I dont know if this has been talked about before but first i would like to say that ive been paying foe xbl gold for years and stopped paying it cause i got a ps3 and am stuck with silver, anyway i was thinking why not make xbox live silver members be
able too play online with others but restrict them from internet explorer and the other apps, cause it sucks having just paid lots of money for a brand new game and getting home not even able to play it because you're not xbox live gold
They make a lot of money from Xbox Live Gold. If 1 million players buy XBL, its around £40/$60 million so by them making it free, they would lose out a lot. Personally, I would like it to be free (everyone would I think), but as the the poster above me said,
it would increase the amount of game modding and cheating, since people would just create multiple accounts knowing there is no risk.