Hackers-targeting-Microsoft-as-huge-disruption-hits-Xbox-Live- Hackers targeting Microsoft as huge disruption hits Xbox Live?

   01/10/2011 at 14:03       Richard Horne       3 COMMENTS.
 - Xbox Live, Outage, Hackers, Disruption, DDOS

Microsoft's award-winning Xbox Live service has been consistently reliable since its launch way back in 2002. But unusually, today it seems to be suffering from a huge disruption as gamers the world over are reporting issues playing multiplayer games of Call of Duty, the Battlefield 3 Beta, Gears of War 3, FIFA 12 and many more.

Joypad lock ups, system crashes, greyed out menu options and a complete inability to play anything online are all symptoms I've personally experienced across a wide range of games since earlier today.

To confuse matters further, however, Xbox Live partys seem to work OK and communications are in full working order.

With no official statement from Microsoft explaining this outage, we can't help but wonder whether something untoward is going on, particularly after the recent PSN outages.

More as we get it.

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DDevil - on 01/10/2011 at 16:31 wrote:
So good you posted it twice.
So good you posted it twice.

HairyArse - on 01/10/2011 at 18:42 wrote:
It seems to be OK now but earlier myself and two friends in different counties all had the same issues. I even started a thread on EG and many people had the same issue. Seemed to last a couple of hours.

peej - on 03/10/2011 at 13:51 wrote:
I reckon a lot of the issues were just stemming from the sheer volume of users trying to either download or play the Battlefield 3 beta. XBL when the demo went live was as slow as hell, and it did seem to have a knock-on effect for most of the services. Could purely have been that.

Heh if that's the case, imagine what it'll be like when MW3 hits stores.

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