"We’re aware that some of you have been experiencing intermittent service on PSN today. We’re working on finding a solution, and will report back here as soon as it’s resolved. Thank you for your patience."
And gamers continue to suffer. Thanks, Anonymous, really. Thanks a million.
in a new orleans JAIL and than talk to be about hacking idiots and whoever says anything positive about them is not a gamers end of the they can steal you info from psn/xblive and yet some find positive things to say about hackers if geohot was so damn right why did he run away?
They're only causing some minor annoyances for Sony and the only ones that are truly being affected are gamers; the people they think they stand for.
Hey Sony, I have a solution. Get Kevin Butler to dismember the hands of a random hacker, just as an example.
These are the stupidest "attacks" I've ever seen. It's similar to having some terrorists "attack" the US by sending 100 people into Starbucks at the same time. What a joke.
If GeoHot was really "running away," he wouldn't have done it publicly and actually stated on his blog exactly where he was. He's got his lawyers and is fighting a legal battle, didn't "run" anywhere.
"They're only causing some minor annoyances for Sony and the only ones that are truly being affected are gamers; the people they think they stand for." Anonymous aren't just standing for gamers, they are standing for consumers in general in this case. What Sony did has implication far reaching beyond just your unimportant console. If the console disappeared, PC will take over the slack. If what Sony did became the norm, expect advertised features to removed on corporate whim. Because Sony hasn't been malicious, doesn't mean other corporations aren't.
show me a gamer who's suffering and I will show you a healthy individual. here's an idea. Now just hear me out. PSN is free and all. Well at least to the non-idiots who didn't buy into psn+ If PSN isn't up to par and it's Sony's job to maintain it. Perhaps you need to b*tch and complain to them. If that doesn't work well I hear PC gaming doesn't rely on one company to play online.
fight the good fight annon.
In war there is always collateral damage.
war? really? people talk about war and this like its a noble cause. Then spout nonsense like you did here and feel its profound or means something. You know what I see, a bunch of jackasses who are upset because the company they are ripping off is trying to fight back, so they maliciously attack portions of that company that in turn affect millions who had nothing to do with the situation. Thats not "war" or 'collateral damage", thats assholes who don't give a shit about anyone but themselves and feel they have the right to do what they want with no care who or what it affects.
war???? are you freaking out of your mind?!
The internet started by hacking the phone line to send data. You all think hacking = piracy which it does not. Hacking = free use of owned products against the uneccessary limitations of an opressive operating system. You all must absolutely loathe the origional TRON movie with its hacking of the MCP to free the system.
Lol at all the wanna be "freedom fighters".
nothing wrong with my psn.
I thought you guys said Anonymous was powerless...? I dunno, seems to me they may have some power after all. Maybe SONY aren't as invincible as you might all like to believe People like NathanExplosion are deluding themselves thinking this is just an annoyance to SONY, I mean business has been disrupted and consumers are getting cheesed off here. You all walk around saying just how much SONY loves you and yet when this happens you pretend they are having a blast and don't care that their fan base is affected
I don't care if this is an annoyance or a major issue to Sony, it's an annoyance to me. When something annoys me I target my annoyance at the cause. Hey, guess what!? It's not Sony causing the annoyance here, so why would I direct anything at Sony instead of the cause of it? Anonymous claim to be fighting for us, but I never asked them to and would ask them to stop messing around so I can get online.
but I bet Sony can woop these hackers ass. I don't give a sh1t about this fight but damn my psn credit card and online play involve so fuk you useless hackers for society. I feel sorry for your mother.
A DDOS attack ain't exactly a difficult thing to pull off. You get a delusional guy, Anonymous. You post everywhere to PING so and so address through cmd and some idiots will actually do it, thinking that they are all cool bringing down a site. Like others have said, the only people this affects are the gamers and so was a complete waste of time...
The issue at hand is that Ps3 fans are definitely divided over this issue. Some want hacker heads to roll and have their pitchforks at the ready. Some believe that the deliberate and directed DOS attack is a non-event and Sony will squash it without blinking an eyelid. The fact that there is such an extreme range of responses from Sony fans really shows us that anonymous achieved their objective in bringing attention to the matter of the court case involving Geohotz. If Geohotz is an attention whore, then he certainly achieved his objective, thanks to the strong and directed reactions in this community! People that weren't paying attention before, are now definitely paying attention. Outside of N4g, there unarguably exists a very large and demonstrably powerful community that does not agree with the way Sony has handled the Geohotz court case. This outside community has sought to disrupt Sony and its consumer base sufficiently to bring worldwide attention to the matter, even at the expense of the PSN gamers and otherwise uninvolved customers. What gets me is that people are complaining about having their right to 'game' disrupted, but did not complain when individual privacy was violated due to Sony's subpoena of IP addresses. The fact that Sony is now scrutinizing people's online actions is an invasion of the sovereignty of the individual. That really is the crux of the anonymous attack and their actions, like them or not, have brought much attention to this. The community outside of N4g seems to understand this issue much better, it seems. Edit: Telling someone to 'shut up' or 'pray for a brain' is hardly adding to the discussion, nor is it engaging and certainly is not civilized. Can't we do better?
