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Xbox Live Outage: Problems with BF3 Beta and Gears of War 3

We are just getting reports of a worldwide Xbox Live outage, and while we’re not sure if the whole system is down or if the crazy hacker rumors are true, this low-key blog post reports that there are problems with Gears of War 3, Battlefield 3 beta, and FIFA 12.

The disruption at first seemed to be tied to maybe a few players having internal problems with their consoles, and then it became a little more than this once we had a few reports from other users. The BF3 Beta is one game that is being reported with having problems on Xbox Live, although this could just be a few users having their own issues and leading to scaremongering.

Issues reported include greyed out menu options, Xbox 360 system crashes, and controller lock ups. One user said the Xbox Live Parties were working ok, although this news has only broke in the last hour so we’ll update you as we get more information. We just had another email and seen comments on popular gaming site N4g, which state that some users are struggling to get a game right now. At first one user thought it was their Internet or the Gears of Wars 3 servers. We cannot confirm if these rumours are currently true, but will be checking for any official announcements from Microsoft over the next hour.

Update: We’ve just tested our machine and played Reach, Xbox Live seems to be running as usual.

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