The price of Microsoft's Xbox 360 Elite console is expected to get a $100 price cut any day now, but Kotaku noticed Microsoft is no longer providing HDMI cables with these consoles. Only composite cables are included, so people who want to enjoy HD quality will easily have to cough up an additional $30.
Thing is, I got my Elite years ago. If you plan on picking one up in the future, you won't be so lucky, as several GameStop employees have told us new models of the hardware hitting stores across the US (new box pictured) no longer ship with a HDMI cable. In fact, they don't even ship with component cables either, just some SD composite cables, meaning anyone with an HDTV is going to have to pay a little extra. An HD tax, if you will.