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Final Day for Live on Xbox 1 April 14, 2010

Posted by Maniac in Game News.
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Today is April 14th, and today is the last day of live on all Xbox 1s.  Anyone who has not upgraded to the Xbox 360 will find their accounts are not going to renew, and any Xbox 1 games with Live support on the Xbox 360 will cease to be playable in multiplayer.  All downloaded content will no longer be avalible to download (that was stopped months ago).

I got my first Xbox one week before the release of Halo 2.  I was always a PC gamer, and considered the Xbox to be nothing more than an obsolite PC with nothing interesting in it’s catalog.  Then Halo 2 was released.  I had already played Halo on the PC and thought it was fantastic, and the second game looked even better after what I had seen personally at E3 2003.  My Xbox Live account has been active for 5 years.  I upgraded to the 360 in April of 2006, and sold my original Xbox with all it’s accesories a year or so later for a pretty good price.  I regret the decision because Microsoft really had failed to bring the majority of their Xbox 1 games to backwards compatability as we had previously assumed, but all the ones that I already owned were supported.

Please raise your glasses to the end of an era.  If you still have a copy of Halo 2, Bungie will be playing it tonight in honor of the service being shut down.

Because of the discontinued support, it is likely that Live will increase user friend lists from their current maximum of 100 users for those who use Xbox 360s.