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UnYawn
04-22-2011, 11:46 AM
In case you haven't heard, the Playstation 3 crowd is balling their eyes out due to the entire PSN matchmaking network suffering a prolonged shutdown. Looks like the console fanboys are coming unglued! LOL :Outstanding!: Love my PC and REAL Multiplayer Gaming!

http://blogs.ajc.com/news-to-me/2011/04/22/sonys-playstation-network-down-for-a-full-day-or-two/?cp=3

Mike Nomad
04-23-2011, 06:45 AM
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The PlayStation Network remains down,
Dev blames hackers


By Ben Kuchera | Last updated about 17 hours ago

With both Portal 2 (http://arstechnica.com/gaming/news/2011/04/a-silent-friendship-adventures-in-portal-2s-co-op-mode.ars) and Mortal Kombat (http://arstechnica.com/gaming/reviews/2011/04/despite-all-my-rage-i-am-still-just-johnny-cage-ars-review-mortal-kombat.ars) released this week, and Steam's much-hyped integration with the PlayStation 3 (http://arstechnica.com/gaming/news/2011/04/here-is-how-youll-access-your-pc-copy-of-portal-2-via-the-ps3-disc.ars), it is a very bad time for the PlayStation Network to go down. Sadly, the service has been out for the past few days, and Sony isn't sharing much information on what's going on, or when we'll be able to play online.

"While we are investigating the cause of the Network outage, we wanted to alert you that it may be a full day or two before we're able to get the service completely back up and running," Patrick Seybold, Sony's senior director of Corporate Communications and Social Media wrote on the official blog (http://blog.us.playstation.com/2011/04/21/latest-update-on-psn-outage/). "Thank you very much for your patience while we work to resolve this matter. Please stay tuned to this space for more details, and we’ll update you again as soon as we can."

Dylan Cuthbert, game designer and programmer at Q-Games (http://www.q-games.com/), seems particularly unhappy with the situation. "PSN is being DOS-attacked? [That] doesn't make Sony look bad, it makes hackers look bad, and meanwhile unrelated people (us) lose money... crazy times," he wrote on Twitter (http://twitter.com/dylancuthbert/status/61371414573355008).

The failure of the PlayStation Network also negatively impacted the Q-Games' plans for an update to its latest game. "We had a big free Easter weekend [PixelJunk] Shooter 2 unlock planned, but we had to give up on it because of the stupid hacker PSN DOS attack, idiots." Cuthbert continued. He then clarified that he wasn't sure if the outage was due to a hacker attack. Still, why is Sony refusing to comment on the causes of this outage?

For now, the PlayStation 3 is strictly an offline system, leading to many sad gamers this holiday weekend.

SOURCE (http://arstechnica.com/gaming/news/2011/04/the-playstation-network-remains-down-dev-blames-hackers.ars)
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Sony is Mum because the proud ASSHATS refuse to admit they've been nailed! The consoles (all of them) are wide open to all sorts of nasties.

(Overbearing Corporate GREED begets consumer anger)