Today at 00:00 hours, Microsoft ceased to support the original Xbox Live [source]. Personally for me, this doesn’t mean a damn thing. I never owned the original Xbox and the newer Xbox 360 version of Live is still going strong. But for a lot of you there were still multiplayer games that you enjoyed to playing across Live and for those few we’ll have a moment of silence…
Just wanted to remind you that if you are considering pledging towards the Dueling Analogs book that you are not required to have the money at this moment. You won’t be charged for the pledge until the drive is officially over and fully funded as well. And that date is July 4th. So if it’s something you’ve been considering then take a moment to educate yourself on how it works. Which will then hopefully be followed by a pledge.
Update: To the best of my knowledge I have only ever done this once before, but I’m changing the title of this comic. I was checking my iPhone this morning and thinking about the comic. Then, the phrase “Xbox Live is dead. Long live Xbox Live!” popped into my head. Seconds later my emails had downloaded and I saw that Bill commented the same thing under the post. I felt it was a sign. So I decided to change the name of the comic from “Xbox Lived” to “Xbox Live is dead. Long live Xbox Live!”
As far as I can remember the only other time that has happened was when “The Konami Code” changed to “So Dark the Contra of Man” courtesy of Ross Miller from Joystiq Engadget.
See you Monday…
Update 9:20 EST: As of right now, the original Xbox Live is still live [source]. Hopefully it goes down soon so that I don’t have to justify this comic for years to come.