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Microsoft crediting players for March Xbox Live outage

Microsoft is issuing a free week of Xbox Live Gold for Xbox One owners who were unable to log into the service for a brief period of time last month, IGN reports. The offer arrives in response to a service interruption on March 11, which emerged in the wake of Titanfall's release. The outage...

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Xbox Live services currently 'limited' on Xbox One, Xbox 360

Microsoft has issued an Xbox Live service alert detailing an outage that currently prevents some users from purchasing digital content and accessing certain in-game features on the Xbox One and Xbox 360. Microsoft notes that content access is currently "limited" on both platforms, leaving some...

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Nintendo eShop going offline until tomorrow morning to fix connection woes

Nintendo is pulling its eShop services offline today starting at 4:00PM Eastern (1PM Pacific), the company announced on its Facebook page. The decision follows a rocky Japanese debut for Pokemon X and Y's Pokemon Bank service, which was part of the blame in crippling Nintendo's servers. The...

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PSN hacking suspect sentenced to house arrest for destroying evidence

This week, 23-year-old Ohio resident Todd M. Miller was sentenced to a year of house arrest for destruction of evidence and obstructing a federal investigation into a 2008 hacker-led PlayStation Network breach. The Columbus Dispatch reports that US District Judge Peter C. Economus said Miller...

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Battlefield 3 servers see DDOS attack, EA says no user data breached

The Battlefield 3 servers have been under a DDOS attack for the past several days, aimed at interfering with network communication and preventing access to multiplayer, EA says. The barrage has not breached any user data and EA is working to stop the attack, the publisher adds. "The current...

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PSA: Xbox Live sign-in issues ongoing, Microsoft working on them [update]

Folks trying to sign into Xbox Live right now may encounter some issues, specifically that they, well, can't. Microsoft is aware of the situation, however, and is working to resolve it. No ETA has been given for a fix, so we recommend doing what we always do whenever there's some sort of ongoing...

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Harmonix sites attacked, go down for the weekend

Harmonix notified registered users of RockBand.com and DanceCentral.com that its servers will be down for the weekend due to an apparent attack from an outside source. The developer disabled passwords for all Harmonix site accounts as a precautionary measure, and will require users to reset their...

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Black Ops 2 Wii U online play down [update: it's back]

Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 online services are "degraded" on Wii U right now, Activision says. "Users in some locations may experience difficulty accessing online games," according to the Blops 2 status page. That's a bit of an understatement in our experience: We just tried to connect and found...

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Microsoft apologizes for cloud save issue, doles out free month of Xbox Live

The Xbox Live service experienced some hiccups recently with its cloud save feature and now Microsoft is making amends with a free month of Xbox Live. Microsoft notes it's automatically applying a one-month extension to impacted customers. There is no need to call support if you were affected by...

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Players running into Halo 4 server issues

Some Halo 4 players are reporting problems connecting to the game's multiplayer servers. Users on the Halo Waypoint forum are apparently encountering a "server unavailable" error when attempting to connect to multiplayer matches. The Xbox Live status page reflected the issue earlier today, though...

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