NEWS - Tuesday, October 17, 2006
Reminder: Downtime For Xbox.com And Xbox LiveWeve got some scheduled maintenance coming up and want to let everyone know that both the Xbox Live service and Xbox.com will be offline Today for up to 24 hours. We know youve got some questions, so here are some answers: Q: Why? Why? Why? A: Because were adding some cool stuff. And we have to take the service and website offline in order to do it. Were not doing it to make you mad … really. Q: What kind of cool stuff? A: Secret cool stuff that youll see when were back online October 18. Other stuff well be talking about later in the fall. Q: Is this a Dashboard update? A: Nope. Q: So whats going to happen exactly? Whats it going to look like for me? A: For the first hour or two that Xbox.com and Xbox Live are down, youll get error messages—when you hit Xbox.com youll see a Server Not Available message, and if you try to connect to Xbox Live youll get the "cant connect" message. Dont freak. Its not your account, your computer, your browser, or your ISP. Its us. After a couple hours you will see a "Were down for maintenance" page on Xbox.com and a similar message on your Xbox console. Q: Twenty-four hours? Thats a whole day! A: Yes it is. It is also 86,400 seconds. Too bad the Xbox Operations Center isnt on Jupiter. A day there is a little less than 10 hours!