Hey, so…the PlayStation Store is back.

While the content Sony promised as part of their "Welcome Back" package isn't up yet (it's "currently in the final stages of testing"), the Store has a been updated with a ton of other stuff.

Furthermore, as they said before, there will be another update this week – tomorrow – to throw even more content in our direction; this is an effort to catch up after the PSN was hacked back in April. We've already got a couple full games, a horde of DLC (including items for SOCOM 4: U.S. Navy SEALs , Killzone 3 , and MotorStorm: Apocalypse ), themes and avatars, a new Qore episode, downloadable titles like Alien Crush , Wizardry: Labyrinth of Lost Souls , and Under Siege , and demos such as LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean , Red Faction: Armageddon , and The Fight: Lights Out . Catch the full updated list at the PlayStation Blog .

As you might expect, the Store's downtime put us all a little behind. We'll try to deliver some reviews of downloadable games soon. But FYI, first up is Alice: Madness Returns (tonight), and DiRT 3 .

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TheHighlander
TheHighlander
9 years ago

The Store is being *SLAMMED* right now as well. It came up sometime last night, but traffic was so heavy that it had trouble keeping up with demand and errors were common. This is one of those times when everyone will need to exercise some patience.

Zorigo
Zorigo
9 years ago

I'll just play some more gt5 and wait it out then, for a couple of days, i hate joining in when so many people are on that the experience is crap

Clamedeus
Clamedeus
9 years ago

Indeed Highlander, I kept getting errors as well but if you kept trying you could get in. I'm sure you know that though. lol

I'm glad it's back though WOO!

Zorigo
Zorigo
9 years ago

FYI: i tried it earlier, completely ignoring what i said earlier and it was a fine experience, even downloaded no problem and quickly. Any other brits have no problem?

and how do i get my free games?


Last edited by Zorigo on 6/2/2011 3:39:11 PM

MyWorstNightmar
MyWorstNightmar
9 years ago

Zorigo, didn't you read the article? Free games are not available yet.

ZettaiSeigi
ZettaiSeigi
9 years ago

It sure will test your patience, but is very much worth it. I was able to grab the Infamous 2 beta, last month's edition of Qore, the most recent Pulse video, a tons of other game videos. I would be getting the Assassins Creed II DLCs once I get my PSN card.

Just be patient and understand that millions of users are trying to access the Store right no. It'll be worth it!

Miggy
Miggy
9 years ago

Im glad its back. It took a few minutes for me to actually download anything because of a few errors I was getting but I expected that. Its working great now. I downloaded the inFamous 2 & Red Faction Armageddon demos. Im looking forward to playing them after my finals.

kevinater321
kevinater321
9 years ago

I got a lot of errors but i bet it's due to the heavy traffic, I bet next week everything will be back to normal.

TheCanadianGuy
TheCanadianGuy
9 years ago

i think i speak for all of us when i say. finally!!

MyWorstNightmar
MyWorstNightmar
9 years ago

I think I speak for all of us by telling you, don't presume you speak for all of us.

TheCanadianGuy
TheCanadianGuy
9 years ago

dude.. chill out seriously

MyWorstNightmar
MyWorstNightmar
9 years ago

Based on your reply, I think you need to take your own advice. The sarcasm was supposed to jump off the page. I suppose through your Canadian eyes, it did not.

Underdog15
Underdog15
9 years ago

Nightmare, you're an ass for using nationality as an excuse to insult.

Put in your /sarc/ tags if you don't want to be misunderstood. I assure you CanadianGuy is not the one that's coming across as a loser right now.


Last edited by Underdog15 on 6/3/2011 3:29:44 PM

TheCanadianGuy
TheCanadianGuy
9 years ago

thanks underdog. i wasn't even gonna make another reply (i don't wanna give him the satisfaction) & you shouldn't ether! he clearly has nothing better to do.

Temjin001
Temjin001
9 years ago

I spotted it last night by chance. I went ahead and snagged the infamous 2 demo quickly before the horde of rabid fans clog up the servers and slow any sizable download.

Anyway, it's an awesome meaty demo!
I dont thnk I like the new shake cam while running, but other than that I'm uber excited for it next week.

jimmyhandsome
jimmyhandsome
9 years ago

I tried to download it this morning and all I got were error codes.

I was able to download the Motorstorm demo though.

Looks like it'll probably take a little bit of time for me to download the things I want to.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
9 years ago

I think I'm just gonna pass on the demo since the game is coming so soon.

Clamedeus
Clamedeus
9 years ago

The demo was awesome in my opinion, I got to use my favorite skill that you get (If you call it a skill? O.o) The Ion Vortex is so damn sweet!

nath08
nath08
9 years ago

well would you look at that. PS store goes back on today and MY PSN goes down today -_- I dont even know whats wrong with it!

Claire C
Claire C
9 years ago

Downloading FFVIII & IX as we speak. =^.^=

Ignitus
Ignitus
9 years ago

About time! Very happy to find out the PSN is back to normal. Looking forward to the new demos.

Agent_47
Agent_47
9 years ago

Glad the store is finally back up though the traffic is very
heavy at the moment and I keep getting log out of the store.
Very tempted to download that infamous2 demo but I'll just
wait it out till Tuesday. I got the hero's editon already paid
for!!

godsman
godsman
9 years ago

The online play and PS Store is all i care about PSN. To me, PSN is already 100% repaired.

Oxvial
Oxvial
9 years ago

InFamous 2 I donwloaded dat one ASAP!

