Microsoft's online gaming service, Xbox Live is currently suffering from issues.
In before someone discounts claims that this is not happening because it's not happening to them! Facts are both services can stand for improvements
You mean PSN? I don't think anyone should discuss about PSN here at all. This news is about Xbox Live not PSN, so I am not sure why anyone should bring up Sony's platform in this thread.
Believe me it'll happen! It always does. The fact that you mentioned them by name, will probably be the only reason someone doesn't come in to make the comparison. But I'll still agree with you. While totally supporting what IGiveHugs2NakedWomen is saying! Simply because so many believe Microsofts services are untouchable, which couldn't be any farther from the truth.
Seems like everyday now, not trolling at all...its just surprising how much its been having problems consistently this year. Protip: please, please lets not bring psn into this...we know psn has had its problems and likly will go down sooner or later ...its just xbl has been praised for its service....people went as far as saying its why xbl is better than psn....truth is both services have their problems. Both companies need to work on their service.
i wish sony fans would take that advice and approach with all xbox/microsoft news. but we both know that will never happen, so we can't be surprised to see xbox/microsoft fans do the same thing.
@Kingthrash360 "Seems like everyday now, not trolling at all...its just surprising how much its been having problems consistently this year." Xbox Live has just as many problems as their main competition. I stated this about 2 weeks ago and I got the typical disagrees and negative comments when I said that Xbox live has "LIMITED" status at least once a week. It's only now it seems like more people are paying attention. No service that is connected to the internet is immune against network and connectivity issues. It's just a reality of the information age and no amount of disagrees is going to change that fact. @Cobra951 Nothing is being blown out of proportion. http://support.xbox.com/en-... Xbox One Affected services: Signing into Xbox Live And I guarantee you that next week, Xbox Live will have some service or services in "LIMITED" status. Limited is just a nice way of saying it ain't working the way it's supposed to.
Been playing all day but the friends list was messed up for a while. Fine now. Lol at the usual suspects on here. I've been on for hours and so have my mates. The friends list was bugging out that's all. Gotta love the same fanboys regurgitating the same nonsense that so many people think live is untouchable. I hear more Sony fanboys claiming this than Xbox fanboys stating it. Way more lol. Ah you guys... Why are you lot on here anyway? It's blatantly obvious you don't have an Xbox One in the first place.
So then why are you here? ^^^^^ ...smh troll logic I mean your xbox is working fine...why aren't you playing? just sayin. And since when do you have to have a xbox in order to read/comment on a xbox article? Gamers are gamers ...any gaming news is news to gamers. Smh. This is what kind of comment happens when fanboys criticize fanboys. I dont own a x1, I will one day so it would be only right if I read about the Xbox1 no? How else would i know the good and bad of the product. Hell if many non owners didn't read xbox articles we'd be reading an article about how no one can play on or offline because drm + down service = no one plays.
What do you mean why am I here? Just because my Xbox Live is working doesn't mean I have to play on my Xbox constantly and am prevented from commenting on here? What kind moronic logic is that? And yeah of course you don't have a Xbox one. That much was obvious. I was asking why diehard Sony fanboys (you know them very well right) need to come up here to stir nonsense. Here's an idea...You don't have an Xbox One, so take it from someone who has all 3 console, it doesn't happen every day, it was affected in a limited fashion, not the way people are making it out to be here. Thats what I was stressing. Filtering out the BS and fake concern trolling, like yours. Why am I on here if Xbox Live is working lol. Brilliant logic. Psn is working fine, why are you here? Gtfo
Because they need to scapegoat off course everytime Xbox Live goes down they will bring up PSNs 2011 hack trust me I know their excuse to well also don't forget the classic "No its not Ive been playing all day with no problems".
great point! enough said!
While I agree with you, you certainly have been around long enough and been in these kinds of threads to know it will happen, and for what reason.
Well what do you want people to say? "Yes it's totally down... regardless of the fact that I'm playing right at this moment, but yeah it's SO down."
Because that article says "down" and not "limited", right? SOME people are experiencing difficulties. People can say, "I'm in (City/State/etc) and not having any difficulties" or "I'm in (City/State/etc) and having difficulties". That would be more constructive than what some people are posting.
I wonder how certain areas get affected and others don't. I havent had a problem all morning but I know there are those out there who seem to be running into issues.What i don't understand is how all is well adn this $h*t just suddenly stops working
Networking is a super complicated field. A million things can go wrong when you have a million computers connected to each other both virtually and/or physically. DDoS attacks probably happen constantly (in varying levels from completely negligible to problematic), components in servers wear out, some software issues probably arise sometimes....
AH you just couldn't wait to jump in and downplay live. Btw everything works fine for me, yea.
