Originally Posted by paulerxx
Go to gamestop
pay for game
call ISP, get internet
pay for internet
Pay for a game, pay x for the rest of the game's features! You already do this on PC. Congrats.
Except people don't pay for internet just to play games, in fact playing games in such a minimal part of it. You notice all the backlash that EA and Ubisoft got for trying to force Always Online.
As for Xbox Live, I actually do believe it's worth the premium over PS3. The Community on Xbox Live is far better, the features are way better than anything PSN or whatever Wii has come with as of now. Most importantly, the fact that you do have to pay monthly/yearly for an account prevents pre-teens who get banned for doing something stupid to just make a new account and do it again. Not saying it doesn't happen, but it does restrict the majority who can't steal their parents credit card.
As of now Xbone has way more problems than choosing to do what they've always done with XBL.