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GAMES CONSOLE FIRM Microsoft's Xbox Live system went down last night, preventing people for smashing the screws out of each other in Titanfall and sharing the experience on Twitch.
Judging by the Xbox Live support Twitter feed, the service was down or struggling for six hours.
During those six hours the account made a few announcements, telling users that it knew about the issue and was working on a fix.
"Unable to sign in to Xbox Live on Xbox One? We're on the case to get this issue fixed as soon as possible!," it said at the start. Six hours later it announced, "Thanks for your patience, Xbox Live is good to go."
It said that users might still have some issues though, and the tweet also recommended that gamers follow some steps, basically reboot, to kick their consoles back to life.
Microsoft's Xbox mouthpiece Major Nelson also took to Twitter. He told Xbox followers to check out the support website and added, "This is not a #Titanfall issue."
Titanfall did have some problems, however, and in a post on Google+ the game's developer promised that a fix would solve those.
"We're aware that some users may have experienced early issues on PC and Xbox One. We've just pushed a patch that's now recovering servers quickly. Players will load into Private Lobbies much faster and we're continuing to monitor," it said. "Thanks for sticking with us on launch night, we appreciate your support!" µ