Sunday, 1 May 2011

PlayStation Network set to be Released Next week? Or not.

As all of you gaming people are probably aware "Playstation Network" has been down for around 11 days as it got shut off on April 20th, with many things creating problems for Sony, Like hackers!

In the meeting this morning president of the company Kaz Hirai has apologised for Playstation Networks performance and said 
"This criminal act against our network had a significant impact not only on our consumers, but our entire industry. These illegal attacks obviously highlight the widespread problem with cyber security," this message seems to be very warming to some, soon you will be able to pile those head shots up yet again and not have to deal with the single player!


When the Network does finally come back online there is an update that Sony have issued which also forces you to change your PSN password either through the console which you registered your PSN at or through email to which it is registered.

Another point Sony seemingly was already "undergoing" a server security update before the hack, it's up to you to believe this, but its like saying we were going to install fireproof curtains a week after the fire was set.

On the Bright side of all of this PSN will be issuing some "compensation" for this as a lot of content on the PSN will be going for FREE, yes I've said that magic word again for FREE! All gamers love that word and I am one of them, so than What is Sony going to Include in their gift package with roses?

Sony said:

  • Playstation Network+ (PSN+) Shall be made available for everyone for 30 days for free and for existing members 30 free days of use will be given. 
  • Numerous items on the store will be made Free to download (to fill the void in your heart from not being able to go online for around 20 days!)
Well so far so good, but WAIT! YOU'RE SAYING WE GET PSN+ FOR 30 DAYS!?
Last time I checked PSN+ allowed you to download games with discounts as well as free demo's and beta's and even a set of Free games every month!


But, As soon as a subscription runs out so does your access to those games meaning you can only play them for 30 days?! Call me stupid, but none of the News sites seemed to have picked up on this as this gesture of "kindness" seems to me no more than a marketing move to get the PSN+ more subscribers...


SONY IF YOU'RE READING THIS! I WOULD BUY PSN+ IF ONLY IT HAD CROSS GAME CHAT!


Well I think that's 'nuff said.


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38 comments:

  1. i hope so, but i don't trust sony anymore tbh.

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  2. Its been down for so long.. Hoping to get it up!

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  3. I think getting PSN+ access for a month is great, I don't plan on subscribing for it afterwards and unless the game is multiplayer I probably won't be playing it for a whole month anyway, so any games I can download from it I should be able to finish anyway.

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  4. I'm sure a lot of people would rather have had their money from credit card fraud back than free services :P

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  5. I've never been a PS3 fan, and stuff like this happening is really putting me off more.
    Live might be pay per month, but when things like this happen it might end up costing a lot more than a subscription.

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  6. I play on xbox, i had the PS1 and PS2 but then i suddenly decided to get xbox because all of my mates had it, looking at stuff like this just assures me as to why i prefer it ^.^

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  7. makes xbox live slowly seem worth the cash!

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  8. I doubt PSN will recover from this! following :D

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  9. I think Sony will come away from this just fine. They managed to screw the pooch with the rootkits on CDs and came away from that with barely a memory of having done it in the minds of most. If they play their cards right they WILL get more subscribers from this and be ahead of the game in a few years.

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  10. i´m only using PS2 and gamecube.
    no problems for me :D

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  11. PS2 was so fucking sweet back in the day!

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  12. im glad i use xbox. even though from what ive seen the ps3 has a few very good games i.e. uncharted

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  13. Don't confuse hacking with cracking! I consider myself a hacker, a cracker on the other had does shit like this

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  14. Xbox360 all the way. hope it comes for your sake :)

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  15. i hope PSN recovers in time for Battlefield 3, honestly i think mr gates was behind this whole situation being as sony was kicking his ass in the console market

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  16. This whole PSN thing makes me giggle. I feel bad for anyone who lost credit card info, though.

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  17. I can foresee a lot of people wanting a refund.

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  18. And this is why I have stuck to PC gaming. Lol.

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  19. Thank God I bought prepaid cards...

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  20. yah prepaid only for this type of thing

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  21. free incentives are nice though

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  22. This whole thing makes me glad I'm not a victim in this. I feel for the poor souls whose identities are on the open market. +Follow

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  23. At least theyre refunding their customers in some way for the downtime

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  24. Someone told me you will have to pay for PSN when it comes back online

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  25. @Fwission that comment has ruined my day, i hope just rumor

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  26. This will not stop the lawsuit against them. Doesn't pay to have a second rate service.

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  27. of course it's great to get 'free stuff', but a lot of the stuff on PSN+ is stuff that we should've been getting anyway... I don't really care about the downtime to be honest because I'm on CFW and couldn't access it anyway, but my friend was truly devastated to have his whole Easter weekend ruined lol

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  28. Playstation network? More like playstation notwork.

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  29. I've got mixed feelings about PSN.

    Haha, nice one Mike.

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  30. Nice, Mike. I see what you did there.
    And I don't use the PS network anyway, so no real feelings on this.

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  31. Didn't know some of this, good to know. Thanks for the post!

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