xbox live

  • Sony casually reminds us that PS3 Network is free (and Xbox Live costs money)

    [photopress:ps3freexblnot.jpg,full,center] What’s a guaranteed way to stir the hornet’s nest that is the console wars? If you’re Sony you start an ad campaign reminding people that its PlayStation Network is completely free. The not so subtle “what doesn’t this ad say?” is that Xbox Live costs $50 per year. And then both camps started calling each other names. Read More

  • Xbox Live outage = Undertow

    For all of our troubles over the holidays, the Xbox team is bestowing upon all Gold and Silver members a free download of Undertow. That’s pretty weak sauce if you ask me. Granted, I won’t be throwing a fit and trying to sue Microsoft for $5 million, but a free game certainly doesn’t make me feel better about the situation. Beginning next Wednesday at 2:00 a.m. PST… Read More

  • Who would sue Microsoft over the Xbox Live outage?


    Not from Texas, but they are d-bags. I’m just as pissed as everyone else over the Xbox Live outage over the holidays, but suing Microsoft probably isn’t going to get you very far. The three douches from Texas who are suing Microsoft are seeking an excess of $5 million in damages. That alone warrants some finger pointing and name calling, but their lawyer is an even bigger d-bag. Why? Read More

  • Microsoft blames server strain, lack of staff for Xbox Live downtime

    [photopress:cod4xbl.jpg,full,center] Xbox Live’s downtime around Christmas was due to server strain, with an unexpectedly large number of people (10 million) trying to sign up and play online. Microsoft simply wasn’t prepared for that number of people using the Live servers, hence its shoddy performance, and subsequent free Live Arcade game. Microsot also says that, when the… Read More

  • The Xbox team speaks out about the outage

    Here it is, folks. What we’ve been waiting for from the Xbox team. Dear Xbox LIVE Members: During this past holiday season you helped us break a number of Xbox LIVE records. This included our largest sign-up of new members to Xbox LIVE in our 5 year history and just yesterday you broke the record for the single biggest day of concurrent members ever on the service. As a result of… Read More

  • Xbox Live downtime could lead to recompense

    Gamers who tried to log onto Xbox Live last week faced a problem: they couldn’t. That’s a hell of a problem, since the only major difference between Gold and Silver membership is the ability to play multiplayer games online. Now Microsoft is hinting that it’s going to do “something” to make it up to Gold members. Quoth the PR rep: we will definitely be doing… Read More

  • Reprobate uses Xbox Live, Google, text messaging to stalk Spokane teen

    If you drive across the country to rape a 15-year old girl and her sister whom you’ve met playing Xbox Live, it’s likely not a good idea to text message them and tell them you’re on your way. That’s what this cyber-savvy creep did in Spokane did over the weekend, driving from New York to Washington to stalk the girls. The details are pretty typical of such a case… Read More

  • December update bans XBoxen


    The second Y number is six — for monthly subscription savings! I haven’t seen much mention of this but it seems that the December update officially bans hardware modded XBoxes, resulting in sad clowns up and down the Eastern Seaboard. This involves the DVD-burner firmware hack that came out when the XBox was still new and exciting and I’m not going to admit to any… Read More

  • Take to the skies with Dream Theater

    They look like a surly bunch. I like what the Xbox team is doing with Game With Fame. It’s fun to play against celebs and see how their mettle holds up. A couple months ago it was Jimmy Eat World getting teabagged by 12-year olds in Halo 3 and now the lads from Dream Theater (I don’t know who they are, either) will take to the skies in an attempt to mow you down in Crimson Skies… Read More

  • Social networking bug bites Xbox Live


    Babies don’t like you, d-bag. The Fall Dashboard Update holds a lot of hidden things we don’t know about, but we know for sure that on December 4th you’ll be able to view the friends lists of other XBL members from the Dashboard. Oh joy! Cyber stalking on Live. Now you can heckle the friends of the 12-year old girl who kicked your ass in Halo. Read More

  • Idle hands: Play Xbox Live using your cellphone's data connection

    When you live in the middle of nowhere it pays to be resourceful, like Tom Hanks was in “Cast Away.” Now, let’s imagine Hanks was in the middle of rural America and couldn’t get an affordable broadband connection. What to do? You turn to your cellphone, of course. One guy recently opined on how he managed to connect his Xbox 360 to Xbox Live using nothing more than… Read More

  • Microsoft adds ESPN programing to Xbox Live

    How about some on demand college basketball on your Xbox? Microsoft and ESPN announced yesterday that Xbox Live users will be able to download ESPN programing, including college basketball, college football and shows like “Madden Nation.” Does that include “SportsCenter” or “Jim Rome is Burning,” I wonder. Shows will be available within 48 hours of their… Read More

  • Halo 3 Causes Xbox Live To Crap Out


    “GODDAMNIT BRO, XBOX LIVE WON’T LET ME LOG ON! WTF.” According to the official Xbox forums, lots of gamers have been experiencing outages on Xbox Live following the Halo 3 launch. Constant freeze-ups and the inability to sign on are being cited as two of the major concerns that people are dealing with. On Digg, a user said that less than 1000 people were signed on to XBL… Read More

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