As everyone knows, Halo 2 and original Xbox LIVE service is being shut down today. I'll be playing Halo 2 for the majority of the day as well as Bungie developers from 6-11 PM PST. Players who play Halo 2 today will also get a special bonus in Halo Reach (provided the same GT they play Halo 2 on is the same GT they'll play on Reach).
Gamertag: MSX Tru
I might play one or two matches later just so i get the item for reach.
the faults of a centralized online system, however I will admit the benefits outweigh the faults for sure.
xbox, you pioneered proper online gaming with consoles. you gave birth to the best online service to ever grace a console. you've hosted some amazing games. fare thee well. now just hope your parents learn that you can still charge money for those additional features without charging for the ability to play the game online at all...
Heh, as soon as I saw a frosty post on an Xbox-related topic, I knew what it was going to be about.
what, that i'd praise live as the best online service to ever grace consoles? or were your fanboy goggles too foggy today to see that? here, have a tissue.
i am getting so hot, i'm gonn.... FUCK!
dude, why'd you have to put that shit in my head. *smokes bowl to forget*
ok, anyway... this marks the official *death* of the xbox. the true point where MS ceased to support it. not a bad run really, especially when you consider the majority of ps2 titles to be released after xbox was killed off (hardware and software wise) were crap. when you've only sold 30 million boxes, and lost 7 billion, it would be stupid to try to keep investing in new games for it, especially once it showed that it's sales were dwindling and the other guys were already hard at work on the next generation. it's respectable that they didn't cut XBL off with it once 360 got going good, and waited a bit first. but now we've reached a point where live is restricted by the box, so it's time has come.
makes you wonder what other updates, other than having more than 100 friends, will be in store.
Yeah I am kind of curious what other things this might have restricted.
I am downloading the halo 2 maps now then will play at least one match.
I always think this kinda thing sucks.... why cant more games use the "whoever is playing is basically a host" kinda of system so games that are decades old can still be experienced endlessly...
I hate how... for example.... almost ALL EA games use the dedicated EA servers that eventually get shut down only a couple of years after launch.... bull!!!!
Last edited by Hylian-Advocate; 04-15-2010 at 07:52 AM.
Well it's past 2 central time and it's still up..
hmm... I wish I had an original xbox so I could get the Reach stuff..... SIGH!
Noah.... want to recover my gamertag.....lol
Frosty can post in a Xbox thread all he likes!
What? We're not allowed to venture to the 'other' consoles? o_O
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