GameTrailers.com (I'm lovign that site more and more) just posted an E3 2006 Day 1 Roundtable discussing what they were seeing on the floor and what they thought of the conferences. A pretty good video I think; check it out let me know what you think. One of the guys involved in the discussion outlined my big problem with PS3 and I don't think I really realized it... In order for me to "buy in" to Sony's next generation I am forced to buy in to a bunch of other non-gaming related hardware I don't personally care about. Blu-ray, right there. I don't care about it at all and to enjoy Sony's new games I don't want to be forced to help them push their format, forced to participate in their war with HD-DVD when all I want to do is play some MGS, maybe some Final Fantasy, etc. I won't argue regarding what you get in terms of hardware and integration really seems worth the asking price, if that tech is something you want to buy, but I jsut feel they are asking to much of general consumers and gamers, such as myself, who care only about the games. People that do want all that extra stuff didn't like Microsoft's approach, while I did. They catered very well to the core audience and also made options available for those that want it. HD-DVD addon is a good example. It could have easily driven costs up $100 like Blu-ray has done to PS3, instead they opted to release that as an option for those that care. For people like me who don't, we aren't being forced to buy in to something that isn't specifically about gaming and something we don't care about. Anyway, that's my take... and eveidently at least one other person agrees according to that video.