Submitted by dbjj12088 1438d ago | opinion piece

Calling Them Out: Microsoft on PSN Outage

"Calling Xbox Live a hack-free environment is a joke." - Daniel Bischoff (Culture, Industry, PS3, Tag Invalid, Xbox 360)

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ftwrthtx  +   1438d ago
There's no such thing as a "hack free environment"
dbjj12088  +   1438d ago
Too true.
cjflora  +   1438d ago
"Something we've felt was always very important for Xbox Live; we're invested in people's privacy and their security and making sure that we work to keep it a cheat-free and hack-free environment." Dennis Durkin - Microsoft COO

"Challenge accepted" - Hackers
assmonkey  +   1438d ago
Indeed and that sucks!
jke82  +   1437d ago
and if you will all direct your attention to the COD leaderboards on 360 (or PS3 for that matter) you will see just how many hackers/cheats/boosters we really have
willie32  +   1438d ago
I am just afraid these hackers are going to take it too far. They are starting to hack other sites now too and will impact the future of online gaming. It is impossible to develop a hack free environment. If Microsoft starts to become arrogant about their network, I have a bad feeling that they will be hacked. I can't believe how the hackers say this is good for gaming.
MRHARDON  +   1438d ago
How can Microsoft be arrogant about there network, they are one of the biggest companys in the world. They already use different types of encryption technologies.

Everything is encrypted on Microsofts servers, address's,Credit card info,phone numnbers.

Once something is encrypted, like a phone number or a credit card number, it is highly unlikely you can get the number or info back in its original state.

So I do not think Microsoft will ever be arrogant with there sercurity,

I do not believe hackers will be able to steal any personal data from Microsoft.


Microsoft is committed to helping protect the security of the information we collect. We use a variety of encryption technologies and security procedures to help protect your personal information from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure. Please click here to learn more.

At Microsoft, we take the security of your personal information very seriously. We use a variety of security technologies and procedures to help protect your personal information from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure. For example, we store the personal information you provide on computer servers with limited access that are located in controlled facilities. Additionally, if we transmit sensitive personal information (such as a credit card number) over the Internet, we protect it through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol.
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gaffyh  +   1438d ago
Microsoft products are the most hacked products on the planet, Windows has been hacked plenty of times. The only reason their XBL hasn't been hacked is simply because they weren't a target, but individual xbl accounts get hacked all the time. If they were a target, believe me, their network would be hacked as quick as anyone else's.
bodybombs  +   1438d ago
the only way individual accounts can get hacked is if somebody is dumb enough to fall for a phishing attempt. ive had xbl for 4 years now, have never once been hacked, why? because im not a dumbass with my information.

also the only thing that has been hacked over xbl are games that run code p2p, nobody has hacked xbl the way psn has been hacked, if it were that easy, it would have been done when the xbox got jtagged.

also to the guy who doesnt know how to remove his credit card from his live account, do it from xbox.com, i do it all the time.
kaveti6616  +   1438d ago

"but individual xbl accounts get hacked all the time. If they were a target, believe me, their network would be hacked as quick as anyone else's."

learn the difference between hacking and phishing.
snaz27  +   1438d ago
MRHARDON... It seems you have a hard on for bill gates... I take it you haven't seen his speech about population control? Type into youtube, bill gates population control... Then talk of the wonders of microsoft! Go on i dare you!... For the people that say, how can hackers say this is good for gaming... Well maybe, just maybe some things are bigger than gaming! Get off your consoles for 5 mins and do a little research! Again, bill gates population control!... Oh btw he was recently at the bilderberg meeting too, hmmm! Time to wake up people!
snaz27  +   1438d ago
Bill Gates EXPOSED Progressive?!
Wants Population Control Through
Vaccines "something I love"... There you go that's the name of the video... Enjoy! Maybe all the xbox owners will be the some of the first to accept his population reducing vaccine?! Please do not support this man! Or any other elites, especially if they attend bilderberg meetings! If you think i've lost it, or a crack pot, just watch the vid! They're using the global warming scam to justify reducing the population! And he says vaccines are a great way to reduce the population! Honestly you couldn't make this shit up!
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BeOneWithTheGun  +   1438d ago
@mrhardon...with all due respect, IE is a gaping hole
BrianC6234  +   1438d ago
If hackers do take it too far they'll be sitting in prison. You can bet a lot of people are hunting them down right now.
gamingdroid  +   1438d ago
"The only reason their XBL hasn't been hacked is simply because they weren't a target, but individual xbl accounts get hacked all the time. If they were a target, believe me, their network would be hacked as quick as anyone else's."

