Submitted by AustinG909 310d ago | news

Destiny’s Public Beta Stress Test Just Crashed Xbox Live’s Party System

Bungie told it's players to come out between 2-4 PM PST on Saturday and show its servers the true meaning of war. Now, Xbox's party and friends system has broke, and it looks like we've succeeded. (Destiny, Xbox 360, Xbox One)

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The_Infected  +   310d ago
In addition to what the title say below is also affected. So PSN didn't crash even with many more users?

"Xbox Live Core Services Limited"

Signing into Xbox Live "7/26/2014 5:29:30 PM CST"
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RichardDawkins  +   310d ago
To be fair, more people use the party chat system on Xbox Live. There are a lot of silent lobbies when it comes to Playstation multiplayer games. Just sayin.


I'm not damage controlling anything. Idk the exact cause of the crash, I was giving a reasonable guess as to why it could have happened. Or would you rather have me make a snark comment about Xbox live being unstable and PSN being better? I'd choose to be civil, thank you.
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opproject  +   310d ago
really? damage control just sayin, and weren't those xbots praising skype? lmao
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Rock-Lee  +   310d ago | Well said
When you use party chat, then it means that you have a private chat with your party! Of cource the lobbies are silent if everyone uses Party Chat.. You just proved that everyone on PS4 uses the Party Chat, since the lobbies are quiet.

I use Party Chat all the time with my friends, instead of Game Chat.
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RichardDawkins  +   310d ago
@Rock Lee, I should have clarified, more lobbies are silent on PS because people don't use their headsets or they don't have one. More people use the party system on Xbox compared to Playstation, thus resulting in the crash, that was my original point.
The_Eternal_one  +   310d ago | Well said
Wait so you know there are more people using the party chat on xbl for this beta than there are for the ps4 based on what? Just so you know there is no proximity chat in destiny. Only fire squad and party chat. That's on both consoles. I don't know why you felt you had to give an excuse for xbl party chat breaking lol
BX81  +   310d ago
Can't argue with that. I agree more people use chat on xbl than psn. Now if that would cause a crash? That's different
MysticStrummer  +   310d ago | Well said
"There are a lot of silent lobbies when it comes to Playstation multiplayer games. Just saying."

I've never noticed that at all, even on PS3 where no headset was included. Just saying.

Voice chat causes problems for the infinite power of the Cloud, apparently. It is a beta though, after all.
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PeaSFor  +   310d ago
"party chats" cant be "silent lobbies"
thrust  +   310d ago
Party chat is broke in destiny unless you snap it you can not hear anyone! Just use the in game chat works perfect.
RichardDawkins  +   310d ago

I made a mistake with my wording.

More people have headsets and use them on Xbox Live/ more people used the party system on Xbox Live during the Destiny Beta, THAT was my GUESS as to why it could have stressed their servers out.

The "silent lobbies" was in regards to most PS users not having or using their headsets while they play their games. It's definitely more quiet when you play a PS online game compared to an XB online game.

And it's funny,
people would rather mock or use insults to get hollow agrees rather than come up with a logical alternative answer.


Doesn't mean people will use it.

People need to calm down! it was a guess! lol
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choujij  +   310d ago
Played for a few hours today. Can confirm Destiny and Party Chat are working great on PS4. Hope XBL gets it crap together soon, so all Xbox players can not only sign in but get back on their party chat. After all, there isn't much beta time left.
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thrust  +   310d ago
Richard ps4 comes with headset!
XiRockLee  +   310d ago
O.O another lee
HaveAsandwich  +   310d ago
Rimeskeem  +   310d ago
The party chat system is used just as much on psn as Xbox live.
sAVAge_bEaST  +   310d ago
@RichardDawkin_LarryNelson_Maj orHyrb.

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(?just for the LuLz?)
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TheGreatAndPowerful  +   310d ago
It took down Live! It's shocking that a game was able to crash the entire network.
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AngelicIceDiamond  +   310d ago
Xbl party services is currently limited.

So Bungie ALMOST took down XBL.

Well the party chat is down. But everything else is fine though.
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Cryptcuzz  +   310d ago
Let's be frank here, your damage controlling and its okay.
Spotie  +   310d ago | Well said
@Richard: Since every PS4 comes with a headset in the box, and there are more PS4s in the wild than there are XB1s, what you say doesn't seem likely.

You're not pushing this as am educated guess. You're insisting on it, as if there could be no other explanation. But it's even more likely that PSN just isn't having problems.