@Paraglider I am sure the community that disapproves of these hackers actions is far greater than the community that disapproves of what sony is doing. Sony wanted IP addresses because hackers wanted to hack the PS3 using the source code geohot posted on his site....You "freedom fighters" act like sony was trying to get ip addresses just for kicks.....not to mention the people who support this just because of some kind of immature hate of Sont because they own another console....Do you also support Predator's attacks on XBL gamertags? I guess you guy's idea of freedom is to have everything hacked and pirated til these companies cant even make the games we all enjoy and its not safe to put our CC# on XBL or PSN..... You smell that? Thats Freedom my friend......S/ BTW freedom =/= free stuff
mine was working fine yesterday so i'm good.
no problem with me was gaming last night and this morning online no issues, i dont get what the hell this is really about. im in uk region btw
So through out the internet I see one, two articles on this. Pretty much old news. Come to N4g.....end of fkn world is upon us.
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Implying they give a shit. It's for the lulz!!!
They think they are doing the right thing? Bunch of losers, innocent and legit Gamers are being affected.
In their minds, they do. To use, we can see the reality and what they're causing, frankly, they should be jailed.
I'm just playing DW7 so i'm fine but sux for those playing online and getting signed out.
I hope PSN gets fixed. Sucks for Sony.
How does this effect Sony are they using PSN to play online?
Are you serious?? Is this really a legitimate question? If you owned a shop and I kept people from coming to buy at your shop by throwing stones at them do you think you'll be making alot of money that day? Do you think your customers will be happy to wait it out or do you think those that can will go shop elsewhere? Are you so desperately in love with SONY that you've convinced yourself they are unaffected by this? That my friend is just SAD
I do not have any love for SONY, for all I care the company could cease to exist so long as I get the quality games I am getting now. That said obviously his comment was edited meaning my comment has less relevance to what he has said now. His former comment was more along the lines of "that will teach SONY" when honestly I feel this will have more of an effect on the PS3 gamers seeing as they use the service to actually play the games not SONY. But hey, thanks for telling me off anyways.
Don't mind FAIL he is full of fail
Yes because all the people trying to play their Ps3's that they bought with their hard earned money are Sony /s
Who's you guys and you people? I rarely even play online so I really don't care but last I checked I never messed with anyones business/products/lives so please don't call me a lowlife.
Are you seriously comparing the majority of PS3 users who never cared about OtherOS to a bunch of cyber bullies who think they can do whatever they want and get away with it, hurting innocent people in the process? Wow, just wow... Talk about low lives. And what's wrong with your lame excuse? I'll take a good single player over multiplayer any day of the week. I recently played Castlevania: LoS, Vanquish and Mass Effect 2, and I highly recommend all of them. That should keep any PS3 user busy until the good folks at anon turn their short attention span somewhere else. EDIT: BTW, I think you got it a little mixed up. That "don't play for a day" was caused by a programming error that resulted in an internal clock malfunction which rendered some PS3 models unable to connect to PSN for the entire duration of March 1st 2010. It had nothing to do with Linux, and there was no way for Sony to release a fix for it over PSN, because those system couldn't go online. At least get your facts straight.
@ Information, Again with the nobody cares about other OS BS. You also have it twisted. Sony is the one that think they can do what ever they want, which is why they were found guilty for consumer abuse. I guess in your world minorities don't matter. And to your bottom comment I have no idea where you are coming from. When I said Don't play for a day, I meant that if psn is having problems to just not play at all. People want to call hackers low lives but they can't give up gaming online or playing video games for 1 day or a few hours, making them seem like the low lives.
@ Graphics - Majority =/= everybody. Minority =/= nobody. Learn how to read and don't put words in my mouth. As to my bottom comment, when you mentioned "don't play for a day", with that specific wording, I thought you were referring to the infamous ApocaliPS3 http://en.wikipedia.org/wik... . To my best knowledge, that was the only situation were PS3 users couldn't play for an entire day. If you were not talking about that particular event, then I misinterpreted and I apologize.
Graphics-people call the hackers in this instance lowlives because they're DELIBERATELY hurting the very people they claim to stand up for-gamers. If someone didn't ask them to do this why would they be a lowlife for being annoyed that it's happened? It's not the kind of thing that's going to have people shaking in their boots at Sony as it's something they'll have figured could be on the cards for a while now(dDos attacks aren't hard FFS)but if the only day I had spare due to work or other commitments for ages was ruined by thee idiots then, surely, I'd have a right to be pissed at Anonymous, wouldn't I? I fail to see why a group would inflict themselves upon, mainly, gamers if they're honest about their intent. Honest about their motives-I suspect some people involves simply like little pranks and have little to no belief or reason behind any of this. Otherwise, and being fair to GeoHot(though I'm no fan)he did this, they could have stood up and shown themselves instead of doing the grown up equivalent of knocking the door and legging it.
So this is why I couldn't play KZ3. I bought a legit copy of my game and cant play it online consistently because of hackers. Really annoying. Fuck Anonymous.
Yea it sucks when people limit what you can do on YOUR system huh...........? What will they do next, be like Sony and take away features? Those bastards!
