The Original Xbox Live...LIVES! (For Now, At Least)

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The original Xbox Live service was supposed to have been shut down at midnight. But midnight has now passed, and the people playing Halo 2 online in anticipation of its demise are...still playing Halo 2.

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We don't yet know whether this is a last-minute hiccup or whether Bungie and Microsoft have made a deal with the devil, but it's happening, Giant Bomb's countdown to midnight transforming overnight from a deathbed vigil to an online miracle. Of sorts.

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We'll update when we hear what's actually going on, but if Halo 2 players have any hope left in you that there was some way around the impending shut down, now's a good time to squeeze it out.

THE XBOXALYPSE IS NOW [Giant Bomb]

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ya, it said it would be taken offline the "15th of april" I don't know about you but to me that means it will be on THROUGH the 15th. I can only imagine that these countdown clocks are the reason everyone assumed it would be taken down last night. I for one jumped on for a couple hours and was reminded as to why I stopped playing it in the first place.