Tonight is the night that Microsoft is pulling the plug on the Xbox Live servers for original Xbox games. They want to make enhancements to the service, and apparently supporting the old games is holding them back. They have not mentioned any specifics as to what type of enhancements are being blocked by supporting legacy Xbox games, but some have suggested that the 100 friend limit is a result of keeping backwards compatibility. Honestly, I am surprised they have kept it running this long. Eight years is a pretty long time, especially considering how long the 360 has been around.
Anyway, a bunch of people are playing Halo 2 tonight, and I figured I might as well join them. If you have a copy of Halo 2 laying around, consider jumping on and playing a few rounds. Also, make sure to download the map packs while you still can. Once Live goes down, I don’t expect you to be able to download them ever again.
Also, Halo 2 for PC is sill alive and well and you can still find me playing it from time to time. If you want to keep the Halo 2 action going, pick up a copy and join me: