Xbox to Make Amends for UFC 141 Nightmare

Written by Tom Ngo
January 12th, 2012

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Technology can be a wonderful thing most of time, but it can also be unpredictable and rather nightmarish in other instances. Following the issues that impacted Xbox LIVE’s official debut into the mixed martial arts world at UFC 141, Microsoft is prepared to make amends and restore confidence in their customers.

The gaming giant is offering this Saturday’s “UFC 142: Aldo vs. Mendes” pay-per-view event on Xbox LIVE for free and a month of Xbox LIVE Gold membership to the 30,000ish people who were affected by last month’s outage. By providing the same gamertag used for UFC 141, fans will be able to automatically access UFC 142.

For many folks, the UFC on Xbox Live application wouldn’t load properly for UFC 141. The app would continuously crash, reset to an earlier point in that night’s event, glitch and pause while buffering, etc. However, Microsoft is confident those issues are a thing of the past and are doing their best to make things right.

5thRound.com had the opportunity to give the UFC’s new app a whirl for UFC 140. If things go as smoothly as they did for that event moving forward, and Microsoft has no reason to believe they won’t, everything will be just fine. You can read our review HERE.

Like with UFC 141, Saturday’s show in Brazil will not be available for purchase on Xbox LIVE. They will open up the application to paying customers beginning with next month’s “UFC 143: Diaz vs. Condit” card.

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