As all of you know, the Xbox Live servers were shut down for all Xbox original games on April 14, 2010. A small, dedicated group of Halo 2 players didn’t agree with this, and would not let the game die. As long as we didn’t shut off our Xboxes, or lose connection in any way, we would still be able to play Halo 2. At first there were over 500 people that had kept their Xboxes on after the servers were shut down, but that quickly decreased to less than 100. Many players lagged out, and some players Xboxes actually overheated. We were able to keep Halo 2 alive for nearly 1 month longer than it should have been.
You may ask why we did this. Everyone has their own reason, but mostly it was for the love, and memory of Halo 2.
— A bunch of guys left their xboxes on for 26 days to prevent microsoft from turning off the Halo 2 servers. By the end there were only two guys left and microsoft manually booted them and turned the servers off anyway. (via gotitforcheap)