Submitted by lifesanrpg 408d ago | news

Xbox LIVE reportedly down, core services 'limited'

GameZone: "Microsoft has issued an Xbox LIVE service alert, notifying users that core services on Xbox One, Xbox 360 and other Xbox devices are "limited." According to the update, Xbox members are having trouble signing in to Xbox LIVE and buying downloadable. The good news is that they are aware and working on a fix." (Xbox 360, Xbox One)

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XiSasukeUchiha  +   408d ago | Funny
This sucks, Xbox live breaking down impossible /s.
JorboTron  +   408d ago | Funny
MS really needs to stop copying Sony. First GWG, removing apps from behind a paywall, unbundling kinect and now this? I kid I kid
TheRedButterfly  +   408d ago
XD +Bubble for funny.
Ezz2013  +   408d ago
iain04  +   408d ago
+ bubble for you.
bigbic  +   408d ago
That was pretty good, lol.
choujij  +   408d ago
lol XD

But seriously, what is causing XBL's issues? PSN's getting slammed with thousands of people trying to download and play the Destiny beta.
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AngelicIceDiamond  +   408d ago
@Jorbo Lol right.

@Choujij Umm nothing.

The service is simply experiencing problems it's coming back up soon.
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Why o why  +   408d ago
Lol, minor. Sh#t happens.. fixed soon, tbone where are you
whothedog  +   408d ago
Oh no tbone!
ITPython  +   408d ago
I think we shall call tbone KoKo the Monkey from now on, and assign him the letters 00.


OT: Can't believe people pay for Live, isn't it supposed to be nearly invincible due to the Azure cloud stuff?

Man, can you imagine what would happen when millions of people are trying to access the cloud for playing their games and streaming heavy data 24/7? If XBL cannot even handle one day of people downloading destiny, it has no chance with mainstream adoption of cloud computing, which will be FAR more intensive bandwidth wise.
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tbone567  +   408d ago
I'm looking at it right now. Xbox Live is up and running. Never was down for me. Yet PSN is always down and always need maintenance. Sony couldn't pay the bill for their websites and now PSN can't handle stress of destiny beta.
Alsybub  +   407d ago

A system goes down for 30 minutes (that's how long it was down for me), in 8 months, and you write it off as not fit for purpose? Wasn't PSN down as well and not for the first time? By your logic I take it you don't pay for that either, of course that's assuming you're in no way biased, I like to give everyone the benefit of the doubt.
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Gekko36  +   407d ago
LOL, hahaha, I dribbled me tea on my shirt. LOL Bubble for you!

Systems go down, it's a certainty in life. It's how the company handles the crisis and get back up and running in hours instead of days that makes the difference. Can someone teell me how long each one has had downtime this time round, from first reports of a service outage to resolution for both Microsoft and Sony?

As for services, I've had a go of a PS4's PSN and it was ok, but I prefer the Xbox One's XBL. I've found PSN lacking on multiplayer, wheras XBL was always solid for me.

I know people compare fewer free games etc and paywall as a negative but for me its always been about the multiplayer experience.

I suppose each company plays to their strengths.

Sony is the hardware and asthetic king in my view where Microsoft like a lot of American products are big an clunky, just look at American cars (great in a straight line but can't handle for sh!t).

However where the game changes is in software and UI design. This is Microsoft's strength and always has been (Though I do opt for 80/20 in favour of Redhat for my server enterprise). Sony in this area sucks arse, always has and always will, not because they don't care but because its not their core business.

Pretty much a 50/50 between the two companies.

