Microsoft cut off Xbox Live support for "Halo 2." When they finally flipped the switch, however, a select few diehards remained logged in to test the system. Now, their journey to the last breath of "Halo 2" on XBL has ended, and Apache N4SIR outlasted everyone.
"May 11th @ 0158hrs I was FORCEFULLY REMOVED!!" he wrote on the forums at Bungie.net. "I thought I'd be the one turning off the lights but that was done for me. Good night everyone, My Elite needs a rest."
His last comrade in arms, Agent Windex, was still signed on, as spotted by Kotaku at 4 p.m. U.S. Pacific Time on May 10, but their adventure, which began on April 15, ended after Windex announced 21 minutes later that he had been removed from play and Apache N4SIR suffered a similar fate hours later, as he described in his post.
Apache's fans have called for YouTube videos, submission of his "Halo 2" disc to eBay and other final actions to commemorate this landmark marathon in video gaming, but what happens next will be entirely up to him. As he said, his Elite needs a rest.
Which surprises you more, Apache N4SIR's extended session on "Halo 2" or the endurance of his Xbox? What do you think he should do next? Share your proposals in the comment section below.