I can only guess you're basing your assumption of party chat use on the PS3, which wouldn't make sense for a multitude of reasons. The most important one there is that it's a different console, entirely.

More important than that, though, is that you'd have no freaking clue how frequently party chat was being used in Destiny. Unless you were in a party, you wouldn't hear other people. If you weren't in a party, you'd hear nothing, voice wise.

Unless you've got Sony or Bungie-provided numbers, toffee really got nothing.

That's why people are "attacking" you.
Parapraxis  +   310d ago
@ RichardDawkins
Please delete your account and try again.
Seriously, you are clearly just a troll, and Richard Dawkins has done more in his lifetime than you could ever hope to do, please stop degrading his name by being a childish little prick who can't come up with a half decent user name that doesn't involve being a complete troll.
die_fiend  +   310d ago
@Richard Dawkins

Shut up and leave this site
MasterCornholio  +   310d ago
I don't know about that especially with double the install base. Its just a beta though and I'm sure by launch it will be fine.
fr0sty  +   310d ago

"or they don't have one"

You do realize every PS4 comes with a headset, right?
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MazzingerZ  +   310d ago
Yeah, I met all my friends on PSN MP by jumping like crazy in front of them or shooting at their feet instead of killing them to show them I was a friend...that's how we comunicate on PSN.

Anyway, I don't think servers are worse on XBL than PSN, only if they apply(without warning SONY/MSFT) some automatised stress test then we can compare.
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Am_Ryder  +   310d ago
This was true of PS3 chat systems.

It's not true at all of PS4's party chat.

PS4's party system is incredibly popular and streamlined. When you play in 64 player games of battlefield, almost everyone is in a party with pals. It's maybe slightly worse than the Xbox system.
OZ9  +   310d ago
Do you have proof of your claims? Do you have numbers of people that use headsets and don't?
thorstein  +   310d ago
Most of the people I was on with at the time of the test (2pm PT), were using mics. Don't know how that affects the server as the game is already designed to have multiple people using chat.
frankiebeans  +   310d ago
when you buy into the all mighty cloud this should not happen they whole cloud thing was a lie
ShinMaster  +   309d ago
@ RichardDawkins

Let me tell you exactly why you're WRONG:

- You can't cite "silent lobbies" as evidence for lower private Party Chat activity. I doesn't make sense.
- Every PS4 comes with a headset and many PS3 owners are able to use previous headsets with it as well. What you said is nothing more than an assumption based on an older biased opinion by others.
- Party Chat is free on PSN, so more people are likely to use it than on XBL.
- There are millions more people who own a PS4 than an Xbox One.
- And there are more people playing the Destiny Beta on PS4.
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ThanatosDMC  +   309d ago
I give him credit for defending his troll comment but im still gonna nomomnom on you bubbles.

It make more sense if Destiny had good proxy chat like MAG or Planetside 2 but it doesnt so people use party chat.
Major_Glitch  +   309d ago
But but but teh xbl is better then psn cause it's more stable. /s
I wonder if someone's gonna try and spin this.
*looks at Richard Dawkins*
"A" for effort buddy.
Funky Town_TX  +   309d ago
I only play on ps4a nd no one uses a mic. I feel wierd when I use mine because I'm the only one in the games that I play.
Charybdis  +   310d ago
Strange wonder what problem is. I don't think the game is using dedicated azure servers. It does seem that other games are also affected and doesn't seem tied to preview program.
If it is tied to the bungie beta of destiny it might be that there is a problem with some of the (friend list data) send between servers to and from at Microsoft.

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DoubleM70  +   310d ago
It's not. Activision servers.
TheRedButterfly  +   310d ago
I'm starting to wonder if you people know the reason for having a beta.
G20WLY  +   310d ago
It's so that we all get to see whether the game works best on PSN or Live, right? ;^P
Kryptonite42O  +   310d ago
I had issues with the beta on my ps4.. was unable to find a match in the crucible. It would just say "searching for guardians..." and would be stuck at 1/12 players.. Also the tower was completely empty... no other players.. it was weird.. happened at about 2:15 PDT.. so most likely due to the flood of players.

apparently the ps3 was affected... but I was also affected on the PS4... I signed off after about 15 minutes of trying to find a match.. so I can't say how long it was an issue.