There really is no need to freak out.. Chill pills all round.
re2_apocalypse  +   407d ago
@tbone567 Saying that only makes you look like a retard; all servers have to have maintenance, that is a fact of life, especially under a heavy load such as everyone and their mother on PSN downloading the Destiny Beta. I'm sure you don't know shit though since you don't work in computer maintenance...
Dontworrybhappy  +   408d ago
No one ever said it was impossible Sasuke. In fact it has happened on rare occasion since my Halo 2 days.
Gunstar75  +   408d ago
Look who it is.... Can't Sony buy you some bubbles?
PhantomTommy  +   408d ago
It's been like this all week. I can still sign in and play online but I can't download the stuff I bought. I picked a bad week to finally buy Mega Man 9 :(
Testfire  +   408d ago
Had an issue trying to download Ducktales while it was on sale, after 3rd try I finally got it though.
Funantic1  +   408d ago
My Xbox Live has been fine. I didn't know there was a problem until reading this article.
Section8uk  +   408d ago
I currently can't sign in at all. It might be ok if you are already signed in.
IrishSt0ner  +   407d ago
Couldn't sign in for 20 mins last night, then back to normal. First downtime I've had since Xbox One's release.
Magicite  +   408d ago
uh-oh and who was recently saying that PSN sucks and XBL is the best? The irony!
Goku781  +   408d ago
They have to make it look like people are playing on their network too. No traffic of course it seems like your network never goes down. Funny thing is most people think MS network unbreakable, yet PS4 is Mr Glass.
SilentNegotiator  +   408d ago
For all of the fanboys that have to eat crow after the comments that they made in the article about PSN being down for some.
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doolin_dalton  +   408d ago
So, you're now going to point out "teh hypocrisy" after constantly denying it when it's the other way around?
SilentNegotiator  +   408d ago
You mean when people try too hard to find hypocrisy that doesn't exist? You're comparing that to such blatant, obvious hypocrisy as what happened today between both services being down for some today and fanboys making it out to be a PSN specific problem?

You've displayed an interesting example of "teh hypocrizyz" yourself right there. Trying too hard to find an example of hypocrisy that doesn't exist...that's exactly what I'm talking about.
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badvlad  +   407d ago
why dont you learn grammar first and then go out and play bukakke?
raymantalk1  +   407d ago
wtf how can it be down MS have 300000 servers oh wait thats vertual servers ah that will be why :)
mkis007  +   408d ago
"Everyone's doing it"
DVS-Zev  +   408d ago
I mean,yeah, i know MS has been trying really hard to copy Sony lately but this is going too far.
sourav93  +   408d ago
Meanwhile, on WiiU ....


I kid
ColeMacGrath  +   408d ago
Actually haven't seen the Wii U experiencing technical difficulties in their online system so far, I could be wrong though.
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Patrick_pk44  +   408d ago
@ColeMacGrath Because there is barely anyone online on the Wii U
ashcroft  +   408d ago

How would you know? They're plenty of people online on the WiiU. I know because I own one, it's true I don't use it that often, but when I do there's always someone to play online with.

I don't know if it's ignorance or just plain stupidity with your comment.
liquidhalos  +   407d ago
My internet was horrendous last night, PSN wouldnt work for a few hours and on the laptop i was down from 40mb to only 2mb on speed tests, and my mobile data was terribly slow too. I wonder what caused all these issues.
ZerobyZero  +   407d ago
It was the internet provider
liquidhalos  +   407d ago
My fibre and mobile providers are 2 different companies.
nicksetzer1  +   408d ago
What parts are limited? All my games seem to be working fine, or maybe my area isn't one being effected.
FlameHawk  +   408d ago
It basically says all of Xbox Live cores function but all the 3rd party apps are working fine, I can't log into my profile.
sloth3395  +   408d ago
twitch wont work for me says it cant connect same with EA games
MegaRay  +   408d ago | Funny
Its exclusive for gold subscribers...
NextLevel  +   408d ago | Well said
Should be interesting to see how this thread compares to the PSN one.

"PSN Down for Some, Sony Says it’s Offline Due to High Volume"


"PSN is a joke. Shoddy service that users are actually paying money for."


"When the Titanfall launched(not beta) xbl had 30 minutes of problems. PSN is allocated an hour, but any longer than that is further proof xbl is superior. "


