Yep, Playstation Network is still down
Most certainly because I bought a Playstation (in lieu of a steam-capable, Portal 2-capable PC).
I suspect that the expected downtime is being measured in months and that's why they're keeping quiet.
Which pisses me right off because I just want to fucking play Portal 2 online.
By the way, updates to games you buy (like Little Big Planet 2) still download, apparently because the servers that update your DRM are fucking bulletproof, just not the ones that provide services.
The thing people keep parroting (and I wonder if they're paid shills, or just idiots, probably both) is that PSN is FREE for God's sake, so how can you really complain or demand any sort of compensation? Well, assboats, it's not free. It's figured into the cost of every console and game. Sony only SAYS it's free so that they can waive liability.
Shit, people are stupid
April 26th, 2011 10:09am
I have no trouble believing that security on their network was a joke. They still haven't said whether credit card and personal information was accessed, and people seem to be waiting to find out rather than CHANGING THEIR CREDIT ACCOUNTS RIGHT NOW HELLO? If I had already signed up, I'd be doing that.
I'll bet the kicker will be that Sony will offer some token reimbursement in the form of a $10 download or something, but that I won't even get THAT because my account will have been created AFTER the outage.
April 26th, 2011 10:10am
I bet their backups were on the network, too.
April 26th, 2011 10:10am
Last night I sat down to play Little Big Planet 2 and had to wait almost 15 minutes for a half gig of updates to come down. Say what you want about Microsoft, but they're about the experience. They keep the servers (mostly) up and they don't allow big patches like that on their network.
Which is bad if a game is seriously flawed, but how many developers actually fix stuff like that anyway?
Criterion got around this with Burnout by offering free DLC packs that were large patches in disguise.
April 26th, 2011 10:11am
The Playstation network is probably down due to a court injunction with a black-out order attached, where no-one is allowed to talk about about it. Everyone is suing everyone for infringement these days and Sony probably got sued.
April 26th, 2011 11:27am
That would fit with their "rebuilding" comments if they had to remove offending code, but I doubt it. Sony is traditionally both secretive and inept.
April 26th, 2011 12:00pm
The most infuriating part are all the fucking apologists screaming that Sony offers the network for free and doesn't owe anyone anything.
Uhhh... yeah when you sell a game platform that by design REQUIRES users to more or less needlessly log into your servers for matchmaking on ANY online game on the platform you DO owe it to your customers to keep that service up.
I can't play a game on Steam, which is up, because it pointlessly requires a connection to PSN so that Sony can gather usage data or whatever (which they could get from Valve anyway). Sony is composed of a bunch of incompetent, shortsighted, greedy assholes.
April 26th, 2011 12:14pm
Jack's emergency emasculation
April 26th, 2011 1:13pm
Somebody claiming to speak for Anonymous has claimed that they have no responsibility for this latest outage, though they did for the one two weeks ago. Nobody has stepped forward and refuted that.
April 26th, 2011 1:15pm
But, but, but... This is the CLOUD! The CLOUD never goes down!
Except when it does.
April 26th, 2011 1:16pm
April 26th, 2011 4:32pm
Any intelligent person would have assumed it was stolen a week ago, for their own good.
Thank God my info wasn't on their system yet, so I only have to worry about the 14 other companies that have my data and have been hacked over the past 12 years.
April 26th, 2011 4:36pm