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PS3 gamer boredom while PlayStation network (PSN) down

You may wonder if the PS3 gamer is starting to suffer with boredom, as the PlayStation Network (PSN) is still down after almost three days now? Luckily I have been away for two weeks, but there are those of you who have been at home waiting by your PS3 in the hope that you can get back on, to enjoy a good game online. So what can you do to relieve the boredom while you wait for the Sony engineers to get the service back up?

It is no secret that this issue has angered PSN users, especially when there had been no explanation why the PlayStation Network went down in the first place, but reading some of these comments here will give you a good idea of just how they feel. One thing we do know, this is certainly not doing Sony any favors.

ZoKnowsGaming has come up with five things to do while the whole PlayStation Network down issue continues. One or two of them certainly seem like a great idea, such as taking in a movie or reading that book that has been sitting on the shelf for a few months.

However, there are other ideas that do seem to be taking it a bit too far, such as playing a few board games with some friends instead. Yes playing these can be fun, but how many arguments have you had over the years while playing a game such as Monopoly? There are a few other ideas, but not to certain if you would ever go that far — who wants to talk on the phone to a friend for hours?

What have you been doing to pass the time away, as you wait for PSN to go live once again?

Update: Sony recently issued an update on the situation, which you can read for yourself on their blog.

Written by Peter Chubb

Peter has been writing on Product-Reviews since 2007 and in that time much has changed for him, like his hair having more grey than brown now. He loves gadgets and cars, and gets excited when big events come up, such as CES and the big auto shows.

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B_K1988
B_K1988

if u r seriously spending 200 to 300 dollars for a xbox cuz ur mad ps3 for a problem thats been going since april 20 U HAVE NO LIFE UR WASTING UR MONEY GET A GIRLFRIEND RIDE A BIKE DO SOMTHING !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Fck This!
Fck This!

OMG when is PSN back online..

OMMMGG
OMMMGG

I may go over to xBox 360, its been down for weeks now, COME ON PSN, JUST FIX THIS!! PLEASE!!

Elanracer27
Elanracer27

We've come a long way since NHL 94. LOL Get out of your Mom's basement for a while and ride your bike!

thesmyth1998
thesmyth1998

ne1 add me im 6th prestige and pretty good at zombies thesmyth1998

Mark
Mark

Its been almost a freaking week common Sony me both my brothers my cousin and dad all agreed tht if this issue wasn't resolved by tomorrow there's gonna be five less gamers online

richard perez
richard perez

i'm very happy to have a playstation 3 and x box360, i'm still playing games online with my xbox360 while i'm waititng for ps3 to come back online.

Guest
Guest

I have been trying this for days now 5 days its been. Map Pack 2 is coming, and were not gonna be fuvking playing it online. stupid xbox.

I want to play cod online so bad

CJSCanes
CJSCanes

This psn outtage has been going on for a lot longer than just four days. I was getting this error a week and a half ago and had to sign back in repeatedly to get it to work. While I am upset about the online play, there are other things getting missed here. For one, I have Netflix streaming to my PS3 and I cant use it because Netflix even says the psn is responsible. Also, I have Hulu plus. Just got it on the fifteenth and it is down too. When I called to ask why, same answer. Psn… Read more »

Dr.Mindbender
Dr.Mindbender

HA HA HA HA look I'm down and cant play Black ops MK or anything else…
use this time wisely and learn something new instead of crying ya young punks…and also
you Xbox geeks this could happend to you as well…I hope it doesnt but it can happed.