That is such an ignorant statement, I don't know where to start.

I had some fraudulent charges on my Visa credit card. OMG! Visa got hacked and everybody's information is stolen!!!

Individual accounts can be access by password or recovered by email. If you loose one of the two, they can get in! They didn't necessarily hack Xbox Live Network.

Albeit, I'm certain MS has security holes in their software. However, the key difference is in detection. When Stephen Toulouse had his account stolen due to social engineering with his domain name provider, it took MS mere hours to detect and recover the account!!!

If you can't put an unbreachable wall, at least find out when it is breached!
truewittness  +   1438d ago
HA, some people actually disagreed with you, HAHAHA. some people are so bias.
YogiBear  +   1438d ago

You are very naive.
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Cueil  +   1438d ago
it was never said... it said they will try their best to keep it hack free... the writer can't seem to read either -_-
Joni-Ice  +   1438d ago
Better hope those hackers don't read this article. They WILL prove MS wrong.
chriski333  +   1438d ago
wow thats old news mircosoft is really desperate psn is fixed and back online they should worry about there xbox not red ringing so much
Sony360  +   1438d ago
You mean like they did years and ago and fixed?
WetN00dle69  +   1438d ago
Yeah red rings is old new as well.
beastgamer  +   1438d ago
Watch when they get hacked.
Sony360  +   1438d ago
Only "environments that havn't been hacked yet."

Which of the two can still fall under that category?
gamingdroid  +   1438d ago
No there is!!! It's called disconnected from the network!

That said, you want to make it so hard to get in, the thieves would rather go for someone else. First rule of security (of anything and everything)!
FamilyGuy  +   1438d ago
I see a typo, he wrote "year" instead of "almost a month", maybe it was sarcasm or satire, (jokingly saying a year cuz it felt like a year to some die-hards), but it seems more like a typo.
tplarkin7  +   1438d ago
Proof is in the pudding. Xbox Live has always been 100% secure in terms of data theft.

(I'm not counting a few people that gave their data away to scammers/phishers. Regarding game mods or game hacks, that is the fault of the developer, not Microsoft.)
JayD-1K  +   1437d ago
I said it once i'll say it again, it's never a problem until it happens to you or somebody you know!!

I have seen a XBLG account, get Its MS points stolen and their console hacked without him giving out his info to a scheme.
With my own eyes so yes, XBL IS NOT AND NEVER WAS A 100% SECURED!
thehitman  +   1438d ago
This is a poor article/rant...
killershadow117  +   1438d ago
Very true. I like how he says you can't remove your credit card even though I have done so before. Then when he is complaining about how Xbox live is full of hacking he lists glitches in games as hacks. I am not saying that Xbox live has no hacking but someone needs to learn the difference between something getting hacked and someone using a glitch in a game.
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kaveti6616  +   1438d ago
You can't remove it from LIVE without calling Microsoft. I think it used to be where you could just remove it right from your 360, but now you have to call them and they ask you why you want to remove it and they even try to convince you not to for a few seconds.

But that's a minor gripe. Microsoft made it that way to ensure that there would be some level of human interaction to discourage users from canceling their renewal of XBL.
BrianG  +   1438d ago

It's actually tied to your XBL subscription, you CAN NOT remove it without cancelling your subscription, or until your subscription is up.

