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Xbox Live connectivity issues fixed, services return

Thursday, 20 June 2013 19:50 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Update:Xbox Live services are back up. According to Microsoft “networking changes” made by the team “resulted in a connectivity error for all users in accessing Xbox Live and Xbox.com.” The changes were reversed and all systems are restored.

Original story: Some folks are reporting that Xbox Live is down at present, and Microsoft has confirmed users may experience difficulties with connectivity. It said it is aware of an issue with signing in and connecting to XBL and are “hard at work to get you back online as soon as possible.” You can check the status of the service through here, and you will also be made aware through the link when it is working again.

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22 Comments

  1. Froseidon

    Lucky they made that DRM announcement last night, eh? :P

    #1 2 years ago
  2. Lengendaryboss

    @1
    Ha :P

    #2 2 years ago
  3. Moonwalker1982

    Meh, bit of a nonsense thing to say though. That was just gonna be a 24 hour online check, nothing more. When did you lose XBL for more than a hour anyway?

    #3 2 years ago
  4. manamana

    They really are on a roll!

    #4 2 years ago
  5. Lengendaryboss

    @3
    Oh for the love of god, no one is attached to their machines daily that was one problem.

    #5 2 years ago
  6. dkpunk

    @1 could be worse. They might release an update that bricks your console.

    #6 2 years ago
  7. For Blood

    @3

    I remember back in 06′, Xbox Live was down for a week around Christmas time.

    #7 2 years ago
  8. G1GAHURTZ

    @6:

    +1

    #8 2 years ago
  9. For Blood

    @6

    Or put out a console that has a high failure rate.

    #9 2 years ago
  10. Blue Oni

    For a company that seems to emphasize a bit too much on how stable and powerful their servers are (enabling the “infinite power of the cloud”) this is very embarrassing.

    #10 2 years ago
  11. fps_d0minat0r

    “you get what you pay for”

    #11 2 years ago
  12. manamana

    @6 Ba dum tshhhh

    #12 2 years ago
  13. reask

    Let,s hope it aint as long as the PS3 downtime was.

    #13 2 years ago
  14. sg1974

    @6 Or knowingly send to market a billion-dollar console which dies at a staggeringly high rate.

    Seriously, this type of outage happens all the time on all platforms.

    #14 2 years ago
  15. TrickyAudio

    Always online lol

    #15 2 years ago
  16. reask

    LOL.
    Back on already. :D
    And you were saying. ;)

    #16 2 years ago
  17. Stephany Nunneley

    @ all it’s back up post has been updated

    #17 2 years ago
  18. zoopdeloop

    @6 you mean this
    http://www.gamespot.com/news/xbox-360-fall-update-bricking-systems-6236151

    or maybe this

    http://www.g4tv.com/thefeed/blog/post/712745/xbox-360-update-bricks-consoles-microsoft-sending-new-consoles-to-those-affected/

    innovation right there.shame on Sony

    #18 2 years ago
  19. ps3fanboy

    oh it is down the best online experience evah… how could this happen?, xbots pay for the gold. 0h.. so they call it “networking changes” when they get hacked, LOL!

    #19 2 years ago
  20. Lengendaryboss

    @PS3fanboy
    Do you enjoy spewing that garbage? Do you enjoy that hypothetical world of yours? :P :D :)

    #20 2 years ago
  21. Froseidon

    @6 – LMAO

    @6/9 – Lets just put it down to both companies have shortcomings. Even though MS put out a faulty console they fixed them for free. I remember people having problems with getting Sony’s Yellow Light (I think it was) repaired, which if I remember correctly, was the same as RROD, just the Playstation version.

    @20 – If he didn’t like he, he wouldn’t live there :P Must be peaceful being the only resident.

    #21 2 years ago
  22. sg1974

    To be fair, the only red ring for MS now is Don Mattick’s ass after his weekly board meeting with Steve Ballmer.

