Beer28 wrote: I don't want to pay for renting my game console.
You're not renting your console, you're paying a subscription fee to access a service.
Paying access to a service isn't the same thing as paying access to physical property. You pay internet access fees, how is that any different?
People are hosting these games on xbox on their own network tab. So MS is going to make huge money off of keeping list servers with p2p ip's and handing them off to console connections like gamespy or other linux game servers do for free? And handle everybody's sensitive vital and financial info because they're microsoft.
Not on my tab. It's p2p, and there's no need for a gateway other than to collect money.
Thats fine for one on one ect, but xbox live is about more than that, it's more of a community, it allows you to keep your single identity across all the games you play, global leguae tables the stort of things you do not get from from lots of small systems. Also alot of people that use the xbox just want the system to work and that is what xbox live gives them.
Take it or leave it it's up to you.