May 1st, 2011, 08:20 AM #51
I thought the first map pack went live on both systems at the same time?
Originally Posted by Fisch
Well just checked out Engadget and from the press conference from Sony.
Sony's Kaz Hirai addresses PlayStation Network hack, we're liveblogging -- Engadget
Here's some tidbits that might be useful.
2:14 JST: There will be an additional sign-on security measure of some sort, but Sony's also asking customers to be vigilant and check their credit card statements. Sounds like they're worried about fraud after all. They're asking customers to change all their passwords too, and change all passwords used on other websites that happen to be the same as the PSN ones.
2:17 JST: Sony says it will "consider" paying for new credit cards if they have to be re-issued to affected customers.
2:18 JST: Yep, 30 day free PS Plus membership, 30 days of free service for Qriocity and Music Unlimited customers and a free gift of some software. Nice gesture.
2:19 JST: We missed a bit there, but it sounds like they're planning to restore full network functionality within the month. Considering it's May 1st, that could be quite a wait.
2:36 JST: Q: Was this hack exploiting a known vulnerability, or a new one? A: The one at this time was a known vulnerability, but SNEI management was not aware of it. We're creating an information security officer to improve that. (Sony declined to discuss details of the exploit... it sounds like protections against it aren't in place yet.)
3:38 JST: Sony is presently looking into structured ways to refund customers who wish to cancel their service, but don't presently have such a mechanism in place.
Love them or hate them I believe Sony's handle on this situation is much better than other corporations.
May 5th, 2011, 04:16 PM #52
...would be nice for an update. Sony is losing a lot of customers every day. So since they are rebuilding the PSN, does that mean every little bit of our online data will be erased? I've spent a lot of money on PSN since the end of 2006. Also, I'll be pissed if our NHL 11 EASHL player data was wiped out...but I just want to play already. It's been over 2 weeks, come on Sony.
May 5th, 2011, 05:16 PM #53
May 5th, 2011, 05:19 PM #54
was about to post that, hopefully the final testing is quick
May 5th, 2011, 05:32 PM #55
Lol, an hour after my post. I'm sick of hearing "We are working around the clock" ...would be nice for an actual date it's coming back on, since they said "within a week" last Tuesday, but it will probably be soon which is good.
Originally Posted by Dexter
May 9th, 2011, 05:07 AM #56
May 9th, 2011, 05:37 AM #57
"Full PSN Return" ...meaning online play could be back as soon as today, but the store and other parts of the network will be fixed by the end of the month. People forget that there is more to the network than just online gaming. I'm still pissed it's down, but I think it will be a lot better than it was before when they get it back up.
Originally Posted by DiehardKingsFan
May 9th, 2011, 06:26 AM #58
Till someone else hacks it two weeks after it comes back online and then it will be down for two months again.
Originally Posted by Palffy3314
May 9th, 2011, 07:15 AM #59
Fack, c'mon Sony!!! I need my NHL fix, lol.
Maybe I will get around to finishing Fallout 3 if the network is down all month, heh.
May 9th, 2011, 08:47 AM #60
Why doesn't XBOX launch a huge campaign to steal those upset customers over. Even offer to give them some trade in credit for their PS# machines? Even if you give a steep discount they consumer will still have to buy all new games and pay for their online service. seems to be a no brainer to me. I would imagine a lot of people would take them up on it. Not because its the smart thing to do but because they need their online fix