quote: So far, the only developers even bothering with dedicated servers are the folks over at Valve, Dice, SouthPeak and a few others. The rest pretty much all use peer hosting because it is cheaper and the mindless masses won't even notice anyway.
quote: In such a case P2P is a more economical (And faster) way to go than to drop servers in every country on the planet the game was released in
quote: The reason for the discontinuation of Xbox Live service for the original games and console is cited as one of compatibility. Changes need to be made to the Xbox Live service to support future goals for the platform that aren’t supported by early hardware and games.
quote: Tell you what...you just go ahead and write them a check to cover the costs
quote: What does microsoft gain by making such an investment? Or more accurately: they provide a reason for people not to buy their newer product. Not a good business decision.
quote: I did, its called buying an xbox and games and paying for xbox live service.
quote: One of the best aspects of the Xbox 360 and the original Xbox for users was the online gaming service called Xbox .