Everyone Overreacted To PSN Downtime...Surprise, Surprise
So the PlayStation Network was down in certain regions for a few hours. ...and the world just about exploded.
But then again, that's to be expected, right? We were one of the first to call out Sony for being so quiet when the PSN was attacked this past April, and we understand that many gamers remain a little shaky in regards to the Network's stability. It'll take some time before people forget.
And in truth, they really shouldn't forget. It was a big deal and something that should never happen again (even if the age of cyber-criminals is upon us and won't end any time soon). But overreacting won't get anyone anywhere; countless forum threads about how the PSN is down "again" and even full articles at major sites that helped spread the hysteria...? All right. It's expected but there weren't enough voices of reason and common sense out there, and that's troubling.
I suppose it would be too much to ask to get some facts before writing articles? Many didn't even notice that the PSN was down because it wasn't down that long. People who have lives would've been surprised to log on and read old, incendiary articles that got a crapload of attention. Are the gamers so plugged in that if the PSN doesn't immediately respond, the world is coming to an end? That's just plain depressing.
9/21/2011 8:46:19 PM Ben Dutka