OrganizationXiLL
OrganizationXiLL

umm.. one question.. why are yall flipping out so badly??.. do u not have other games that you've wanted to get farther on?.. i know i do.. i miss online too.. but its not as bad as yall are making it seem :/ calm the heck down :/

Mike
Mike

Guys just go get a gf and live life while you still can , PSN you had ur moments but this showed me that there is more to life than playstation.

rumplestiffskin
rumplestiffskin

if i was sony i would have a backup server no psn store and stats would start over but ya would be able to play online this would be a good idea for the long server repairs

SonyFAIL
SonyFAIL

I rented MAG this weekend. FML.

steviejc69
steviejc69

sony the leading giants in world technology and its now been 4 days,come on sony,,chop chop

Ims
Ims

They've lost a customer.
I traded my ps3 in this morning and got myself an xbox, don't think I'll be getting a playstation console ever again.
Thanks Sony

Fugitmorte
Fugitmorte

You should try having more than one system, PS3,360 & Human "Go for a walk people"
CAPABLE PERSON WHO CAN GAME AND HAVE OTHER HOBBIES !

kennyboy2323
kennyboy2323

After reading three seperate blogs on this website(to the mods: nice website btw!) I have a new-found sense of self-respect. I now know that I have more of a life than a lot (and I mean A LOT) of people. Half a week(or longer perhaps) is just too much to bear for some people. Sure, maybe I don't know all the stories or well thought-out reasons why people just GOT TO HAVE PSN, but REALLY? I recall watching a child-hood show: Rugrats; and grandpa would say "when I was a young whippersnapper we threw rocks at each other for fun."… Read more »

Spades
Spades

this is BULL!!! i JUST got the new MK when the servers went down. i am a very supportive PSN player, but now i might ACTUALLY play my bro's XBOX!!!!! cmon sony, your supporters are dwindling. AT LEAST give us a date, instead of making us see when we can go online. some of us want to play online on games like lost planet 2, the new MK, and other stuff. your gonna lose customers sony! give us a date and 80% of us(excluding DC universe people) will be happy.

Chris168
Chris168

Wish i would have kept my xbox, fucking psn beating around the bush we want a fucking eta when it will be back up, i had a week free to play NOPE not now because you guys are fuck ups

111
111

i dont know why people are getting mad its only been 2 days.xbow live went down for 2 weeks once, and now that you cant play online you can go and have a life,go places,and talk to girls

Marc
Marc

HAHA LOL I have been reading comments about formatting their ps3 LMAO I checked killzone.com and checked the sign in button and it said "MAINTENACE". And i just realized something if someone hacked the psn how would sony be able to change the status from "ERROR" to "Psn is undergoing maintenace"? WTF IS GOING ON!!?

jason
jason

Reading this article has shown that any un-educated moron with an opinion can write an article.

Matt
Matt

So I did some research and all evidence points to George Hotz and his group of hackers the "Anonymous". They are the reason we are without games because they feel they are "free" to exploit the security of their electronics possessions. SO IF ANYONE WANTS TO TAKE THE TIME TO FIND OUT WHERE THAT PUNK ASS KID AND HIS FRIENDS LIVE AND TAKE THEM OUT FEEL FREE.
Hint of research for whereabouts……he's the kid that jailbroke the iphone and ipad and hacked the Ps3 and now he has hacked the network.

Infantrod
Infantrod

MY thumb is healed! Hey ya’ll I now have feeling back in my thumb! IT’S A MERICAL! Wait? Nope no I was cool with it being numb because I played me some play station all day. It’s cool though this gives me time to catch up on some stuff. GO Anonymous and teach that sorry bunch of AHoles who the boss is. In all reality it will come back eventually, and by then I would assume that Sony will be much more careful about who they piss off…. Black Ops, INfantrod is the boss ya’ll!

iluvZOMBIES
iluvZOMBIES

PLAY FREAKING ZOMBIES!!

Guest
Guest

@ nail in coffin

you say you had your xbox replaced for free 3 times when it went wrong. The fact it went wrong says it all!

AngryPSNuser
AngryPSNuser

At the end of the day I know it is a long time for Sony to shut the network down but they were caught by surprise off hackers or as Sony puts it outside influences. As long as it is down then the hackers can not access anything as frustrating as it is!!!!!!!! Why couldn't these hackers use their brains for some use other than make people's lives miserable? What is getting me is that my information is held on the PSN so what of my stuff has been accessed, I would like to know how serious this is. Everyone… Read more »

Guest
Guest

I would like free games when this is back up then I will forget this even happened 🙂 HINT!

