Thursday, 11 December 2008

Hopefully NO Xbox live crash this Xmas

Remember last year come Christmas everyone was excited about their new 360 consoles and couldn't wait to get online and play Gears or FIFA with millions of others. However this was more difficult than they thought when due to the sheer number of new Xbox live users the entire service caved in on itself. As a result over Christmas few if any could connect to live and these problems persisted into the new year resulting in Microsoft having to dish out free arcade games to compensate people.

However all is well this year we hope and Microsoft are better prepared with their newly updated service and new Jasper Consoles. So lets hope it's alls well that ends well. As Aaron Greenberg (Group Product Manager for 360) assures us.

"We've built a lot of infrastructure, a lot of behind the curtain no one seed," he said. "This is something that Microsoft is good at.

"We are well prepared for the type of growth we expect this holiday."

"We will have people standing by, more people on hand than we've ever had before," he said. "Knock on wood we will hopefully not have any issues."

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