The only other alternative is to provide another credit card.

Below: You can not do that if it is linked to an XBL subscription, believe me. I've called MS and asked them to remove my card since it is linked to my brother's GF account. I let her get the 3 months for 12.50 with my card. They told me you can not remove it.

Photos for proof so everyone can see. I covered up my CC # for obvious reasons, as well as the Gamertag for my Brother's Fiance.


As you see, I clicked remove, "Can not be removed at this time"


Linked to the 3 month deal. Therefore I CAN NOT remove it until that sub is up.
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killershadow117  +   1438d ago
Actually if you go to Xbox.com and when your signing to the Windows Live, if you click on the logo and go to the main website of windows live you can delete it from there. It is a little be of a work around since you can't delete it from the xbox website but it is just one more click away and no calling anybody.
Dark_king  +   1438d ago
Actually you can't remove it at all,even if you call they do not delete the data from their servers.They will remove it from the account though,but not their servers not ever.
BrianG  +   1438d ago
@Dark King,

Another great point, if you check my second picture you will see my brothers old bank card that he removed ages ago. Says removed next to it.

Still there.
kaveti6616  +   1438d ago

I tried that for a month. I went to the Xbox website and logged in and tried to remove it from there, but the site kept coming up with an message that said the card could not be removed at that time. I tried it every single day, and my LIVE subscription was renewed.

I was trying to cancel my subscription renewal.

Ultimately I was forced to call XBL.

I guess the error only came up for me on the site, but the way it kept happening I assumed it was something deliberately done on Microsoft's part to prevent me from cancelling the renewal. I'm the idiot who had the subscription set to monthly, though. I spend 40 bucks on 4 months when I could have gotten an entire year of XBL for that much on amazon.
TheFreak  +   1438d ago
How can I remove my credit card number from my 360? I have never figured it out.

EDIT: So I will have to go to xbox.com?
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radphil  +   1438d ago

You can remove it PROVIDED that it's not tied to your XBL Subscription.

For some reason I have no idea why they don't allow you to tag it off your account, even though you already paid. =X
Kishin  +   1438d ago
I'd just cancel the credit card entirely and get a new number, problem solved :)
rob6021  +   1438d ago
radphil is right, if you used the credit card to pay for live they don't let you change the details or remove the card, even on xbox.com. I do believe the credit card thing does have some legitimacy, it just has no point showing up in this fanboy article. It's a stretch to connect safety from hackers and aggressive anti-consumer business practices. Even if you did remove the card MS/Sony might still have record of it to be potentially hacked.
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bangoskank  +   1438d ago
Yeah, and the guys grammar/spelling sucks. Leave articles to the journalists.
evilmonkey501  +   1438d ago
I've had this credit card problem too actually. Sometimes they auto recharge you if your membership expires, EVEN after you remove ALL of your credit card info. I compare it to trying to delete internet explorer from windows....you just CANT do it.
Kishin  +   1438d ago
Cancel the card, simple.
Mkai28  +   1438d ago
I agree, this guy seems angry because PSN got hacked and not XBL. They never disrespected Sony for their network being hacked. They never said that their network was unhackable.

I think he took it personal when at E3,(as I saw it) Microsoft wanted to insure 360 owners that they would try their best to make XBL a safe and secure network, seeing as that an attack on Sony is pure fanboy dribble.
MintBerryCrunch  +   1438d ago
coming from the chief operating officer really represents where MS is heading in terms of Live and its security features...

i feel like the main reason they are so closed off with their online capabilities is because they fear someone will be able to get online without having to pay a subscription...and the moment a hacker does that...pandora's box will open because that would open up a lot of opportunities for hackers if they had the time to take advantage of the system before MS would shut down the network like Sony if it ever happened
Soldierone  +   1438d ago
It would cause them to shut it down, thats the whole reason Sony shut theirs down. They didn't even note the security breach till later. It was all about them accessing free games for what a full week?

