Burnout 3: Takedown on Xbox Live only until 15th April 2010

Microsoft have announced that the Xbox Live service for the Original Xbox and all Original Xbox games will cease on the 15th of April 2010.

This shocking news was revealed by Major Nelson HERE and an FAQ on the Xbox forums can be found HERE

This is the reason given:

"This change will allow us to continue the evolution of Xbox LIVE, delivering features and experiences that fully harness the power of Xbox 360 and the global Xbox LIVE community of more than 20 million members. The best is yet to come, and we look forward to sharing more details in the near future."

We will endeavour to play as much Burnout 3: Takedown on Xbox Live as we can before the 15th of April 2010. I hope you will join us. Check back for details of a big farewell party over Xbox Live in April!

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umopapisdnpuaq's picture

At the time I wrote this (Dec 2007) I would have taken 2 more years if that was all we could get. It still doesn't seem like it's time to say goodbye though.

Burnout 3: Still Alive (but damage critical)

This was a triumph.
I'm making a note here:
HUGE SUCCESS.
It's hard to overstate.
My satisfaction.
Burnout 3 online.
The servers must not.
Go off. Again.
For, the good, of all, of us.
Except, the ones who time out.

But there's no sense lagging,
Stop uploading those files.
You just keep on boosting,
'til you run out of miles.
And, the takedowns get done,
And, the red team has won.
Now, the blue team is not,
Still alive.

I'm not even angry.
I'm being so, sincere, right now.
Even though, you took me down.
And killed me.
And ruined my lap time.
And then stole my boost, when I, respawned.
I was just about to win.
But that does not matter now.
The important factor.
Is we are back online.
So we can enjoy.
Another wonderful time.
I was sad it was gone.
Think of what we'd have done.
If we only would have had.
Burnout 5.

Burnout Paradise.
It will be good, and make a change.
Maybe you'll find, it's more fun,
Than Revenge.
Maybe Takedown too...
THAT WAS A JOKE, HA HA, FAT CHANCE.
Anyway, this game is great.
It's so addictive and fast.
And it's still, fun, driving, even when, you're in last.
Because first place, can just hit a bus, and get passed.
No matter who has won.
All the battling, has been fun.
In the end, we are all.
Still alive.


And believe me. I am.. still alive.
On 3rd 360. but I'm still alive.
Back on the xbox 1 and I'm still alive.
On backup burnout disc.I am. still alive.
When the server's dead I will be. still alive.
Still alive?
Still alive!

Link -> Almost brings a tear to the eye now

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Burnout 3 vids a plenty - http://www.youtube.com/user/Fnordinary

ZombieTron's picture

a few actually!

When Xandu came home today, he was like "well we don't play it anymore anyway..."

But, that really isn't the point. It is like we had a favourite place to hang out, and we were there everyday for a few years, a bunch of friends... as time went on, we all went our seperate ways, but every now and then, if one of us returns to our favourite place, we might bump into someone we haven't seen for ages, we might remember the good times we used to have, and we might meet some new people and have some new good times.

Today, we got the news that our favourite place is going to be demolished on the 15th of April, and although we don't go there everyday anymore, to know that it will no longer exist for anybody to go to, is really very sad.

Nero Angelo's picture

Damn Umo, you must have a lot of free time to have written a something like that? Must have been...

 

 

Fact: No one will miss Burnout 3 more than Tigbits!

 

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"There's Nero, One of the Twin Angels" - DjSubzero18 (Burnout Revenge Online, 3/ 20/ 2009)

"There's Nero, One of the Twin Angels" - DjSubzero18 (Burnout Revenge Online, 3/ 20/ 2009)

PsychedelicBabe's picture

im reading this and im thinking ..... thi swill happen to revenge soon wont it ? .... *psyche sobs uncontrollably* i really dont want this to happen ...... really dont ......

umopapisdnpuaq's picture

All I did was change the words a bit. The original lyrics are quite quirky too :)

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Burnout 3 vids a plenty - http://www.youtube.com/user/Fnordinary

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Burnout 3 vids a plenty - http://www.youtube.com/user/Fnordinary

PsychedelicBabe's picture

the best ever burnout lyrics had to be the ultimate burnout prayer by Eezo .... lmao what a prayer this is lmao i have thsi stuck in my brain i love it

Our microsoft, who art in heaven,

360 be thy name, thy kingdom come, burnout will be done,

on Angel Valley as it is in heaven.

Give us this race our daily boost,

and forgive us our eliminations as we forgive those who eliminate against us.

Lead us not into head ons, but deliver us from cross traffic.

For thine is the Low Rider, The Hot Rod, and the Revenge Racer, for ever and ever.

Amen.....

Nero Angelo's picture

Youre so funny..

 

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"There's Nero, One of the Twin Angels" - DjSubzero18 (Burnout Revenge Online, 3/ 20/ 2009)

"There's Nero, One of the Twin Angels" - DjSubzero18 (Burnout Revenge Online, 3/ 20/ 2009)

NIGHTMAR3xGTx's picture

I would like if EA brought back Burnout 3 in its entirety. Maybe make Burnout 3 Arcade for XBLA. One of the best parts of Burnout 3 was the online, and with that gone the game does not feel complete. Burnout 3 is probably the highest rated racing game of all time, so its not like EA would be taking a risk in bringing the game back.

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umopapisdnpuaq's picture

So it looks like more things original xbox live was holiding back include plans for windows 7 on mobile phones.

www.majornelson.com/archive/2010/02/15/xbox-live-coming-to-windows-phones-7-series.aspx

Windows Phone 7 series ships later this year, it will come with Xbox LIVE support. Specifically, the Windows Phone 7 Games hub will allow you to:

  • Collect Achievements and build your Gamerscore
  • View Xbox LIVE leaderboards
  • See your Xbox LIVE Avatar
  • Access Spotlight feeds, including the latest tips and tricks, game news, updates and more
  • Add Xbox LIVE friends to your friends list while out on the go
  • Turn-based (asynchronous) multiplayer gaming

Wow! All my FAVOURITE parts of the dashboard while on the go. Note how actually playing (turn-based) games is last, almost an afterthought.

Look out iPhone!

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Burnout 3 vids a plenty - http://www.youtube.com/user/Fnordinary

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ZombieTron's picture

I thought it probably was when I read about it too... but that is seriously a poopy reason to close Original Xbox Live!

Segaswirl's picture

I just thought I would come on here and post this link:

http://uk.gamespot.com/xbox/action/halo2/video/6258405/original-xbox-live-shuts-down

I thought it was a good tribute... and B3 gets a mention at around 2 minutes into the video :)

P.S. EA weren't slow in taking the servers down, Xbox Live is still online for other Original Xbox games at the time of typing this.

 

Chu's picture

That little tiny video "segment" is NOTHING in comparison to GiantBomb.com's XBOXALYPSE. I forget how many hours they played for, most of which was Halo 2, but they played Burnout 3 for a bit.

 

umopapisdnpuaq's picture

Hahaha oops. The Burnout 3 is just after 1 hour in. It was lucky I had that room open with Takedown Denied. This is exactly why, so I could give ppl a room with all the tracks. At that time though I wasn't paying attention (hence the room name) so just hearing a couple of room joined noises I hit the start button while racing in another room :)

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Burnout 3 vids a plenty - http://www.youtube.com/user/Fnordinary

SUFFUR's picture

As they were not very good racers, but hats off for the nosatalgia, and having a fairly decent game save, though low or nil of special cars, lol. And they so grinded the rails, lol.

Patience is something I taught myself, so I never know when it's going to run out?

Patience is something I taught myself, so I never know when it's going to run out?