As downtime for Sony's PlayStation Network lingers on, Gamasutra sources report that Sony has asked some developers to install new SDKs on their PlayStation 3 devkits prior to the service coming back online.
Seriously? No way they'd wait that long. I fully expect it to be back up and running by Friday the lastest. Or at least I hope so. I mean two weekends? No way
Relax man it will be back up when its ready and besides it takes time in what they are doing.
I can't imagine what some of these small developers that make games for PSN are going through. Sucks if there was a PSN exclusive game coming out this week. Hopefully all this is resolved by the weekend.
Dragon's Lair II was supposed to be out yesterday.
I'm disapointed by all this, but I can wait. Let Sony sort it out
You know, they made these things called "single player games". lol Play some of those while we're waiting for PSN to get back online. I've been playing through Battlefield BC2, Crysis 2, and Sonic 1 and 2 (that I got free from PlayStation Plus). Lots of fun to be had with games that aren't online. :) I'm sure PSN will be back up by sometime next week. It sucks, but I'd rather them get it up for good than bring it back up and it be back down again the next day. Be patient.
Thanks for reminding me that I haven't played 5 minutes of BFBC2 single player yet. I think I'll start today.
agree with you bro everyone still has the entire library of single player games , web browser , netflix . im having a blast on borderlands single player and i still have enslaved ,crysis 2 . blazblue c.s. gonna replay mass effect 2 , dead space 2 severed , im actually on my ps3 now typing this . everyone on here says they are "teh hardcore gamerz" but while psn is down ya'll cant find anything to do? please.
By looking at your disagree counter, so far there are 10 people who read your post and said "What the hell is this s..i..n..g..l..e.. p..l..a..y..e..r.. he's talking about? Is that where you enter a deathmatch alone?" Man, these impatient people would have shot themselves in the golden age of gaming, back when games were good and were largely story and character driven, and had no online multiplayer. I've been playing FFVII myself.
I've been working my way through DA:2 for the last week or so. I'm missing my KZ3 fix, but somehow I survive.
you make a valid point EXCEPT BFBC2 is the WORST SP campaign EVER with one exception BC1 ahahah.
i actually started playing Eternal Sonata after buying it a few days ago. it's really good :D
what you dont realize is that sony are literally rebuilding there online infrastructure as fast as they can. working 24/7. in a couple days to prevent this again.. something that usually takes months. all they are asking is to wait a couple more days a possibly a week or 2. good things may come out of this :D play some single player games in the meantime
Well said my friend!
"paintsville" says credit card info for 75 million people have been discovered. Well the truth is that most people used PSN cards and didn't keep card info on file. I have 3 PSN accounts to buy DLC/games separately just incase I use up my 6 PSN shares, 1 PSN to buy all of that can screw you over in this day of lead free soldered hardware (doesnt hold as good as lead solder and is main reason for RROD, YLOD). I want to be able to retrieve my purchased stuff if something happens to my PS3....Point is most have way more PSN's than I do for similar reasons or just because. Sony actually said yesterday that personal info was hacked (address, email, etc), but there was no proof credit card info was stolen through their encryption. It was posted as a FAQ on their site update through PS3 browser.
paintsville is nothing but a sensationalist hater. Probably doesn't even know that all cc or debit cards with cc logos are protected 100% from fraudulent use. Also probably didn't know that although they may have the cc numbers they don't have the two things that are required to use them, the expiration date and the security numbers. I am more concern with getting spammed in then mail and emails. i don't disagree that this is serious but what are you going to do just complain and state over and over that this is serious? We aren't idiots but crying and being scare isn't going to help is it? And to even state that the PSN being free is the cause of this is fucking retarded at best. This has happened to many many major corps, including the US government.
a week from yesterday they say "Our employees have been working day and night to restore operations as quickly as possible, and we expect to have some services up and running within a week from yesterday. However, we want to be very clear that we will only restore operations when we are confident that the network is secure. ..also Keep in mind, however that your credit card security code (sometimes called a CVC or CSC number) has not been obtained because we never requested it from anyone who has joined the PlayStation Network or Qriocity, and is therefore not stored anywhere in our system.
