I have to buy a new 3rd gen console, and the only ones are the PS3 and the 360. I'm a real Sony fan-boy, big fan of the ps2, and I was going to go with the ps3 until all of my cousins bought the 360 and chat on windows live messenger and stuff. I did some research and it said the ps3 has over all better performance than the 360, but I'm not so sure. I heard with the 360 you have to buy xbox live membership, $50 bucks a month. what do you guys think? I heard you can install windows on PS3, and after i get a little feel for the console, I might try to install. any thoughts? which can one can do more? which on has more value. If I do get the PS3, how do you install windows on it? simple instructions please, and is it okay to use a hacked version of windows?