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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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arkgrail41

1-02-2008 @ 9:00PM

arkgrail said...

Complete and utter BS that MicroBill is only compensating! YOU DON'T HAVE ENOUGH MONEY AS IS!!!
We already dump a load of our hard earned ca$h into everything this over priced beast and expected to pay more for pretty much everything that is on the market place; Pay for the over priced games that are released; Pay for all the accessories (usually $99 and up!); Pay for a gold status memebership, granted it's annually; Pay for upgrades, maps, power ups, etc... to games that we already dumped a load of cash into!!!
...AND NOW!!!!!! XBOX LIVE is experiencing outages!!!

Everyday this holiday I have not been able to login to XBL from my 360, and it is for this very reason that I REFUSE! to PAY!! for a Gold membership. If I can't access something that I am paying for, just forget.

MicroBill, you've plateau'd with this XBL, and now its just failing. Get it fixed! or don't expect anymore support or loyalty to what I originally thought was a superior system.

The PS3 is becoming more and more of something that would fit my gaming needs.

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ArturoRRG42

1-03-2008 @ 1:57AM

ArturoRRG said...

I was out of town, i didnt realize of the breakdown. So I dont care if there is a compensation or not.

But if there is I want it too!

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JakubK66643

1-03-2008 @ 8:02AM

JakubK666 said...

I would say something like a free original game or 1200 points.

MS can just make them up since it's virtual currency so instead of giving us a compensation of 200 points which pretty much means "Yeah , now fuck off and die" they could really mean it and be sorry for once.

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Ccclub44

1-03-2008 @ 8:43AM

Ccclub said...

A stable service isn't compensation, it's what I paid for originally.

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RAYJAY SOLDIER45

1-03-2008 @ 9:00PM

RAYJAY SOLDIER said...

someone earlier said that they sent in a wireless headset and had not gotten it returned yet so im having the same problem but its been less time about a month or so and i was wondering who can we write to or how can we get this problem resolved i am really getting fed up with micrsoft and i just want my wireless mic back now

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techboy00746

1-04-2008 @ 9:20PM

techboy007 said...

i think 100msp would be fare i mean dose MS even have to pay for them because they make them are they even considerd money

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