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MLB The Show Challenge of the Week: A $250 Gift Card from MLB.com

Ramone Russell's Avatar + Posted by Ramone Russell on May 30, 2011 // Community Manager, SCEA San Diego Studios

Challenge of the Week #13 is an AL East Rivalry. The Red Sox power first baseman goes up against the Rays stellar left-hander. Climb the leaderboard and get as many hits as you can to win a $250 Gift Card from MLB.com!

Week #13 begins on Monday, May 30th at 5:30am Pacific Time and ends Monday, June 6th at 4:30am Pacific Time.

Challenge of the Week 13

To play, simply select the “Challenge of the Week” option in the main menu.

This is a huge week, as it kicks off the first week to participate for the June Monthly prize period. The June monthly prize is $2000, cold hard cash for the winner. Every four weeks a monthly prize will be awarded to the player with the most Challenge of the Week points. This week also starts Grand Prize 2! Weekly scores will also be added from May 30th until September 18th 4:30am Pacific Time for a chance to win Grand Prize #2, a Trip for Two to a 2011 World Series Game!

Leaderboards for Weekly, Monthly and Grand Prizing, along with the official rules can be found at the NEW home of MLB The Show at TheShowNation.com.

Stay tuned to the comments section of the weekly Challenge of the Week blog, as we will be giving away some free voucher codes for Challenge of the Week!

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+ Juhal_1234 on May 30th, 2011 at 11:02 am said:

omg awsome/first


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+ Juhal_1234 on May 30th, 2011 at 11:05 am said:

so eh can anyone tell me where to get hat psp bundle

you know the one with the psp and the favourite games you know the one with ratchet and clank and assassins creed, well they say the store is in tomorrow time i get my self some game packs love ya sony

SONY I HAVE SOME WORDS FOR YOU

YOU

ARE

THE

BEST

SONY THE PS3 ONLY HAS EVREYTHING! =)


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+ qwerty_beast on May 30th, 2011 at 11:06 am said:

I might just have to buy this game!


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+ BJtheLegend on May 30th, 2011 at 11:07 am said:

count me in! I love MLB 11′!


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+ stash97 on May 30th, 2011 at 11:08 am said:

4th


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+ A_Belmont on May 30th, 2011 at 11:08 am said:

To be honest, I don’t see why Sony doesn’t put up a new blog every day, even if it said –
[THIS IS JUST A CONSUMER SUGGESTION NOT SONY] ‘Hey customers! We know you’re really interested in our services, and we know you really want to fully use the content which we’re so glad you purchased or are wanting to purchase through our company, but since yesterday the goals of our staff have not changed, but the progress they made was *some plainly worded facts*. To reiterate what we’re doing with the store, it’s – *whatever they might be doing*, and currently we have an estimated re-launch of the service *insert date here*. We cannot verify that this date is solid, this is simply a working date to help give our team a better sense of how to structure their efforts. We appreciate your comments and feedback, and your enjoyment of the investment you’ve made in our products and services is our number one priority. Talk to you again tomorrow!’ [END SUGGESTION].
Customers are curious – they want to use the store and they want to get their entertainment via Sony, which means more profit for Sony. Just let us know something every day – this is great, but doesn’t affect as many as the store.


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+ BJtheLegend on May 30th, 2011 at 11:09 am said:

@6, they’ve said everything they are going to say on the matter. it really isn’t worth spamming the blog over. go outside.


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+ qwerty_beast on May 30th, 2011 at 11:10 am said:

And just by the way Sony, I admire the way you’ve handled this entire press-nightmare after the hack. I’ve been a loyal Playstation fan since the PS1, and just recently bought a PSP to go with my PS3. Is there any chance you good people working on the Store could tell us if there’s any chance it really will be up by tomorrow? I know, I know, you guys are working around the clock… But there should be a way to tell if you’re far enough along to finish within 24 hours. Either way, good job with this whole thing.
-Your devoted customer.


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+ Juhal_1234 on May 30th, 2011 at 11:14 am said:

@ a_belmont

i got a few questions

1. if you where sony and had 75 million people waitting and have to update the store 1 month items in 10 days

with people 24/7 working at sony and no rest how will you cope

2. if you need EVREY SONY WORKER to fix this problem yet get them to make new posts to update people how will you fix evreything

DONT YOU GET IT?

THEY ARE GOING THROUGH ALOT!!!!!

THEY WANT THE STORE!

