I remember when I used to play Halo on XBOX Connect and GameSpy Arcade... It was amazingly fun, but also laggy as hell. So it didn't take much to convince me to sign up for XBOX LIVE when it came around.
I still remember playing Unreal Championship right when it came out and being ranked 9th in the world on the Team Deathmatch leaderboard. Unfortunately the requirements of sleep soon kicked me down into the hundreds within a few weeks, and at that point there was no coming back.
That was ten years ago...
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There have been some ups and downs. And I certainly don't have much of a gamerscore to speak of... But all the multiplayer games I've played, the kills and wins I've gotten, and the experiences I've had, have all been worth it. smiley13.gif