They also said that the expiration dates for those cc haven't been stolen so it very unlikely that those cc are usable. Besides cc cards are 100% protected from fraud. The real concern here is identity theft and spam.
so, sony waiting on ALL new SDK devkit to be installed on current and previous games. will this be hacker proof?? we'll know after a nut try to hack PSN again. which I pray it dont happen again.
EDIT: Nevermind, people ahead of me posted first just didn't see it! The only thing that's really bugging me about the downtime is that I can't use my PS3, or 46" Bravia for MLB.tv or Qriocity. I can still do it on my PC, but that's not nearly half as good looking :(
Finally some real information, instead of "Sony breached blah de blah", "Sony in financial trouble", "analyst says Dr Evil wants 1 trillion dollars from Sony" Atleast we know things are moving along swiftly, and i assume if Sony are providing new SDK's, we cant be far from the PSN being switched back on. That's all I want, I want PSN back. Virtua Tennis is releasing this week, C'mon Sony, your advertising it like mad here in the UK with the PS Move! lets get it on!
I almost forgot about virtua tennis. In the states it's not as hyped but I loved that game since dreamcast.
ha ha nice Austin Powers reference there :) this down time has really given me a lot of time to come up with some wicked combos for Scorpion Raiden and Liu Kang.... cant wait to get back online with Mortal Kombat.
Wow um I'm embarrassed to ask this but what's an SDK?
Glad you asked, it stands for Software development Kit I can go into more indepth if you want to PM me
zydake asks a question, joeorc gives a reply, what are you people disagreeing with exactly, oh well just another day on N4G lol.
Exactly Amiga-man that's all we get disagrees no reason there bunch fools going around news 4gamers doing it I be leave 360.. I had 5 bubbles whent down to 3 after waking up next day. This shit got a stop. Tried emailing N4G but no reply.. Again
I don't even see the point in a agree/disagree system to be honest
You want PSN back for Virtual Tennis? I've gotta' admit that's impressive.
hahah yeah man, cant wait for virtua tennis!
hasj1990. Maybe you should take some advice from the hardcore Sony supporters on this site who are now stating that online gaming is not important and play single player games. Meanwhile a week or two ago, they were constantly claiming that PSN is the best way to game online because it's FREE!! In this day and age, who needs online gaming? lmao! I have nothing against Sony but reading some of the comments from the usual trash talking fanboys is absolutely hilarious. I wonder if they would keep the same relaxed views of online gaming if this happened to Xbox Live. We all know the answer, don't we?
It's hilarious, how console warriors change their tune. I've had a chuckle at the hardcore 360 fans who preached the importance of exclusive games a few years ago, when the PS3 had a fraction of the exclusives the 360 had, but now that the situation is reversed, some of them now claim that exclusives don't matter. It's funny how that goes.
Very funny Ace! It's always nice when somebody needs to go back to the past to make a point. All games are exclusive too me anyway so go complain about that to somebody who cares. I don't play exclusives, i play games. IMO, the best games this gen were mostly multiplats anyway. What do you think of the PRESENT situation or are you ignoring it completely?
@JerryKurl Just pointing out the some 360 fanboys are guilty of the same type of hypocrisy, that's all. A balanced perspective is always advantageous. I'm not upset about the situation at all, since I don't game online with consoles and I have never used a CC to purchase off PSN. Thus, I see no reason to act as if it's the end of the world, or the end of Sony.
ALRIGHT!! ALREADY get it back WORKING!!! gaming and complianting again as usual.
Isn't every PS3 game going to need an update? That sounds like a lot of work. I was just thinking that could add to the PSN down time as well. Im not sure what the "rubuilding of PSN" entitles. Will it have anything to do with better internet connections? Will games have less lag? We all know were going to be more secure thats for sure. Not that there was a lot of lag before, just an improvement would be sort of like a blessing in disguise. You smell me? Think positive. Also I was thinking im not too worried about the credit card information possibly being stolen. I dont think the hackers hacked the PS3 for credit card info. I think think they did it just to abuse SONY. They did an outstanding job of that. Cant wait to see my PSN friend list populate with all my buds on SOCOM 4.