THEY WANT TO UPDATE US!

but it take’s sometime they cant do evreything at once too much work

please think about these problems =)

take your time sony i dont care if you take long i just want the playstation to have better security


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+ zech678 on May 30th, 2011 at 11:17 am said:

got more cry baby in here today


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+ Juhal_1234 on May 30th, 2011 at 11:18 am said:

does they cry babys include me?!?!?

GO SONY WOOOOOO

WE LOVE YOU!!!!!!!! SONY FAN FOREV

WOOOOOOO


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+ A_Belmont on May 30th, 2011 at 11:21 am said:

@ smiling broccoli
1. If I were sony and had 75 million customers I’d want to be sure they were happy and knew how much the business they gave me was appreciated. I’d do that by telling them, and filling them in on the status of a very in-demand service that I offer that is currently unavailable.

2. How does all of sony’s marketing and PR play into the technical work going on with the PS store? Why can’t one employee spend half an hour every day gathering some basic facts and give info to curious consumers? How is it that noone in the company can take the time and address – “yes, we do know what’s going on and we’re happy to fill you in”.

I know they’re going through a lot, but they’re a business, and if the customers are so boisterously asking for an update (I mean just look at the posts in these blogs…) why is Sony not taking the time to put up a small little update? Not asking for much, just a nice bit of information.


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+ Juhal_1234 on May 30th, 2011 at 11:30 am said:

@ happy penguin yes but what has happened they have been working hard THERE the ones who is having problems

NOT US i mean I GOT A LIFE

gaming is great but i dont need to get “updated for posts”

becuase i get out i mean its pathetic

makes me sad

im going to get you through history

PS1-NO ONLINE NO STORE

PS2-ONLINE NO ONE PLAYS IT -NO STORE

what happened to actually playing the game?

no store is needed if you like updates stay here

but if your a real gamer you wont care about the store or posts

2 hours ago i learnt that i studied it

and they have been updating us didn’t you read the 24th of may post?

store is coming in the end of may or the 1st of june

that means 31st or 1st

and to anwser all your questions

THEY UPDATE POSTS EVREYDAY ABOUT GAMES AND STORE !

HAVE FUN

THIS IS JUST THE BEGENNING SOON PLAYSTATINO WILL RISE TO THE EMPEROR OF GAMING


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+ OVERDOSE665 on May 30th, 2011 at 11:31 am said:

Giving them till tomarrow night and thats it. SONY is doing a great job we will see what happens. NOW………..

MLB count me in!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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+ A_Belmont on May 30th, 2011 at 11:41 am said:

@smiling broccoli
I appreciate the history of the Playstation suite of consoles, but don’t sweat it – I grew up playing Duck Hunt on the NES, I realize that online stores are fairly new for gaming. Which is why this is the time to be creating the precedents for how customers and game companies interact with one another. Let’s say PSN goes down in the future – do all customers really want months of silence again? I can’t speak for anyone but myself, but I don’t want that. I’ll stand by thoughts that Sony would be wiser to make small, frequent, courtesy posts to customers rather than treat consumers with silence, because I’ve seen a lot of frustrated posters responding to the outage, many of which are just asking for an update.
And, I do believe that was an estimated – working for date. But I’m not sure, because the wording wasn’t particularly clear, which is why I personally want another round of information! That, and I don’t want this to be a precedent for how game companies interact with consumers with network and store outages!


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+ Lokiroo420 on May 30th, 2011 at 11:43 am said:

NOBODY WANTS TO SEE PS3 RELATED COMMERCIALS ON THIS BLOG UNTIL PS STORE SERVICE HAS RESUMED.

NOBODY WANTS TO SEE PS3 RELATED COMMERCIALS ON THIS BLOG UNTIL PS STORE SERVICE HAS RESUMED.

NOBODY WANTS TO SEE PS3 RELATED COMMERCIALS ON THIS BLOG UNTIL PS STORE SERVICE HAS RESUMED.

NOBODY WANTS TO SEE PS3 RELATED COMMERCIALS ON THIS BLOG UNTIL PS STORE SERVICE HAS RESUMED.

NOBODY WANTS TO SEE PS3 RELATED COMMERCIALS ON THIS BLOG UNTIL PS STORE SERVICE HAS RESUMED.