Honestly I wouldn't be suprised if Live is already compromised in a way for hackers to get free Live. Why? Because a hacker with any brains at all wouldn't release that to the public. Instead they will sit there and enjoy free live instead of getting MS attention.
FlyGuyHung  +   1438d ago
Clearly the person who wrote the article is some butt-hurt fanboy. What i got from Microsoft is that SO FAR its been hack free. It wasn't a definitive statement claiming that they have always been and always will be "hack free". Not to mention the article is very poorly written. Like the kind of things you expect to read here at N4G's comment section. smh
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evilmonkey501  +   1438d ago
Remember a few Christmases ago? It was down for a week...over the holidays to boot. Even with the psn down for 3 weeks, I *think* its been down less than xbl in total...
betrayed gamer  +   1438d ago
it was never down just very congested. not hacked do some research. people had trouble signing in and connecting to friends because there were too many people. that's not a hack nobodies info was compromised
buttclown  +   1438d ago
being down for an increase in traffic by 240% is a little different than getting hacked. also, not everyone was affected by that "outage"
fatalred alarm  +   1438d ago
It wasn't "down" you could have issues logging in, i just played that time, no problems.

PSN has been down longer..though i can't blame them as much as i can blame microsoft because i actually pay for xboxlive.

I even autorenewal because I can't bother to buy xboxlive cards all the time :/ that's bad,
kingdoms  +   1438d ago
These people are crazy I wouldn't be surprized if this guy and other fanboys where trying to provoke the hackers to attack XBL or bait Microsoft into providing them just to get even with Microsoft as if this attack on psn was the 360 fault.
Rikan  +   1438d ago
A Sony fanboy obviously wrote this article. Looking past the sad fanboy veneer, I think MS responded professionally and in a non-critical manner. There is no question once so ever that XBL has better security (MS specializes in software/technology applications). What happened to Sony is very bad for the industry, as he said. Part of the problems are sites like N4G post article after article glorifying/giving publicity to the idiots responsible. XBL's history speaks for it's self: whats the longest it's ever been down? Is it hack-free? No, but its a damn site more secure than the PSN. At 60/year--it better be.

Whats equally bad for the industry is how a news item like this is taken and shaped into another fanboy item like this idiot author does. I'm also sure, like in true N4G fashion, this thread will turn into a "XBL vs PSN" crap shoot. The joy of gaming and sharing the culture is tainted by fanboy idiots.

The outage was bad for ALL gamers. It goes under the category of piracy, general theft. Regardless of what Network we choose to do our blasting and smashing--we all want a common thing: security.
MintBerryCrunch  +   1438d ago
you saying that they specialize in software doesnt help your argument at all...any software can be hacked, look at their Operating Systems throughout history...they are all over the net and getting a pirated copy is pretty easy, the same goes for programs like office...software is easy and every company is affected by that...
Rikan  +   1438d ago
I think your missing my point. But every time you comment on my posts, you usually do...
Falaut  +   1438d ago
If he's missing your point, mayhap you should articulate it better. no? Mint's spiel holds a lot more merit than yours.

Simply. If MS is so good at what they do like you so eloquently put it how come the majority of MS OS out there are pirated. or IE having more backdoors than a transvestite hooker?

oh wait...I must've missed your point. the worst part is you used a word like veneer. I guess even low brow schmoes can use a thesaurus.
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mastiffchild  +   1438d ago
But isn't it also a known fact that INDIVIDUAL Live accounts are hacked EVERY day-they hacked Major Nelson's didn't they? There's always someone moaning about it and as we pay for Live I'd expect my account with them to be AS secure as their own stuff-fact is neither Sony NOR MS are above reproach but the real issue with Bethesda, SE, Ninty among others apart from Sony being attacked by differing levels of hacks(and the the fact more secure essentials like MI5 and The Pentagon suffer attacks)at present is that these hackers are going to force the authorities into policing online activities to a degree that's going to be amazingly on top for us all.

