Or am it misunderstanding this post?
Sony working to solve PSN problem by rebuilding it?
" If this was XBL MS would give sold reasons due to XBL being a paid-for-service. PSN is free, so Sony isn't obligated to say anything. "When a major component of your console's user experience, particularly one that has been in service for years, has suddenly become completely unusable for several days running, it's generally a good idea to give the users a clear idea of just what in the world is going on and provide regular, relevant updates to hopefully at least instill a sense of understanding in the users.
Because seriously, I'm actually pretty annoyed that I haven't been able to get online lately, and I'm not the only one. When Whiskey Media went down, we received regular Twitter updates from the staff, and eventually a live stream page with a better explanation. They also plan to post a more detailed explanation of the event to the Whiskey Media blog.
Sony, by contrast, is just waving their hands at us like a two-bit stage magician and praying we'll stop asking.
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It's from PSN's TOS. They aren't obligated to say anything, and you confirmed it when you signed up for PSN.
" This is why they are #3 this gen. Do we even want them to be involved with the next gen of gaming? "I'm honestly really curious what they have to offer next gen. I know that MS will try to one-up them in terms of hardware because this gen they were behind. And we know that MS will make LIVE a more functional platform because look at it's leap from Xbox to Xbox 360. I'm genuinely interested how Sony will handle the next gen. If Sony keeps PSN free I'm afraid that it's stability will just be the same as it is now.
" @DrMcKittrick said:But then again thats all they have, that and some great first party games. The games are what they will rely on, they've had two relative disappointments to learn that lesson from. That and they will need to sort out their piracy issues" This is why they are #3 this gen. Do we even want them to be involved with the next gen of gaming? "I'm honestly really curious what they have to offer next gen. I know that MS will try to one-up them in terms of hardware because this gen they were behind. And we know that MS will make LIVE a more functional platform because look at it's leap from Xbox to Xbox 360. I'm genuinely interested how Sony will handle the next gen. If Sony keeps PSN free I'm afraid that it's stability will just be the same as it is now. "
Sony's PSN has been out for a few days, sure, but when people play the "This is why Sony sucks" card its bullshit, really. I mean how many 360s has the average person gone though? Personally, I have gone through 2 total meaning I am on my 3rd one now. Not only that but the PSN offers the same major things that I make use of on Xbox Live but its free (playing games online, watching Netflix online) and furthermore, the PSN has been around for nearly 5 years now. That is plenty of time for hackers to figure out the ins-and-outs of the the system and the network.
I will agree that Sony should probably have released more transparent statements a lot earlier and I would have liked more information in the updates they did release... but I really do feel that a lot of the people who are using this as leverage against Sony are nothing more than opportunists looking to decry what has been an otherwise very functional and stable platform.
I liked the part where people who knew nothing about building an online infrastructure complained about not having a set date for psn to be back up.
" I liked the part where people who knew nothing about building an online infrastructure complained about not having a set date for psn to be back up.Hating Sony is the cool thing to do.I also liked the part where people forgot the 2 weeks in 2007/2008 when live died - no such calling for microsoft to 'stay out of the next generation' back then was there? jesus..."
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