I love playing games online. In fact, since getting the Xbox, I rarely play any single player games anymore. I enjoy the social aspect and it's more reassuring to me to compete against human beings with all their inherent flaws. I know that when I beat a computer at something it's only because the computer was basically programmed to let me win. So the problem that comes into play is when I find myself facing human opponents that are more difficult to beat than the computer opponents. I saw this most recently with my current obsession, UT2K4, when I decided to brush up on my aiming skills and hopped into an Instagib server. For those of you unfamiliar with the gametype, it is a standard deathmatch except that everyone is armed with lasers similar to the beam mode of the shock rifle, and this weapon is a guaranteed one-hit one-kill. This keeps the playing field pretty level and emphasizes aim and dodge skills. The first one with 50 kills wins. I never won. I never even came within 30 kills of winning. I had typically racked up 12 or 13 kills by the time the first player reached 50. I played several rounds because I assumed I would get better with practice. In fact, I simply got madder with each round. It was beyond comprehension that someone could be that much better at me at, for the most part, pointing and clicking their mouse. I hate playing games online.