I had the original playstation and heard that microsoft was getting into the gaming industry. Immediately I decided that if the richest man in the world (Bill Gates at the time) was getting into the industry, I'm going with him. I figured more money= better games. Never heard about any of the games, including Halo, until I borrowed a friends Xbox and played it. The rest was history after that. I also forgot about the memory cards until another poster on here mentioned it. I hated those damn things.