It’s the end of (another) era. The Xbox 360 didn’t always have the smoothest run over the past eight years, but sometimes that makes for the best stories and the most vivid memories. And as with the PlayStation during the PS4 announcement, the video game community is sharing some of those remembrances on Twitter, using the #XboxMemories hashtag.
Here are a few that nicely encapsulate the grand adventure that was owning an Xbox 360.
Getting our debug original Xbox and only have that anthropomorphic foot-racing game from Eidos to play on it.
From VentureBeatCustomers don’t just get irritated when you screw up cross-channel personalization. They jump ship. Find out how to save your bacon on this free research-based webinar with Insight’s Andrew Jones.
— Adam Sessler (@AdamSessler) May 21, 2013
Microsoft reps glaring at me through an entire Dead or Alive demo for no good reason. #xboxmemories
— Jeff Gerstmann (@jeffgerstmann) May 21, 2013
#XboxMemories Trashtalking to dudes in Halo multiplayer matches that their mothers must love them & that their fathers were in their lives.
— Stephanie Bayer (@NSSteph) May 21, 2013
#XboxMemories Seeing the first Gears tattoos on fans and realizing how big things were going to be.
— Cliff Bleszinski (@therealcliffyb) May 21, 2013
— Darren Gladstone (@gizmogladstone) May 21, 2013
— Casey Lynch (@lynchtacular) May 21, 2013
My original Xbox outlasting my four Xbox 360s. #XboxMemories
— James Mielke (@jamesmielke) May 21, 2013
#xboxmemories Being legitimately excited to play Blinx: The Time Sweeper for the first time on the Xbox in the Y’s rec room.
— Steven Strom (@stevenstrom) May 21, 2013
#XboxMemories That time I was playing and Steve Ballmer broke into my house and lashed me across the face with his giant, whip-like tongue.
— Jim Sterling (@JimSterling) May 21, 2013
My jaw dropping first time I played Gears Of War and saw true next gen graphics. #XBOXMemories
— Miracle Of Sound (@miracleofsound) May 21, 2013
— Miguel Concepcion (@NormalMode) May 21, 2013
#XboxMemories playing halo for hours at ends with my brothers and his friends and laughing to god damn much
— Princess Simon (@sidster21) May 21, 2013
When the Xbox 360 launched I was still in highschool and amazed by Oblivion’s graphics. (Those trees! That shiny armor!) #XboxMemories
— Eline Muijres (@ElineMuijres) May 21, 2013
#XboxMemories singing Metallica at 4am while accompanied by plastic guitar bass and drums
— Tracey O’Donnell (@tracey2213) May 21, 2013
Hooking up 4 TV’s and consoles back in high school for 16 player Halo 1 action. #XboxMemories
— Cyrus Fayazi (@FozzyTheGamer) May 21, 2013