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Submitted by DPAD Dave 1032d ago | news

Xbox LIVE downtime due to 'networking misconfiguration during routine maintenance'

Xbox LIVE's outage over the weekend was due to a "networking misconfiguration during routine maintenance", and "in no way related to false claims of hacking the service", a Microsoft representative has told (Xbox 360, Xbox LIVE)

Good_Guy_Jamal  +   1032d ago
So Xbox Live does go down for maintenance. . .for an hour. . .and still allows you to log on and play games.
TechnicianTed  +   1032d ago
Because Xbox Live isn't allowed to go down for maintenance.

And it holds all our details, and might go down for several months if we don't make sure it doesn't. We must watch to make sure those in charge don't forget.
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Septic  +   1032d ago
I wonder how stupid the trolls feel now? Xbox didn't even go down, just some users coukdnt send messages or sign in. Boom, all of a sudden Anonymous are involved, people start praising them and articles in the vein of 'Always online-I told you so' eclipsed any logic or common sense.
kreate  +   1031d ago
I didnt make any trolling comments regarding this issue as u can see in my comment history.

But the arguement still stands.
Network going down for whatever reason, whether maintenance or hacking, human error whatever, it still shows that it happens, and it can affect a console that is required to 'always be online'.

If the rumors are false regarding the 'always online' issue w the nextbox, than it nullifies this arguement.
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andibandit  +   1032d ago
but but but...everyone here said it was hack50rz!!!

guess my credit card info is still safe then....
Game4life  +   1032d ago
wheres my free game microsoft?

just kidding
RyuCloudStrife  +   1032d ago
IDK I think there's a coverup

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g2gshow  +   1031d ago
When Microsoft is doing maintenance they usually give about a weeks notice and no one can log into the service until the maintenance is done this is a cover up and of course you dont expect them to tell you the truth.Somebody's Repetition is on the line Ida Microsoft
Or anonymous is Lying


P.s. they get paid to much money from Xbox live Subscription members not to have a backup of a backup of a backup for situations like this What are they rookies and who keeps their paying customers in the dark for so long? Coustemers have to go searching the Internet to find out what's wrong. With your service to get answer before they feel good an ready to say something Which is usually after the fact
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ALLWRONG  +   1032d ago
Someone spilled coffee on a keyboard or tripped on a plug and messed up Live :P
cl1983  +   1032d ago
More like a tech forgot to check the on/off mode modulator when switching server banks.
josephayal  +   1032d ago
they re testing the Xbox 720
g2gshow  +   1031d ago
Lol yep
bronxsta   1032d ago | Trolling | show | Replies(3)
kma2k  +   1032d ago
Am i the only one who had no interruptions at all?
theWB27  +   1032d ago
Neither did I...N4G makes a mountain out of a mole hill. It's crazy how many people want part of their hobby to fail so badly.
Jek_Porkins  +   1032d ago
I was online all day, when I started seeing info on people not being able to log in, I just stayed online the rest of the day, watched Netflix and Youtube on Xbox Live, and got some double XP on BO2.

It was a sign in problem, but if you were already signed in, you weren't affected.

What I learned from this is that people here actually wish, and yearn for Xbox Live to suffer the same fate as PlayStation Network in 2011, which is get hacked, leak personal information, and stay offline for a month.

I cannot believe that fellow gamer's would be so cold, I said the same thing during the hack, it baffles me that some gamer's would take pleasure in other gamer's misfortune, simply because they play on a console that you might not prefer.

I'm glad it was routine maintenance, and's the first ever maintenance that I've ever heard of for Xbox Live, I'm sure they perform it, but maybe just switch people over to another server while they work on the main one, so there isn't any downtime, but I'm not 100% sure on that.

Gamer's should have each others back, united we stand, divided we fall...yes, even gaming can fall if we let it.
maniacmayhem  +   1032d ago
Everything was fine for me on Live too. Who would have known that it was hacked by that group of uber cool hackers...

Oh hell, no it wasn't! Damn you internet!! You fooled me again!
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Allister14  +   1032d ago
The reason the server is down is probably because they added on the end for minecraft and slowed down the server too much that it cause the system to malfunction
AKA my gamertag is SoulDruid12
Allister14  +   1032d ago
dont forget that when they did the exp boost for black ops 2 that it slowed down the game so much that gamers were really starting to get really pissed off with the people who made this event happen to were it slowed everything down when someone was trying to do something online at anytime and it always lagged
Allister14  +   1032d ago
I just think that they are trying to piss gamers off just to sit back and watch the satisfaction of the gamers get really pissed off. Thats in my opinion.
imsocool1234  +   1032d ago
Septic: That's what happens when online hackers ruin gaming for EVERYONE. Blame them!

I play games as a hobby, that's it! There is more to life then video games.

Spotty journalism is what makes gamers look bad and developers, by twisting their words around to make them look like they said something that's not true.

As for trolling; expect it. If XBOX fanboy's troll Sony loyalists, expect it in return.

If we keep our Ethernet cords plugged into our PS3's and XBOX 360's, then we should still be able to go online.
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cl1983  +   1031d ago
I'm waiting for someones isp to go down watch Microsoft to be blamed.
Farsendor1  +   1030d ago
Sure it might not seem like that big a deal to spend fifty dollars for the entire year on XBox Live, until you remember that both its competitors offer their online services for free. Now I’m no rocket scientist, but I’m pretty sure free is cheaper than fifty dollars. I really enjoy having fifty dollars I could spend on something else. Like maybe a video game. Or a pony. I hear you can find them cheap on eBay.

Let’s recap: If you buy an Xbox 360, and have a Netflix subscription, you cannot watch Netflix on the device. You must also pay Microsoft $60 per year for Gold membership, to be given access to the Netflix on the console, a streaming video service that they already pay for.

Wii, Wii U, 3DS, PS3, Windows 8, Windows Phone, iPhone, iPad and Android, Netflix is ALWAYS unlocked for subscribers, and ALWAYS free to use just by owning the device.

Microsoft is out of line to demand a live gold account to use the Netflix app, or indeed ANY app that already requires a paid subscription.

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