Xbox Live support for original Xbox games to be discontinued..

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Recieved this email today. Doesn't affect me but just a heads up for anyone that might still be playing old Xbox games online...

On April 15, 2010, we will discontinue the Xbox LIVE service for original … On April 15, 2010, we will discontinue the Xbox LIVE service for original Xbox games playable on Xbox v1 and Xbox 360. In our continuing efforts to evolve the service, we need to make changes to the LIVE service that are not compatible with original Xbox v1 games.What does this change mean for you?• It does not affect your ability to play original Xbox v1 games offline, but does remove LIVE connectivity and support for online multiplayer, leader boards, and other online features of these games.• We realize that you are an avid Halo 2 fan. Unfortunately, with this change, you will not be able to play Halo 2 on Xbox LIVE going forward.• Although it is difficult to say goodbye to Halo 2, the Halo franchise continues as the benchmark for multiplayer gaming in this generation with Halo 3, Halo 3: ODST, and soon Halo: Reach. On the Xbox 360, you will continue to have access to the LIVE service where you can enjoy hundreds of other LIVE-enabled games.When will this change take effect?• April 15, 2010.What is Xbox LIVE doing for me?• To thank you for being a loyal Xbox LIVE customer, we are giving you a free, three-month LIVE Gold membership and 400 Microsoft Points for you to use as you choose on Xbox LIVE.• In addition, because you've been so loyal to Halo, we are inviting you to participate in the exclusive Halo: Reach Beta.How do I get these offers?• You will receive a token for 400 MS points. Check your Xbox LIVE account messages on the console. These points can be used for 365 days after you activate your token.• We are extending your Gold membership by three months automatically. The extension will be directly reflected in your LIVE account.• Finally, as the beta gets closer, you will receive an e-mail containing the code granting you access to the exclusive Halo: Reach Beta.Thank you for being a loyal Xbox LIVE member. Please visit xbox.com/support if you have any questions or for more information.The Xbox LIVE Team



Not sure I'd say I'm an "avid" Halo 2 fan (only tried to play it online once and failed due to a lack of people online). Not complaining at the 400 MS points though!
Not sure what it means by "We are extending your Gold membership by three months automatically" - better not be signing me up without my consent!

To thank you for being a loyal Xbox LIVE customer, we are giving you a free, three-month LIVE Gold membership and 400 Microsoft Points for you to use as you choose on Xbox LIVE.

Not bad though...

Banned

I think its about time they just focus on xbox 360

as long as my xbox games still work offlline on 360 not too bad for me,was hoping they would add a few more xbox titles to their work list for 360 but looks like this will be coming to an end too.shame.

Original Poster

Ah, I didn't see that the 3 months was free. Well, that certainly is good news!
I've just input a code for 3 months so hopefully they'll add my free 3 months on top of that.. Hasn't shown up yet though.

lumoruk;8015400

You can still play some of the games on ]Xbox Connect , plus it's … You can still play some of the games on ]Xbox Connect , plus it's free.List of ]supported games



Handy ^ TY :thumbsup:

I wonder if i get a copy of halo 2 now, play it online for a bit they will send me an email with freebies too.... :w00t:

Original Poster

Might be worth a go if you know someone who has it and you can borrow it.

I've played Halo 2 offline predominantly, just on multiplayer and I went on XBL once as that was the only XBL enabled game I had when I first joined. I never even got into a game, because of connection problems or lack of people.. can't remember.
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