PSA: Xbox Live down Sept. 29 to prep NXE

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Freeze! Not so fast. Step away from the calendar. That's right, put the marker down. September 29th is not the day your new Mii-er-crosoft Avatar will be delivered to your dashboard. It's not as easy as ringing up the storks, you know. Making Avatars and all those other newfangled Xbox experiments take time. It's like a delicate dance. No, that's not right. It's like a service-wide blackout. Monday, September 29th, 12:01 am to 11:59 pm PST to be exact.

So you sit and you wait, or you go get some fresh air -- or you do what we do: Play offline. And then it's Tuesday, and, well, you may be surprised to find the same old Xbox experience on your console. After all that, you wonder? Uh-huh. That's it? Yep, for now. But, but -- the new New? "That will happen later this Fall," Major assures.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.