I'm about three weeks into my free trial of Xbox Live and I'm still not sure if I'm going to continue using the service once my free month is up. I've never really been too big on online gaming, but I'm very impressed with Xbox Live so far. Still, will the fees be worth it to me?
One of the reasons I never got into gaming online is that the people you meet online, just like in real life, tend to be jerks, morons, or both. None of my friends plays online, so I'm forced to play total strangers, with mixed results. If I do meet some good players on Live, it's very easy for me to send them a friend request. I've gotten a good number of people on my friends list, and it really is a blast when we're all together for a nice session of Ghost Recon: Advanced Warfighter.
I had a good game going last week. We were in campaign mode, nearing our last objective. Suddenly, one of my "teammates" started killing every other player that was still alive. After his killing spree had ended, he completed the final objective, ending the match. "Thanks for the achievment!" was the last thing I heard before he signed off.
Sometimes I think I'm better off just playing Uno instead.