In just under 3 hours, at Midnight Pacific Time (3am Eastern), you’ll be able to hear the screams of agony from thousands of Halo 2 fans worldwide as Microsoft pulls the plug on Xbox LIVE support for the OG Xbox after just over 7 years of service. What does this mean? Well, any Xbox titles you could play online on the Xbox or Xbox 360 will cease to function (single and local multiplayer will continue to work), and you won’t be able to download any of the extra content for those games. In the end, dropping OG Xbox from Xbox LIVE will bring along many new features to the service on the Xbox 360, such as a rumored friends list expansion.
If you’re like me and you don’t have an Xbox capable of going online, Giant Bomb is here to help! Starting at 10pm Pacific (1am Eastern), they’ll be streaming the XBOXALYPSE live on USTREAM, jumping in and out of several games until the servers come crashing down, The Matrix Online style.
After a month or so hiatus, bakalair has returned! If you missed it, bakalair experienced a massive database failure that resulted in the loss of everything. Oh well, it can’t hurt to start from scratch (again). As usual, there probably won’t be many updates here, unless something weird happens and I update more than once in a full moon.
One thing to mention, with the recent web service upgrade my hosting provider conduced, all of the URLs scattered around the Intarwebs using the g.bakalair.com/go redirect are no longer functional as the script used for them was disabled. If you run across one, it’ll redirect here instead of the URL it was intended to go to. Sorry about that.
That said, be on the lookout for some new/returning features, such as the Oekaki that was introduced before the DB failure. :3 I’ll start adding things when I feel like it.