NEWS - Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Reminder: Downtime For And Xbox Live

We’ve got some scheduled maintenance coming up and want to let everyone know that both the Xbox Live service and will be offline Today for up to 24 hours. We know you’ve got some questions, so here are some answers: Q: Why? Why? Why? A: Because we’re adding some cool stuff. And we have to take the service and website offline in order to do it. We’re not doing it to make you mad … really. Q: What kind of cool stuff? A: Secret cool stuff that you’ll see when we’re back online October 18. Other stuff we’ll be talking about later in the fall. Q: Is this a Dashboard update? A: Nope. Q: So what’s going to happen exactly? What’s it going to look like for me? A: For the first hour or two that and Xbox Live are down, you’ll get error messages—when you hit you’ll see a Server Not Available message, and if you try to connect to Xbox Live you’ll get the "can’t connect" message. Don’t freak. It’s not your account, your computer, your browser, or your ISP. It’s us. After a couple hours you will see a "We’re down for maintenance" page on and a similar message on your Xbox console. Q: Twenty-four hours? That’s a whole day! A: Yes it is. It is also 86,400 seconds. Too bad the Xbox Operations Center isn’t on Jupiter. A day there is a little less than 10 hours!


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