All right, that's it. You've done it. Congratulations, game industry, you've given me a video game-related story I can no longer tolerate.

I love games; hence, I tend to revel in all sorts of big news, even if it doesn't necessarily appeal to my personal interests. It's just great to see video games get so much attention; for example, as indifferent as I am about Call of Duty , I really don't mind writing about new sales tallies or other hype/controversy surrounding a new title. In short, there has yet to be a super huge news story in the past four years that managed to embitter me; that completely soured me on the entire issue.

But it has finally happened. Endless headlines concerning this PSN/Qriocity/SOE fiasco continue to explode all over the Internet and as time goes on, they're loaded with more inaccuracies and more absurdities. But more than that, I just don't care anymore . This all boils down to a bunch of common pickpockets (which is all any hacker is) with massive delusions of grandeur, thinking they're patriots or humanitarians or revolutionaries or some such laughable label, committing criminal acts. Got it. Big damn deal. The planet somehow continues to turn.  I'm not impressed; I'm not all that annoyed (the PSN being down has had little impact on me), and all I can do now is roll my eyes.

Really, it's all I do. I hate looking about for news now because I look, roll my eyes, and move on…only to roll my eyes again ten seconds later. Then I have to leave the desk and get a glass of water. Then after I force myself to slog through the mess to find some decent stories, I have to avoid the Internet like the plague. I go row or read or take a drive. I just can't deal with this crap any longer. I'm not one to complain much and I usually don't rant in any of my editorials, but I've reached the breaking point. Anonymous, Sony, identity theft, blah blah blah blah BLAH .

A little while back, I did an article about how the PSN problem turns our attention to more important things . Now I'm not willing to give the ordeal any attention whatsoever (even though I'll have to for the job), and I refuse to attribute any life-altering significance to this ugliness. I'm done. I'm gonna go play the Final Fantasy IV: Complete Collection . Leave me the hell alone , Internet.

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Sakaxxxx
Sakaxxxx
9 years ago

-_- -_- -_- -_- -_-

Killa Tequilla
Killa Tequilla
9 years ago

I'm in the edge of handing on to this PSN outage. My Ps3 hasn't been turned on in a while. I just need PSN back up, but unfortunately that wont happen any time soon. Looks like SOE breach affected PSN outage too… Hopefully soon, they will announce when PSN will be back up and running again. In the next few days, I hope to see an estimate time of when PSN will be restored.

Let's just hope this is a restoration, where Sony's online services wont get hacked again.


Last edited by Killa Tequilla on 5/6/2011 9:55:32 PM

main_event05
main_event05
9 years ago

lol, look at that do-do-do-do-douche bag

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
9 years ago

Why not grab some single player trophies instead of waiting on the network?

Killa Tequilla
Killa Tequilla
9 years ago

@World, when I buy a game, I tend to Platinum it(with the exception of Brotherhood). I did everything I needed to, even before the outage happened, I just needed to do Socom 4 witch I did already. All I need is an Online trophy for my Platinum. Just patiently waiting on PSN.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
9 years ago

Gotcha; no idea why people downthumbed you for that. lol

Killa Tequilla
Killa Tequilla
9 years ago

Meh, if you have enough downvotes people will read your comment. Like fame, like hatred.

main_event05
main_event05
9 years ago

BTW i wasn't calling killa a douche, just his avatar. its from some song

TheAgingHipster
TheAgingHipster
9 years ago

Wow… This is definitely the most bitter version of Ben I've ever seen. Good job, interwebs.

But, I'm right there with ya, Ben. I stopped following it a while back for precisely those reasons and have instead used the time to try and finally plat InFamous.

jaybiv
jaybiv
9 years ago

Welcome to the world of 24 hour news cycles and blogs Ben. There is no escaping this story. No matter where I go online, I'm am reminded that I cannot log into the PSN. I'm feeling like a crackhead in jail right now. I can't wait for Sony to flip the switch.

Riku994
Riku994
9 years ago

But Ben, if the Internet leaves you alone, you won't have US anymore 🙁

Shams
Shams
9 years ago

I approve this message.

Doppel
Doppel
9 years ago

I second this notion.

TheAgingHipster
TheAgingHipster
9 years ago

I'm Commander Shepard, and this is my favorite message at the Citadel.

frylock25
frylock25
9 years ago

i want to go back online and play multiplayer. i didnt think i would miss it this much but i do. i want to ride the west with my friends and shoot at people. i want to play some little big planet 2 online and play others levels. i want to play some multiplayer in killzone 3, i barely got to do any of that before it went down. ive had mod nation sitting here, unable to race online. i cant forget mag, i want to go on mag i just miss it.

i am really sick of this whole thing just dragging on. everyone making sony the bad guy and bashing them all day long. this world is really getting ass backwards. M$ can pump out a broken console and everyone eats it up and buys 3 of them. sony puts out quality and people sh!t on it and ignore it. sony gets attacked by basically terrorists and eveyone hates sony for it.

is it just me or has this felt like longer than it has been?


