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Photos: Xbox's coming-out party

No more speculation needed, game fans. Microsoft is officially showing off the Xbox 360.

Xbox's coming-out party

The redesigned Xbox 360 pales in comparison to the darker original. The new case is the work of San Francisco-based Astro Studios and Japanese design house Hers Experimental Design Laboratory.

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Xbox 360

Xbox's coming-out party

Gamers will be able to attach interchangeable faces to the Xbox 360, allowing them to customize the look of their consoles. They'll also be able to change the look of the software menus.

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Xbox 360

Xbox's coming-out party

Xbox 360 offers a removable and upgradeable 20GB hard drive for game saves, file downloads, and storage of pictures, music and movies. A player will be able to take games and other media saved on his or her hard drive to a friend's house.

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Xbox 360

Xbox's coming-out party

Slots for memory cards are located on the front of the console. Cards will be available in 64MB sizes, although the removable hard drive can usually serve the same function as a memory card.

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Xbox 360 memory