NHL GameCenter Epic Fail on Opening Day

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Well, it’s Saturday, January 19th and hockey is back. After a lockout that caused half the season to be lost, a new CBA was signed and today is opening day of the shortened 2013 season.

Everyone is saying sorry, the players, the coaches, GM’s, and the fans are coming back. If you are like me, waking up this morning was like Christmas day.

That is, unless you accepted the NHL’s half-hearted gesture of NHL GameCenter Live for $50 for the rest of the shortened season.

With a lot riding on opening day, today is a monumental day for the NHL. They had a chance to show the fans they were truly sorry, and today should be a banner day for the sport.

Enter the most epic fail in recent sports technology history in my opinion… NHL GameCenter is not working for most users. Across Twitter, fans who subscribed to the service are livid, and they are getting no response from the NHL.

To add salt to the wounds, it appears the NHL thought it was a great day to do a massive GameCenter advertising blitz on the tv broadcasts, on the rink boards, and even on the NHL.com homepage.

You can also watch the games live stream on both the NBC and CBC websites if you live in the right country.

CBC Feed for Canadian based fans: http://www.cbc.ca/sports/hockeynightincanada/video/live/

For those affected, let us know your thoughts in the comments.

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  1. 19th January 2013 | Bill says: Reply
    So glad I wasted money on this garbage. I'll be cancelling as soon as their customer support line isn't busy. An absolute JOKE!!!
  2. 19th January 2013 | Sean says: Reply
    I was already angered yesterday when I saw they billed me twice. Got pissy when I couldn't login to the game this morning. Became furious when after a 30 min hold the phone support was an Indian who made no sense, had no idea wtf was going on, and hung up on me without solving the issue! Up yours Game Center. Up yours indeed
  3. 19th January 2013 | Brian says: Reply
    Such a let down! GameCenter total crash on OPENING DAY! This day is HUGE, and nobody can get in! Been like this all day, was briefly working in spurts, but then random network lag and automatically signing me out....SIGH....
  4. 19th January 2013 | Davin says: Reply
    Screw you Gamecenter and NHL. I have purchased this product for the last 2 years. Wake up this morning all excited to watch my team this evening and the website wont even open. Then the support team has audacity to tell me it is my fault and not there own. Not a happy customer right now,
  5. 19th January 2013 | GG says: Reply
    I was so excited to finally watch the game today and had to deal with the crappy gamecenter mess up. I cant watch it any where else because Im not in Canada or the US.
    • 19th January 2013 | gotgame says: Reply
      http://hockeystreams.com not promoting it, just sayin, works everywhere
  6. 20th January 2013 | Dan says: Reply
    Opening day in Australia never happened. I chose not to take sides during the lockout but now it has me seething....if its not working tomorrow to see my Oilers I will be tremendously upset. Have used Gamecenter for the last couple years- what do I get, the die hard fan paying hard earned money? Should be free for all who subscribed before opening day!! NHL so us you really are sorry!!
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