The service -- which engadget.com would like to remind everyone is paid, unlike the competition's -- has been up and down since Christmas weekend.
What kind of no-life loser is worried about not being able to play on LIVE, on the birthday of our Savior....and also the mother of all days to spend time with family? Give them time, and any problems will be fixed...at the expense of the XBOX LIVE techs who are spending THEIR holiday catering to a bunch of worthless, spoiled brats.
I guess am one of them :( oh yea there no problem here
you can be a jerk and opress people Im so glad for you ya **** *** negative vote and ignore for you.
Oh and I had a 15 minute problem logging on then had no problem.
lol but there is no god lol you might as well worship Chuck Norris that actually sounds cool. Cmon guys join my new religion we worship Chuck Norris we will be Norrisites.
Dampher, i am not very religious, but there is more proof that he was real than most people in history. why dont you try looking things up... dumbass. No one wants to hear your comments anyways.
The poster was just saying get over it. People are on vacation and celebrating the birth of their savior, not yours.
but what if ppl dont think Jesus is a savior?
personly i think its all brainwash BS mixed in with a touch of magic
also add in his story was told 1000 years b4 he even lived
yea bow down
PimpHandHappy. I agree. I think religion is like a whole brainwash. Its like when people show how there is no god, some person will pull up an excuse. Like how come if god is all-loving, he allows evil in the world. They may reply; well then he isnt all-loving... but you said he is!!!! OR maybe there is no god!!!
Soz i had to get that off my chest.
Back on topic, i think that it is unacceptable to have a service that goes on and off line frequently. This has only happened a few times recently and on the busiest time of the year so its understandable.
I'm pretty sure if PSN went down, 1, you would be bragging about it.
Sure Jesus was real. He was crucified.
But that's just about the only thing that is true.
This is completely off topic but Xmas is a PAGAN holiday, thats why Pilgrims did not celerabte it. Don't be a dumbass, be educated so you know WTF you're talking about. Speaking of history, look it up. It only conveintly became the birthday of Christ when the Church pulled the birthday BS outta their collective ass so they can shoehorn a Christian theme into a day which the Europeans traditionally celebrate as Yule and Mithra.
Because they payed to play. Not everyone is Christine, there are more Muslims and Buddhist in the world than Christians! :P
IT'S A FACT, YOU CAN'T DISAGREE! LOL DUMBASS
Did I just read 1's comment correctly?
Is he saying that Christmas is a time when people SHOULDN'T be playing video games?
Is he f*cking serious or is this a joke?
There are millions of children who probably got Xbox 360s on Christmas. And now a lot of them will have difficulty getting that expensive present to work.
Good Lord CNIVEK, something tells me that the parents wouldn't be terribly thrilled about their children's toys not working after all the money they might have forked over. Of course people spend time with family on Christmas, but believe it or not a certain amount of gift giving accompanies the holiday as well.
This guy is tripping. Have you ever heard that song Jesus take the wheel. yeah he was playing Forza 2 and it was his turn.
Christmas being Jesus's birthday is as real as Sant Claus. Christmas is actually the Christians extention of Yule and Mirtha. A holiday celebrated in the past as the last celebration before going into hibernation for the cold winter. As the food was fresh and the wood was still plentyful people took advantage and celebrated. Then Christians conviently thru Jesus's birthday on this day for more worldwide acceptance of Jesus's birthday. (He was actually born closer to April.)
As for Jesus's being real? Of course he was real and there is solid proof of this. But not the Jesus that people are taught. Jesus was a mere mortal like you and I who came from a politicaly charged family. But "as the worlds greatest sales person of all time" and the time he was alive itself, Jesus grew to become the mythical figure he is today.
Don't take this as I'm nocking religion because I am not. People need and will always need religion. Any religion. Imagin how life would be if people didn't have anything to Fear?
But I'm not complaining, I LOVE CHRISTMAS!!!! HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!!
Some of you should read the bible before being so quick to dismiss it. Until then, I see several people that are going to burn in hell.
Grew up with Christian parents and went to a religious school so I've read the bible plenty of time. But I'm not a ignorant person. I won't believe a book that was written to control people.... ESPECIALLY if it was written and revised YEARS after the whole Jesus thing took place.
Get your head out your ass and realize the whole truth around the bible before you critisize others my friend. Go learn why the bible was written in the first place and learn the true history AROUND the bible and you will realize how programmed you are.
And let me guess, you believe what you believe because your parents and your community share the same faith. Ever stop to think what religion you would be if you were born in the Middle East or in Asia??? You would be as much of a believer but only of a different faith. Would you be wrong then???
But instead of hating on others, try doing what your god told you to do and love others.
ain't nothing special about jesus, he was just one of many prophets of the time. there were others too, it's just random chance that a religion was founded around his teachings (same of course applies to all other religions too, mohammed, buddha etc). though he had a good message about how to treat others, that still doesn't make him a son of the creator of the universe..
I spent all day with the family and then I went out with the old crew, got drunk and came home and played drunken COD4. but now it dont work. Xmas break is a huge time to play games as many people have off from work and school ar both. I hope my live works soon as im scared I mighta got banned, who knows why but i do have roomates that play alot. I hope your not one of the techs that have to fix it as you sound a bit bitter.
