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PlayStation Store Won't Return Today Or Tomorrow

Unfortunately, you won't be perusing the PlayStation Store today. Or tomorrow, for that matter.

Last week, we heard unofficial reports that the Store would come back online on May 24 but as you can see, that isn't the case. As Sony Computer Entertainment America social media manager Jeff Rubenstein said at the PlayStation Blog: "Contrary to reports, the store will not be publishing today." We've also heard from European blog manager James Gallagher, who said the Store won't be opening tomorrow, either; for the time being, Sony will be doing more maintenance. The good news is that the deadline for full PSN functionality is still May 31 so hopefully, we won't have much longer to wait. As of now, most people can easily play online and other services have been successfully restored, too.

We'll be patient for now. We're pretty interested in future digital games, though, like thatgamecompany's Journey.

Tags: psn, psn outage, playstation network, playstation store

5/24/2011 4:39:22 PM Ben Dutka

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Comments (63 posts)

maxpontiac
Tuesday, May 24, 2011 @ 4:53:12 PM
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Well, this actually sucks. I was looking forward to coming home from work and browsing the PSN Store.

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gumbi
Tuesday, May 24, 2011 @ 4:58:58 PM
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Sigh... well it's been a month or so already... What's another few days?

Do what ya gotta do Sony. I still love ya.

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godsman
Tuesday, May 24, 2011 @ 8:34:24 PM

It makes a lot of difference for me. I still can't download my LA Noire DLC. I preordered LA Noire and I'm playing through it when the PSN is down. Considering there's no multiplayer and a detective game, after the first run, the game won't be as fun as when you first broke the seal. By the time I can download the DLC, the game itself is probably in the corner of the game pile.

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Claire C
Tuesday, May 24, 2011 @ 5:05:50 PM
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*cries* :_(

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LittleBigMidget
Tuesday, May 24, 2011 @ 5:07:56 PM
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*Sigh* Get your crap together Sony

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cLoudou
Tuesday, May 24, 2011 @ 5:12:26 PM

They never said it would return today, only rumors. The only thing they said is that it would be back before the end of May.

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Sogi_Otsa
Tuesday, May 24, 2011 @ 5:17:47 PM

not sony that did this, you say for them to get their crap together but they don't want to do this again. wait, just wait and hopefully no one does this again.

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thj_1980
Tuesday, May 24, 2011 @ 7:19:23 PM

Exactly, come on sony i want to get my socom stuff.

ALSO when does the resistance 3 beta start?

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FatherSun
Tuesday, May 24, 2011 @ 5:08:21 PM
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UnHappy Birthday to me. :(

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LazyVigilante
Tuesday, May 24, 2011 @ 6:16:40 PM

hmm...but isn't ur B'day on Jan 1st(1/1/1909)??..

...lol...Anyway belated Birthday wishes :)

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BikerSaint
Tuesday, May 24, 2011 @ 8:26:55 PM

"H.B." to ya!

Hope at least that you got all the other disc games you wanted.

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cLoudou
Tuesday, May 24, 2011 @ 5:10:47 PM
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Damn you Sony! Why are you taking so long to give me free games?

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Sogi_Otsa
Tuesday, May 24, 2011 @ 5:18:49 PM
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this blows. what did those hackers do this time? i want to choke one of those bastards.

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Looking Glass
Tuesday, May 24, 2011 @ 5:25:58 PM

I seriously doubt that they did anything, given the new security of the PSN. Let's keep in mind that the May 24th thing was never actually confirmed by Sony.

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___________
Wednesday, May 25, 2011 @ 4:15:59 AM

what new security?
$ony has learned jack sh*t!
one of there greek sites got hacked yesterday!
AGAIN!
looks like sony cares just as much about security as they do about all there fans outside the US!

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Looking Glass
Wednesday, May 25, 2011 @ 5:50:08 AM

Wrong again No-name.

I specifically referred to the PSN security, not that of other Sony websites.

The PSN is doing just fine.

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___________
Wednesday, May 25, 2011 @ 10:47:20 AM

so?
just because its not from PSN its ok?
come on no one can be that arrogant!
O, and are we forgetting about the password reset link?
that was PSN linked, and that fell to pieces!
$onys security is as tightly sealed as the freaking titanic!

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Looking Glass
Wednesday, May 25, 2011 @ 11:44:15 AM

Nice Try no-name.

While that website may have been linked to the PSN. It was not a part of the PSN. And nobody broke into the system that time. Sony simply discovered a pre-existing security hole and quickly moved to fix it.

And security breaches happen all the time. Hell, even the freaking Pentagon has been hacked before. It's not fair to single Sony out for this kind of thing. Hell, it wasn't even the largest breach in history. It was only the fourth largest. This is part of a larger picture that involves everyone who has an online system or systems.

