One gamer confesses to accidentally turning off PSN. Is this the truth behind the network outage? Decide for yourself!
hi im a useless journalist who is really bored and has nothing to do in a friday night than write "joke" articles
It was written by a Bitmob community member.
This wasn't written by a game journalist. I'm glad you took the 10 seconds it would take to figure that out before commenting. "Hi, I'm a troll on the Internet and I have nothing better to do on a Friday but harass people trying to be creative."
@sdtarm: You know, I sensed that about you right off.
@acronkyoung There is nothing creative about this, just another idiot looking for attention.
WOOOOW!! Some people just can't have a few laughs over the whole thing! Sadly, this is the overreaction over everything about this. Can't even joke about it without the masses bitching about it!
bitmob are so inconsistent, once they write about proper journalism research and stuff, next day they post this flamebait get outta here tl;dr not even worth clicking
I thought it was kinda funny because of the absurdity of it, some people here need to lighten up a bit... mob! lol Cool article :D
Lamest article to appear on the main page.
i really doubt it, if its that easy to turn it off it should also be easy to turn it back on, just with a flip of a button
This is a joke.
but jokes are funny.
I'm ignoring everybody who says this is funny. First its not funny and second, he is an attention wh0re, he didnt turn it off.
@Istanbull You just explained how I feel about kevin butler.
Specifically this is the "I....I'm...sorry for causing all that cancer" joke from The Kids In the Hall, only its been retooled to be less funny.
If ONLY it would have been that simple -_- ....lol
Not funny, sorry man, it just isn't.
wow this site must really need the hits
If you read its its actually quite funny. nice read.
Knock it off fanboys just play games on your consoles and knock off posting these retarded articles. I for one am sick and tired of them.
What is this shit? He thinks he turned psn off by turning off his ps3? Get real.
It's obviously a joke.
Bit far fetched even at that though.
Just read this and placing this guy with Harold Camping as a nutjob.
It's a joke. Not meant to be taken seriously. Though, not a very funny one...
Wow, for so many people on this site to take this article so serious proves my theory hat the majority here has below a 8th grade education. Its just a satirical article over the Psn network going down. Of course its bullshit. Its suppose to be totally unbelievable. That's the fun part about it. You people have no damn sense of humor when someone even jokingly says something about your favorite console. Do you realize how Fucking sad it is the lengths you go to protect those stupid plastic models filled with computer components? Fanboys act like extreme religious zealots. I felt the article was clever and meant not as "flamebait" but as a quick chuckle. Lighten the fuck up people.
Totally agree with you. All of you get theory hats!
I'm not taking it seriously, it was a rubbish joke and should be treated as such.
Lol, didn't notice I said theory hats. Well played...
I don't know how this could be considered "flamebait" unless people were gullible enough to think it was the hacker confessing...
Seriously, gentlemen? This story isn't ruining N4G.
One of the top articles on the main bar right now is "Sex Selling Games, or Just Raising Wangs" but people think this is ruining N4G? Siiiiigh.
If you take the time to read both you'd realize the similarities end at provocative titles. One offers multiple forms of use to gamers while the other simply wanders through the head of a confused guy with Down Syndrome attempting to figure out how to work his toy. This really belongs somewhere else... like a forum or story writer's club. It offers nothing of any sort of use to gamers, and it's horribly stale. Maybe if it wasn't one of the most ridiculous attempts at humor aimed at an informed crowd of gamers looking for any semblance of real information... maybe then it wouldn't be crucified. The bottom line is that whoever approved this needs to be examined, because this is pure garbage.
Guess there's no news to report so Bitmob allows community users to right "joke" articles which, apparently, is news worthy enough to be approved for n4g. *sigh* I ain't laughing, and it's not because I can't laugh at the PSN situation, it's just a lame "article".
*sigh* just noticed my spelling error. lol. Write, not right.
Butthurt fanboys thought they'd hear a real confession. Not stupidly funny but i chuckled.
This article is such a waste. Like there's a button you can just press to shut down the network.......Ok..
Man most Journalist are a piece of shit anymore... Go get a real job or actually do what your suppose to do in your field of work instead of being a fuck up and fucking around.
Fuckin a. Fuck. I mean, fuck, wtf?
Guess that racked up their traffic.
another stupid article. Alot of websites sure are making fools of themselves. I wonder if the traffic they bring (if any at all) will have a lasting impression.. PSN outage sure has shown alot of true colors in everyone. Maybe its a good thing. To see how f'd up things/people are. Take notes people..
Gamer hipsters out to state genuinely funny things not funny
Well that was 3 mins of my life wasted.
So according to almost everyone on N4G, the PSN issue should never, ever be mentioned again, even in jest, and even if the joke is funny.
because we're sick and tired of hearing about it. that's why most of N4G does not care for PSN articles, unless it is something NEW. the only ones who care about these articles are trolls and or xbox 360 fanboys who want to see Sony disappear so they can dance all day in front of a TV and buy 20 DLC's that make up 1 game.
Yet, though it all, you clicked on the story. So much for not caring about it. PS: I am a Sony fan (as well as a gaming fan), and I thought it was amusing. So what do you have to say about that?
Lame fail wtf
It was mildly amusing.
What a fuck is this shit?
I'll kill you!!!!!!!! edit: Please don't take this literally.
And folks, comments like the ones above about an article trying to satirize the knee-jerk reactions that people have are exactly WHY N4G is seen as a fanboy cesspool! How is it that people never seem to learn that the first part of not getting caught is not taking the fucking bait? How many times do we have to point out that if you don't want people like HHG to get popular, then don't click on it and bitch because that's WHY his articles are so popular? How many people have done it anyway? How many times do we have to point out that it's not just one group of fanboys causing every bad thing on this site while the other is never innocent? How many times do we STILL see the singling out happen? How many times have we said that calling out a gaming company about something they've done or are doing doesn't necessarily mean that we've suddenly jumped the fence or were traded to the other team (assuming we've PLAYED for any team at all in the console wars)? How many times has that been completely ignored in favor of people trolling constantly just because there's no one that cares enough to stop them or doesn't have enough power to do anything about it other than to constantly try to be the voice of reason? This article is playing on how all of you have been acting, and yet, instead of growing brains, we all just do exactly what we've been doing: overreacting yet again. I don't understand why it always has to be! Maybe you're just angry that you got showed up exactly for how you guys were: a bunch of backstabbing douchebags. Wouldn't be so bad if it was just one or two people, but most of the site constantly saying "better join us or leave the site"? Seriously? This article was meant to be funny. That's all! Nothing else! If you didn't think it was funny, then fine, but shut the fuck up and click on another story. Some of us who play Sony games and systems might HAVE thought it was funny because we didn't go "OMG, Sony MUST win, we MUST disregard and sense and sanity" or call for the deaths of the hackers or say that Sony were complete saints, just as we did with Microsoft before. The TL;DR of it all (because I know attention spans are very low on the front page side of this site, too): I don't understand why no one can just take a joke without bitching that THEY were the ones that got shown up, or how is it that the only way to combat the "blame game" is by proving the blamers completely correct!
I rarely comment on N4G but after reading the comments in this I really was. And you posted exactly what I was going to say. Saved me a lot of typing lol. Its pathetic how fanboys on both parts totally ruin most of these comments on any articles here, and this just proves it. It is OBVIOUSLY a joke article. Meant to me not serious and satirical. I get it some people may not think its funny but actually bashing on the article calling it trash and an attention whore is just dumb.
Should have read: "I accidentally the whole PlayStation Network".
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