"This is my biggest concern with going Sony on the new gen. Say what you want about Microsoft; they know how to keep a network up and running for everyone. These reports of issues with PSN pop up way too frequently for comfort."
NatureOfLogic_  +   408d ago | Well said
That's pretty funny to read. Xbox fans have become very annoying hypocrites. Mostly due their need to justify their underperforming console of choice.
BlackTar187  +   408d ago | Well said
Huge Hypocrites
Fishy Fingers  +   408d ago
Please, any level headed user of N4G knows both camps are as bad as each other. There's just more PS fans so it's more accepted.
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AnimatedBird_Jesus  +   408d ago
Playstation fans are also hypocrite's
DLConspiracy  +   408d ago | Well said
Yes, It's ALL xbox fans. Every single one of them. Not ONE Sony fan has ever been "annoying hypocrites". That's sarcasm by the way.
TRD4L1fe  +   408d ago
they're hypocrites on both sides of the fence, don't just single out the xbox fanboys
NatureOfLogic_  +   408d ago
Truth is, there's more negative Xbox news out there which leads to more hypocrisy coming from the Xbox camp. I agree that hypocrisy exist on both sides, but It's way more apparent on the Xbox side.
98xpresent  +   408d ago
X360 is working fine
Volkama  +   408d ago
Playstation fans in an article about xbox live shouting about fanboys and hypocracy. If only they were smarter I'd actually believe they were being deliberately ironic.
donotcare   408d ago | Spam
SlapHappyJesus  +   407d ago
Coming from someone who spends most of their time here talking crap on Xbox.
I'm getting tired of you so-called gamers.
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Nekroo91  +   408d ago
Hypocrites ..you're getting disagrees for pasting their comments.
BX81  +   408d ago
Who are you kidding? You trolls from both camps are pretty damn annoying!
truefan1  +   408d ago
You're reaching buddy, it says social and gaming UP AND RUNNING. Is psn up and running yet? Whenever anyone contacts MSFT they issue status reports and then update in 30 minutes. Don't try to shift the focus off the psn service being down.

From time to time the store may go down or there may be other isolated incidents, but I can still GAME online. XBL is still superior because the ball keeps rolling, while when psn is down, you all come to n4g.

services limited =/= not able to play online
PS you know xbl is superior when all the fans have to rush in the one time services are limited (as in tv and the store, you can still play online). On the other hand we regularly see scheduled maintenance and lame excuses like high volume for reasons psn is down.
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MysticStrummer  +   408d ago
If anyone is reaching, it's you.

You imply XBL gaming is never down, which is false, and that when PSN is having problems everyone is always unable to play, which is also false.
bigbic  +   408d ago | Well said
You're the one reaching... PSN has a reason for being intermittently down right now, Micro doesn't have any reason for service issues. You claim it is so superior but you have to spin so hard right now to justify your claims.
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kneon  +   408d ago
yup it's up and running, I just spent an hour playing Destiny.
poor_cus_of_games  +   408d ago
What bs are you talking now? I am currently playing destiny. Have been for a few hours now. When it was downloading I decided to have a go on titanfall on my x1 but you can't even sign on. Therefore not being able to play online.
Ol_Boy  +   408d ago

Lol I love it when the comments you make turn around and bite you on the @$$. It's some of the best comic relief on this site.
Why o why  +   408d ago
Lol......took less than a couple of hours for the karma to make you look this stupid. Hope xbl and psn are fully functioning soon but you've just got to laugh at how quickly true fan and the like had to eat their words.
Not-A-Cat  +   408d ago
I always hit disagree whenever I see the comment comes from trufan1.
king_ps4  +   407d ago
It's over truefan, the Xbox one is a bad console, jump ship before the one you're on sinks.
ZerobyZero  +   407d ago
I was playing online last night and I didn't have any problems on my ps4.
kenshiro100  +   407d ago
I enjoy reading your posts. It's adorable when you scramble go defend yourself when you were called out on your drivel.

Stay free trufan.
Outside_ofthe_Box  +   408d ago
Shows that trolls, hypocrites, etc exists on both sides, but we'll still have delusionists that think it comes from one camp or that one is worse than the other.
Ezz2013  +   408d ago
i can't believe i'm agreeing with Nextlevel ...
am i going to die ?!
iceman06  +   408d ago
I don't think so...but you MIGHT want to get checked for brain cancer. Just sayin!!! LOL
ziggurcat  +   408d ago | Well said
@ truefan:

"You're reaching buddy, it says social and gaming UP AND RUNNING. Is psn up and running yet?"

no, he's not, but keep moving those goalposts. it's the same thing that you criticized PSN for only a few hours ago. and yes, PSN is up and running.
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Dontworrybhappy  +   408d ago
Ding, ding, ding! Fishy fingers...eww. Fishy fingers gets it! I own both and I can say Xbox has better network. So multilayer games I buy on my X1 while single player I tend to buy on PS4BUNDURU for dem graphicz.
Baka-akaB  +   408d ago
Well i own both , and everytime i hear that i ask wich game actually runs better online on XB1 so far (and vice versa) . And usually i'd wait forever for a true answer , if any .

