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PSN Update

Patrick Seybold's Avatar Posted by Sr. Director, Corporate Communications & Social Media

I know you are waiting for additional information on when PlayStation Network and Qriocity services will be online. Unfortunately, I don’t have an update or timeframe to share at this point in time.

As we previously noted, this is a time intensive process and we’re working to get them back online quickly. We’ll keep you updated with information as it becomes available. We once again thank you for your patience.

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erick_34 said:

April 25th, 10:40 pm

@392 sorry i put includingme… what I meant was including me

Sponge-worthy said:

April 25th, 10:41 pm

Would be nice to get a little candor from Sony. Likely what will happen is that Sony will refuse to acknowledge Rebug or whatever the source of the attack is. That is, until Sony files a bunch of lawsuits and demands the traffic logs of all the pertinent web sites during discovery. Then Anon will attack again, and this will just go on and on…

B-Real206 said:

April 25th, 10:53 pm

about 6 more weeks till E3 and a name and hopefully price for the NPG. *Squeals* It’s mine day one if I can get one for 350 or cheaper!!

Games I’m looking forward to
Battlefield 3, Resistance 3, Last Guardian, NPG Hot Shots, Chrono Trigger

On the fence
LA Noire, Brink

phatso64 said:

April 25th, 10:53 pm

hmmm… says here “comments , open to everyone , but don’t be a jerk …” am i the only one that read that ? lol , jk .

pitythefool852 said:

April 25th, 11:10 pm

A few weeks ago, the topic of hackers revolved around “this is about owning what you pay for”, but what little sympathy I had for hackers is disappearing fast.

Sure, we shouldn’t generalise, and it’s easy to lay blame and say “Sony started it” or “Geohot started it”, but the simple fact is that people hacking PSN has stopped us from having access to a service that we, indirectly, paid for. Not only that, but they have denied us access to many subscription-based games like DCUO that we directly paid for.

For me, this shifts the whole debate away from consumer rights and freedoms towards network security and stability, and in that sense, I hope that Sony find out who attacked the network and treat them in a similar way to Geohot. Because, whether or not GH deserved it, these current hackers actually seem to deserve to be in court.

CodeineAndPurP said:

April 25th, 11:13 pm


fuzzyclutter said:

April 25th, 11:15 pm

first of all Sony is not going to give every wannabe hacker a crash course in hacking 101 by divulging details about how it was done , nor are they going to divulge intimate details of how their going to fix .. and all those details … are meaningless to you , me and all other typical details . they have divulged what the typical user needs to know .



WHEN WILL IT BE RESOLVED ??? apparantly theres too many unknowns to even publish a ballpark range date
as of yet .

and that’s it at this point the typical user only wants to or even needs to know when it’s coming back.

CodeineAndPurP said:

April 25th, 11:15 pm


CodeineAndPurP said:

April 25th, 11:20 pm

Do you have any idea how much money PS3 has lost becouse of this

Lopez9577 said:

April 25th, 11:22 pm

0$ they brought it on themselves

Lopez9577 said:

April 25th, 11:25 pm

www. youtube .com/watch?v=UR2eyb-rgxg&feature=feedf Lol’s I love Kevin Butler

CodeineAndPurP said:

April 25th, 11:26 pm

Lopez9577 Lol

CodeineAndPurP said:

April 25th, 11:27 pm

HOw does 1 2 3 people ruin over 75 Million peoples service

Gogo_ZvC said:

April 25th, 11:28 pm

@Codeine – 400

Yeah I’m pretty sure Sony does, but you haven’t the faintest idea have you?
Once you’re done with that PS3 you should pick up a book or a dictionary.

Lopez9577 said:

April 25th, 11:30 pm

www. youtube .com/watch?v=LwPWN3Ul6U8 The Only thing good about playstation = KEVIN BUTLER!!!

CodeineAndPurP said:

April 25th, 11:31 pm

Gogo IT sounds ridiculous 1 2 3 People ruining EVERYBODYS PS3

CodeineAndPurP said:

April 25th, 11:33 pm

AND XBOX Developers are literally laughing as we speak

Lopez9577 said:

April 25th, 11:34 pm

All im saying is socom had BETTER have a patch for party system when network is back on

B-Real206 said:

April 25th, 11:35 pm

Ugh, you kids are ridiculous. *walks away*

Gogo_ZvC said:

April 25th, 11:35 pm


During WWII one man ruined a lot of people’s lives. It’s not ridiculous at all.

