Microsoft, Sony and Nintendo are working together to tackle DDOS attacks

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Whilst the three major console manufacturers may be fierce rivals most of the time, there is at least one thing that unites them: Frustration with denial of service attacks, the sort of which took down Xbox Live and PSN over Christmas.

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Speaking to Game Informer, outgoing Xbox head Phil Spencer revealed that he has been speaking to his rivals about how best to deal with the attacks, saying:

“I don’t think it’s great when PSN goes down, it doesn’t help me. All it does is put the fear and distrust from any gamer that’s out there, so I look at all of us together as this is our collective opportunity to share what we can about what we’re learning and how things are growing. Those conversations happen, which I think is great.”

Its like American and Iran teaming up to fight ISIS all over again!

James O’Malley