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Bungie promises Halo 2 send-off

In a sad post on its official blog, developer Bungie has pledged one last hoorah” for the iconic and genre-defining Halo 2 ahead of Microsoft’s decision to deactivate Xbox Live multiplayer support for original Xbox titles on April 15th. We’re all saddened at the realisation that an era is coming …

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Original Xbox losing Live

In scenes grimly reminiscent of a doctor turning of a long-forgotten patient’s life support, Microsoft has confirmed that Xbox Live services for the now nine-year-old original Xbox console will be turned off on April 15th. The move affects both games played on the 2001 machine, Xbox 360-compatible Xbox titles and …

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Mario Galaxy 2 was originally a remix

Speaking at an E3 Nintendo roundtable, Nintendo’s development legend Shigeru Miyamoto has admitted that the new Super Mario Galaxy title was originally designed as a remix of the first game before being expanded to a fully-fledged sequel. VG247 reports that the game now contains 95 per cent original title, with …

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South Peak: Gamers want new IP

Others might be cutting back on new IP, but South Peak has told MCV that it is committed to original ideas.The publisher is releasing a number of titles based on new IP over the next few months – including Velvet Assassin, Raven Squad and Section 8 – as it looks …

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Original Xbox comes to an end

The Xbox has taken a step closer to the gaming grave with the news that Microsoft has as of today terminated its service repairs for original Xbox machines that are no longer in warranty. Recently purchased machines will be supported until their warranty until it expires, though faulty machines will …

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Peter Moore: Hard drive killed first Xbox

In the third part of The Guardian’s recent interview with current EA Sports boss and former Sega and Microsoft gaming head Peter Moore, the charismatic figure has admitted that the price of the hard drive in the original Xbox was the main factor that forced the company to make an …

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