PSN being down is helping with the backlog

I was sooo pissed off when PSN went down. I have both a PS3 and 360 but just lately have been buying everything on PS3 so have hardly any 360 games. I was actively playing Killzone 3 Multiplayer, Dunger Hunter Alliance Co-op and dead nation co-op. The first few days it was off I was fed up as I was hoping to get some good killzone 3 time in with friends as everyone was off for the holiday. 

I have to say though as the days dragged on I ended up playing games that have been sat there for ages. With being a PSN+ member I had recently got all the Sam and Max episodes free and so started playing through those. Then I went on to start Fallout 3 on PS3, even though I had racked up over 100 hours on the 360 version I was hooked once I started playing. With having all the DLC packs with being a Ps+ member I had a blast playing through it. Also I got back into Super Street Fighter IV, played through the Stacking DLC which luckily I managed to buy before it all went to shit. 
I am also playing through some games I got on sale from steam during the Christmas holidays that I had hardly played at all. So while I can't wait to get back online, it has helped me plough through some of the many, many games I have acquired and never seem to get  around to playing.
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Posted by PyjamaRama

I was sooo pissed off when PSN went down. I have both a PS3 and 360 but just lately have been buying everything on PS3 so have hardly any 360 games. I was actively playing Killzone 3 Multiplayer, Dunger Hunter Alliance Co-op and dead nation co-op. The first few days it was off I was fed up as I was hoping to get some good killzone 3 time in with friends as everyone was off for the holiday. 

I have to say though as the days dragged on I ended up playing games that have been sat there for ages. With being a PSN+ member I had recently got all the Sam and Max episodes free and so started playing through those. Then I went on to start Fallout 3 on PS3, even though I had racked up over 100 hours on the 360 version I was hooked once I started playing. With having all the DLC packs with being a Ps+ member I had a blast playing through it. Also I got back into Super Street Fighter IV, played through the Stacking DLC which luckily I managed to buy before it all went to shit. 
I am also playing through some games I got on sale from steam during the Christmas holidays that I had hardly played at all. So while I can't wait to get back online, it has helped me plough through some of the many, many games I have acquired and never seem to get  around to playing.
Posted by ahoodedfigure

How much functionality do you lose by not being able to hook to PSN? I was never clear on this generation of console's dependence on online stuff. Is it just multiplayer and updates that are a problem, or is it more than that?

I sorta like outages, at least when they last a short while. Helps me refocus my life a bit.  I'm thinking power outages, internet, or water if I have a full glass already, though.

Posted by PyjamaRama

Mainly multiplayer. Though some capcom games have DRM that requires online verification even though they are single player games, making them unplayable. Patches for games seem to be getting through though. Obviously the PSN store is down which means you can't buy anything on the store but also are unable to activate any redeem codes for any pre-order bonuses on games you may have bought.