Update 2: All’s not well. The Xbox Live service status page is now listing the following issues: Limited signing in; creating, managing, or recovering an account; search Limited buying items, redeeming codes, or downloading purchases We’ll update as we learn
Both Sony and Microsoft have announced free-play trials on the PlayStation Network and Xbox Live this weekend. First, Sony is offering PS4 users in North America and Europe a free PlayStation Plus trial, meaning they’ll be able to access multiplayer
Nintendo President Tatsumi Kimishima has confirmed with Japanese newspaper Nikkei that the Switch’s annual multiplayer fee will be approximately $30 USD. Kimishima priced the Switch’s online charge — akin to that of Xbox Live Gold or PlayStation Plus — at
An independent study by analytics firm IHS Markit reports that Xbox Live is “the fastest, most reliable gaming network”, especially in comparison to the PlayStation Network. As you might expect, Microsoft is elated with the firm’s findings, incorporating results from
Sony has confirmed that it is in the process of rolling two-factor authentication on the PlayStation Network. “In order to further safeguard our users and their accounts, we are preparing to offer a 2-step verification feature,” a Sony rep confirmed
Xbox’s Major Nelson has taken to Reddit to respond to Xbox Live subscribers who’re asking about compensation for recent, repeated downtime in late February. “I’ve taken some of the more thoughtful comments and shared them with a few folks on
Xbox Live core services are once again down today, 8 March. While not confirmed, it’s probably not a coincidence this new outage lies on the launch day of Tom Clancy’s The Division. The Xbox Live service status page says both Xbox One
Good news for Aussies this morning, as Xbox Live core services are back up and operating as normal. It’s not all sunshine and rainbows, though — TV, Music and Video is still limited on Xbox 360. You can head to
Xbox Live’s services are limited across the board, so good luck using it. Microsoft has advised that interested parties can sign up for text updates here, though we’re not seeing an option on the Australian-facing site. Here’s the link from
Xbox Live’s Status Page is currently advising that purchase and content usage is limited on both Xbox One and Xbox 360. Users may have issues buying downloadable items and downloading items already purchased. You can get status updates here.
Xbox Live currently has “limited” social and gaming functionality. Microsoft says, “In-game matchmaking, cloud storage, finding friends, Game DVR, leaderboards, avatar editing, or pictures” is all affected. You can check out service status here.
Xbox Live users across Australia may have been experiencing a raft of issues with their Xbox One recently and it seems to be due to configuration changes made by ISP iiNet. Xbox One users have reported an inability to install Halo:
Last month Major Nelson announced the Xbox 360 Preview Program and today he has confirmed what those who signed up will be previewing: an increase of external storage capacity for the Xbox 360 to 2TB. It sounds like you will
Microsoft has acknowledged that a bunch of Xbox Live services are limited right now, with engineers are hard at work to fix them. Updates on the issues can be found here. At the moment, the following issues have been acknowledged: Limited TV,
Dust off that headset you packed away after being called all sorts of names by a pre-teen in Call of Duty, as finding interesting people on Xbox One just got a whole lot easier. The Xbox One app Overdog launched
Microsoft’s Major Nelson has announced that the Xbox Preview program has been extended to the Xbox 360. This will allow users to test upcoming dashboard and system updates for the Xbox 360 before they are released to the public, and