Xbox Live is having difficulties this is what Xbox.com says: Users may experience difficulties when attempting to use Marketplace and/or making purchases.
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I think that instead of giving gamers a downloadable title that is essentially worthless they should credit people's accounts or write this time off and extend their subscriptions. If you are try to provide a fee-based service than it is only right that if you can not provide that service your customers are compensated.
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LOL HEY HULU I THOUGHT XBOX LIVE NEVER HAD PROBLEMS LOL KEEP GOING LALALALALA
lol jk no need for comebacks. I don't know why this is news, there are always problems online with all services from time to time.
Negative turbo. Problems with xbox-live and xbox-live only make the news because it runs so efficiently. And given that performance is generally great it is a shock to see it having problems. Now for the PSN thats another story. It's rocky network is nothing new.
Which service was the one that crashed for 2 weeks last year?
i dunno you tell me.
Hmmm 2 weeks? Dunno what service that was; maybe you should tell us.
Yep, it's happening to me as well! The only thing that pisses me off is I am having problems getting into a game of Gears 2 multiplayer. I can get into Cod 4 and WaW, Test Drive Unlimited, Far Cry 2, Midnight Club:LA and all my other games except for Gears 2! Edit @ Too Hyped... I got a question. Since you and every other fanboy talk about how great PSN is, I am curious... If you had to pay what XBL gamers pay, would you still have PSN? Keep in mind that the main reason it is free is because Sony couldn't get gamers to pay for their online service on the Ps2! So they made it free to steal fire from XBL! I know you wierdo's are going to take my last bubble, and I am looking foward to it! This place is getting boring anyway! The idiots on here just get stupider by the day, and people with common sense who can have a normal conversation get shafted. What a joke...
Sony never tried to charge for online play on the PS2 or psp. I played socom on the ps2 damn near everyday and the only thing that cost money was a map pack. Man I miss socom cause confrontation is trash.
It's a known fact that Live was down for those two weeks. It was around Christmas time if I recall correctly and it was a bummer indeed. Couldn't even play COD4 with my buddies at the time and in some cases, some folks made the switch to PS3 just in spite of the situation. Live typically runs smoothly but looking around the web you can see more articles about Live being down for periods of time spanning 2 to 10 days or so more frequently than the PSN. It's not like it's the end of the world but I can see why paying customers get upset when their service goes down. Heck, if my phone when down for two weeks I would be ticked! I play online more than I talk on the phone too!
2 to 10 days is absolute BS. it's called BEING SUSPENDED at that point, lol. if they're trying to pin that on XBL as "down time" then they're just being stupid. absolute BS. don't even try to back it up. maybe i might yield to it being possible in other countries, but not for that long.
http://gamerscoreblog.com/t... Look at the comments from Live users. The dates go from December 23rd to December 29th. I also recall them going into January for some users. http://www.ripten.com/2007/... http://www.engadget.com/200... http://www.thebitbag.com/20... Here's a blog that talks about Live still being down around the 31st of December after having gone down around the 23rd. http://blog.joeb454.com/200... Surely these folks were not all suspended... Right? All of these articles are about the near 10 day downtime Live had over Christmas break. I'm not bringing this up to be a prick but you called me on it and here ya go. This is not typical of Live but you do see where some folks get pretty ticked off for this kind of service when they do pay for it. If it were free, this would be a moot point.
"Which service was the one that crashed for 2 weeks last year? " I dunno, the last time Live went down in any meaningful way was around Christmas 2007. We're not half-way through 2009, last year was (surprisingly) 2008, so what exactly is it you're getting at?
I didn't mean to say that xbox live sucks in my above comment. i just think its really stupid to say that this is only newsworthy because "live never has a bad day." every network will have its bad times. the psn will have one someday too.
Good, It explains why I keep getting error codes 8****** XBL-UK/PSN/Stem: darkequitus XBL-USA: Crimsonklax
Why is someone disagreeing with me above?
I was getting Status Code 800400, I called it in and the costumer support person said they were working on the servers today. Talked to some friends on live and they reported no issues. You guys have to try out BING SEARCH its freaking advanced it puts google to shame. You have to remember MSFT is working on a XBL service update making XBL something the world of consoles has never seen. Not to mention there is probably a influx of new 360 owners and XBL users/gold Remember BING.COM
heavy advertising for bing lol isn't that ms's search engine to rival google
just to put the guys who disagree'd straight http://en.wikipedia.org/wik...
