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Xbox Live went down for hours on Xbox Series X launch day

November 10th, 2020

Xbox Live went down for about two hours on Xbox Series X|S launch day. Microsoft didn’t say what caused the problem, but in the middle of the day on Tuesday, people were having trouble signing into Xbox Live and playing games. In addition to Xbox Live, a few games had their own connectivity issues as …

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Xbox Live is down at the worst possible time

March 15th, 2020

Xbox Live is down for everyone on Sunday, March 15th as of around 4:30 PM EDT. This is the second time that Xbox Live has gone down in the last week, just as people all over the world attempt to avoid their exposure to others and the outside world due to the coronavirus pandemic. Microsoft …

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Microsoft is bringing Xbox Live to mobile games on iOS and Android

March 14th, 2019

The migration of Xbox Live to new platforms has officially begun, as Microsoft announced Thursday that it will launch a new software development kit (SDK) for developers to include Xbox Live functionality in their mobile games on iOS and Android. According to The Verge, this includes features like achievements, Gamerscore, friends lists, clubs, and family …

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How Nintendo’s new online service stacks up against Xbox Live, PS Plus

June 2nd, 2017

After years of being the only major game console maker to continue to offer online services for free, Nintendo is finally following both Sony and Microsoft in launching a branded online subscription that will be required to play games with friends over the internet. It’s called Nintendo Switch Online (apparently), and if you’re wondering how …

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Teen racks up $8,000 Xbox bill, report says

January 12th, 2016

Smooth  move, Xbox. Pembroke, Ontario parent Lance Perkins got the shock of a lifetime on Dec. 23 when he discovered his 17-year-old son had racked up nearly $8,000 on in-app purchases through his Xbox video gaming system.

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One of the hackers allegedly behind the PSN and Xbox Live attacks has been arrested

January 1st, 2015

For millions of gamers around the world, Christmas was ruined last week when hackers from a group called “Lizard Squad” crippled the online gaming networks tied to Xbox and PlayStation consoles. The attacks rendered the PlayStation Network and Xbox Live completely unusable by hammering them with Internet traffic in an attack called a distributed denial …

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The hackers behind the PSN and Xbox Live attacks explain why they did it

December 26th, 2014

People all over the world tried to enjoy some online gameplay on their new PlayStation and Xbox consoles on Christmas Day, but they couldn’t. Millions more who already had video game consoles and needed a quick escape from their families on Thursday also couldn’t connect to the PlayStation Network or Xbox Live. Why? Because both networks suffered …