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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RE[2]: Meh.
by canadianlinuxnerd on Mon 16th May 2011 12:22 UTC in reply to "RE: Meh."
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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></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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