PSN Down? Time to Get Greedy


We live in a society of I-want-a-free-lunch. I see it all the time. Take a look at reviews on the Apple App store. There are ton of them out there that say things like “this app really should be free” or “$2 is too much to spend” or “$4 is on the high side”. Do these people realize that they spend more on a single cup of coffee than what most of these apps cost? Are they really that cheap?

Cheap people are everywhere. They don’t give tips, don’t want to take a turn driving, don’t offer gas money, don’t pay for their share of the pizza, constantly show up at your house eat your food and drink your beer but never invite you to theirs. Etc.

Now that the PSN is down, the greedy people are showing their faces once again. They’re saying that because the PSN has been down for several days, they somehow deserve something as compensation. I’ve seen people ask for $25 PSN cards, for example. Are these people serious? PSN is free, people! How can you possibly ask for compensation for something you didn’t pay for? It doesn’t make sense! If I paid $50 a year for PSN, then maybe I could ask for 14 cents per day. ($50 / 365 days = 14 cents) But you know what? I don’t pay for PSN! PlayStation Plus owners might have a case for their 14 cents, but even that’s arguable because it’s not like PlayStation Plus members are losing as much. (PS+ is more about getting periodic bonus content than it is about having a service that’s constantly running.)

Imagine asking my power utility for compensation every time I have a power loss. It’s not gonna happen. After all, I didn’t have to pay for the electricity while the black-out is in effect. The fact is, we signed up for a free service that’s sitting on the internet. Sometimes these services fail. Just like Amazon’s recent problems. We’re not entitled to anything. If you say otherwise, well I feel sorry for you and how life is going to treat you.

Maybe we can go outside and play with hoops until the PSN is back up.


Written by: Blackstaffer - News Contributor


  1. #1 by jmajestyjersey15 on April 25th, 2011

    You are right it is a pain for the psn to be down for this long, however those who ask for some kind of compensation are those that dont go out and feel though as psn is thier life day in and day out. I love PSN so it sucks right now but what the hell people go out get some sun go on a date stop bithing so much these things happen.

  2. #2 by jmajestyjersey15 on April 25th, 2011

    I on the other hand dont really need to go out i have my girl at home so maybe its time to make babies..hahaha or not lol

  3. #3 by Pedro on April 25th, 2011 [ 39949 Points ]

    Well said.

    Some people always want to have some kind of advantage, any motive is justifiable.

    I like to think people, when really angry at something (like not being able to connect to PSN for days) tend to think less and say stupid things like that.

    In all honesty? That’s just wishful thinking. Most people hardly think at all.

  4. #4 by Sakinah on April 25th, 2011 [ 26489 Points ]

    Agree 100%.

  5. #5 by Ajescent on April 25th, 2011 [ 2320 Points ]

    I approve of this message.

  6. #6 by Jay on April 25th, 2011 [ 83111 Points ]

    Congrats Blackstaffer on making a post most folks agree with for a change :P

  7. #7 by Baba0Booey on April 25th, 2011 [ 5938 Points ]

    Well said sir, well said!!!!

  8. #8 by Eddie on April 25th, 2011 [ 44542 Points ]

    I concur. its hard to put a monetary value on a free luxury. we all are upset and we all hope for a sign if gratitude from Sony, but we shouldn’t expect or demand it.

  9. #9 by DJ Paul on April 25th, 2011

    I concur
    I just think it’s putting a bad label on playstation right now

  10. #10 by ReMiiXz on April 25th, 2011

    so anywayzzz when is sony putting the network back up

  11. #11 by MrHyde229 on April 25th, 2011

    I also agree. I have been mulling this situation over and, quite frankly, this is probably good in the long run. The PSN from it’s inception has likely developed in ways that I bet its creators never planned. Whether it was the popularity of multiplayer in SO many titles, the explosion of Netflix/Hulu/etc., or the relative failure of Home (sorry, it still bores me). I hope that Sony siezed upon this as an opportunity to add security, increase servers, and allow for an improved experience going forward. I don’t need a PSN credit, even though as a PSN+ member I lost access to the cloud saves I use regularly to jump files between my two PS3s. Would I like cross-game chat for the delay? Sure. Would I suffer without it? Not at all.

    Really, who is suffering more? Us? Companies selling games in the PSN Store? Or Sony as a brand (since what third party developer wants to toss major money into the PS3 version of an online multiplayer game if those copies won’t sell since “PlayStation doesn’t have a reliable network”)?

    I say let them do their work, however long it takes. The real test will be what results from their work. Hopefully stability, performance, and expandibility for the future, just like the PS3 units I own and love.

  12. #12 by Emrah on April 25th, 2011 [ 7319 Points ]

    Sony did lose its credibility with this incident, after all. It needs a good PR. Whether this was a free service or not, you won’t be able to know whether you can keep playing online during holidays, for example.

    I think it is quite outrageous to ask for PSN cash, but it would still be nice if Sony offered something as a gesture. Sony can offer something it digitally produces, of course if you had actual PSN cash, you could spend it on 3rd party games which Sony would actually have to pay for, so that’s out of the question.

    I think, something like a 2 week PSN+ membership to people who actually demand it could also boost PSN subscriptions if the users want to keep all the goodness that comes with it.. Or it could be a free PS1 first party game, it would earn Sony more than Sony would lose from potential sales of the said PS1 game.

    Again, not that Sony owes us anything, but it would be easy for them to come up with a nice gesture that would make some sad faces happy.

  13. #13 by BATTLEFACE on April 25th, 2011

    I totally agree. It does, however, burn me that I can’t play Socom 4 online after it just released.

  14. #14 by Jay on April 25th, 2011 [ 83111 Points ]

    I guess it’s better than Live when it was down for almost 2 weeks in 2008, and they pay for their internet connection use

  15. #15 by EdEN on April 25th, 2011 [ 131357 Points ]

    We all said yes to the User Agreement. Did anyone else read that? It says we’re not entitled to compensation at all. Says so riiiiiight there.

  16. #16 by SRF on April 25th, 2011

    This argument is absolutely wrong.

    PSN is NOT free, it is simply included in the purchase price of the PS3. Sony promised me PSN service as part of the deal when I bought my PS3. It would be different if Sony advertised the PS3 as a fundamentally ‘off-line’ console with a ‘optional’ online service that Sony is free to discontinue or temporarily take down at any time. As it is Sony advertises PSN as a core part of the PS3 experience which is on par with XBOX gold etc. Everyone buys the Hardware and Games with the expectation that PSN will work.

    By your argument Sony could take down PSN permanently and we would have nothing to complain about. We’d still be getting what we pay for, right?

    None of this necessarily means that Sony automatically owes everyone a gifts cards or whatever in restitution, but its not off-base to expect something.