I've been in the IT industry since the early 80's and I'm not a fan of M$'s products & services. I've supported hundreds of clients running a number of M$ products & services over the years. Dealing with many of the shotty/buggy workmanship of anything made by M$ has been frustrating beyond belief. The only good news about M$ products is that it has kept me busy & working over the years at the expense of frustrated customers.
who's been having probs here?
I've been playing live for hours and no problems here.
The multiplayer aspect of it is working great, but the marketplace is seeing some hiccups. I've bought quite a few arcade games and I tried redownloading some of them yesterday. It'll say "Buy" but it'll be blacked out. Normally it'll say "Download Again", but I had to reset the console a few times for it to say that. Not a huge deal, and I'm sure they're working on it.
Once again, Live has difficulties or down time while PSN has no problem at all... The free service (PSN) works definitely better, so I still don't see why I would pay for having something worse...
You've obviously never used Xbox Live.
PNS is no where near as advanced as XBL nor does it have anywhere close to the amount of content and traffic XBL has. EDIT Not to mention PS3/PSN doesn't have many games that have massive online fanbases, one or two perhaps?(not as many games period that help stress the service) XBL has two movies services unified with XBL members and all sorts of info.
PSN laggy? I'm playing 30vs30 matches on Resistance 2 with absolutely no lag at all.Meanwhile, XBL is struggling to do Gear of war 2's mere 5vs5. I guess you get what you pay for..oh wait..
@murder : yes I did, unlike you, I have both consoles @why dis fanboy : the only thing Live has over PSN is more lag, no dedicated servs, more offline time, a subscription fee, and cross game chat I don't use anyway. No browser either is a minus. Paying for having P2P lag is hilarious. @johnny : yeah, there's so much lag on Live you can't even play 32vs32, while PSN already allows that on Res2/KZ2, plus will allow 256 players on MAG. So clearly you don't know what you're talking about. PSN >> XBL
http://i118.photobucket.com... LOL epic fail on your part idiot go shoot yourself. 1. I never lag on Live I'm sorry your connection is terrible. 2. Live is miles ahead of PSN in every possible way. 3. You're bad at this. 4. Who needs a browser on a console when we all obviously have computers?
these fanboys are spewing crap. Xbox live has much better features than PSN and a much better interface however, PSN can handle more players online. Live is definately the laggier of the two. PSN can run massive multiplayer games with virtually no lag while live struggles with 6v6. Just stating the truth people. I can't even play virtua tennis 1v1 on xbox live without it lagging!
Phantasy Star Universe Final Fantasy 11 Both MMOs and both fun flawlessly.
@Murder: Not everyone has a computer. My friend Mike had a laptop, but it's battery charge connector went kaput and he hasn't had the incentive to shell out for a motherboard replacement just to get it running again. So his browser is his PS3. He buys all his games from eBay right there on his PS3. It's not a useless feature any more than having FaceBook or Last.FM or Netflix on your 360 is useless because "we all obviously have computers."
FF11 is running mostly off the SE servers. The same servers the PS2 and PC users use. The Live portion is only a portal to the FF11 servers. FF11 servers aren't MS live servers, the actual game servers are separate from live. The live features are stacked on top the FF service. If your FF connection go's down on 360 your live connection can remain working. Likewise if your live connection drops while playing FFXI you can remain on game as long as you don't log out. If Live is down but FF11 is up it might be difficult to log on FFXI because on the 360 it uses live as a portal. There are several accounts of this listed on www.playonline where the FF servers where up but users couldn't log on because live was down. They also made it clear that users already connected to FF when live went down would remain online without interruption as long as they didn't log out or disconnect. Here's a link.. http://www.playonline.com/f...
But..what I like about PSN is it is rare where u will see PSN down even for maintenance & because every game company has its own servers running, even if lets say warhawk is down for maintenance u can always play another game online. Unlike XBL (Which U PAY 4) they always have to have maintenance & when that happens u cant play any online games period. This is one of the reasons I havent been back on XBL for a while now. I still play alot of horde when my nephews are over but most my online gaming is on PSN. Like I said, XBL does have better features then PSN but for a service which is free & is GOOD ENOUGH to have a great online expirience & always has updates weekly, I dont see the added features in XBL really needed for me to dish out money especially when most of the games are p2p. Heck even gears of war 2 which is microsofts 2nd biggest exclusive is ran on lousy p2p which sucks because thats my fav. 360 game to play online.
The only 'feature' Live has better than PSN is cross game chat, and I don't use it at all. The last thing I want when I play is 12 year old dumbass American kids like johhny boy, why dis /pp or mart yelling racist insults in my ears. The only other 'features' on top of PSN are more lag, a subscription fee and more downtime. So err... no thanks.
