Xbox 360 redesigned and available now

At this year’s Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), Microsoft had several new game announcements, but the remodeled Xbox 360 stole the buzz of the conference.

Dubbed the Xbox 360 Slim, the new redesigned system sports several new features including a new, sleek outer casing.

MCCC student, Tim Green, a former GameStop employee, said he thinks the new system should be considered quite the upgrade.

“It just looks like how a next-gen system should look like,” he said.

Other than the new look, the updated system includes a 250GB hard drive, built-in wireless network adapter and touch-sensitive face buttons. The outer casing has additional cooling vents on both sides, adding a new visual flair.

A dedicated port for Microsoft’s Kinect, a motion-sensing camera set for a holiday release, has been added to the rear of the console as well.

Green thinks the $299 price tag is perfect for newcomers to the Xbox 360, as well as people looking to upgrade older consoles.

“Granted it’s about time for most of the new features, I overall think it’s a worthwhile price,” he said.

“Here today, ready for tomorrow,” touts Microsoft’s new marketing campaign for the Slim, which is available in stores now at a suggested retail price of $299.99.