Sony restores PlayStation Network: Will you play on?

Sony restores PlayStation Network: Will you play on?

Summary: Sony has started to restore its PlayStation Network, which was whacked by hackers who made off with customer data. Can Sony recover?

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Sony has started to restore its PlayStation Network, which was whacked by hackers who made off with customer data. Can Sony recover?

In a series of blog posts today, Sony outlined its restart process. You can update your firmware and change your passwords. Sony has also started restoring the PlayStation Network in regions.

This rollout of services will take time, but the reputation hit will last well beyond Sony's restoration process.

For some folks, the PlayStation Network debacle has already been enough. Peter Cohen notes:

More than three weeks into the outage of Sony’s PlayStation Network, some PlayStation 3 owners have had enough and are beginning to trade in their consoles. The outage appears to be having an effect on the resale value of games, as well.

Sony has apologized after making a series of communications and security screw-ups. Is that enough though?

Here's the roundup of the Sony PlayStation outage.

Topics: Mobility, Hardware, Networking

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  • RE: Sony restores PlayStation Network: Will you play on?

    NOPE!!!
    slickjim
    • RE: Sony restores PlayStation Network: Will you play on?

      @Peter Perry Either I'm off of my meds or you are off of yours because I've been agreeing with you quite a bit lately... I'm not planning on going back to the PSN either... nor my SOA account if they get that mess straight.
      athynz
  • hell yea

    im loading up metal gear solid 4 right now. bring it
    thehempmessiah
  • network still down :(

    as of 11pm eastern time in the us, its still down. unable to sign in to the network :( booooo
    widowm8ker
  • RE: Sony restores PlayStation Network: Will you play on?

    I'm really glad to hear this, hopefully it'll stay online, I read a really great article about what the PS4 might be like. It looks really cool, like this...

    http://gamersnewsnow.blogspot.com/2011/05/ps4-fact-or-fiction.html
    legodude777
  • RE: Sony restores PlayStation Network: Will you play on?

    H3LL YEA!!!!
    iperine78
  • RE: Sony restores PlayStation Network: Will you play on?

    nope :(

    Sony has a ways to go. At this point I am not even sure what or if they have done anything substantial to keep my information safe.

    No PSN here.
    :|
    rhonin
  • RE: Sony restores PlayStation Network: Will you play on?

    I've already played 3 hours of Black Ops since it came back online for me at about 4 in the afternoon. Business as usual.
    His_Shadow