Actually both Xbox 360 and Xbox One are experiencing sign-in issues... Xbox One has been down since 3am this morning EST.. So much for that aura of invincibility... Yoink.
Well, it certainly isn't happening to me. I'm on right now on titanfall and have been on since 7. 14 of my friends are on as well, so it seems like an isolated issue, I guess. My gt is Slain Valhallan if you want to confirm.
Are we really suppose to take your word on that? Xbox has been working fine for me and my online friends all last night and today. Maybe you should stick to your "Media hates The Order" articles. Yoink.
It hasn't been down. Fanboys need to reel themselves in. Some services have been buggy like friends list. Again, another one claiming invincibility. Where do Sony fanboys get this invincibility point from??
Probably from some fanatics claiming that Azure is invincible. But I never pay attention to those people. Anyways it isn't down there's just some sign in issues with it. It says so on the support page.
Your in every negative Xbox article daily fueling the fanboy wars,Naked do you actually play video games I really am starting to wonder buddy???
I had asked the other day why IGN always goes down and now I have my answer: " You must be signed in with your Microsoft account and provide a 10-digit US phone number." So it doesn't mean IGN and Plex are "down"... it only means that you have to be signed in with your Xbox Live account to use those apps.
MS has gotten completely ridiculous with their security policies for their live services. I'm locked out of a long standing hotmail account because I couldn't provide online verification despite calling them on the phone, and providing ample evidence of who I am, all because they kept making me change my password so I forgot what it was after the 3rd or 4th time in a month and got locked out. I wasn't willing to give them my phone number to get texts from them, and I never bothered to fill out my personal info on it because I didn't feel it was their business.
Live is the new PSN.
No. Even if Live goes does, it comes back up pretty quickly.
PSN doesn't often go down without any prior warning though. XBL does. Many, many, many times: https://www.youtube.com/wat... When PSN goes down for maintenance, Sony warns you in advance and mentions that if you are logged in before it goes down, you can still play online.
Funny cause im streaming KI right now... http://www.twitch.tv/artill...
its funny that others r having problems while u are not , oh ok...
What's funny is the only ones claiming its down are Sony fanboys.. Quite a few people including myself are online this very moment.. While people we know don't own a Xbox are talking about its downtime..
O, ic.. I thought the official Xbox support site was making this claim along with Sony 'fanboys' , no? "I was asking why diehard Sony fanboys (you know them very well right) need to come up here to stir nonsense." Where to even begin w this,.. An Xbox guy even with the nerve to ask this question as if Bloodborne & The Order articles haven't been getting completely and utterly derailed/destroyed for two or more weeks straight, especially the Order! Its quite ridiculous, so pls save the 'why stir nonsense' question BC this in fact isn't nonsense, but actual happenings, when, on the other hand, what u guys do in the aforementioned threads is exactly that (nonsense), and biased, and baseless, and a number of other unsavory descriptives. So basically I guess I'm saying gtfoh with that ;)
They all have issues. Time to move on
It is the second time this week. MS sure have serious issues which will be sorted as soon as possible. Hopefully, no more discussions on which network is better/ worse, as both have problems (in fact there is no perfect network).
Wierd, I just walked into the back room and my son is playing Shadow of Mordor and up pops Hello Jim...so I think its just certain areas. Hopefully they fix it just as fast as they always do.
if this happens 3 or more times in the next 3 months, Xbox will be called XBOSN
Live is going down more Thn Psn lately, where's the mistermediax green ppl tht talk so much crap yet fail to mention these constant live down times? The mighty Azure gtfo with tht. In any case hope it gets fixed soon.
Xbox live couldn't have gone it's entire existence without some hiccups. So am willing to tolerate it seeing how it's only recently that these issues have become more random .
No xbox live has ALWAYS had issues....admittedly there seems to be a bit more minor annoyances than I had with 360, but Ive had XBL since it launched and it had minor annoyances every once in awhile. That said think about it though these console are doing alot more this gen, things are alot more complicated this gen because of so much traffic increase particularly streaming and uploading recorded game content from millions of users. Dont forget we also have many times more digital software I just think logically everything plays are part in the hiccups we see. Still that said, yes there may be a bit more minor annoyances but its skewed heavily with ALOT more reporting every single issue as news.
I've been able to play everything just fine, but I have had issues with the activity feed and also with achievement notifications over the past week and a half.
None of me or my friends are having issues. I follow the Xbox support twitter account and it seems that the issue isn't with everyone like on Thursday.
Since late November its been unstable for me. Not all the time but it's noticeable.
this must be a very limited number of people cause ive been playing all morning with no problems.
Limited is not the same thing as down.
LOL Again twice in one week?But Microsoft has all those servers and the cloud and direct X12 on the way this is obviously a lie the mighty Xbox Live never has issues......
