PlayStation

is temporarily unavailable…

“The PlayStation Network is temporarily unavailable …” I guess the term temporary is a period of time in excess of 5 days or more.

Sony also indicates they sincerely regret the PlayStation Network suspension due to a breach in their security and are making efforts to resolve the problem by re-building their systems.  This puts users such as me who use the PS3 not only for gaming, but to watch movies on Netflix in a very frustrated position.

So what new news has Sony released? Nothing so far; but what we do know is that on Friday, April 22, 2011 Sony issued a statement saying that the downtime is due to some form of external intrusion.

I now wonder if there is any relation to the “sky falling’ or “raining” event with Amazon’s cloud network last week.  For those of you who didn’t know; Amazon hosted sites across the US had gone offline for periods up to 12 hours; with the majority of the outages in Amazon’s northern Virginia data center.

Well, I’ll continue to wait, read and write to vent my frustrations

Update On PlayStation Network: Hacked

It’s been about 4 days that the PlayStation Network has been down.  Sony official admits that its been three days; Whatever!   Last night our friends at Sony admitted to being hacked which is why they chose to take-down the PlayStation Network along with other services.

To Quote what was written on PlayStation blog:

Posted by Patrick Seybold // Sr. Director, Corporate Communications & Social Media
“An external intrusion on our system has affected our PlayStation Network and Qriocity services. In order to conduct a thorough investigation and to verify the smooth and secure operation of our network services going forward, we turned off PlayStation Network & Qriocity services on the evening of Wednesday, April 20th. Providing quality entertainment services to our customers and partners is our utmost priority. We are doing all we can to resolve this situation quickly, and we once again thank you for your patience. We will continue to update you promptly as we have additional information to share.”http://blog.us.playstation.com/2011/04/22/update-on-playstation-network-qriocity-services/

I am glad Sony has come forward and admitted this to the public, however the question I now ask is… To what extent were they hacked?  Is my account info safe?

 

PlayStation Network Down (Again)

It would seem once again Sony’s PlayStation Network is down again. After trying many of the online tips and even going as far as to boot my router (problem is so not my router) this issue persists.

It seems that Sony has responded to the issue and acknowledges there are ongoing problems, but offer not details to what this problem is or an ETA for its resolution.  Even attempts to log into their website indicate they are under some site maintenance and the server (WHAT SERVER) is down.

The error code provided on the console “80710A06” also uninformative.

 

Update 1: PSN is acknowledging on its EU blog that the network outage may be a result of “the possibility of targeted behavior by an outside party.” Still no ETA for when services will be restored.

Update 2: PSN is now reporting that the network may be offline for “a full day or two.”

 

Sony PlayStation Error 80710B20

It seems Sony’s PlayStation Network is once again down.   This morning I was not able to get online “Error 80710B20” when I attempted to log into my PlayStation Account.  For now its unknown as to why this is happening.  All support steps provided have failed me.  I will update this post with new info I find.  For now I am game-less.

Thanks Sony, for messing up my free time.

 

— Update

So, after keeping my PlayStation off for about 10 minutes and attempting to log in the problem seems to have resolved itself.

Headshot: PlayStation 3 Linux Support Dead

While there has been some talk & ‘buzz’ about this for some time now Sony has announce that it is removing the PlayStation 3’s “OtherOS” feature in the console next firmware update schedules on April 1st 2010.  What does this say?  Goodbye to home brewed games and many of the nice tools that made your PS3 into an excellent media station.

Anyone wanting to keep “OtherOS” can opt not to install the update, however this will prevent you from accessing the PlayStation Network and disable any online gaming.  But wait… there is always more; New games and movies  my not permit you to even play them without the latest firmware.  So those of you whom fight the power may find yourselves in the dark.

In an official blog post, the company cited “security concerns” and confirmed that all models of PS3 will no longer be able to run Linux. This contradicts a previous statement, following news that the PS3 Slim would ship without the feature, that OtherOS would not be removed from so called “fat” PS3’s via a future update.

Sony Lied.  No future PS3 Cluster for me