Gamersmint: A few questions, especially one regarding Sony’s promised Welcome Back package has been bothering readers since they are yet to get any details as to when they can expect to redeem them.
Keep the information coming guys!
is that the new ps store layout?
I am just glad to see online play restored.
It better be a new layout. I used to get pissed off looking for games because the GUI was so unbelievably bad.
@news4geeks - Never had any problem with it.
News4geeks must live in Europe. Go and create a european account to see it. It's REAL bad. A monkey made up the main menu items. There's no demo selection. You have to go find the game and see if there is a demo for it.
Ah, I wonder what they will give..? :P *slowly strokes beard*
What is it about this that inspires the slow stroking of beards?
who ever dissagreed with jmorgan, did so on the account that they themselves were not man enough to grow their own beard
I was slowly stroking something else. It too has a beard :)
^^^ Were you stroking Chuck Norris? He also has a beard!
update. So, we can expect more details regarding what gifts we'll get later today. Can't wait. Also, hope the PS Store is back before the end of next week.
Not sure if its true or not, but I just read the notice on the firmware download page and it says that the store will be up in the 'few' days. Not sure whether this is poor communication between the playstation website and network or whether they just are saying we don't know
I sincerely hope that you don't have to have Playstation Plus to play these gifts.
I believe those free games were a seperate gift from PS Plus. If they were being stupid like that they would have also said Avatars/themes/ps minis/classics etc etc
@spit: Yeah I think so too. But we will know for sure soon enough :)
You will probably be able to play them without +
Sony. PSN being back is reward enough for me though. Hope it never goes through anything like this ever again. Keep up the good work.
I will suggest SONY give all PSN users two golden trophies as reward and compensation.
We can play trophies all right
I have exams from tomorrow for a week so I'm wondering if this free month will count from the day you first sign-in back after the outage and change your password, or if they'll just put the month straight on to everyone's accounts straight away when they can. I don't expect the store up until at the earliest the end of the week so hopefully if that is the case I won't miss out on too many days.
Not sure why you got a disagree. But yeh hopefully you can just activate it whenever you want as my exams start on Wednesday and end on the 20th of June so I would be missing out on a lot.
You have really long exams.
A month? Are you in the last year of graduate school or something?
on this site you get disagrees no matter what you put i have put plenty of replies that are 100% true and still get disagrees how can you disagree with the truth you gotta be a moron but hey there is plenty of them on this site.
I had to agree seeing how people disagreed with you
When the store comes back up I hope it will not detect the actual state I live in because I switched my state to Nevada just so I can avoid PSN Tax.
Show me the goodies. XD
read on another blog on here Anom is ready and waiting for PSN to retrun so they can fk it up again. SAY WHAT'D???? thats BULL-SHEEE-IT
every tom dick and harry hacker would want to do the same and claim his way to fame, so I hope Sony's well prepared. I for one believe the hackers won't be able to do any shit anymore, Sony's back and like a BOSS!!!
Agreed, that's the worry unfortunately that these hackers are going to ruin the fun before it's even had a chance to begin again. Let's hope all the time Sony have taken has been well spent reinforcing the security system and that they haven't rushed it up. Lol disagree troll is present, seem to all be going through all the PSN topics from what I've noticed.
i agree too cyborg just hope that blog i've read is FLAMEBAIT!!
Well you've got to remember that they'll be monitoring their network like a HAWK for the next couple months and thereafter for ANY suspicious activity and will likely be able to detect the hackers before they're able to do any damage this time. I hope those responsible for this attack are brought to justice so hackers everywhere will think twice before messing with PSN or XBL again.
I forgot about the goodies we're meant to be getting. I was just happy it's back even though it won't be on until about 4 hours here.
ooooooh yeeeeeeeea :Q______
Looking forward to the store update
i cant wait to buy my new avatar. i cant stand my current one. just when my check came, the psn was down damnit!!
Why did they change Netflix? Instead of it going left to right and going down to different genre's in that category, now it goes up and down and doesn't go into diffrent genres, I also don't have an Instant Que anymore...
If you notice a change in the UI (haven't used it in a while), that would be done by Netflix and not by Sony. Just wanted you to know in case there was any confusion.
Man, that's pretty lame...
1 free download. *Withholds till Starhawk comes out*
It might be selected games (depending on the region) that's my guess.
