Millions of noobz will go 'unpwnd' next week as Xbox Live is going away for a day.
Major Nelson posts
on his blog, "On Tuesday, June 16th from 7:01AM UTC (12:01 AM PST) for up to 24 hours, Xbox Live will be offline for maintenance." That's 8:01am in the UK.
The Major goes on to explain, "As a result, Xbox LIVE and the ‘My Xbox’ section of Xbox.com will be unavailable, and the Xbox forums will be in read only mode (you won’t be able to post.)
"The remainder of Xbox.com will be available with limited interruptions."
The break in service is for maintenance aimed at preparing Xbox Live for some of the recently announced features that will be available later in the year. The Major was keen to point out that there will not be any increased functionality on Xbox Live when it pops back up.