No, don’t panic. Xbox LIVE is still up and running. I’m talking about the original Xbox LIVE from that big clunky green and a black box. I know it’s a bit late, but on April 15th Microsoft pulled the plug on original Xbox LIVE support, and you can now no longer play those old multiplayer games. Yes, even Halo 2 was cut, but that’s ok because you can still play the single-player games. They also cut leaderboards, DLC, and anything else associated with the original Xbox LIVE. While I personally have no fond memories since I was a PS2-only player during the last generation, some people will be saddened by this. There will also be no more backward compatibility updates, and this should have been seen a long time ago since the last update was November 2007.
The Xbox’s production was even halted early on in 2006 due to poor sales and NVIDIA (their graphics chip provider), and due to the Xbox 360 being just released the previous here, decided to no longer manufacture the GPU. So, if you were an Xbox lover these past 4 years haven’t been good for you (same goes for you GameCube fans), but this is a new era, so let’s all hope the Xbox 360 doesn’t suffer the same fate.