If I remember correctly, while you don't need Gamespy Arcade to play online, Halo's servers are still powered by gamespy (which would be the only reason why they outlasted even the Halo 2 PC and Xbox servers). And if Gamespy itself is down, then so is Halo
DEFINE: Electronic Arts 1 Result: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=_BhtR8bEN6M
I've always seen lots of players online for this game, from its launch nine and a half years ago to now. It is getting hard to find a normal server though, so many are heavy weapons only, or loaded with mods, or "zombie infection" or whatever else nonsense.
What senses do we lack that we cannot see and cannot hear another world all around us? -Dune