In August 2009, Sega informed the eleven people still playing online mech shooter Chromehounds that one day soon, the game's servers would be shut down, effectively "killing" the game. That day is today.

Yes, sometime today, Sega and Microsoft will pull the plug on one of the early cult favourites of the Xbox 360. It may seem hard to remember now, but back in 2006 - when the game was released - 360 releases were staggered, so there was always a "half decent" game to play every month or two.

Which meant Chromehounds, a game that really wasn't very good, nevertheless enjoyed some time in the sun, if only because there wasn't much else to play at the time. For that, it will have made fans, and today, our condolences go out to those fans.