  17. #17 by Jay on April 25th, 2011 [ 83111 Points ]

    SRF: It would be different if Sony advertised the PS3 as a fundamentally ‘off-line’ console with a ‘optional’ online service that Sony is free to discontinue or temporarily take down at any time.

    that’s pretty much exactly what the user agreement says

  18. #18 by Ravenitrius on April 25th, 2011 [ 1275 Points ]

    Well since it’s still down. I still have steam. muahaha but lately I haven’t been gaming except for a f2p mmo to keep my attention.

  19. #19 by SRF on April 25th, 2011

    Jay:
    that’s pretty much exactly what the user agreement says  

    Fine, I agree that people would be wrong to sue Sony for breach of contract. But the original post is not about people who think the Sony has broken the formal contract and are considering legal action.

    Its about people informally voicing their desire for compensation for Sony’s failure to live up to its promises. Sony clearly got a large benefit in sales by promising (informally via ads etc) that PSN would be a top-notch service. Now that’s they’re in the middle of a massive fail, its silly to say people should just shrug and say, ‘oh well, the fine print says sony can cancel any time, never mind that I spent hundreds or thousands of dollars assuming PSN would be there’.

  20. #20 by Darklurkr23 on April 25th, 2011 [ 17446 Points ]

    Nope. I’m greedy. Gimme Gimme Gimme. Ok seriously, I’m annoyed, but I’m not “demanding” compensation. I’m not Plus anyways. I would LOVE it if they gave out something for free, but I’m not going to quit PSN if they don’t. Hell I’ve been having plenty of good times playing Xbox in the past 5 days. The only time I may go into ” GIVE ME STUFF NOW” is if we go past the 3 week marker.

  21. #21 by Pedro on April 25th, 2011 [ 39949 Points ]

    I still don’t really get why everyone is so angry with this.

    As Eden and Jay said, there’s nothing legally wrong with it. Sure, it blows big time, but hey, that’s life.

    People seem more annoyed they can’t play online for a few days then they’re annoyed by true problems like poverty or education. I’ve NEVER seen anyone complain this much about loosing a few days of class or work for any reason.

  22. #22 by Jason on April 25th, 2011 [ 27494 Points ]

    I could care less. Theres nothing exciting to play on the ps3 right now any ways. People should be concerned about their personal information being stolen as some has. What good is a free psn game to do you when your info is being used to open accounts everywhere.

  23. #23 by Jay on April 25th, 2011 [ 83111 Points ]

    SRF:
    Fine, I agree that people would be wrong to sue Sony for breach of contract. But the original post is not about people who think the Sony has broken the formal contract and are considering legal action.Its about people informally voicing their desire for compensation for Sony’s failure to live up to its promises. Sony clearly got a large benefit in sales by promising (informally via ads etc) that PSN would be a top-notch service. Now that’s they’re in the middle of a massive fail, its silly to say people should just shrug and say, ‘oh well, the fine print says sony can cancel any time, never mind that I spent hundreds or thousands of dollars assuming PSN would be there’.  

    Sony themselves are already losing tons of money since the service went down. All the sales they get aren’t coming in now, but redoing the network code and everything should hopefully make for a better, more reliable connection to the PSN, and I think that’s plenty compensation for the matter.

  24. #24 by GeneticMania on April 25th, 2011 [ 1450 Points ]

    Somebody got the Masterkey lol. SONYs password is password. rofl.

  25. #25 by Lewis on April 25th, 2011

    right… i admit its stressful and i have nothing against PSN but… its been 5 days and everyday psn say we will let you know how long till its back up. plus i know its hard for them and they are trying hard for all of us…
    Tbh me personally if i got told 100%how long it wud be till its back up im perfectly fine as i wud be happy for wen itas back up… where as its stressful not knowing wen its gona be back up :(
    Soooooo anyway eveeryone stop argueing and getr on with our normal lives… meanwhilst everyone that has an xbox and they are moaning like babies play xbox and grow upp u moaner saying compansation now please seriously… WIERD!
    if it hits the 2 or 3 week markwer yess it will be really annoying but really its only been 5 days quit with the moan and groanin if ur moaning at 5 or under days ur life resolves around gaming…
    unless its ur job to upload to youtube like zzirGrizz on the otherhand he has xbox so yeah….
    we just have to wait and hope for the best!

  26. #26 by Green on April 25th, 2011 [ 315 Points ]

    My PS3 is pretty much the heart of my media center. I cut the cable with comcast, but I do subscribe to netflix, hulu plus, and rent/buy a few other tv series from the PSN or vudu that aren’t available on the other services. So for me it’s not so much the online gaming that I’m missing (which really I only marginally care about), but everything else.

    I’m not the type that would demand compensation, because thats just not my style, but at this point I’m about few days away from buying a roku, or a used 360 (only considering that because my wife wants to try kinect). Maybe Sony doesn’t care. If so neither do I.

  27. #27 by Pablo on April 25th, 2011

    I agree but how bout some double points weekend to make up for lost time on black ops. That won’t cost money but would make me very happy. Haha

  28. #28 by martin on April 25th, 2011

    I agree but now most of the games you have too pay to play online or have a online pass

  29. #29 by Emrah on April 25th, 2011 [ 7319 Points ]

    Jay: Congrats Blackstaffer on making a post most folks agree with for a change :P   

    Lolz!

  30. #30 by martin on April 25th, 2011

    I agree but now most of the games you have too pay to play online or have a online pass. I’m a gamer so I’m pissed off bout all of this

  31. #31 by martin on April 25th, 2011

    I agree but now most of the games you have too pay to play online or have a online pass. I’m a gamer so I’m pissed off bout all of this!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  32. #32 by Pedro on April 25th, 2011 [ 39949 Points ]

    @martin: really? i can only remember one game you have to pay2play on PS3, DCU. Online pass has nothing to do with this, since it’s good for ever after validation, so you’re not loosing anything.

  33. #33 by MartiniMan on April 25th, 2011

    Netflix works for me on the PS3 without access to the network. I don’t have the other services (Hulu, etc.) so I can’t speak for those. The one thing that does irk me is the DC Universe online game. But as long as they extend my paid time with it, I’m good. Other than that, I AM losing money each day the network is down as that is a day I paid for it and cannot go online to play.

    And as a reply to the original article, when your electricity goes out for an extended period of time you are entitled to compensation. You have things that have become reliant on power which includes a refrigerator that ruins your food when out for prolonged periods of time. Whether that is the same as this, well, I wouldn’t put anything on record as a direct comparison.

  34. #34 by derrickgott007 on April 25th, 2011

    Should they give us something for NOT being able to play alot of DRM protected games? YES

    Will they? PROBABLY NOT

    People are frustrated. Stop telling everyone “Hey its a free service”. That’s shitty journalism. What if you bought a car and they said the Air Conditioning was free. Then one day it stops working in the middle of summer, and it happens to millions. OF COURSE THEY ARE GOING TO BE MAD! And then to be told, “Hey it’s free so go **** yourself stupid” which is essentially what you did.

