ESPN NBA 2005 (Xbox) Great game, maybe the best basketball game ever. I loved their NFL game that came out earlier this year, I thought it easily dwarfed the Madden series. This NBA game is fantastic, the player models, the animations are all fantastic. The play control isn't as arcade-style as the EA sports NBA games, it's more refined and harder to play. Definitely more rewarding too if you know what you're doing. The team chemistry feature is nice too, as players will come to you during a season, and ask you questions about where they fit on the team...sometimes complaining about playing time or what not. How you react to that changes your team chemistry and in-turn your team's in game performance. Of course, I use the Suns, so I'd kill all of you's in this game Half-Life 2 (PC) The prettiest game ever, yet as a FPS it's remarkably bland. I'm about halfway through this game right now, and I think it's absolutely beautiful, but quite frankly I'm burned out on FPS games. I think the best FPS games are those that really let you branch out... Chronicles of Riddick has you going through RPG levels and also included hand-to-hand fighting, puzzle solving, and stealth...the Jedi Knight games mixed FPS with force powers and swordfighting. HL2 has nothing even close to that. There's very few puzzles, and aside from the seriously cool gravity gun, there's nothing really new here. Mind you, I still really like the game, but I think they could've done more with the gameplay aspect of it. The physics are top notch, and the gunning in the game is phenomenal... the target reacts as you think it should when you hit it in certain places. That's great. Prince of Persia 2: Warrior Within (Xbox) Big improvement over Prince of Persia. The first game had a dark and moody theme, wrapped in cartoonish Aladdin graphics. This one sheds the Aladdin graphics, and becomes what the POP series was meant to be. I really love this game. The puzzle solving is the best in gaming, period. It's so fun flinging yourself around these HUGE rooms. The fighting is much improved over the first game's tedious fights, and while it's no Ninja Gaiden, it's fun and addictive. Overall this is the best new game I've played in awhile. Lots of fun, lots of gore, and great great music. The bosses are challenging too, very challenging.