After the nightmare week Sony had, we wanted to know how the lack of a PlayStation Network has affected your entertainment.

For many who use the PSN to download movies and TV shows, and tend to play a lot of multiplayer, the loss of those services was bound to chafe. But in our recent poll, the majority admitted to being a little upset about the whole fiasco, but they're trying to be patient. In fact, a great many said that because they still have their single-player fun, things aren't so bad. We do tend to have older gamers (and a lot of RPG fans), who aren't too hooked on Network-related entertainment, but the lack of a PSN has definitely affected just about everyone to some extent. As you've already heard, some services will be back online this week, which is good news (even if we'll still be missing the Store).

But now that you've had time to process the whole situation and some time has gone by, how do you feel about the PSN in general? Has this ordeal shaken your trust in the service? Are you convinced this is an isolated incident and Sony has taken appropriate strides for the future? Or have you determined to spend more (or all) of your time with Xbox Live as a direct result? Let us know.

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Anonymous
Anonymous
9 years ago

I'll say this. The only thing I'm not going to trust are all those pro-Xbox, pro-MS websites that claim to be neutral but are clearly biased.

From now on, no more visits to IGN, GameSpot, 1up or any other so-called "neutral" website. I've had enough with the arrogant & cocky "journalists". I've had enough of the idiots and grammar-mangling morons who frequent the message boards and comments sections. I've had enough of the people who take video gaming way too seriously that it dominates their life. I've had enough of the liars who blamed Sony and not the hackers for the PSN shutdown.

It's amazing what a handout can do for somebody's credibility.

I'll stick to websites like PSX Extreme where honest opinions and the truth can be found.

Everybody else here should boycott all these other websites as they are garbage. Let the people who don't know any better continue to be made fools of. If they want to spend $500 for something that you can buy for $300, well, you know the proverb.


Last edited by n/a on 5/1/2011 9:59:53 PM

Killa Tequilla
Killa Tequilla
9 years ago

Im with you man, I feel your pain.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
9 years ago

It IS frightening how retarded many gamers are when they come online.

PorkChopGamer
PorkChopGamer
9 years ago

To prevent cognitive dissonance- take daily doses of PSXExtreme.

johnld
johnld
9 years ago

add kotaku in that mix too. a few days ago i saw an article on their site that one out of five ps3 users are selling their ps3s and buying 360s. they site a survey conducted using about 2000 people

Anonymous
Anonymous
9 years ago

Kotaku doesn't even count in my book. It's just some place run by an arrogant, no-talent jerk who bans people who don't agree with him. I don't know why people visit that site but WorldEndsWithMe's theory seems to fit the bill. Again, some people are way too obsessed with video games to the point that it dominates their life. If they're not playing, they are on a hundred websites talking about it.

Those Google pictures of Brian Crecente…he looks like Russell Brand from Arthur.

mwvdragon
mwvdragon
9 years ago

I registered to just say Im with ya. I enjoy IGN podcast but really have no desire to read the site.

JMO_INDY
JMO_INDY
9 years ago

BTW… Osama is dead… Just sayin'

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
9 years ago

I am now keenly aware of what Ben has to deal with and how many people don't even READ THE ARTICLES, they read the title and then comment out of their buttholes!

JMO_INDY
JMO_INDY
9 years ago

If you are referring to me World I did read it, I just thought people would like to know about Osama's death is all. I'm actually the one that tipped Ben around 3 AM yesterday morning about the last article referring to the Welcome Back program.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
9 years ago

I wasn't referring to you JMO, you've been a member in good standing and I always read your posts.

I just mean the average gamer online who comments on articles. They rarely read them and basically just want to get their over the top opinion out there as soon as possible.

Dancemachine55
Dancemachine55
9 years ago

Completely agree there.

PSXextreme, while skewed towards PS3 fans, is the most honest and trustworthy and intellectual site I've come across. It's the only site I bother to frequently comment on.

There are so many Wii and 360 fans here as well, but we all share the love of Playstation along with it. I love Gears, Halo Reach (not other Halos though) and Alan Wake. Hey, even Ben, the editor, suggested playing Alan Wake while PSN was down!!

So while we may be fans of PS3, we are far from fanboys, and Ben's consistent work on maintaining that culture here is extraordinary. Keep it up Ben!!

