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This piece is the first ever Video Highlight on Halo Spotlight, and it’s a wonderful one. Chances are, if you’re a veteran Halo fan, you’ve seen this video before, but if not, then you’re in for a treat.
The full title of this video is “The Noble 14 – How 14 People Extended The Life Of The Original Xbox Live”. Quite a lengthy title, but unlike most YouTube videos, it tells you exactly what to expect from the content.
The description of the video is as follows:
On April 15th, 2010 Microsoft shut down the servers for the original Xbox Live. They let players finish their game before forcing them to quit to Xbox Live 1.0. What they didn’t account for was these final 14 people who decided to stay on, long past the expiration date. This video essay will explain who the last 14 people on the original Xbox Live, and Halo 2.
2010 was a whooping 11 years ago, so some people playing Halo today might not have even been alive when the Halo 2 servers were shut down. Crazy stuff.
This video by Gaming By Gamers really does help store this piece of Halo history in one place, and the work that went into the quality of the video speaks for itself. We’ll stop making you read stuff and allow you to watch the video below yourself.
Incredible right? The quality, care and love that went into archiving this piece of Halo history in a short but info packed video is insane. It’s a video that really gets across just how passionate the Halo community was in the Halo 2 days, and still is today.
We’re not going to write up a transcript for The Noble 14 video or anything like that, so you’ll have to watch the video to enjoy its content. We’re just here to bring it to your attention, but we hoped you enjoyed watching it (hopefully you did).
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