I had a 60 gig launch PS3. It was loud. Not as loud as my launch 360, but still loud. My PS3 died so I replaced it with a PS3 Slim (the type where the disc still slides into the front) and it's been comparatively quiet. Sometimes I don't even realize it's on.
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RPG - Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic. I've played it numerous times since it came out and I still love the characters and the game play. It would be number-one on my wishlist for a next-gen/HD update.
JRPG - Dragon Quest V: Hand of the Heavenly Bride (DS version). The story is grand and also personal, but what I really love is the dialogue. Practically everyone has something funny to say.
Now, I've probably logged more hours in Skyrim than either of these, but the Skyrim I love is not the Skyrim Bethesda solely made. It is the one refined by so many talented creative-types out there who love the game and make cool stuff for it.
Americans can't hate something they don't give a damn about.
The truth of the matter is soccer is very popular in the United States as a school-age participation sport. However it seems that most kids who grow up playing soccer abandon it as they grow older. It's not something they continue to watch on TV after they stop playing. Instead, American football, basketball, baseball, NASCAR and to a lesser extent, hockey and golf are what people watch and attend in person. And, as it's been said before, the slow and low scoring nature of the sport just bores people who grew up with fast action games. How can 22 people spend 90+ minutes on the field and end the game with a 0-0 tie? Yes, golf is also slow but it's primarily watched by older people who play the game as well. Baseball can also be boring to watch on TV and the season is very long (162 games), which is why it has fallen as "America's Pastime". High energy games with bone crushing tackles are what excite people. American football is also crafty in how it markets its product. There are only 16 games to a season which is paltry compared to MLB baseball's 162, NHL hockey's 82 and NBA basketball's 72. In a sense, because there are so few NFL games, fans savor each outcome more. For the record, MLS (Major League Soccer) has 19 teams playing 34 games in a season. I doubt many Americans even knew that. I didn't before writing this.
Professional soccer is like Olympic curling. Something Americans pay attention to for 2 weeks every 4 years...and then for only as long as the US team is contesting.
I only have one "friend" who I've never actually played with. I don't play much online as I tend to only play on weekends and then in odd increments. I don't currently have a microphone anyway.
But, if you want to see what I am playing or not-playing still, then you and anyone else can add me, too.
I'll add you, too because it's fun to see what others are into.
For video games: Bombcast, CAGcast, Orange Lounge Radio, John and Garnett First for Gamers (John Davison and Garnett Lee's podcast), DLC (Jeff Cannata and Christin Spicer's podcast), The Final Score, Gamers with Jobs, GT Time, Super Joystiq Podcast
General news, sports and entertainment: The Tony Kornheiser Show (will be on hiatus through mid July-Sept 2nd), Wait Wait Don't Tell Me, The Bugle (currently on hiatus for the summer), The Geekbox, Tech News Today, This Week in Tech, Laser Time
Current Favorite Podcast: Good Job, Brain (a trivia podcast...so informative and so charming)