Original Xbox Live is still up and kicking

Thursday, 15th April 2010 08:35 GMT By Johnny Cullen


Ladies and gentlemen, we bring you the sad news that the original Xbox Live is now… still alive?

We shit you not: this Giant Bomb live-stream of Halo 2 proves it. Watch it below.

As previously noted, the service for Xbox 1 is due to shut down today after serving its last full day yesterday. But as of right now, Halo nation is on playing Bungie’s second blockbuster on the edge of their seats, waiting for the end.

Microsoft announced the closure of the service back in January. The firm insists it can add more features in Xbox Live for 360 thanks to the closure, including a rise in your friends list.

Keep watching. It’ll all go black soon.



  1. Blerk

    It’d be really funny if they’d accidentally turned the 360 version of Live off instead. :-D

    #1 5 years ago
  2. ybfelix

    Will it turn into a life support dilemma :D

    #2 5 years ago
  3. Patrick Garratt

    Heh. It’s still going.


    #3 5 years ago
  4. Johnny Cullen

    Seriously, the reaction in that livestream is Gold.

    #4 5 years ago
  5. JonFE

    And believe me I am still alive
    I’m doing science and I’m still alive
    I feel FANTASTIC and I’m still alive
    While you are dying I’ll be still alive
    And when you’re dead I’ll be still alive
    still alive

    /had to be done 8)

    #5 5 years ago
  6. Mike

    They’re cracking me up.

    #6 5 years ago
  7. Blerk

    Yes, that’s definitely it. Live has become sentient and has killed everyone at Microsoft HQ with neurotoxin.

    #7 5 years ago
  8. Yoshi

    They were doing some awesome singing :P

    #8 5 years ago
  9. Petulant Radish

    It’s like sitting round a campire with an electric guitar playing Halo and singing beatles choons and oh my god it’s the most amazing thing ever.

    #9 5 years ago
  10. Johnny Cullen

    They seem to be doing MechAssault now, considering Halo 2′s not on anymore.

    #10 5 years ago
  11. DePetri

    With XBConnect, playing will continue, forever!

    #11 5 years ago
  12. Johnny Cullen

    Now Star Wars: Battlefront.

    #12 5 years ago
  13. DJ Deathstar

    now splinter cell chaos theory

    #13 5 years ago
  14. Psychotext

    Ahh, spies vs mercs. Good times.

    #14 5 years ago
  15. DJ Deathstar

    I know watching this even more so makes me wish this mode was in Conviction! I used to love this in Pandora Tomorrow and Chaos Theory, genuinely scary multiplayer when suddenly a merc appears in your face!

    #15 5 years ago
  16. Newbie101

    RIP Halo2.

    Splinter Cell PT one of the best multiplayer console games ever.

    They can put a man on the moon yet MS can’t improve XBL without killing multiplayer of old Xbox gamPs

    #16 5 years ago
  17. Johnny Cullen

    Spies vs Mercs in Double Agent was the only time I was able to play it. :(

    I really hope they’d include that in as DLC.

    #17 5 years ago
  18. DJ Deathstar

    EA has shut down the Burnout 3 servers

    #18 5 years ago
  19. Johnny Cullen

    Proper :(

    I never got to play Burnout 3 online. Kinda wish I did now. :(

    #19 5 years ago
  20. DJ Deathstar

    Yeah they really ruined with Double Agent IMO, they should have just taken what they had with Chaos Theory and done it up for this gen but instead they changed alot of it and i personally just didn’t enjoy it. Nothing beats playing CT at 2am as a spie and then all of a sudden you hear the noise of a merc firing a grenade and the shit that materalizes in your pants due to it

    #20 5 years ago

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