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Rumor: MS to make up for Xbox Live outage

Unless you've been gaming in Tanzania for the past seven days you'd know that it's trendy to complain about how Xbox Live has under-performed this past week. So trendy that we've heard of people demanding compensation for the week-long service disturbance. And rumor has it that we may just be getting that compensation soon.

According to the folks over at The Bitbag, they were told by their "Microsoft contact" that Microsoft is planning on making right to Xbox Live Gold subscribers (not Silver, they don't pay anyway) who had to put up with an unruly Xbox Live last week. What type of compensation or when it would be coming wasn't detailed, but we have a few ideas of our own. How about a "I Survived the Xbox Live Outage of Holiday 2007" gamer picture download. Or maybe something less creative like free Microsoft points, a free movie rental or Arcade game. Whatever is planned or isn't planned we're crossing our fingers simply for Xbox Live to stay alive. That would be the best compensation of all, a stable service for 2008.

[Via Xbox-Scene]

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1-02-2008 @ 11:10AM

TORO said...

It sucked when I wanted to play, but it wasn't the end of the world for me. So if no compensation, no biggy ;)


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1-02-2008 @ 11:12AM

Mister2zx3 said...

The DRM needs an online service that will move all licenses to a new console serial number. at least allow it once a month. Make it an application that is never saved on the HDD, an encrypted app that is downloaded directly to the 360s memory and runs to update the licenses. Allow it to run no more than once a month. But losing the ability to use what you buy because MS software is horribly unstable is borderline criminal!


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1-02-2008 @ 11:30AM

zldaphreek said...

my gold subscription just ended today too!!! you think i'll still get the compensation?


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1-02-2008 @ 11:50AM

Boyo said...

Holiday over millions back to work and not using XBL...are we sure it's fixed or is it that the load just went down?


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jack in the xbox25

1-02-2008 @ 12:27PM

jack in the xbox said...

did ya hear about the new sku. It's called the 360-ps3 edition. it works ALL the time. even when xbl is down. It also allows you to put your OWN content on the hdd which you can easily swapp out for a bigger drive. They even show you how to change it out. I'm told that you never have to transfer your account to a new machine because the origininal machine NEVER fails. It even has FREE online and you can actually play your purchased games/movies on it ALL THE TIME. They said that anything you puchase for the console can now ACTUALLY OWN it without having it tied to some "idiot tag". they said it's actually ok to be an "early adapter" again without the fear of being anally raped by a big corporation. it's ok now to allow your stretched out buttholes to close again. GREAT NEWS!!! pass it on!!!!


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air carter1526

1-02-2008 @ 12:35PM

air carter15 said...

i would go for a free movie, 100/200 points sounds good too.


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1-02-2008 @ 12:51PM

DjDATZ said...

mmmm i want that gamerpic. LOL


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1-02-2008 @ 12:54PM

Leathersoup said...

Don't suggest a free game or the cheap bastards'll be giving everyone another free copy of Carcassonne.


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Neon Jebus29

1-02-2008 @ 1:08PM

Neon Jebus said...

I hope that comment is because they already gave away Carcassonne and not that you are dissing the game.

I love Carcassonne so don't be hurting my feelers!

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1-02-2008 @ 1:33PM

iLuvUrOpinion said...

c'mon, 200 MS points is worthless. most xbla games are 800ms points or more. the original xbox games are 1200ms points. I think MS should offer at the very least 800ms points. That is a fair offer.


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1-02-2008 @ 2:05PM

Willie said...

Just like M$ to throw money at their problems.


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1-02-2008 @ 4:04PM

Rk said...

In which case I want to be their problem.

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1-02-2008 @ 4:33PM said...

Microsoft needs to refund me for the money I lost on a Transformers HD movie that downloaded half-way.


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Edog Lost34

1-02-2008 @ 6:04PM

Edog Lost said...

don't we think if they offer us some free swag for the problem it's just going to crash their servers again?

I for one vote for cookies. Cookies for everyone.


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1-02-2008 @ 6:34PM

Dave said...

I just got compensated. I called microsoft customer service and told them to cancel my account and give me a refund since i can't log on. (to my suprise, they said yes immediately)!


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Sky Shark X236

1-02-2008 @ 8:09PM

Sky Shark X2 said...

Can you say impatianent? Actually if your the type of person who wines that badly and cancels an account over just a week of issues then I'm happy your off the online games.

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1-02-2008 @ 9:15PM

Dave said...

Not only can I say impatient, but I can spell it too! As well as use the word "whine" properly and use apostrophes...for instance, knowing the difference between the word "your" and "you're". Regardless, I have one game that I play online (CoD 4). That's why I signed up for XBL. Why would I waste money on something that's not operational? With your "logic", I guarantee you're the one of the reasons I don't use a headset on XBL, so you wouldn't miss me anyways : )

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CDN Crockett38

1-02-2008 @ 6:57PM

CDN Crockett said...

I sure hope we get something!


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1-02-2008 @ 8:15PM

dunnypop said...

points or a multiplayer live game... cuz seriously... having an outage during holidays is weak!


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1-02-2008 @ 8:51PM

Ryan said...

I say they should make everything on XBLM 50% off for one week. It's win-win. They still make money and we get deals!


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