RatedG4Gamer Writes: We all see this question on almost a daily basis. Be it forums, websites or general chat, it is forever being brought up by fellow gamers. Why do we pay for Xbox Live? PlayStation owners get free online play, and the Wii's online service is free too, so why do Xbox owners have to pay? My usual argument is simply that Xbox Live is superior to both the Wii and PS3 online, but after experiencing the PlayStation Network (PSN) to a certain extent, it's made me realise that we pay for something that isn't entirely in a league of its own.