Xbox Live Accounts Disappearing – MS Investigating.

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There is a rather perturbing, and quite serious design flaw in the Xbox Live system that is resulting in a number of Xbox live accounts vanishing. These accounts are irrecoverable, as are any achievements unlocked by these accounts.

The problem stems from Windows Live email addresses that are set to expire after a period of inactivity – such as Hotmail addresses. When these lapse and are deleted, the gamertags associated with them go too.

While Microsoft is investigating the matter, it seems the afflicted gamer’s only recourse is create a new account – one devoid of any achievements.

If your Xbox Live Tag is tied to a hotmail account – please do try keep that account active.

Source : Eurogamer

Last Updated: February 19, 2009

Geoffrey Tim

Editor. I’m old, grumpy and more than just a little cynical. One day, I found myself in possession of a NES, and a copy of Super Mario Bros 3. It was that game that made me realise that games were more than just toys to idly while away time – they were capable of being masterpieces. I’m here now, looking for more of those masterpieces.

  • someone

    Gmail… FTW!

  • :pouty: oh f…..

  • moegoe

    LOL, I signed onto EN-GB today and got a message telling me that the service was unavailable… had a minor stroke, till I went to EN-US and finally got in. Think the UK server was up to shyte…

  • whew, just checked, hotmail addy still lives.

  • ToOkieMoNstZA

    4 shure w00t ;P

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