Anyone able to pry themselves away from Halo 3 might have noticed many of the Xbox Live arcade and other games weren't exactly working properly. Apparently the massive traffic influx from Halo 3 was to blame.
Thats an insane amount at one time.
What a bunch of crap. Ps3 has solid games meanwhile every game released on the 360 causes more and more problems. How on earth can people still say the ps3 is hard to dev for. Atleast it doesnt have these type of issues. Pathetic. Seriously. Makes me wonder why i picked up the 360. Should had stayed with my Ps3. 360 is over hyped.
Of course there is not issues like this with PS3. There hardly is 100 people online at once in any game. We are talking over 1 million people here.
lagbox360 online there more lag than the dreamcast
The 360 is not that bad but the lag is. Jesus!!! online sometimes lags so bad i feel like screaming!!!!
Severs would explode if more than 15k tried to play a single game at the same time. Cry more, nobody likes PSN, it's trash. You get what you pay for.
Me and my neighbors just played Warhawk today, and the servers were running just fine. I've seen up to 800 servers on busy days just for that title, so I'm pretty sure PSN can handle the traffic. Who knew that free online could equal lag-free gameplay?
How so??? Correct me if I am wrong, but didn't the PS3 have similar problems with Warhawk, does that make your system one big glitch? The PS3 has problems of it's own, don't kidd yourself.
I almost never lag. In fact, last time I noticed real lag was in Prey last year.
My 2 cents. Warhawk became extremely popular overnight and PSN wasn't ready for it but still ran very well. Still does. Halo hit their target player based and should have been ready for it. Saying they weren't ready is no excuse just BS. For the record I own both and overall Warhawk has had fewer issues during gameplay for me then Halo. Only big issue in Warhawk is joining servers but that has become steadily easier.
consoles need more dedicated servers simple as that. edit @ uh_what, thanks mate, vaginal hygene should never be undertaken lightly! @ i see your point, but please dont use anything produced with an EA symbol to try and prove a point, EA are c**ts. @ i see where your coming from but thats beginning to change, all the big titles are going pc to such as COD4, which they'll look better on! if you got the rig of course, i do! =)
Ha PC's have always had lag. Hell with a 3GB connection I still rarely get anything below 100ms on BF2142, and back in the day when I used to play WOW I remember many a raids ruined because of lag. Though I do agree that it would be just pleasant if both networks had dedicated servers, but I don't see that happening because of cost. :(
your right! because pc gaming dosent have any games. the last good game on pc was half life 2, and farcry. wich were both 3 years ago. crysis comming up in a month. only available to the nerdiest of pc gamers... ones that can afford 2000$ pcs..
you mean pc gaming doesn't have lag? really wow i did not know that... You mean pc gamings servers cant go down? they all ways stay up? You mean pc gamings computes dont have problems if i mess with settins they stay up regardless? Wait pc gaming doesn't have even more of a problem with devs releaseing games that dont work that require a patch later to work? really i did not know that. I could keep going but ill put it this way, PC gaming has all the problems of console gaming, both offline and online, and HAS MORE of it and more types to boot. *counter strike, no longer has official valve servers, its all user run, and if you say any thing or play better then the host or owner? watch your ip get banned quick. and its not just saying bad words if he doesn't like ur voice on voice chat, or you have a different belief then him, he/she will ip ban you*
to chris_gtr1, dude your a complete fool, the 360 is a big peice of junk,i went through 2 of them and know countless others who have gone through more. most of them were smart enough to sell there crap box and buy one of the other systems instead. i went back to PC gamming which was the best choice i ever made. As for games available , try reading jackazz, i have been playing world in conflict 9.6 rating for a few weeks now, you wont have it until next year lol but to rub it in your face even more ALL games are not only more indepth, have more features, are $10 to $20 cheaper then 360 games They all look 5x better and are FREE to play online. Even on my cheapest $900 system lol Get your facts straight blind fanboy.
i did not have to look to this site to figure out that halo was behind the slowdown on xbox live. live was slowing down and acting wierd befor it was out.
well you pay for what you get...
I don't know how people can say XBL is better than PSN when XBL has awful lag and costs $50 a year. Which would you prefer, an extra game each year or laggy online gaming?