Edit: Sorry it was only the Iron Banner tourny that i couldnt access.. didnt try regular control matches..
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Magicite  +   310d ago
People were praising XBL like digital marvel, while its a regular online service and really doesnt stand out.
Even Blizzard with its humongous resources cant handle servers when new expansion launches.
aragon  +   310d ago
Where did this happen? I'm in canada just got off from playing all day with friends in a party
1nsaint  +   310d ago
Probably just in the US, i played all day yesterday and havent had issues
XiRockLee  +   310d ago
Xbox fans were bashing PlayStation fans , karma is one hell of a drug .
BallsEye  +   310d ago
The crash was there and it was around 15 minutes no more. Do we need an article each time something is wrong with XBL for 5 mins? As for problems with party chat in destiny it has nothing to do with XBL but with Destiny itself. You just need to launch party app before launching Destiny and everything will be fine. Game chat from destiny is crap compared to xbox live group chat which has much higher quality and response time.

This article makes people believe XBL was down for a long time. Another click bite to make ps hardcore fanboys have something to talk about. THe person who wrote the article has no idea what it's all about and makes two completely separate issues into one to make it more believable.
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NerdStalker  +   310d ago
Sounds like your the only butt hurt fanboy Ballseye. What's wrong were you banned for the last week it's not like you not to be on here 24/7 spilling your hate about Sony Ps4.
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LAWSON72  +   310d ago
My friends list and any social aspect was down until at least 2am est so it was much longer than 15 minutes. I even checked the site every half hour.
TruthInsider  +   310d ago
Loool! This made my day!

Another Xbot myth exposed that Live is better than PSN.

Yes it was in the first years of last gen but Xbots were paying and PS3 owners weren't.

Half as many people and the first test of the amazing Cloud and its gone disastrously wrong like everything else Microsoft have done in the past year.

When will you Xdrones get it through your thick heads that MS not content with trying to ruin gaming have just told lie after lie?

Even last month they dumped Kinect which they said they'd never do and which Xbots were saying is brilliant and totally makes the console, it would not be good without it, but as soon as it gets dumped its all "oh great decision Microsoft, its what was needed" now the sales will pick up lol.

Constantly grasping at Stacked GPU, DX12, Tiled Resources, the Cloud etc straws.
Wake up smell the coffee.

Microsoft have always been a disgusting company, those of us old enough to remember knew and said when Microsoft entered Console gaming they would do this kind of stuff and true to form here we are.

Look up the word "Deluded"
Chris12  +   310d ago
All that hatred from a small outage. Dreary me, this site brings out the worst of the kiddie warriors, that's for sure.
christocolus  +   309d ago
Its a game console and its a network disruption. Why take it so personal?You sound really bitter and childish..How old are you again?
lawgone  +   309d ago
You have issues if this made your day.
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2cents  +   309d ago
everyone's an engineer.
fever  +   309d ago
you need to get your facts right psn did go down
XiSasukeUchiha  +   310d ago
Oh boy Xbox live Party system crashing? and weeks ago Xbox Live core service was limited? I thought Xbox live was Perfection itself jk jk.

That's surprising!
Mr Pumblechook  +   310d ago
Better with the Beta than the final game.
MysticStrummer  +   310d ago
Very true. The Beta factor has to be taken into consideration.
DJustinUNCHAIND  +   310d ago
Oh, boy it's the schizophrenic psycho Naruto fan!

The difference is this will more than likely be fixed by the end of the night.
Gezmoyassine  +   310d ago
And the curse of MS and Xb1 continues!When will it end?.I think Sony is using VOODOO against MS :P
The_Infected  +   310d ago
Well PSN was down when the Destiny beta started for a while and it only took me around 6 hours to download Destiny on a 40Mbps connection. Both had their issues at some point.
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psforward  +   310d ago
Depends on where you live as to whether it was down as I had zero issues at that time(west coast here).
GrimWykydtron  +   310d ago
u need to change ur DNS to google or anything other then your internet provider as some have serious issues with psn on ps4, on ps3 i got full psn speed but on ps4 with my internet provider DNS its like 300kb/s top and 3mb/s with google DNS...
opproject  +   310d ago
where the online superiority at? where the 300k dedicated servers at? where the cloud at? lmao PSN>XBL ALL DAY lmao xbl down wii u wii u wii u
IcicleTrepan  +   310d ago | Well said
which one went down for a month :) Sorry but until XBL goes down for an entire month or becomes unstable for more than a few hours, PSN will always have the title of worst online service between the two.
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dontbhatin  +   310d ago
To be fair, its not like PSN just straight up broke for a whole month. They shut down psn due to the privacy intrusion it had from the hackers. Im glad they shut it down to fix the problem so it never happens again. It would be a different story if we were paying for mandatory online play back then but it was still free at that point. You know the saying, "you get what you pay for"
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opproject  +   310d ago
Insomnia_84  +   310d ago | Well said



"Xbox Live has been through this before as well, during holiday season no less! For nearly 2 weeks the Xbox Live outage raged on and, well, it seems like us gamers still haven't quite learned our lesson. I guess patience really is a virtue. If you thought a weekend was a long time to get a network rebuilt then perhaps you don't remember when Xbox Live was shut down simply from 'expansion pains'."

