Xbox Live support for the origional Xbox to end

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  1. InsaneNutter

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    GamerScoreBlog has published a Letter from Marc Whitten about the discontinuation of Xbox LIVE for Original Xbox Games.

     
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    For the love of god, can someone just get my the Fight Club and any other missing DLC before it's gone forever?
     
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    Slaz Roast as you make toast!

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    The dedicated Halo 2 players are sure going to be owned by this. On the other side, dropping LIVE support for the original Xbox just because it's becoming 'old' doesn't seem logical to me. It's true that a lot of news is planned for the upcoming 'Natal Era' though, basically any Xbox 360 related LIVE feature from the start of it's launch has been incompatible with the original Xbox. Think about gamerpics and the rep system. Why change that now? I don't believe the new changes will impact the way gamertags are registered, I don't even believe it will make drastic changes to the way profile data is stored and syncronized.

    So yes, it's more like they want to 'clean the dust' for Natal.*-)
     
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    To be honest, I thought this was what the whole Xbox Live monthly fee was for.

    To keep game servers online. I laughed at all the PS3 owners and PS2 Owners who had online services for games withdrawn after a year or two, and now for this to happen to Xbox, (even though its been like 7 years) is still a big disappoint.
     
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    Honestly I don't think it goes to any of that as the Chromehounds (which is a 360 game) the servers have already shut down. Though the servers did last 4 years it was a really good game and it was a disappointment to see the server go down.
     
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    Like we say here in holland: da's zwaar kut! :(
    But on the other hand, techonology doesn't stop and they have to go to push on thru @ micro$oft... The XBOX originals are already quite a few years old remember and they are just doing a bit housecleaning!
     
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    I really didn't think they would close Xbox Live down for the original Xbox games, some games such as Halo 2 are still very popular.

    Its not a massive loss to me as the only original Xbox game I have played on live is Halo 2, which happens to be the most popular Xbox game on Xlink Kai anyway... plus i own the PC version which you can play for free on Live anyway.
     
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    Slaz Roast as you make toast!

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    It's no loss for me either, I'm currently not playing any original Xbox games online. It just feels strange that there are still players, especially in the Halo 2 community, who didn't decide to move on to Xbox 360 and Halo 3, yet still paid the monthly fee to play online without doubt. I can imagine that you'd feel kinda ripped off by Microsoft if you are one of those.

    I do like a lot of products and services from Microsoft, and I know tech has to move on, but there's simply no social or technical reason to shut their old LIVE servers down.
     
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    dont forget about xb connect also :):P:):D
     
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    I just read that Halo 2 players will be getting an invite for the Halo: Reach beta via e-mail. It's not much, but it looks like Bungie and Microsoft are trying to compensate those that were inconvenienced by the shutting down of the old Xbox Live servers.
     
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    No idea that still existed, I switched form that to Xlink for some reason many years ago, dont remember why now.

    Good to see there are still options for Xbox 1 gamers!

    How does that work if they only have an Xbox 1? actually i guess a lot of people play Halo 2 on the 360.
     

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