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Never-Say-Die Halo 2 Fans

[UPDATE: Only one remains.]

Some people just refuse to let Halo 2 Xbox Live multiplayer die; at least twenty players are still connected to Xbox Live with Halo 2. How is this possible? Very simple: they never shut off their console and still have Halo 2 running.

Some have been dropping out due to things like net troubles or over-heating, and are unable to re-join, but there are still a few who remain.

Perhaps this reporter has simply misunderstood what “ending support” actually means… but how can gamers still be connected to something that isn’t supposed to exist anymore?

TVG interviewed one stalwart:

“We will keep playing until we are all forcibly removed. It could be by Microsoft, Bungie, our Xbox’s overheating, or just lagging out. Not for competition, not for a prize, but for the love, and memory of Halo 2,” commented group member, Joe Campbell.

“I want to thank everyone that I’ve played with in the past few days, this is by far my favourite memory in all my gaming history,” he added.

Some may consider them desperate, or foolish, or oblivious to reality. Perhaps they don’t want to spend the $5-$20 on the PC version of Halo 2 out of principle.

Dylan Thomas would have had a different opinion on this poignant refusal to let something they love die.

Do not go gentle into that good night,
Old age should burn and rage at close of day;
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.
Though wise men at their end know dark is right,
Because their words had forked no lightning they
Do not go gentle into that good night.

Good men, the last wave by, crying how bright
Their frail deeds might have danced in a green bay,
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

Wild men who caught and sang the sun in flight,
And learn, too late, they grieved it on its way,
Do not go gentle into that good night.

Grave men, near death, who see with blinding sight
Blind eyes could blaze like meteors and be gay,
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

And you, my father, there on the sad height,
Curse, bless me now with your fierce tears, I pray.
Do not go gentle into that good night.
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

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      [...] N4Sir, we will salute you for keeping the dream alive a little bit longer. Instead of Dylan Thomas, we will read to you some Lord Alfred [...]

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