Phillip Levin of 360.advancedmn.com writes, "It's that time of the year again. I first became a subscriber of Xbox Live four years ago sometime in December, and that means each December I prepare to watch Microsoft debit my checking account while I ponder what it is exactly that I am paying the company $50 a year for. Sure, when you look at how much we spend on games these days – at $60 bucks a pop, the hobby isn't cheap – just $50 every 12 months isn't that bad. Truthfully, things could be worse. But, then again, there's that rebellious part of me that questions what it is exactly we are getting for the money we pay to use Xbox Live – even if it's really not all that much money in the wider scheme of things."