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PSN Down Day 6: Wish List After PlayStation Network Revived

Today we are calling “PSN Down Day 6” and now more than ever Sony PS3 users have been giving their wish list after the PlayStation Network gets revived. They need to offer something better, as not only are they now getting bored with the wait, there are even suggestions that some may jump ship and go over to the Xbox 360.

Once PSN goes live again they had better hope that security has been improved, it is so easy to say that better to be down rather than risk your credit card details being taken — but surely it would not take as long as this to resolve?

There are those who hope to receive some sort of compensation from Sony for all the downtime, but Alan Ng has been looking into the terms and conditions of PSN, and all we can say is, “Don’t hold your breath”. More details on this can be read in our recent article.

Now that we know that Sony will not give anything away for free, such as a credit, some users are hoping that we might get some new content once PSN is revived, such as a new costume pack for Little Big Planet 2, as well as Legend of Dragoon.

Sony had better get their act together and fast, as this is certain to hit sales of their PS3 console. Maybe once they do get things back online, then pushing some new DLC will go a long way into making things right?

What do you hope to see once PSN is revived?

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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warriordude
warriordude

Cross-game chat plzzzzz sony. WE NEED CROSS-GAME CHAT.

HELP
HELP

Is the down also affect PSN in the PSP? please help! im new in these kind of things…

ross
ross

when the PSN is revived, i hope to see a massive change in the layout of the user menu, PS Store, PS Home and some other new features

Tom
Tom

CROSS GAME VOICE CHAT !!!

psn
psn

right the psn is down the world is not at a end go outside for once or play offline.
can everybody stop whining

Anonymous
Anonymous

GUYS! making a big deal over psn being down aint gonna make it better JUST WAIT it cant be down forever (that would suck though) use this as an opportunity to i dunno go outside and play basketball or whatever don't let call of duty run your life!

Premason
Premason

At least another week (as of the 26th of April) before psn is back up says Patrick Seybold and went onto say they have yet find hard evidence that anyones credit card information had been stolen and even if the credit card numbers and expiration dates were stolen, the CVC security code from the back of your card were not obtained because the PSN and Qriocity does not ask for it.

Richard
Richard

Sure this psn outage is a pain but there's always the great outdoors and if thats to much just play games offline. Aim to get all trophies or something and its not the end of the world. Don't blame psn its not all there fault its mainly the hackers who have nothing better to do with there time then F*** people round so give psn some slack and we'll be back online.

Dan
Dan

we should get £10/$15 of psn cards when it comes back online!!!!!

The Lord
The Lord

These "hackers" have no life. It must surely suck to be a nerd who "wants revenge" holding a small grudge. These "hackers" should go outside, get girlfriends, or get some real jobs so they don't have so much free time on their hands. I also like how Sony put our info into a vulnerable situation. Thanks a bunch Sony, not only are you doing a horrible job, horrible customer service, and are barely putting out games. Your turning a loyal fan since the day of PS1 who doesn't even care about these dumb nerd games like COD into considering switching… Read more »

someone
someone

we should get somthing in return for god sake the hackers have tooken our money and we need a return thts jacked up if they dont i might as well go 2 the 360

Piragaash
Piragaash

Sony is tryin there best to fix this problem xbox itself had the same problem I think in 2007 and it wasnt workin for 13-14 days. Just have to wait . I myself bought Mortal Kombat and cant play online but thinkin bout the future concern its good that they take time and make the system stronger.

xXxRAIDENxXx
xXxRAIDENxXx

this sucks

-__-
-__-

this is all bull they should of had some kind of backup system so they could still run online games but keep down stuff like playstation home or playstation store. its gonna be a week soon and this is RIDICULOUS

FFS
FFS

A bunch of losers decide to hack the PSN to get our credit card details and other information its them we need to find no doubt they own a PS3 and come online and play to see how the system works. Lets locate these idiots. The amazing thing is i heard that there is some super computer powered by like 50 PS3s its not really that super if it can be hacked and shut down for a week.

josh
josh

they better give a free game out

ZedsDeadbaby
ZedsDeadbaby

Oh MY GOD! How can so many people be so immature and argue with this original post? It is ALL True. Yes the selling at a loss, and I'm not sure why everyone is so quick to compare xbox to ps3 it's apples and oranges? The xbox couldn't do HALF the stuff the ps3 could do right from the get go! Microsoft JUST started releasing in the past year xboxes with built in wi fi. So yeah xbox is cheaper but rightfully so. They offer less. They only play dvds and divx for crying out loud. This man is 100%… Read more »

George
George

They owe people compensation because without the customers what would they be? how long exactly would it take to get back the money they give as compensation they are a huge company for god sake they can afford it.

