"Ok, so I know this may be a bit of a reach. And I'm sure there will be plenty of people who think this may sound crazy but here goes anyway. I recently read an article by Shawn Evans from Gamerlimit, and in his well written editorial, Shawn poses the argument of how "$100 Xbox Live would end the console war." Now before you get all "screw you MS, we're writing a petition" on me, this isn't something that has been officially announced by anyone even remotely related to Microsoft or it affiliates. No this "prediction" was made by none other than the "swami" of videos games himself. You know, the non-gaming-yet-somehow-knows-everything, Wedbush Morgan Securities analyst who everyone loves to hate: Mr. Michael Pachter.
On this past week's GametrailersTV: Bonus Round, Pachter spoke about the Xbox Live service receiving an increase to $100 per year. At first I was blown away by the statement (a common occurrence for me whenever Pachter opens his mouth) but then I when I sat back and really thought about the situation it may not be as bad as one would originally think, under certain conditions of course. If done correctly I wouldn't mind paying $100 per year, but please allow me to elaborate..."