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+ midknight24 on May 30th, 2011 at 11:55 am said:

See thats just it. None of us are getting the answers we need, or want. The folks that are trying to be adults and at least ask for their questions to be answered are being met with ignorance. People saying that they don’t care when its up and that they are hardcore gamers. Well, if your such hardcore gamers where are you finding the time to read blogs and post threats and everything else about people who don’t want information. I feel since this affects 77+ million users shouldn’t it be a matter of Public Records? I’m tired of people raising actual intellectual questions only to be met with People saying “shut your damn mouth” If you are taking people asking questions about products they have PAID for so personally who is really the crybabies? Just face it SONY IS TRYING TO DELAY TELLING US IT WON’T BE UP WHEN THEY PREVIOUSLY SAID IT WOULD AND THEIR ARMY OF SCROTUM JOCKEYS just will not let anyone have an intelligent conversation or debate.


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+ Lokiroo420 on May 30th, 2011 at 11:57 am said:

QUIT TRYING TO SELL MORE TO THE CONSUMERS THAT YOU PUT INTO JEOPARDY AND GIVE US OUR COMPENSATION. HOW DO YOU PEOPLE STILL HAVE JOBS?

IT TRYING TO SELL MORE TO THE CONSUMERS THAT YOU PUT INTO JEOPARDY AND GIVE US OUR COMPENSATION. HOW DO YOU PEOPLE STILL HAVE JOBS?

IT TRYING TO SELL MORE TO THE CONSUMERS THAT YOU PUT INTO JEOPARDY AND GIVE US OUR COMPENSATION. HOW DO YOU PEOPLE STILL HAVE JOBS?

IT TRYING TO SELL MORE TO THE CONSUMERS THAT YOU PUT INTO JEOPARDY AND GIVE US OUR COMPENSATION. HOW DO YOU PEOPLE STILL HAVE JOBS?


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+ Lokiroo420 on May 30th, 2011 at 12:03 pm said:

HOW ABOUT A SOCIAL MEDIA MANAGER COME ON HERE AND POST SOME RATHER RUDE REPLIES TO HIS CONSUMERS, LIKE HE IS TIRED OF HEARING OUR QUESTIONS ABOUT GETTING COMPENSATED FOR OUR IDENTITIES AND CREDIT BEING STOLEN?

HOW ABOUT A SOCIAL MEDIA MANAGER COME ON HERE AND POST SOME RATHER RUDE REPLIES TO HIS CONSUMERS, LIKE HE IS TIRED OF HEARING OUR QUESTIONS ABOUT GETTING COMPENSATED FOR OUR IDENTITIES AND CREDIT BEING STOLEN?

HOW ABOUT A SOCIAL MEDIA MANAGER COME ON HERE AND POST SOME RATHER RUDE REPLIES TO HIS CONSUMERS, LIKE HE IS TIRED OF HEARING OUR QUESTIONS ABOUT GETTING COMPENSATED FOR OUR IDENTITIES AND CREDIT BEING STOLEN?

HOW ABOUT A SOCIAL MEDIA MANAGER COME ON HERE AND POST SOME RATHER RUDE REPLIES TO HIS CONSUMERS, LIKE HE IS TIRED OF HEARING OUR QUESTIONS ABOUT GETTING COMPENSATED FOR OUR IDENTITIES AND CREDIT BEING STOLEN?


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+ Lokiroo420 on May 30th, 2011 at 12:05 pm said:

wHEN ASKED WHY THERE CANT BE ANY POSSIBLE NEW UPDATE INFO JEFF REPLIES:

+ Jeff Rubenstein on May 29th, 2011 at 1:51 pm said:
When we have a 100% locked in uptime for the store, we’ll tell you. Really, honestly, there’s not much else to say, is there?

+ Jeff Rubenstein on May 29th, 2011 at 1:51 pm said:
When we have a 100% locked in uptime for the store, we’ll tell you. Really, honestly, there’s not much else to say, is there?

+ Jeff Rubenstein on May 29th, 2011 at 1:51 pm said:
When we have a 100% locked in uptime for the store, we’ll tell you. Really, honestly, there’s not much else to say, is there?


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+ hush404 on May 30th, 2011 at 12:06 pm said:

@Lokiroo420 – You need to go away.


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+ DragonGod90 on May 30th, 2011 at 12:09 pm said:

Hush, I advise we don’t feed the obvious troll XD

If I was any good at sports games, I’d give this a shot!


