Friday, April 22, 2011

S is for Sony's PS3

It was a great week to be a PS3 gamer. On Tuesday a PS3 exclusive, SOCOM 4, was released. Also on Tuesday there was Portal 2 and Mortal Kombat. Even though Portal and MK aren't exclusives, the PS3 versions had some very awesome  features. Portal 2 for the PS3 came with the ability to link your Steam account to your PSN account, so you could play on a PC. Mortal Kombat had an exclusive character, Kratos, from the God of War series. The Xbox 360 versions of these games had no special features. Yay! for Sony, right?

Well, as every gamer knows, the PSN is down and might be until tomorrow. Sony isn't saying what is causing the outage. Speculation on everything from hackers to integrating Steam is being mentioned as a reason. Hackers have been busy with the PSN lately. Earlier  this month, Anonymous  interrupted the PSN. I've been having problems trying to connect for weeks.  Every time, I would have to attempt to sign in at least twice before it would work.

It sucks that this is happening right now. I can't connect my PSN account to Steam. Players who don't have someone in "real life" to play with can't use the Portal 2 co-op mode. This means no online gaming with MK or SOCOM. Yes, the PSN should be back up in a few days, but with all the awesome releases this week, gamers are rightfully frustrated. We just don't know who to be frustrated with right now. I hope Sony gives us more information soon as to why this happened.


It's now Sunday the 24th.  The PSN is still down and Sony isn't giving a  definite time frame for its return. All we can do is check the PlayStation Blog  for updates.


  1. Sorry for the frustration. I hope Sony comes clean soon.

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  2. I feel so old.. my PS3 is just sitting there because all of my games for it are not age appropriate for my son. lol! :)

  3. Sorry this is happening to gamers but good reporting it!

  4. I used to play games every single day of the week. Now, with my efforts redirected toward my writing career, I'm lucky to get in an hour or two of play a week. Still, gaming is quite fun, and I'm sorry to hear you've been having problems with the PSN as of late. Hopefully this gets cleared up soon.

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  5. gaming sounds like a lot of fun. its too bad i have so much writing to do. :)
    Great meeting you through the A-Z!