PlayStation Network Back Online Around The World

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News Posted: Sun, May 15 2011 5:45 PM
Great news this weekend for avid PlayStation gamers. After having the PSN service go down for an unprecedented amount of time following a credit card breach, Sony has finally flipped services back online in the states and internationally. It requires a mandatory System Update, bringing consoles to v3.61, which enables your machine to connect to the revitalized network.

It's been weeks since gamers could connect, and Sony has been scrambling night and day to bring things back with a new level of security. On one hand, we feel a bit sorry for Sony. There's no way this has been fun, and it has seriously tarnished their image. But on the other, we're glad that Sony's taking security seriously, and even though it took longer than anyone expected to get things back online, at least security seems to be in check.


Have you downloaded the new update and got a bit of weekend gaming in? Or did you trade your PS3 in for an Xbox 360 during the wait?
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Kept my fatty, Downloaded the update, couldn't tell you the last time I played online with my PS3. The PC is just better for online gaming IMO. 

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3vi1 replied on Sun, May 15 2011 8:18 PM

Not updating to 3.61. Keeping 3.20, and never buying another Sony product again. Sony can go jump in a lake.

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realneil replied on Sun, May 15 2011 8:31 PM

3vi1:
Not updating to 3.61. Keeping 3.20, and never buying another Sony product again. Sony can go jump in a lake.

Ha-Ha! Went to a family gathering and picnic not long ago and they sold tickets to win prizes, all to raise money for someone who needs help. I bought 5 tickets at $1.00 each and won two Sony BluRay disk players for my home theaters and a Sony Cyber-shot camera.

So I didn't technically buy Sony,...........but I'm keeping the BluRay players and sent the camera to my son in Vegas.


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After 25 days the PSN is back online, however I will wait a little bit more to go online until the the network is 100% stable.

I read that the PSN is having problems: A significant chunk of the PlayStation 3 gaming population is still offline. A bottleneck in the tubes as millions of PlayStation Network users attempted to reset their passwords at roughly the same time.

In Japan, however, Sony's home base, there is a completely different issue: the government is unsatisfied with Sony's new security measures.

Posting on the official PlayStation blog last night, Communications Director Patrick Seybold said Sony was inundated with password resets and had to turn off PSN once again to clear the queue. And though the outage was brief for most, many are still waiting for their password reset request to be completed.

For PSN users in Japan, however, password resets aren't even an option yet. The Japanese government's media and content industry department at the Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry won't allow Sony to restore PSN because the company's enhanced security measures are "incomplete."

In addition, the Japanese government evidently believes Sony has not yet done enough to regain the trust of consumers whose personal information was stolen.

Website: http://ps3.gamespy.com/articles/116/1168467p1.html

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Haven't updated yet, I guess I'll do it tonight. As much as this situation sucks I'm not going to just stop using my ps3 or go get an xbox. I've invested too much money in the ps3. Hopefully this will teach sony a lesson and maybe this won't happen again. One thing is for sure, I'll never buy anything from the ps network/store.

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I updated my PS3 yesterday but I haven't reset my password becuase of the bottleneck problem and I think the PS Store its still offline, who knows when its going to be restore.

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realneil replied on Mon, May 16 2011 2:12 PM

Bodego Jackson:
In Japan, however, Sony's home base, there is a completely different issue: the government is unsatisfied with Sony's new security measures.

Why does this totally not surprise me in the least?

Bodego Jackson:
The Japanese government's media and content industry department at the Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry won't allow Sony to restore PSN because the company's enhanced security measures are "incomplete."  In addition, the Japanese government evidently believes Sony has not yet done enough to regain the trust of consumers whose personal information was stolen.

So they have better consumer protection measures and oversight in place in Japan? That doesn't surprise me either.

Drake_McNasty:
Hopefully this will teach sony a lesson

I doubt it,......

Drake_McNasty:
One thing is for sure, I'll never buy anything from the ps network/store.

You're preaching to the choir, brother Drake!



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And it is down again.

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realneil replied on Thu, May 19 2011 2:09 PM

InfinityzeN1:
And it is down again.

Still unsurprised.

 

 

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What a joke! It seemed to be working fine last night. I hope they get their act together. I'd rather have it down until they completely fix it rather than random outages. Get it together!!!!

Now you're just mashing it!

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