Halo did though
I actually blame the developers, not Live. Quake 4 should have had split screen multi, if Gears can do it, and Splinter Cell can do it, and CoD can do it, makes me wonder why the Quake engine can't.
They should have split screen AND online, and be able to to it at the same time ala Halo2 and Gears and CoD3.
Gears, frankly, should define the way multi gets handled on Xbox games., with one exception, make it capable of 4 player like Haloe and CoD.
Anyway, Halo2, if you want it, but an xbox, you can get them basically new for 100 bucks, and you don;t have to have Vista, and you don;t have to break any laws, and you might end up with finding other bargain bin games you like that you can't play on the PC.
Or keep being ignorant of the joy of it all, I guess that's your choice too