Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 15th May 2011 21:18 UTC
Games As much as many of us are getting a bit of schadenfreude out of the epic Sony security fail, fact of the matter is that nearly 80 million ordinary people, who have nothing to do with Sony's abysmal customer track record, were affected by it as well. So, for those people - which includes a number of my friends - I'm happy to tell them that the Playstation Network has, in phases, been switched on again over the weekend.
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v Woohoo
by delta0.delta0 on Sun 15th May 2011 22:08 UTC
RE: Woohoo
by Shannara on Mon 16th May 2011 01:58 UTC in reply to "Woohoo"
Shannara Member since:
2005-07-06

The largest, best gaming network have always been online ....

Edited 2011-05-16 01:58 UTC

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RE[2]: Woohoo
by Beta on Mon 16th May 2011 11:01 UTC in reply to "RE: Woohoo"
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2005-07-06

The largest, best gaming network have always been online ....

If you meant the Internet, then yes.

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RE[3]: Woohoo
by tomcat on Mon 16th May 2011 18:16 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Woohoo"
tomcat Member since:
2006-01-06

"The largest, best gaming network have always been online ....
If you meant the Internet, then yes. "

Actually, no. Xbox Live is fine.

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RE[4]: Woohoo
by olefiver on Mon 16th May 2011 20:41 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Woohoo"
olefiver Member since:
2008-04-04

Actually, no. Xbox Live is fine.

"largest, best" != fine

Edited 2011-05-16 20:43 UTC

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RE[5]: Woohoo
by libray on Mon 16th May 2011 20:48 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Woohoo"
libray Member since:
2005-08-27

"largest, best" != fine

So you do agree that Live contains "largest,best", just that it != fine?

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RE[6]: Woohoo
by olefiver on Tue 17th May 2011 17:07 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Woohoo"
olefiver Member since:
2008-04-04

Parent implies that "The largest, best gaming network" == Xbox Live
And says that Xbox Live is fine

The implication about Xbox live is false since "largest, best" != fine

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Meh.
by orestes on Sun 15th May 2011 22:18 UTC
orestes
Member since:
2005-07-06

It's a start. Going to be interesting to see how well the "Welcome back" packages go over with the affected.

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RE: Meh.
by drcoldfoot on Mon 16th May 2011 11:02 UTC in reply to "Meh."
drcoldfoot Member since:
2006-08-25

It will go over fine. Most of the general Public on the PSN are young and oblivious to ID theft, ecurity, etc. Most of the parents of these children are also oblivious to the full implecations of security in general, and for that matter, how secure your banking data, ID, is online. So all in all, Sony will churn out a new console, or shiny device, game, or service to the public by Christmas, and all of this by and large is water under the bridge with a huge profit to boot.

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RE[2]: Meh.
by canadianlinuxnerd on Mon 16th May 2011 12:22 UTC in reply to "RE: Meh."
canadianlinuxnerd Member since:
2006-06-14

It will go over fine. Most of the general Public on the PSN are young and oblivious to ID theft, ecurity, etc. Most of the parents of these children are also oblivious to the full implecations of security in general, and for that matter, how secure your banking data, ID, is online. So all in all, Sony will churn out a new console, or shiny device, game, or service to the public by Christmas, and all of this by and large is water under the bridge with a huge profit to boot.



Actually, according to the Entertainment Software Association, <link>http://www.theesa.com/facts/index.asp</link>,

The average game player is 34 years old and has been playing games for 12 years.

The average age of the most frequent game purchaser is 40 years old.

In 2010, 26 percent of Americans over the age of 50 play video games, an increase from nine percent in 1999.


Most people on PSN are neither young nor stupid, I know for myself, I'm 40, that Sony's treatment of Playstation owners and users was a key factor in my selection of a new Samsung Android phone, rather then the equivalent Sony device. Sony make by far the best console, but unless they can make this right I won't be buying their next one and neither will my friends.

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RE[3]: Meh.
by orestes on Mon 16th May 2011 14:12 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Meh."
orestes Member since:
2005-07-06

Exactly. The majority of gamers haven't been kids for a long, long time. If they ever were to begin with.

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RE[2]: Meh.
by libray on Mon 16th May 2011 15:32 UTC in reply to "RE: Meh."
libray Member since:
2005-08-27

I hope the ones commenting on the European blog are young. With a large number of the comments about how they were the first ones in their neighborhood, city or state to log back in, it seems they might not be aware of why PSN was down. I would hate for all those posters to be actual adults and oblivious.

Edited 2011-05-16 15:34 UTC

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Still not working
by WorknMan on Mon 16th May 2011 05:07 UTC
WorknMan
Member since:
2005-11-13

Still not working for me as of Sunday evening. Downloaded new firmware update, and I'm still getting the message that the PSN is down for maintenance. I am in the US.

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I wonder...
by Almafeta on Mon 16th May 2011 09:52 UTC
Almafeta
Member since:
2007-02-22

... how many PSN accounts will be logged into again considering the recent spate of PS3 returns and trade-ins.

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