PSN & Xbox Live Problems * UPDATED *

UPDATE: "PlayStation Network is back online. As you probably know, PlayStation Network and some other gaming services were attacked over the holidays with artificially high levels of traffic designed to disrupt connectivity and online gameplay. This may have prevented your access to the network and its services over the last few days.

Thanks again for your support and patience."

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The video game industry has been experiencing high levels of traffic designed to disrupt connectivity and online gameplay. Multiple networks, including PSN, have been affected over the last 48 hours. PSN engineers are working hard to restore full network access and online gameplay as quickly as possible.

From time to time there may be disruptions in service due to surges in traffic, but our engineers will be working to restore service as quickly as possible.

If you received a PlayStation console over the holidays and have been unable to log onto the network, know that this problem is temporary and is not caused by your game console. We’ll continue to keep you posted on Twitter at @AskPlayStation and we’ll update this post once the problems subside.

Thanks again for your patience.BOX LIVE AND PSN UPDATE: Their online services have been encountering technical problems.

“Lizard Squad” has claimed responsibility on twitter for the attacks, which potentially result from overwhelming and congesting (already seasonally busy) online networks with traffic. While this doesn't comprise the integrity of the networks or your personal information, it's still a pretty big problem during the Christmas period!

Although Sony and Microsoft have not officially commented on the claim, both said they were working to fix the issues and most concerns are now resolved.

Shortly before 21:00 GMT, PlayStation's official Twitter account posted: "We are still looking into the PSN (PlayStation Network) issues reported earlier. Thanks again for your continued patience today."

An earlier message on Xbox's website says: "Hi Xbox members. Are you having a rough time signing in to Xbox Live? We're working to get this figured out right away.”




Christmas/New Year Opening Times

We would like to wish all our customers a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

If you need us we will be open over the festive period:

Monday 22nd December               -           10am - 9pm
Tuesday 23rd December               -           10am - 9pm
Christmas Eve                               -           10am - 7pm
Christmas Day                               -            CLOSED
Boxing Day                                    -            CLOSED
Saturday 27th December               -           11am - 1pm
Sunday 28th December                 -             CLOSED
Monday 29th December                 -          10am - 7pm
Tuesday 30th December                -           10am - 7pm
New Years Eve                              -           10am - 4pm
New Years Day                              -             CLOSED


Regards,


   Steve
   Poole Computer Services

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