Skeptic
Skeptic

What I really want to know… is wtf Sony is going to do for those that have Pay2Play subscriptions… and Playstation Plus. Because, from my knowledge although people have been telling Sony their system has horrible security from the start. They've never paid attention to entirely until shit hit the fan. I bought and subscribed to DC Universe the day before PSN went down and I bought PS+ the day just before that. So I personally find this to be a bit ridiculous. But Hey. Sony is what it is. No deadlines and They give less information than the most… Read more »

Cosaga
Cosaga

I got a pspgo the day it came down

Elaine
Elaine

@J4CK My point exactly give us some of the stuff the xbox offers.I find myself playing on the Xbox more now then ever!My OLD PS I got when they came out it has never gone out but my new one yah im on my 2nd in 2 years.Got it when it came out for the 700 dollars paid 150 to get repaired and had to bring it in every 2 mos before I gave it away and just got a new one. Playstation should have better deals on there games or do something for the people who long time customers… Read more »

Elaine
Elaine

I am just so glad that after my first PS3 broke down I got a 2nd one.And now its down from the hackers and playstation said on there site that it would be up and running as of April 26th 2011.But now mysteriously there are no posts on their site.What a joke playstation should give something to all its customers that out up with there crap!!!!!!!!just saying

Jeff
Jeff

I just read on msnbc that many many users info has been taken. I think thats something to be pissed off about. I know if there was a mishap like that at my work, alot of heads would roll. This is totally unexcusable, seems to me that they were not doing there job.

Dee
Dee

everyone is misusing the term hacker. A hacker is a programmer. Someone that programs something to fill his or her own need and then more often than not will either sell it or give it away free. This is NOT what Sony is dealing with. They are dealing with crackers. People that look for and use exploits for nefarious purposes

Jolly Roger
Jolly Roger

Sorry…no free stuff for being this long into lockdown?
Sony's a reallllllll dick.

Will
Will

im paying for an online membership for DC Universe Online and if I can't play it why should I pay for it. I think all DC Universe Online members should receive the same amount of days free to play it as it takes for Sony to fix PSN at the very least.

SLAMMR
SLAMMR

I'm not Angry, this isn't a big deal for me as Single player or offline local MP still works. Trophies unlock so all is good. Just hoping this gets resolved soon, so i can connect with my virtual buddies. Don't know why everyone is so stuck on Online multiplayer so much. It is not the end of the world. The games still work with limitations. Go outside, do some work, try exercise, you know it is good for you.

Sony Representative
Sony Representative

The server will hopefully be back up by this weekend. Apologies for all disruptions caused and sadly the gamers turning to the Smaller Microsoft Xbox Live Community.

Gidhiim
Gidhiim

agreed!^^
ALL you mofos are sad!

afy
afy

k fyn, if people are monin about it being free then fukin put a charge to it, and sony r hiding something from us!

Ps3 basher
Ps3 basher

Ohh i have been playing the cod campaine mode for 6 days not and it is pissing me of i was suposed to bash out cod this 2 weeks of holiday and now its ruined because of hackers dame u all

xgamer
xgamer

i love these nerds telling every1 to go out n get a life ect when there sat on this forum to lmao@u

Lauren92
Lauren92

@tyrell (3rd comment)

I just liked your comment, but before it was at minus one. I imagine that minus one was from mornelithe!

kenny
kenny

sorry Xbox is still pants sounds loke a plane taking off i have ps3 and new xbox ps3 everytime , roll on the fix psn .need a fix of blackops

Krussell86
Krussell86

Everyone sticking up for Sony can go brown nose them some more, if they did sell the consoles at a loss it wasn't for us you idiot it was so they can make a hell of a lot of money on the games and the accessories! I own over 20 games and have spent a fortune on my ps1,2 and both ps3's because one went faulty! I almost changed to xbox but the red ring of death was the ONLY thing that put me off! All my friends have an xbox and Sony are on the verge of losing me!… Read more »

