January 4, 2008
Xbox Live Subscribers to Get Free XBLA Game
Anyone who has a membership to Xbox Live and has tried to play recently will be able to agree on one thing; the servers have been about as unstable as Brittany Spears. No, Bill Gates hasn't shaved his head or danced mediocrely with a bit of extra weight flying around – at least I sure hope not – but the Xbox Live servers sure do have some sort of problem. If anyone has even been lucky to connect to the servers while playing an online game they will notice the lag is certainly unbearable.
Fortunately Microsoft's Xbox Live General Manager Marc Whitten has released a statement regarding this issue, acknowledging that a high volume of users created new accounts to experience Xbox Live over the holiday season causing the servers to lead to connection problems for all users.
Do not fear though, because compensation ensues. Microsoft will be offering all Xbox Live members around the world access to a free download of an Xbox Live Arcade game in the near future in order to soothe our hardships from the lack of gaining that extra XP on Call of Duty 4 or fraggin' through countless games of Slayer in Halo 3. What game they will be offering us as well as when this will be available has not been announced yet, but details will be announced shortly.
I sure hope the game is a fun one. Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved would be a good choice; but please, no more free download attempts for Carcassone! (Gaming Steve: Hey, I love that game!)