While it might be true that at least some of all these various companies and organizations could have been better prepared for this kind of thing the fault ultimately lies with those who perpetrate such attacks: the hackers. And I for one refuse to be intimidated by them. I intend to keep supporting Sony for as long as I can for the purpose of, among other things like personal enjoyment, giving these self-righteous assholes the finger.

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Looking Glass
Tuesday, May 24, 2011 @ 5:23:36 PM
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This might actually work in Sony's favor. Believe it or not from what I've been able to gather the sales of PS3 units is actually going surprisingly well.

I think it's a strong possibility that word of the upcoming welcome back package might actually be helping sales of PS3 units to new, first time owners. After all, if you've never owned a PS3 console before now would actually be a pretty good time to get one. There's the recent massive security upgrade of the PSN for one but with the welcome back package a new owner is not only getting a video game console but also two free games. More if you count the PSP stuff. And of course there's all the other stuff. This is by all accounts a pretty sweet deal. But the deal is only available for 30 days after the restoration of the PS Store. So since the restoration of the store is going to take another week that actually gives more people more time to get in on the action.

As for the people who have already had one for a while, we're going to have one hell of a time come the end of the month. We're going to have several weeks of new, unreleased content to go through. And that's not even taking into account the Welcome back package. Overall it's going to be a party well worth the wait. As for me, I think I'll probably pick up that new Red Johnson adventure game.

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LazyVigilante
Tuesday, May 24, 2011 @ 6:12:07 PM

err..but aren't you supposed to have a PSN account already by the time the hacking happened, to take advantage of their welcome back program??...So I guess new PS3 owners can't avail the offer unless they had a PSN account from before the hack occurred...Right??

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Looking Glass
Tuesday, May 24, 2011 @ 6:23:09 PM

@LazyVigilante

That's a possibility. But I myself have not actually heard anything to that effect. Is there an official source that verifies that?

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Ushr
Tuesday, May 24, 2011 @ 7:59:31 PM

Im pretty sure you only get the Welcome-Back package if you already had an account before the breach, hence the Welcome BACK not welcome to Playstation , i could be wrong but what i read was you have to still have your original account and PS3

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Looking Glass
Tuesday, May 24, 2011 @ 8:33:21 PM

@Ushr

Was this actually confirmed by an official source?

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Neo
Tuesday, May 24, 2011 @ 9:06:19 PM

Yes, it's been confirmed.

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Neo
Tuesday, May 24, 2011 @ 9:09:12 PM

Here's a link:

http://blog.eu.playstation.com/2011/05/16/details-of-the-welcome-back-programme-for-scee-users-2/

and an excerpt:

For eligibility for the welcome back programme consumers must be an account holder on 20 April 2011. Specific details about these offers and eligibility requirements will be posted as the services go live. All existing PSN registrants have 30 days from when the welcome back programme goes live to redeem their content.

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Looking Glass
Wednesday, May 25, 2011 @ 5:53:51 AM

@Neo

Well, in that case it seems to be somewhat of an open question as to why the PS3 units are selling well in spite of the bad publicity for Sony. The killer software lineup maybe?

But hey, I guess there's no point in looking a gift horse in the mouth.

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Excelsior1
Tuesday, May 24, 2011 @ 5:24:37 PM
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i miss the store it and it sure does suck that this happened to psn. i don't know what else to say except they need to get it up asap and roll out the welcome back package.

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bebestorm
Tuesday, May 24, 2011 @ 5:31:27 PM
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Really not that much of a surprise. All I want is my preorder dlc for L.A. Noire.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Tuesday, May 24, 2011 @ 5:33:56 PM
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That's it, I'm selling my L.A. Noire DLC on ebay.

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TheCanadianGuy
Tuesday, May 24, 2011 @ 5:46:16 PM

i'll take it!

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WorldEndsWithMe
Tuesday, May 24, 2011 @ 5:58:06 PM

I've got the Broderick Suit and the Consul's Car Case, what'll ya gimme for em?

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TheCanadianGuy
Tuesday, May 24, 2011 @ 9:09:46 PM

anything you want!. well not ANYTHING you know what i mean..

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Fane1024
Wednesday, May 25, 2011 @ 12:17:38 AM

TCG, be aware the codes may not work in Canadian PSN / with Canadian game (if it's a different SKU).





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TheCanadianGuy
Wednesday, May 25, 2011 @ 12:34:03 AM

ha i know. its all good just messen around. i'll be getting it later on in the year . i don't buy much on psn so i don't mind buying it

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AcHiLLiA
Tuesday, May 24, 2011 @ 5:50:59 PM
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So does that mean we get until June 30th for the free 30-day trial of PS+ and the free 2 out of 5 games?

