PALGN.COM disscuses the online offerings thrown up by the last generation of game consoles served, at best, as rather rudimentary tools to connect players around the globe. Fast forward a few years to the current day, and online connectivity appears to be a must-have aspect for any system. More and more services are being dished up everyday, as the big three flesh out their offerings. Nintendo, Microsoft and Sony all appear to be creating very different online creatures, each with a unique take on what gamers desire in an increasingly connected world. The Xbox 360 has its Live service, the PS3 its PlayStation Network and Nintendo its growing list of 'channels'.