Sara_Bilders
Sara_Bilders

just called PSN and i had a bit of a ranting session. They told me it may be another 1 or two days from the point they are at right now before the network goes back up. What a horrible weekend for this to happen……..

BEACHED_AZ_MAORI
BEACHED_AZ_MAORI

ps3 will loose alot of fans

Matt
Matt

and to you idiots claiming to want money back…….YOU DONT PAY FOR A SERVICE HOW ARE YOU GOING TO GET A REDEMTION CODE? or coupon or free download???????? GREEDY IDIOTS< GROW UP. ITS FREE AND I HOPE IT STAYS FREE.

TAURAS_SINCO
TAURAS_SINCO

everyone may not be ready for what Im about to say but here goes nothing; THE PLAYSTATION IS GOING TO CHANGE FOREVER!! BECAUSE OF THESE MULTIPLE ATTACKS, WE'RE LOOKING AT THE AGE OF PAYING FOR ONLINE MULTIPLAYER SONY HAS NO CHOICE, IF THEY WANT TO HAVE A STRONGER PROTECTION AGAINST HACKERS. THIS IS WHY MICROSOFT IS "HACKER PROOF" BECAUSE THE 360 MAKES U PAY 4 ONLINE, THEY ARE ABLE TO MONITOR WHOEVER IS PLAYING, SONY CANT DO THAT BCAUSE OF THEIR FREE ONLINE, WHICH IS WHY THEY ARE HAVING A HARD TIME FINDING THE ONES RESPONSIBLE.

Matthew
Matthew

You are all idiots and losers for not having a life other than playing games. Yeah im bummed too but i dont play for days like u ppl do. Sometimes i work on my house to get things done then sometimes i feel like playing games. Get a life a and get a HOBBY. Go shoot some hoops or go to the beach depending on where you live. Like someone else said play the campain, if you beat it, play on a harder level cuz i bet u idiots put that crap on easy or normal. I always try to… Read more »

Kayla
Kayla

STUDY FOR FINALS! I'm ok with the network being down, otherwise I wouldn't be getting anything done. I do miss tdm though.

Educated
Educated

Guys relax….it wasn't sony messing up….it was Anonymous going up their arse…again…making us gamers not the company suffer….

xXSwansongXx
xXSwansongXx

Oh god, I can't take it any longer, it said it would take a day or two, now it's close to four, I can't even play combat training on black ops, this is some major bullshit, sony better give us some free shit for compensation, like DLC or a Mini or a Ps2 game.

PS3 is crap
PS3 is crap

XBOX IS WELL BETTER ive bn tryin for 3 days to get the shitty pice of machine workin!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

geran
geran

I want to kill some people dammit come on sony killing AI is not the same an fuck a book i got movies

Josh
Josh

Thats why you have to pay for xbox live, so this dont happen shitty ps3

andrew
andrew

This is bullshit got socom operation flashpoin portal 2 n cnt play any online, and who ever said this happens on Xbox live is full of crap I have both consoles and not once as Xbox live been down for days on end! This is what we get for spending money on Sony goods, f%%k you Sony

pablo
pablo

Come on Sony jus do wat u gatta do to restore psn… i wanna play fifa 11 ultimate team

Dan
Dan

I can't even use my PS3 cuz I got the blinking red light on thursday!

finchy
finchy

com on psn i wanna kick some ass on fifa

ando
ando

im gonna commit suicide if you hear about me on the news dont cry for me as my death wasnt in vain i just missed psn

Marky Mark
Marky Mark

This is the Fukushima of PSN outages… takes the biscuit.

ps3 guy
ps3 guy

i got a ps3 and xbox , i dont have xbox live becous i dont want to pay for it and not use it and i like playing natzie zombies on b ops SO FIX IT SONY people pay for a ps3 to get entertained not for server maintenance

