Xbox Livin' with the GiantBomb Crew

It is 5:26am. There are birds chirping. Ryan, Dave, Vinny and Josh just signed off of the live stream. As of writing this, Original Xbox Live is still... well, live. I only owned one Xbox 1 game that has Xbox Live, and that was Forza Motorsport. For most of the night, despite only having played the game three times in my entire life, I played Forza. And only Forza. For probably close to 5 hours.  In the end, I have this to show for it:
 

This window setup was basically what I had all night
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Unfortunately, connection problems deemed it "not meant to be" and they had to create their own server. Shout out to my bro xPrimesight - I don't know who the hell he was but he was the one player that stayed with me for most of the night. He was there long before Vinny decided to pop in Forza and he alone stuck around after everybody moved on to greener pastures like Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory and Mech Assault 2
 
I was capturing video of the event with hopes of catching the moment Xbox Live went offline, but much like the GiantBomb crew, I am going to sleep. I was edging up on running out of HDD space anyway (five hours of uncompressed SD game footage will fill up a 150gb pretty well). I don't really know what to do with all of this Forza footage. None of it on its own is particularly interesting, especially considering how bad I am at the game. I even deleted a sizable chunk to give myself a little more breathing room for the end of the service, but it was for naught.

I need some shut eye.
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Edited by BlazeHedgehog

It is 5:26am. There are birds chirping. Ryan, Dave, Vinny and Josh just signed off of the live stream. As of writing this, Original Xbox Live is still... well, live. I only owned one Xbox 1 game that has Xbox Live, and that was Forza Motorsport. For most of the night, despite only having played the game three times in my entire life, I played Forza. And only Forza. For probably close to 5 hours.  In the end, I have this to show for it:
 

This window setup was basically what I had all night
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Unfortunately, connection problems deemed it "not meant to be" and they had to create their own server. Shout out to my bro xPrimesight - I don't know who the hell he was but he was the one player that stayed with me for most of the night. He was there long before Vinny decided to pop in Forza and he alone stuck around after everybody moved on to greener pastures like Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory and Mech Assault 2
 
I was capturing video of the event with hopes of catching the moment Xbox Live went offline, but much like the GiantBomb crew, I am going to sleep. I was edging up on running out of HDD space anyway (five hours of uncompressed SD game footage will fill up a 150gb pretty well). I don't really know what to do with all of this Forza footage. None of it on its own is particularly interesting, especially considering how bad I am at the game. I even deleted a sizable chunk to give myself a little more breathing room for the end of the service, but it was for naught.

I need some shut eye.
Posted by Ramyun

I love how your avatar perfectly shows what you are feeling right now.

Posted by NoDeath

I didn't get home until about 11:30 so I was thinking 'Hey, I'll just catch the last half hour before this thing goes down'. 4 hours later... Man that was a great ride. To me, the best part by far was at about 10 past 1 when Vinnie actually played the DP whistle theme and Ryan started whistling to it. I was falling off my goddamn chair as they where doing that.

Posted by Willy105

Maybe last night of all nights should have been when I should have stayed up.
 
But I decided not to.

Posted by Ashuku

This makes me not feel so bad for calling it a night at 2am. The Halo 2 brought back incredible nostalgia, and it was a blast, but I couldn't stay up any longer. 

Posted by MacEG

Last night only confirmed it for me. I am really bad at Halo 2.

Posted by Bam_D_Leprechaun
@MacEG said:
" Last night only confirmed it for me. I am really bad at Halo 2. "
im BAD with the BR, i hate that damn weapon
Posted by CitizenKane

I wish I could have stayed up last night for this.  Damn you school and work!

Posted by BlazeHedgehog

I wake up to find that Original Xbox Live is STILL up. It's a good thing I went to bed when I did, I guess.

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Posted by ajamafalous
@BlazeHedgehog said:
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It has begun.