Last edited by frylock25 on 5/6/2011 10:05:02 PM

johnld
johnld
9 years ago

yeah, i want to play online again. i dont even turn on my ps3 anymore. my ps3 lost video while using the browser, tried holding power button but it took longer than 2 sec, a lot longer to turn off. its working fine right now but i just want to sync everything so i wont have to do stuff over in case anything happens. i got all these trophies and beating games on toughest setting plus all collectibles. i dont have a copy of crysis 2 gamesave because the damn thing is copy protected, so i cant copy it. i guess i'll try borrowing games for the wii for now.

frylock25
frylock25
9 years ago

i went through a little phase where i wasnt playing my ps3 as much at the start of all this. i had also just got portal on my pc and was playing some half life 2 also. im back on my ps3 playing new vegas and im enjoying it.

one thing that bothers me is that there has not been any news from sony other than all this hacker/network down crap. like i understand what is going on but it shut sony down as a company all the way. its like they are a pc reformatting themselves and will reboot when done.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
9 years ago

Hey John, when you get your free month of PSPlus you'll be able to access your Crysis 2 save if you put it on the cloud.

Jawknee
Jawknee
9 years ago

John is already a Plus member. Has been since day one I think. 🙂

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
9 years ago

Can you not save your copy protected crap on the cloud then?

Naztycuts
Naztycuts
9 years ago

@Frylock It temporarily set back the online part of the company, which is a big deal, but as a whole Sony does have plenty of other sources of income. It isn't as if it's the end of Sony more like a much needed opportunity for them to step back and look at how they're doing things compared to how they need to be doing them to remain secure.

I have a feeling this whole thing is going to amount to a whole lot more than us having to change our passwords and sign up for theft protection. I'm sure any big corporation with sense is upgrading their security as much as possible, because in reality it can happen to any of them. This whole incidents huge and the way the media blew it up, it could change the internet as we know it forever. Soccer moms unite and change the world!

Thanks Fox, CNN, and CBS for taking advantage of another opportunity to make video games the devil. I really dont want to know how much of suburbia thinks their individual consoles are being hacked by computer geeks and that their CC info is hijacked and being sold to cyber terrorists. With Bin Laden gone I guess we have a new enemy. Cyberterrorists!! They're even scarier than the traditional terrorist because they ARE your neighbor! Excuse me while I roll my eyes so hard I see the back of my throat.

Jawknee
Jawknee
9 years ago

World, Yea you can. John mentioned the 150mb they give you wasn't enough for him save all his saves so maybe he ran out of space.

TheHighlander
TheHighlander
9 years ago

You don't need to put all your saves there, just the copy protected ones and the save files for games you are actively playing. The rest you could backup to a thumbdrive. I'm about 50% on my cloud save storage. But I only have the game saves I really need there.

johnld
johnld
9 years ago

@world
yeah, i'm already using the cloud save. however, i only finished crysis 2 and socom 4 on hardest and all collectibles after psn went down. so right now i dont have access to the cloud to make a copy or get a copy. so if my ps3 craps out anytime before psn gets back up, i'm gonna have to redo crysis 2 again for trophies and gamesave. luckily socom isnt copy protected. i'm pretty sure this thing with my ps3 is a one time glitch though but i'm just being safe. I still have to start littlebigplanet 2 and i think i'm buying brink next week too.

@highlander
thats what i'm doing, any other non copy protected files i save on a memory stick pro duo. card readers on the launch ps3 is awesome.

@frylock
yeah, thats the thing that bothers me with sony's updates. its all the same noninformative posts. it always says the same things but nothing of actual information or update.


Last edited by johnld on 5/7/2011 1:03:01 AM

johnld
johnld
9 years ago

@jawknee
heres how i got plus. i bought a used copy of transformers war for cybertron at gamestop with a gift card i had. beaten the game then returned it for cash. went to best buy and bought psn cards to get plus. I kinda regret "borrowing" transformers though since it was a good game. i want to get it when price went down but cant seem to justify a purchase because i already beaten the game.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
9 years ago

Why would your PS3 crap out? You know it's not an xbox right?

Fane1024
Fane1024
9 years ago

World,

A lot of people here have had a PS3 crap out on them. Mine's YLOD'd twice. Fortunately, PS3 "deaths" are rarely final, but let's not be like the Xbots and pretend it never happens. We're better than that.

