@feenwager Yeah I get Microsoft transferring server costs to the customers instead of to the developers, but shit needs to feel equalized.

Even after trying out Gold I am still inclined to buy all my multiplayer games on PC or PS3 first because I know that I’ll (probably) never be restricted from playing them online by a paywall.

Some people say it’s because of all the new social features – features I don’t even use. Right now I basically paid $60 for two years of live so I could play Halo Reach and Gears of War 3 when they come out. Huh. Kinda like the reason people buy Nintendo systems…

I could maybe see Microsoft rolling out some kind of third in-between tier that just gets you online gaming – if they add in dedicated servers or something.