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Has your Live (not life) been unreliable?

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Apparently if the Internet is to be believed, which is obviously always is, Live has been terrible over the last couple of days, To the point of being unplayable.

Now I have to admit I have not been on Live in the last couple of days and have therefore been completely unaffected and I have also not heard a single person complain about it either.

So either I am a statistical anomaly and Live has been down for everyone except the people I interact with or it hasn’t been as unstable as the reports are making it out to be.

Yes I am ignoring that third option that maybe it doesn’t count when my group of friends all live in my cupboard and share Live with me… anyway back to the point.

I have always insisted that Sony will need to start charging for PSN at some stage as no company can continue to sustain such an investment and keep it stable for a long period without it generating an income. However when I voice this statement I am told that Live isn’t stable and this weekend seems to be proof of that.

The difference here though is that if people cannot get onto Live I fully expect the complaints to go flowing into Microsoft and for Microsoft to be reimbursing them in some way or another, in other words their is some accountability for the lack of service and you know that if Microsoft don’t get it up soon a class action lawsuit is going to appear out of thin air soon enough.

So have you been affected by this downtime and if so what do you think Microsoft needs to do to make it up to you? A free Arcade title or would you rather they extend your subscription by 3 days?

Last Updated: November 17, 2008

13 Comments

  1. doobiwan

    November 17, 2008 at 13:42

    I’ve been disconnected and reconnected quite a bit, but when I’ve been in an actually game, I haven’t had an issue.

    doobiwans last blog post..Gears 2 Flashback Map Pack, gimme! Please.

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  2. TT25

    November 17, 2008 at 13:54

    On Saturday night I had endless issues with Live. but yesterday seems to be all sorted again!!!

    Makes me wander if live is going to cope with the new dashboard!!

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  3. Gavin

    November 17, 2008 at 13:56

    I cant play nice on live due to the nat rubbish

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  4. ewie

    November 17, 2008 at 13:58

    Not really only had one disconnect when I was live,
    could be strain from all the American gears players, seeing that over 1.5 million is playing at the moment.

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  5. janrik

    November 17, 2008 at 14:06

    Nope, all fine here.
    Played GOW2 every night for the last week, no issues.

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  6. janrik

    November 17, 2008 at 14:08

  7. Wolfy

    November 17, 2008 at 14:58

    how does one get a Xbox live subscription?

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  8. Fred

    November 17, 2008 at 15:21

    Maybe they should stop charging for it :mrgreen:

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  9. Macethy

    November 17, 2008 at 15:40

    Don’t know if this is related but I can’t get into Hotmail which is part of the Live community of applications 😕

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  10. EchoZA

    November 17, 2008 at 19:34

    I was constantly rebooting and rechecking my router, only to find out it was a LIVE issue! I for one would rather have a FREE Arcade title (POP if possible 🙂 )

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  11. LazySAGamer

    November 17, 2008 at 21:28

    Just sign up using an American or British PostCode and then buy your subscriptions through someone like https://www.gamepointsnow.com/ so that you are not committing fraud 😉

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  12. Wolfy

    November 18, 2008 at 07:35

    Thanks ill look into that

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  13. Wolfy

    November 18, 2008 at 07:47

    okay one more question can i register at which country i wanna server with from my xbox or, do i have to do it from a browser

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