Someone who's never touched XBL. Lag isn't nearly as often as you lemmings like to pretend. The games more often than not pick the best host, lag doesn't happen often. And when it does, it's the equivalent to your servers being taken down. I'd rather get that rare lag that fixes itself after awhile than having to wait to play because of your super omfg we got servers [email protected]
but switched over to Xbox Connect (a free solution) that runs the exact same way that Xbox Live does, through P2P technology. I got the same amount of Lag, but for less money. Microsoft charges money for their P2P service because of the $5 Billion in debt their Entertainment division has racked up. They're obviously only paying to have dedicated servers on the basic service side, i.e. downloadable TV shows and game content. Why they don't put the $250 million in annual Xbox Live Gold fees into creating dedicated servers for Online Multiplayer is beyond me. If Sony can pull it off, why can't Microsoft?
ummm no xbox connect doesn't work the same was as xbox live... your kidding your self if you think it does, but then again you problem dont have any knowledge of net protocols at all. Connect tricks your xbox into running a lan game online, it is only till there after that P2P comes into play, And guess what it causes for even more lag then regular P2P gaming because it has to trick to xbox into running lan games over the net...And from what I've read it dont work on 360. Oh and another thing. dedicated servers.... Ps2 dedicated servers are geting shut down all the time now, What do you think will happen with ps3 dedicated servers after 2-3 years? Xbox live? every game I own i can still play online, Ps2? nope quite a few of the online games I cant.
Only Americans and a few people in the UK are that stupid to pay for such garbage.
Almost 8 million. Compared to what, almost 4 on FREE PSN? Yeah, I think the number show which is better. Even in the ps2 days XBL dominated, and the ps2 user base what tripled or more the Xboxs? Yeah, the numbers speak for themselves.
Xbox had more online users than PS2 because Xbox Live was better than Sony's disjointed online system for their prior system. At the moment though, Sony actually has the exact same user-rate for online as Microsoft (PS3 <-> Xbox 360). Xbox Live has more users, but Microsoft refuses to disclose the number of Gold Members, though sources have leaked out that out of 6 million Xbox Live users, only 4 million are Gold Members (i.e. able to play online). This is actually lower than the percentage of PS3 owners who play online and are able to use downloadable multiplayer content. Since Sony has such a high percentage of PSN users, game publishers and developers are seizing the opportunity to offer a lot of downloadable content for PS3 owners. Once PS3 surpasses the 360 in total hardware sales, Playstation Network will have more members capable of buying multiplayer content, such as new vehicles, skins, weapons, and maps. Developers have taken notice, and Microsoft really needs to start improving their service if they expect to keep their only advantage over Sony, which is Online.
I pray for dedicated servers. Give me that, please. $50 a month is enough for that. M$, I'm sure you making enough money off of microtransactions in Marketplace. Just give me dedicated servers. Honestly. The lag isn't as bad as some make it out to be(cough cough Sony_squad). It's really only bad maybe 10% of the time. But when it is bad, it makes me want to murder a newborn kitten. Dedicated servers would make XBL 100% bliss, instead of 90% great fun.
Its not 50$ a month, its 50$ per year.
The online response to Halo 3 on XBL can only be a good thing. MS will get more dedicated servers. What does Sony have? They don't even have an online game with 1.5 million users simultaneously. I admit Warhawk is fun, but it'll never reach the masses as Halo will. At least MS has subscription money to maintain servers. Sony relies on developers.
but they're not using it on servers. In fact, online multiplayer for Xbox Live is completely P2P. The servers simply set up matches. Warhawk is the first installment, while Halo has gone through three installments. Considering Warhawk has already sold close to 400,000 units though, it's safe to say that it's gaining a large following. Sony doesn't actually rely on developers; they simply give developers a choice to either run their own servers (which is what Epic Games and Square Enix prefer to do) or rely on Sony's internal network of dedicated cluster-servers (a la Warhawk).
Sony only offers dedicated servers for their first party titles that supports online. Every other game is p2p.
i never have lag on the 360 or live.. people need to stop stealing their neighbors internet and get their own... -.-
You hit the nail right on the head.If you get lag it's your connection not live. My connection is great on both the 360 and PS3.
you could have the best connection in the world, but still get lag if other people have poor connections.