Xbox Live Error Causing Xbox One Black Screens And Other Issues

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If you turn your Xbox One on right now and face nothing but a black screen, it's not just you. Microsoft has confirmed that some kind of problem is impacting the system right now, although there's no word yet on when it will be resolved.

"We are aware of reports of Xbox One console startup, title update and sign-in errors," Microsoft said in a tweet. "We will keep everyone informed once we have more information to share. Thank you all for your patience." A subsequent tweet adds, "Our engineers are actively investigating and working on the issues outlined in our initial post."

The usual source for additional details, the Xbox Live status page, is currently inaccessible, though the second tweet points users there. Whether that's related to these issues, due to heavy demand, or something else is unclear.

Xbox Live Error Causes Xbox One Black Screens And Other Issues

about X hours ago from

If you turn your Xbox One on right now and face nothing but a black screen, it's not just you. Microsoft has confirmed that some kind of problem is impacting the system right now, and in an update, it says it should be fixed soon.

"We are aware of reports of Xbox One console startup, title update and sign-in errors," Microsoft said in a tweet. "We will keep everyone informed once we have more information to share. Thank you all for your patience." A subsequent tweet adds, "Our engineers are actively investigating and working on the issues outlined in our initial post."

The usual source for additional details, the Xbox Live status page, was itself inaccessible for a time, which Microsoft also acknowledged. It has since come back online and lists "signing into Xbox Live" as the issue with Xbox Live's core services, along with some encouraging news: "We are seeing indications that we are on the path to recovery with the Xbox Live sign-in issues, and we expect to be back up and running shortly."

Xbox Live Error Causes Xbox One Black Screens [Update: Issues Fixed]

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If you turn your Xbox One on right now and face nothing but a black screen, it's not just you. Microsoft has confirmed that some kind of problem is impacting the system right now, and in an update, it says it should be fixed soon. [Update: Microsoft now says all of the ongoing problems have been fixed. "The issues surrounding Xbox One console startup, sign-in, title update errors, and our status page have now been resolved," it said on Twitter. "Thank you for sticking with us while our teams addressed these issues and we appreciate the reports. As always, we're here and we're listening."]

"We are aware of reports of Xbox One console startup, title update and sign-in errors," Microsoft said in a tweet. "We will keep everyone informed once we have more information to share. Thank you all for your patience." A subsequent tweet adds, "Our engineers are actively investigating and working on the issues outlined in our initial post."

The usual source for additional details, the Xbox Live status page, was itself inaccessible for a time, which Microsoft also acknowledged. It has since come back online and lists "signing into Xbox Live" as the issue with Xbox Live's core services, along with some encouraging news: "We are seeing indications that we are on the path to recovery with the Xbox Live sign-in issues, and we expect to be back up and running shortly."

Vikings Season 5 Finale: Ivar Prepares For War With His Brothers In Sneak Peek Video

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The end of Vikings Season 5 has come and it promised to be a truly bloody affair. After preparing for the ultimate war for Kattegat, the sons of Ragnar are ready to face each other once again in an episode fittingly titled "Ragnarok," an event in Norse mythology that included the death of many massive figures, from Odin and Thor to Freyr and Loki. It's also the title of a Marvel movie, but that's another kind of Viking altogether.

It's only fitting that after deciding he's actually a god that Ragnarok would come for Ivar (Alex Høgh Andersen) and his brothers. And as the clip above, which GameSpot is sharing exclusively, the reigning king of Kattegat is ready for anything his brothers are prepared to unleash on him.

"My fellow gods, at last, allowed me to see my fate," he said after learning the other sons of Ragnar were coming for him. "Now all of my brothers are against me. Now I know I'm the chosen one."

Fortnite Player Reported FaceTime Bug Nearly A Week Before It Became Public

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Apparently, nearly a week before it became public knowledge, the FaceTime bug was reported to Apple by a young Fortnite player from Arizona. Apple support seemingly just didn't take the issue very seriously until the problem became more well-known.

According to the Wall Street Journal, 14-year-old Grant Thompson was trying to set up a FaceTime group conversation with some of his friends for a few rounds of Fortnite when he noticed the bug. Thompson told his mom and the two tried to contact Apple support about the issue, first through Twitter and Facebook and then via phone call and fax. Upon discovering that they needed a developer account to report the bug, the two managed to contact Apple's security team via email. However, Apple did not reward Thompson for his discovery--as the company usually does for those who report major issues with its software--and seemingly did not seriously address the FaceTime bug until it became public knowledge.

