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Published on May 15, 2011 By pacov In PC Gaming

http://blog.us.playstation.com/2011/05/14/play-on-%E2%80%93-psn-restoration-begins-now/

See link for details.  Short version:  new firmware is live.  The link I provided let's you know if your state has access restored.  They are starting with the US and moving to other regions.  Online play is first to get restored.

Not sure if they force a reset of your password or not.  But if they don't, make sure you do.  Some ass out there has your passwords...

edit - they do force a password reset.

heh... also ironic that I'm posting this in pc gaming... but w/e. 


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on May 15, 2011

NT

on May 15, 2011

I'm in no rush to update, and I'm still deciding if I'm just going to sell my PS3.  

on May 15, 2011

If it had been another week I would have. 

 

If you own a 360, just mothball your PS3.  If you don't, you have to factor in the costs- I figure if you own a 360 for a 2yrs the cost of switching will be $400+.  That's a little too steep.  A 360 price cut is coming though.

 

on May 15, 2011

I went ahead with the update early this morning.  The process is pretty simple.  Initiate the firmware update (took about 2 min to download/install).  Attempt to log in.  A screen pops up that forces you to change your password.  After that, you can access "parts" of the network.  I tried going to the PSN store, but got a pop up message that it was still disabled.  Then I jumped onto home and saw that it was working just fine. 

 

on May 15, 2011

I seem to recall seeing in another article that you would only be able to perform the password change from the machine you registered with. Password change on the PSN website works just fine regardless though, so I just did that and I'll deal with the update when I have a reason to turn the machine on again.

on May 16, 2011

Main problem I have with the 360 is having to pay for Xbox Live. More specifically, having to call up that bloody call center when I want to cancel Xbox Live because I'm done with whatever game I was playing.

How a company like Microsoft can't figure out that you need a "cancel" button on the system in the same place with the "subscribe" button is beyond me, but I avoid buying multiplayer games on that system for just that reason.

on May 16, 2011

Tridus
How a company like Microsoft can't figure out that you need a "cancel" button on the system in the same place with the "subscribe" button is beyond me, but I avoid buying multiplayer games on that system for just that reason.

oh... they know that button would help. 

 

on May 16, 2011

Wow, never thought people would drop the PS3 just because of this. How interesting. But why not keep it as an alternative blue ray with the occasional game play? I wish I had a PS2 just to play GTA Vice City and San Andreas every once in a while. I mean, you already have it, why not just keep it?

on May 16, 2011

Fear not the thieves that prowl through the broadband.

The NSA is all knowing...and most likely employs them.

Now.  Let us go back to being busy little bees.

All is well.

-.-

on May 16, 2011

More importantly, Sony Station is up and running, so we can play Pirates of the Burning Sea again. And we get free stuff. Free stuff is always nice, especially since they really didn't have anything to steal from my SOE account. I didn't even have my name on it.

on May 19, 2011

CharlesCS
Wow, never thought people would drop the PS3 just because of this.

 

JUST because of this?? My initial reaction was that this is going to be catastrophic for Sony.

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