    Way to go making readers feel like shit. Way to go.

  35. #35 by Oly on April 25th, 2011 [ 131640 Points ]

    “The one thing that does irk me is the DC Universe online game”

    I don’t play, but do agree that anyone with a paid subscription to something like this should get compensated for long delays. If it’s down for a week, maybe even compensate PS+ users with an extra week.

  36. #36 by Blackstaffer on April 25th, 2011 [ 7211 Points ]

    Not only have I had PSN downtime recently but I’ve also had PS3 downtime. My PS3 YLOD’d on me while playing some split-screen co-op KZ3 with a friend. It was a launch-day 60GB PS3 that’s finally given up the ghost. I went to Walmart today and picked up a new PS3. It’s so QUIET! Ahhh….. I will miss the extra USB ports and memory stick slots though.

  37. #37 by Oly on April 25th, 2011 [ 131640 Points ]

    Blackstaffer: Not only have I had PSN downtime recently but I’ve also had PS3 downtime. My PS3 YLOD’d on me while playing some split-screen co-op KZ3 with a friend. It was a launch-day 60GB PS3 that’s finally given up the ghost. I went to Walmart today and picked up a new PS3. It’s so QUIET! Ahhh….. I will miss the extra USB ports and memory stick slots though.  

    OUCH! Same happened to me last year with my 80GB.. 8-(

  38. #38 by XMBeaner on April 25th, 2011

    The PSN is not free. Stop saying it’s free. There are no free lunches. The cost of the PSN is wrapped up into the PlayStation items we buy. That is how the PSN is paid for. Don’t pretend that XBox Live is equal to the PSN either. MS has found a way to profit off of their service, but I am sure they don’t have to charge for it. They charge because they can.

    You call out the people complaining yet you are complaining about them. Double standard much?

  39. #39 by Oly on April 25th, 2011 [ 131640 Points ]

    I’m soo happy the PSN is FREE!!

  40. #40 by Pedro on April 25th, 2011 [ 39949 Points ]

    Some people should be thankful internet is not a debate.

  41. #41 by Emrah on April 25th, 2011 [ 7319 Points ]

    @XMBeaner: You have your points! The main issue of the post is not complaining about people complaining, but a subset of those who think they are entitled to some PSN cash. Other than that, I believe in our consumer’s rights to complain about the quality of service we receive. I’m in the camp that was against Sony removing otherOS, just because it states in their EULA that they can doesn’t make them right.

    Free PSN is something that attracts / attracted a lot of users. For example, Xbox live users.. Would they be less inclined to get a PS3 if they were to pay for online? I guess, yes. So Sony should better step up their game and provide us with a sturdy and functioning PSN.

    Btw, PSN is free. It may be offset in other item’s costs, but if I go on vacation for two weeks, I know I won’t be paying for online that I won’t play. If I, want to go online after a year I went offline, I can do so without paying anything. I can play BFBC2 for two years without getting any extra playstation items. So yes, PSN is free.

  42. #42 by Green on April 25th, 2011 [ 315 Points ]

    MartiniMan: Netflix works for me on the PS3 without access to the network. I don’t have the other services (Hulu, etc.) so I can’t speak for those.

    odd, it’ll load for me, but the psn login screen comes up and it says something to the effect of “you have to be logged in to use this”
    Do you have the latest firmware etc.? I’ve been using the hdmi out from my laptop in meanwhile, but the quality sort of sucks.

  43. #43 by DOnkey Kong on April 25th, 2011

    PSN is not free !! Thats why you pay more for the ps3 rather than the 360!!{ and for everything else ps3 as well}.. Socom 4 comes out and cant even get one day online ! Wow ! With all the people that work for sony and they cant get the problem fixed? Maybe they should hire the hackers :)… Im thinking time to be a 360 fan :)

  44. #44 by DOnkey Kong on April 25th, 2011

    And for Blackstaffer (this blog) im not asking for a hand-out im asking for what i paid for !!! And that is a gaming system that i can play with friends across the U.S…. the only reason for my purchase.. get your sh@t right :)

  45. #45 by Michael on April 25th, 2011

    I have to say one thing about the PSN being down finally!! I just bought my PS3 13 days ago and I bought MAG ( which we all know is online play only) its the only game I own for the PS3. Its not killing me to do without, but it does bug me abit that I cant use it for what the game was advertised for. I finally broke down this morning and called my brother inlaw and had him drive the 50miles to bring me some of his PS3 games so I could play. Now not only did i get to visit with family I also had a great time playing bowling with the PS move.

  46. #46 by Oly on April 25th, 2011 [ 131640 Points ]

    PS3 is also the BEST BluRay Player on the market!! XBOX is the best DVD only player..

  47. #47 by Kane112 on April 25th, 2011 [ 32937 Points ]

    ah how crazy some people are. Yes PSN down is annoying as hell but shit happens.

  48. #48 by Squirtbot on April 25th, 2011 [ 115 Points ]

    I would rather it be down for a while… and come back secure and un-hackable.

  49. #49 by Eddie on April 25th, 2011 [ 44542 Points ]

    wow @ people wrapping a service up with the purchase of a product namely their ps3. people are just outright silly these days. You are NOT entitled to their service with the purchase of a PS3. They have the right to dismiss PSN at any time of their choosing without warning. Will they ever do that? No…but that is completely up to them. Hell they are losing millions of those fiasco.

    PSN is FREE period. You are not entitled to it, you do not have the right to it, you do not even deserve it. Its there for as long as Sony makes money off of it and feels the need to support it.

    lol its like people asking for free gas because they bought a new car. insanity.

  50. #50 by EdEN on April 25th, 2011 [ 131357 Points ]

    @Eddie And then we have those that think that a PS+ sub should allow you to get EVERY SINGLE GAME MADE AVAILABLE FOR DAY 1 SUBS hahaha.

  51. #51 by Pedro on April 25th, 2011 [ 39949 Points ]

    I don’t like mentioning names, so I won’t. But some people don’t even read the comments and continue to whine about things they shouldn’t.

    I hope these people are happy with the xbox and honestly they shouldn’t come back. I hate playing online with those annoying pesky little kids that only complain about anything you do.

  52. #52 by DOnkey Kong on April 25th, 2011

    eddie dont compare to buying and new car and getting free gas..lol ….. When you buy a new it doesnt say on the box this car can re-fuel itself..? however when you buy a ps3 it does say on the box online gaming !! like i said before get your Sh@t right :) thanks once more :)

  53. #53 by Jay on April 25th, 2011 [ 83111 Points ]

    dammit, people asking about Netflix:

    The login screen will come up when you try to use it, but the service still works. Try logging in, it will fail, but your movie list will load.

    The login screen will come on again, and again, try logging in and it will fail (of course), but this time, when you press circle to cancel, you will be brought to the movie list and can use it like normal. I figured that out day 1.