I dunno why your getting disagrees. It does suck. It put me in a bad mood. I appreciate that Anonymous might have good intentions (not that I agree with their intentions) but there affecting those who support the gaming industry. There a bunch of piracy supporters who want everything for free and will happily complain when no-one makes games anymore because of piracy.
Damn, no one cares what these guy do to their systems, but when what they chose to do effects other peoples systems, that's where we have a problem. They want other os back? Cool. Do what you have to do to get it back. Just keep what you do regulated to YOUR system. Why is that so hard to understand?
Sony took away other os because it was being used to compromise security. People didn't have to update if they still wanted to dick around offline If you misuse a product gifted to you, don't be surprised if daddy takes it away.
War is all but the same, eventually all people do suffer from it, although this is not war, it's still "War" of some form.
connected just fine. But i hope these problems get solved...
Although this sucks it must be regional or country specific. Since learning of these Anonymous "attacks" at about 2PM AST I've been able to get on PSN and Playstation.ca. US playstation is however slow and you can't log on to your account there.
havent been signed out all day tbh maybe just the us affected atm?
Fuck anon blame george
Could the trolls please shut up please. I don't see how anyone could defend this $hit. They are in the wrong plan and simple. They don't have 'good intentions'. None of them do. They do this because they can. Disrupting my PSN and telling me that you are just trying to teach Sony a lesson is BS. No one asked you to teach Sony a lesson at my expense. I brought my system with honest money to play my games in peace without hackers butting in, without cheaters ruining my online gaming and without hackers opening the the door and letting the lowlifes in.All these reasons are feeble excuses because Sony told you that they don't want their system hacked. It does not have to be hacked. I have seen nothing good come from this garbage except chaos and disruptions.I would rather defend 'evil' Sony then defend these people who use force, thievery, extortion and threats to get what they want. Only @$$es and trolls defend them.Sony has given us years of great games and service. What have they given us? Chaos, disruption, cheating and system risks.
I do not agree with what anonymous is doing. However I do think people need to stop whining like a bunch of babies. PSN is partially down. Big deal it's only been a few hours at most for many people. You'd think from the way everyone's freaking out it'd been like a whole month or something. Shut up, get over it, and let Sony do their job. Everything will be fixed soon enough.
i had trouble on the afternoon, but later in the night i went for some Socom 4 action and it was flawless
Actually i was on PSN buying a bunch of stuff without any problems
Several people were, I think it's the same as when maintenance is occurring; it prevented new logins. My guess anyway.
Millions..............and millions of PS3 gamers are suffering because of the IGNORANCE of a Pathetic Group named Anonymous, Trash of our Society!
Yeah. K. You realise it's Sony's fault for disrespecting people's rights right?
who's rights have Sony disrespected? I could seriously not give a fuck about Americas "progressive" freedom of speech? What about the American Government doing the same thing? Should they just let terrorist groups blow up Americans because of the Americans governments shiting on people rights? Anon are annoying because now they are infringing on other peoples rights. Who should fuck them over?
WHAT PART OF 'THIS IS ILLEGAL DO YOU NOT UNDERSTAND'? my god...do i have to take a big black marker and print it on your head edhe? this isn't about rights. it's about breaking the freaking law.
Sony disrespected the rights of who? You? Me? Gamers? PATHETIC HACKERS hate Sony because Sony is winning on Geo_Hot's case which may lead to them getting their asses sued by other companies too. If SONY wins big, then Microsoft, Nintendo, EA, Ubisoft, THQ,.....will follow Sony's footsteps. That's why they attack Sony. Hope that Sony will stop suing Geo_Hot! Do hackers have the right to shutdown a company's Website? Answer it, edhe!
I've had ZERO issues with accessing PlayStation.com, Sony.com, or playing games on the PSN since this all started...so it has not effected me in the least... These guys are just tools...
Way to prove the legitimacy of hacking; Do illegal stuff. Sounds more like a group of educated morons if you ask me.
Naw, just cyber-thugs; They are just mad they can't get free games anymore, so they try to exhort them until they can. I guess welfare doesn't cover videogames.
I might have to sell my newly purchased PS3 slim if this continues, I don't want anything to do with a company that can get hacked soo easily.
careful with ur jokes, people here arent all nice
Yeah lets go to Engadget where the pro-hack/anti-Sony group thrive. Things are MUCH nicer for xbo..I mean hack supporters there!
hypocrites, thats what they are, 12 year old hypocrites that never had a gf
I read alot of "Sony took our rights away!" stuff being spewed on here by what I can only guess are the supporters of this kind of crap. How in the name of our dark lord, can you compare being told to sit in the back of the bus to removing the other os feature. The thing that just kills me is this whole "we weren't in it for piracy" crap... So R4 cartridges and boot loaders, that is just a few bad eggs right? For every 1 guy that actually does it for homebrew there are 3000 that are in essence stealing games. And homebrew sucks shaft anyway who the hell wants to play a sh!tty missle command game, half completed, with Lady Gaga's Born This Way playing as a soundtrack.... And don't argue emulation because that right there is stealing too...