YOUTUBE is back up and running after an error caused an outage for users around the world. Those trying to access the video streaming site were met with error messages for more than an hour. On the desktop version users could see the website’s template, but no videos were being shown. The issue was reported by people in the United States, South America, and Europe. The Google-owned site went offline in the early hours of this morning, with millions around the world unable to access content. Users vented their frustration at the outage as the company tweeted: "Thanks for your reports about YouTube, YouTube TV and YouTube Music access issues." They added: "We're working on resolving this and will let you know once fixed. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and will keep you updated." The site later confirmed: "We're back! Thanks for all of your patience. If you continue to experience issues, please let us know." On Twitter one person wrote: "YouTube … [Read more...] about YouTube back up and running after error caused outage on video streaming site worldwide
Fortnite is currently down for maintenance just before the new week of challenges drop. This downtime usually lasts for a few hours, so there’s not long left to wait. When are the Fortnite Servers back up? Epic Games referenced the downtime on Twitter, asking people to check their official status page for updates. For reference, last week’s downtime lasted from about 8am UTC to 10:15am UTC (9am GMT to 11:15am GMT). That means we’d expect roughly another hour until the Fortnite servers are back up. While you wait, dataminers have leaked a preliminary list of the Fortnite Season 5 Week 2 challenges so you can get a heads up on the competition. Based on that list, we’ve put together guides for a couple of the more difficult challenges – including how to score a basket on different hoops, and where to search between an Oasis, Rock Archway and Dinosaurs. … [Read more...] about When are the Fortnite Servers back up?
By Shabana Arif, Saturday, 19 May 2018 11:02 GMT Conan Exiles was back in Steam’s top 10 most played games this week, coming close to its peak concurrent player count. After 15 months in Early Access, Conan Exiles got a full release last week and its concurrent player count has rocketed back up to almost peak numbers, following a massive dip in July last year. GitHyp reports that the title was in Steam’s top 10 most played games yesterday, and after losing 95% of its players following a peak of 53k concurrent players in its fist month on Early Access, the audience has come flocking back. Last week saw the game’s concurrent player count shoot up to 49k. Conan Exiles managed to sell one million copies ahead of its full release. A ton of features have been added as Funcom refined the gameplay and mechanics over the past year, and two new biomes were added at launch. Funcom has another Conan game planned, but its priority for now is Conan Exiles. “We’re … [Read more...] about Conan Exiles full release sees concurrent player numbers rocket back up to last year’s peak
Update 3: It looks as if everything is back to normal. Players have reported being able to get online and play on all platforms, and Epic itself announced on Twitter, "The Battle Bus once again operational! Hop in and hop on." We'll report back with any further changes.Update 2: After identifying the cause of Fortnite's problem, Epic is bringing to bring the game back online. At 9:55 AM PT / 12:55 PM ET / 5:55 PM BST, the studio tweeted, "Services should begin to recover over the next couple of hours. Due to issues with our account system, players on PS4 will be unable to login for an additional period of time. We're sorry for the extended downtime. We'll update you in an hour." A subsequent tweet says it's seeing "improvements across all platforms." The original story follows.Fortnite servers are down right now, preventing players from getting online with the game on PC, PS4, Xbox One, and PC. In other words, if you can't log in or are running into a queue, it's not a problem on your … [Read more...] about Fortnite Servers Back Up After Extended Downtime
[UPDATE] Xbox Live is back up and running normally, according to the Xbox Live Status page, though as always, your experience may differ depending on where you live and what you're trying to access. The original story is below.Xbox Live is facing some big issues right now. The service is facing "Social and Gaming" issues currently, which means that in-game matchmaking, cloud storage, finding friends, Game DVR, leaderboards, avatar editing, and more services are not working normally.Additionally, while the Xbox Live Status page says Xbox Live Core Services like signing in is working normally, your mileage may vary. At GameSpot Australia, we have been unable to sign into the network for more than 30 minutes now. Looking at Twitter shows that many other people around the world are having issues logging into Xbox Live right now. The issues appear to be affecting Xbox One and Xbox 360.Hey everyone! We're aware that some of you are having trouble signing into Xbox Live - the right teams are … [Read more...] about Xbox Live Is Down Right Now [UPDATE: BACK UP AND RUNNING]