9 things you may actually hate about the new Xbox 360 S

Microsoft's newly angular funbox has improved, but makes some hardcore-unfriendly sacrifices

We love the Xbox 360. Its controller is the best ever, it has the best online features, and the way it compresses our gaming careers into a single number is both exhilarating and infuriating. And we love the new Xbox 360 S as well, with its smaller size, race car looks, and much quieter fan. But after some time with it, we’ve noticed a few things that could stand to be enhanced even more, as well as a few “improvements” that simply aren’t. These quibbles won’t matter to everyone, but if they’re important to you, think twice before pulling the trigger on this new hotness.


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