Random Thoughts on the PSN Outage

People say that we shouldn't complain about problems with PSN since it's free. But it's still in competition with XBL, and Sony will lose business to them when stuff like this happens. I bought the PS3 version of Portal 2 this week because of the Steam integration, but now I can't play the co-op online unless I install the PC version, which I know won't run as well on my laptop. I picked up Mortal Kombat for 360 today, but I probably would've grabbed the PS3 version (because fuck yeah Kratos) if it weren't for this.

I use my PS3 as a Blu-Ray player more than I use it as a gaming machine. They release firmware updates more often than I turn it on. And they take forever.

You're not getting a freebie for your trouble, unless you're a Playstation Plus subscriber. Count on it.

This better not happen when Twisted Metal comes out.

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Posted by BoringK

People say that we shouldn't complain about problems with PSN since it's free. But it's still in competition with XBL, and Sony will lose business to them when stuff like this happens. I bought the PS3 version of Portal 2 this week because of the Steam integration, but now I can't play the co-op online unless I install the PC version, which I know won't run as well on my laptop. I picked up Mortal Kombat for 360 today, but I probably would've grabbed the PS3 version (because fuck yeah Kratos) if it weren't for this.

I use my PS3 as a Blu-Ray player more than I use it as a gaming machine. They release firmware updates more often than I turn it on. And they take forever.

You're not getting a freebie for your trouble, unless you're a Playstation Plus subscriber. Count on it.

This better not happen when Twisted Metal comes out.

Posted by Sevan

people keep trying to convince me that PS3 is better, but even after going through two xboxes and two cracked disks, im still think its a way better experience than my PS3. and this outage was just icing on the cake. PSN shuts down for a week before they tell us its because someone has stolen our personal info? wtf? so glad i do 100% of my online gaming on my 360, and have yet to buy anything over PSN

Posted by BoringK

Yeah, I wrote this before what came out today. I'd be tempted to just sell the damn thing at this point if it weren't for TM. I certainly won't buy anything else for the system that I can buy on 360 or PC instead.