Fane1024
Fane1024
9 years ago

@brighat & mwvdragon

Yeah, I think Podcast Beyond has lost me as a listener. I'd already decided to abandon Game Scoop and I stopped going to PS3.IGN a long time ago.

Total over-reaction to the situation.


Last edited by Fane1024 on 5/2/2011 3:00:43 AM

ZettaiSeigi
ZettaiSeigi
9 years ago

I actually visit IGN once a day, but that's only after visiting this site. And when I do, I only read their news. Their so-called "editorials" are absolute rubbish!

IGN, Gamespot, 1Up, Kotaku, and other sites on the same vein are pretty much only good at spreading FUD anyway. 2007 maybe a distant memory to PlayStation fans, but the "news" those sites put out back then can be a little difficult to forget.

maxpontiac
maxpontiac
9 years ago

Buddy, I left those sites ages ago. I am Pro-Sony (won't deny it) but it's obvious that certain sites lie about where there affiliation is.

DazeOfWar
DazeOfWar
9 years ago

Still love it. The down time didn't really bother me. I don't play online all the time as my main love is SP. I love getting sucked into stories.

The only part that made me itch was the money I've been wanting to spend. I had $38 in my PSN wallet and then I bought a $20 card the day it went down. Now I may have to wait another 2 weeks before the store is back up. What am I to do. Oh well they'll probably have some good sales when it's back.

Hell with it down I actually seemed to nock out 2 platinums faster than usual. Maybe that to is because I came off of retirement from being a achievement whore and now I'm trophy hunting. I do like the trophies more though because there is no point value.

johnld
johnld
9 years ago

if you're not a plus member yet, you'll get access to plus discounts because of the free month membership.

DazeOfWar
DazeOfWar
9 years ago

Ya I'm already a Plus member. Been one since D1. It has it's ups and downs but I think it's been worth the money.

kraygen
kraygen
9 years ago

Hacking can happen to anyone, I don't blame sony in the least.

If for example someone managed to steal your credit card number and charge stuff, you wouldn't blame the credit card company for having poor protection.

I'm looking forward to getting the psn back and I don't see any reason to distrust them. If anyone is leery, well start utilizing psn cards and keep your personal info to yourself. Easy.

Temjin001
Temjin001
9 years ago

Eh, the PSN debacle doesn't affect my trust any. I'll keep using it the same as before. I'm not going to live like a paranoid invalid. Sony is putting all of the latest security measures in place to help deter future attacks.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
9 years ago

yes! I am so tired of trying to reason with some people, "paranoid invalid" describes some people perfectly.

Ooohh I'm afraid to set up an ebay account cuz they'll have my information. -Shut up and make one and stop asking me to sell your sh&t for you.

cLoudou
cLoudou
9 years ago

The only one I'll trust with my info is Disney. At least I know they have a vault where they lock up all their treasured collections.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
9 years ago

including the frozen head of Walt.

Miggy
Miggy
9 years ago

I'll still use it. It hasn't been a negative experience to me at all. This is getting so much attention but in better news they finally got bin laden. Good riddance.

gangan19
gangan19
9 years ago

really they did?

Miggy
Miggy
9 years ago

@gangan19 Yes. Obama is addressing it now.

gangan19
gangan19
9 years ago

lol, kinda forgot about that guy completely

gangan19
gangan19
9 years ago

holy smokes I just went on yahoo.com home page, it said the military killed him! 0_0


Last edited by gangan19 on 5/1/2011 10:46:34 PM

BikerSaint
BikerSaint
9 years ago

U.S. Special Ops Fatality > bin laden

BikerSaint
BikerSaint
9 years ago

Paybacks for killing 3 of my close buddies who were in the World Trade Center, and my 343 Firefighting brothers who responded.

Bin Laden was apparently killed in a "human operation" that was based on actionable intelligence in a mansion outside of Islamabad, Pakistan.

He was killed in a highly secure compound, built in 2005, that was a virtual fortress of 15-foot-high walls and barbed wire.

The entire operation lasted only 40 minutes and was conducted by an elite team of US Navy SEALS, CIA officers, and other special military commandos.

An eye for an eye, terrorist biatches

"God bless our Spec Ops"


Last edited by BikerSaint on 5/2/2011 12:49:33 AM

Fane1024
Fane1024
9 years ago

Wait, I thought all U.S. Navy SEALs missions were limited to a 10 minute window.

