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Subject: Time may be running out.

I'm not saying this is true. Just speculation, but it doesn't sound unreasonable. With all the rumors of a new Xbox being right around the corner, maybe even this year, we've got to realize that Halo 3 may not be around for much longer. Like Halo 2 and the original Xbox games, they were eventually cut off because the 360 had been out for some time. Basically, now is the same situation, but the 360 will be the old console. If a new Xbox console comes out THIS year, that means we will have no idea when all of the 360 servers for the older games are shut down in favor of the new console games, and we'll have less time to find out. Not saying anything is being speculated or planned, just bringing this into the light. I only realized this yesterday. So what am I saying? Play Halo 3 while you can, because the next time you get yourself to play it, may be too late.

  • 01.07.2013 3:55 PM PDT
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don't worry the Xbox 360 won't instantly die once the Xbox 720 hits the stores because it will definitely be hella expensive. PlayStation 2 held it's own for 5 years once PlayStation 3 dropped

  • 01.07.2013 6:09 PM PDT
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Soon we'll be saying goodbye Halo 3 and hello Halo 5!

  • 01.07.2013 6:39 PM PDT

Halo 2 lost it's Live capabilities after only six years. If Halo 3 lost it's Live capabilities in the same time span, we'd have only this year to play it. *tears* She was taken from us too soon.


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  • 01.07.2013 8:12 PM PDT

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I thought I heard somewhere the new xbox was coming out next year.

  • 01.07.2013 9:14 PM PDT
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I ran out of live...and i'm studying hard! So halo 3 lost a dedicated player until june.

  • 01.08.2013 12:00 AM PDT

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Halo 2 died off because Microsoft shutdown the older version of Xbox Live for the original Xbox so they could do updates to the newer version of Xbox Live for the Xbox 360, and that was like four(?) years after the 360 was released. I'm sure that if the same thing were to happen to the 360 when the 720 comes out, if at all, it wouldn't happen for years. IMO, there's nothing to really worry about yet.

  • 01.08.2013 5:47 AM PDT

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Posted by: path1k
don't worry the Xbox 360 won't instantly die once the Xbox 720 hits the stores because it will definitely be hella expensive. PlayStation 2 held it's own for 5 years once PlayStation 3 dropped
Still going to be first in line to get it

  • 01.08.2013 7:43 AM PDT


Posted by: fortifythamind

Posted by: path1k
don't worry the Xbox 360 won't instantly die once the Xbox 720 hits the stores because it will definitely be hella expensive. PlayStation 2 held it's own for 5 years once PlayStation 3 dropped
Still going to be first in line to get it


Not me. I'm gonna wait until they get some of the bugs/kinks worked out. Nothing is worse than the first release item.

On topic, OP, I doubt they are going to be shutting down Halo 3 soon. I'd give it at least another year.

  • 01.08.2013 7:47 AM PDT

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I really hope not :(

  • 01.08.2013 8:17 AM PDT


Posted by: OMARRCHR
Halo 2 died off because Microsoft shutdown the older version of Xbox Live for the original Xbox so they could do updates to the newer version of Xbox Live for the Xbox 360, and that was like four(?) years after the 360 was released. I'm sure that if the same thing were to happen to the 360 when the 720 comes out, if at all, it wouldn't happen for years. IMO, there's nothing to really worry about yet.

This!!

  • 01.08.2013 8:28 AM PDT

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Posted by: OMARRCHR
Halo 2 died off because Microsoft shutdown the older version of Xbox Live for the original Xbox so they could do updates to the newer version of Xbox Live for the Xbox 360, and that was like four(?) years after the 360 was released. I'm sure that if the same thing were to happen to the 360 when the 720 comes out, if at all, it wouldn't happen for years. IMO, there's nothing to really worry about yet.

This!!


I agree as well. It will be a while before 360 games get shut down purely because of a new console that may not even release this year.

  • 01.08.2013 1:19 PM PDT