It's unlikely the games will need an update unless they're especially tied into the PSN such as those that list DLC in the game menus. Games don't usually store personal details or credit card information after all. It's possible they still may make improvements here anyway though as better protection for communication between games and the PSN would help prevent cheating in online games. Sony will be primarily be working on ensuring the PSN store and account information are protected. That's the most sensitive data after all.
Nothing they can really do about lag. Most games are p2p networking so we host the games. Dedicated servers don't have this problem but not all games have them. Could see faster downloads if they work on it but think it's only really gonna be security their are thinking of at the moment.
practically every ps3 exclusive runs on dedicated servers. xbox is finally going that route by adding dedicated servers with gears 3
What ever it takes to prevent this from happening again. Waiting a week is worth it to protect my personal info. Wouldn't a new SDK throw a monkey wrench to anyone looking to build a CFW.
Sony already have unless sony leak the new signings keys or someone finds away to officially sign a firmware unofficially; there can never be a cfw based on 3.56 and up. This means pirates will not be able play newer games just like they can't portal 2. Now even if they found away newer firmwares have newer features that will not work properly with older firmwares they will crash or be glitch or they will just black screen/turn console off.
I don't know! I think it is going to take some time!! Hopefully not much! But they want to make sure every thing goes ok!
I think the whole rebuilding the PSN is good. Maybe, they may use the time to tweak other little things too. Other than the most obvious, security.
I think it is one of the fishy weasel wordy things that Sony has been saying for the last week... And now they are gonna add a SDK (that they came up with in a week???) I think this rebuild will be more notable for what it removes from PSN than what it adds...
my previous post: i say sweep all personal data and whatever else if that's what it takes. some may disagree but i think addresses, names, and birthdates shouldnt be required for psn. just verify that youre over/under 18 and have a Data Wallet type software within the ps3 operating system for to encrypt/decrypt user's cc data and store it on the ps3's hdd only. so email, password and manual cc data input or auto with data wallet is all that woud be needed. the less personal info stored on there(sony's) servers the better it is for both of us im no tech expert but this is my opinion
I think game system should just go to prepaid cards. No credit cards at all.
Or maybe add Paypal into the system and use that instead
^^THIS. Before I had a prepaid CC and before the PSN cards came to Canada (about a full year after the U.S. got them), I had no way of getting anything off the PSN store because I couldn't use PayPal or my debit card. PayPal would spare a lot of headaches I think.
Man if I were Sony and read some of the comments on this site I would just be like you know what Screw it. People are barley even going against the hacker who caused all this. YES I KNOW SONY COULD HAVE BETTER SECURITY. Don't even reply to me with that. Either way IDC when it's back up as long as it's secure. Dosen't really affect me either way because I don't trust putting my credit card on any game system.
Nah. They used to this type of abuse and ungratefulness by now. I think they have learned to get up and move on instead of wasting their time arguing with idiots. They need to rebuild the network and do damage control for all those affected. That is what is important right now
I have a feeling that the trophys im stacking up after the PSN went offline are not going to be able to sync with the ones i already have on the PSN servers.They are changing identity keys for games and all people will have to change PSN password they say.Before connecting is going to be a fw update.
Hackers have now crossed the line. Now they have pushed gamers too far and we want revenge.
i want JUSTICE
sony we want blood! blood of those responsible.
keep up the good work sony after this you can have a vacation.....of about a couple hours so you can make sure those hackers get back in cause we all know they will go at it as soon as it hits
Its funny because game patches still work aswell as everything apart from signing in. I hope itts up this week by weekend at least, I'm sure there will be a large FW update to download first though
Game patches are not through PSN, just dlc if i recall correctly.
I am fine playing offline games.. I am trying to tackle God Of War 3 on the Hardest difficulty and i am playing Ghost of Sparta on psp for a few before i crash in bed at night.
So may the 4th is the big day then. Hopefully the online gaming part will be up and running. Couldnt give 2 shits about n e thing else
UPDATE: A development source has clarified to us that it's possible the SDK update is unrelated to any new PSN security measures. A separate unnamed source on Develop claimed the update is unrelated to PSN issues. We've updated our piece and apologize for any confusion.]
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why provide new SDKs? sdks are basically just tools and apis packaged togather. so i don't think an new SDK is needed, unless sony believes the old/current SDK has been compromised(no need to pay to develop)
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