Xbox Live Downtime Caused Headaches For Xbox One Owners

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Obviously, Xbox Live sign-in problems are a pretty big deal, because without access to Xbox Live, there's no online gaming.

Notably, Microsoft says that during the three months ending December 31st its games-related revenue hit $4.3 billion, 8 percent higher than it was in the same period a year prior.

It looks like Xbox Live, the online service for Microsoft's console, is now down.

According to the Xbox Live Status, most services such as TV, Music, Video, and games themselves are up and running.

A cursory look at Twitter reveals many fans are still frustrated.

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The "Xbox Live Core Services" is now listed at 'limited, ' which has surely contributed to the massive outage.

One added: "Is anyone else having problems signing into Xbox Live?" We will keep everyone informed once we have more information to share.

Around 2:30 p.m., Xbox said it had identified the problem and assured a fix was on the way.

"The issues surrounding Xbox One console startup, sign-in, title update errors, and our status page have now been resolved", says Xbox Support. "Thank you for your patience, we'll update again when we know of any other changes". Some users have claimed that they were able to bypass the black screen by unplugging the Ethernet cable, but this will only work if you're hardwired. When I booted up my Xbox One, the notification telling me my user account had automatically logged in came up, but the screen was otherwise completely black.

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