So it all started when I was looking at a Roku player for Netflix streaming, and realized for an extra $50 I could get a Blu-Ray player that does the same thing, plus replaces my broken DVD player (saving me $40) and of course plays Blu-Ray discs if I ever want to. Then I started looking at the PS3 which can do all of that, plus streams my nearly 400 ripped DVDs, effectively giving me a second AppleTV for the other room (no more moving the ATV up and down stairs anymore, yay!) for a little over $100 more - which is less than getting another AppleTV. Oh and it plays games, which I like when I have time. So I think I will be picking one up after this holiday season wraps up. I haven't played any games in over 2 years, and it was Wii before that, so lets just say I've never played a PS3 and I haven't played any cross-platform games that were released after the PS3 was. I expect by this time there should be a pretty decent selection of older games that I can pick up fairly cheap... what are your recommendations? I tend to distrust game reviewers, but the titles I've read good things about in my little looking are Modern Warfare (1 and 2, but 1 is down to the $30 range now, so might as well start there) and Assassin's Creed (again, 1 being the budget option at this point). My gaming time is pretty limited these days, so I'd like to stick to games which -aren't too long (say 20 hours max, but 10-12 being good) -can be played with week long plus gaps between sessions (so nothing where it is hard to figure out what you are supposed to be doing when you get back to it - I love and hate Zelda games for this reason) -cheap ($30 and under, used is OK) -split screen co-op is a plus, as is online play which allows me to jump in for an hour and have a quick bit of fun. -I like shooters, both FPS and 3rd person action type games, light puzzling, action-RPGs which are to the point and don't run on for 60 hours (Fable was pretty fun, for example)... but I'm open to suggestions.