  54. #54 by Jcmdaddy on April 25th, 2011 [ 56307 Points ]

    Agreed! Done. I liken it to how my company gives out little goodies to people on their 3 year / 5 year / 10 year anniversaries with the company. My coworker complains about how the stuff they give away is insignificant, and I say “They DON’T have to give you anything…so stop complaining about free stuff” in the same vein of how we get a $50 gift card on our birthday, and he complains about how silly that is. I’m like “They don’t have to! It’s free money!” it’s like “you’re giving me a free 50 dollars? But I want 100!”

  55. #55 by Mike on April 25th, 2011

    The problem with saying Sony should not do anything to rectify their standing with customers is that it overlooks the fact that people have spent money in the past week based on being able to play games on PSN. SOCOM 4 just got released. The value of that game is based largely on the multiplayer. Sony is promoting Mortal Kombat with Kratos… that cannot be played online right now. All of the hyped up cross platform and co-op features of Portal 2 are useless at the moment.

    They just nuked significant features of three major releases. Throw in the fact that Killzone 3 FINALLY got a patch to fix map rotation only to be followed up by service outage means a lot of people still haven’t gotten to experience the game correctly two months after release. And if you just activated the MAG trail to be a full game for $30? Shit out of luck, you’ve got a 4GB virtual paper weight.

    Too many games are promoted as having PSN functionality to pretend that a week long, unannounced service outage with infrequent and poorly communicated updates from Sony is no big deal. You can’t even access PSN Store to download single player games if you wanted to! Total gaffe on Sony’s part. And the unfortunate side effect is that it will cause more people to rationalize Microsoft’s nonsense of paying to play online.

  56. #56 by Eddie on April 25th, 2011 [ 44542 Points ]

    Donkey Kong. Read the EULA. PSN is not gauranteed and surely isn’t everlasting. Hell some areas of the world still today do not have PSN access whatsoever.

    PSN is a factor of your purchase not a factor of the price. Stop mixing up associated/personal worth and value with actual price. Hell Sony has been losing money hand over fist with PSN lol.

  57. #57 by Pedro on April 25th, 2011 [ 39949 Points ]

    Mike: The problem with saying Sony should not do anything to rectify their standing with customers

    Nobody said Sony shouldn’t do anything to RECTIFY that shortage of services, however that doesn’t mean they’ll have to give you anything.

  58. #58 by Jay on April 25th, 2011 [ 83111 Points ]

    not only that, the outage was obviously unforeseen as well. You guys seem to think that Sony was out to get us with putting the PSN down. There are too many games released recently that Sony knows an outage would have been a disaster if they did it when they didn’t need to. Obviously, some security issues arose that caused it, but with the downtime, Sony is obviously taking a few extra steps to not only secure PSN, but hopefully make it more stable as well.

    Other than that, Sony is losing TONS of money due to the outage, so it’s not like they’re going to take their time. I’d rather have the service come back 100% than to have to deal with hit-or-miss outages for the coming weeks, all because people are impatient and didn’t allow them to work out the bugs properly before it went live again.

    And I will say it again, Microsoft had a Live outage for 13 days in 2008, and their users pay the $50 a year. The only thing they were compensated with was a game many didn’t care for. We get our service for free, and has only been out but 5 days.

  59. #59 by nijel420 on April 25th, 2011 [ 165 Points ]

    I agree, but PSN should look for us some how, cause for some the apps we do pay for!

  60. #60 by Rye on April 25th, 2011

    People are Ridiculous, But come on did anyone think that, these kind of stunts/Comments were going to be pulled/said? I myself am Saddened and a lil furious about the psn being down, But im not going to start throwing the blame finger at anyone other than Technology itself. Shit happens and if Sony is taking a lil extra time to process all the measure’s so something like this wont happen again. Hell We might even have better server response because of this NO ONE Knows, We should all be Grateful. As You guys mention’d above, How does anyone have the right to argue what is essentially not theirs and is FREE!!!. The people who are really pissed and complaining to Sony, should really sit down and take a look at themselves. You are simply controlled and fueled by this product, Ask yourself; What would happen to you if you lost all internet entirely?. Some advice Watch the South park episode where they all loose internet! (may make you feel better :)). In Closing Alot of people need to RELAX!, the rest KEEP DOING WHAT YOUR DOING TO KEEP HAPPY! Cheers guys. Rant Over.

  61. #61 by Baba0Booey on April 25th, 2011 [ 5938 Points ]

    Its some of the comments in here that makes me glad im as old as I am and not ignorant like the current generation. I call it the generation of entitlement, these kids want everything now, now, now. If they get something for free they belive that they are to get that forever…..in this case sony gives an inch and these people take a mile. For once in your silver sppon fed lives be greatful for what you have, PSN is not a right its a privalidge, nowhere is it stated that you are garunteed this service.

    And its not like sony intentionally flipped the switch, they are doing what they can, there is more to life than games….go read a book. or better yet ditch this attitude of entitlement and get over your self importance.

    heck when i first started gaming, multiplayer meant your buddy was sitting next to you. Be thankful.

  62. #62 by Saturn130 on April 25th, 2011

    SRF: This argument is absolutely wrong.PSN is NOT free, it is simply included in the purchase price of the PS3. Sony promised me PSN service as part of the deal when I bought my PS3. It would be different if Sony advertised the PS3 as a fundamentally ‘off-line’ console with a ‘optional’ online service that Sony is free to discontinue or temporarily take down at any time. As it is Sony advertises PSN as a core part of the PS3 experience which is on par with XBOX gold etc. Everyone buys the Hardware and Games with the expectation that PSN will work.By your argument Sony could take down PSN permanently and we would have nothing to complain about. We’d still be getting what we pay for, right?None of this necessarily means that Sony automatically owes everyone a gifts cards or whatever in restitution, but its not off-base to expect something.  

    No the argument is correct. You the price if the system itself hardly makes a profit for Sony. When the PS3 first came out, they were losng about $100 a console. So PSN is one of those “options” that come with it but does not mean you have to use it, therefore it is free. A majority of games out there are single player based games with no multiplayer. Even if it did offer online multiplayer, it is only there as an option but still has the single player story. Again no need for PSN. There are only a small hand full of games(and I mean that literally) That are online only games. To those players who play the online only games, I can understand them being upset but Im also pretty sure that those are not the only games they have.

    That being said, PSN is an added “free” bonus and Sony should not give any compensation and people should not worry about it. Im just happy that they are even working on the PSN so that we can all go back to it eventually rather than not at all. To me, them working on it is compensation because these guys are working extra hours to get it back online and running for their players. It may not be quick but reprogramming a network is not an easy task even with multiple people working on it. At least they have the decency to post daily about any updates even if it is not much information. They are concerned about their players and want their network back up probably even more than we do because SONY is the one that pay for the network and the people who work on it.

