Microsoft React to PlayStation Network Outage

The PlayStation Network issues currently plaguing gamers throughout the globe could not have come at a worse time. Not only are there a number of high profile titles arriving on retail shelves, but also in the UK it’s a Bank Holiday weekend, meaning there was likely to be a large number of gamers heading online. Sony Computer Entertainment Europe (SCEE) have been reluctant to discuss the issues any more than is absolutely necessary, however things are a bit different in the Microsoft camp.

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Blad3star3747d ago (Edited 3747d ago )

Free Xbox Live weekend is awesome like the below vid.

Edit: I don't like Halo either and I think the fight scene is Chuck Norris worthy.

Perkel3747d ago

i don't like halo but daaaaamn that was awasome :)

Sheikh Yerbouti3747d ago

That was only half of the video...


Samus shows up after Master Chief gets done and the awesome becomes epic.

Google Monty's Oum's Haloid - I have had it on one of my three PSP's but I forgot which one.

Blad3star3747d ago (Edited 3747d ago )

Holy BBQ Sauce Sheikh - that is officially the most awesome video I have ever seen.

So much EPICNESS!!!!!!!!!


PhoenixDevil3747d ago

Yup good ol Monty oum, if you lyk that - Haloid but prefere final fantasy/dead or alive then search Dead Fantasy its epic

Panthers3747d ago

Thats not the entire video. You didnt get to see the crazy sniper shot that ricochets and kills everything.

Kushan3747d ago

That's not the full video, this is:

It's called "Haloid" Because it features both Master Chief and Samus. But even if you don't like either game, it's a great video.

Sharingan_no_Kakashi3746d ago

Monty Oum made that vid. the original title is haloid. If you liked that you'd prolly like his dead fantasy videos too. Final Fantasy vs dead or alive girls. He got recognized for these vids a couple years ago. I think he got a job at Midway or something. Still waiting on him to finish up the Dead Fantasy vids.

Bibmiester3746d ago

O M G that was stupid awesome!

Parasyte3746d ago

Actually, if I'm not mistaken, Monty now works for RoosterTeeth doing all of their motion capture work on RvB.

TheDeadMetalhead3746d ago (Edited 3746d ago )

Maturity? In MY Microsoft?

At some point after PSN went down, I must have slipped into a parallel universe, given the events that have happened to me over the last couple days.

MaxXAttaxX3746d ago (Edited 3746d ago )

not Halo.

[On topic]
This down time has allowed me to focus on other non multiplayer games.

I gotta admit, it's been refreshing so far.

Rumor3746d ago

that vid is called Haliod

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Joni-Ice3747d ago

I always use down time to catch up on trophies from story modes. In fact, I got my first platinum because Verizon cut my internet access off. I was forced to platinum a game. Guess I'll work on Socom 4 story trophies.

GodsHand3747d ago

LOL, you were forced to platinum a game.

outwar60103747d ago

LOOOOOOOOOL comment of the day

xDaRkModEx3747d ago

That's reasonable. I did the same with burnout paradise.

Zeevious3746d ago

LOL...great way to turn a problem into a positive!

I'm not minding having to pick up a few extra trophies myself, and I will give credit to Microsoft.

They've handled this very well, and I'm glad they are supporting Sony.

Whomever did this, you are attacking not Sony but Gamers everywhere!

I think it's time for another donation drive...but this time for a worthy cause -- To turn in whoever is responsible.

Let's see how l33t these losers are in jail for these attacks!

TheDeadMetalhead3746d ago

At least you get to play yours. My PS3 YLOD'd yesterday (no, really, I shit you not), so now I don't get to play mine at all until I fix it...And my saves aren't backed up except for GT5...And Modnation is still trapped in the Blu-Ray drive...And my warranty is void because I already opened it before to clean it...

Zeevious3746d ago (Edited 3746d ago )


Really sorry to hear that!

If you already opened it though, you should be able to open it again and trigger the release directly from the Blu-Ray drive.

That will at least get your disc back.

I repaired a friends console using the solder-re-flow method, but it's very very tricky.

I wish there was something more I could do to help out...I hate to see anyone missing out on having fun gaming!

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fr0sty3747d ago

I actually expected a more immature response, that was handled better than I thought it would be.

Live goes down also, so they only have so much room to talk. As such, I'm glad to see they remained within that room. I was gonna hate on them when I first saw the article, but I'll leave em' alone over this one.

This is only the second time I've seen PSN go down for more than a day. The other time was that leap year bug when PSN was shut down for all of April 29th.

whydoyouask3747d ago

When did Xbox live go down?

PirateThom3747d ago

December 2007, Christmas Weekend.
Feburary 2010, access issues.

It happens, no service can have 100% uptime. The BBC website went down the other week for a few hours.

Dark_king3747d ago

@fr0sty technically the leap year bug was a system problem not psn.This is the first real issue I can remember with psn.I to expected a immature response like "you get what you pay for".

whydoyouask3747d ago


Oh, okay.

