Online gaming has taken on a new life this generation. With Microsoft's Xbox Live service, Sony's PlayStation Network, and Nintendo's Wii Marketplace, the current generation of gaming is enjoying benefits that were limited to PC gamers for so Long. Live is the oldest and most respected of the three online services for home consoles, but Sony's PSN is making a name of its own. The main difference between these two, other than the PSN's lack of a few key features, is the fact that Microsoft charges a monthly or annual fee to utilize the full capabilities of their online service, while Sony does not. Live is more polished and some argue that you get what you pay for, but the PSN has made great strides and is only a few steps away from matching Live. My question is should Sony start charging for their online services, or should Microsoft make theirs free?