Microsoft's decision tonight to end online play for all original Xbox consoles and games marks the end of an era in console gaming. Let's take a minute to remember those titles who tonight gave their lives.
Being the first successful platform for online console gaming (sorry, Dreamcast), the Xbox was home to many good games that were made better by online multiplayer, and some great games that were made classics.
Games like these, for which the looming disconnect brings an end to their multiplayer lives, and for whom we'll now observe a minute's silence.
Halo 2 Counter-Strike Burnout 3 Burnout Revenge Ghost Recon Call of Duty 2 Doom 3 Star Wars: Battlefront 2 Battlefield 2 Forza Rainbow Six 3 Call of Duty 3 Rainbow Six 3 Mechassault 2 Star Wars: Republic Commando Crimson Skies
Age shall not weary them. Now, back to Modern Warfare 2 and Halo 3, eh?