"Exactly a year ago I wrote about the problems with online gaming over Xbox Live and I want to revisit that topic to ask if anything has changed in that time. With suggestions that Microsoft is set to try and end a lot of the abuse on Live, probably this coming year, it is a good time to ask the online gamers out there what they think.
We have a poll for you to voice your opinion after my article's 'reprise', and feel free to comment in the comment box. Is Live any better than it was a year ago with regards to abuse? Have you learned to avoid the abuse over Live, for example by playing only with those on your friends-list? Is Live fine the way it is and those who don't like it are too thin-skinned? Do you think real-time censoring software applied to Live will help? Is there somewhere else that Live needs to improve?"
For those Sony and Nintendo players who are concerned that the article doesn't seem to relate to PS3 or Wii....read the article:
"And for those Sony PS3 and Nintendo Wii players among you who are here (thanks for visiting) who have played online, let us know if the arguments in the article also ring true to you in the comments section (without flaming please)."
It also discusses one reason why the Wii is so popular for multiplayer:
"This is where the Wii...is making in-roads; it caters to casual gamers who like to play together with its simple accessibility, short mini-games, and local multiplayer games."