well you have to realize that even modding xboxes or ps2's are fun and you can cheat, its just like saying using performance enhancing drugs should be allowed in sports. and becides, microsoft is losing money (thanks to linux), its just that bill gates is rich. one more thing, XBOX LIVE SOOOO OWNS PS2 ONLINE!!! live is so much bigger and organized than ps2 online. they got to 1 million users faster than HBO and TiVo.