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+ Lokiroo420 on May 30th, 2011 at 12:09 pm said:

SONY’S GAMEPLAN:

REVEAL “NEW” STORE DURING E3 AND NOT UNTIL THEN, LEAVE CONSUMERS IN THE DARK UNTIL THEN, PLAY THE “WE DIDNT KNOW UNTIL THEN”, GET LAUGHED OUT OF LA. HOW DO YOU STILL HAVE JOBS?


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+ A_Belmont on May 30th, 2011 at 12:11 pm said:

@Lokiroo420 – Dude, all you’re doing is building resentment for those of us who want some information regarding the service.

If all you’re focused on is the personal award you can claim from this unfortunate circumstance, I don’t support you one bit. Yeah, I might be up for some compensation, but I know that Sony’s already talked about that, and I realize that by the time they roll it out I probably won’t be able to participate. But you know, that’s how things go. You’re just out here yelling your own head off to get some free stuff, a lot of us questioning Sony just want some info about when we can access the service again. It’s the only way I can get games for my PSP Go after all.

I’m not saying you don’t have the right to ask, but how about taking the high road and being civil about it? Last thing we need to do is paint ourselves as an enemy.
Thanks!


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+ Lokiroo420 on May 30th, 2011 at 12:12 pm said:

TROLL? MY IDENTITY AND CREDIT HAVE BEEN EXPOSED TO THE WORLD, UP FOR SALE, I WAS LOCKED OUT OF MY 100 PSN GAMES BECAUSE OF A CLOCK SYNC ISSUE THAT COULD NOT BE RESET UNTIL PSN WAS BACK. GTFO WITH TROLL, I WANT COMPENSATION NOT ONLY FOR MY IDENTITY BEING STOLEN I WANT COMPENSATION FOR THE GAMES THAT WERE TAKEN FROM ME THAT I PAID FOR!


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+ GTAPLATT on May 30th, 2011 at 12:12 pm said:

waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa no one cares


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+ Lokiroo420 on May 30th, 2011 at 12:14 pm said:

HEY BELMONT, GO TALK SOMEONE ELSES EAR OFF, I DONT NEED A LECTURE FROM SOME SONY CHEERGIRL.


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+ DragonGod90 on May 30th, 2011 at 12:18 pm said:

You’re trying to stir crap. Thus you get the label of troll.

Chill out a bit. You think I’m not angry either?

I just am trying to look forward.

On topic.

I used to play baseball when I was younger until I I screwed up during tryouts. Love playing some of these MLB games. Just that i suck at them XD


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+ Juhal_1234 on May 30th, 2011 at 12:19 pm said:

lokiroo why didnt you just get a NEW CARD FROM YOUR BANK

the blog posted his long time ago


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+ LuiguiPR on May 30th, 2011 at 12:19 pm said:

Lokiroo420 I agree %100 with you. Good job


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+ A_Belmont on May 30th, 2011 at 12:20 pm said:

Man, and there goes civility down the drain. Lokiroo42 just handed Sony the keys and they will be driving off away from us customers. Guess greed does corrupt all…


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+ DragonGod90 on May 30th, 2011 at 12:21 pm said:

I hope that doesn’t happen.
-_-;


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+ Lokiroo420 on May 30th, 2011 at 12:22 pm said:

WHY SHOULD I HAVE TO GO OUT OF THE WAY TO GET A NEW CARD? I AM THE CONSUMER. HOW ABOUT THE CORPORATION GO OUT OF THEIR WAY TO GET US WHAT WE DESERVE IN A TIMELY MANNER, THIS IS BEYOND LAUGHABLE.


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+ A_Belmont on May 30th, 2011 at 12:24 pm said:

….I dunno, I’m giggling like a cheergirl!


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+ A_Belmont on May 30th, 2011 at 12:25 pm said:

http://www.escapistmagazine.com/videos/view/extra-credits/3306-NOT-a-Security-Episode This is an AWESOME outlook on the whole thing – if you’ve never watched extra credits, I highly recommend it. Really fascinating stuff.


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+ DragonGod90 on May 30th, 2011 at 12:25 pm said:

Call me a newb, but with a prize that big, there must be a lot of players competing. =p


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+ Train1999 on May 30th, 2011 at 12:28 pm said:

Looking forward to this weeks challenge of the Week. Sounds like a great matchup.


