More XBox 360 news from E3: Microsoft has announced the new XBox 360 Slim model. Being slim doesn’t mean they cut corners and lost some features, in fact they gained a few. Built in Wi-Fi (802.11n for fast transfers), 250GB Hard Drive, and a beautiful shiny black case. Price? Unchanged: $299.
With the brand new Xbox 360 announcement, Microsoft also surprised everyone by saying the new console will begin shipping this week in the U.S., and everyone attending the Microsoft E3 press announcement will have it shipped out today. For folks in the UK and Europe the new Xbox will be available on July 16.