MS being better or worse than anyone else is irrelevant and if they were (hackers) ever concerned with any kind of "freedoms" they've now gone the right way to bring all hell down on us all as far as freedoms online in the future are going to be concerned. e will be made to have individual log in codes by the Govt and all sorts. Criminalised for ANY little thing and fined and so on yet we're stuck arguing about fanboy issues when none of these companies are WANTING to e hacked and are all WELL aware what the cost of a PSN style breach can be.

The hackers are enabling the draconian kind of measures to be brought about that WILL end things like torrent sharing full stop by allowing themselves to attack non legitimate targets(in a capitalist world attacking the companies that make the world turn is a serious issue that cannot be allowed to spread)just to back up their mates and their spurious crusades(read: ego tips)while laughing about it online for all to see. I hope they find it as funny when they, along with the rest of us, have Govt issued passes we have to use to get on line EVERY and ANY time we want to. Think ISPs are bad? Just wait til our authorities decide to close all the net loopholes at once and see what these geniuses bring about-trust me, it won't be fun.
kingdoms  +   1438d ago
Major nelson was not hacked over XBL, XBL shares info with other sites LOL
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BlackKnight  +   1438d ago
Wow, people need to get educated.

"Hacking" MW2 to get a glitch/weapon to work is COMPLETELY different than "hacking" into servers of PSN/MS and extracting personal information and CC details.

Ignorant article.
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GT_Ken  +   1438d ago
What I love is the utter lack of integrity in this article.

1: You can remove your cc from XBL. Not easy, but not crazy hard either

2: The first "hack" he mentions was actually a hack on IW's servers...not MS'. PSN users had the same problems

3: The second "hack" he mentions was a GLITCH in the game. Has nothing to do with networks whatsoever.

Finally, to anyone at all who says "no network is secure"...Reuters has multiple times stated that Sony's firewall had holes so big a truck could drive through it. While it's true that any network CAN be hacked...Sony made it easy.
DragonKnight  +   1438d ago
There was so much misinformation floating around about the PSN's security you can't for one second take any of it seriously. Reuters is not a security firm afterall.
Cueil  +   1438d ago
From what I understand it was a known flaw that was exploited...
DragonKnight  +   1438d ago
Known how? By whom? Officially known or something that was spread around as every other piece of misinformation such as CC info not being encrypted was? All I'm saying is that we don't really know, but people talk as though they do.
iNFAMOUZ1  +   1438d ago
here we go again.
sloth3395  +   1438d ago
my friends account got hacked on xbox live and they used his info to buy points but the credit card company gave him his money back
DragonKnight  +   1438d ago
Lol, someone disagreed with you. Apparently your friend's account wasn't hacked and he didn't get his money back.
Rainstorm81  +   1438d ago
People disagree without prejudice....facts and all

It is funny sometimes
dbjj12088  +   1438d ago
Everyone's credit card is covered up to a ridiculous amount of money. Even if the PSN hackers took everyone's money everyone would get it back anyways.
BlackKnight  +   1438d ago
Phishing and hacking are completely different things. That's why he got a disagree (not mine but I am adding one now)

His account was phished, not hacked.
sloth3395  +   1438d ago
he didnt give out account info he got a call from his credit card company to say there was a large amount of money being taken out and he had to call microsoft to get them to look and see it was hacked
BlackKnight  +   1438d ago
I highly doubt MS would admit on a customer service call that his CC details were "hacked" and taken. He could have a compromised computer where he uses his credit card and it got stolen through malware.

I am sorry but I call BS to MS literally saying "Sorry, we had an intrusion and some one came into our servers and stole your CC details".
sloth3395  +   1438d ago
well according to you then even if they get hacked they wont admit it and if that were true its not a good company to be lieing about it
BlackKnight  +   1438d ago
Customer service wouldn't admit it. Stop treating an entire company like a big person. You really think they (CS) would tell customers "your account was hacked" but not announce it? They rather tell everyone informally? They aren't even in a position to determine that.

