Xbox Live Back Up With New Features

The ever quotable Major Nelson has announced that after being down for a day to much needed maintenance, Xbox Live’s website and their forums are once again back up and running. In addition MS have some new features for you. An all new ‘My Xbox‘ section (with the ability to quickly see the number of friends online, messages) with quick links to thinks such as:

– View your recent players list
– Read your Xbox Live messages on
– Send messages Xbox Live messages on the web
– A quick way to compare your profile with anyone on your friends list.

You can read more details on the new features over at, along with a handy grid that spells out what Silver and Gold members can do regarding messages.