Xbox Live outage prevents users from signing in

Update: "If you were one of the members who was having issues signing in to Xbox LIVE, good news! This issue has been fixed! Thank you so much for your patience during this time, feel free to go enjoy your favorite games and content!"

Uh-oh. Looks like Xbox Live is down for quite a number of users. According to a Microsoft status page, "users may experience difficulties signing in to Xbox Live." But it appears most apps and matchmaking services are online--assuming you can actually connect in the first place, of course.

"If you are one of the members being affected by the current issue members are having signing in to Xbox Live, we are still doing everything we can to fix the problem," Microsoft says on its support page. "We thank you again for being so patient as we work this out."

The fake Twitter account for Sony CEO Kaz Hirai has been having a field day with today's Live outage.

PlayStation Network will be down (intentionally) on Monday. Certainly, today's outage does not bode well if Microsoft's future is, indeed, always-online.