Here's the deal: My ps2 finally crapped out on me after like 5 years or something. That said - I have decided to stop being cheap and go ahead and make the leap to a next gen system. I will be using my standard 32" TV for the time being but I believe my girlfriend and I will be getting a HD tv sometime this summer. Blue ray is not that important to me as I have 300 something DVDs will no intention on going to blue ray unless the price goes down. I will mainly use the system to play sport games (Madden, NBA 2k, etc) but am interested about online gaming in shooter games. I was a huge fan of the SOCOM series on PS2 and have heard good things about the new game on ps3. Honestly - SOCOM is one of the reasons I am leaning towards a ps3. However - I do not mind paying for xBox live if it is really as good as it is claimed to be. I keep going back and forth between the 360 and ps3 as I want a good system with good games I would enjoy. I know I would enjoy the new SOCOM game but don't know if it's worth spending the extra hundred bucks or so to just have a ps3 for that purpose. Has anyone played the game that played the original socom series? Is it as good as I've heard? Is there something just as good for the 360? Basically this thread was created for one purpose - I want you to sell me on the system of your choice. I am completely torn on which system to go with, and I would like some fresh opinions. Thanks!