King west
King west

ppl who knows when will psn comes back working . there r some ppl who said it will be back on tuesday but dey r fucking liers. so who have any clue .when will psn comes back working

lyle
lyle

Wow psn was down get a LIFE or just get and xbox

King west
King west

YOO PPL WHO KNOWS WHEN WILL PSN COMES BACK WORKING …DER R SOME PPL WHO SAID IT WILL BE BACK ON TUESDAY BUT DEY R FUCKING LIERS …SO WHO HAVE ANY CLUE WHEN IT WILL BE BACK ???????

pacman123
pacman123

ok its annoying that the psn is down but its not gona ruin your life and why would anyone need compensation apart from ps+ mabe. the only stupid thing and all we deserve is a little more communication from sony like they said it would be 1-2 days before it was up we are on day six. rather than wasting your time hoping for the psn to come back up go outdoors do something else rather than gaming.
hope its back up soon
c ya

john
john

Compare them to microsoft and the amount of update disruption caused be them, as long as they get it right when it comes back online…I wont really complain…..if it happens again then i will consider xbox!!!

King west
King west

when will psn comes back ???????

ceeH
ceeH

you know, the frightening thing is how blatently addictive games consoles are to justify this kind of vitriol.

I've come to the conclusion that my priorities are truly out of proportion, I get the same feeling when I run out of cigarettes!

This is a bad state to be in. I think all gamers ought to take a moment to think about that when they start banging on about which console is better when in reality it actually doesn't matter.

People are getting blown up in Libya for f*cks sake…..for REAL.

We should be ashamed of ourselves.

Nick
Nick

Personally i think this is all pathetic arguing on what's consoles better, who pays what. isn't itmore to the fact that People enjoy playing whatever console there prefer and then having something go so wrong without any explanation, My whole family use the ps3 and we all are gutted and deserve an explanation but whatever it takes, 3 day or 3 months we will wait, after all its just a game at the end of the day, Has for compo, this should only apply if your personal info is compromised, and i do agree we do NEED to know

Kimi Raikkonen Rulez
Kimi Raikkonen Rulez

Guys , go outside and realise that PS3 being down isnt the end of the world ……

Mat
Mat

We do still need at least a fairly accurate timeframe now though. To go this long is a joke.

Sanjay Doompah
Sanjay Doompah

If it happens again im gettin an xbox ps3s are rip offs

bunt83
bunt83

joke psn they need 2 get this sorted asap

showtime
showtime

Sony here is my solution, you have managed to install an update in the software that will not allow the PS3 to play any pirated movie that has a TS coded sound source and refers PS3 owners to http://www.cinavia.com why can you not do the same thing on the network that any alien behaviour detected from players or users buying PS3 products with fake credit cards they are instantly disconnected or shown a message stating "you are conducting illegal behaviour beyond your PS3 agreement and will be disconnected from the PSN, please contact blah blah blah" you already have software… Read more »

Bunt83
Bunt83

nice one im back on weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

Stoner2k9
Stoner2k9

I seriously believe that they should charge for PSN. If you want to risk playing your hacked PS3 over network then it'll cost you if you get caught. It'll stop the majority of the hackers and with the extra money maybe they could improve the service and even the PS3 system. I believe the PS3 console has so much unlocked potential which they could give if Sony could be bothered, or stop taking away! PS2 emulation, .MKV playback, lossless audio decoding, a better web browser, to name a few. This surely can't be hard for them to provide? Things like… Read more »

Bunt83
Bunt83

end of the day there a joke for not telling us anything and there a joke when there on bcos u get crap connection on games no wonder its fkin free and to the one who said sad ppl wi no life it isnt that its just when u wanna go on your ps3 u wanna go on end of and 2 c a bs ‘site undergoing maintainence’ message thats blks just p1sses you off. got nothing to do wi no life or saddo u lil idiot lol

dannyhefc69
dannyhefc69

Get ye master systems out an get on alex the kid haha. Avnt played this is abr 15 years glad the psn went down or I wud never av 4t 2 play this haha luv it

