Ok, I was talking to a coworker last night as he got an XB for Xmas. I rarely play console games, but PC games are another matter. Still, the only games I am even willing to consider are network games, and I played (an was a beta tester) CS for +2.5 years before retiring it. Well, our discussion lat night turned to the aspects of M$ XBlive, which is mirrored with Sony's PS2. Then I got an idea that the non-M$/Sony game manufacturers should unit with a VC (venture capitalist) to create games that can be played online on an independent gaming network that allows people with any relatively new platform (GC/PC/PS2/XB) to play with, or against, one another. Yes, I am sure there is financial benefits being taunted by Sony and M$ toward game-makers for exclusive rights and all, but wouldn't it be better to sell online-specific games to all platforms? Just a thought.