Microsoft is giving Xbox Live users a month of free Xbox Live
Go gold for a month
Earlier in the week Microsoft had some serious issues with the online component of Xbox. Users were unable to join any online games via Xbox Live. Matchmaking for games such as Halo 4, Wordament, and many others were simply unable to reach other players. After a few days the service returned but some users were still unable to use there cloud storage. As compensation for any affected, Microsoft is awarding Xbox live users a free month of Xbox Live. Below is the statement from Xbox spokesperson Majornelson.
We want to thank all of our Xbox LIVE members impacted by the Cloud Saved Games service issue for your patience and understanding. It took longer than we expected to get back to full performance as we needed to ensure the integrity of everyone’s game saves. Whether you couldn’t access your game saves for a couple of hours or a couple of days, we sincerely apologize for the delay and inconvenience. We will be automatically applying a one-month extension to the Xbox LIVE Gold memberships of everyone who was impacted. We can assure you we’ll also be doing a thorough post mortem to help prevent this from happening again.