It immediately revert back to something about quality of services , maintenace downtime , or the real reason usually : people go where their friends and communities stay present
D3ATH_DRIV3R_777  +   408d ago
Called it! i remember reading those comments awhile ago.
MysticStrummer  +   408d ago
That thread was the first thing I thought of when I saw this one.

Funny stuff.
GUTZnPAPERCUTZ  +   408d ago
Dude... why the hell are you getting so many agrees, all you do is start crap!? People keep giving you a bubble so you can use it to talk down on MS! You are sad, and so are all the Sony Fanboys who support your insecurity
LogicStomper  +   408d ago
Just to keep their identities anonymous, the following are also from this and the article you've linked:

"More like Xbox DEAD"

"I hope to see u next week when destiny beta crashes Xbl aswell"
tbone567  +   408d ago
Xbox Live is up and running. Think you are mistaken. When was it down.
AutoCad  +   408d ago
seems like some video game servers down or are limited right now..

EA (battlefield and fifa are down right now)
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BX81  +   408d ago
I dont recall services for different portions going down as often on the 360. On the xb1 7/10 times I check my connection one of the services are down.
The_Infected  +   408d ago
Everything's to hell today. Xbox Live down, PSN was down, and now it will take a week to download the Destiny beta according to rate it's going now.
Immorals  +   408d ago
Maybe it's the government playing with us. It all starts with the game services..
poor_cus_of_games  +   408d ago
What's wrong with your isp? I downloaded destiny in 45 minutes
The_Infected  +   408d ago
My speed is about 40mbps and I get the the Destiny screen where it's downloading and it's insanely slow.
Shakengandulf  +   408d ago
I managed 10% in ten minutes :(
Chrono  +   408d ago
More like Xbox DEAD
Immorals  +   408d ago
No. Go away.
Dontworrybhappy  +   408d ago
That was stupid and made no sense.
nope111   408d ago | Trolling | show | Replies(2)
Master-H  +   408d ago
Can't be !!! only crappy PSN goes down, or at least that's what xbox fans over the other thread have been telling me!
True_Samurai  +   408d ago
Well I was trying to buy strike suit zero. I can stream and play online but I just can't buy anything
Dirtnapstor  +   408d ago
What's your take truefan1?
Dezmond  +   408d ago
Everything is fine on Xbox 360. I can sign-in with no problems
strickers  +   408d ago
And I played Destiny. Some didn't. Your point?
peshkavusCA  +   407d ago
You mad?
user7402931  +   408d ago
"If it crashes tonight that is a very bad look for sony especially after charging people to improve the network."


show your face
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desertpunk86  +   408d ago
i been playing gears 3 online the whole time no problems here friendos.
Gezmoyassine  +   408d ago
What a day!It's one thing after the other for the Xbox today.What's next?
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GreenRanger  +   408d ago | Funny
Both PSN and XBL down?

It's obvious who's responsible for this...

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skoorydook  +   408d ago
Funny bubs
Outside_ofthe_Box  +   408d ago

Should play this sound bit: http://themushroomkingdom.n... with that image lol
daBUSHwhaka  +   408d ago
Unable to sign in for 30 min now.Was on a good kill streak on brokenfield then it disconnected me.BS microsoft.Fix ure services.Also purchases for me have been unavailable for the last few days now,not just today.Get your finger out your smelly,tight ass and get this crap sorted.
KNWS  +   408d ago
Right on cue Sony has issues so an x box live service alert appears. I'm going to turn on my x box just to see how truthful this is.
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CernaML  +   408d ago | Well said
Did you turn on your PS4 to check how truthful the previous reports about PSN were? Oh wait... you cant.
skoorydook  +   408d ago
My PSN & Xbox Live are both fine & dandy does that mean everybody else reporting issues is telling porkies ?

