Xbox live goes down, stays down

Last night reports started flooding in that Xbox live was down started flooding Twitter, Facebook, and other social media that Microsofts Xbox live service was down. Since the latest Xbox One requires a connection to live to use apps, stream media, and play and download most games, this effectively rendered the 500$ piece of hardware useless. After over 14 hours (first reports coming in at 5pmEST) the service is still spotty this morning. As of my posting this the live status site for Xbox live says everything is back up.

This latest outage will remind fans of Microsofts paid online gaming service of the last similar outage, almost a year ago, when a massive scale DDoS attack knocked Xbox live offline during the Christmas holidays.




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