I can't stand PSN with its weak support and lackluster features the only thing updated on PSN are new add-ons to buy and lauckluster news every two weeks. If you disagree you don't own a PS3. The built in features of XBL crushes any weak ass P2P excuses. XBL also has media traffic from three or four media outlets(gamespot/IGN/inhouse etc) XBL has massive changes done to it very often there will be some issues in transition
neither of those are RELEVANT facts, XBL is only down when being updated. if it's frequent, um, maybe it's because we get new stuff with each of those updates. yeah, i know it's a foreign concept to you PSN fanboys. i can say that PSN doesn't have free vouchers for all you can eat spaghetti, what does that prove? gears has what it HAS, nothing more nothing less. and 20+ million XBL gamers means that 5on5 isn't the end of the world, whether or not they're all online playing against each other doesn't make much of difference. also 256 players is actually done in teams of 8. i hope you enjoy you're poor model details and playing musical chairs to see who gets to camp in the sniper spot, lol.
HAHA thank god i dont pay for playing games on the internet. Its just plain stupid. :P
Yeah, especially since it's P2P gaming where you can't even play with 64+ players. You payed for the console, you payed for the game, you payed for the internet provider, and yet you still can't play on MS console. Hilarious how dumb it is. But those kids don't care, they don't work for their money, their parents pay for the subscription fee.
dont know where the "kid" stereo type came from, but i think you guys just need to let it rest. i work for what i own, always have and i wouldn't have it any other way. you know what's childish? gamers trying to throw mud and talk sh*t about another console's service and its downtime... ...did it matter to you so much that you had to comment? i'm not gonna take it personal at all, but the truth is that YOU are. relax man...just let it go already.
"HAHA thank god i dont pay for playing games on the internet. Its just plain stupid. :P " You're paying for an internet connection to play games on the internet. Epic fail from another idiot. Xbox Live is 4$ a MONTH you poor pathetic bums. Edit: @ ApocalyPS3 - He throws around the "kid" card around in every single one of his posts to try and act like he's above everyone else. Odds are hes 15 years old.
Nah, Too_Hyped felt like he had to post FIVE comments whining and complaining about a service he doesn't even have. What's worse is that PSN was having issues so he felt inclined to attack 360 owners when he heard of possible problems on XBL.
so xbl chokes every now and then, big whoop! get over it, or are you gonna skip going to work in LA because the 134 is congested? your call, but 80 bumper to bumper means white knuckle to some, and just another day to the rest. service interruptions are just dealt with as they come, if you get concerned then by all means complain. but don't lie that psn is lagfree, and nor does is it even guarantee that all devs will have dedicated servers. that's just the way it is.
performance wise psn is better than live feature wise live is better but still paying for it and your having problems and ads everywhere shows you should start to consider why are you paying for live? live i believe you only pay for in game voice chat and party system but if sony did this which i believe they will in the future you will see alot of heads turning to a ps3 hey its the same as live and its free but im paying for live *goes to buy ps3*
heads turning to psn...funny, the last time i checked you need a ps3 to run psn. so...?
XBox Live forgot to brush its teeth. Judging by the heat, this is important news. I forgot that everything can be used for a grudge match between PS and MS. Flame on!
Been having a few errors myself, but they all seem to be related to the Marketplace. Online play has been working just fine for me. I was having trouble getting Worms 2: Armageddon. I couldn't directly download the full game, but I could download the trial, then upgrade to the full game from within the game itself. Not sure if that's useful to anyone else, but there you go.
XBOX Live was running great till they took it offline for 24hrs last month now my friends get kicked out of a party chat, I get kicked from games and get an error code when trying to download a demos and an addon took 2 hours to download. Sony has troubles to I downloaded a demo for Red Faction and I got a numbered error code but thats it when compared to the troubles I have been having with XBL
Damn, you PS3 owners are embarrassing..
SDF pores all in ....lol still live>psn
PSN having difficulty catching up to LIVE even when its FREE...ouch live = best online support for you and friends party chat DLC exclusives tons of community games most DLC avaliable...games/movies. 1 vs 100...which is freaking awesome. soon ON DEMAND marketplace..no more downloading watch movies with freinds over live. all in one interface netflix last fm facebook maybe...hulu... LOTS more to COME sure the ps3 can do some^^^...but through a-lot of hassle and a crappy browser have you seen anything new with psn since home......not me. hurry psn catch up already
have fun with hassle guaranteed psn
lol another twat who thinks P2P is better than Dedicated servers.
Well I've got both PSN and Xbox live and neither is having problems.
XBL : You DON'T Get What YOU PAID For :)
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