B-Real206 said:

April 25th, 11:35 pm

@CodeineAndPurP all 5 of them

B-Real206 said:

April 25th, 11:37 pm

You forget that microsoft has barely any 1st party studios, the rest are multi-platform studios and I’m sure their not laughing.

CodeineAndPurP said:

April 25th, 11:37 pm


CodeineAndPurP said:

April 25th, 11:39 pm

IM Just speaking what i think they give a system which cost a whole BRICK then they give you like 10 updates a day with a slow asssss network

CodeineAndPurP said:

April 25th, 11:42 pm

B-Real206 well i cant wait till network is up

B-Real206 said:

April 25th, 11:48 pm

I’m sure almost every Playstation owner wants PSN back up. Way to exaggerate about the updates, really 10 a day. If you really have a problem with updates forgo buying 1 game and get PSN +. Two words. Auto Update. The only thing you’ll have to update will be the firmware.

I’m not sure what cost a “Brick”

kenny-1995 said:

April 25th, 11:48 pm

Sony sure is losing a lot of money, grrr less money for great games.

CodeineAndPurP said:

April 25th, 11:53 pm

B-Real206 Not to be exaggerating but this example i went and downloaded socom 4 beta now when i got down with the download i thought i was done then after that download was about 3 more one was about 1400 mb now that update took a day and another im pretty sure that if i was a xbox beta that it would of took a couple hours

CodeineAndPurP said:

April 25th, 11:56 pm

Not to say im not patient or anything but i took a whole day

CodeineAndPurP said:

April 25th, 11:57 pm


B-Real206 said:

April 26th, 12:03 am

I also downloaded the beta. I can agree the downloads can be very slow. Mine only took about 1.5 hours to download though. You might want to call your internet provider and see if your speeds are throttled.

If your unhappy with your PS3, there are 2 other console companies that would like your business, if you don’t like them then there is always Steam or GFW. Options are there acting like a kid does nothing to speed up the return of PSN. It just makes you look like an a s s

I said this earlier in the thread. We gamers are losing here but the real losers are Sony they are probably losing thousands if not millions of dollars a day with PSN being down. Your losing ONLINE game time. Oooooo. What side of the fence would you rather be on.

CodeineAndPurP said:

April 26th, 12:06 am

I Agree i have an xbox and it to me it seems like its just more faster my ps3 and xbox run off the same router

B-Real206 said:

April 26th, 12:12 am

It all comes down to file size. As you said one of the files for socom was 1400mb the size of the GOW3 beta comes in at under 600mb. With that said I’m sure sony could do something to make it faster, will they IDK.

CodeineAndPurP said:

April 26th, 12:14 am

I hope

Wiiman1225 said:

April 26th, 12:26 am

@408- Mircosoft is actully helping Sony to get PSN up. Read this (From Eurogamer)

Meanwhile, Microsoft has chipped in, insisting it is taking no pleasure from its rival’s troubles.

“Of course it’s regretful that Sony is encountering issues at such a busy time, and Microsoft takes no joy in the problems gamers are having playing their favourite games online,” a spokesperson told Electronic Theatre, before noting how the PSN outage serendipitously coincided with a free Xbox Live Gold weekend.

“That being said, we are expecting Microsoft’s robust online network to see an increase of traffic from those gamers who own both systems.

“Being able to play their games via the Xbox Live network could make all the difference for some gamers, and the Xbox Nations event will allow all of them to do just that – whether they have a Gold subscription or not.”

Wiiman1225 said:

April 26th, 12:26 am

@426- I forgot to say- It’s the end of the world!

B-Real206 said:

April 26th, 12:49 am

Sleep tight fellow gamers!!

driver4_ said:

April 26th, 2:03 am

Nighty night

victr1 said:

April 26th, 2:08 am

(CNN) — PlayStation Network users are still waiting for an extra life.

Five days after a hacker invaded Sony Computer Entertainment’s PlayStation Network resulting in a lengthy outage, the video game giant has yet to offer a comprehensive explanation.

PlayStation internet services went offline on Wednesday and have remained down.

In several public statements, with one as recent as Monday, Sony has said the persistent downtime was due to an “external intrusion,” but has not provided a target date for when services will return. Sony previously said it was rebuilding its framework to ensure proper security measures are put in place.

