Slapping the logo on the box is a start. Getting people to log in with a LIVE account while playing games is a solid step 2 (this requires the LIVE logo to be present, of course). Step 3 would be to actually do something more about it than just general stat/progress tracking from step 2.
Also, yeah, I'm still a bit surprised by the lack of the dedicated server thing... I can't even think of many console titles that have ever let a regular user host a dedicated server (other than that one GC Online RPG that let you use a console as a dedicated server and the official PC server app EA released for Medal of Honor Heroes 2 for PSP)
Anyway, I still think the dedicated server thing in many cases might be a tad bit overrated (especially as far as the majority of the public goes). Unless the systems are already choking on everything, the fact remains that in the majority of the cases there's at least gonna be one player that literally sits on top of the server. So he'll still sit on the advantage... unless the way the server handles lag compensation is proper and fair for everyone... which just as well could be the same lines of code that lurks within a player hosted game. Of course, system resources could be an issue at times, but fortunately (for the consoles, anyway) the hardware remains a constant on all units at all times.
Anyway, the cross-platform multiplayer thingy is a bit of an icky-zone. Although it's a neat feature, Lost Planet Colonies brought in way too many point & click kills from PC users (I still have nightmares about the VS Rifle) and I recall hearing a ton of PC users bitch and moan about whatever system supposedly was in play in Shadowrun to sorta even the playing field between players on both platforms (in the same way I hear people cry about fighters on consoles if they don't get to have an arcade stick and the only way to properly shut those people up, if you can stomach the 5 minutes of "I'LL NEVER PLAY THIS FUCKING GAME EVER AGAIN!"-ranting, is through beating them -fair and square- with a gamepad while they're on their ultimate arcade stick of +3 Superiority )
Anyway, enough bla bla bla;
What DLC is confirmed for Alan Wake so far?
Is the commentary from the C.E. gonna be some sort of DLC feature?