"A good player wins a 1v1, a great player avoids one." - T00lB0X
I was around eleven years old when my brother's friend came over one day,(my brother was only eight) and he had a bag of games, there was Star Wars Battlefront II, some other Star Wars game, and Halo 2. Halo 3 was already out by the time that this happened, but I didn't own an Xbox 360.
Halo 2 was by far my favorite, so we borrowed it for about four months until he took the game back, from the time that he took the game back, to the time I bought my Xbox 360, all I did was raise money for a new Xbox 360 to play Halo 3, but that wasn't the first Halo game I bought.
The first Halo game I bought was Halo Reach, back when I first got Xbox Live. But another one of my friends, who had an Xbox 360 for five years and never got Xbox Live,(until now) brought over Halo 3 before that, and I kept bugging him, asking him what matchmaking was.
He said that it was where you could play with other players over Xbox Live, and I kept trying to get on it. He was pretty annoyed, but he should have told me that you needed an Xbox Live Gold membership to play on Xbox Live. Halo 2 is still my favorite Xbox game, and I was sad when I found out that I would never be able to play it Live because Microsoft shut down Live for the original Xbox.