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+ Jimmy_Cosmos on May 30th, 2011 at 12:37 pm said:

Sony’s challenge of the week: Get the store back online


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+ Deathspear666 on May 30th, 2011 at 12:48 pm said:

+ zech678 on May 30th, 2011 at 12:25 pm said:

“@ 151 i agree need stop this complaining joy rest of holiday with your family cook out”

What happened?? Your A.D.D kick back in??!!


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+ midknight24 on May 30th, 2011 at 12:54 pm said:

lol thats so true


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+ qwerty_beast on May 30th, 2011 at 1:01 pm said:

@25

How about you:
1.) Realize that Sony didn’t hack into itself,
2.) Go take a chill pill,
3.) Do something about it instead of spamming a post,
4.) There’s this thing called a caps lock, maybe you’ve heard of it?,
5.) If you’ve had your credit and identity stolen, I take it you didn’t take advantage of the free ID protection,
6.) If you had it stolen from before it was offered, take it to court, don’t waste our time,
7.) And finally: Guess what? People’s credit and identity aren’t just stolen because of Sony. Maybe you should keep a better eye on where you use your credit card.


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+ Citrean on May 30th, 2011 at 1:06 pm said:

Wow I didn’t know SONY employees had so many secret damage control accounts.. so that’s where all of your resources are going, no wonder the store is taking over 40 DAYS TO FIX


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+ qwerty_beast on May 30th, 2011 at 1:09 pm said:

If you’re talking bout me, then… I should really ask to get payed for this o_o


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+ Citrean on May 30th, 2011 at 1:11 pm said:

Yeah Im sure your Sony Supervisor will give you the right charge code for use when misleading customers with VALID COMPLAINTS


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+ qwerty_beast on May 30th, 2011 at 1:15 pm said:

^ ^ The only thing I have to say to that, is that it seems video games now control the minds of the U.S. citizens :)


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+ andrew6barnett on May 30th, 2011 at 1:16 pm said:

1 day till the end of the month and still NO UPDATE on the store FU sony. I feel so stupid for buying mk for the ps3 instead of my 360 I should have known better I usually only buy the games like god of war and infamous for ps3 you know the ones with no online lol but now im stuck with a game i cant play online and also stuck with codes i cant use (skins for mk scorpion milleena ermac and jade) screw you sony I learned my lesson I wont be buying anymore of your games or products I would sell your crappy system but my wife has over 40 blu rays so its hers now LOL


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+ Lokiroo420 on May 30th, 2011 at 1:16 pm said:

1. SONY PROVIDED A RATHER EASY AVENUE TO ALLOW THE HACK
2. GO EAT ONE, NOT A PILL THAT IS
3. HOW ABOUT I JUST SPAM THE ONLY PLACE THAT SONY KEEPS COMMUNICATION OPEN TO ITS CUSTOMERS
4. DERP
5. WHERE IS MY COMPENSATION FOR NEGLIGENCE?
6. WHAT? DERP AGAIN
7. SEE #1, LIABILITY, GO LEARN IT


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+ devilmosh on May 30th, 2011 at 1:18 pm said:

Thing is, any time Sony gave an update prior to the Network coming back up, and gave answers like, “We hope to have it up by this time” or “We expect to have it by this time,” then if it wasn’t up, everyone screamed “LIARS!” when in fact, they were trying to give us a time frame based on what they knew at the moment. Of course, things come up as you try to get things going, and unexpected delays can happen. Anyone who has worked on any type of project should be able to relate, and this was a pretty massive one with plenty of room for things to go wrong.

It’s like saying, “I’ll try to be by your house in an hour” and exactly an hour later, getting a scathing phone call: “You promised and you LIED!” There was never a promise, but it’s met with delusional (and very immature) hostility.

So, with the behavior exhibited by people in the past, why in the world would they encourage more of it by offering possible time frames? They’ve already said by the end of the month, which is tomorrow, and people are going to whine right up to the final hour!


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+ Citrean on May 30th, 2011 at 1:19 pm said:

Yeah if we were Mind Controlled enough to notCARE about what was already paid for…what a dumb-ass


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+ qwerty_beast on May 30th, 2011 at 1:21 pm said:

Only saying that if you can find any false-charges on your credit card that aren’t yours, take it to either Sony or court or wherever you can get recompense. I’m pretty sure that there’s no one of high enough authority reading this blog who can just call you up or deposit cash into your bank account/checking account. If you want to get your cash back, do it a way that will work, please. Just one question: How do you know that they PROVIDED a easy way to hack in? Were you one of the hackers?…


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