    For all we know, Sony could have gotten upset with it and made people pay for PSN like Xbox Live for better network efficiency and maintenance, or even shut it down completely. But we all know Sony doesnt want to make that move because they know a lot of gamers are happy with free accounts.

    Overall, Sony is the only location that is actually losing money. The consumer isnt losing a dime for PSN going down. So why even ask for compensation on something you are not even losing? If you think you need compensation, the only thing you are losing is time online. So use that time wisely and find another game to pass the time or if you have the Netflix account just get online and watch some movies to pass the time. The only thing Sony owes us is nothing. Just be thankful that they are already apologizing on their Forum Updates daily.

  63. #63 by Green on April 25th, 2011 [ 315 Points ]

    Thanks dude.
    FYI it doesn’t work for Hulu+ (trying to get in gets you stuck in an infinite “log in” loop that requires a restart to get out of)
    but Netflix will hold me down until the server is back! I’ve been meaning to catch up on The League…

    Jay: dammit, people asking about Netflix:The login screen will come up when you try to use it, but the service still works. Try logging in, it will fail, but your movie list will load.The login screen will come on again, and again, try logging in and it will fail (of course), but this time, when you press circle to cancel, you will be brought to the movie list and can use it like normal. I figured that out day 1.  

  64. #64 by xDeFcoN_2FasT4Ux on April 25th, 2011 [ 2160 Points ]

    I agree with you lol, thats why I am patience, mainly cuz i got my hands on Dead Space 1, and well Im going for the plat, but still. I just had a small surgery so i cant do my daily running or lifting weights. So PSN wouldnt be bad right about now. But hey what ever. You know.

  65. #65 by PS3is#1 on April 25th, 2011

    What your saying is true. I dont think we should get PSN cards but you cant help to get angry at Sony. They are leaving so many unanswered questions in the air. For example, they are not telling us a date or a time limit that they think the network will be back online. I bet if they would at least let us know an estimation of how long it would take to fix the problem many PS3 users would be less fustrated and “greedy”. I am okay with waiting, i have other things i could do, but for othes its pretty much all they have. Especially when they only have a PS3. P.S. I only have a PS3.

  66. #66 by Saturn130 on April 25th, 2011

    martin: I agree but now most of the games you have too pay to play online or have a online pass. I’m a gamer so I’m pissed off bout all of this!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  

    There are only 2 games you have to pay online for. DCU online and Final Fantasy XIV. As far as the online pass is concerned, thats only for EA and used game buyers. If you buy the game new, they give you a code to have a free online pass. If you buy the game used, you have to have a new code generated and that cost $9.99 This is EA’s way of trying to make additional money(like they need it) off of USED games. Otherwise there is no need of a payment for an online pass.

  67. #67 by Kuken Står on April 25th, 2011

    I get everything for free including coffe.
    Free is good for me.

  68. #68 by hobbes on April 25th, 2011 [ 28876 Points ]

    i believe free realms is a pay to play online service as well.. glad i only use my amex for purchases. they are the most secure.

  69. #69 by Dude16 on April 25th, 2011

    Dude, OK… Psn is down… So! Just think about starving kids in Africa… They don”t even have offline psn… Feel for them. Stop being so inconciderate and get a life…

  70. #70 by GeneticMania on April 25th, 2011 [ 1450 Points ]

    molten-wow.com

  71. #71 by Markus on April 25th, 2011 [ 4322 Points ]

    Nothing is owed to me except for the restoration of the service that I have been enjoying all this time. I want nothing additional for free. I want to be able to enjoy my subscription to PS+ and the online components of the many games that I own. I want to be able to access the PS store and the money that I have in my virtual wallet. I want things to go back to the way they were, that’s it.

    All this wannabe, hypothetical lawyer sh^t that people keep pulling out of their ass is called poor customer service. Sure Sony is legally allowed to do many things with the PSN but it’s clearly not a good idea. It will piss off developers and gamers alike so I don’t even see how it’s a valid point. It’s not an option, Sony won’t throw it in our faces, so why are you?

    And if I’m not mistaken, this site, is a site dedicated mainly to the PS3 and it’s games. No one is asking for advice on how to get laid or what other nifty things that they can do in their free time not that the PSN is down. Other sites already exist for that and as a site that is dedicated to the PS3, you might want to encourage your readers to play their PS3.

    With that said, I hope that Sony takes their time to fix whatever they need to fix and comes back stronger than ever. It will take more than a week of no service for me to jump ship.

    Just my 2 gil.

  72. #72 by NotYourAverageJoe on April 25th, 2011

    OK, for all you people who keep on saying “We don’t pay for online so deal with the outage”, you’ve obviously never bought anything from the PS store. We pay them for add-on online services, and we get an outage in return. Damn straight we better get some compensation for this. Also, PS+ users’ subscriptions are based on time (Ex. 1 year). With each passing moment, everyone who has subscribed to PS+ loses time on their subscription while not being able to use the service. That, in my opinion, is outright theft.

  73. #73 by Adam on April 26th, 2011 [ 330 Points ]

    Id rather have psn back on than some gift

  74. #74 by adf on April 26th, 2011

    yeah but guess what dumbs we all bought a ps3 with our money and one of the reason we bought the ps3 is because of the online

  75. #75 by Ren on April 26th, 2011

    I agree people shouldn’t ask for compensation from the psn when they dont pay. But I myself am a Ps-Plus member and I mean I dont really care if get anything since its not like im not losing any money since its by month and the psn would have to be down for a month for me to complain. But let me explain that ive spent well over 50 dollars on ps home crap and ps3 title games from the psn store this month. So when I hear people talk about wanting compensation for it being down I just remeber all the shit I bought. I litterly spend 500dollars a year on the playstation network games from the ps store or home items. And well my main reason for doing this is to support the network since they dont ask for money to make it better.

    But my point is I hate people that act like we dont as a ps community pay for the network when everything we buy from them goes to them. So if your going to say we dont have a leg to stand on as far as wanting compensation goes your dead wrong.

    But I do understand it gets kinda disgusting with the people asking for money. But they have a right to. all of the people that pay for plus or games or anything. to act like we dont pay for this is ignorant. So yea I expect something for the time they were down. We all bought ps3 games to go online if they want to charge me for online ill pay I already do for my 360. But i got the ps3 to play online so they dont have a choice but to have online to make it free thats there choice. and for all the money everyones given them its not like they give us updates we want anyway. So just to say I pay for online ill send sony 60dollars for a the year just to say I do pay for online.

  76. #76 by Ren on April 26th, 2011

    I agree people shouldn’t ask for compensation from the psn when they dont pay. But I myself am a Ps-Plus member and I mean I dont really care if get anything since its not like im not losing any money since its by month and the psn would have to be down for a month for me to complain. But let me explain that ive spent well over 50 dollars on ps home crap and ps3 title games from the psn store this month. So when I hear people talk about wanting compensation for it being down I just remeber all the shit I bought. I litterly spend 500dollars a year on the playstation network games from the ps store or home items. And well my main reason for doing this is to support the network since they dont ask for money to make it better.