    #22 2 years ago

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    Curve Digital and developer Logan Fieth’s studio Ludo Land are bringing puzzle platformer, Four Sided Fantasy, to PC all major consoles in early 2016. Ludo Land are developing the PC version, with Curve Digital handling the console and Vita versions. Four Sided Fantasy tasks players with venturing across “dreamlike levels” by controlling and manipulating the […]

  • Tropico 5 arrives on PS4 in April – video

    A release date for Tropico 5 on PlayStation 4 has been announced. This is the franchise’s first foray onto PlayStation consoles. It arrived in Europe on April 24 and in North America on April 28. A Limited Edition has also been announced, and it includes The Big Cheese DLC and the Bayo Del Olfato sandbox […]

  • Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain Limited Edition PS4 releasing in Asia

    A limited edition Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain PlayStation 4 system will be released in Asia. The system and its DualShock controller were designed in collaboration with Konami Digital Entertainment and targeted for the Asia region, per Gematsu. It will be released as part of PS4 Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain […]

  • This video shows Sid Meier’s Starships being played on iPad

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  • Wolfenstein: The Old Blood announced as standalone prequel to Wolfenstein: The New Order

    Wolfenstein: The Old Blood, a standalone prequel to The New Order, will release May 5 on PC, PS4 and Xbox One. The game takes pace in 1946, and and players take on the role of B.J. Blazkowicz as he embarks on a two-part mission in Bavaria. Part one, Rudi Jäger and the Den of Wolves, […]

  • Observer Mode coming soon to Evolve as a free update

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  • Dragon Quest Heroes and PS4 top Media Create charts in Japan

    The PlayStation 3 and PS4 skus for Dragon Quest Heroes were the top sellers on the Media Create charts in Japan, moving a combined 594,749 units. Elsewhere on the chart, The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D was in third place with 39,751 units moved, and last week’s top seller, God Eater 2: Rage Burst, […]

  • Watch Hideo Kojima answer lots of your burning Phantom Pain questions

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  • MGS5: The Phantom Pain Day 1 and Collector’s Edition revealed

    Konami has officially revealed the release date of Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain alongside the game’s Day 1 and Collector’s Edition. Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain will release September 1, worldwide, as previously leaked. It will be available on PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One. The PC Steam […]

  • EU Club Nintendo: Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds soundtrack back in stock

    Club Nintendo members in Europe can once again pick up The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds soundtrack. For 3000 Stars, members of the program will receive the double-CD soundtrack which features 89 tracks with liner notes from Ryo Nagamatsu and 12 sheet music excerpts. It also comes with 16 Milk Bar Musician pieces. […]

  • HTC apologises over “confusing” Half-Life VR comments

    HTC has misspoke when it talked about Half-Life coming to VR headset Vive. HTC chairwoman Cher Wang has apologised over the comments she made yesterday about the possibility of Half-Life coming to Vive, the VR headset it’s manufacturing with the help of Valve. Sources close to Valve, have indicated to the BBC that the developer […]

  • What do Heists and Daily Objectives tell us about the future of GTA Online?

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  • Breaking down Hardline Premium, is it worth it?

    Having been announced just a few days ago, the Premium service for Battlefield Hardline has been a topic of constant debate among the Battlefield community. Many look at Hardline as a Battlefield off-shoot that will just tide everyone over until Battlefront comes out in the fall. EA has other plans however, announcing a $50 Premium […]

  • Watch Dogs sold more than GTA 5 and FIFA 15 in Australia in 2014

    Watch Dogs outsold GTA 5, and FIFA 15, at retail in Australia last year. According to data obtained by the Interactive Games & Entertainment Association (IGEA) from the NPD Group Australia, last year’s year retail sales charts look a bit different in Australia. The top-selling game was Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, followed by Watch […]

  • Watch PC footage of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt from GDC 2015

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  • Dying Light: Hard Mode and Ultimate Survivor Bundle out March 10

    Dying Light’s second DLC drop, the Ultimate Survivor Bundle, and the free Hard Mode, have been given a solid release date alongside a new trailer. Dying Light developer Techland has confirmed that the Ultimate Survivor Bundle, the game’s second DLC drop, will release March 10. The DLC is part of the season pass, but will […]

  • Exploration puzzler Ether One is coming to PlayStation 4

    Ether One, the first-person exploration game that puts you in the minds of other people to help change events of their past is coming to PlayStation 4 this year. Ether One is coming to PlayStation 4 this year, developer White Paper Games announced at GDC 2015. A retail version will also be available alongside the […]

  • Larian “murdered” Divinity: Dragon Commander to focus on Original Sin

    Divinity: Original Sin developer Larian talked very candidly about the business side of development and the many unfortunate events that took place for the game to come out as it did. Larian Studios founder Swen Vincke gave a post-mortem on the troubled development of Divinity: Original Sin, and how it managed to overcome all of […]