OB2
OB2

Have to admit (if you can see past those rage blinkers for a second), all this fuss about it going down for a few days is kinda funny. 😛
Buddha forbid there is actually a life outside of online gaming eh? XD

8==>~~~Ö
8==>~~~Ö

im pretty pissed about this, but i finally realized that i dont have to sit in front of a ps3 all day. we all need to get a breath of fresh air and get a life, lmao 😉

yid
yid

read a book!!! are you taking the mickey mouse or something??? you deserve a right hook for that you numpty!

josh
josh

well sense it's down , i finally turned the power on in zombies got to level 10 then quit, now im bored again,

Vegas.
Vegas.

the fact that u all are on here bitching about it just shows how retarded humans have become. if u can't live without video games for a few days u definitely have been suffering from voluntary down syndrome and y'all need to cut off a testicle look at it. swallow it whole then slit ur throats so we can rid the world of the infestation of retardation in the gaming community

Cornholio
Cornholio

EPic fail and getting more epic

bill
bill

we better get something for this inconvienince.

matt
matt

is it so bad to have a network down that it makes people question their gaming system? its not all lost man its been 3 days. did none of you guys game when there wasnt online? or is it so bad that when online multiplayer is gone you cant just call up some friends to meet up and play or something?

P.S.3
P.S.3

TBH I understand that Sony may need to do Maintenance ect…

It would be Good if they could just say when they are going Off and On ..!

Psking
Psking

Get a life messers,

Boogie
Boogie

This is almost grounds for another nuclear attack on Japan. Tread carefully Sony.

Poland
Poland

I have done all my pending work……..
washed the car
mow the lawns
cleaned the house….
helped wife for easter preparations…
But now I am so much frustrated that I feel like, going on the street and banging someone's head…..
Cmon you silly jokers and kids at Sony…. who can not protect the servers….
Days of so bad suffering….
get it back on……. and grow up and be a little more professional
millions of gamers are suffering…….
Its a very serious matter…….. its weekend and we are bored

Kieran
Kieran

I brought GTA 4 On Tuesday.. So im fine

mike
mike

I just spoke with my friend who works for Sony, and I was told it will be back on at 12 noon on 4/23/2011. Not much longer.

joij
joij

beast

nOwteLsEtOdO
nOwteLsEtOdO

Love my sony ps3,and at first i just sat in front of t.v with error code on while i stifled a small scream,the missus asked me if i was ok,so i took a gulp and replied meekly,ye yes i,m o ok.Then in blind terror i realised the awful impending claustrophobia enveloping me,realising the collective emptiness of my life without ps3 online,so i did something i rarely do and took a hesitant step outside and took my first taste of real air,real outside air and omg heeeelllllpp i,m feeling dizzy,my agrophobia surges through me like a runaway train and i,ve got… Read more »

matt
matt

LOL i love how people are saying they are going to buy xbox.. screw sony… hurry up your useless etc…. its not like its there fault… it was caused by hackers.. dont people see how this is NOT sony's fault so why are u blaming them?…. some people are retarded

Pissed of
Pissed of

this is really pissing me of right now, i have only just bought my PS3 and the network is down for the second time in 2 months, im fed up with sony they r rubbish!!! cant play COD and im really bored soo gonna get an xbox now

No_longeravirgin
No_longeravirgin

Ok, so my weed intake has increased like 20 fold since it's been down. I've actually gone outside and taken a walk….like yesterday….I got hungry and WALKED to Panera and got myself a sandwich…..I walked….just to kill time…..get back to my house, still no PSN. I also played guitar for hours, but then my heart started breaking for the PSN being down and all that came out was a bunch of emo songs about how PSN let me down and left me high and dry, salty tears, blah blah etc…etc….. This is 100% unacceptable and I think we should do… Read more »

