Xbox Live over dial-up?! Are you nuts!?
Many of you know that I have dialup shared across my network. Someone on the boards here was amazed when i mentioned that Xbox Live works on it, but then I kinda dissapointed him by saying i only used the marketplace and text messages, never games or voice chatting.
The other day a friend invited me to a voice chat, so i was like "What the heck, I'll try it."
Bear in mind that my connection runs at 21.6kbps on average.
Voice chat worked nearly perfectly. I'm not kidding!
I waited in line for 30 minutes at wally world and got my copy of halo 3 at about 12:15 AM. Tonight, I decided to try a game on Xbox Live.
It got to matchmaking. It eventually connected to a game with 4 people. It loaded the game, paused... and worked! Sometimes it would stick me backwards a few steps, and grenades acted a little funky, but I got 13 kills before the leader scored the final 25th point. I might have done better, but my controller kept dying.
I just thought I'd post this up, since it is pretty bizarre if you ask me.