CVG: Bungie has filled Halo 2's multiplayer with final goodbye messages to fans.
The pipes, the pipes are calling... From glen to glen, and down the mountain side The summer's gone, and all the flowers are dying 'Tis you, 'tis you must go and I must bide.
Oh the good old days. Back when Bungie didn't block the use of favorite match types (packaged in the original game) without purchasing the latest maps.
/runs off crying... Then remembers Xlink Kai and that you can still play Halo 2 online.
who care!!!!???? R.I.P original live.
Halo 2. Goodbye best friend
You expect them to make an entire new game more for 24 hours of play?
game was never that great anyway.
You saying that is like you wearing white while everyone else wears green. You're alone in this, sorry.
No, he is not alone. There are MORE gamers that didn't give two sh!ts about Halo than there are gamers that love it. Personally, I always thought Halo was over-rated. But everyone likes different things, no harm no foul.
The game was great for it's time, but now... the age really shows.
Makes me wish that I wouldn't have only played the single player. I had a modded Xbox so I kind of couldn't play online.
Use Kai. http://www.teamxlink.co.uk/ Works with any Xbox game that supports System Link play and that includes Halo 2. Here is a list of all the games it currently supports and it's free. http://www.teamxlink.co.uk/...
Played a few matches, joined a clan too. Funny
The 'did you know?' messages are hilarious. Do you know what would make this game awesome? Jetpacks!
Bungie has a great sense of humor.
This is why I love LAN Support. With LAN Support: online gaming never really dies. Just tunnel dat ****!
The message should just say 'Get a 360, then you can play Halo 3 until Halo Reach come out'. Or 'Go play Oni, remember that game?'.
So was Microsoft actually supporting the Original Xbox and original Xbox Live until today? Why do people say that Microsoft dropped support of the original Xbox in 4 years if they were still supporting it until today?
True, but then how has Sony supported the PS2 for 10 years if all they have done is continue to sell it? That's not really support now, is it? Microsoft didn't fully drop support of the Xbox if they still kept the Original XBL running.
Drop Support = no more new games/ can not buy brand new original XBOX. You can still buy PS2 and new games are still being released.
You can still buy Xbox games from the net, like from Amazon. You can get them brand new if you want. I don't see how it is a big deal if retail stores stopped selling them because you get them cheaper from the net anyway. Secondly, the new games coming out for PS2 are, how should I say, not worth buying. I think the last great PS2 game was God of War 2, made in 2007. After that, Sony basically stopped supporting PS2 personally. Any game made for the console nowadays is done by 3rd party studios. So, in reality, Microsoft didn't drop support, the 3rd party studios did. I don't like it when people say that Sony still fully supports the PS2. Their support for the console is basically limited to them selling it. They don't make that many games for PS2 anymore, and the ones that are made are mediocre. If Microsoft continued to support the original console's online features up until today, then I guess they supported the Xbox quite well. Sony supported the PS2 with first party games for about 7 years. Microsoft supported the Xbox with first party games for about 5 years. I don't know how long Sony has supported online play on the PS2, though.
You can also buy games for Sega, Atari 2600(hardware too) but neither company is manufacturing hardware or supporting NEW production. "So, in reality, Microsoft didn't drop support, the 3rd party studios did" Microsoft said "we will not support and license new games and we seize production of hardware in 200?" . In case of consoles MS/Sony/Nintendo have to license game in order to be publish. Since MS dropped support, even if there are 100 3rd party games, they can not be legally published- MS would not allowed it. And you can not buy XBOX with production date after 2007. "They don't make that many games for PS2 anymore, and the ones that are made are mediocre." PS2 is manufactured until now, you can go to Best Buy, Target or what ever store you like it ... and you can be the first/original owner of the console. New games have been published in 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010. You may not like them but there people that buy them. I believe that PS2 Socom online part is still active.
Why the crying You can still play Halo 2 online!!! just get the Games for Windows Live version of Halo 2
Its not the same. It was ported to pc not by bungie... and it is fulllll of bugs, enough to actually make it unplayable.
Why are they taking it down? With crappy Peer 2 Peer hosting on Xbox games there's really no reason to shut down servers. Just need a central server. Probably costs them very little to maintain compared to what they made off the game.
man thats crazy i have so many good memories playin halo 2 now i wish i played it more after halo 3 came out
Man I just played a good 2 hours worth. I can clearly see what a huge graphical and gameplay difference the jump was from Halo 2 to Halo 3. Damn what a difference.
ya its always noticeable when you play them back to back.
Agreed. It's so annoying when people say Halo 3 is just Halo 2 in HD. I feel like the jump from 2 to 3 is pretty big.
How does a story like this have legs
Sad man, just sad, this was my first game online in college that I played daily, it showed me consoles were the next wave of online entertainment and it also spelled MS was the pioneer to bring it to consoles in the right manner, it will be missed, thanks for the good times Bungie because of you the face on online console will be remembered forever
it was fun while it lasted but this is it. now time for bigger and better things :)
enjoy Halo Reach when it comes out....the end
Was the first online console game i ever played me and my mates had a sleepover and one of my mates was like "lets play Halo 2 online" we had such an amazing time so many fun moments we played it till 6am goodbye Halo 2 online thanks for the memories
Halo 2 was my first online console game too, and had tons of fun back on release. It had a great variety of gametypes which other games lacked. Well, I'm glad that I own PC version now which has servers from users and custom maps. It's not that active, but good enough for my rare Halo 2 cravings. :) Since it's not that hardware demanding, most of you can probably run it with no problems. Unlike consoles, active online PC games never die so it's up to the users. We still play Halo 1.
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