Looks like Xbox Live is going offline for one whole day in preparation for the launch of the XBox 360 and to undergo some improvements. One whole day of no Xbox Live gaming? What will the Xbox Live addicts do? Will any commit suicide? And will the parents sue Microsoft for denying their teenagers their online gaming fix? Only time will tell. Here's the email from Microsoft I received a few hours ago.
Xbox Live® will be down for overhaul and redesign October 24, 2005—returning as a whole new animal October 25!
What's Coming for Xbox Live Users on Xbox 360
After this brief interruption of service, Xbox Live will be primed and ready to go with all-new features enabled by Xbox 360, ready to wow you with the launch of the system on November 22 in North America, December 2 in Europe, and December 10 in Japan.