbox 360."

Posted by Dan_CiTi

Looks like what the S should have been, minus the no component or HDMI included thing. I'd get one if I needed.

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Edited by Nekroskop

Wow! It's fucking nothing!

Now with 30% more RRoD and a new, new price!

Posted by Reisz

Man, Arby's new in house potato chips are pretty good you guys.

Posted by Dawgs4Life

Why didn't y'all try and set it up without an internet connection? I want to be proven that this new model doesn't require internet!!

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