Really, think about it, geeze.
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dbjj12088  +   1438d ago
I like how everyone says "A Sony fanboy obviously wrote this article." That's like calling the kettle black for all you N4G readers.
Cueil  +   1438d ago
are you not also a N4G reader... is that like calling the kettle and the pot black when your a cast iron pan?
ZBlacktt  +   1438d ago
"Yes, the PSN went down for about a year."????

A year?????
drsnobby  +   1438d ago
Another failed attempt at journalism on N4G.remember gamers MS did not anger the hackers,sony did.has XBL been hacked?,not yet.who every said that XBL is hack free?.all in know is that these hackers have been on a role as of late,attacking everything from the FBI to the government of new zealand and many more.MS is well aware of hackers and there BS.the day XBL gets hacked like psn i will march to redmond washington and camp outside MS headquaters and raise holy hell.
Persistantthug  +   1438d ago
Raise holy hell for what?
Everything gets hacked/breached....From Google, to Mastercard to the US PENTAGON.

In fact, Microsoft has been hacked several times themselves...their hotmail service too was massively hacked in fact.

Like I said, everything gets hacked/breached.
decimalator  +   1438d ago
The xbox itself has been hacked for years, it's nowhere near being a "safe" network. Once the console is compromised, you can't trust anything on the network.
drsnobby  +   1438d ago
XBL is what i was refering to.the XBL network has not been hacked yet.don,t think MS has not been on guard since the sony breach.they know hackers better than anyone.
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Dlacy13g  +   1438d ago
" When the system I'm using doesn't let me remove my fucking credit card number," ...umm...yes it does. I just removed a card last week.
BrianG  +   1438d ago
He must have been using his card for Live and not just for Points.

It is a different scenario. Check my comment above if you want to see what I mean.
KonigNxt  +   1438d ago
I agree with his last comment. M$oft's statement translates to "Thank God it wasn't us." It seems they lucked out...for now.
Fallouts  +   1438d ago
ms said nothing bad about psn getting hacked yet this guy is going off on ms as if they sent some kind of lol @ u email to all psn players..

sony fanatics are a weird bunch.. always so damn angry!

and always have to take what ms said and be like nooooo in translation they meant this! you ppl are just not normal..


lmao the guy under me didnt click and read... oh wait never mind thats a typical sony fanatic talk thats what he would say regardless.
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dafada  +   1438d ago
its not just sony fanboys....ALL fanboys are the same. Write a shit article about the 360 or one of their exclusives or the nintendo and watch them gather. There are no "typical sony fanboys" just crazy fanboys in general.....judging by your comment that would include you too................

* on point about the article........i remember another article before stating that sonys servers were up to date but they still got hacked......hell my hotmail got hacked and my CC company got hacked...and yes i think XBL is more secure than psn BEFORE the hack but no one knows about the future...i'm pretty sure if a group like anon really wants in they would find a way...hell they're probably trying right now(hopefully not)
Fallouts  +   1438d ago
Oh please! You can pretend all you want that their are just as many 360 fanatics as there are Sony fanatics here on n4g and no one spread as much miss information as a Sony fanatic does. nintendo fanboys? You hardly even get nintendo news in here till they announced the wii2 and even then all the news would be is how move can do that too but better.