    But my point is I hate people that act like we dont as a ps community pay for the network when everything we buy from them goes to them. So if your going to say we dont have a leg to stand on as far as wanting compensation goes your dead wrong.

    But I do understand it gets kinda disgusting with the people asking for money. But they have a right to. all of the people that pay for plus or games or anything. to act like we dont pay for this is ignorant. So yea I expect something for the time they were down. We all bought ps3 games to go online if they want to charge me for online ill pay I already do for my 360. But i got the ps3 to play online so they dont have a choice but to have online to make it free thats there choice. and for all the money everyones given them its not like they give us updates we want anyway. So just to say I pay for online ill send sony 60dollars for a the year just to say I do pay for online directly.

  77. #77 by Saturn130 on April 26th, 2011

    Ren: I agree people shouldn’t ask for compensation from the psn when they dont pay. But I myself am a Ps-Plus member and I mean I dont really care if get anything since its not like im not losing any money since its by month and the psn would have to be down for a month for me to complain. But let me explain that ive spent well over 50 dollars on ps home crap and ps3 title games from the psn store this month.So when I hear people talk about wanting compensation for it being down I just remeber all the shit I bought. I litterly spend 500dollars a year on the playstation network games from the ps store or home items. And well my main reason for doing this is to support the network since they dont ask for money to make it better. But my point is I hate people that act like we dont as a ps community pay for the network when everything we buy from them goes to them. So if your going to say we dont have a leg to stand on as far as wanting compensation goes your dead wrong. But I do understand it gets kinda disgusting with the people asking for money. But they have a right to. all of the people that pay for plus or games or anything. to act like we dont pay for this is ignorant.So yea I expect something for the time they were down. We all bought ps3 games to go online if they want to charge me for online ill pay I already do for my 360. But i got the ps3 to play online so they dont have a choice but to have online to make it free thats there choice. and for all the money everyones given them its not like they give us updates we want anyway. So just to say I pay for online ill send sony 60dollars for a the year just to say I do pay for online.  

    I am a PS + user as well Ren but no matter how you look at it, even with monthly or yearly subscriptions, you are not losing anything even with all the money you have spent. I dont care if its $20 or $1000 for games, PS Home items or DL expansions. They are one time fees that you make on your own. So what if you can only access them online, its not like Sony is gonna leave you hanging where you can never access it again. The consumer has no right to ask for money. All they are looking for is an excuse to want compensation.

    People may be getting upset with Sony for shutting the network down, but if it wasnt for them shutting it down, whatever external intrusion they have going on right now could have gotten your CC information. Sony is doing the right thing by rebooting their network from the ground up to better protect you along with everybody else. They are not doing this for their own benefits. If people are paying for DL games…guess what? Most of those DL games are available offline after purchasing. So is there any loss for that? I think not.

    Bottom line is just because what you like isnt going your way at the moment, does not mean that others have to make additional sacrifices to put a smile on your face. Sony is already losing a lot of money because of this and some people may not believe this, but they are doing everything they can to get things done to help bring back the revenue they are losing right now. Sony is losing more than your $500 worth probably in less than a day of their network being down. You are not the only person that spends a lot of money there and believe me, all of those spent dollars are paying the people working overtime for your sake right now.

    Like I said in an earlier posting, just be thankful that they are updating and apologizing on their official blog every day. Of course their information isnt whole yet as I am sure they will tell us more when they know more. Sony loves their fans and always have. If they feel that they can compensate in some sort of way that wont cut their own throats, they probably will. It may not be much but at least it would be better than nothing.

    One last thing…if you were ever referring to Beta versions of games on PS+ being available, Im pretty sure that Sony would extend the time they would be on there to kinda help out. Be happy that you dont have to pay for the beta releases. Then you would be losing money without an extension.

  78. #78 by Eddie on April 26th, 2011 [ 44542 Points ]

    I’m a PS+ member and have purchased several games as well so I feel everyones pain. We are all in this frustrating mess together. I don’t believe we are entitled to anything but also agree that it would be nice if we did get something. Lets just all hope that things get up and running quickly.

  79. #79 by bigcack on April 26th, 2011 [ 115 Points ]

    i love wen people just keep saying stop complaining about it go get some sun mean while there at home typing on this blog its only right people complain because they spent money on this maybe u like 2 lose money but i dont and if no1 complains nothing will ever get done

  80. #80 by Eddie on April 26th, 2011 [ 44542 Points ]

    Sony is losing money. They want this service up more than you do. Complaining won’t get it fixed any faster.

  81. #81 by bigcack on April 26th, 2011 [ 115 Points ]

    a i want everyone to multiply .14cents x 15million wat do u get cause thats how much money ps3 has stolen from the so called customers so dont just sit there and say its just 14 cents cause its actually big then that how about dc universe huh ohhh thats 14 cents 2 right

  82. #82 by Dr.Bob on April 26th, 2011

    PSN being down wouldn’t bother me so much if they hadn’t made GT5 so dependent on it!

    Can I get my money back that I paid for the game??

    Dr.Bob

  83. #83 by Luke on April 26th, 2011 [ 27382 Points ]

    You tell them “bigcack” these ps3 fanboys are in SONYs pocket!

  84. #84 by Markus on April 26th, 2011 [ 4322 Points ]

  85. #85 by God on April 26th, 2011

    Seems to me if a company charges upwards of $400 for a tool you can’t use fully, there is indeed compensation owed. Why people can’t wrap their tiny intellect around that is beyond me, but then I hold a business degree and that is straight from the degree curriculum…and most posting here can’t even spell so how can they understand? Never heard of dropped support and sales due to bad customer relations or are you too young to remember the Ford Pinto, the Zune or the Wang computer? Idiots.

  86. #86 by UbeRamza on April 26th, 2011 [ 915 Points ]

    People are so lame. I don’t like PSN being down but people should be a little more understanding instead of crying like little babies. You people make it sound like Sony is the evil empire and they shut PSN down on purpose. Grow up and deal with it.

  87. #87 by shjt4brains on April 26th, 2011

    I think there are a few pressure points that you failed to mention in your claim that PSN is Free and you feel “sorry for us” for feeling otherwise.

    There are 70 million users, of which a vast majority have shared their confidential credit card information to make purchases for wall paper, DLC, videos, ect. Sony has a fudicary responsibility to protect that information as any other retailer. If this information was breeched in any way there should be compenstation.

    New games are requiring activation (Portral 2). So users of Portal 2 have forked out money for a game that can not activate. In other words, they made a purchase based on completing that transaction through a “Free” network. With SoCom and MK, these pruchases may have been put on hold until the network is up. Socom players purchase to play online, not for the Campaign.

