The Xbox games have been silent for a few weeks, solely because Brandon had forgotten his console at his mother's house one day while visiting.
This sparked his reconnection to World of Warcraft, a new laptop and a much more quiet household for me. Online computer gaming has been much quieter because there is no microphone system. You can't discuss your tactics and gameplay beyond an instant messaging chat. Fantastic!
However, last night... The Xbox returned. So far I haven't been subjected to any Xbox Live, or any gaming at all for that matter, but I feel like it may just be a matter of time.