Friday, March 20, 2009


Rigid downloaded the new Call of Duty Map Pack for me yesterday, but he’s still unable to add Microsoft Points to his account. Retrozoon, our Xbox Live friend and contact was the first to confirm that the system crashed. Of course, we figured it crashed when dozens of people on our list were having the same problems. This is why you should always make sure your points are on your account before the day you need them. The system has proven itself totally unreliable in the past and it’s a real let down when you’ve been waiting to get your hands on a download such as this for the last few months.

I think the reason I was able to download my map was because I purchased the Microsoft Points (MSP) through the Arcade itself. I’m not entirely sure, but the system for redeeming MSP must be totally different. It seems that is always where we’ve run into trouble in the past. When new maps are released so many people buy points and redeem points as soon as the maps become available that it crashes the points system.

Now Rigid is sitting at home STILL trying to get the points onto his Xbox. All the Xbox Live reps can tell him is to try again in a couple of hours. This is infuriating and there’s no excuse for it. It feels like we’re on a Beta version of Xbox Live. If that were the case then I don’t think people would complain quite as much. Of course they would, I'm just sayin'... You can always expect problems with Beta’s, but this is what Rigid would call “taking the piss”.

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