“Unfortunately, I don’t have an update or timeframe to share at this point in time,” PlayStation spokesman Patrick Seybold said in a statement on Monday. “As we previously noted, this is a time intensive process, and we’re working to get them back online quickly.”

victr1 said:

April 26th, 2:09 am

The PlayStation Network is a free utility that lets gamers communicate and play with each other, as well as download games and movies. Sony also offers subscription programs called PlayStation Plus, which provides access to exclusive games, and Qriocity, which offers on-demand music and movies over the internet. Those services also remain unavailable.

A Sony spokesman in Tokyo, where the company is headquartered, said investigations haven’t uncovered whether the intruders gained access to personal information or credit card numbers, according to a report from technology news service IDG. The spokesman reportedly said Sony would contact those affected if investigators discover that info was leaked.

victr1 said:

April 26th, 2:09 am

CNN’s request for comment was not returned by a Sony spokeswoman.

The network failure was apparently more severe than originally thought. Sony released a statement on Thursday saying, “It may be a full day or two before we’re able to get the service completely back up and running.”

Gamers are livid. The timing is especially frustrating because it comes on the heels of three blockbuster launches for the PlayStation 3.

Sony’s “SOCOM 4” is the latest in a third-person shooter series about Navy SEAL operatives, which heavily promotes its online-play component. The new “Mortal Kombat” game is also supposed to let gamers play online. “Portal 2,” the critically acclaimed shooter-puzzle game, debuted alongside a much-anticipated game-download service called Steam. All these launched in the United States on Tuesday, one day before the outage.

zombie9 said:

April 26th, 2:12 am

Thanks for all the updates!! playing Socom 4 and Mortal Kombat a bit.

victr1 said:

April 26th, 2:16 am

PSN: Sony issues “emergency maintenance” warning to developers

As it appears the PSN downtime saga will last longer than a week, Sony has issued a warning to developers that it is facing an “emergency” situation.

The following is given to PlayStation developers when they sign into Sony’s developer relations site:

“PSN emergency maintenance.

“Please note that PlayStation Network is currently down for an emergency maintenance. Please hold while the issues are resolved.

“You will be unable to sign in until the maintenance is resolved.

“Apologies for the trouble.”

PSN was taken offline last Wednesday due to an “external intrusion”.

Sony has provided few updates on the matter, saying only that is rebuilding systems and warned at the weekend that its efforts in restoring the service will be “time intensive“.

It emerged last night that the outage may be the result of a firmware hack that allowed some to pirate PSN content using fake credit card numbers, although this is currently unconfirmed.

We’re hoping to get a fuller update from Sony on this today, so stay tuned.

victr1 said:

April 26th, 2:22 am

Ars Technica has managed to obtain a document written by the hackers, clarifiing what they did and what privacy and security risks they believe the PlayStation 3 Network outage poses.

According to the document the PS3′s connection to PSN is protected by SSL, the same system used to verify and transfer sensitive information in online purchases. This system is used by all major retailers.

The concern raised by the hackers is that custom firmwares could subvert this system as it could include custom certificates in its trusted list, allowing hackers to take your card details and use them illegally. The risks of this actually happening in reality however are not substantial as there is no generalized ability for hackers to grab credit cards from PSN users. It seems that only those using specially devised custom firmwares would be at risk.

There is no official line from Sony on this, but any news that your credit card details are safe is good news.

starfox_6456303 said:

April 26th, 2:33 am

gamestop should have a sale where all the games that don’t use the playstation network are on sale.

UltraRazpacho said:

April 26th, 3:02 am


I saw a picture from a game store that had an offer for you to trade in your PS3 for an Xbox, was a pretty good deal tbh.

Vyper82 said:

April 26th, 3:12 am

It better be up and running by Friday!!! seriously Sony how many guys have you got working on this problem???? 1???

Jimmy_Cosmos said:

April 26th, 3:15 am

I’d love to have the communications job of this dude. All he’ll be doing is a ctrl^c on this:

“As we previously noted, this is a time intensive process and we’re working to get them back online quickly. We’ll keep you updated with information as it becomes available. We once again thank you for your patience.”

and then ctrl^v it into the blog for the next few weeks. Rebuilding the PSN from the ground up.. wow.. I wonder how those small companies feel about any PSN exclusive games they have sitting out there with no way for customers to purchase them. Sony is going to lose so many customers and developers. This is such a massive failure…

mathelm said:

April 26th, 3:18 am

I’ve had no problem with netflix while psn down. Ask me to sign in to psn, I click “sign in”, get an error or maintenance message, click the back button and it goes right into netfix….

proskatercam said:

April 26th, 3:22 am

Let’s see how today goes…

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