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Eight devoted Halo 2 gamers still playing online

By Matthew ยท 21 replies
Apr 30, 2010
  1. It's been two weeks since Microsoft officially "shut down" the original Xbox Live servers, but that's not stopping a small group of dedicated Halo 2 gamers. Eight people are still connected and periodically playing the six-year-old and now discontinued title.

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  2. Reloader2

    Reloader2 TS Rookie Posts: 66

    Respect to them.
  3. matrix86

    matrix86 TS Guru Posts: 828   +32

    Dear Webster,
    please put this article beneath your definition of "Dedicated". Thank you.
  4. klepto12

    klepto12 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,115   +9

    meh halo 2 is old news find a better game to play.
  5. BlindObject

    BlindObject TS Rookie Posts: 412

    This is some deep stuff yo.
  6. slh28

    slh28 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,706   +172

    Respect indeed... although it must get boring playing with the same other 7 players lol.
  7. Armanian

    Armanian TS Enthusiast Posts: 43   +19

    Keep Going For Those Of Us Who Can't =')
  8. KG363

    KG363 TS Guru Posts: 515   +9

    The halo franchise has gone downhill since Halo 2

    Keep at it!

    If only My xbox wasn't in another city :(
  9. Morbid, obsessive and ridiculous are words that come to mind.
  10. MrAnderson

    MrAnderson TS Maniac Posts: 488   +10

    Wow what a geeky yet powerful story. Isn't there someway for a thirdparty to take over the service? There Xboxes might be toast when this is all over. It would be cool if MS gives them some fashion of reward. Like a special Xbox trophy like "Die Hard" and amend it to their accounts.
  11. Mikymjr

    Mikymjr TS Booster Posts: 123   +9

    Wow keep it up guys as long as you can! I have played Halo with friends and my little brother. Altough i couldn't or didn't have the chance to play Halo 2 with him because he just recently died in a traffic accident. I loved my little brother. This just brings up memories to me
  12. Burty117

    Burty117 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 3,042   +793

    Repect to these guys as I "for some unknown reason" kind of want to join them? Say I was load up halo 2, I wonder if I could join there game?

    I loved that game, online and offline and I swear I had worn my first disc out on the original xbox, then got another copy for when I got my new 360 and haven't really played it since. It's a shame I can't join them just for one last go :(
  13. GonchuB

    GonchuB TS Rookie Posts: 19

    talk about gaming
  14. matrix86

    matrix86 TS Guru Posts: 828   +32

    Morbid? How is this morbid? These guys are smart, not unhealthy physiologically and obviously not gloomy.

    Obsessive? Just because they don't turn their system off? I know people who don't turn their computers off.

    Ridiculous? Please explain. I'm sure their smart enough to be taking precautions (putting a fan next to it to help keep it cool)

    You make it seem like these guys have no lives. I'm sure they get up and go to work every day just like the rest of us. The difference? Unlike the rest of us, they don't turn their system off. There is nothing morbid, obsessive or ridiculous about this. Now if they sat there in front of the TV all day then obsessive and ridiculous would come into play, but they do not fit here in this situation.
  15. hell when yea find something your good at! you like it and you love the people on it! screw it!! its your own realm :) more power to yea guys! good stuff :)
  16. i got respect for these guys, they got dedication, and truly an awesome deed
  17. tengeta

    tengeta TS Enthusiast Posts: 612

    Hey, keep it going, and kudos to Microsoft for not kicking them off to get it over with on their end.
  18. ET3D

    ET3D TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,279   +105

    matrix86, "obsessive" definitely fits. It's not because they're keeping their consoles on, it's because they're keeping them on and logged into a specific game, and one for which support has officially stopped. They're certainly not playing anything else on that console, and they probably got to being part of this by being really into Halo 2 gaming.
  19. If it was a PC game they could keep playing forever on dedicated servers.
  20. Halo 2 was the best game ever. I loved it. That's the game that started it all.
  21. Matthew

    Matthew TechSpot Staff Topic Starter Posts: 5,313   +100

    Down to five players.
  22. Our inner cities resemble jungles.

    Its like the third world in our own country.

    Halo 3 will be titled "The Cleansing".

    Cinematic to follow.....
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