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coverton341
Tuesday, May 24, 2011 @ 5:52:36 PM
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I don't care about the welcome back package because it does absolutely nothing for me, what I do want is to be able to use my damn codes for LA Noire and to be able to enter my on-line pass for MK and to get DLC for games that has come out during this whole ordeal. I know that Sony never gave a solid date but I am getting tired of waiting to be honest.

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FM23
Tuesday, May 24, 2011 @ 7:26:10 PM

Dude I'm am with you all the way. I want to download some Fallout DLC and use my LA Noire code...dammit. And I can't access my saved download for ACBrotherhood because I deleted the DLC that keeps it active...now I can't continue where I wanted because I can't redownload. ANd this is why digital is a bad way to go.

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Naztycuts
Tuesday, May 24, 2011 @ 6:33:12 PM
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Oh well in that case hopefully Codemasters will waive the online pass for Dirt 3 temporarily I would really like to play their awesome racer online.

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FM23
Tuesday, May 24, 2011 @ 7:29:06 PM

Yes...$40 dolloars sounds nice. Not sure if the demand will increase, but I know hesitant buyers like myself won't be as hesitant anymore. I want Dirt 3, yet I have to save whatever little spare money I have just to get Infamous 2...Jesus. Cheaper games, healthy market, and less publishers b*tching.

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Fane1024
Wednesday, May 25, 2011 @ 12:27:05 AM

"at least"? I think you meant "at most".

Your many errors undermine your argument. Twice you said the opposite of what you meant to say.

Also, you aren't going to support the developers, but they're the greedy ones?

I always buy games at less than full price, but rarely used. If I did buy a used game, I'd anticipate the $10 charge and factor it into my cost-value calculation.



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thj_1980
Tuesday, May 24, 2011 @ 7:19:51 PM
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AWE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

So sad.

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FM23
Tuesday, May 24, 2011 @ 7:31:23 PM
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Man Sony is either being lazy or their system is really f'd right now. Come on man, its been forever now. Some games need DLC to continue from your saved game like ACBrotherhood and without it, I can't continue without starting over which I am not about to do. Sony, get it together please. Either way, its not a big deal...lol They just need to hurry up you know

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sirbob6
Tuesday, May 24, 2011 @ 7:33:24 PM
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Well, this is sorta depressing...
Hopefully it will be up before inFamous 2 hits.

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dkmrules
Tuesday, May 24, 2011 @ 8:34:56 PM
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Damn I want my LA Noire preorder goodies!

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dkmrules
Tuesday, May 24, 2011 @ 8:34:57 PM
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Also free psn stuff

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BikerSaint
Tuesday, May 24, 2011 @ 8:37:01 PM
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Don't worry Sony,

I still luvs ya!

You're my home team & I'll still be there waiting right along with you, no matter what!

"GO TEAM" FTF

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main_event05
Tuesday, May 24, 2011 @ 8:50:18 PM
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I heard the Japan store was skimmed or hacked or something.

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Zen_Zarab
Tuesday, May 24, 2011 @ 9:08:53 PM
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In this case, Sony should give us three games to pick from the five. :P

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main_event05
Tuesday, May 24, 2011 @ 9:51:11 PM

nah, two is just fine.

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Excelsior1
Wednesday, May 25, 2011 @ 4:10:57 AM

fane is absolutely right about sony's lack of mananging expectations during this disaster.

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Highlander
Tuesday, May 24, 2011 @ 11:55:32 PM
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Good grief, there's a bunch of people here who could stand to improve their critical reading skills. Sony never, not once, confirmed that the store would be back on the 24th. They only ever said that they expected to have everything up by the end of May.

So, for all those loading buckshot with their critical comments demanding that Sony get their crap together, or whatever, I'd suggest a quick refresher for critical reading and comprehension skills.

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Fane1024
Wednesday, May 25, 2011 @ 12:37:49 AM

Sony also didn't bother to post a denial on the Blog until today.

Like I said a while ago, they should be managing expectations instead of letting rumor and speculation determine them.

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Qubex
Wednesday, May 25, 2011 @ 1:18:14 AM

Fane1024 - they have quite a bit on their plate I would assume. Wouldn't you?

In Asia, I don't have PSN access at all... and probably will not for a few more months I would suspect.

I have received no emails from Sony at all about the outage, except for the emails sent to my PlayStation US and EU gmail accounts.

No emails for Asia from what I can tell... that I must admit is pretty poor. However they do have the network intrusion notice on the asia.playstation web site. But that is about it.

No mention about any freebees to be given away in Asia as well.

To be honest, if I only had an Asian account (thank goodness I have all three - Asia, US and UK) - then, as a customer, I would be feeling pretty let down.

