PSN Debacle Gone But Not Forgotten
It's in the past but unfortunately, nobody is going to forget what happened.
Last year, an attack on the PlayStation Network rattled the gaming world. Ever since then, despite the vast majority of PSN users returning after the service was back up and running, any small problem is perceived as another possible attack.
Take today, for instance. The Network was down this morning, as some users reported being unable to sign in. A few others said they were prompted to change their passwords, and the account management option was unavailable. Considering the sensitive information contained in our accounts, people were understandably a little nervous about the whole situation, especially after what happened last April.
Sony responded by saying they were working on the issue, which now appears to be resolved. I - and everyone I know around here - see no problems with the PSN. However, all this only reminds us once again that no matter how much distance we put between ourselves and that attack, everyone will always be a little jumpy. Well, maybe if ten years go by or something...but until then, the instant the PSN is down (and it isn't scheduled maintenance), you're always going to see some quick, anxious reactions. It's understandable but still a little depressing.
6/14/2012 10:28:43 AM Ben Dutka