We’re hearing word from users that Xbox LIVE is down and sure enough Microsoft is now confirming that all the Xbox LIVE Service is down. That means no signs in on Xbox.com, the Xbox 360, and Windows 8. We’ll keep you informed of any changes.

Update As of around 5:30 Eastern Standard Time, Xbox LIVE is once again fully operational. We’ve asked Microsoft for a comment on why the outage occurred and lasted for so long. We’ll update you with their response once we receive it.