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Microsoft Kills Xbox Live for Original Xboxes


Mark Hachman - Pc Magazine – Fri Feb 5, 8:45 am ET


Microsoft has decided to stop supporting first-generation Xbox games and consoles on its Xbox Live service, Microsoft disclosed on Friday.

Microsoft "did not make this decision lightly," the company's Major Nelson blog said, but it's apparently final: gamers who used the Xbox Live matchmaking service for games of "Halo," for example, will have to find another way to connect with their friends. The prohibition also applies to Xbox games played on Xbox 360 consoles.

Why did Microsoft make the change? According to Xbox Live general manager Marc Whitten, the company plans upgrades to the Live service that are simply incompatible with the older games and consoles.

Whitten did not reveal the proposed upgrades, but mentioned Microsoft's Project Natal, scheduled to be rolled out by the holiday season of 2010. I believe we'll look back on 2010 as a landmark year in gaming and home entertainment, and I couldn't be more excited about what we have in store with "Project Natal" and LIVE," Whitten wrote in a blog post.

"We will contact the Xbox LIVE members directly impacted by this change and if this includes you, I encourage you to check your LIVE messages and associated e-mail account over the coming weeks for more details and opportunities," Whitten wrote. "We view you as a partner in this process."
 

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Im bout to get on tha MW2 now man!!

I thought Xbox 360s AND ps3s werent backwards compatible anyway.


I have a 360
 

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with backwords capabilities on ps3, sony gonna brag and advertise about this. watch
Depends on which gen PS3 you have, the 3rd gen (released Nov 2007) won't play PS2 games and neither with the new 4th gen 'slim' model.
 
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