; D


Last edited by Fane1024 on 5/2/2011 3:08:49 AM

Underdog15
Underdog15
9 years ago

If it was like CoD, Osama's men would have had god-like aim from 2 miles away while running for cover and pulling the triggers with their toes.

Good thing real life isn't a "realistic war experience".

Clamedeus
Clamedeus
9 years ago

Osama Bin Laden wasn't wearing Juggernaut. 😉

GuyverLT
GuyverLT
9 years ago

All I ever really do online is buy sh!t & I'll play off-line co-op with a homie if the particular game has it but other than that it didn't really affect me at all.

Killa Tequilla
Killa Tequilla
9 years ago

I will say this – the only reason my Ps3 is on right now is because Im checking PSX 🙂

I haven't played my Ps3 at all but I have been at the gym regularly 🙂
Time to get fresh air & smell mother earth

Kiryu
Kiryu
9 years ago

I downloaded the Infamous 2 beta as soon as i got the code and i was happy that psn went down cause sucker punch extended the beta and i started doing some really good missions so when the beta is online i can upload these missions and play other missions.
But i wanted to play GT5 Multiplayer also so missed the psn.

Never had an xbox so…


Last edited by Kiryu on 5/1/2011 10:25:49 PM

Killa Tequilla
Killa Tequilla
9 years ago

I did back in like 07 but it ownd my time & money, it RRoD. My money went down the drain. Later bought a Ps3 & was the best investment in my life.

gangan19
gangan19
9 years ago

I have been playing single player games, White Knight Chronicles And I just started Final Fantasy 13…

No harm done to my financials as of yet.

No harm done to personal data as of yet also.

Also been playing fighting games to take a break from the rpgs, super street fight 4, marvel vs. capcom 3 which was ruined to an extent in my opinion, and tekken 6.

no money for Mortal Kombat yet, or maybe wait till it gets cheapy

johnld
johnld
9 years ago

man, syncing all the trophies i earned from crysis 2 and socom 4 is gonna be a pain. i remember syncing few trophies before and it kept failing. get vanquish man, 17 at toys r us. i think i'm gonna borrow portal 2 tomorrow, from gamestop…

gangan19
gangan19
9 years ago

I'll get vanquish when i get a ride to toys r us

DazeOfWar
DazeOfWar
9 years ago

@johnld: Thanks for the tip on Vanquish for $17 at Toys. I've been wanting to get the game but felt like I should just wait because how fast it had been dropping in price at places. Now to go pick it up.

BikerSaint
BikerSaint
9 years ago

I have complete trust that Sony has been tirelessly working to lock down all our info, so that it's now going to be more tighter than a virgin stripper.

rogers71
rogers71
9 years ago

That is kind of an oxymoron I would think….."Virgin Stripper".

BikerSaint
BikerSaint
9 years ago

rogers71,

Well, I hope there's some, or I've just spent the last 45 years looking for nothing.

Mog
Mog
9 years ago

There was actually an example of an oxymoron in my English text book that said "Microsoft works"

I'm seriously not lying.

Don't mean to sound anti-Microsoft or anything.

Underdog15
Underdog15
9 years ago

Only if you assume all stripers have had sex is it an oxymoron. It might be rare, but it certainly isn't impossible.

No a virgin prostitute… that'd be an oxymoron.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
9 years ago

Ya know, I hardly need the thing but I did start to miss it just cuz I like to see who is online, send messages, and just "feel" hooked up. That's probably bad, but I guess I just get annoyed when I'm not plugged in but that doesn't entitle me to stuff.

My credit info is safe like they said and this hasn't shaken my trust in Sony at all.

Ya know what? SH&T HAPPENS. It just does, people need to get over themselves.

johnld
johnld
9 years ago

i was pretty bored when the psn went down. my tv isnt connected to anything but my ps3. so when psn went down, no netflix for me. it wont connect no matter what i did. bought myself a $20 dvd player to watch all my dvds. i dont like playing dvds on ps3 since i want to limit disc drive to a minimum. now its gonna take a while to update my trophies with these offline trophies i got.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
9 years ago

I had a couple issues with netflix, but it works 80% of the time at least.

johnld
johnld
9 years ago

i'd still gladly play/buy on playstation network. that outage was due to an outside party. i dont hold sony at fault at all. i read all over other sites i keep reading people blaming sony for it because "they left the key on the door and let the hackers walk in." right, sony did have security in their network. people make it sound like your info was just a word file in their hard drive.