Hows the aussie live scene u say?
The first time i payed Halo 2 online was a few months ago, i though i give the 2 month free trial a go. well after the 2 months i bought a 12 months subby. After playing for about 2 hours i made myself a friend on live. He also was from australia, and said to me i was the first Aussie he chatted and played with since he got it ( which was a while ago ) Now for the ping issue i dont really get to check it like on a pc game. BUT u got to love live , sure its not a shinie as a pc game is, and as fast in the frames department... but the Online experince as a whole goes, its alot more enjoyable. Trust me u got to try it befor u just say no. No dick knobs sayin your a hacker... or getting kicked for no apparent reasons. i have a P4 2.8 gig with a 256mb video card. its blistering fast.. and isnt too bad. but i have devaloped sholder and back problems over the past few months, and sitting at a desk with incurrect posture isnt doing anyone favours. Id much rather chillin on the couch with a big screen telly and been able to chat with friends no matter what online game your playing.
Ive said it befor and ill say it again. soon as the Xbox360 is out. im selling this PC.
and think of the costs , a new system upgrade ... say every 8 - 12 months... for what? ?? ? ? ? been able to play the newist game on the store shelfs ? or buying a peice of hard ware that is less more likly to shit itself everytime u try to use it, not to mension the best gaming experince can be had with a deck of cards and some friends. u dont need the biggist boat in the ocean to catch the biggist fish.