My wife (girlfriend at the time) purchased me a fatty 40gb ps3 in May of 2007. I put a ton of hours on the machine back then. Epic sessions of The Orange Box, Oblivion, Street Fighter 4, COD, and lots of Netflix. There are probably four to five thousand hours of run time on that system. The past two or three years though my ps3 gaming has slowed down considerably since I'm married and have two young boys that aren't of real gaming age yet. The gaming that I had done with the ps3 as of late was mini session of some COD just to relax after a long day or maybe a few holes of Hot Shots Golf with my two year old. I could tell the system was starting to slow down. It was experiencing random freezes and graphical slowdowns for the first time a few months ago. Last week I was playing some psn game and it just turned off. Red blinking light. Well fine I did all of the research and figured it was in need a reflow. At this point in the system's life and understanding that my family and I really did get great value out of the machine I wasn't really willing to invest too much time or money into a fix. If it's broken, then it's broken. Long story short I put the motherboard in the oven. After cooking the MB at 425 for 10 minutes I was able to fire up the unit and back up my stuff and get a disc out of the drive. I fired up a game, was playing normally, then was hit with rainbow colors and a system shutdown. Then the YLOD came up. At this point I shelved my dear PS3 and am ready to move on. I went searching online and to the local walmart looking for what is being offered now. In store the only thing I found was a 500gb super slim Lego Hobbit bundle for 270. I'd sure as hell never play any Lego game so I passed on that. After doing some thinking I wonder what my best option is. Seeing as how I didn't really play my ps3 all that much, my softmodded wii is much more accessible and family friendly, is it even worth replacing at this point in the PS3 life cycle? Any opinions for a (sadly) casual family gamer today? I miss my ps3 but I can live without it. Almost 300 bucks for a system that would be used maybe 10 hours a week doesn't really make that much sense especially with a crappy bundle. I'm considering a PS4 bundle for the holiday season. The Destiny bundle seems interesting but at the same time I'm kind of wading into uncharted waters here. I haven't played an AAA game since Metal Gear Solid 4 (if that is considered one). I have no idea what next-gen or even post 2008 gaming is like and if it would be a good fit for me. Well thanks for taking a read I appreciate any and all feedback. Take care!