It looks like Microsoft is saving a few cents by no longer including an HDMI cord when you purchase an Xbox 360 Elite. Call it cheap (which it is), but the penny-pinching maneuver goes along with rumors of the Elite dropping from $400 to $300. Nothing softens the blow of a $100 price drop like hording a giant stash of cords, after all. [Kotaku]
So, hopefully more people will learn that they can go on ebay to buy a $6 HDMI cable that will work just fine. On the other hand I bet Monster Cables payed Microsoft to stop supplying the HDMI cables because someone, somewhere, is bound to buy one of their overpriced pieces of garabge.