Sad news for gamers this week! Microsoft and 343 Industries have shut down the Halo Xbox 360 matchmaking servers. The games include Halo 3, Halo 4 and Halo: Reach.
The internet mourns the end of such an era – the age of Halo. The perfect escape with friends – many many happy memories made! The image below shows the date as December 2021, as that was the original date planned for the servers to shut down, but it was delayed by a couple of weeks and shut down a couple of days ago, instead.
There’s one silver lining though – you can play these games online via the Master Chief Collection (MCC) on Steam for example. Although there’s a few functionalities missing, such as fileshare and player customization.
Tributes for the game started pouring in from all across the world for the game and people took to Twitter, Reddit and YouTube to share their final moments in the game; or simply talk about their happy memories with Halo. Here’s a few of our favorite memes and videos!
Now there’s nothing…. but darkness. 🙁
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Xbox Cloud Gaming (Beta) dropping today! And at no extra cost either! It’s all inclusive in the Xbox Game Pass… So what is this “extra” service that Microsoft is providing its users?
Well, not too difficult to understand, and definitely not a new concept – Xbox Cloud Gaming is simply Microsoft’s attempt at providing high end game streaming service to anyone with Xbox Game Pass Ultimate and a really good high speed internet connection.
Google’s Stadia launched a similar service in 2019, and it was a success – especially due to the ongoing pandemic.
The biggest advantage to this service is that Microsoft is not charging ANYTHING extra for this, and the beta versions are rolling out today, and is available in 22 countries as of now on Android devices. It is also available on an invite-only basis on iPhone, iPad and Windows PCs.
For the full list of games that can be downloaded/streamed, refer to this list :