Also, why would i be disagreed with? I was just asking a question... V^V

Dark_king3747d ago

@whydoyouask it went out a few times but christmas is the big one I remember.

fr0sty3747d ago

feb. 29th I mean... lol

guigsy3747d ago

When Xbox Live went down during Xmas 07 they gave everyone a free XBLA game.

outlawlife3747d ago (Edited 3747d ago )

also on 2007 the outage was regional some people didn't have any problem

I didn't have any issue accessing live at that time

live has not had an outside technical problem like this, the 2007 issue was an overload

jdoggystyyle3747d ago

pirate thom is just a sony fan boy...psn down for days is ok...but if this was an xbox problem.... sony defense force...with pirate thom in the front would b here going off about how bad microsoft is

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Solidus187-SCMilk3746d ago (Edited 3746d ago )

On xmas day 07 I was having trouble signing on to play COD 4, but later that night when less people were playing I was able to play COD 4 online with no problems at all. It wasnt down, it was slamed with people and people were having connection issues.

Theres a difference between not being able to log on because there are so many people online already, and NOONE BEING ABLE TO GET ON AT ALL.

Xmas of 07 live was slammed with people, causing connection problems. It was still up tho, I played COD4 that night.

radphil3746d ago (Edited 3746d ago )


Just don't bother with them. The site's community is going downhill so badly with this silent disagree crap going on. People think that the SLIGHTEST negative situation and they think you're attacking "their favorite company".

Too many spoiled kids that think they're entitled to stuff now a days.

radphil3746d ago

It's funny, cause those disagrees right there in my last message just follows DIRECTLY under what I was talking about.

evrfighter3746d ago (Edited 3746d ago )

lol poor thom.

well you get what you pay for.

fr0sty3746d ago (Edited 3746d ago )

"you get what you paid for" goes both ways, don't it? When you don't pay for Live, what do you get? No online gaming. None. Not when it launched, not now... at least with PSN, we've had 4 solid years (with one down day during the leap year bug) until now without interruption. And guess what, we only paid for the system itself. Talk about getting what you paid for!

We paid for a system that would allow us to play every aspect of our games that we pay full price for, and we got it! not a system that locks you out of half of your game because you haven't paid another fee on top of the fee you paid for the console and on top of the fee you paid for the game.

When an Xbox owner buys halo, gears, or COD... they're not buying it just for the single player. So, they're not getting what they paid for unless they pay again. Just sayin'.

rockleex3746d ago

Wow, if jdoggystyyle doesn't get marked for trolling after calling someone out as a Sony fanboy and bringing up Sony Defense Force... -_-"

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Wizeguy213747d ago

Classy indeed.... I was expecting a shit storm

kneon3747d ago

That wouldn't have been very smart as Live has had it's share of downtime. They handled it very well, they talked up their service without coming out sounding like an ass.

xstation793747d ago

My xbox live account was hacked. I got it back after 2 weeks and microsoft gave me a free month of xbox live gold

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saladthieves3747d ago

It sucks right now to only have a PS3. So many games just got released and the thought of not being able to play any of them at all during the weekend sucks.

Here's hoping to Sony fixing the issue (today) BEFORE the weekend begins.

moparful993747d ago

Play them offline.. Its not a huge deal, don't be so melodramatic you sound like an emo teenage kid...

evilmonkey5013746d ago

I'm playing through Homefront and Enslaved (15bucks!) at the moment...And I own an xbox. ;)
You should just catch up on trophies during the downtime.

ZBlacktt3746d ago

Just can't play online. Which is not the end of the world at all. Play any single player game mode and enjoy....

the_best_player3746d ago

To bad normal halo gameplay is boring compared to the video lol.

Strikepackage Bravo3746d ago

Sony would NEVER have done this.

pixelsword3746d ago

Not so much classy as professional. Microsoft and Sony have no real rivaly; if the opportunity arises, they would both team-up and enslave everyone.

Sam Fisher3746d ago

if any company should get attacked for their betrayals should be microsoft, i mean cmon. they f#@% you over with console limitations, hardware, raising up the price on gold, every little they get their hands on, you have to pay. if anyone should get attacked it should be microsoft, not sony. even this article states that they are a greedy company, sony online is down and xboxlive is free for the weekend, really? wow, how ironic.....-_-

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Raven_Nomad3747d ago

Great time for a Free Xbox Live weekend! Maybe some of those gamers who own both consoles but don't have a Gold XBL membership will get to see what they are missing?

I know it's got to be tough if your an online gamer to have your service not working, I cant ever remember anything like this in the past, granted I don't use PSN often but I found it odd when I went to sign in that I could not.

Something tells me we are not hearing the whole story. With some nice titles coming out this week, I'd hate not to be able to game online.

mendicant3747d ago

You make a good point in your second paragraph. I use PSN a decent amount at least I used to, either way not nearly as much as I'm on XBL. At any rate, my point was that I have had issues in the past but nothing like this with PSN. This sucks. I went to play some Killzone 3 this morning and was shocked to still find the service down.

Here's to hoping Sony gets this ironed out soon.

Vherostar3746d ago (Edited 3746d ago )

know what there missing free online gaming thats it! The rest of things like sky and netflix need and extra paid subscription and well facebook.. lets not go there yeah??? I own a 360 and trust me there not missing much. Its great though this weekend as my mate can play fable 2 online co-op with me as he refuses to pay for XBL.

Raven_Nomad3746d ago

Well I guess we can agree to disagree, I could sit here and drone on with lists of reasons why XBL is amazing, but I know how this site is and honestly I don't want to waste time typing about it.

mendicant3747d ago

That was a professional response. Kudos for civility. Now, back to God of War 3...

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zeksta3747d ago

Wonderful, free Xbox Live for the weekend. /s

Honestly, this post is misleading, MS have not reacted with a statement and this XBL Free Weekend was already planned in the first place.

Pointless, post is Pointless.