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Sony Online Entertainment Bringing Your Games Back

Along with the return of the Network, there are other reasons to be happy this weekend.

Sony Online Entertainment LLC (SOE) has announced the restoration of its game services. It will be a phased restoration - as is the case with the Network - and this will include "nearly all of SOE's portfolio of online games, the reinstatement of SOE's game forums and websites, and added functionality to require players to reset their passwords." SOE has made enhancements to overall data security, "including updating and adding advanced security technologies, additional software monitoring, performing new penetration and vulnerability testing, and increased levels of encryption." Said Sony boss Kaz Hirai:

"We are committed to delivering secure and entertaining games for players of all ages and thank each of our players for their patience and support during this difficult time."

SOE will offer a "Welcome Back" package that includes special game content and services for all members. Players will also receive an extra 30 days of game time "plus one day for each day SOE's services were down." Find more information at SOE's official site. So...welcome back!

Tags: psn, psn outage, playstation network, sony online entertainment

5/14/2011 9:34:53 PM Ben Dutka

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Comments (21 posts)

hadouken
Saturday, May 14, 2011 @ 9:46:33 PM
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Good to see it back!

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OPHIDIAN
Saturday, May 14, 2011 @ 9:46:57 PM
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Finally! Great news.

Shut all those xbox MFs up once and for all.

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PAKINIPS
Saturday, May 14, 2011 @ 9:55:06 PM
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Can I get a Hell Yeah?

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OPHIDIAN
Saturday, May 14, 2011 @ 10:08:37 PM

No.





lol Hell yeah!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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BikerSaint
Saturday, May 14, 2011 @ 10:18:14 PM
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"OH HELL YEAH"

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blakkternalx520
Sunday, May 15, 2011 @ 12:17:46 AM
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I feel whole again.

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kraygen
Sunday, May 15, 2011 @ 12:37:33 AM
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By the end of the year it's likely most people won't remember any of this, a few hardcore ps3 fans, a few xbots, other than that people will only think about it if someone says, "Hey remember when..."

Glad to see Sony moving back into our lives.

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BikerSaint
Sunday, May 15, 2011 @ 12:44:36 AM

Yeah, when I'm a 103, I'll be that guy!

I'll be telling my great-great grand-kids once upon a time there was the famous PSN Black-Out way back.

But, I'll also be telling them that it all was due to some self-absorbed f*cking piss-ant hackers
(although I'll use a kinder-gentler tone with them so I can go on keeping my visitation rights, LOL)

Last edited by BikerSaint on 5/15/2011 12:49:42 AM

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faraga
Sunday, May 15, 2011 @ 1:58:55 AM
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Hell yeah! My PS3 is updating right now.

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___________
Sunday, May 15, 2011 @ 3:31:43 AM
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FINALLY!
now i can get my friend off my back asking me every 12 seconds is DC universe back?
my lord, i was ready to get my katana out!

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0_o
Sunday, May 15, 2011 @ 6:21:18 AM
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WOOHOOO!

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tlpn99
Sunday, May 15, 2011 @ 8:14:35 AM
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Uploaded now back to the site under maintenance message again lol :)

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solyd
Sunday, May 15, 2011 @ 8:25:38 AM
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seems usa is first prority for mass restoration? wonder why that is? maybe coz usa have largest support for xbox worldwide?? would make sense business wise to passify usa first? in the mean time myself and others from the uk will just wait some more...during the outage i completed the other half of crysis 2 for trophies and then my ps3 got the Ylod, so got a new ps3 2 days later but realise all those recent trophies from old ps3 wont be transferable to new ps3 as they were attained whilst network was down!!! so im wondering can i swap hard drives? would that work and is it easy to swap my new 40gig hard drive for my old 60gig hard drive. any tips??

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BikerSaint
Sunday, May 15, 2011 @ 9:43:53 AM

Solyd,
You'd have to transfer your stuff off of your hard drive & then back onto any new HD once it's been all set up, or you'll lose everything because your PS3 will reformat any new HD you put in it. You can use either an external HD, or a flash drive for the transfer if you've got enough GB's on it.
But make sure everything stays in a Fat32 format.

As far as doing the HD swap-out & any instructions that you'll need doing it, it's easy, We have all the directions on how to do it right here on our own forum.

Just click on this link to it.......

http://www.psxextremeforums.com/playstation-3/10237-official-ps3-hdd-upgrade-thread.html

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solyd
Sunday, May 15, 2011 @ 9:19:25 AM
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actually just heard ps3 servers are based in us hence why us is back on first. no i didnt realise that, i just switch on and play!

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solyd
Sunday, May 15, 2011 @ 9:19:44 AM
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hd switch sorted

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dirdiggler
Sunday, May 15, 2011 @ 10:43:27 AM
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what if you don't remember your password? lol

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OPHIDIAN
Sunday, May 15, 2011 @ 2:46:57 PM

Click 'forgot password.'

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YashaZz
Monday, May 16, 2011 @ 2:56:06 AM
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Thank you Sony, for bring us our online fun back.

<3

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solyd
Monday, May 16, 2011 @ 6:19:12 AM
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@bikersaint: Thanks for the advice there, appreciated.

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solyd
Monday, May 16, 2011 @ 6:22:47 AM
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i wonder why im able to recieve other emails just not the crucial one from sony. lost in the swarm i expect?

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