Good Night, Sweet Prince

Tonight marks the final few hours in the life of Bungie’s mighty fine fps Halo 2, Microsoft is officially pulling the plug on the original Xbox Live. We think it’s kind of like locking the beautiful daughter from your first wife in the basement and throwing away the key but hey, we’re not Microsoft.

It’s also your last chance to download the fantastic array of free map packs that were made avilable during its six year life. Of course, local and system link play will continue to work as normal so homing rockets, Ascension, the ten second timer and dual needlers aren’t necessarily a thing of the past.

Halo 2 was, if not the best game on the original Xbox Live, certainly its defining title and so I’m sure you’ll agree, it’s a sad fact that it’s departing so soon.

Good night, sweet prince.

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