"A lot of time and effort went into this".
Yesterday marked the 20th anniversary of Xbox Live, and it also marked the return of Xbox Live 1.0 for the original Xbox in the form of an unofficial replacement service called Insignia, which has launched in beta form for a few thousand people.
The service, which requires a fairly complicated softmod of the original Xbox in order to get access (do this at your own risk), provides the player with many of the key features that were present in the original version of Xbox Live, including online multiplayer. And based on the early impressions we've seen so far, it appears to be working well!
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