Ever have that problem with xBox Live where you either run out of trial or you get some error, being banned for having some modded system with more memory or Live seems to expensive and to much hassle that you end up not getting it because of that? When I got my xBox for Christmas I started playing Halo 2 right away and beat it in a matter of days. Soon as I was done I wanted to play online, saw all the fuss about it and new I had to play online. Well after all the information I recieved about xBox Live kits, Subscription codes, fees, monthly payments or just entering credit card information even with a free subscription code I started looking for other options. Then I came across something called xbconnect. I researched a bit about it and it turns out that you can play online without all the Live problems. Now, don't get me wrong I want to play Live, problems or no problems I just wanted to get online. I came across xbconnect.com and basically the program tricks your system into thinking that you are linking systems together. So in Halo 2 where it says 'System Link' you go into there and as long as you have an internet connection to your xBox you'll be set. The program will find your xBox, connect it to the program's master server and all the games and rooms will be displayed in the program's window. You choose the game you want to play on. (This game must be on the window for your xBox that is in the 'System Link' screen where it would show what games are available to play in a linked system environment). After choosing the game you choose a server or room to play on. And 'boom' on your tv screen a game will show up for you to connect to. No more xBox Live problems! Plus it's free!!! Go to http://www.xbconnect.com for downloads. And in case you need help with it go to http://www.xbchelp.com/ for everything you need to know about this, other than what I've already told you. It's a growing project and there are a lot of people already using it so try it, you'll be quite surprised.