It is, at least in the EU anyway. We (in Europe) are getting two PS3 games out of a list of 5, or two PSP games out of a list of five. That's all the information we have, though. Don't know what will make up the lists, or whether people who own both a PS3 and a PSP get 4 games in total, or just one or the other.
Yeah I own both PSP and PS3. I'm pretty sure LBP for the PSP will be one of them games. I think the first party games from Sony will be the ones that will be on the list out of the selection of five.
That's why I have more than one account.
So when psn is back up everyone will get psn+ free for 1 month but the store wont be up till a week or 2 later lol.
I see you find this amusing but I didn't give you permission to be amused. For your insolence, I shall have non come to your house and crush you between his fingers.
LMAO thanks for the laugh. Here's a bubble.
POWER TO THE PSN!!
hooray! my hope is that PS Store will be back up by the end of this week. i would love for it to be up by tomorrow or tuesday, though.
If I get a free game I am thinking that Outland looks like a nice choice. Anyone have any suggestions?
Xenogears and Legend Of Mana are two I've had my eye on. And anything Final Fantasy. (I already have 9 and 7)
PixelJunk Shooter 1+2, Fat Princess, Tales in Space: About a Blolb (something like that)
Dont need no gifts Sony having psn back up is enough for me!!!!!
I disagreed because you're easily gratified. All they did was restore online gaming. The system still has restrictions and you're happier than an ape masturbating. This is not great news...its almost like they are rationing the network to you. Kinda like "take this and shut up until we're done." I hold them accountable for being inept and proving why they behind the curve
Thanks Sony...! On another note, that picture for the article made me clean my glasses twice. I then realised that it had a blurred effect. I'm as blind as a bat.
I expect the PS store online probably on Tuesday.
Free games! Plz
WARHAWK for EVERYBODY!!!!!
I hope we get Playstation Plus for June because the Uncharted 3 beta is coming out 6-28-11. Hopefully if we're allowed to choose 2 free games I would get Journey and Dead Nation. :D
And the PSN is back online for me however PSN store still down.
Personally, I don't expect, nor care whether I get anything out of all this, just glad it's going/ is back up. :)
Man if i owned a store then punks came and tagged and broke out windows from my store, to the point that I had to close a few weeks for maintenance, I would not give away free stuff for something that was not my fault. that being said if sony wants to give me a game, movie.... or antthing i will gladly accept.
Man, dude, I'd buy you a beer if I could. I tried using analogies when all the sh*t was hitting the fan with PSN and all these troll where hollering that Sony is at fault. But my analogy had a deli and falcons that shot lasers out of their eyes. bubs+
OH, Dude please! You need to share the Laser Falcons analogy with us!
thanks man, wish u would repeat the analogy again sounds like it was a good one.
this was when people where commenting that it's sony's fault that the information got stolen because they had poor security and how customers are victims by the terrible giant troll that is Sony. How Sony should have had this and this in place, all while not knowing any actual facts. Like they where part of this "2 man doofus security team" that Sony had employed. You know the bit. anyways...It was something like this... So you own a deli, right. its poppin, you're getting mad customers, everyone is loving your delicious sandwich service that you provide. One day robbers break into your store and rob you. Unfortunately on their way out they start shooting and some people get shot. You SIR mr.delistoreownerguy are horrible. How can you treat your customers this way?! you should have had at LEAST falcons perching above the front door that shoot lasers from their eyes. Come on?!!! EVERYONE ELSE HAS THEM! /s something like that ;)
That wasn't the point. They are completely at fault and thats why they are giving you hush gift and a restricted network right now. They were careless from the beginning. Your bank, XBL, Paypal, and cellphone company has sensitive material to protect and I am sure they get tested by hackers all the time. They provide better security measures to ensure it gets detected early. Sony was inept and careless with your data and they should be held accountable
@ Falaut above nice pitcher you painted. Orange-skittle im sure Sony had a competent system in place, hackers were able to do whatever the hell they do and brought it down, banks get robbed id's stolen its not like sony or anyother company is gathering your information and posting it on the web, I've never seen anyones personal information online. if a group of people plan to hijack a plane and crash it into a building cause they dont like others belief system, then who's to blame. I guess there needs to be better security measures to ensure it gets detected early