It's like I said n4g has a special kind of Sony fanatics, you may be one of them, that's why you replied right?! Must of struck a nerve... It's ok you can come out the closet, I know all you have is a ps3..
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dafada  +   1437d ago
lol i do i wont deny it...why would i, i love my ps3...BUT i also own a 360 so im not just a fanboy i own BOTH consoles UNLIKE you. And for your information i've playing my 360 more than my ps3 lately because i just picked up infinite undiscovery and blue dragon......and the only reason you see sony fanatics is because 360 fanboys like to talk a lot of shit....in fact i've seen a lot of shit talk from BOTH sides not just one...
CryWolf  +   1438d ago
Step your game up MS before talking about Sony's problems.
Microsoft needs to start focusing on there own out of date console and their ridiculous kinect hardware cause nobody buys a console for features, we buy consoles for new Next-Gen high definition graphics/gameplay games I don't want to watch TV on my xbox or keep getting a new dashboard update all the time not unless the updates are for security reason only.
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YodaCracker  +   1438d ago
Didn't you hear at Microsoft's press conference that something like 40% of all Xbox 360 activity is "non-game" activity? That number is probably even higher on the PS3. You're out of touch if you think "new Next-Gen high definition graphics/gameplay games" are all that people want.
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Dee_Cazo  +   1438d ago
I know plenty of people who have the PS3 Bluray Player.
YodaCracker  +   1438d ago
Wow, that writer comes off as EXTREMELY biased. It sounds like Microsoft threatened his family or something!
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Les-Grossman  +   1438d ago
Sony used to say that the PSN was unhackable. Be careful Microsoft
T3mpr1x  +   1438d ago
I have to agree with the last statement of the article; it does sound like MS was relieved they weren't the hacking target.

There we go, right article lol.
Urmomlol  +   1438d ago
This is a perfect example of absolute shit journalism.

It's so ridiculously biased, the quotes are taken entirely of context and distorted.

Screw you, GR. If you publish trash like this, you don't deserve my hits anymore.
ASSASSYN 36o  +   1438d ago
AWTF is this fool talking about. I have removed 1 credit card, and 1 debit card from xbox-live with no issues what so ever.
SojournUK  +   1438d ago
A Non-Story. Pointless twaddle...
M-A-R-S-H-A-L-L  +   1438d ago
As stupid as this article was, nothing is hack-proof. That's a known fact. With that said, all gaming companies and government agencies should stand together and deal with this problem.
Dazel  +   1438d ago
Kte  +   1438d ago
it is soo funy...yet so true lol
Septic  +   1438d ago
Wow, another biased and ranting article. I wonder why he didn't quote Phil Spencer, corporate V.P of Microsoft Game Studios:

IGN: Personally, what did you think about the PSN outage that occurred last month?

Spencer: It's crappy. What [the hackers] did is against the law, hurts consumers, and doesn't help any of us in the industry. I think Sony would say they're out there to create entertainment products and games for everybody. People want to trust that their information online is safe. I've had questions about whether or not this helps Xbox Live, and no, it doesn't help anybody. Having people question the safety of their online information is not good for our industry.

InTheLab  +   1438d ago
I thought the replies from MS on the PSN breach were professional. Not sure what the author is going on about...???

Further more, I thought it was pretty classy of MS to avoid the subject all together during their live conference..
Dogs_PinoyPOOD  +   1438d ago
LMAO atleast sony gave us 2 free games. im sure they'll loose money for doing that but atleast Sony cares bout their fans unlike M$$$
GT_Ken  +   1438d ago
I got two free games when XBL went down for a single week due to it being over capacity over the holidays.

PSN goes down for a month, and personal data is stolen, I get two free games

XBL goes down for 4 days, and no data is stolen, and I get two free games.

Jack-Dangerously  +   1438d ago
I'm a ps3 only owner(just fyi)

You shouldn't even give that guy any attention at all. He is pretty immature if he feels the need to "attack" MS.
boss_killa  +   1438d ago
You hear that hackers?!?

Xbox Live is unhackable! What do you think about that?
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SweatyFlorida  +   1438d ago
lol CHARGE!!!

Off Topic - But really, if developers have learned ANYTHING from the hacking that is going around. Is that they need to focus more heavily on having an amazing singeplayer that last long and has replay value just like the old days and not multiplayer, multiplayer, online, multiplayer!
MajorNelson  +   1438d ago
Hi, I'm Major Nelson, I'm here to tell you, We are unhackable. They tried. xD

Carry on kiddies. ;)
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