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Playstation To Restore Services This Week 174

Posted by timothy
from the no-schwag-for-geohot-I-bet dept.
iSimon19 writes with word that after last week's unscheduled service disruption and security breach, "On their blog last night, Playstation representatives announced they were restoring services throughout the week. This also included giving all users a month of Playstation Plus free, as well as select downloads for free with their 'Complimentary Offering and "Welcome Back" Appreciation Program.'"
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Playstation To Restore Services This Week

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  • Blog comments (Score:4, Interesting)

    by hipp5 (1635263) on Sunday May 01, 2011 @10:47AM (#35990592)
    Does anyone else have a hard time believing the majority of the comments on the blog post are real? They're all along the lines of, "Hallelujah, Sony is wonderful for getting the service back up!!!!!!!" Or are people so desperate to go back to playing CoD multiplayer that they're willing to take any sandpaper-wrapped anal raping that Sony will give them?
  • Token offering (Score:3, Interesting)

    by grilled-cheese (889107) on Sunday May 01, 2011 @11:00AM (#35990662)
    I'm not going to go back to the PSN until Sony gives me a year of credit monitoring and the ability to sue them (not that I would, but thank you SCOTUS).
  • Re:Blog comments (Score:3, Interesting)

    by Anonymous Coward on Sunday May 01, 2011 @11:15AM (#35990758)

    Very true, and they've been disabling some accounts. Mine is blocked now. I was critical, not rude at all, now I cannot log on.

  • Re:Token offering (Score:4, Interesting)

    by nobodyman (90587) * on Sunday May 01, 2011 @11:16AM (#35990774) Homepage

    Agreed - they totally screwed over their entire user base and as a consolation prize they are offering more of the same. In fact, I bet that acceptance of this "Complimentary Offering" is contingent upon agreeing to not sue Sony or take part in any class-action lawsuit.

  • Re:Blog comments (Score:5, Interesting)

    by Anonymous Coward on Sunday May 01, 2011 @11:17AM (#35990776)

    It is interesting, as all "normal" PSN logins used for commenting on that blog expired last week. The cooking keeping them "logged in" to the blog had a 1 week expiration. I guess that only leaves Sony employees to be able to actually log in and comment.

  • Wakeup call US? (Score:3, Interesting)

    by mrcvp (1130257) on Sunday May 01, 2011 @11:29AM (#35990842)
    When is the US consumer ever going to learn that the credit card is one of the worst inventions ever! Of course it's Sony's fault but you are using a broken system. Make direct online banking the standard, not some insanely insecure card or some horrible third-party service like paypal. Here in The Netherlands we Have iDeal [ideal.nl] We need to get to such a system on a global scale. The tech is there and it's more secure, so what the hell are they waiting for.
  • by sjames (1099) on Sunday May 01, 2011 @01:16PM (#35991520) Homepage

    Sony is now an infamous international criminal. They are guilty of several million counts of computer intrusion (any one of which would likely get a person locked up for several years) and they committed mass theft/fraud (depending on how you want to look at it). If any natural citizen did all of that, he'd be put UNDER the jail. Since the "justice" system has proven to be a complete failure in this matter, it's entirely expected that vigilante justice will fill the vacuum.

    There are two great dangers to vigilante justice. One is that it may act without adequately establishing guilt. That's not in play here, Sony doesn't even deny the root kits and they seem almost proud of stealing otherOS away from people who paid for it. The other is that it can hand down a punishment much larger than the crime. Sony's crimes are fairly large and they haven't suffered very much, so that doesn't seem to be in play either.

    However, in this case, it looks more like credit card fraudsters paid someone to grab those 70-something million records and the rest is just collateral damage. In that case, it's all those 70 million people I feel for, not Sony.

  • by tripleevenfall (1990004) on Sunday May 01, 2011 @04:52PM (#35992856)

    Why is it that slashdotters hate MSFT with the fire of a thousand suns - except Xbox. In that case, Microsoft are the good guys?

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