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Old 12-31-07, 08:50 AM
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XBL down..no wait its up again...errr..down.

So I guess XBL has been having some troubles this week. I guess since the 22nd users have reported being unable to connect / access the xbox live net work. Has anyone else been affected by this? I am unsure what caused the issue, but I know I have had a lot of problems these last few days getting on the xbox website and getting on live. Great job dropping the ball right after thousands of people just bought brand new xbox's and games. Not exactly the first impression MS wants to make.

http://www.majornelson.com/archive/2...tus-12-29.aspx
Old 12-31-07, 09:13 AM
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Mine randomly connects, but it's never more than for a few minutes at a time.
Old 12-31-07, 09:17 AM
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Originally Posted by Michael Corvin
Mine randomly connects, but it's never more than for a few minutes at a time.
Same here. Kinda annoying.

Ah well. All I've been doing is playing Rock Band for the last week anyways.
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I've had troubles since Friday with not being able to find matches, not being signed in when i should be, and network loss messages. But it's no big deal. Like i said in another thread, LIVE is up most of the year and it's not down that much. Even when it is down we often have advance warning.
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I love it when it tells me it can't connect, then goes on to tell me which of my friends are online
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Same here. Got a good connection for a while yesterday. Won't be able to try again until tomorrow.
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Old 12-31-07, 09:43 AM
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You've never had cable, satellite, or phone service go out for a few days total during the year? How is this any different?

In fact, it's not as bad, since that stuff is $50+ a month.

I don't have any concerns over a few issues during an entire year.
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Originally Posted by Draven
You've never had cable, satellite, or phone service go out for a few days total during the year? How is this any different?
I cannot recall having my phone or internet down at all in at least six or so years, probably more. The electricity went out once recently during a massive wind storm but it was back up in two hours. I've had Xbox Live for five months and it's been screwed up at least half a dozen times. It is not a stable service.. hell, the last time it went down you couldn't even play games offline.. now THAT was an achievement (for 250G, I believe).
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Originally Posted by PixyJunket
I cannot recall having my phone or internet down at all in at least six or so years, probably more. The electricity went out once recently during a massive wind storm but it was back up in two hours. I've had Xbox Live for five months and it's been screwed up at least half a dozen times. It is not a stable service.. hell, the last time it went down you couldn't even play games offline.. now THAT was an achievement (for 250G, I believe).
Half-Dozen times? When? This is the only major time when it has been down I can recall....I have had LIVE since the beginning also. I know it goes down for updates, but this is the one of the first major times it has been "down" for more than a day.
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Dear Xbox Live,

You have raped my Xmas vacation.

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Originally Posted by PixyJunket
I cannot recall having my phone or internet down at all in at least six or so years, probably more. The electricity went out once recently during a massive wind storm but it was back up in two hours.
Where do you live? Sounds like Shangri-la.
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Originally Posted by DJ_Longfellow
Half-Dozen times? When? This is the only major time when it has been down I can recall....I have had LIVE since the beginning also. I know it goes down for updates, but this is the one of the first major times it has been "down" for more than a day.
When? I don't mark insignificant events on a calendar or a FaceSpace or whatever the hell it is people use these days. You are correct that this is the first time it's been down for days but I was actually low-balling the number of times I've had issues with the service which is usually just for the night it's happening.
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Originally Posted by PixyJunket
I cannot recall having my phone or internet down at all in at least six or so years, probably more. The electricity went out once recently during a massive wind storm but it was back up in two hours. I've had Xbox Live for five months and it's been screwed up at least half a dozen times. It is not a stable service.. hell, the last time it went down you couldn't even play games offline.. now THAT was an achievement (for 250G, I believe).
I live in a metropolitan city and I've had my electricity out 4 times(longest was 15 hrs). Cable has been out at least 6 times. Telephone service was out at twice(outgoing calls were fine, but not incomming calls). Xbl has been pretty stable for me. Now have notice things can get pretty slow whenever a new service is rolled out or a AAA game demo is released before the production version is released.

XBL like any service hosted on the Internet, it's performance is really based on a lot of factors beyond its control.

I going to assume your statement that you couldn't play games while XBL is down is related to XBL arcade/DRM issue. Yeah that needs to be resolved.
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I'm interested to know what caused the issues. Was it really the influx of new users? Doesn't MS know how many units they manufacture and plan accordingly?
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I think the fact that this has happened over X-mas break for many people has helped to inflate the issue. Personally it just seems that since they incorporated the last major update they have had nothing but troubles. Maybe some more testing was needed before they implemented it.
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Originally Posted by Rob V
Dear Xbox Live,

You have raped my Xmas vacation.

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Old 12-31-07, 01:16 PM
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I've had problems with Live for a week now. While I am not happy that something that I pay for, regardless of the price, is down. What really bothers me is that my console was replaced a month ago and I can't play any arcade games unless I am signed into the Xbox Live. So yeah I am pissed when the service goes down. I wanted to finish Castlevania while I'm on vacation.
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I haven't had any problems getting signed in, so I can always access my arcade stuff. I've just had issues getting matchmaking to work.
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I can't believe the "I can't play my arcade games" complaints. Who has time for those with the recent deluge of triple A titles on all three systems?
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Are people still having issues? I am....just curious.
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I am. COD4 was the worst, constant freezing and getting booted. I got some games in on Halo 3 but it kept acting shitty so i said fuck it and turned it off.
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I'm still having problems, I keep getting signed out of Live and the Market Place is slow as hell. According to the xbox support site all is well.
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I played all day Monday with no problems.
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I haven't played much since i've been busy with other family stuff, but the few times I tried I didn't have many issues.

Either way, shit goes down. It's not really a big deal for me, since it's not like I can't do other things.

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