Let me start off by saying that I enjoy playing my Xbox 360 i think its a phenomenal system. The gameplay is great, and the xbox live is outstanding.
How the xbox live Gold works is You have a profile for you to use, for example mine is ----, my girlfriend also plays and she has a profile as well.
When we bought the system we spent about 500 dollars for a couple games and an extra controller. The main reason I bought this system is due to the fact that sony pushed playstation back until November and its going to cost about 599 dollars for the fully loaded system(games not included).
But let me get to my Rip off now, as i said before you use profiles (gamertags) and each gametag is subscribed to xbox live. Now I thought it was bogus that xbox made you pay 49 dollars a year to get the xbox live GOLD membership, in which you can play agaisnt other people on various games, but i did it. my one month trial just ended and I bought the subscription, come to find out, that the 49 dollar subscription only worked for MY gamertag and not my girlfriends. i think that is absolutly ridicolous. I think if i pay 49 bucks for a year of there service it should be useful to any profile on my system.
I wonder if microsoft thought about the single mom/dad that scraped together just enough money to get their kids a xbox 360. Buy the subscription card for a year and one of the kids puts it on his account just to have their other kids screaming in their face about now i need one. (JUST LIKE MY GIRL) its just uncalled for, they charge 60 bucks for a game 50 bucks for a controller and more and more money for all the other various things you can buy for it. But they still have to Push on more and more with these charges.
As i said though, i really enjoy my xbox, i hope they can fix this somehow because its a RIPOFF.