E3 2013: New 360 Console Available, Gold Perks Announced

Microsoft just announced a brand new version of the 360 console – looking slightly slimmer and “inspired by the Xbox One”. While it seems a bit odd to release another revision within two years of the last one, it makes sense to make a last-gen system seem a bit less archaic with a hardware change like this. Also, starting in July and going through to the Xbox One’s launch in November, Gold members will be able to download two free Games on Demand titles – with the first two announced ones being Assassin’s Creed II and Halo 3. Gold memberships will also carry over to the Xbox One.