'Xbox Live's broken! It's fixed! Wait, it's broken! No, Live has no status at all!' Poor old Larry 'Major Nelson' Hryb. That was something like his thought process over the weekend as Xbox Live flaked out on some gamers, and Hryb tried to keep them informed via his blog. The ultimate solution? Cross the whole post out. Take a look for yourself to the right.
Some gamers were getting spontaneously getting kicked off the service. While Hryb was eventually able to tell the world, "I have been informed by e that these issues have been resolved. You should have no further problems", however, the Xbox.com status page
would appear to be blank as of the time of web.
The problem was no doubt due to the combined impact of Gears 2
and CoD: World at War
's recent launches. While it's not all that common that two such high profile, fresh releases combine to put strain on Xbox Live, maybe Microsoft still ought to have a look at its communications policies just in case...
Let's hope a similar problem doesn't arise when the new 'Xbox Experience' launches on Wednesday