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Original Xbox Live is dead

Friday, 16th April 2010 00:08 GMT By Johnny Cullen

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Do you hear that? That’s the life-support machine for Xbox Live for the original Xbox giving away. Time of death: 23:48pm BST.

Here’s the tweet from Director of Policy and Enforcement for Live on 360 Stephen Toulose that confirmed the news:

“Remember that old ‘banned’ European xbox commercial? Sad moment guys, the baby just landed in the grave. So long xbox 1 LIVE”

We’ve been told, however, this is for the US so far. European Live servers are still alive and running.

The service was due to go down at midnight PST, which was 8:00am BST yesterday morning, but people kept trucking on and playing Halo 2 until the sun didn’t shine upon the Chief no more.

And that is all she wrote. Now we return to normal programing.

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  1. DJ Deathstar

    The king is dead! Long live the king!

    #1 4 years ago
  2. mojo

    RIP

    #2 4 years ago
  3. mington

    TANGO SUCKA

    #3 4 years ago
  4. Blerk

    Damn, I never did get a chance to play on it. :-)

    #4 4 years ago
  5. endgame

    which means that u won’t be able to play some games anymore. games that u’ve actually payed for. what a f**king joke. :D u guys got seriously ownd on this one. hah.

    #5 4 years ago
  6. Blerk

    I don’t think anything actually stops working entirely apart from the odd bit of DLC and the online multiplayer modes.

    #6 4 years ago
  7. polygem

    i don´t get it…what about halo2 multiplayer if you will buy it at games on demand…will you be able to still play it online? if not it should get a huge price drop.

    #7 4 years ago
  8. Blerk

    It probably should, yeah.

    #8 4 years ago
  9. Retro

    “endgame: which means that u won’t be able to play some games anymore. games that u’ve actually payed for. what a f**king joke. u guys got seriously ownd on this one. hah.”

    Not really, given that I haven’t used “Classic” Xbox Live for a good 4 years, I’m doing fine. All my current-gen Xbox 360 titles (ie. the ones that I’m actually PLAYING) are completely unaffected. I smell a PS3 fanboi.

    #9 4 years ago
  10. cookiejar

    Never had an Xbox so I never saw much Xbox Live action, but MechAssault looked nuts! I would of had some of that.

    #10 4 years ago
  11. Mauller

    MechAssault was awesome online. To hell with Halo, give me Mechs or give me death!

    #11 4 years ago
  12. Hunam

    /salutes

    #12 4 years ago