By BlazeHedgehog 10 Comments
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:
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.