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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 p...

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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 tha...

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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 th...

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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 a...

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EA's Origin servers offline tonight for maintenance

Electronic Arts has posted a notice stating that its Origin servers will be offline tonight from 10 p.m. until 11:59 p.m. Pacific. The notice adds that Origin will only be available in offline mode during the maintenance and that multiplayer in Origin titles will be unavailable. Presumably, this ap...

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PSA: Xbox Live down, Microsoft investigating

If you're having trouble signing onto Xbox Live, you are not alone. Microsoft is aware of the issue and is "actively investigating," according to the official Xbox Support Twitter account. The Xbox Live status page notes that users may have trouble signing into Xbox Live via Xbox.com, though we've ...

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PSA: Diablo 3 down for maintenance today

If you were about to load up Diablo 3, you might want to think about going in to work today instead. Blizzard has taken the game down for maintenance starting today at 3am PDT, so it can get patch 1.0.3 ready. The game will be back online at "approximately" 1pm PDT (4pm EDT), Blizzard reports, so ...

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PSA: Xbox Live service is down, Microsoft is working to fix it

The Xbox Live Status website warns that you might experience some "difficulties" with certain services on Xbox Live at the moment, including such trivialities as signing into Xbox Live and Games For Windows Live. Both the site and Major Nelson note that MS is aware of the issue, and is working...

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PSA: PSN temporarily down for maintenance this morning

We're sorry to say it, but you'll have to stop murdering Chimera online for a couple of hours later today, as Sony's PlayStation Network will be going down between 9 and 11AM PT due to "routine maintenance." Sony warned of the impending outage on Twitter and apologized to users. And yes, the B...

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PSA: PSN is down, Sony's 'working to resolve the issue' [update: it's back]

Nope, that guy didn't just rage quit on your Super Street Fighter IV match ... it's worse. PlayStation Network's down, we're sorry to say. It seems that Sony wasn't planning the outage, as a Twitter message from the company states that its "working to resolve the issue," without acknowledging wha...

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