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In November, a US federal judge made the breathtaking order that all copies of Too Human had to be destroyed by its creator, Silicon Knights, as part of a $US4 million judgment awarded to Epic Games in a nasty six-year suit-and-countersuit court battle between the two.
Maybe you were playing a game on Xbox Live last week and you tried to save online. Maybe it didn’t work. Maybe you are cursing at the skies, wondering why you ever relied on this newfangled “cloud” technology when back in your day all you needed was a pen, paper, and a string of meaningless numbers and letters.
I’m quite lax about letting my LIVE subscription sort of peter out. I only really play Halo online, and when I lose interest in that, I really have no need for LIVE Gold. But right now? With all of the good multiplayer games that have been released in the last couple of months? Now is as good a time as any for Xbox LIVE Gold to be free for a while.
38 Studios’ financial apocalypse has been well-documented. Ultimately, no amount of auctioning and memorabilia sales could redeem all-star pitcher Curt Schilling’s game development legacy. Still, you have to wonder who’s behind the pricing of the downloadable version being offered on Xbox Live Games on Demand in Australia. Maybe 38 Studios’ only release is a collector’s item now?
No one’s going to argue that Halo was the original Xbox’s killer game, playing a noticeable role in the console’s early success. The series also made multiplayer console gaming over the internet via Xbox Live a serious thing and not just a poorly-supported gimmick. Bungie president Harold Ryan is convinced that Halo and its successors were so instrumental to Xbox Live that, without it, the service would not have succeeded. Is he wrong?
Over 100 Million Friendships Have Been Made Over Xbox Live (And Over 200 Billion Achievement Points)
Amidst all the back-slapping and high-fiving going on at Xbox Live today, Microsoft released a statistic related to the service that I found pretty interesting.