Are you new to this debate? The noobs are the ones that seem to come up with idiotic comments like yours. Just two days ago someone wrote in a stream's chat "Sony is greedy, Microsoft is better." LOL Sad noob right there. 😂

Playstation is now superior to Xbox in every single way!
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castillo  +   310d ago
300k. dedicated servers for xbox one game version , this is a beta being run by Activision and bungie . Not MS so no servers till release.
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dontbhatin  +   310d ago
The full game will still not be on MS servers. Thats only something that XBOX exclusive games get to use. Every 3rd party game will use their own servers.

edit. Nope im wrong. MS made their azure servers open to every developer but its their choice to use them. But i doubt a developer sitting behind a publisher like activision will have the need to use them. I wouldnt be suprised if MS charges each developer to use their servers.
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Kayant  +   310d ago
Nope it will stay the same. It's the same setup on all platforms -



"this is a beta being run by Activision and bungie . Not MS" - In the first place why would MS being running a beta for a game they are neither publishing or have a studio developing. It's not their property to do so.
ThanatosDMC  +   309d ago
Yup, beta and all MMO type games are running on game company's server but we're talking about party chat here which would be with MS's server.
DoubleM70  +   310d ago
It's not being ran on Xbox Live actual servers. Activision and Bungie. Just like EA have their own servers for their games..... Hmmm must be a fanboy
wsoutlaw87  +   310d ago
party chat is obviously run through ms's servers. the beta isnt down, party is
FanboyKilla  +   310d ago
Lol fanboy. If they would have used ms servers and the cloud maybe you could say that. And just maybe they wouldnt have that problem. Lol the cloud and dedicated servers, how moronic. You must havent played the beta, its the same game on every console.

You fanboys are the reason a multiplat multiplayer game wont use ms dedicated servers. If you know the xone version is dedicated servers, you are so full of hate you wouldnt buy the ps4 version. Thats easy for them to see, i mean look at you. Thus, they loose money, money trumps all when your goal is to make money.

Hopefully that doesnt stand true and the devs take advantage of what ms is offering. You boys getting desperate these days i see on n4g. Lol only a matter of time. Clocks

@caprademon i have, fps is a no no on ps4. Have you ever seen a fps that isnt bf or cod succeed on ps? That controller and responsiveness is horrid for shooters. Imo so f n clunky. I just tried to play with friends and my exp was horrible. I wouldnt buy destiny if it wasnt for xone soooooo to each his own. Fps on a ps lmfao. Thats cute.
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wsoutlaw87  +   310d ago
lol did you really just call someone else a fanboy. that pretty sad. I also enjoyied you saying that " its the same game on every console" then saying your fan boy crap about fps being worse on ps. Are you trying to make an idiot out of your self.
reko  +   310d ago

are you referring to yourself leech?
Specter229  +   310d ago
You make me hate my playstation ....
Specter229  +   310d ago
"But they picked on us during the 360 vs. PS3 war and it made me sad, so im gonna be an immature turds too. It's only fair". Sure let's not rise above petty squabbles lets all be turds.
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BlackTar187  +   310d ago
Lol spectre way to rise above. Pot meet kettle
Specter229  +   309d ago
I wonder if you understand sarcasm, seeing as my post reeked of it.

Edit: at least spell my tag correctly if your going to try and gain ... well I don't know what you were trying to gain I'm still just trying to figure out how long you've been waiting to use your "pot meet kettle" line.
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BlackTar187  +   309d ago
Lol you fail so hard.
DLConspiracy  +   310d ago
It was a Bungie software error man. I was able to talk and play just fine during the said times with people. I was just unable to invite people through Destiny's friends splash screen. Quit FUDing around.
Benchm4rk  +   310d ago
Are all the moderators on holidays or something. How has this comment not been flagged yet??
madjedi  +   310d ago
We have mods here?
CapraDemon  +   310d ago
i've personally have had no problems with destiny- On my ps4 lol
PiNkFaIrYbOi  +   310d ago
Hmmm, that is why we can't log on and play multiplayer games.
towelie1288  +   310d ago
Had issues on ps4 also game getting kicked out of games
dontbhatin  +   310d ago
getting kicked out of "games" meaning matches on destiny? Or do you mean your ps4 is kicking you out of your games? If you are getting kicked from lobbies on destiny, that is not PSN's fault
towelie1288  +   310d ago
As in couldn't log on to destiny and couldn't stay in crucible matches
dontbhatin  +   310d ago
Yeah that's not an issue with psn. that's just a case of the beta bugs. :)
kewlkat007  +   310d ago
Looks like Great results if that is what it's suppose to measure with the Beta.
matrixman92  +   310d ago
Been on since this morning and been in a party
MegaRay  +   310d ago
Destiny is cursed. It crash everything.