Sara_Bilders
Sara_Bilders

This is Bull. At least Effin tell us when it is going back up. Glad I have an Xbox. Might be throwing my Ps3 out because of this. I come home from a crudy day of work and i just want to kill people, but no. This would happen on a freaking long weekend.

billy
billy

who cares about all of this just blame jd2020 lol

ryan
ryan

u are all sad i have psn online but i have a life a dont sit in all day playing my ps3 i go out instead of playing the ps3 all day

Ur all sad
Ur all sad

your all sad.. just shows how boring your lives are .. u should live a little .. maybe ull get laid… or u cud just do some diy … losers

Ziplock
Ziplock

You shouldn't be angry with SONY, the anger should be fully aimed at these basement dwelling hackers that think its their right to do what ever they want with other peoples property, and PS3 software IS SONY property . So vent you anger towards the ego driven tool hacker 'Geohot' and this so called Anon hacker group, even though its not a group its just random hackers doing whatever they see fit , pretending they are part of something bigger . SONY are most likely doing some major maintenance to ensure that we wont have any more inference by this… Read more »

billy
billy

PSN making us all wait about 3-4 days u better give us something in return…….. get map packs early for once instead of xbox

Jon
Jon

smoke some bud instead- better than video games

Liam_100
Liam_100

PSN will be back up shortly just be patient.

PS3 LOVER
PS3 LOVER

If you are SONY then how could you get hacked by these douches?

Utteerlop#
Utteerlop#

SOny flicked the switch on this one, pretty simple, with all this hacker talk with Anom, Sony have killed the PSN network, they threw out some bait by mentioning perhaps being hacked and now the piranhafans will hunt Anom out of the water, basically all the focus of rage and hate will go to the hacker group to deter them from future attacks. Straight out of the false flag manifesto.

It's a good move by Sony, a costly one but perhaps for the better. It should be back online soon.

JCo
JCo

Love PS3 online. Disappointed it's not updated yet. But seriously, I'm not that bothered about it. There's other things I'd rather be doing anyway. Socialising for one. You know, the old-fashioned version where you actually go outside the house and meet other real people, and talk to them face to face. Have a few laughs, stretch the legs, get some fresh air (or as fresh as the city has to offer). Maybe partake in a few drinks if I have some loose change lying around. Nice pub, nice atmosphere, good music, friends. If you're too young to be drinking, get… Read more »

blake24034
blake24034

seriously people if you were a normal person you wouldnt be worrying about this youd just simply say , wow its still down , guess i check again tomorrow and not be angry cuz ive ben out with my family pretty often now and also watching netflix on my laptop , one thing you can do is if you have allot of friends just pack up ur ps3 and go plays split screen with your friend im shure you guys will have a good laught and finaly get tired of ot after a few hours but come on people its… Read more »

NBK_FuRYzZ
NBK_FuRYzZ

i must admit i am extremely annoyed at this but doesnt this show we r 2 addicted to the ps3 if we cant go 3 days without it?

ray_tupper
ray_tupper

ok i've washed the cars, cleaned the house, done the grass, washed the dishes, walked the dogs, hung the washing out, absorbed some vitamin D and consequently got a tan, painted a wall, done the shopping, erected a fence all before 3…. nothing left to do…. fight night anyone…. oh hold on.

luce
luce

omg i just brand new socom for 60 dollars and cant even play online ..and before the 3 day shutdown my the network was messing up for a week for me

nickcruz
nickcruz

My pale skin aches for gameing.The sun is very bright,I need shoes to go outside,there are lots of good sniping spots around my place.Im going back inside to watch for any psn news.

jamster-89
jamster-89

ok playstaion yes i have rang them yesterday and the advisor was shit so spoke to the manager I ask wht is goin on and when will it be back on he say genral maintanece and back up by 5am – 3pm GMT london but hay am still waiting and yes so I goto his replie yh maintanence so can thay get my bank details he goses I carnt tel you th ahh what you mean wel am not allowd to say ok slams phone down tht cost me a call of £26.86 WTF arrrr so any ways yh hes… Read more »

...
...

