Sinan Kubba writes, "Thing is, when a huge company that I trusted with vital information cocks up big time, my press hat comes off and my consumer hat comes on. And the consumer in me is pissed off right about now."
I agree with you 100%
I'l agree with anyone who suggests the blog writer uses black text instead of grey on white.
Still no sign of it coming back up yet... :(
..I actually..renewed xbl gold..and preordered Gears2..and loving the Beta. I wouldve bought it in any case..but the last 360 game I got was ME2 and Fifa09...This outage made me dig up the 360 again.. ,Sony fix it asap. Please. I dont wanna use my 360 :( I have trust issues,it'll fry at any time.
Wow. Gears "2" has been out for quite a while now. And you've preordered it? lol j/k
Gears 3 lol
I'm getting a bit bored of these Sony articles now.
I getting even more bored of not being able to play Portal 2 coop on the PSN. ;)
I'm not necessarily upset about what has happened with Sony...yet. I'm still convinced that a lot of professional liars are using this as a way to claim fraudulent charges on their credit cards. I honestly have some pity for Sony at this point because they've been getting railed by everyone. I will agree that once (and if) my credit card gets involved and I'm ripped off by some lowlife, I will be upset- thought not enough to make me quit them on a drop of a dime. They know they've messed up and are cleaning up the mess.
It's easy for people to write blogs and make comments. Thing is we don't have any concrete facts,(maybe Sony did not either) so we are judging on opinions. It would be wrong to assume a company the size of Sony is not aware of it's consumers needs. There is so much red tape involved these days when it comes to statements that everything has to be done properly. Sony might have been slow out of the blocks telling us but I would also like to think all of their effort was going into finding out exactly what had happened. Either way they will lose. We would have probably had article headlines saying "Sony, stop giving us maybe this, maybe that and just sort the PSN out"
It's all over the media, forums, Sony's own website. Why bitch about an E-mail. Next time you write an E-mail let's see how long it takes you to get it to 77 million addresses. Getting mighty bored of all this now.
You would have had to be stuck in the outback to miss the news. Lets move on, get it back and start gaming again.
These articles are pointless (on N4G) at the moment whether it's negative or positive on this situation. People that are worried keep an eye on your information with your statements.
This writer brings up a very good point. I don't watch television, I only check the mainstream news on CNN like once every few days - and I must have missed the article on there about all this. I prefer other sources for news. Honestly, if I wasn't on N4G then I would also be in the dark. Sony should have had it in a PS3 error message, and I am very surprised their mass e-mail isn't more efficient as I have not received one either.
any adult who only checks the news every few days and depends of THIS site for concrete information isn't very bright. and checking the news doesn't have to be done on tv. the author is obviously online - and checking what's going on in the world on daily basis takes all of about 10 minutes.
Did I say I didn't check the news? Nope. I just said I don't bother to check the mainstream news except every couple days. Hell, the biggest news story this week on mainstream news was the Birther nonsense. Gosh, I dunno what I would have done if I didn't get confirmation that what I already knew was true .. is true. I do rely on N4G for gaming industry news, though. But, should I have had to? Wouldn't it have been easy for Sony to update their error message? I mean, that's just changing a simple string, and I'm sure they could have handled it - even with all the hullabaloo. One super duper mini update. Then shut it down.
maybe i misunderstood this.....from your post - " I only check the mainstream news on CNN like once every few days". end quote. i took that to mean you only check the news every few days. if i'm wrong; then, i'm sorry for that. as far as checking the news - you're saying you wouldn't have missed anything is in hindsight and really not the point. we should all give the news a glance every day (whether on tv/online or even newspaper) just to make sure we DON'T miss something important. in regards to the author of the article - why i think the authors point is NOT good is that he's online - there is no way for anyone who is online to have missed this or any other big piece of news in the world.
I don't like to depend just on mainstream media. So, I split it all up. I get my political / worldly news from motherjones, I get my gaming industry news here, weather news from weather.com, and then I check cnn every few days to see what they're talking about these days. And I just like to research whatever is happening. I'm well-informed, actually. But, if I didn't include N4G, this might have slipped through the cracks for far too long, and it's very needless that it took so long. A quick update to the error message, and even hermits that use PSN would know what's up with their information.
I dont see why people are complaining about how long it took Sony to say something. It's a balance between what you say and when you say it. YES, Sony could have said on day 1 of the hack that the network was down, which Im pretty sure they did, and the simple fact of the matter was that THEY DID NOT KNOW WHY. Just like any service these days. If your bband fails and you call your provider, they have to figure out why. If a bird dies on a telephone line and your power goes out, the company has to find out why it has died (the power, that is). It's not like a big error box splashes on their screens saying 'pigeon fried on line on st. elmans road in x-town has caused blackout'. So, saying the network is down as soon as possible is great, but we consumers, retarded as we are, will scream and howl as to why Sony wont say WHY IT IS DOWN. For god sake, they dont know why yet. On the flip side, if they knew it was hackers, they wont know what the hackers had got. So if they said straight away the system was hacked and they dont know what the hackers got, we would scream and howl at how Sony arent protected enough, why dont they know, how hard can it be, blah blah blah. FIGURING IT OUT TAKES TIME, which we are reluctant to give. You dont just blurt stuff out as a corporation to the public WITHOUT CONFIRMING THINGS. Imagine the scenario: Unconfirmed reports - the PSN has been hacked and financial data has been obtained, panic people and cancel your cards, change your passwords blah blah blah. Next day - woops, our bad, no financial data was obtained, we're all safe, PSN will be back up once we have fixed it. We would scream and howl with rage at Sony for messing with us, why not wait till it's confirmed, blah blah blah. So, really, Sony IS doing the right thing in delaying. Confirm things before you put the public in a panic.
I dunno. I disagree. I don't think anyone would blame Sony if they reacted quickly and erred on the side of caution, even if it startled some people. I would praise Sony for giving their customers as much notice as they possibly could to start watching their credit cards and to just be on high alert for anything dealing with their information. I could be mistaken, but I don't think I've ever heard of someone crying foul of a corporation being honest and giving them clear notice that something could possibly be awry. I always hear people cry foul when things are kept from them and when the corporation is acting shady.
I got my e-mail from Sony the same day they post the info on the blog.
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