The real birthday of Jesus is NOT Dec. 25th. Get your facts straight you ignorant buffoons.
How dare all you unbelievers spread your blasphemy?!!!! Chuck Norris will cast you all down into the deepest depths of the netherworld!!! Praise Norris!
13 ppl online on my friends list
I think its fine
...I think im gunna go play
Give it a rest droids, only ones not getting on are modders and people with silver accounts and of course people without power, phone lines or tvs.
this is why you dont pay to play games on line.
Yeah, I guess anything that can break down isnt worth paying for. Like game systems, or cars, or computers, or everything in the world...
this is true im always getting disconnected from xbox live its really annoying microsoft fix this problem!
not xbox live
Turn on "Auto Sign-in"
That should help.
maybe its just holiday hiccups from so many lonely people logging on during christmas break.
xbox live has had a near spotless run in the 5 years its been on. it goes spiffy 1-2 days out of the year is no biggie on me. stuff happens.
i'd rather have consistent service (not to say it isnt liable to go down, but i can count on one hand how many days something went wrong) than worry about my system not being able to log online after an update (oh that was horrible)
No problems....been playing cod4 for awhile now...lol whats with the ps3 people pissing on xbox live..when psn starts charging i want to see what else they will use as a excuse...just the RROD.
ummmm..... i was on damn near all day today...
they should go pick on Playstation Network and it's 102 UserBase
I guess it was pretty easy to pick the first 3 whole numbers and mix them up to create an arbitrary amount right? Try a couple million...you'll be more accurate that way.
that was some funny stuff bro....it was like cool calm and sophisticated comeback...you know xbots dont think for themselves ....bubble for you
Lol, it's probably the influx of the couple million noobs that just got their 360's today, flooding the Live servers.
Edit- I haven't had any trouble either. Actually, I just finished a 4 hour COD4 session about an hour ago. lol, I've been having a blast with all the new people.
I've been playing Gears of War and Call of Duty 4 all day on Live. In fact, I'm online RIGHT now.
Christ was real dumbf**k. Whether you believe hes the Messiah is up to you. Next time think before you say something incredibly f**kin stupid.
Damn, Microsoft can't seem to catch a break can they?
I dunno, but Live works fine for me.
On Christmas so i don't know what the fuk they're talking about. To the Many Xbox live Moderaters that watch over and maintain the Fort even when US LAZY BRATS Play games all day while you work.........
We Salute You!!!
This is Why we pay for the service. So that no matter what someone's always on the job. Thank you MS. Sorry Sony Fandriods you still have no games to play on Christmas.
P - Pretty
S - Sorry
N - Network
Have a Snickers.
I'm playing Uncharted, Unreal Tournament, and some Ratchet and Clank (got the first 2 on Christmas). So what was that about no games to play on the PS3? Come again?
LOL nice job owning yourself. Hes talking about online and you name 2 offline only games and UT3, nice.
Xbox Live was working flawlessly on Christmas Day, it was great to be able to use the greatest online gaming service on the planet with all its award winning features and AAA titles with the friends and family.
If PSN tried a quarter of the things Xbox Live does without a sweat it would break down more than it already does
As a player on both networks, I admit that Live is better than PSN in some respects. It simply has more features with in game dashboard that allows you to access more without quitting the game. Although Live does have the edge, the overall experience of playing games with regards to lagg, matchmaking, etc. PSN is just as good if not better. My internet connection is great and I experience slightly more lagg on Live than PSN. In my honest opinion both networks are even when it comes to overall performance. Ya you get more options with Live but you are also paying for that service. Again both networks are about even in gaming aspects and a lot of fun as well.
Bubbles for someone who has a clue instead of some wannbe MS mouthpiece. Performance wise they're same but PSN is better for some games like Warhawk where lagging is virtually impossible. Halo 3 and CoD 4 both lag because they're peer to peer.
They say the day we celebrate as Christmas, isn't really the true birthday of christ! It is said that after tracing back through history... Christ was actually born closer to April. Which is the real reason for Easter!
I don't know for sure, but I just figured i'd throw that in.
I didn't have a problem with Live today, so I guess it only affected some individuals.
but of course if its reported, in fact there's alot of traffic so I think this must be isolated for a few users or maybe only in certain locations. Why all the hate for religion? you either believe or you don't no need to spew you negativity either way.
Why am I playing without problems then about every day?
Why do we need stupid discussions about if Christmas is a pagan holiday or if you believe in Jesus or whatever.
The only reason Christmas is relevant in this story is because lots of people got 360s or new games yesterday an wanted to get online with them.
I for one had no problems yesterday.
This is news?
no problem here... for you noobs that just got your xbox 360... make sure that you have internet connection... and uhhh... make sure that the network cable is plugged... Nice try Sony fanboys... once again... trying to create a problem where there is none.
PSN is up and running. It ant to late for you guys to buy a PS3 so you can do some online gaming this Christmas!
that Jesus hates Xbox Live?
I do love it when these stories break! Its always full of people saying I've had no problems!
