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Major Nelson: All Hands on Deck Working on Live Problem

"Just pinged Larry "Major Nelson" Hyrb to see what the status was of his baby, Xbox Live. The Xbox 360's network has been suffering sporadic issues since the holidays and it seems that a solid solution continues to elude the team.

He told me a bit earlier today that they are all over the Live issues, "we have had all hands on deck." He also pointed out that he's now using Twitter to keep readers of his site up-to-date on the current status of repairs," reports Kotaku.

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INehalemEXI3522d ago

I hope they make XBL a free service eventually. I dislike subscription fees.

Bnet3433522d ago

They won't make it free because people are willing to pay $50 a year. If you think about it, you waste twice as much getting a haircut in a year, it's really not alot of money so people don't really care.

ambientFLIER3522d ago

I really hope that my ISP makes high-speed internet free eventually, and the electric company powers my home for free as well. I dislike paying for anything.

CeruleanSky3522d ago

And the console world continues to laugh and laugh and laugh at the 360 fiasco...

Red Ring of Death hardware failures costing 1.1 billion dollars

Disc scratching and disc destroying drives

Idiotic 50 dollar a year fees that add hundreds of dollars to the price of the console

Gears of War could only handle 8 players at time with insane lag problems

Halo 3 could only handle 16 players at a time with its laggy last gen P2P networking

No dedicated servers like PC and PS3 gamers get for free

And now the whole network has crashed and burned during the single most popular time of the year for gaming

No wonder the 360 is dead everywhere but the US.

socomnick3522d ago

:/ you make me sad m8 I think you need a real gaming system a Xbox 360.

Nicosia3522d ago

When i realy dislike something i don't go out yelling it. It your prefrence, you want nothing to do with xbox..then why care so much about it. The same can be said about the hate agaist ps3, when you finally owned it you know its great..the same with xbox360.

Snukadaman3522d ago

The world laughs at you my friend...not with you.

Close_Second3522d ago

...didn't COD4 on the PS3 also use P2P networking for on-line play? Wow, according to you that's so last gen.

F**k I hate fanboys like you. Why don't you F**k off and leave the discussions to real gamers.

ambientFLIER3522d ago (Edited 3522d ago )

The whole world continues to laugh? Please, show me where that is true. Maybe with the PS3 fangirls like yourself, on N4G. More like the whole world continues to support MS by buying their hardware, no matter how faulty it is, which is amazing, and all the software they can put out. Why? Because they are the best, and the 360 owned the PS3 this holiday season on this continent. Don't tell me about the rest of the world, I don't care, because I live in the US. Even with your super duper exclusives like Uncharted and UT3, the PS3 came in dead last in 2007, and those mega super hit AAA titles barely even sold above 100,000.

"Red Ring of Death hardware failures costing 1.1 billion dollars"

- Why does it matter what it cost? You didn't have to pay it.

"Disc scratching and disc destroying drives"

- Yeah, if you were stupid enough to move the 360 while it was reading the disk.

"Idiotic 50 dollar a year fees that add hundreds of dollars to the price of the console

- Don't be pissed off and call it "idiotic" just because we pay a minimal fee for 10x the content of PSN.

"Halo 3 could only handle 16 players at a time with its laggy last gen P2P networking"

- What is the player limit of COD4 online?

"And now the whole network has crashed and burned during the single most popular time of the year for gaming"

- Some people are having problems accessing advanced features, features that the PSN doesn't even have so it shouldn't matter to you. Some people have to wait longer to find matches in games. Some people have no problems at all, like me. The network was never fully down. Get over it.

Conclusion? No matter how much you cry and moan and bring up 2008 lineups, currently the XBOX 360 is dominating the PS3. There's nothing you, hardware failures, or all the combined trolls in the world can do to change that. It's just that good.

Lacarious3522d ago

that's why the 360 continues to dominate. No tru other option. The wii is a solid game system but not for the HD big boy gamers. Microsoft will feel the wrath of the gamers pain when they make their next console. No one in their right gaming mind will pay for it or care about it knowing the 360 history. Only way I see it selling well is if it comes with a 3 year 100 % guaranteed warranty. If Nintendo comes out with a true next gen system and the PS4 brings in the software then I can totally see M$ dying a fiery death and I fo sho would root for it until they burned in gaming hell.

Don't think i don't like the 360 because I do and I have one and just about every bad azz game that comes with it but I too have had to deal with the big gaming headache that is the M$ world and I for one would love to jump back on the Nintendo bandwagon... but only if it's true next gen.

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ambientFLIER3522d ago (Edited 3522d ago )

ENOUGH WITH THIS. The only people that care about this are the PS3 complainers, because they are looking for ammo for their pointless arguments/rants. The actual XBL subscribers are all either playing online, or trying to log in every couple of hours, so obviously they know what's going on before it even hits N4G.

On the other hand, I can kinda understand why there are 100 articles about this over a 2 day period. When something is the best in it field, it stays in the spotlight for much longer, and gets much more negative attention from people that try to tear it down to make themselves feel better.

Who keeps approving this garbage, anyway?

Mr_Kuwabara3522d ago

"When something is the best in it field, it stays in the spotlight for much longer, and gets much more negative attention from people that try to tear it down to make themselves feel better."

You basically explained Sony and its PS3 status.

ambientFLIER3522d ago (Edited 3522d ago )

You are somewhat correct. The PS3 HAS the potential to become best in its field, but it won't for a while, maybe for a long while, possibly ever. Lazy developers with subpar games and numerous delays for EVERYTHING, from hardware (rumble controllers) to online experience (Home) to games, all really tick people off and that's what fuels the hate.

The difference is the only thing that Microsoft is making you wait for is a couple of days to iron out some kinks in the online service, which is still working, just missing a few advanced features.

crazypuppet3522d ago

i like that it cost money, it keeps the little tykes who cant get credit cards away from xbox live. Besides its like $4.10 month if you cant afford that how the hell did you get an xbox 360.

Bnet3433522d ago

No, it doesn't keep the kids away.

crazypuppet3522d ago

sure there is always a really annoying kid every once an a while, but anyone who has seriously played alot of xbox live would know that %99 of the time the people online are very helpful.

Bnet3433522d ago

I'd say more like 75% of the people are helpful most of the time. People on Halo 3 now and back then in Gears were/are very nasty. Maybe if you jump into a game like Project Gotham Racing 4, you'd find nice people.

sajj3163522d ago

According to Kotaku, its the console of 07 yet it can't get its crap together for the end of 07. Before you bark, gamer tag is sajj316. I haven't been on either. Can I have my $4.10 refunded? Maybe I can get a PSN title with it.

crazypuppet3522d ago

so its currently been having problems for 6 days thats $0.82. If thats seriously a problem for you get of your computer, and go find a job.

sajj3163522d ago

Crazzy, how bout a game of Gears? Oh wait, we f'in can't. No comment on the job comment. Its not about money. Believe me, I have plenty of it. MS should have had a freeze of all work done on the network. This should not be a problem for year end.

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