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Saturday’s Xbox Live Outage Shows Dangers of Always On DRM

"If you were somehow gleefully unaware, this Saturday Microsoft’s Xbox Live saw a rather significant outage, as the service was down for most of the day. By the end of the day they were able to restore most of the network, but certain parts like group chat just simply did not function and were still being worked on in the wee hours of the night. " | Explosion.com

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Belking1265d ago

Xbox live was never down. It was a problem with user accounts. Stay classy N4G. Laughing stock of the gaming community.

PooEgg1265d ago

If you don't like N4G, why are you here? Are you lost?

SilentNegotiator1265d ago

Are the user accounts not connected to XBL? Interesting, I had no idea. /s

MS already said that there is a problem with people not being able to connect. Why continue with the denial via trying to create technicalities?

Belking1265d ago

"MS already said that there is a problem with people not being able to connect"

Doesn't mean Live itself was down. Big difference there.
There were problems but Live itself wasn't down. You could still connect but not using your own gamertag. Anyway the problem was fixed quickly. Something that other company couldn't do. Live is still a solid service. You guys can keep hoping that live will have a big outage like PSN but it probably not gonna happen. PSN still hold that record.

The_Infected1265d ago

Whats the difference you couldn't do much of anything when Xbox Live is down anyways so online DRM would only hurt single player well I couldn't even play that because my saves were in the cloud and it was offline so I still couldn't play where I left off.

MysticStrummer1265d ago

PS3 fans stuck around while the 360 folk had their fun posting doom articles a few years back and generally running down the PS3. We not only stuck around, we multiplied. You think N4G is a laughing stock only because of the PS3 crowd? Think again. Fans of all consoles contribute to N4G's rep. N4G has never been classy.

3-4-51264d ago (Edited 1264d ago )

@Belking -You took time to sign up for a name on the site that is the laughing stock on the gaming community though.

Doesn't say much about you that you are ripping what you are I guess.

You must pick through the trash to find the treasure.

This site isn't all bad.

rainslacker1264d ago

I personally couldn't care less what other forums think of N4G. I find it a convenient place to get a lot of gaming news without having to hunt them down.

Sure there's a lot of crap stories, too many opinion pieces passed off as fact, and a lot of troll-bait material, but it also has the quality actual news stories as well if one were to look past the front page and top banner.

As far as the users not being classy. Well from my experience the users here are about as classy as any other forum. We have our good and our bad. Give you 3 guesses which one most people think you are.

There are plenty of people here willing and able to give a fun, insightful discussion. It's really too bad people such as yourself have to make it harder for the classy ones to be seen.

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josephayal1265d ago (Edited 1265d ago )

it has never been hacked in it's 12 years of being online, DRM is a good thing

SilentNegotiator1265d ago

I guess Pachter and Major Nelson fell for a free points scam site, then, right?

WildArmed1265d ago

FYI, DRM =/= security.
DRM = Digital Rights Management.

Software_Lover1265d ago

One small issue that didn't affect all users concerning Microsoft and we get 50 blog articles approved within 24 hours on the same subject. I recalled only seeing one article approved on the freezing issues, that only affected a few ps3 users, of the ps3 update.

I understand it is because of the always online rumors, but this is just getting ridiculous.

rainslacker1264d ago

Shouldn't worry about it too much. Topics such as this pop up from time to time for PS3 and 360, and usually it's just one article, usually accompanied by the same stupid fan boy bickering over which service is better.

I think because of the always on rumors, this kind of thing makes that situation more impactful, which is why it's being blown up.

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