Travio and I played Halo 2 with his Dad last night across XBox Live! It was the first time we’d played an original XBox game over Live on Trav’s new 360, so we were curious to see how it would work. After some initial downloading of patches and map packs, and a bit of futzing with the interface, we were in. It was actually a pretty smooth process when you consider everything that’s going on from a tech standpoint.
Once we were in, we played for hours. I haven’t had that much fun in a while, and hearing Trav’s Dad screaming over the headset after a sniper rifle shot from him had rag dolled my guy twenty yards backwards, was hilarious. I didn’t think I was going to stop laughing. We played until gone midnight, running through several different modes and maps. My favorites were the Rockets-only and Snipers-only matches, because the melee that causes in a small map is simply ridiculous! It was a great night, and something I hope we do again sometime soon.