Jonah
Jonah

i do agree that it is out of order that PSN is down and thet we hve to find out for ourselves, with no prior warnings , it doesnt bother me that much , I have a life outside the PS3 but it does annoy me that i cannot access my Ultimate team , i only really play fifa and lets be honest playing Fifa against the CPU barely gets your blood flowing lol …… so hopefully itwill b back up soon , i agree that PSN is free so shouldnt need to compensate but i paid near on £500GBP… Read more »

JokesOnMe
JokesOnMe

As far as buying an xbox just becuase the PSN is down, lmao… asif people really want a worse console because they dont have any offline games to play. Yes it's annoying that the PSN is down, but we, the PlayStation community, shouldn't fight with ourselves or against Sony, they've given us the Playstation console and years worth of gaming. We should aim our frustration towards those lifeless idiots that want to ruin millions of peoples gaming experience. 1 19 year old inbred virgin shouldn't be able to get away with this disruption. It started with a guy called GeoHotz,… Read more »

JokesOnMe
JokesOnMe

The PSN has always been free, so just because its down, we shouldn't get any free credit or any free dlc, it says in the terms and conditions that we all signed to, that they aren't responsible for downtime and things like that.

joshboi
joshboi

ffs i want to play online it is annoying but it has to be done so its fair enough but sony plz hurry up

Speaking_your_mind
Speaking_your_mind

The only people wanting compensation are people who prob haven't even paid for their consoles yet because they've had it "free" with their mobile phone contracts etc. I've got map packs etc for black ops, they'll still be there when psn is back up and running. We're all in the same boat, so rankings aren't going to matter. Just chill, play the single player games on a higher difficulty or go buy a new game to play single player mode

Grant
Grant

Wasn't XBL down for like 2 weeks once?
anyway, if these security updates are to help deal with hackers then they are certainly necessary, hackers cannot be tolerated and the PSN was in dire need of strengthening anyway…
Sony legally does not owe us anything, i'm sure they covered that in the terms and conditions we all agreed to and read *cough*

Gravy davey
Gravy davey

Kania has a point it is sunny out – I realised that zombies had pretty much taken over, I'm still not impressed that were 6 days into the outage but as a free service used by millions almost faultlessly for years it's ranked pretty highly in my books and this one outage would never sway me to Xbox

Rabbi 87
Rabbi 87

Look its a pain in the arse the network is down but you can't seriously believe you deserve compensation. The only thing I think Sony has done wrong is the speed of updates. If it's gonna be down for a month then just say so we know what's going on. I don't want to keep hearing a day or two….. I want a date of when it will be back on. Now that's not to much to ask!….. A bit of Honesty goes along way.

PSN RULES
PSN RULES

sad people

Justin
Justin

Many people are going to switch to xbox 360 soon sony. Im glad your trying and I would like more ifno on what you are doing.

J4CK
J4CK

psn doesn't cost s**t so why do you want compensation but if there is something that is given to us it will proberbly be something like cross game chat like the xbox has. the psn is not the best thing around but it is certainly up with the top lot so stop complaining ps3 will be cheaper than the 360 over a long period such as n 4 years my ps3 broke once even that only cost £50 to fix it rather than the xbox yearly fee of £40/$60 plus they have a lot shorter life span than the ps3… Read more »

nonohino
nonohino

All i can say is this has really impacted my on-line gaming. Portal 2 comes out and BAM … no online. There's a heck of a lot of emotion over this one.

kania
kania

Get a life nerds, there's sunshine outside play football, ride a bike. who cares that psn is down for few days, sony had its reasons to shut it down and your moaning will get you nowhere and surely will not speed things up.
Regards.

Jack
Jack

all the psn owe us is to ensure us that this wont happen again. if it does then a lot of people will just say fuck this and switch to the 360. But I wouldnt go wasting all my 300 pound just because the server is down

Brenden
Brenden

Thank goodness I still have my Xbox !!!!!

danny
danny

why not have compensation u dont get add ons for your games for free i paid for fight champion mode just to play online and now i carnt ,plus add on maps for call of duty black ops there quick enough to tell u that u must buy these to carry on gaming with everyone else

George
George

You are wrong there sony should not have to give us compensation for the outage because PSN is a FREE online service. If Xbox live had an outage it would be a different story because their users paying 5$ a month for their services. Common sense :P. Sony do not owe us anything due to the outage, as annoying as it is Just Get over it. Seriously its sad that just because a online service is down its like the end of the world for you guys. You should be out and about instead of not being able to sleep… Read more »

