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27-04-2010, 12:39   #1
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Gamers Refuse to Turn Off Xboxes

Gamers Refuse to Turn Off Xboxes, Keep Playing 'Halo 2' Online




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Back in February, Microsoft announced that it planned to end Xbox LIVE support for its original console. Then, in March, the company offered some consolation prizes to loyal Xbox gamers. Now, the deadline has come and gone, but, naturally, a group of avid gamers has found a way to skirt the system.


According to Eurogamer, about 20 gamers who were playing 'Halo 2' simply refrained from turning off their consoles on April 15th, which has allowed them to keep playing the game online. But, as you can imagine, the numbers have dwindled. Not because they can't stand up to this marathon gaming session, but because their consoles can't last. Overheated Xboxes and lost network connections ended a few gamers' online 'Halo 2' days, but according to Geekosystem, there were still 16 loyalists playing the game online as of Sunday afternoon.
We're not sure if Microsoft will boot these folks or just let them ride out in a blaze of glory (or in a smoke-filled room from an overheated console). However, we applaud their effort, dedication and moxie -- or insanity, depending on how you look at it. [From: Eurogamer, via: Geekosystem]
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27-04-2010, 15:32   #2
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However, we applaud their effort, dedication and moxie -- or insanity, depending on how you look at it
I could think of a few more unflattering words to describe them.
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27-04-2010, 16:09   #3
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That's focking sad.
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I say fair play to them. Willing and able to stick with an older game because they believe in it's quality rather than switching from game to game...and then often moaning about the state of affairs.

PC Gamers have traditionally had a luxury in a way because if you can find people who want to play a game, you usually can (look at the QuakeWorld scene for example). All comes to all, you can directly connect to people - although that situation may change.

Peaceful protest
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27-04-2010, 17:34   #5
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fair play to them, this should show that on this occasion, M$ got this decision horribly wrong.
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27-04-2010, 17:37   #6
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fair play to them, this should show that on this occasion, M$ got this decision horribly wrong.
16 nutty gamers is hardly "horribly wrong"
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16 nutty gamers is hardly "horribly wrong"
he ment the brilliant idea to scrap xbox live!
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27-04-2010, 17:40   #8
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he ment the brilliant idea to scrap xbox live!
Xbox Live will still exist, and get better once they don't have to worry about compatibility with the original console.
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27-04-2010, 18:04   #9
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And this, console kiddies, is why dedicated servers are good.
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27-04-2010, 18:05   #10
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Xbox Live will still exist, and get better once they don't have to worry about compatibility with the original console.
how so? at the very least, halo fans should be able to buy halo 2 again on XBLA. halo 2 fans can play the game again and M$ can reap the profit.
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how so? at the very least, halo fans should be able to buy halo 2 again on XBLA. halo 2 fans can play the game again and M$ can reap the profit.
I'm not really into all the coding stuff but they don't have to worry about the Legacy code in the original xbox now I think (Dont even now if that makes sense, maybe a more tech savy person can help me) Which means they can really optimise Live for the 360 solely. Bigger friends lists and clan support are the 2 major things people want, so I hear, don't really care about either myself. But I'm sure MS might have a few tricks up there sleeve too.
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Gas cnuts
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Eh, no... This is why dedicated servers are bad.

For example: Look at EA, and the amount of "maintenance" and closiing down of servers they've done recently. Even games such as LOTR Conquest, which is less than 2 years old, is now closed. ****ing fail.
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I am one of the remaining few. Theres only 12 or 13 of us left I think.
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class, fair play to ye. so are all of ye just playin in one game now yea?

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