Xbox Live has a funny definition of “Up and running.” As of 7:00pm on Dec 29, 2007 their status message read:
Status: Up and running
Users may experience issues performing transactions dependent on Windows Live ID availability including but not limited to Xbox 360 and Zune account creation, renewal, recovery, all DMP transactions, and logging into or creating Windows Live ID accounts. Users will experience intermittent issues including but not limited to: Tournaments, Storage Downloads, Gamer Tile, Statistics through Arbitration, Match Making, and Messaging. Additionally, Halo 3 and Call of Duty 4 users may experience issues joining matches or posting statistics. Customer Support may also experience issues referencing customer data. We are aware of the issue and are currently working to resolve it. We apologize for any inconvenience.
My Xbox 360’s dashboard isn’t coming up and I can’t get into Halo 3 matchmaking, so the only entertainment I’m left with is pedantically reviewing Microsoft error messages.