It's amazing to me how readily people are willing to admit that online gaming has such control over their lives. They happily tell you they have been online all night and all day as if that is the norm.
It is the norm for the unemployed...lol....government handouts and video games are the order of the day...
I dunno, I've had my long gaming sessions before, and have at least 2 a month. Not typically online though as I'm a SP person.:) It is odd that the same people say it every time one of these articles comes up though...that is somewhat telling of an addiction or lack of self control. But hey, who are we to judge.:)
Tried playing my downloaded Walking Dead Season 2 and my Xbox One asked if I owned that game, same was true for Netflix & YouTube. Ended up playing my Saints Row 4 disc, instead. All the time wondering if my progress was being saved or if any of my achievements will be "glitched" because of this. I, for one, am very dissappointed by how many times Xbox Live has been down since the launch of Xbox One. In my opinion, this is pretty much the same as the DRM policies that Microsoft was pushing when the Xbox One was revealed two E3s ago. Do I own the games I've been trying to play when Xbox Live was down? Hell yes I own them. Bought & paid for with my hard earned money. I keep getting messages from Micosoft telling me it's time to renew my Xbox Live subscription. The way I see it, Xbox Live should be free until Microsoft can guarantee me that their service will be up 100% of the time or they can figure out a way for me to play games I've bought 100% of the time regardless of whether or not Xbox Live is down no matter what the reason. Fucking Microsoft, you're really starting to piss me off now!
Set your Xbox as your home Xbox. That should allow you to play your games offline
I will try that. Will this also work for digitally downloaed games, too. If so, then I'll be a happy camper.
Do achievements not register to your account if you aren't connected online? Thought it was just saved for future syncing if you weren't connected.
And que the trolling 1% of gamers
I always avoid threads like this but after reading some of the comments,I can't help but comment myself. I have experience some issues with the friends list but I was able to sign in.
^_^.. It says the service is LIMITED not DOWN. and yes, Xbox Live is BETTER than PSN as far as stability goes. Better doesn't equal invulnerable.
In the end... Microsoft is just a better company. Hence thats why there net worth is 380 billion dollars while Sonys net worth is 9 billion dollars.
Richer =/= better. MS got to where they are by manipulating the market and before they got in trouble for it, they had those markets on lock down. Gaming is one of the few places where MS has such a devoted loyal fan base saying how great they are. I like some of their productivity stuff, and think some of it's unmatched, but they are far from the best from a consumer point of view.
Service alerts are the new feature to xbl,tbh I've learnt to expect them everyday now,coz everyday since I got my x1 there's been something not working on it,either apps/games/sign in/party chat always,ALWAYS ALWAYS every time its used crashes out or mutes everyone or "due to network error " bullshite. Christ I'm so sick off this shit,and am really regretting buying these bullshit garbage consoles,to anyone thinking of getting one of these so called "next gen" consoles beware they suck balls,and can't even reach the industry standard of 1080p/60fps. Seriously if I could get all my money back right now,I would snatch it back so fast I,d tear the store assistant's arm off.......biggest letdown of the decade IMO of course....one very dissapointed gamer...:( [email protected] I own an x1 and pretty much every time I turn it on something doesn't work ,both consoles are a pos IMO.
Day1 purchase same sheet, I called the first frigging day with issues. I knew it would be this way and that x1 would drop in price I just needed a few of their exclusives so I had an adult beverage and bought it anyway... I called them tonight cause I lost save point of conference championship to go to the super bowl, I have to replay that game now.
I'm still signed in (playing DR3) on Xbox One, just my friend list crapping out is all, but no other issues yet. I agree neither services have been behaving very well, even more so since the holidays. Kinda sucks! ;/
I thought Xbl was invincible though. And of course you got most people on here denying it and pretending like there are no issues at all. Typical.
Never had a PS3 so I expected PSN to be terrible when I got my PS4,360 used to lag a bit especially on Gears MP.So I decided to get X1 aswell as PS4,im deployed with the Royal Navy in the Middle East until July so this isnt affecting me but when I am home I have had more lag and problems on Live than PSN and I got to admit I never expected that,TLOUR MP never lags EVER,Titanfall lagged a few months after release continuously,BF4 after all the issues never lagged on PS4 either,I have the fastest Virgin super fast fibre optic available in the UK well over 100meg,I thought X1 would have ded serv for all games,it clearly does not
Stay safe buddy. Hope u get home to game soon. Add me on PSN if u want: SmielmaN
Cheers mate I will do that:)
Have not been on xb1 to try had no issues playing on GFWL though playing battlestations pacific.
As usual, there is absolutely nothing wrong with mine. These "stories" are nothing but propaganda.
https://support.xbox.com/en... Yeah, I guess that's why the OFFICIAL xbox website is listing it as limited. MS contributing to said propaganda, interesting! smh @ the internet