Ok, the wife and I have "agreed" to $400 for an xbox. The good news is that I have a $50 gift certificate, which gets me the console for $150. Other necessities are HiDef AV pack ($20), optical cable ($30), and second controller ($40). Are there any significant differences between controllers? Ok, that leaves ~$160 for games, so basically 3. What should I start with? These first games will likely have to last me through the summer, as the remainder of our disposable cash is going towards a vacation. I currently have a game cube, with the following titles: Rogue Leader, Resident Evil, Super Smash Bros, Luigi's Mansion, Super Monkey Ball, WaveRace, Gauntlet, and Extreme G something or other. That should give some idea of my interests, although I haven't really played consoles since the SNES days so I'm not sure what I'm missing. My first take on Xbox games would be Halo and some of the Star Wars games, but I'm willing to be persuaded otherwise... Opinions greatly appreciated!