My teen found a major security flaw in Apple’s new iOS. He can listen in to your iPhone/iPad without your approval. I have video. Submitted bug report to @AppleSupport...waiting to hear back to provide details. Scary stuff! #apple #bugreport @foxnews

Mortal Kombat 11: All The Character Skins (So Far)

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Mortal Kombat 11: All The Character Skins (So Far)


Mortal Kombat 11 is packing all the gruesome spectacle fans have come to expect from the series, but this entry adds one more element: more extensive cosmetic options! Or kosmetic, as the case may be.

At the gameplay debut event, director Ed Boon showed off some of the customization kustomization options. Each character has three pieces of gear that can be swapped in the menu, along with more general makeover options. Scorpion, for example, can swap his mask, katana, and spear, while other costume changes impact his overall appearance.

Those aren't the only customization options, though. We've also seen tabs for "Abilities" and "AI Behavior." We've also seen a partial character roster, our first extended look at gameplay, a bunch of fatalities, and story details. A beta test is coming in March for PS4 and Xbox One. The full game is coming on April 23 for PC, PS4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch.

NetherRealm will likely be debuting more skins as we get closer to release. The studio had its Mortal Kombat 11's first "Kombat Kast" stream scheduled for this week, but it was delayed due to dangerous weather in the studio's home city of Chicago. The new stream is scheduled for Tuesday, February 5, so we may see more characters and skins then.

In the meantime, check out all of the ones we've spotted so far below.

13 Best And Worst Super Bowl Ads And Commercials Of All Time

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13 Best And Worst Super Bowl Ads And Commercials Of All Time


If there's anything as exciting a the Super Bowl, it's definitely the commercials that air during the big game. Every year, companies spend insane amounts of money for their chance to shine in front of TV's largest audience, attempting to capture the attention of America with creative new commercials.

Sometimes things go really well, whether it's the Budweiser frogs or a new trailer for whatever massive film released are on the horizon. Other times, though, commercials miss the mark. It's hard to forget the General Motors commercial in which a robot commits suicide after losing its job. Someone, somewhere thought that was a great idea and spent a bunch of money to bring it to life.

With over 50 years of Super Bowl games to look back on, there are plenty of advertisements to revisit and GameSpot has done just that. We've gone through a long list of Super Bowls to find the absolute best and worst big game commercials of all time. Take a look at them and sound off in the comments with your favorite--or least favorite-- ad. Also make sure to check out our guide to alternative programming options if you don't feel like watching the big game this year or just want to skip Maroon 5's halftime show.

13 Best And Worst Super Bowl Commercials Of All Time

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13 Best And Worst Super Bowl Commercials Of All Time


If there's anything as exciting a the Super Bowl, it's definitely the commercials that air during the big game. Every year, companies spend insane amounts of money for their chance to shine in front of TV's largest audience, attempting to capture the attention of America with creative new commercials.

Sometimes things go really well, whether it's the Budweiser frogs or a new trailer for whatever massive film released are on the horizon. Other times, though, commercials miss the mark. It's hard to forget the General Motors commercial in which a robot commits suicide after losing its job. Someone, somewhere thought that was a great idea and spent a bunch of money to bring it to life.

With over 50 years of Super Bowl games to look back on, there are plenty of advertisements to revisit and GameSpot has done just that. We've gone through a long list of Super Bowls to find the absolute best and worst big game commercials of all time. Take a look at them and sound off in the comments with your favorite--or least favorite-- ad. Also make sure to check out our guide to alternative programming options if you don't feel like watching the big game this year or just want to skip Maroon 5's halftime show.

The Division 2's PS4, Xbox One, PC Beta Detailed

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The Division 2's release date of March 15 is fast approaching, but you'll soon be able to play even before then. The game's private beta starts soon on PS4, Xbox One, and PC--here are all the details.

The beta starts on February 7 at 1 AM PT / 4 AM ET / 9 AM GMT / 8 PM AET, and lasts for precisely four days. Luckily, you can preload the trial 24 hours before its scheduled start time.

As you'd expect, publisher Ubisoft says the beta will include a taste of what to expect in the final game. Two main missions are playable, along with five side missions and "additional activities in the open world." Three new Dark Zones will show off The Division 2's brand of PvPvE action, while you can sample the more organized PvP gameplay in a Conflict game mode named Skirmish.