Edit: thinking about it, i think Activision want to dominate the internet... somebody stop them o.o
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Tedakin  +   310d ago
The chat system on Xbone has been broken since the Beta started. I have voices coming out of the my headphone, out of the TV, out of the Kinect. They DONT however work when you unsnap the party from the screen. It's utterly broken at the moment.
Dlacy13g  +   310d ago
I don't know what you are doing but party chat works fine. Even when you unsnap it. Used it this morning no problem.
Tedakin  +   310d ago
I'm not doing anything wrong. it just wasn't working at all last 2 days. My friends were having the same problem.
ShaqSoda  +   310d ago
you have to be in a fireteam to talk
Tedakin  +   310d ago
We were. It wasn't working for us. Voices coming out of headsets, and TV. Then it wouldn't let us use just regular Xbox chat.
HugoDrax  +   310d ago
Party chat is glitched for Destiny beta. In order for it to work you have to do exactly what I say.....
1: Start Party chat with friends in the party.
2: Press the guide button on the controller and highlight Destiny Beta.
3: Press the menu button, and scroll down to QUIT Destiny Beta.
4: Launch Destiny Beta

If you do this, party chat will work. Otherwise it will glitch and the only way to hear party members will be to have it Snapped. Hope this helps, been doing it since the Beta launched on Xbox
LAWSON72  +   310d ago
Me and my friends gave up and started using game chat for the first time in years lol. Better be fixed in final game.
HugoDrax  +   310d ago

Yeah I understand, I had discovered the glitch the morning the beta released for Xbox one. Searched online, and their was already a forum regarding the glitch and explaining a workaround. Anyhow, I agree! It better be fixed for launch hahaha.
marlinfan10  +   310d ago
if you're using gamechat, its set to play through your speakers and headphones, a simple change of your settings would fix it. also, start your parties before you open destiny and youll be fine. if you open destiny first, go to the home screen, press start on the destiny box, and press quit. when you re-open the game, unsnap the party right away. it'll fix that problem. thats a problem with destiny though, not the party system
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Dinkis  +   310d ago
Go into settings on destiny and go to audio select your desired preferences there
DLConspiracy  +   310d ago
These are Bungie/Activision issues. Bungie even addressed these issues as their own in the FAQ section for the Destiny Beta on Xbox One.
SolidDuck  +   310d ago
The party system is running on xbl servers even if the game is running on activision servers for the beta. This whole xbl vs psn thing is kinda old news now. Psn on ps4 has been very stable for me. There's issues every once and a while, but there's issues every once in a while on xbl. Since launch party chat on ps4 has worked every time I've used it. In like 2009 sure, xbl kicked psn's ass, although psn was free. But now there both very stable like 99 percent of the time.
GusBricker  +   310d ago
I didn't hear a single person talk the whole time I was playing the Destiny beta. lol

Of course, I wasn't playing with friend, but still, not one peep. I'm not complaining though, silence is better than cursing and idiots.
marlinfan10  +   310d ago
you can only hear the people in your fire team
MCTJim  +   310d ago
Must be a localized issue. It worked fine for us.
54LK  +   310d ago
I tried to change to different party, and was unable to. Party chat just died at that point, for me anyways. My friends were still in theirs.
edonus  +   310d ago
This wouldnt be happening if the Ps4 wasnt holding back the X1. This would be nothing but a flip of switch on the Azure network. But sony gotta keep their BS last gen online system messing it up for everyone.

HA HA HA HA HA... just adding some balance to the sony fanboys talking smack.

Even though this pretty true I am just kidding. This is what Betas are for. They wanted to test it. I think Azure can just automatically detect usage and spin up more servers. With Bungie they need to know the load or at least and idea of what the full load can be so they can get the servers they need up.
r2oB  +   310d ago
But last gen PS3 used dedicated servers. Dedicated servers are a new thing to Xbox gamers.

