Xbox Live had a hard time handling the Octagon.
Last month, Microsoft updated its Xbox Live service, giving it a face-lift and adding a heavy dose of live programming to the mix. To promote the updates, the company gave away 30,000 coupon codes to watch Ultimate Fighting Championship's UFC 141 match, featuring the comeback of mixed-martial-arts star Brock Lesnar.
But like Lesnar, who lasted 146 seconds, Microsoft was bloodied by the match. According to Bitmob, the Xbox Live app for the UFC wouldn't load for some. For others, it routinely crashed or reset to an earlier point … Read more