Originally Posted by kickassclone
I have no issues at all with companies charging for online play, more power to them. I am a zealous supporter of all things capitalistic. I have been afforded the ability to spend my money on what I want and I refuse to spend it on an xbox. I think you misunderstood my point about WoW. You do have to pay to play WoW and that is why I do NOT play it. The whole game soley based online thopugh and that is why you buy it. Halo 2 on the other hand has a single player mode and online as an OPTION. No one bought Halo2 to play the single player because the single player is rather foul and boring. If I have a cable connect that I pay $100 a month for that has massive bandwidth why can't I host my own server where people can come and play Halo2 for free. I am paying $100 a month but that is besides the point because I use the bandwidth for much more than gaming so I don't care letting people play on my server that I am paying for. Now if I had that option without having to do all kinds of crap to make it work I would buy an xbox but this is not the case.
I understand how the world works just fine Vulcan being the capitalist pig I am I will gladly take a dollar from anyone willing to give me one. I just won't buy an xbox because there is a fee to play. So now me and thousands of other people took our money elsewhere and M$ didn't get one red dime. Now if it were free I would have owned an xbox long ago and probably a ton of games. That is how the world works and that is why I won't buy an xbox or any gaming device from MS. When Halo2 is ported to the pc I will be playing for free just like I play halo 1 for free now. As far as making a pc/console that is what the xbox is. There is no better computer that you can buy for $149 dollars and if you stick a modchip in there you can unlock the computer aspect of the box and use it for a whole host of things. When xboxes go down to $99 dollars I will picj up a used one on the internet for probably $60-$75 and then I will mod it and fill the 160gig harddrive I will put in it with all the games I can handle.