Trouble Thinking

April 25, 2011

Playstation Network Down for 5th Day Straight: That’s Weird.

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , , — Durandal @ 5:38 pm

So, the Playstation Network died recently and still isn’t back. Hell, a spokesperson announced today that they have no fucking clue when it’ll be back up.

I know you are waiting for additional information on when PlayStation Network and Qriocity services will be online. Unfortunately, I don’t have an update or timeframe to share at this point in time.

As we previously noted, this is a time intensive process and we’re working to get them back online quickly. We’ll keep you updated with information as it becomes available. We once again thank you for your patience.

It’s an event that makes it clear that modern gaming depends on an active internet connection in a big way even if not everyone is playing online. Sony really shit the bed on this one. They’ve cut off a large portion of the usefulness of their device without a real explanation as to why (“defense from intrusion” is about what we’ve got), or when things are going to be resolved. There’s no sense of a real person explaining what’s up and why we should all calm down, just a monolithic corporate edifice telling us that probably no one got their credit card info stolen.

It’s funny, I don’t really think about my console as being an internet-connected device, but I mean tonight I’m planning on trying out my last 20 minutes of time with the excellent new Section 8: Prejudice demo, which is an online-focused game that I downloaded from XBLA. Man, I bet people with PS3s are super mad.

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