Our poll two weeks ago found that the vast majority of Sony followers were willing to stick with the PlayStation Network, despite the recent downtime.

But what do those results matter if we have a readership that doesn't really utilize the Network's services all that often? Hence, the second poll: and as it turns out, the majority of gamers are on the Network at least 3 hours per week, and more than 1/3 say they spend over 15 hours – i.e., the brunt of their entertainment week – on the PSN. Therefore, it really does seem as if the fans stuck by Sony through all of this, and the traffic spike after the Network returned in the past 24 hours is even more proof of their loyalty. Of course, one could make the argument that because it's free, it's easy to stick around. Yeah, well, consumers were plenty ticked off but it seems cooler heads prevailed.

This week, it's back to full-on gaming, and just in time, too. One of the most anticipated titles of the year lands on Tuesday: Rockstar's L.A. Noire . We can't wait to get started; how about you? Have you been anxiously awaiting it's arrival? Are you on the fence? Waiting for reviews? Just don't care at all? Let us know.

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TheCanadianGuy
TheCanadianGuy
9 years ago

Couldn't Be More Pumped My No1 Most Wanted Title Of 2011!

Pandacastro
Pandacastro
9 years ago

Why do all the words in your comments have cap letters? It makes it hard to read.

TheCanadianGuy
TheCanadianGuy
9 years ago

oh well i usually use cap first letter i thought it made it clearer. but if this is better i'll keep it this way thanks for telling me

bigrailer19
bigrailer19
9 years ago

Never bothered me that people typed like that. I guess it could be distracting but it's all good!

Fane1024
Fane1024
9 years ago

FWIW I find it tougher to read comments which don't follow grammatical standards, so I tend to gloss over them. If you want to be heard, it might be best to avoid capitalizing every word.

I wanted to mention it earlier, but you've been a welcome addition and I didn't want to be dickish.

LazyVigilante
LazyVigilante
9 years ago

I used to type like that.Now I've changed it….anyway it's great that u actually responded to a suggestion and were willing to change ur style.it's cool man 🙂

TheCanadianGuy
TheCanadianGuy
9 years ago

haha its all good

bearbobby
bearbobby
9 years ago

That's just how they talk in Canada, eh?

TheCanadianGuy
TheCanadianGuy
9 years ago

hahahaha eh! no not the way we talk that was just my own little quirk. we canadians don't really have time to talk to busy playing hockey & drinking maple syrup eh!

booze925
booze925
9 years ago

cant get it on day 1 because of numerous factors, but i am most definitely getting it

LittleBigMidget
LittleBigMidget
9 years ago

And PSN is down…AGAIN. Great. Just freakin' great..

Oyashiro
Oyashiro
9 years ago

Its running great for me.

Most likely just a hiccup from the overflow of traffic in your area.


Last edited by Oyashiro on 5/15/2011 10:23:10 PM

kraygen
kraygen
9 years ago

Yeah, since I was able to sign back in I've had no problems what so ever.

TheHighlander
TheHighlander
9 years ago

Their systems are having trouble settling to the amount of traffic. It will get better as they tune things and traffic stabilizes.

bigrailer19
bigrailer19
9 years ago

Man that was dramatic. It'll be ok, Im not having any issues and it seems others are not either so, keep trying you'll get on.

BikerSaint
BikerSaint
9 years ago

LBM,
This in from the PS blog….

Update on Service Restoration Rollout

Posted by Patrick Seybold // Sr. Director, Corporate Communications & Social Media

We’re currently experiencing an extremely heavy load of password resets, and so we recently had to turn off services for approximately 30 minutes to clear the queue.

As such, a large number of people are attempting to change their passwords at the same time, it’s taking longer than expected for all those emails to clear all of the ISPs.

If you’ve requested your password reset, please give it a bit of time to reach your email. Thanks for your patience as we work to get everyone back online.

Underdog15
Underdog15
9 years ago

I was able to change my password right on the PS3. Anyone else able to do that?

BikerSaint
BikerSaint
9 years ago

I actually changed my PSN password right from Killzone 3's own stats site… now how cool is that?

TheHighlander
TheHighlander
9 years ago

@Underdog,

Yep. It seems that in most cases as long as you've activated the PS3 on your PSN account and downloaded something from the Store at some point on that system, you can. It doesn't have to be the very first PS3 you ever used.

Fane1024
Fane1024
9 years ago

I was able to change my main (Can) account's password via PS3, but had to use the e-mail method for my alternate (UK) account, for no reason that I can see. I created both accounts on the same system, in both cases before it YLOD'd and was sent for repair.


Last edited by Fane1024 on 5/16/2011 8:25:05 PM

jimmyhandsome
jimmyhandsome
9 years ago

I vote: "I just signed up for Gamefly and its next in my queue".

Culoslap
Culoslap
9 years ago

L.A. Noire is a day one buy for me. Should keep me satiated until InFamous 2 comes around.

Victor321
Victor321
9 years ago

I'm getting it during the summer, due to factors such as other games I'm getting that are higher priority, and studies in preparation for university 🙂

Alienange
Alienange
9 years ago

I still don't understand what you mean by PSN hours. You talking hours playing online? I certainly hope people don't take 3 hours a week trying to figure out how to download a demo.

