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More Xbox Live Issues Rear Their Heads

Posted by Emma H. Pira

Xbox 360 goes dark

While the connectivity issues Microsoft's been having lately seem to have been solved for Xbox One users (knock on wood), the problems only seem to be growing for the Xbox 360. Today, reports of Xbox 360 gamers not even being able to boot up their games and applications are streaming in. Instead of their games loading, all they get is a blank, black screen — something some of the Pure Xbox members have been experiencing first hand.

These serious connectivity issues seem to have first appeared after an update from early July and have been a roller-coaster ride to follow. It's been affecting not only gaming experiences but also applications such as Netflix and Twitch. The problems are becoming somewhat of a headache for gamers while, most likely, growing into a lingering migraine for Microsoft. The latter is calling for patience and understanding from their fans and users:

"Hang in there, Xbox members, we're on it! Thanks for your patience while we work to resolve this issue. We'll update you again as soon as we have more information."

If a new update is needed, this might take time. Fingers crossed Microsoft is closer to a solution than they're letting on.

[via polygon.com]

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User Comments (5)

WayneDavies89Staff

#1

WayneDavies89 said:

These issues have been getting worse over the last month, but not being able to play games takes the biscuit.

Th3rmaLAssass1N

#2

Th3rmaLAssass1N said:

I was almost ready to toss mine in the garbage, I thought it was my system and even went through troubleshooting steps listed on the site for "screen freezing". They did not do a very good job with the "alert" about it either, just a small notification near the top of the Web page in small font. Not to mention, Clan Wars for COD Ghosts was going on at the time...many unhappy players I'm sure!!

Vincent294

#4

Vincent294 said:

Well that might explain why I've needed to keep clearing the system cache every time I wanted to play GTA V lately. It certainly explains these connection issues as of late.

PeTitosaurusStaff

#5

PeTitosaurus said:

Xbox One certainly has its problems, but they're more like hiccups in comparison to what's been going on over on the 360. It's actually quite sad to see, especially in the instances where people are blaming game developers when it's actually the XBL services that causes the issues.

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