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Today, The Original Xbox Live Dies

Kotaku: "It's April 14. If you own an Xbox and play online with it, or still play original Xbox games on Xbox Live via your 360, you should know this is the last day you'll ever be able to do so.

As Microsoft promised earlier in the year, today the plug will be pulled on the world's first truly successful online gaming service for consoles, which first set up shop on the original Xbox all the way back in 2002."

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Kingdom Come3112d ago

So Sad :[ The end of an Era.

Rekyyli3112d ago (Edited 3112d ago )

Have to boot up Halo 2 multiplayer for the last time. Had countless hours of fun with this game back in the days. It started from Ivory Tower map six years ago. That´s where it will end.

Farewell

cliffbo3112d ago

MS removing features?. lol

indysurfn3111d ago

@cliffbo go and try to play ps2 games online! Thought so!

cliffbo3111d ago (Edited 3111d ago )

sony did not shout about online for ps2 whereas ms did, got nothing to say now thought so

ps bought any original new xbox games lately no thought so
but you can still buy new ps2 games you still crying well your tears will dry in the end

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thereapersson3112d ago

The service that made online gaming what it is today on consoles, and pushed forward a whole new aspect to the industry (though that in itself is a double-edged sword).

Whether or not you think it's worth it to pay the money, you can't deny the impact that the LIVE service and its features have made on today's gaming industry. They (Microsoft) have done a lot wrong over the years, but they've certainly done a lot right in regards to building the LIVE infrastructure to what it is today. Here's hoping they can continue to push forward, and not rest on their laurels content with what they currently offer. More bang for the buck is what everyone needs these days.

garos823112d ago (Edited 3112d ago )

isnt it p2p gaming? if thats the case why should it stop?
if someone would care to explain to me id appreciate it.

@below= true that. i tend to forget that its not only gaming. But that still sucks in my opinion. they could remove all the other feautures that cost them money (running servers for chat and messenger etc) and leave the p2p gaming features so that people can still play each other.

anyway nobody can deny what that online service has brought to console users.

darkequitus3112d ago

Xbox live is Hybrid. It is not a pure P2P system. Event/ Stat track, interaction with friends have nothing to do with peer to peer.
hey have already said having the Original Xbox stack running over live limits its scope for expansion. Remember live is not just about MP. You have messenger, text, friends online profile, group voice chat, and whatever else running at the same time. And none of those have to have anything to do with the game your currently playing.

John_Dylan3112d ago (Edited 3112d ago )

Live would not have been required to make what gaming online is today, it was a mix and match of the original Dreamcast online infrastructure with the core mechanics of the PC p2p, it was a natural evolution the console cycle and didnt bring much true innovation into the market.

The one thing it did was create a central proccessing outlet for the online games, but seriously the fact that it wasnt implemented in the DC, PS2 (PSN was not totally integrated) or GC all came down to financial costs, previous centralised servers such as Seganet operated because it was cheap to transfer 2D sprites to and from users.

Xbox will be remembered as the technical powerhouse of the 6th gen, MS's brainchild, the creation of an inbuilt hard-drive among other things.

Halo3 MLG Pro3112d ago

Good bye. Original Xbox Live and Halo 2 were much of my youth. Lots of practice that led to my early MLG career. Made some good money too. You will always be remembered as the online service that really took it the mainstream on consoles.

i3eyond the Circle3112d ago (Edited 3112d ago )

mine still holds every snes, nes, 1988-99 Arcade, genesis, n64, gb advance, gb, colecovision and over 40 ripped original Xb titles.

Xb gets played more than my ps3 all you need is a leet modder and a bigger hardrive.

its definitely not dead ;D

Major Kanimo3112d ago

rip xbox, i had so many hours of gaming fun :D

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