Killa Tequilla
Killa Tequilla
9 years ago

Yea world, I use my PS3 exclusively for hours at a time for days. Especially with the 24hr races in Gran Turismo 5. I've had this Ps3 for almost about two years now. Im mostly worried about it crapping out through the outage due to PSN being down, because I cant sync my trophies or deactivate my account. I have 2 other Ps3's here so if I YLOD, I got 2 backup temporarily solutions.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
9 years ago

I always take reasonable breaks, never had a problem on either of my systems.

johnld
johnld
9 years ago

@world
i'm just taking a precaution. my ps3 lost video while using the browser. i tried holding the power button for 2 seconds multiple times and it wont turn off. i tried holding the button longer and it finally did, about 30 secs i believe. since i never had this kind of "glitch" before, i'm just being cautious. did something like this happen to anyone else?

Anonymous
Anonymous
9 years ago

As a mostly solo player, the PSN outage hasn't stopped me from playing MLB '11: The Show, Yakuza 4, or Tiger Woods PGA Tour '12. However, I am getting a little antsy. I want to play Portal 2 online; my 7 year-old nephew isn't a very good co-op partner LOL.

packersfan66
packersfan66
9 years ago

Yeah the show has been holding me over, not to mention Crysis 2 which i got for the 360 with the sole reason being I had 0 games for it lol.

Lord carlos
Lord carlos
9 years ago

Ok thats it!!
I shall unleash my hooded hoards & find those responsible.
SEEK……

Evil Incarnate
Evil Incarnate
9 years ago

THANK YOU BEN!!! This is the only site I can even tolerate lately.I don't get up and get water though, I get up and grab a beer. The PS2 era wasn't even that long ago,do people forget what it was like to actually enjoy video games without a bunch people talking over a mic?

I just got my plat on KZ3!Also, enjoying TRINITY:Souls of Zill O'll,Socom 4,and Motorstorm:Apocalypse.I like to drink beer on the weekends play BFBC2, but I don't think PSN being down is a, life or death situation.People act like they're console doesn't work if it can't do multi-player?I pity the people that can't enjoy the hobby in it's purist form.


Last edited by Evil Incarnate on 5/6/2011 10:22:53 PM

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
9 years ago

How can you play Trinity? The demo scared me off.

Evil Incarnate
Evil Incarnate
9 years ago

Ha ha! Yeah,I'm a sucker for Japanese games good and bad.TRINITY to me is like an Adam Sandler movie,no matter how cheesy it is, I can play/watch it over and over again. I also like Dynasty Warriors so…. there's no defending my taste in games.I think it takes a certain type of person too like games like TRINITY.;)


Last edited by Evil Incarnate on 5/6/2011 11:47:47 PM

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
9 years ago

I liked Billy Madison 🙂

johnld
johnld
9 years ago

@world
i wish i had a study session like that….. i'm talking about the woman, not the man by the way.

Deathstriker
Deathstriker
9 years ago

I must say, I have been with Sony for like 13 year's now? I am still with them. I can't let go… It's like its my own kid, I love it to death.

I do feel let down though…

Sony I go the playstation when I was like 6 I never let it down, I have been a gamer and it all started with Resident Evil 2, GTA2, and MGS.

I just still am disappointed with you, but I will always love you.

LittleBigMidget
LittleBigMidget
9 years ago

I love big corporations too.

Deathstriker
Deathstriker
9 years ago

I could have done a little better on my english, but lol right now I am half asleep so IDC.

LittleBigMidget
LittleBigMidget
9 years ago

/ I wasn't commenting on your English.

LittleBigMidget
LittleBigMidget
9 years ago

I just want to play my Mortal Kombat and my InFamous 2 beta. Looks like it'll be up on Saturday or Sony will just delay this thing again.

marcusfrommo
marcusfrommo
9 years ago

I was so bored without my ps3, I went out to see Thor. I strongly don't recommend seeing it. If you do, go to rush hour at the nearest and cheapest theater, don't see it at a megascreen or in 3d. That's because you'll feel less cheated.

By the way, how many days is it till it comes back on? Is it 7 days or 14? This is just me, but I would rather everything come on at once. Whether it took one week or two.

Did you hear? There's a rumor that xbox may be releasing the 360 sequel at e3. (I strongly doubt it.)

LittleBigMidget
LittleBigMidget
9 years ago

I saw Thor, pretty bad movie. HI kinda think it was too late to bring out a Thor movie anyway, he just isn't as popular as he used to be.

frylock25
frylock25
9 years ago

well its not really if he is popular. its that they want to do avengers. you cant do avengers without Thor. they needed an origin story there it is now they move on. Thor will be in avengers but if there will be a Thor 2 will be based on sales.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
9 years ago

I could tell Thor would suck balls by the previews alone. And previews can make ANY movie look good these days.

Jawknee
Jawknee
9 years ago

Thor looks pretty bad. Kind excited for Captain American though.

main_event05
main_event05
9 years ago

I heard rumors that EA already has the new Xbox, which I highly doubt.

LazyVigilante
LazyVigilante
9 years ago

I like Thor very much..the character I mean…the movie I haven't seen yet.