The death of a classic: Microsoft killing 1st gen Xbox Live support April 15th.

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by Mike
Posted February 5th, 2010 at 6:28 am

This game we play, this cycle of life that goes on around us, always comes to an end. Without sounding to gloomy or depressing on this fine Friday morning, I’ll simply say that no matter how popular a service or product once was, the inevitable end comes. Such is the untimely tale of the original Xbox’s demise, or more specifically Xbox Live support for the aging console.

On April 15th, original Xbox users will lose their online gaming abilities. Anger and frustration are sure to be at the forefront of this announcement, though it isn’t like something such as this should catch people off guard. Xbox live for the original Xbox debuted in 2002 — 8 years ago. That’s a pretty lengthy amount of support for a piece of gadgetry if you ask me.

Still, there’s bound to be some sore spots and boiled blood. Those feeling burned can at least take comfort in knowing they can continue their online gaming on the 360. Sure they have to pay more money but at least it’s better than the company going belly up is it not?

I’m curious though as to how many people actually still use an original Xbox as their main gaming console. Anyone care to enlighten me?

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  • Jordan
    February 5, 2010 at 11:02 am
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    Shiteballs, that means I can’t play my oldschool Counter Strike xbox game on live anymore with 1337 gamers anymore. Damn, I’ll have to resort to booting wind0ze and get my cs:s on. it’s sooooo cold in my computer room though, another reason to drink!

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