VG Republic Writes: One of the rumors that has spread like wildfire since the emergence of the Next Xbox, as we will refer to as the Xbox Fusion according to our earlier report, is that the newest console will be offered in two versions; one that is your typical gaming machine, and the other will be a budget console that will focus around providing consumers with a more casual experience. According to a report by Paul Thurrott about a month ago suggested that the cheaper model would run consumers about $300 and the “gamer” unit would run around $500. As an update to this report, Thurrott took to his Twitter account citing his source claimed that the change to the suggested pricing would take affect on the budget console, and that it would carry a $15 fee a month for online services. The claim wouldn’t be all that surprising considering that the Xbox 360 is already sold at a reduce price point should you commit for 2 years, much like a cell phone, to Xbox Live at a rate of $15 per month. Not only is the price inflated for the Xbox Live Services, but the so-called “budget” console wouldn’t wind up being all that cheap after all.