For the record - I don't have a problem either, but the article is not implying that the issue is with the entire network, and even says the issue is not as widespread as the previous well documented problem!
Most people will be OK, but that doesn't mean the story is incorrect or some fanboy invention!
Hopefully the glitches will be resolved soon, and those people that ARE having issues will get some holliday online fun!:)
I kept getting disconnected in the last couple of days but if i restarted my 360 I was automatically logged back in.
I never have these issues...hmm...
with so many xbox 360's sold it caught the engineers off gaurd with so many users waking up in the morning after unwrapping their 360's getting online.
When xbl has some issues its big news..
whats the latest news on psn...hmm well still hafl assed and lacking content. only 3 million users on a free network...that horrible. xbl has 9 million willing and paying subscribers...hehe
issues will be fixed its xbl people not some new netowrk WAITIING B3YOND.
You pay 50$ a year for this not to happen!
No, you're paying $50 for all the extra content and features. The servers are probably very similar to the PSN ones, and go down just the same, once in a while. It's called technology, and sometimes it breaks.
i was trying to play FIFA 08 last night, but it kept telling it was the EA servers which were down, not live.
Oh well, instead i played against my nephew and he whooped me anyway.
STFU. I don't willingly pay for live, i do it because i have no choice but i would rather it be free.
do u have cable? did they also force you to pay too..
wah wah wah..get rid of your xbox360 or stop paying for live if you wanna play matchmaking.
I hate son of B$%ches like you, that B$%ch about everythign as if they don't have choices..." I don't willingly pay for live, i do it because i have no choice", what a baby.
$Choices my friend$
-Quit online gaming all together if you can't afford $4 monthly.
Get rid of your Xbox 360 you fool..or anything you have to subscibe for. PSN is free, so get your retarded @ss off live and STFU.
Actually you do have a choice... get a PS3, sell your xbox 360 and enjoy PSN.... I'm almost certain that you will fit in very well with the Sony fanboys... I don't think we need crying babies in this side of the fence... that believe that everything in life should be given to them for free... I bet you are one of those that believe that even games and software that people worked hard to make should be free...
You have no right to demand anything from any body... you do have the right subscribe to a service or not.. or to pay your own money...
So, excercise your right and cancel your xbox live account... since that the only right you have.
I had video chats with my two sons and five of my friends---wishing all a Merry Christmas. I love video chatting with friends and family over LIVE, it's so easy and reliable. And video visiting on my 60" flatscreen is so cool! I got to show off my new puppy to everyone too.
Oh yeah, and I downloaded two track and two car packs for Forza as well and then played some more Forza until 5:30 am.
Truth is, my two 360s were connected to Xbox Live virtually all day yesterday for one reason or another. That includes the hours of Christmas music streamed from my pc to my 360 while running a family photo slide show and videos.
I stay connected to LIVE regardless of what I'm doing to keep in contact with family and friends. I'd rather video chat with my boys than talk over the phone. I look forward to chatting with my youngest son and my daughter-in-law when I get to see my first grandbaby this February.
I LOVE Xbox Live, it's been very reliable and I appreciate all its ever-expanding, easy to use, gamer-friendly features.
Everyone looking for an opportunity to knock LIVE just to promote your own console of CHOICE, please stop. Go enjoy the games you have, after all, isn't that why you bought your gaming consoles to begin with?
mainly I was playing Halo 3 co op online got disconnected.
An intire post of Xbox owners with no problems and Xbox Live forums with no problems http://forums.xbox.com/defa... Can I smell a bull and a sh!t? or is just a Droid problem?
There are many frustrated with Xbox Live.... WHY? Because their online service falls far short in comparison. Fact.
Fredy & his bùttlover bladestar:
just because you guys have been brainwashed into happily paying for a service which could be free, doesn't mean we all should be.
I'm not b1tching about the price or the performance, am I? Fredy said all M$ owners willingly pay for the service. Trust me i'm not the only one who would rather live be free.
Bladestar, what am i demanding since you say i have no right to demand anything? but just so we're clear. if i'm paying for a service, you damn well believe i have a right to demand. stop being a fool, every post you make is 99% filled with fanboy BS. fredy's the same.
seems like i hit a nerve with these two bots. ROFL, you guys are pathetic.
Hey pathetic whiner, don't you think if you were to ask everybody in the world would they like things for free?
well it's a no-brainer, everyone, would want something for nothing, Moron.
In the real world sh%t does not work that way.
stop your whining..when u have plenty of choices is all I'm saying.
Free does not mean high quality..neither does it stimulate competition.
I would like to see you to run a corporation one day, offering everything for FREE. Thats why your on a fanboy site and you don't run one of the most successful companies in history.
nobody is brain washed, you either like XBL and pay for multi gaming features or you don't and never play online. Or you can jump on PSN or the PC and STFU. Instead of hitting nerves, get your cheap @ss of live cause Ms don't need your b$%ching, when you have choices.
Everyone wants free things, too bad we live in a capitalistic society with choices.
What a Moron..
@sheng long #45 Wah Wah Wah, Ms forced me to pay for live.