Very awesome game, my main problem with the close combat was fixed 🙂

tramp
tramp
9 years ago

SO MUCH CONTENT! im giddy ha

SvenMD
SvenMD
9 years ago

It makes me happy to have the store back up.

Now I just have to get that Welcome Back copy of LBP!!! So excited for that one!

Anonymous
Anonymous
9 years ago

I was able to grab the free Episode of Sam & Max (free trophies are always a good thing) today. I can wait until Monday for anything else. I don't need the inFamous 2 demo since I've already bought the game. I do want the Duke Nukem demo, just for kicks.

CrusaderForever
CrusaderForever
9 years ago

I agree with you about inFAMOUS 2! I don't need the demo either because I purchase the game! No brainer IMHO! 🙂

Vivi_Gamer
Vivi_Gamer
9 years ago

Finally, after nearly a month I can use my 3 Dissidia vouchers! i see Final Fantasy VI is up on the european store…. oh so tempted!

Vivi_Gamer
Vivi_Gamer
9 years ago

…Yep, I gave in.

DjEezzy
DjEezzy
9 years ago

Hope the Crysis 2 DLC is on there…

CrusaderForever
CrusaderForever
9 years ago

Thank you Sony for persevering through this unexpected and blatant attack. You da company! That is a very impressive list of updates to the store! WOW! Things will get better after some time goes by. I cannot imagine the amount of traffic that the store is navigating right now. Boggles the mind! Cannot wait for Escalation to be released tomorrow! I have to plat Splatterhouse today, on 2 more survival arenas to go! Wickerman you are next and you are going down! Thanks Sony!

FM23
FM23
9 years ago

FINALLY!

cLoudou
cLoudou
9 years ago

The Rock has come back?

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
9 years ago

L.A. Noire DLC, freakin finally. I hope they don't get hacked to pieces again in this delicate stage. Might as well wait on inFamous 2, just a leetle bit longer.


Last edited by WorldEndsWithMe on 6/2/2011 2:46:43 PM

TheHighlander
TheHighlander
9 years ago

I think that if they can weather the next month or two without any major outage, they should be OK. The next couple of months (perhaps a little longer) they will be under close scrutiny, and sustained attack by ticked off hackers. But eventually the majority of the hackers will get bored and move on to something else. Sony really has to make hacking their system and disrupting it sufficiently difficult that the hackers get bored trying.

There are two things that they need to ensure for future operation. First of all, customer and CC data needs to be encrypted and behind additional protection. CC data needs to be *very* strongly encrypted and on separate systems. The second thing is that they cannot allow a breach severe enough to knock out all of PSN again. It's a network, security is always an issue, denial of service attacks of one sort or another will continue forever. But Sony really has to be able to detect and terminate intrusions into the network before they reach sensitive data.

As long as that is the case, then I think they will be fine. People are slowly coming to terms with the lack of security perfection.

Sony could help things along by adding Paypal as a payment option too.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
9 years ago

They need some kind of compartmentalization.

main_event05
main_event05
9 years ago

I can't download anything. I keep getting a message saying "Content cannot be accessed by this account" or something like that. Any advice?

MyWorstNightmar
MyWorstNightmar
9 years ago

Yeah. Wait.

Teddie9
Teddie9
9 years ago

Oh I hope Alice is pretty good :^)

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
9 years ago

im worried

Danny007
Danny007
9 years ago

I just got done downloading a crap load of content and redeemed a buttload of codes. So happy its back.

Sancho
Sancho
9 years ago

I got on last night probably right after it went up. I saw a thing on Joystiq saying it was up and the article had been posted 10 minutes prior to my viewing it. I downloaded a ton of stuff, but skipped on the Infamous 2 demo since I'll be getting that on Tuesday. So glad its back though. XD

dork02840
dork02840
9 years ago

does anyone know if outland is available for the PSN store? been looking for it!

Fane1024
Fane1024
9 years ago

There's a video, so it's either in-store or coming.

BikerSaint
BikerSaint
9 years ago

Since I got my new PS3 during the outage, I just went into my history & D/L'ed again 20 games & add-on's I already had, so I'll wait a bit till they're all installed to check out all the new & improved stuff that's now in the store.

Now if I only could a cheap way to retrieve the 50+ games on my newly-broken 640GB HD, that one our US postal f*ck-up's also destroyed when they murdered my Phat Princess by smashing it while it was in transit to get a new Silver5 thermal pasting at Gophermods.
*************************************

Hey Highlander,

Is there any way I can still cheaply retrieve that HD's data once again, even though my computer won't recognize it???
(BTW, I had a Staples computer tech test my HD on one of theirs, but he said that I'd have to take it to somebody who specializes in HD data retrievals, & that it would be well over a $1000 to do it).

Man oh man, I surly hope that isn't true.


Last edited by BikerSaint on 6/2/2011 8:41:13 PM

Phoelix
Phoelix
9 years ago

put it in the freezer (in a ziploc bag) overnight. Sometimes the parts will work for a short time after being shrunk by the cold temperature.

Generally, though, once you've got a major mechanical failure in a hard drive, it's toast.

ZettaiSeigi
ZettaiSeigi
9 years ago

It appears that Sony had the common sense and decency to honor the PSN codes that were supposed to expire during the downtime of the Store.

I got a copy of ModNation Racers that included a voucher to get Sackboy and his mod but it was going to expire on May 25, 2011. While I was hoping that the code would work, I also thought of the possibility that it would not. Good job Sony for having the foresight to adjust the expiration dates!

Oyashiro
Oyashiro
9 years ago

Welcome back old friend.

BikerSaint
BikerSaint
9 years ago

Welcome back old, and newly improved, friend!