XBOX Live will be unavailable on April 1st starting at 2:00 PDT for upgrades. Full message after the jump.
Image now included.
That's a poor choice of day to take it down :P
"Microsoft takes down XBox Live permanently - leaving console business!" suddenly becomes a believable April Fools Day gag if Live is ACTUALLY DOWN when people go to check.
What are the updates that they are supposedly doing?
i believe it's due to gta4 because if that game sells more than Halo3 then expect Xbox live to crash again. They need to make it as robust as possible this time around.
Agreed. I think they're preping and doing maintenance.
That game won't sell more than halo 3 (for the 360 that is), at least on day 1.
They took Live down for Halo 3 and it still crashed for 3 weeks. Plus theres this new update problem that a bunch of people are getting that needs to be fixed.
XboxLIVE didnt crash when Halo 3 was released, neither did it crash in the same month, i know this because i was playing Halo 3 online doing matchmaking and also the 4 player online co-op. if you disagree then please provide evidence and i will say sorry. the only time i have known XboxLIVE to fuk up for a vast amount of time was over Christmas. i do know they took down XboxLIVE for the launch of Halo 3 im just saying it didnt crash when Halo 3 was released.
but yeah lol why on THAT day?
I hope there are some actual, physical upgrades
I just want the ability to be able to preview themes. I mean it's bad enough they charge us for them. Why can't we look at what we are buying?
Is this april fools? maybe maybe not cause it says April 1st.
no april fools, i got my message a couple days ago, if you dont believe me PM me and i will take a pic and prove it.
That is a link to a forum post.... Has anyone seen such a message come to them? No, no...I am afraid we are being subject to an April Fools joke.
I stand corrected....it looks like this is indeed real:
Official statment posted on the Battlefield: Bad Company forum, posted by EA confirms it....
I GOT A MESSAGE FROM XBOX LIVE TELLING ME ABOUT THIS!!:)
But I got the message as well. The April Fool's part is that they're claiming that it will only be down for 3 hours. I'd bet 36-48 hours, based on past experience.
as an xbox owner from 05 they have done this every year for 3-5 hours.
And it ALWAYS takes longer for the updates than they predict. Every single time (maybe not 36 hours though). I understand it's an incredibly complicated system but at least give a more reasonable time frame...6-8 hours maybe?
This is normal practice for MS to shut Live down which last about 24 hours or less for upgrades. Nothing new.
UPDATE: This isn't fake just checked my email and at 1109 today I recieved the message it will be down 1 Apr starting at 0200 PDT
So check your messages on your 360.
But I am not trusting a forum post when NOTHING on xbox.com or any other major sites has ANYTHING to say about this let alone any kind of proof of this "official" message.
EDIT: well, I am big enough to admit I was wrong... see my post above. (+Bubble to you)
Just posted a picture.
Dude, those guys run a tight ship. There admin actually makes the posters show proof. There's only two forums I trust, that one and neogaf. The rest tend to just let anything be posted.
Keep playing that....um....er....OH YEA! You just watch movies on your Sh*tStation!
No you silly little Xbot SUCKA !!!!!
I've got GT Prologue,everybody's golf and pain all within 1 week
No you silly little Xbot SUCKA !!!!!
I've got a Warhawk new map and update,GTA 4,MGS4 to name a few to look forward too in the coming months
So No you silly little Xbot SUCKA !!!!!
Trying to imply that we have no games to play
Make's you look like a Stupid,dumb,Xbot,SUCKA
I Rest my case
Xbots = SUCKA'S
Whoever came up with that....much respect....you should have filed a patent. You guys can always watch rental downloads on those 13GB's of free space (20GB is just the white lie) and that oh so popular tombstone called hd dud....we all win! :)
the WAITSTATION (tm) because it is so true. While only the ignorant fisheads are so blinded by the pair of Sony balls sitting on their face that they dont realise that the new 360 machines run as quiet and as dependable as the POS3.
On Topic~I am sure this downtime is related to the big Spring update coming. Now you droid fishheads need to go back to your PSN if your account hasnt been hacked and all the money in your wallet gone.
Eagle21, the only reason why the POS3 had a surge at the beginning of the year is because of BD and movies. It's that simple. It's not because the POS3 offers anything groundbreaking and certainly not because it has quality games, because it doesn't. In essence, yeah, have fun watching movies while we are playing Mass Effect, Gears of War, Bioshock and Halo 3.
You be sure to have fun STILL playing Mass Effect, Queers of War, BioShock and Halo 3 later this year while we're playing HSG:OoB, Little Big Planet, R:FoM 2, GT5, MGS4, FF XIII, FF Versus XIII, Killzone 2...
and possibly Jak and Daxter and Tekken, but they'll probably come out early 09, while you guys are STILL playing the same lame-ass titles, and possibly a sequel to Queers.
