yeah, also the good thing about xbox online is that you can buy as much timeas you want... the year is the best deal, but if you think you'll only be playing for a few weeks at a time, you can just order a month for 7.99 straight from your xboxlive connection.
i only have amonth to start, and probably wont be conrtinuing my memebership this summer, but might pick it back up in the fall, or if some game i want comes around.
its funny when sony heads complain about the xboxlive fee... think about it, basically for the price of 1 game--$50 you get a comprehensive online service for a year. no laggey ass broke down, unmoderated, unserviced, non-connected, individual game servers like Playstation games. basically when sony puts out a game they wash their hands of it, and let the online play go to shit.
this is the main reason i bought a 360. SOCOm the most played of all SOny games, online has become a complete shit pile. seriously 100000 odd users, and not a single update, fix, patch, or moderator since Combined assaults release.
the fact that xbox has one server not only interconnects your whole online gaming experience, keeping track of your personal stuff accross every game and allowing you to interact with the entire gaming community at the touch of a button...BUT mainly the $$ you pay are there to pay for upkeep and services. Playstation online is free and IT IS OBVIOUS!
i couldnt stand one more night of shooting countless motherfuckers right between the eyeballs over and over again, and them walking right through it only to knick me in my little toe and kill me... let alone the abundance cheats, glitches, and overall disaray of the server-- on their biggest title!!!
end rant... whewwww.
ANYWAY, jedi... after an HOUR(!) of trying every screen name in the book... literally EVERY GDEAD song title, i finally got a name--- I MEAN seriously you wouldnt believe the shit that was already in use: estimatdPROPHET(?!?!). AIko AIko(?!?!?)
so i ended up with:ShakedownSlim
not my 1st 2nd or 50th choice, but oh well i'll take it.
GRAW2 online is sorta weird so far... not setup like i expected, but i might play alittle... i think co-op campaign with you might be the best-- you might want to consider just grabbin a month membership too(?)
GRAW2 offline is the DOPEST... well you know... sickness.
i think i'm goin to play morecampaign offline tonite.
and i think i'm planning on buying a PS3 still if socom4 ever comes out....... though SONY would be doing themselves a HUGE favor if they followed XBOXlives online model...