    Finally, the lack of any relevant information coming from Sony suggests the problem is deeply rooted. To state that this is a good time to build a more secure network from the ground up and that an external intrusion has caused the network to be shut down is not an indication of a minor network glitch.

    Sometimes more information is better than a daily snippet posted from sony’s Director of Social Media telling us “all is good, just have patience”.

  88. #88 by Saturn130 on April 26th, 2011

    God: Seems to me if a company charges upwards of $400 for a tool you can’t use fully, there is indeed compensation owed. Why people can’t wrap their tiny intellect around that is beyond me, but then I hold a business degree and that is straight from the degree curriculum…and most posting here can’t even spell so how can they understand? Never heard of dropped support and sales due to bad customer relations or are you too young to remember the Ford Pinto, the Zune or the Wang computer? Idiots.  

    You sir are not that smart if you are speaking from a business degree curriculum. It just shows that you have a lack of experience in your field and probably not at the top of your class. I never had a degree and I understand this way better than you. Just because you pay $400+ for a system that you cant use completely for a “temporary” issue does not mean compensation. If you want to compare with vehicles then lets do this.

    Imagine buying a vehicle of your choice then driving around in the middle of the night in the middle of nowhere. You run over some nails and not one, but two tires go flat. Well you have one spare and are still left with one flat tire. You try to call for road assistance but the area you are in doesnt have a tow truck that runs 24 hours a day. Do you think that they are going to compensate you for waiting? I think not. Maybe the road side assistance is currently down due to network crash(which has happened before because technology is not 100% reliable). Are they going to compensate you for the wait or even the extra trouble you made to walk the distance? No.

    Now just because the network is down on a system for a time, does not mean that Sony owes anything as compensation as you are not losing anything but time online which cost nothing to begin with. If you bought a PS3 that was faulty and could not get online due to some technical issue with the system, then yes they would repair for free.

    You may have a business degree but you still need to learn to think from a company’s perspective and not the consumers. Yes the customer must come first…but if your company is not running correctly, the problem must be addressed first and foremost. A free network that you can purchase multiple items from is a steady and large source of income. If they did not offer so much in their online store, how do you think they would keep it going for free? Because it still cost them money to have the network running. If the network is down, nobody can spend their money which means nobody is losing money and Sony is not getting an income. So before you start spitting out nonsense about having a degree in business, you need to understand how a large business operates and quit thinking so small. So instead of worrying about a $400 dollar system that you can still use offline for the time being without additional money spent, think about the hundreds of thousands this company is probably losing on a daily basis. 70 million users are offline right now. If 100,000 people(which is a small fraction) each bought something that cost only a dollar, thats $100,000 they lost in one day. All of a sudden $400 doesnt seem that much anymore does it?

  89. #89 by barkingmadman on April 27th, 2011

    While the PlayStation Network is a free service, it provides access to some paid services. I subscribe to both NetFlix and MLB.TV and have not been able to use either since PSN went down. Neither MLB or NetFlix can be happy about SONY’s response to this. I can watch NetFlix on my XBOX 360 or Wii, but I’m limited to a computer and it’s smaller screen for the MLB.TV service. I ordered a ROKU Player earlier today to connect to my HDTV so I don’t have to count on PSN anymore. I’ve also sent emails to MLB.TV encouraging them to work out a deal with Microsoft to get their service on XBOX. I’m also a PlayStation Plus subscriber, and I do feel that SONY is going to owe me something for this disruption. They can recoup whatever this costs them when they find out who causesd this by “intruding” into their system.

  90. #90 by Gianni on April 27th, 2011

    look i want something free because i have to wait for this crap to fix even the people who hacked and said that they were going to do it again…………. U HAVE PLENTY OF MONEY YOU ARE A CHEAP WE HAVE TO WAIT 2 WEEKS FOR THAT COME ON I HAVE A CLAN BATTLE ON BLACK OPS I GUESS I MISSED IT I BECAUSE U HAD TO SUE THEM I FEEL LIKE GETTING XBOX PS3 IS TO CHEAP TO PUT IN FREE AND SAY SORRY FOR THE WAITTTTTT BUT NO YOU A FAT BASTERD THAT HAS ALOT OF MONEY AND DO NOT GIVE ANY THING FREE IF YOU DO NOT GIVE ANY THING FREE YOU GOING TO LOSE YOUR MONEY BECAUSE YOU ARE NOT GOING TO GIVE ANY THING FREE YOU WILL LOSE YOUR MONEY THEY WILL BRING THERE PS3 BACK AND GET AN XBOX 360…… I GET IT THE ONLINE IS FREE BUT LOOK HOW MANY TIMES YOUR THING GOES DOWN IT GOES DOWN ALOT……. I THOUGHT YOU GUYS SAID THAT YOU WERE GOING TO PUT IN A PARTY CHAT LIKE XBOX YOU HAVE GOOD AMOUNT OF MONEY AND YOU DO NOT PUT IT IN. WE SHOULD GET THE NEW MAP PACKS FIRST IDK IF I HAVE TO PAY FOR IT BUT WHY DO I HAVE TO WAIT A EXTRA MONTH BECAUSE OF THAT COME ON ITS NOT FAIR PLEEEEASEEEEEEE GET IT FIRST YOU HAVE MORE MONEY THAN MICROSOFT PLEASEEEEEEEE TRY TO GET IT FIRST THAN MOSTLY ALL OF US WILL STOP COMPLAING ABOUT GETTING SOMETHING FREE PLEEEASEEEE THINK OF YOUR ALL OF US THAT HAVE PLAYSTATION NETWORK

  91. #91 by Mimic on April 28th, 2011

    PSN+ Isn’t free, genius.

  92. #92 by Only1ofMe on April 29th, 2011

    Apparently sony’s lost over $10mil on this attack and its getting worse now that the US government is pressuring them to do something to protect their costumer’s credit card info, let’s also not forget their slumping stocks.

    I’m a huge sony fan, i always like going sony and have always prefered the ps3 to the xbox360, but honestly, Sony deserves the lose of every penny for what they’ve been doing to their own customers. I mean the fact that they’ve pretty much destroyed 2 people’s live’s and put them into massive debt is bad enough, but hunting down people’s IP addresses JUST for looking at pirate related content is ridiculous.

    I understand that people want to protect their profits but not even MS went that far. Their stupid console got hacked in a matter of weeks and they just simply console banned/bricked anyone with pirated software, and the idiots just ended up buying new consoles anyways. I mean c’mon sony!

  93. #93 by Andrew P on April 30th, 2011

    I totttttaly agree with you. I <3 yoga pants. and I hate it when people are snotty. that would be aswmoe if PSN gave us an early Christmas present but I highly doubt it because we just had Christmas yesterday and not everybody celebrates Christmas so that would be relegious racism.