And don't forget to renew your LIVE subscription so M$ can extract more money out of your anus for online play, themes, and avatars, all of which are free on the PSN.
please M$, give us the ability to chat to more than one person at once
Voice chat or Video chat. Last time i checked, you could voice chat with up to 3 other people at a time while all playing different games. Video chat is another issue, but i can imagine the bandwidth issues to basically have a video conference on Live.
ist not an april fools joke as xbox live leave you a PM on LIVE that clearly states it will be down, no joke
Is this the spring update or just maintenance? Although if I'm not mistaken, I believe the spring update is always just a back-end (invisible) upgrade to prepare for the coming fall update's new features...
Regardless of what it is (update or maintenance) I doubt if we can expect to see any new features this time.
They would notify clearly if it was the spring update. It won't come around until May/June IMO.
IT's an April Fools joke. Imma laugh at all the fools who are saying "BUT ZOMG MS IS NOT TELLING TEH LIES!!!!!!" That's kind of the point of an April Fools joke.
I certainly didn't believe it was real....but I do now. EA has it posted from an EA modderator...and now a picture is posted of the message.
So thats about as real as it gets for me.
There getting ready for GTA IV, they don't want their service to crash when the game comes out like it did around xmas 2007.
probably they just can't risk that kind of embarassment again i mean picture it- biggest game of the year launches, people want to play it's intriguing MP component and ooops- sorry would be a small outrage good move by M$
Speak on, Giantcrab.
ATTACK ITS WEAK POINT FOR MASSIVE DAMAGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I heard they were taking it down due to testing of a new halo 3 patch that lets you play as Shen Long rather than the master chief.....
April 1rst seems a bit fishy but maybe I am just gun shy after trying for 2 days straight to get the TNMT code that lets you play as simon belmont to work. I fell for the Shen Long thing twice (the streetfigher 3 version was really well done) and my girlfriend being pregnant once so the chances of me believing anything i am told on april 1rst is slim.
APRIL FOOLS! wait really...? damn. But as long as their doing it for maintenance or preparing for GTAIV its a good idea. Although I think more people will play through single player of GTAIV before trying out online.
Worst april fools.
On topic, this is good to know in advance, and 3 hours is not much at all. Off topic, you sony fans are funny. PLAY B3HIND on the WAITSTATION3.
If GTA is a reason why they have to go down then there is some serious problems somewhere. This also shows how xbl is TOO integrated. They dont even host their own servers and they shouldnt expect a lot of ppl buying new 360s like xmas was I think they got to many eggs in their basket. If thats the real reason. Maybe a new update to the interface or something, which sounds more logical but who knows.
well said bro. Good to see a few crusading 360 warriors fighting the hordes of powerless N4G PS3 maroons! The 360 is unstoppable in it's undeniable dominance this gen. Who gives a sh1t if Live is down for 1 little day if it's for improving it. I'll tell you who,Sony scum,who don't even own the system! Maybe if they had any games worth a crap, they wouldn't be crawling all over this funny little N4G site bashing senselessly on the worlds best GAMES console,the 360. Listen Sony kids..........get games.......lives............. more Blu Jay movies.....................ang er management classes(which can help with your 360 jealousy issues),and definitely a 360. tom
It's a lie!!! Everyone knows Microsoft has no idea when Live will go down. ;)
Good sh*t Sabbath.
damn ms!! right when GTA4 comes out they shut down live.. :'(
i demand i refund of 3 hours of xbox live!! what does that equal like 1c? i still want my 1c microsoft!
0.5 BRITISH PENCE
''you get what you pay for'' bots should stop using that line from now on
Why do you call yourself *xbox3shitty* do have some soft of "social disorder"?.
Its almost like you're Belittling people because of piece of plastic they buy. Commenting is one thing but you came in here when there was no real reason for you to do so to express that you hate all thats MSFT.
Are you a child? or just the average PlayStation anime loven man child.
Should I troll PS3 threads screaming PS3 suckz die droids?.
xbox3shitty aka dark sipper aka sony soilders aka king kaz aka mr ps3
they are all the same people with multi accounts thats all.
so much for the PHONEY DEFENCE FORCE BATTLE FLEET
lol POG, "Should I troll PS3 threads screaming PS3 suckz die droids?. " I think you have done that countless of times allready.
April 1st will bring back bad memories for all the Xzombies,any one of you zombies remember Holiday 2007?...LMFAO!XD
Or just regular maintenance?
HA HA HA HA!
April fools. -.- I'm not laughing.
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