Xbox Live Stability Begins to Mirror Xbox 360
“Tomorrow will be a fun day @ the office. I can’t wait to learn more about what happend.” – Larry Hryb a.k.a. Major Nelson last night
The Xbox 360 hardware is renowned for it’s reliablity issues, it’s old news here and on every other gaming blog. While Xbox Live can definitely be spotty now and again, with sporadic issues cropping up every few months, no pattern has truly existed until recent weeks.
In the past week, Xbox Live has been troubled by numerous issues including spotty marketplace performance, the inability to log into Live, the inability to recover a gamertag and supposedly some pretty nightmarish wait times when matchmaking (I have yet to be able to log in to confirm the matchmaking issues). Major Nelson has been blogging repeatedly via Majornelson.com (which, as I’m writing this seems to be down) and via Twitter, attempting to keep the masses at ease.
“Nice Kotaku photo on the troubles we have had..” – Larry Hryb a.k.a. Major Nelson yesterday
These issues are obviously due to the influx of new Xbox 360 customers this Christmas but I refuse to let Microsoft use this as an excuse. I find it inexusable to think that Microsoft didn’t properly prepare for additional holiday sales, the sales numbers aren’t a surprise to me so they sure as hell shouldn’t be a suprise to them! Top the sundae with a $50 a year cherry for their currently “sometimes on” service and this blogger has quite a fatty dessert!
Is the time finally here that the greatest gaming service of all time, Xbox Live, has buckled to the shoddy worksmanship that Microsoft is so renowned for? I’ve seen Live teeter for quite some time and this additional holiday stress combined with what’s likely to be a skeleton crew in Redmond has finally toppled the gargantuan service over. It’s now over a week of constant service interruptions……and counting.
“If I say things are getting better…Murphy’s Law will kick in. I just know it.” – Larry Hryb a.k.a. Major Nelson yesterday
What an outstanding first impression for new 360 owners.Tags: crashes, major nelson, stability, xbox live