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    Edited By staff  Staff

     GAAAAAAAAAMES!
     GAAAAAAAAAMES!
    With its seven-and-a-half year legacy soon coming to a close, tonight marks a certain end for Microsoft's online console service. After this, the original Xbox Live servers are going down--for good. No more Halo 2, no more... well, that's pretty much the big one. You get the idea. It's been a strong run for what has arguably been, for better or for worse, one of the most significant developments in the history of online gaming. But with the Xbox 360 so thoroughly replacing its predecessor, it has run its course, and now it's time to say goodbye.  
     
    Join us, then, as we celebrate the memory of Xbox Live with our two-hour live stream extravaganza tonight from 10PM to Midnight PDT! We'll be playing loads of Halo 2 and other Xbox classics while taking your questions in the USTREAM chat below. And so, without further ado, LET THE XBOXALYPSE BEGIN!!! 
     
    UPDATE: Now that our unintentional Xbox marathon has concluded, we've replaced the live stream here with an archived version of the first four-and-a-half hours of the show. Thanks to everyone who joined us, most likely to the detriment of their health and sanity!
       
      
         
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    #1  Edited By staff  Staff

     GAAAAAAAAAMES!
     GAAAAAAAAAMES!
    With its seven-and-a-half year legacy soon coming to a close, tonight marks a certain end for Microsoft's online console service. After this, the original Xbox Live servers are going down--for good. No more Halo 2, no more... well, that's pretty much the big one. You get the idea. It's been a strong run for what has arguably been, for better or for worse, one of the most significant developments in the history of online gaming. But with the Xbox 360 so thoroughly replacing its predecessor, it has run its course, and now it's time to say goodbye.  
     
    Join us, then, as we celebrate the memory of Xbox Live with our two-hour live stream extravaganza tonight from 10PM to Midnight PDT! We'll be playing loads of Halo 2 and other Xbox classics while taking your questions in the USTREAM chat below. And so, without further ado, LET THE XBOXALYPSE BEGIN!!! 
     
    UPDATE: Now that our unintentional Xbox marathon has concluded, we've replaced the live stream here with an archived version of the first four-and-a-half hours of the show. Thanks to everyone who joined us, most likely to the detriment of their health and sanity!
       
      
         
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    #2  Edited By Th3_James

    SNAP 

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    #3  Edited By takua108

    Awesome!

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    #4  Edited By neoepoch

    This is going to be awesome.
    You know what would be hilariously bad? If Microsoft also accidentally shut down the 360 servers as well. Also, I hope that doesn't happen, but if it does well...I'm the first to call it.

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    #5  Edited By bjorno

    howdy

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    #6  Edited By Jambones

    Looking forward to it.

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    #7  Edited By RobotHamster
    @takua108 said:
    " FIRST? "
    Fail?
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    #8  Edited By FluxWaveZ

    Farewell, original XBL.  I won't miss you, though.
     
    Whoa... there's a general "staff" username, now.

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    #9  Edited By heat

    Throw some durgers on the grill!

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    #10  Edited By Lies

    1v1 mlg lockout?

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    #11  Edited By FesteringNeon

    WOOOOOOOO
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    #12  Edited By TheYear20XX

    Farewell, old friend.

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    #13  Edited By JazzyJeff

    J fucking Allard.

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    #14  Edited By Sooperspy

    Hope they post it later on the site because I wont be able to see it. Damn you SCHOOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    #15  Edited By JJOR64

    Holy shit.  That banner is fucking awesome.

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    #16  Edited By AlexMarra

    Living on the East Coast sucks.

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    #17  Edited By jakob187

    If anyone sees a gamertag tonight with "Lansharx" on Halo 2...you'll know it's me and my friends.  = D

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    #18  Edited By RobotHamster

    I love how they put J Allard in it.

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    #19  Edited By AlwaysAngry

    EVERY time I post in the chatbox it makes me log in! I AM LOGGED IN!!!

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    #20  Edited By Ace829

    Holy crap!

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    #21  Edited By Skald

    XBOX DEAD SON

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    #22  Edited By Daveyo520

    Can't wait!

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    #23  Edited By Sh4ft3d

    Make sure to enjoy yourselves guy. Glad to see you sending it off in style.

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    #24  Edited By meteora

    OH ITS ON NOW!

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    #25  Edited By JoelTGM

    It has to be done.

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    #26  Edited By xxDrAiNxx

    RIP

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    #27  Edited By Beb_Jobel

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    #28  Edited By bed

    farewell. :(

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    #29  Edited By zanzibarbreeze

    Goodbye, XBOX... Oh god, hand me those tissues

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    So sad.

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    #31  Edited By Rockanomics

    GOOD THING I STOCKED UP ON AN INFINITE SUPPLY OF CANNED PICKLES

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    #32  Edited By clarke0

    I wonder if anyone will try to create dedicated fan servers for Halo 2 after this? Of course you could always play it on PC. Regardless the XBOXALYPSE will be a day to be remembered I'm sure. Can't wait for the video.

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    #33  Edited By Wes

    Start the cameras MR. Generic GiantBomb Guy!

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    #34  Edited By Lies
    @clarke0 said:
    " I wonder if anyone will try to create dedicated fan servers for Halo 2 after this? Of course you could always play it on PC. Regardless the XBOXALYPSE will be a day to be remembered I'm sure. Can't wait for the video. "
    You can already tunnel it through Xbox Connect so it will always be playable online. It just tricks it into thinking the consoles are system linked.
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    #35  Edited By Coltonio7

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    #36  Edited By smugfox

    Lord have Mercy on those poor souls who play against giant bomb...

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    #37  Edited By Leevz

    At midnight tonight... duder it will truly be over :'(

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    #38  Edited By DieRunning

    awesome

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    #39  Edited By hatking

    I really hope they record this in high quality and post it tomorrow or something.  I love GiantBomb antics, but I can't refuse an offer to get drunk with a girl. Haha
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    #40  Edited By c_rakestraw

    Hope my Internet connection cooperates long enough to watch this. I've been really looking forward to this and would hate to miss it.

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    #41  Edited By CDUB901

    when does this go live?

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    #42  Edited By George_Hukas

    THE XBOXALYPSE IS... LATER!

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    #43  Edited By Hot_Karl

    I've got way too much homework tonight, but I will send my regards to the crew and to the original Xbox. Xbox, I bought you on that faithful November day in 2001. You brought me many good times, staying up late with Max Payne 2, Republic Commando and especially Halo 2. The reason why I'm such a hardcore gamer today is because of Xbox Live.  
     
    Thanks for the memories. Good night, sweet prince.

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    #44  Edited By vager

    I'd be blown away if J Allard shows up.
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    #45  Edited By InfiniteGeass
    @MetalGearFlaccid: I don't know what this is doing here, but it's fucking awesome.

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    #46  Edited By armaan8014

    is it over?

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    #47  Edited By mshaw006
    @AlwaysAngry said:
    " EVERY time I post in the chatbox it makes me log in! I AM LOGGED IN!!! "
    I'm having the same problem. Come on, Giantbomb, get it together!
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    #48  Edited By Ryan  Staff
    @Coltonio7 said:
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    This.
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    #49  Edited By NickyDubz

    Jungalos Unite

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    #50  Edited By Brunchies

    Good bye old online service friend.

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