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Microsoft Shutting Down Zune Marketplace For A Day Starting Tonight

Microsoft Shutting Down Zune Marketplace For A Day Starting Tonight

If you have been looking to free your mind of daily troubles and drift away into Xbox LIVE land, you should probably do it soon. Microsoft is sending out announcements ahead of time in order to let its loyal fanbase know that all Zune Marketplace services will be down for around a day or so, starting this evening.

Your existing video library will remain available, but for 24 hours starting at 10PM (PT) tonight, you won't be able to buy new content, play games, download certain updates, etc. So don't flip out when things go down, okay? This is supposed to happen. Just go ahead and pound that into your head (though it won't make living without your precious Zune Marketplace for a full day any easier).


As part of our continued efforts to improve the Zune Marketplace service on Xbox LIVE, Zune Marketplace will be undergoing scheduled maintenance for up to 24 hours, starting 10:00 P.M. (PT) on January 25, 2010. During that time, you will be unable to rent or purchase video content.

Your existing video library will continue to be available.
We apologize for this temporary inconvenience and thank you for your patience.

The Xbox LIVE Team

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I wonder when... if ever... they're gonna make it free....

They should do it now. Now would be a good time.

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They're trying to create a platform that can compete with ITunes. I've used Zune Marketplace and it's easy to use, I prefer it over ITunes.

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The marketplace is free, just not the products they offer in it.  I still prefer to buy a physical cd or dvd.

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I don't get this they should have just shadowed the server, and kept it running while they updated the code, layout etc. I mean come on Microsoft is short on servers or something. The could have even run the shadow on a totally unattached cloud with an auto re-direct and then worked on the live server and switched it back this does not make much sense to me.

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"The could have even run the shadow on a totally unattached cloud with an auto re-direct and then worked on the live server and switched it back this does not make much sense to me." - rapid1

After the debacle with Sidekick, something tells me Microsoft has pledged to give their engineers all the room they need to make competent and robust updates to their server platform with ZERO data loss.

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