Yes, I have been living under a rock when it comes to the current gen. of consoles and thus need some advice/info about the 360. After a few days of trying to find this info on the net I came up with nothing. Maybe I was just not looking in the right places? I am mainly buying the 360 for Halo 3, but I am sure I will pick up others as time goes by. I know I need to buy 360 (getting the $350 system) but what else do I need to get for me to play Halo 3 and other games online? Does the included Xbox Live silver package allow online play? If not then what kind of money am I looking at for Xbox Live? Originally I was looking at a refurbished system through EB Games, but it seems that they no longer have them listed. Does the 3-year red-ring-of-death warranty through Microsoft extend to systems that are refurbished and sold through companies such as EB? Thanks for the help!