CrunchArcade: Xbox-Live outage last night really happened


In trying to log into Xbox Live last night, I kept getting error messages left and right. Naturally, I assumed it was just Time Warner behaving as expected (read: awfully), but it turns out there was a legitimate problem last night. Kotaku speculates that the just-released Call of Duty 4 map pack may have had something to do with it.

I just logged in now (had to download an Orange Box update… yes, I still play that game, 18 minutes at a clip) and all is well. Thank heavens! What would I and countless others have done without Xbox Live’s warm, non-judgmental glow?