The only thing holding the Xbox One back is itself.
Revengeance  +   310d ago
And yet it worked just fine on PSN. Have proof XBL is better than PSN? Then show it.

And please don't mention the 2011 hack. If the government can be hacked into then ANYTHING can. Codes and numbers people. That's all it is.
54LK  +   310d ago
Party chat is far different from the actual game. There were no hiccups in the game.
strickers  +   309d ago
Xbox Help on Twitter said there were log in issues. In fact, if you go and look at that Twitter feed, you'll see Live on XB1 has had many more issues than PSN on PS4.
From the horses mouth too
Speak_da_Truth  +   310d ago
Oh perfection that is xbox live. I guess nothing if perfect after all just say in!!!!!
AutoCad  +   310d ago
this the reason why developers should stop gimping the xbox one version...please make your games using MS dedicated servers.
54LK  +   310d ago
The party chat was affected on the 360 also. I hope we hear what caused it. Game play wasn't affected.
spencem1  +   310d ago
at least xbox doesn't get hacked for a month
paranoid1971  +   310d ago
Yeah, it just has the Red Ring Of Death for a couple of years :-)
VP37  +   310d ago
A lot of cheering from the PlayStation faithful over this one; Well, good for you.

The key element that you all are missing, blinded by your joy, is the fact that the XBL network itself did not crash, it was just the "Friends/Party" aspect of the service.

You could still play online games, including Destiny, and use all of the other online apps and services.

Now admittedly, not being able to talk to your friends and join their game, is frustrating and can cause your gaming experience to less enjoyable.

The good news is, it will be fixed :)
HmongAmerican  +   310d ago
Talking while gaming online distract me. I prefer not to talk while in a match. Even when in a party.
cell989  +   310d ago
There goes the mighty/coveted/acclaimed 300,000 servers the Xbox team and xbone supported loved to brag about. Azure might be impressive but it ain't all mighty like they want us to believe
Kingoftherodeo  +   310d ago
well this is starting to tick me off. while you can play online fine no party system, few weeks ago we couldn't sign in. what is going with microsoft servers this gen you would think after so many years of xbox live they would have it down. someone is getting fired for sure, while i doubt the beta had anything to do with it.

that beta needs lots of work theres times when my team has all the points and the game says they captured all points we are being overrunned. or when the other team has all the points and says we have all the points or they have two points and still says they have all points. I've also noticed some people are starting a match with their power all ready charged up. some issues with the titan smash sometimes player take no damage from hit. titan super punch not much stronger than a regular melee
spoonard  +   310d ago
Live is still down...it's been down for over 7 hours now...
Sci0n  +   310d ago
thought xbl was superior to psn and never crashed? power of the cloud, dedicated servers, azure etc. So what happened?
DLConspiracy  +   309d ago
What happened is a lot of fanboys got together to upvote and agree each other into ignorance. Of course everyone is online agreeing because anytime Xbox does anything wrong its the end of the world. Anytime Ps does it. Its just part of the plan and they are doing it because they are for the gamers. I have both consoles and I can tell you PSN still has a long way to go. PS4 IS A MORE POWERFUL CONSOLE. Just like XBL has better chat and dedicated servers. Here come the disagrees. :)
Flames76  +   310d ago
You do have alot more people on xbox live than psn so this is no surprise.Plus destiny is gonna be huge on the xbox systems compared to the playstation systems.I would say there are about 5 million people playing the beta.I know titanfall had over 2 million for their beta on xbox live and everything went smooth.Also you have to think since the X1 hit $399 its doubled in sales more people jumping online now
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Ryan741  +   310d ago
I was playing last night and was having problems. I must admit I did think, so this is what its like to be on the psn network, minus the credit card information hack and down for months, but still.
GeisT  +   310d ago
I bought my Xbox one the week it came out and the party chat system has barely worked at all. Half the time your party joins and can't talk or can talk but you cant. I'm not certain how you can mess up the awesome system you had on the Xbox360 but mission accomplished. At least Skype works well. They seriously do need to fix the horrendous chat though. It is terrible.
Ctiboi2010  +   309d ago

You might wanna check your NAT settings in the network settings. If they are set to strict or moderate instead of open it will definitely hinder your ability to chat with a lot of people on Xbox live, including in your party. Just a thought, may or may not work.
Einhert  +   310d ago
40 squid a year for those servers?

LOL and steam does it all for free.
Kivespussi  +   310d ago
Holy crap this comment section is full of fucking children.
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