That’s right Microsoft has announced it’s going to axe the original Xbox Live. In a post on his blog, Major Nelson has said that the service will be stopped on the 15th of April meaning you will not be able to play any online multiplayer games on the console. You will also not be able to play the multiplayer of backwards compatible games on your 360.Now you’ll have noticed that in the title I refered to Microsoft as M$. Something that is commonly associated with a Sony fanboy, calling out their “arch-enemy” for trying to rob their customers of every last penny. And that name has never been more appropriate. Let me explain. The reason for the services discontinuation, according to Major Nelson: Read more…
Major Nelson (Microsoft’s community guy) just recently announced that Microsoft will be shutting down the original Xbox services. It wont be happening until April 15, 2010. This basically means there will be no more online play for any original Xbox games including the halo series. I find this news this concerning as I did go back and play an older game once in a while but I understand why they are doing it. Its holding them back from doing anything new with the service. Leave your comments below.
The Multiplayer Demo for Battlefield: Bad Company 2 has been released onto Xbox Live. Sadly, It is currently a gold exclusive. The demo takes up just over a 1 Gig on your hard drive and I must say that it is very fun.
Update: The links have been removed by Microsoft.
Someone screwed up big time over at Microsoft. All 9 Gamestop exclusive Mass Effect 2 Dlc is up for FREE on the official Marketplace website. Who knows how long this will last. Better hurry!
Edit: The downloads no longer work.
Confirmed by Peter Moore, EA is currently in develpement on another small arcade title, like NHL 3 on 3 Arcade, but with the madden franchise. There was no confirmed release date, but a hope for “this holiday”. Be ready all you sports fan for the Xbox port of the Wii “All Stars” game.
Another week has gone and past and here we are once again. I’m going to make this short and simple for I’m going on vacation yet again. Josh started off the week by giving us all a overview of the RTS franchise and who and what started it all. After that, one of our writers wrote about his displeasure with the RTS Franchise. Then, Josh told us about how the infamous Resident Evil 5 will be coming to the PC this September. Finally, the week was ended with an article about the new and exciting arcade games coming out this summer on the Xbox Live Marketplace. And there you go, everything that happened this week in bite-sized form. Until next week remember, if you cant convince ’em, confuse ’em.