ps2 had 56k dial up and broadband. and had many games that used it like Tony Hawk Pro Skater, Twister Metal Black, NFL2k etc... i remember playstation fanboys laughing cause they could use dial up on some games which was in most homes at that time. MS took some heat cause broadband had a while to go before every home had it and thats all xbox used. they said XBL would never reach 1 million users. Boy were they wrong! you boys have bad memories not to remember these debates back in 2001- 2002. And MS isnt stupid, always on is being blown out of proportion. Some features will be disabled with no connection just like many modern devices. wait until May 21st before you just to conclusions. 1 rumor i hope is not true is XBL costing $120 a year.