  94. #94 by Saturn130 on May 2nd, 2011

    barkingmadman: While the PlayStation Network is a free service, it provides access to some paid services. I subscribe to both NetFlix and MLB.TV and have not been able to use either since PSN went down. Neither MLB or NetFlix can be happy about SONY’s response to this. I can watch NetFlix on my XBOX 360 or Wii, but I’m limited to a computer and it’s smaller screen for the MLB.TV service. I ordered a ROKU Player earlier today to connect to my HDTV so I don’t have to count on PSN anymore. I’ve also sent emails to MLB.TV encouraging them to work out a deal with Microsoft to get their service on XBOX. I’m also a PlayStation Plus subscriber, and I do feel that SONY is going to owe me something for this disruption. They can recoup whatever this costs them when they find out who causesd this by “intruding” into their system.  

    Dont worry about your Netflix. You can still watch it if you knew what you were doing. I have been watching my Netflix on my PS3 since day 1. Just turn it on, try to log on, it will fail. It may ask a few times but it will still load up your lists and play regularly once you actually get into it. And besides, Netflix is mainly for renting movies from their warehouses. Online Instant viewing is an added bonus they threw in at later dates with no extra fee. You can still use it without internet so they will not compensate you for such a pitiful thing.

  95. #95 by Saturn130 on May 2nd, 2011

    Gianni: look i want something free because i have to wait for this crap to fix even the people who hacked and said that they were going to do it again………….U HAVE PLENTY OF MONEY YOU ARE A CHEAPWE HAVE TO WAIT 2 WEEKS FOR THAT COME ON I HAVE A CLAN BATTLE ON BLACK OPS I GUESS I MISSED IT I BECAUSE U HAD TO SUE THEM I FEEL LIKE GETTING XBOX PS3 IS TO CHEAP TO PUT IN FREE AND SAY SORRY FOR THE WAITTTTTT BUT NO YOU A FAT BASTERD THAT HAS ALOT OF MONEY AND DO NOT GIVE ANY THING FREE IF YOU DO NOT GIVE ANY THING FREE YOU GOING TO LOSE YOUR MONEY BECAUSE YOU ARE NOT GOING TO GIVE ANY THING FREE YOU WILL LOSE YOUR MONEY THEY WILL BRING THERE PS3 BACK AND GET AN XBOX 360…… I GET IT THE ONLINE IS FREE BUT LOOK HOW MANY TIMES YOUR THING GOES DOWN IT GOES DOWN ALOT……. I THOUGHT YOU GUYS SAID THAT YOU WERE GOING TO PUT IN A PARTY CHAT LIKE XBOX YOU HAVE GOOD AMOUNT OF MONEY AND YOU DO NOT PUT IT IN. WE SHOULD GET THE NEW MAP PACKS FIRST IDK IF I HAVE TO PAY FOR IT BUT WHY DO I HAVE TO WAIT A EXTRA MONTH BECAUSE OF THAT COME ON ITS NOT FAIR PLEEEEASEEEEEEE GET IT FIRST YOU HAVE MORE MONEY THAN MICROSOFT PLEASEEEEEEEE TRY TO GET IT FIRST THAN MOSTLY ALL OF US WILL STOP COMPLAING ABOUT GETTING SOMETHING FREE PLEEEASEEEE THINK OF YOUR ALL OF US THAT HAVE PLAYSTATION NETWORK  

    You are an idiot you cant spell. You are complaining at this forum where Sony has their own forums. You repeat yourself over and over like a child. And to those out there who thinks Sony actually owes them for information gathered on their identity. That information is found in the regular phone book or even online.

    I mean if I saw you open your wallet in the open and saw you had 5 or 100 dollars, are you gonna want compensation for me seeing how much money you have or because of your ignorant use of privacy in public?

    Some people on the official blog at Playstation.com are wondering about changing their passwords if they were hashed and supposed to be only one way. Well if any of you happen to read this, remember that your security questions were part of that information stolen and whoever stole it can then reset your password without the need to do a reverse encryption.(which is possible but not likely) Thats why Sony wants everybody to change their password and security questions so it can be reset to whatever you want without the need to worry about somebody resetting your password after you create your new one.

    I seriously wish half of these people that post on these blogs knew what the hell they were talking about before they start acting like idiots who “have the right to get something for free” just because they put their information on any network thinking its 100% safe. Did you know that people have previously hacked into the US Pentagon which is supposed to have the strongest networks around the world? Do you know what they do to people who can hack the Pentagon? They give them a job which pays a lot of money so they can built their security even better than it was before. Thats why that information never goes public. It would cause wide spread panic because the central part of our government network that is supposed to protect us and has all of our information, gets hacked.

    At least Sony is taking the right steps they need to try and capture whoever is behind all of this. If you want to put your information online then thats at your own risk. Dont expect somebody to come to your rescue for your own decisions. Grow up and take responsibility for your own actions and quit wasting your time wanting everybody else to give you something or help you in return for you willingly giving your information out over any network. Here is what you should do, bang your head against the wall repeating “I shouldnt have given out my information over a network when I know there is nothing that is 100% secure online” Or Take responsible steps to protecting yourself if you are going to put your information online, OR suck it up and just understand that “Hey, this stuff can happen to anyone” and continue to do what you love to do.

    Everybody always look for a get rich quick scheme. I mean there was that lady who sued McDonald’s because her coffee was too hot when it spilled on her. I think it is obvious that if somebody is selling coffee, the whole point is to have hot coffee. She knew that and just because the company did not point it out to her, she won millions. You shouldnt have to point out the obvious to somebody and thats exactly what I am trying to tell everybody about putting your information online. Its obvious nothing is 100% safe online. You just have to take the risks and even with added protection, it can still happen to you because you have a standard computer or network where as a single hacker can have a stronger security than most companies have. They can create a virus or worms or whatever they want, then find a way where your anti-virus program doesnt detect it whether they make it look like something else or simply know how to bypass your security program. They can even hack into something important, then turn around and make it look like it came from another persons computer using IP addresses.

  96. #96 by Brent on May 5th, 2011

    I just got Playstation Plus and I’m a little pissed I’m missing out on my free content tuesdays, and I’m a little more ticked that they are going to give everyone free PS+ for a month–which means the content will be junk that whole month. But other than that I completely agree with you.

    I’m glad this happened, I finally got an Xbox360 because of the fiasco and I’m really enjoying some of the titles.

  97. #97 by Rick on May 8th, 2011

    I think most people are missing the point.

    People’s personal information and least of all credit card information were exposed by a company so full of itself, it publicly decided to take on hackers, therefore inviting, no make that begging to be attacked.

    But to be honest, Sony literally has no other choice being as the company desperately needs some good PR.

  98. #98 by Eddie on May 9th, 2011 [ 44542 Points ]

    @Rick Credit Cards were not “exposed”. Its true that they “might” have the encrypted data, but surely not exposed.


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