Some of our readers have already commented that Xbox LIVE is down, and they are unable to download the latest Skyrim Hearthfire DLC, although early birds who managed to snag the proverbial worm in the form of the 75MB Skyrim Hearthfire download should be able to enjoy their Minecraft-inspired DLC right now on the Xbox 360. As for the rest of the masses, chances are you are not able to connect or log-in to Xbox LIVE. Heck, even the official Xbox LIVE status page points out that problems are being reported even as you read this. Microsoft, obviously, is aware of the situation and are working hard to make sure all those gremlins in the system are being weeded out, although Microsoft has yet to determine the cause of Xbox LIVE being down at such a crucial moment.

It does not matter whether you use the online website or your console, you will most probably be unable to sign in to Xbox LIVE while it is down. Right now, folks living in the UK, France and the US have confirmed running into issues when attempting to sign in. We sure hope that this niggling issue will be fixed – and soon. Are you affected by the downtime on Xbox LIVE, or are you one of those who managed to snag Skyrim Hearthfire earlier this morning?

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