Seriously have a word
Kingdomcome247  +   408d ago
My grandfather used to say,"Telling porkies." You get an agree for evoking fond memories.
Nbgriff  +   408d ago
Let the PS owners vent. We've had plenty of fun with their network problems. They have been waiting a long time for this. Lol.
cr33ping_death  +   408d ago
Because this is the only time live has gone down right?
cr33ping_death  +   408d ago
I lulz because of all the crap the Sony story got from the xbox fans. :)
Dothraki  +   408d ago
Mines down, and cant play a thing due to syncing. Without the internet its just a dvd/blu ray player. I'm really looking at a ps4 at the moment..
jnemesh  +   408d ago
Must be because of all of the users downloading the Destiny beta! Oh wait, that's NEXT WEEK for you guys!
XStation  +   408d ago
LOL, you are trying to tease us because of a beta? How about this, Sunset Overdrive will be released October 28th, and I will have fun playing it. Will you have fun playing it? Oh wait! Darn it, I forgot man, it's only on the Xbox One.... Hmm U14 for Warframe is coming out today, will you be able to play it on your PS4? AW MAN! I forgot again, you'll are still on like U13.7 LOL.
Dothraki  +   408d ago
As an xbox one owner, i think ps4 owners have way more over one "sunset overdrive" game than us. I don't think your comment will impact much and is immature.
jnemesh  +   408d ago
Lighten up, guys, I was making a JOKE because PSN was down due to heavy traffic and Xbox fans were flaming away...

I am sure the Xbox outage will be extremely short and everything will be fine on BOTH systems by the time everyone gets home from work (those that didn't call in "sick" today, anyway!)
XStation  +   408d ago
@Dothraki Wow, you're an idiot.

"As an xbox one owner, i think ps4 owners have way more over one "sunset overdrive" game than us."

Do you know what a example is? I named that game because it's coming out in 2014. There's no PS4 game (imo) this year that's going to be better than Sunset Overdrive, so i have no clue what you're talking about.

"I don't think your comment will impact much and is immature."

Obviously it did if he responded, you responded, and i got 5 dislikes. Please try again LOL.
CernaML  +   407d ago
Sunset Overdrive? After playing that game even LBP3 will be the better game. But thats just my "non biased" opinion like yours...
DoubleM70  +   408d ago
Yes it's down. 100% packet lost for me. Hhmmm N4G never reports win PSN is down
Gh05t  +   408d ago
I hope you are being sarcastic because the top article for almost all of the afternoon is PSN is down... including right now.
Gh05t  +   408d ago
Its everyone signing on and into twitch to watch PS4 players play Destiny Beta and drool...

(This may or may not be what I am doing right now...)
Macdaddy71  +   408d ago
OMG!!! Tired of live down??? I have been on live from the First day the reg xbox released... Over all the years I have use it, I only been down just a couple times.. My cable internet has been down way more then Live is....
IrishSt0ner  +   407d ago
Yup I'm the same, LIVE has worked consistantly for over a decade for me, a days maintainence here and there and downtime of 30mins - 2 hours max.

A single event from my ISP had me down a week, more than an entire decade with XBL.
LordDhampire  +   408d ago
Probably both getting DDos attacks and don't want to tell anyone
NoobJobz  +   408d ago
I normally don't mind live being down just because I can play offline but for some reason I can't even save game progress now. Since when is saving tied to being online? My fifa progress can't be saved. What? Why do I have to be online to save? Is this a xbox one thing? Never noticed that happening on 360. Or is it an EA thing. Two of my EA games won't save progress offline.
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SpideySpeakz  +   408d ago
The Xbox is looking like a failure everyday. Jesus, ms needs to get their heads out their butts and stop waiting around for the next money hat.
beebap  +   408d ago
Please someone help me new to xbox one..I cant sign in and cant play dead rising why? This is terrible why I cant play an offline game.I thought microsoft were not forcing people to be always online seriously this is not good and one of reasons people against microsoft.
Dothraki  +   408d ago
So did i untill today. Apparently we need to sync (check in as it were)our games to the internet before we play. But what's really troubled me today is, since feb, ive not been able to do or make a single thing that works in Project Spark.😠
beebap  +   408d ago
So your telling me microsoft has went back on there word and introduced drm always online if im understand this right and not even telling their customers...why are people not picking up on this I only got the xbox one if I knew they screwing people maybe would of not bothered getting one. Can not trust microsoft.
Kingdomcome247  +   408d ago
I could be wrong about this. I've noticed that when games have available updates they are unplayable until they've been updated. So if there is a pending update, and live is down you wouldn't be able to play until live was up and running.
beebap  +   407d ago
No update was needed for dead rising.I think my main problem was that sign in so game would not let me play. Stupid you need internet to get your profile up so you can play any single game. Terrible microsoft.
shinrock  +   408d ago
Xbl has been running smooth for all day.
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