Microsoft may have shut down the original Xbox Live, but that hasn't stopped some gamers from keeping their connections alive.
27 dedicated remaining Halo 2 players left? That's pretty funny. Who will be the last one standing? Finish the fight!
Bungie should use this to their advantage. Perhaps a free copy of Reach for the few remaining players.
Haha, gee wiz, that means their Xbox's have been on for over an entire week straight. I hope MS designs the 3rd Xbox like the original one and not the 360 lol. OG Xbox is a beast
could someone send me the link to the stream, cuz i cant find it in this article even though it says its there.
they stopped xbox live so they could support the 360 live with new features they couldnt do with the original.
Here's a link to the live stream: http://www.justin.tv/zombie... I think that a few of them are taking turns streaming so the channel might go offline in a few hours.
I wish I had a Xbox so that I could have joined them... It would be funny to be the last person playing Halo 2 the best multiplayer game on the last and first online generation for consoles. Millions of people have that game but you and very few others would be the only ones able to play. No matter what I am joining people like this if they close PSN for PS3 in 10 yeas time :P
haha i just realized theyve probably been playing each other nonstop.
they are obviously mentally ill if they cant let go of a very old game. hopefully this ban will encourage them to see a doctor
what you said was very stupid
"they are obviously mentally ill if they cant let go of a very old game" You are the one that is mentally ill. Halo 2 isn't even that old of a game. If you immediately forget older generation games once the new generation comes out, I feel very sad for you. You're not a gamer if this is your mentality.
people still play counter strike. people still play super smash bros 64. I could go on forever. A good game is a good game. I would have left my Xbox on if I had known it wouldn't get disconnected.
YOU need to go see a doctor.
Go and see a doctor, man.... hurry And stop playing videogame in the same time, because, you just dont deserve it.
All above are idiots. I think you guys meant to say: Its not about the game itself, rather the community around it that got shut down. However, Xlinkkai works perfectly for halo2 online. Not all hope is lost.
Halo 2 is the same age as Half-Life 2, and slightly younger than CounterStrike: Source. Yes: Source. I find it a bit depressing how quickly games are discarded. You still buy DVDs / Blu-Rays for the original Star Wars trilogy, still watch the Alien movies, still watch The Matrix (...not the sequels). And yet games take anywhere from 2-5 years to make, but are considered 'old' from about 2 years after their release. Sad...
You can watch one of them live on Justin.tv. Not sure if the article says that.
microsoft didnt shut down the servers. they just blocked them? thats VERY * fill in with word *
no the original servers will be added to the current xbl infrastructure.
once the game begins the host is the host...one of the players. as long as they don't sever that connection, they can host forever. i'm willing to bet that we'll hear a follow up story about how these dedicated players get free 360s and reach betas.
don't need xbox live to use it
that and xbconnect...i remember using that when halo 2 first came out and i didnt have xbox live yet
Awesome!! That's hilarious man
.they should do a halo 1 and 2 remake for the 360 multiplayer only
Can't you play halo 2 on XBC Still? SO whats the big deal if they bring down the servers for xbox live?
sony wouldnt be who they are today if it wasnt for microsoft? lmao sony made microsoft quit last gen lmao also microsoft had 1 yr head start this gen and sony is closen the gap
That's really cool and a great example of a dedicated fanbase. Hopefully their consoles stay connected for a long time.
Who shall make the last stand? FIGHT TO THE DEATH!
..the psn existed before xbox live,but it wasnt as great as it is today.
It's great today?
What the f*ck are you talking about? Xbox Live launched back in 2002 and came way before the rip-off PSN which came in 2006... Now if you are talking about the Playstation 2 Network Adapter then you might be right...
Europe had a central log in called "Central Station" for online gaming, but a lot of games used dedicated log ins anyway. I remember loading up SOCOM and Hardware: Online Arena.
Keep on rocking guys, this is just awesome i loved halo 2 and still do its a shame i will never play the online again good for these guys hopefully they will get some reward for there devotion and hopefully reach is as awesome as halo 2 was in the days ! Peace !!!
Honestly, it's dedication, but WHO on EARTH has enough time to do this?
If the lawsuit against Sony removing other OS support goes fine, these guys should have a decent case in court. So long as they're Europeans.
Keep the fire burning! I love stuff like this, leave console love out of this for a second and appreciate these people for being dedicated to the game they love. There arent enough people like this left anymore.
fair play to em, although how they have the time to do this i don't know lmao
now THATS dedication. these guys dont like halo 3?
Reminds me of people handcuffing themselves to trees or something so they won't get cut down.
Or they're just broke @ss b!tches.
Go out people meet a girl, have sex, enjoy life. Games are beautiful but this is too addicted.
Its probably a place/store with set amoutn of xbox they run 24/7 like a cafe and never turned them off to play halo 2 lol.
Need to move on >_>.
because it will be removed, i just want to say if Microsoft cares about their costumers then they should keep halo 2 on. Tell me why did Microsoft rid of something that many people play still today. This is like your favorite TV show being canceled
I don't even care about the game, but I love the fact that people are dedicated enough to keep playing and keep going. I like stories like this.
The first xbox is a beast, I hate the 360.
I agree with you, I still use my old Xbox as my primary DVD player. Between gaming and DVD's I have used the heck out of it and it still works great. Only problem I ever had with it was with the old style power adapter, not bad for something with daily usage for 8 years.
Stupid. Halo 3 beats Halo 2 in every way possible. That's coming from somebody that played Halo 2 A LOT! Way to miss out on the best Halo yet.
I can just see the blood draining from their faces if there is a power outage.
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