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#1 Xbox-Scene

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Posted 05 February 2010 - 07:48 PM

Xbox LIVE being discontinued for Original Xbox consoles and games
Posted by XanTium | February 5 13:48 EST | News Category: Xbox
 
From the MS press release:


On April 15 we will discontinue the Xbox LIVE service for original Xbox consoles and games, including Xbox v1 games playable on Xbox 360 and Xbox Originals. I want to start by saying this isn't a decision we made lightly, but after careful consideration, it is clear this will provide the greatest benefit to the Xbox LIVE community.

Seven years ago we laid out our vision for the connected console when we launched Xbox LIVE. We believed then that the power of the Internet to connect people would revolutionize living room entertainment. It started with amazing multiplayer games, and we've since seen that bet pay off again and again with the launches of Xbox 360, Marketplace, Netflix and powerful social features like Facebook, Twitter and Last.fm. None of this would have been possible without the success of LIVE as a multiplayer gaming network.

There's no greater example of the power of the Xbox LIVE community than the "Halo" franchise. "Halo 2" has had an amazing run on LIVE, with a dedicated community more than five years after launch and well into the next generation of consoles. It has fundamentally changed the way we play video games. And while it's difficult to see that run come to an end, the "Halo" franchise continues to act as the benchmark for multiplayer gaming in this generation, with "Halo 3," "Halo 3: ODST" and soon "Halo: Reach" on Xbox 360.

Your Xbox LIVE community has grown to 23 million strong. And as we look down the road, we'll continue to evolve the service with features and experiences that harness the full power of Xbox 360. To reach our aspiration, we need to make changes to the service that are incompatible with our original Xbox v1 games. We will contact the Xbox LIVE members directly impacted by this change and if this includes you, I encourage you to check your LIVE messages and associated e-mail account over the coming weeks for more details and opportunities. We view you as a partner in this process.

We'll share more details soon, but in the meantime I want to assure you that the best is yet to come for Xbox LIVE. I believe we'll look back on 2010 as a landmark year in gaming and home entertainment, and I couldn't be more excited about what we have in store with "Project Natal" and LIVE. The LIVE community is the driving force behind everything we do, and it's because of the community that ground-breaking experiences on Xbox continue to be possible.








#2 HUmarX

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Posted 05 February 2010 - 08:02 PM

shitty

#3 crisdo98

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Posted 05 February 2010 - 08:03 PM

Wow!... i didn't even realise people still played the original Xbox online.. guess people that do are gonna be well upset.. i'm guessing microsoft will give some sort of compensation to those that are members using xbox original online but like the story says .. ' more details will follow ... '

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Posted 05 February 2010 - 08:05 PM

I think the only game played on the xbox 1 is halo 2 maybe counterstrike..

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Posted 05 February 2010 - 08:07 PM

There are a few original Live games still played regularly: http://majornelson.c...f-jan-25th.aspx

Mods: Can this thread be merged into this one: http://forums.xbox-s...howtopic=705147

#6 swissjay

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Posted 05 February 2010 - 08:20 PM

Good, that's another $50 bucks I can save from Microsoft... Now that all my connections with MS will be severed, I'll invest my money into Sony's products. biggrin.gif

#7 dmcb2120

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Posted 05 February 2010 - 08:25 PM

LOL now you can almost get ONE PS3 game a year

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Posted 05 February 2010 - 08:33 PM

I still play Splinter Cell online from time to time. Good stuff.

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Posted 05 February 2010 - 08:34 PM

QUOTE(crisdo98 @ Feb 5 2010, 02:03 PM) View Post

Wow!... i didn't even realise people still played the original Xbox online.. guess people that do are gonna be well upset.. i'm guessing microsoft will give some sort of compensation to those that are members using xbox original online but like the story says .. ' more details will follow ... '


Based on previous "compensation" from MS, they will probably get a shitty XBLA game when they "buy" a xbox 360 lol.

QUOTE(dmcb2120 @ Feb 5 2010, 02:25 PM) View Post

LOL now you can almost get ONE PS3 game a year



Epic!

#10 DaShiZNiT

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Posted 05 February 2010 - 08:45 PM

*Dupe thread* *Spam*

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Posted 05 February 2010 - 08:47 PM

can someone please explain?
i mean, what do they change so that xbox1 games can't use/be played on LIVE anymore?
i'm not into this server/online multiplayer stuff technically, so forgive my ignorance.
but i just can't imagine any reason for shutting down/locking out original xbox games.
it can't be the bandwidth!
at least xbox1 games played on the 360 should be good to go, shouldn't they???
maybe stopping support for the old machine, but not for the games we can play on our 360s.
i don't get it - enlighten me.

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Posted 05 February 2010 - 08:50 PM

One reason maybe the fact that, certain things like the 100 friends list cap restriction can be removed now. Not having to support Xbox1 may open the doors for new features.

I.e. more shit we don't want/need/use.

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Posted 05 February 2010 - 08:50 PM

This is kinda crummy considering how many games run on Xbox 360 and have Live functionality. They should at least let those games run on Live on Xbox 360 consoles only.

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Posted 05 February 2010 - 09:06 PM

No need for a modchip that can be disabled anymore. Ahhhh, the good ol' days.

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Posted 05 February 2010 - 09:07 PM

Im gonna die!

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Edited by ToBbErT, 05 February 2010 - 09:10 PM.





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