Just a quick question to see if I have any fellow gamers around here. It can be anything from a video game hooked to the TV, a game on the computer, online gaming, etc. I don't play as much as I used to, but I recently got a good deal on a used Gamecube on half.com. It doesn't seem to be that big of a leap from Nintendo64, but my 4-year-old is doing a heck of a good job with hand/eye coordination moving Mario around the screen. I'm not into "wars" between competing game systems. It's been my opinion that you buy a game console for the *games* available for it, not technical reasons. I own all the Nintendo consoles going back to the original...and to get the Sonic the Hedgehog games, I still have a Sega Genesis console. I've looked at the others (PS2, Xbox), but I'm not into the type of games they sell for them. And if I want online gaming, I'll go back to the computer. Recent favorite computer game: Roller Coaster Tycoon 2 (a very addicting game for Rudy). I recently picked up a SimCity3000 and a Tiger Woods golf game, since both were on clearance for about $8. I'm afraid to get into some of the online games, like the card games at Yahoo. I could see spending many hours there. I do enjoy some of the games at the Shockwave site ( http://www.shockwave.com ). The 3D Pool game is really nice, and I enjoy mostly the "puzzle" games. The game Collapse, especially, is very addicting. One of my favorites is probably no longer online. Berkeley Systems (who used to make the After Dark screen savers) had a live online game called Acrophobia, where you competed against others to come up with the most clever acronym. You'd be given a series of letters and a subject, and 60 seconds to think up a winning acronym. You could not vote on your own, but you voted for your favorite of the other contestants. Great fun while it lasted! One of these days I'll have a large screen TV. Would like a big front projector to get some life-sized action. The Gamecube uses Dolby ProLogic II (which works fine on my Sony ES receiver with the older ProLogic)...it's neat to hear some of the baddies approaching from behind.