I hope Sony gets PSN sorted out soon. I have a feeling come May 31st, Asia's Playstation store will not be up and running either :(

I can only imagine the untold damage this is doing to Sony in the Asia region specifically. Maybe they don't care, we are a throwback compared to the US and European regions. Even Australia and New Zealand I think have PSN back for online play, but Singapore now.

:: sigh ::

I wonder if Highlander knows more about what is going here...

Q!

"play.experience.enjoy"

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somethingrandom
Wednesday, May 25, 2011 @ 1:29:11 AM

@Highlander
I hate when people's comments suggest they skipped over reading the info so they could vent their frustration ASAP.

@Qubex
I had no idea you lived in Asia.

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Highlander
Wednesday, May 25, 2011 @ 10:22:15 AM

Qubex,

I don't have an ETA for PSN in Asia, but I would say that in all likelihood it will not take months to restore. The key thing is that the Japanese CC companies need to be reassured by Sony that the network is robust enough to restore (which I suspect it is - in so far as any network is robust enough for public service these days), and come to some agreement with Sony regarding specific liability for any fraud traced to data breaches on Sony services. That will be the sticky one because that will require lawyers and written agreements. Sony can't give any customer in Asia an ETA for PSN until they know when their regional servers for Japan can be re-introduced to service. Without those servers, they can't turn the lights on for the rest of Asia.

I have to admit though, I can't understand why they wouldn't be able to re-introduce the non-commerce elements of PSN yet, I think that is the result of governmental interference at the behest of the CC companies. In other words, online play has become a bargaining chip in the wider discussion about the financial liability issues. The CC companies know that Sony is under greater pressure if they cannot restore basic online play functionality in Asia.

Last edited by Highlander on 5/25/2011 10:24:45 AM

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Fane1024
Wednesday, May 25, 2011 @ 4:55:27 PM

@Qubex

Definitely they do, but 1) how much effort does a Blog post take? and 2) Jeff and Sid didn't seem to be doing anything at all while PSN was down.

I'm just saying Sony could be doing a better job keeping the restless hordes less restless.

p.s. I totally agree with High's original comment (gave him thumbs-up); just making a counter-point.

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somethingrandom
Wednesday, May 25, 2011 @ 1:16:20 AM
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Any reccomendations on what games to get? I already played through Infamous and LBP so ther's 3 choices left. Which are the better two?

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LegendaryWolfeh
Wednesday, May 25, 2011 @ 2:33:54 AM

I'm going to be getting Wipeout HD+Fury and Dead Nation, purely because I already have everything else :)
But choosing between stardust hd and wipeout, wipeout feels more like a 'full' game so, it'd go with that.

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BikerSaint
Wednesday, May 25, 2011 @ 2:29:03 AM
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Funny, I guess this might also have something indirectly to do with why the Killzone stats site went down in the very early hours this morning & still hasn't come back up 24 hours later.

And since all the stats are attached to the PSN, I'm guessing whatever Sony's been building is being integrated into this site too now.


BTW, I wonder what MS is up to, cause I've had 2 system updates on my 360 just this past week alone, one of them today. I hate it that MS doesn't tell us what's in any of them.

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___________
Wednesday, May 25, 2011 @ 4:28:04 AM
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god dam it i got a pile of redemption codes higher then the Eiffel tower!
only got 8 more days to download the rest of my PSP games i got from my go voucher.
if its not up in 8 days then $ony owes me a new code so i can download them!

unbelievable!
how long does it take!?
if I ALONE can rebuild the server network for one of the worlds largest chartered accountant companies in less then 4 weeks then surely one of the worlds largest electronic companies can!
seriously $ony must of hired these blokes from the same place they got there security people!
these people must have the knowledge, competence and experience of those guys too!
IE, NONE!
come on $ony stop hiring kindergarten people to do your work for you!
you have to spend money to make money, so stop being so god dam tight a$$ed!

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Highlander
Wednesday, May 25, 2011 @ 11:56:24 AM

How many million customers does your charted accountancy firm allow to access that network on a daily basis? Different system, different challenge. You know that, so why even post the red herring?

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___________
Thursday, May 26, 2011 @ 8:56:04 AM

10s, depends whether its just accountants accessing them or if customers are too.
and hows that relevant?
i was just saying if ONE PERSON can get a whole set of server banks REPLACED not just back online, but uninstalled and installed newer sets in less time then its taking one of the worlds largest electronic companies!
you cant tell me i can do my work faster, then god knows how many people sony hire to sort this out.

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Banky A
Thursday, May 26, 2011 @ 1:51:03 AM
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Well it's still a bit of a down buzz but I'll survive

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