UPDATED: Xbox Live is Down Again

By January 28, 2015

UPDATED 6:20pm PST: Microsoft is reporting that the issues are now being resolved, and that people should be able to start using Xbox Live again.

Original Story: If you were hoping to get some gaming done tonight on your Xbox 360 or Xbox One, then you may be out of luck.

According to Microsoft’s Xbox Live support page, the online network’s “core services” are down on both the old and new gen systems. The outage is apparently headed by a problem relating to simply signing into Xbox Live, but other services, including the store, are affected as well. Microsoft’s dedicated Xbox Support Twitter page has advised gamers to keep looking out there for any updates:

— Xbox Support (1-5) (@XboxSupport) January 28, 2015

It’s hard not to look at an outage like this with bated breath, especially after the video game outages over the holidays that affected both Microsoft’s Xbox Live, feeding the Xbox 360 and Xbox One, and Sony’s PlayStation Network, feeding the PlayStation 3 and 4 systems. Hopefully this outage isn’t due to any specific attack, but it’s hard to tell, especially considering that these attacks are becoming more and more frequent.

Thankfully, not all gamers are affected, since Sony reports that the PlayStation Network is fully active across the PS3, PS4, and PS Vita.

For more on his as it develops, keep an eye on @XboxSupport and GeekNation.

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As a former comics retailer at a store in the Pacific Northwest, Chris Clow is an enormous sci-fi, comics, and film geek. He is a freelance contributor, reviewer, podcaster, and overall geek to GeekNation, Batman-On-Film.com, The Huffington Post, and Movies.com. He also hosts the monthly Comics on Consoles broadcast and podcast. Check out his blog, and follow him on Twitter @ChrisClow.