It has been years since I had a gaming console. I think the last console I owned was a Sega. I never wanted to bother with gaming ever since then because I'm just too busy with my day job and this forum. My biggest fear is that if I get into gaming I'll become so addicted that I will be irresponsible with everything else. What has changed my attitude? Last week on Opie and Anthony their guest was a person that helped design the upcoming Grand Theft Auto 4 due for release on April 29th. At first I could care less about the radio conversation, but slowly, I was drawn into this world of New York City where one could drive, explore, shoot people, etc. I asked my staff which system I should consider for gaming, the xBox 360 or PS3. I really wanted top-notch games, graphics, sound and online play with other people. The advice I got was that both systems were identical in graphics and sound. Though the PS3 had a BR player (I own one already), it was lacking in really good online play. In fact, from what I understand, the xBox exceeds in the online category. So, unless someone really hits it out of the ballpark with a reason to go PS3, I think I am going xBox Of course, I am looking for good arguments for both. Now, let's just say I am going xBox. Which one do I go with? Do I go with the BASIC CORE PACKAGE for $349? Do I go with the ARCADE BUNDLE for $279? Do I go with the ELITE BUNDLE for $449? Do these all come with cable to hook up to the TV? It was also suggested I pick up an extra wireless controller and battery recharger pack. Anything else I need? Now, the best part, what games do you recommend? I'm sort of into shooter stuff as well as Fantasy type stuff where you meet characters, have to find objects to get farther in the game, etc. Kind of in the spirit of Final Fantasy, Lara Croft and Kings Quest. Perhaps there are other cool games you could recommend. Yes, Call of Duty 4 will probably be on that list, too.