Feeds

back to article Gamers bereft as Xbox Live takes a dive

Microsoft's Xbox Live service is down, apparently across the world, and Redmond is trying to sort out the problems so gamers can get their Friday fix. The Xbox support team confirmed the outage in a Twitter message at 5:20UT, and thanked users for their patience on the status page. The Zune network is also down (not that that …

COMMENTS

This topic is closed for new posts.
Silver badge

Customer Service

....There it is.

We have a problem, we're looking at it, we've made the message slightly humourous for your entertainment and hopeful appeasement.

Who needs PR when you have people with poking sticks?

Steven R

8
0
Anonymous Coward

Slowly but surely, here and there cracks appear in the system, first the bank account meltdown, BT broadband failures, amazon, XBox. Slowly but surely it begins to overload, creaking and groaning until one after the other the system collapses, first a street, then a town, then a county, then a country until finally the world.

Is this the beginning of the end?

4
8
Silver badge
Linux

Like a pack of cards then?

Lets hope that the players from Redmond haven't stacked the deck then...

0
0

well..

no, not really.

2
0
Mushroom

first we have 'bath salts' turning people into flesh eating zombies

now this...I'm off to find a nice cosy bunker somewhere and wait it out...there's a storm coming in...quite literally, if the weather is anything to go by.

1
0
Anonymous Coward

Re: Customer Service

But the fanbois might get their pitchforks out.

0
0
Alert

Winter is coming

And even so they make me write a post which must contain letters the Others take them.

0
0
g e
Silver badge
FAIL

Maybe it was an Android botnet

Oh hang on that was actually bullshit... and Terry Zink turned out to be Rinky-Dink

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-18734852

Maybe the same guys run XBL as do their email forensics...

4
4
Joke

Ha! I have no broadband this evening so wouldn't have noticed. Coincidence, or conspiracy to keep me from gaming online?

Tin foil hat icon please.

0
0
Black Helicopters

http://i0.kym-cdn.com/entries/icons/original/000/008/305/its-a-conspiracy.jpg

1
0
Anonymous Coward

And job applications to work in the Xbox PR team increase by god knows how many %?

1
0

Bastards

"Don't panic everyone! #Xboxlive is just having a little doze! The teams are currently trying to poke it with a big stick to wake it back up!"

What condescending bastards - that seems to be typical now of help-desks that continually screw customers over with meaningless drivel.

2
9
Anonymous Coward

Re: Bastards

Better than Apple who just stay silent leaving you wondering what is going on

7
1
Anonymous Coward

It wouldn't matter so much if this was a free service, but it's a subscription service.

0
0
Trollface

Must hurt to have your paid for service go down. I'm not that bother if the PS3 network is having problems but it is free.

1
2

This post has been deleted by its author

Bronze badge

No, its just like XBL - in that you have both free and paid for access levels.

At least XBL runs on a secure platofrm like Windows Azure, so wasnt hacked to shreds and shut down for weeks on end....

1
5
Anonymous Coward

Re: In fairness...

Up and Down all the time, including the huge two week outage.

The only difference is it doesn't get the press that PSN gets, simply because the press fear Microsoft, and the American gaming press choose to support the American console with cherry picked news.

I have both and both services are on par for downtime.

0
3

Re: In fairness...

Don't be silly.

0
0

Very inconvenient, when Live is down, you also can't play your saved games that are in the cloud storage.

1
0
Anonymous Coward

Imagine that

When the authentication service goes down that matches you to your cloud data you can't access it. I can't tell you how surprised that doesn't make me

2
1

Re: Imagine that

The xbox keeps a local copy of the cloud stored savefiles, so in theory you can play but you won't be able to synch with the cloud storage, it's just that MS doesn't allow it.

0
0

Yes.

Just to be safe you should end it for yourself and your family in a murder-suicide pact right now. Spare the suffering in the long run and if it isn't then everyone is a winner.

1
2
Anonymous Coward

Let's hope it's not like the last 2 week outage...

http://www.engadget.com/2008/01/03/xbox-live-outage-day-13-still-up-and-down-still-preventing-fu/

0
2
Anonymous Coward

Re: Let's hope it's not like the last 2 week outage...

What, the last outage in 2008?

Get a fucking grip. That was four years ago.

1
0
Bronze badge
Trollface

Re: Let's hope it's not like the last 2 week outage...

That was a few very interminent issues over a 2 week period, not a 2 week outage...

1
2
Happy

Normal Service is resumed

Apparently, the word on FB is that its back up again.

Clever Microsoft Bods - the stick apparently worked!

0
0
Silver badge
Linux

Re: Normal Service is resumed

Probably just turned it all off and on again.

0
0
Anonymous Coward

I think the same

when I see Xbox retards talking about Sony "rootkits" from 8 years ago...

1
2
This topic is closed for new posts.