Microsoft Shuts Down the Original Xbox Live Network

April 14, 2010, By Radimir Bobev

All old technology eventually gets its plug pulled, and Microsoft have been especially well known for stopping support on their old pieces of software. Thus, it’s really no surprise that the Xbox Live service – the original one, on the old Xbox – has been shut down today.

It’s not like you weren’t warned either, given that Microsoft announced the shutdown a few months prior. The change affects all games that are played online, and that sadly includes Halo 2 – so all that’s left now for the franchise fans is the third game in the series. Single player games can still be played just fine so you don’t have to worry about those.

There are some hacks to enable online play involving Xlink Kai and XBConnect, programs that can enable online connection on your Xbox even in the current circumstances. If you’re that desperate to still play online on your old console, you may want to give it a try – but really, you should consider investing in a 360.

[ Via Gizmodo ]

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