ZettaiSeigi
ZettaiSeigi
9 years ago

They're probably asking about the number of hours you spent playing online games (on the PSN). At least that's what I thought.

bigrailer19
bigrailer19
9 years ago

I think they meant how often you use the PSN; playing games, using it for netflix, vudu, hulu plus, visiting the store. That's what I got from it anyways, not just how often you play games.

Beamboom
Beamboom
9 years ago

I found that particular vote confusing on many levels but really, it's just a vote. 🙂

Ben Dutka PSXE
Ben Dutka PSXE
9 years ago

I clarified it last week when the poll went up. I don't think I need to clarify it again.

DazeOfWar
DazeOfWar
9 years ago

I was going to get it D1 but I'll need to wait now since I'm going on vacation next month and the extra game money I have is going towards the Hero Edition of inFamous 2.

kraygen
kraygen
9 years ago

I'm waiting for the review, it's a new IP, new game mechanics, I just have doubts.

I'm hoping for a solid 9.2 average review score, but I just have a feeling that people are going to be surprised and it's going to fall flat and end up with an average 8.

Not that 8 is bad, but I have money set aside for Infamous 2 and White Knight 2, so anything else will have to prove itself first.

Beamboom
Beamboom
9 years ago

I'm with you on this one. I've been disappointed by over-hyped new IPs too many times to not have learnt from it. I *expect* the game to be good, but will indeed wait for the reviews.

It's a multiplat though, so chances are good that I'll be good 😉 <evil grin>

Qubex
Qubex
9 years ago

Yhea, I am also waiting for Ben's review… then I will decide.

I hope it is good. Really lucky that my company gets us birthday vouchers, and I got "HMV" vouchers to spend on L.A. Noire. How lucky is that? I can get it without having to pay a thing?

Q!

"play.experience.enjoy"

FM23
FM23
9 years ago

Bet if this was a PS3 exclusive, that poll would be looking a little different…lol Hope it's good because I don't want another SHIFT 2 moment…$60 down the drain.

FxTales
FxTales
9 years ago

There will be a little bit of a delay before I can finally get down to playing L.A Noire because of assignments and what not but as soon as I fly back home it's on.

Lord carlos
Lord carlos
9 years ago

Getting La noire day1

tes37
tes37
9 years ago

I have L.A. Noire pre-ordered. I'm sure I'll be up late Tuesday night playing it. I need to finish Portal 2 and Tron before then, if I don't, they'll be put on hold.

CrusaderForever
CrusaderForever
9 years ago

Yes, I am highly anticipating probably 2011's 2nd most wanted game! I am getting it D1P for $40.98 with .99 release day delivery from Amazon with $15.00 credit! Cannot beat this great deal!
I will be putting the $15.00 credit towards iNFAMOUS 2!!


Last edited by CrusaderForever on 5/15/2011 11:30:51 PM

bebestorm
bebestorm
9 years ago

I've been waiting for Noire for a very long time. I plan to take my time with it because I'll also be playing the Witcher 2. They will keep me busy until Catherine arrives in July.

BikerSaint
BikerSaint
9 years ago

I want this day 1, but sadly I've got to find a way to get another PS3.

"Will work for PS3"….OK, who needs their windshields washed???


Last edited by BikerSaint on 5/15/2011 11:36:27 PM

TheHighlander
TheHighlander
9 years ago

Dude, if you were near enough, I'd find a way with a couple of cars and a decent tip too…

Qubex
Qubex
9 years ago

Lol!!!

Q!

"play.experience.enjoy"

Qubex
Qubex
9 years ago

Also, interesting tit but from Game Industry website:-

http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2011-05-16-psn-restart-faces-legal-block-in-japan

Q!

"play.experience.enjoy"

BikerSaint
BikerSaint
9 years ago

Highlander,

Anyway, it's the thought that counts!

So, "Thanks"

PAKINIPS
PAKINIPS
9 years ago

Have you looked at referral sites?
I can vouch for freebiejeebies because I got the iPhone I'm using free from them.
Might be worth a look

Clamedeus
Clamedeus
9 years ago

@PAKINIPS

Is there one for the US?

TheHighlander
TheHighlander
9 years ago

Biker, at least I would have got to meet the demon dog….or would I?

PAKINIPS
PAKINIPS
9 years ago

@clamedeus
That one is available in the US
There may be one exclusive to US thats better suited though.

Clamedeus
Clamedeus
9 years ago

@PAKINIPS

Ah, thanks. How do you get items off of it though? I need 11 referrals do you just need people to sign up with the link in the 'Refer friends' tab and once they sign up you get 1/11? Is that how it works?

BikerSaint
BikerSaint
9 years ago

PAKINIPS,
Thanks, but referral just sites aren't for me.

Highlander,

Then Demon Dog would only be a "virtual" menace to your well-being.

But just for you, I'd tie his virtual choke collar to a 5' virtual tow chain that's attached to a 1-ton virtual block.

PAKINIPS
PAKINIPS
9 years ago

@clamedeus
They need to complete an offer as well.
I think there's a gamefly free trial for people in the states so if you get 11 of your mates to try that through your link then your sorted.