As more companies make the transition to web-based services, certain fees arise that have to be covered somehow. There’s hosting, server usage, advertising, and sundry other expenses. In-your-face advertisements and pop-ups are much easier to avoid now, but that in itself can make things harder for a web site or business looking to turn a profit. As gamers, most people are no strangers to the concept of subscriptions. The internet is littered with pay-to-play games, and big titles like World of Warcraft and EVE require a monthly fee. On top of this, services like Xbox Live and Playstation Plus are in place to offer something a little more robust to the people out there willing to pay a subscription.