Elliott
Elliott

My PS3 has broken been replaced (for a fee) and broken again in the last 18 months and now the PSN network is down annoyingly over the bank holiday so I think it is fair to expect some form of compensation (Which probably costs nothing to offer anyway) – eg. Free Skins, Access to a premium service for a month etc

PORSCHEDUDE
PORSCHEDUDE

actually they aren't adding to it for free. they get paid to do it from the money customers use to buy the console and downloadable content. and people dont think they are owed something because other OS is gone its because online is gone. especially hard on PS+ and DCU online members as they pay for extras(PS+) and pay for playing their game online(DCUO)

Iceman
Iceman

As far as I am concerned, this whole situation was caused by Hackers, Freeloaders and Cheaters. Running Linux and coding have ruined excellent games such as Socom Confrontation, that became unplayable once invaded by losers. Exchanging PSN IDs and passwords to dowload content free also contributes to the demise of the whole system. If they sell the consoles for so cheap and dont charge for the network how do you expect themto devellop interesting content ? I would rather pay to get rid of the hackers and cheaters, yeah thats it, charge me for that. That way I will be… Read more »

Bazza
Bazza

Who actualy cares about the issues that caused Sony to shut down the network, if my personal details were under threat then yes i would be, but i dont think personal accounts would of been Anonymous'es target if they had attacked the network. Sony did the right thing under the threat of attack but for Sony to do this, it must show that they had serious doubts over the networks security.

Its all just a game of cat and mouse, will it happen again ? who can say ……………

umad
umad

umad bro?

Admufc
Admufc

What they owe us ps3 fanboy is an explanation of how this happened and do the hackers have access to personal details. It's pathetic hearing you stick up for a billion pound company, like it's us who should be thankful for them providing a service!

It's also called customer care you crank. If you don't want to p*ss off your customers then don't behave like Sony. Arrogance is what it's called I believe and yeah if I don't receive any goodwill from them my 360 will become console of choice.

tomestone2000
tomestone2000

never buy a 360 or a slim or an eleate becase do you want to pay money for online £40£60. When if the internet is down you pay money for it to be wasted

GAmer
GAmer

I am fiending. Not enough to go over to xbox, because that would mean spending 200 quid. But what I do want is for sony to give an estimated time of completion. They said 1 to 2 days. Well thats been and gone. So will this be a maximum down time of a week? 2 Weeks? Give us a clue!

brandin
brandin

they should give more features that the xbox 360 has because sony is really falling behind

gags
gags

mr mornelithe

Four20
Four20

For those people expecting compensation: What for exactly? Unless you pay for PSPlus, Sony arent obliged to compensate anyone as we are using their FREE service..

If your thinkin of jumpin ship after 6 days without PSN, u really need to think about whats important in your life and probably go and get therapy.

gags
gags

mr mornelithe, you reckon you've got it figured out ye? let me tell you something about the price of a ps3 which is almost double a xbox times that by the amount they've sold times that by money made from accessories times that by game sales that cost pennies and you get billions!!!!! yes billions of pounds yen or whatever you want to call it ….no one has to rewrite game code anymore if i can make a simple mirror image of my p.c. and re image after a virus or bug than so can they….and with no explanation thats… Read more »

stevo
stevo

it is a pain that the PSN is down, but i guess if it comes back with new improvements it will be worth the wait. it would be nice tho to have an update to the ps3 firmware so that MKV files and NTFS file systems are supported. that would be a nice treat for the PSN being down.

tyrrell
tyrrell

mornelithe is a joke !!!!

mornelithe
mornelithe

I'm sorry Peter, but do you code for Sony? Have you ever attempted an emergency rewrite of an active gaming network? No? So how would you know how long it takes? God you people are so thankless. They sell the PS3 at a loss, for years, at the same time, creating the PSN and adding to it constantly, for free. They remove one piece of functionality (OtherOS), used by…so very very few, and everyone feels like they're owed something. Get a grip. Sony doesn't owe you squat. If you're fiending so badly for gaming that the PSN being down will… Read more »

taj
taj

whens it comin back

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