IGN - One Year Later: Reflecting on the Great PSN Outage

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GribbleGrunger2371d ago

why can't they just leave this stuff alone? all this will lead to is another bout of claim and counter-claim between the PS3 fans and the 360 fans. it really is of NO importance.

n4gisatroll2370d ago

Because, its IGN and they are talking about Sony.

sikbeta2370d ago


You answered your own question bro

"this will lead to is another bout of claim and counter-claim between the PS3 fans and the 360 fans"

= Hits for IGN yay! XP

Nitrowolf22370d ago (Edited 2370d ago )

lol it's IGN what did you expect?
What is there really to reflect off if this anyway? If anything that's for Sony.
IDK I read it, the majority of the article is just restating it and then they end with the obvious questions that were even asked during the outage.

And why are they posting a God of War: Ascension Trailer in an article that's unrelated to it?

jimbobwahey2370d ago

I wonder why they never did something like this for the Xbox Live outage that lasted almost as long as the PSN downtime? Pretty weird. Then again they word the article in such a manner as to suggest that Sony is the only console manufacturer to have suffered significant downtime of their online service and have their security compromised, two things which have happened to Xbox Live (quite recently too).

Strange how the Xbox Live downtime and security issues are brushed under the rug but they take the time to remind everybody that PSN went down a year ago. Kinda seems like the author had an agenda doesn't it?

360GamerFG2370d ago (Edited 2370d ago )

Please tell me you're not talking about the 2 weeks of sporadic outages from 4 years ago when the servers were overloaded from all the new X360 users.
2 weeks and sporadic vs almost a month of total blackout and personal info leak. . .not the same. But what does logic matter to your tin foil hat wearing types?
Yes it is another conspiracy against SONY.

mobhit2370d ago (Edited 2370d ago )

Well, that downtime was thrown under the rug just like the RROD issue so don't be surprised.

Not sure why IGN wants to bring up the past. Sony did something about it. That should be commendable.

And Financial Gamer, what does it matter how long it was down for? It was down and yet the media didn't make a big spectacle out of it.


dark-hollow2370d ago

"Xbox Live outage that lasted almost as long as the PSN downtime?"

what? are you comparing servers being under pressure from a lot of people going online which led to "SOME" cant go online vs A SECURITY DATA BREACH where 50 MILLION ACCOUNT HAS BEEN AFFECTED!

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MrDead2370d ago (Edited 2370d ago )

Holy knuckle-cracking Kringles on a bullet train with a sack full of ketchup-covered cheese logs! Its been 1 year! I'm still loving my free Ratchet & Clank and Wipeout.

It was a bit of a pain when it happened but all PS3 users ended up gaining from this with 2 awesome games

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Baka-akaB2370d ago

So now we are celebrating anniversaries of issues ? Oh IGN you never fail at failing

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