I hate this so much, i'm even considering buying a wii… hahaha just kidding.

Nickybhoy
Nickybhoy

Sony better get ther finger out ther arses and get This sorted before I end up committing a murder

iPwnU
iPwnU

i cant belive this know that there's no online play i am quite fed up as have just bought a new game for ps3. so now since ps3 has been offline i have nothing to do but homework… 🙁

shit
shit

ps3 is so shit im trading mine in

Algerian King
Algerian King

How about you train yourself on how to stop the addiction of Playstation. This will solve your problems with Sony. Just like me, I used to be addicted to Playstation 3 but now I don't really care. I don't even watch T.V. If you are addicted then you can solve it by keeping your self occupied by signing up for a weeks activity of sports, sign up for a football club so you can train twice in week days, once in weekends and play matches on Sundays maybe in weeks days as well, visit the park at least 1-2 times… Read more »

shit
shit

ps3 is so shit im trading mine in

THE_BaDbOy_360
THE_BaDbOy_360

WHEN IS THE PS3 RECOVERING FROM THE DOWN , I WANT TO PLAY BECAUSE I'M SO BORRED !!! PLEASE TELL ME WHEN IT'S COMING BACK THE NETWORK

Johngitty
Johngitty

Are you f$%£ing serious??? I've been a very loyal Playstation consumer since the first playtation was released. i resisted all the temptations of xbox while waiting for the release of ps3 and ignored my friends when they told me xbox is better…until now i didnt believe them. the red ring of death is nothing compared to this, at least that can be fixed relatively quickly. If sony cant protect themselves from a group of hackers who can just walk in and down an entire network it doesnt excactly fill me with confidence. if this doesn't get sorted very quickly im… Read more »

Ffs
Ffs

Sort it out sony Jerez 3 days if far to long to fix the situation -.-

Joker
Joker

Gosh such nerds,lmao go get a,life

The Hog
The Hog

Right…… If I can't gun people down on my playstation I'm off to do it in the real world…………

darko36
darko36

sony get ur wee anoos intae place and get live back up or ill split ur wife in 2

Infamous
Infamous

I'v Sold my PS3 . Now XBOX FOREVER

KMK
KMK

This is sad.. for the first time in 6 months my girlfriend is out of the house, an ive got the whole day to play FIFA 11 against my friends.. And then PSN is down. I hope its back on tonight, Ive got some good stuff that needs to be smoked while im kickin that virtual ball in the net… The AI is just not the same in FIFA 11, I want to go online.. Come on Sony pleeeeeeeeease!!

Mad4Ps3ToBeFixed
Mad4Ps3ToBeFixed

This Is Just The Retarted I Hv Been On Holiday I i ComeHome To This Fix Wont To Play OnLine

Smig73
Smig73

Here we all are, raging against the machine but I'll tell you all one thing for certain… THE MACHINE DOESN'T CARE! It doesn't even listen and I'm not sure it can read. It doesn't need to because you've already bought the console, and the games, and the Blu-rays. You've already explained to the XBox cavemen that their consoles are made of wood and blu-tack compared with our awsome futuristic warp-engined orgasmatronic PS3. I know because I've done it too. And now like you I'm lumbered with an expensive, unreliable, poorly supported system and there is not one thing you, me… Read more »

dannyhefc69
dannyhefc69

Cum on wot a joke bin waitin 4 socom 4 2 cum out so I can get my sharpshooter in action wiv sumfin other than killzone 3 an av got mk9 sittin there just waitin 2 take sum japs down on it since they seem 2 b the fightin game kings. Rrrrrrrrr am goin mad they shud b prepered 4 problems like this cum on its sony every house in the world as got at least 1 ov there products but they cant show afew hackers whos boss. Shame on u sony still wont buy an xbox tho coz there… Read more »

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