AfterDawn: Tech news

Sony: PSN outages may last 'day or two'

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 21 Apr 2011 15:11 User comments (36)

Sony: PSN outages may last 'day or two' Sony has acknowledged today that a few features of the PSN have been down since last night and that it may be a "day or two" until the service is fully functional again.
The PlayStation Store is inaccessible to U.S. and European gamers, with many getting the error: "The server is currently down for maintenance."

Sony has not given a reason for the downtime.

The PSN has over 70 million registered users, with 40 million or so expected to be active accounts.

If 'Anonymous,' the hacking group which took down the PSN earlier this month with DDoS attacks is to blame, they have not taken credit. The group stopped their attack after seeing it was affecting PS3 gamers more than it was Sony.

Tags: Sony PSN Outage
Previous Next  

36 user comments

121.4.2011 15:19

Yeah nobody really knows what the problem is but I won't say anonymous cause I don't wanna sound like a dumbass posting crap, but it kinda sucks for people who really use their accounts a lot even thought its free. As for netflix users I'm sure their pretty pissed because netflix should have to rely on the user logging into their psn account. Stupid ass Sony, and yes I know their is a working for the netflix now but a lot of average users won't know that.

221.4.2011 15:51

This sucks... Hope its fixed soon... I dont understand though, is this an "Anonymous" thing or is this Sonys way of using that excuse??


321.4.2011 16:13

Sony is probably just making some security updates or fixes. [quoteThe PlayStation Store is inaccessible to U.S. and European gamers, with many getting the error: "The server is currently down for maintenance."
]


The Anonymous deal only affected a small amount of PSN users. They only wish they could take credit for it.

421.4.2011 16:27

Newsflash!... Phony do a better job up buggering up PSN than Anonymous do.

Haha, it is to laugh. :D


Its a lot easier being righteous than right.


DSE VZ300-
Zilog Z80 CPU, 32KB RAM (16K+16K cartridge), video processor 6847, 2KB video RAM, 16 colours (text mode), 5.25" FDD

521.4.2011 16:35

Why are you here Jemborg? Just to laugh? But yeah, thanks for laughing. I'll be playing game offline tonight then, it sucks.


Peace!

621.4.2011 16:43

Originally posted by Gnawnivek:
Why are you here Jemborg? Just to laugh? But yeah, thanks for laughing. I'll be playing game offline tonight then, it sucks.
Good.

:)

Its a lot easier being righteous than right.


DSE VZ300-
Zilog Z80 CPU, 32KB RAM (16K+16K cartridge), video processor 6847, 2KB video RAM, 16 colours (text mode), 5.25" FDD

721.4.2011 17:21

So we just need to wait until Sony fix it?


-Opinions-

821.4.2011 19:45

Yeah looks like it, sucks big time! Fix it already, stupid 80710A06....

921.4.2011 20:25

@Jemborg do not feed the troll. hope it gets fixed soon.

1021.4.2011 20:36

So does this mean if I wanted to play during this psn connectivity issue I should just create a japanese account to play online?

1121.4.2011 23:41

Originally posted by oneguy:
So does this mean if I wanted to play during this psn connectivity issue I should just create a japanese account to play online?
The only problem with that is that most games have leveling systems and such...create a new account and you are back to the beginning.

Sony may act like they don't care...but they spend a lot of money on running the PSN, and they don't do it because they are generous. It is a valuable marketing tool for the system, it is an advertising platform, it gets people to buy more games, and it is even a store. They know that a modern system cannot survive without online connectivity.

I don't expect them to issue a public apology for their actions or anything, Sony is a bit like a church when it comes to admitting they were wrong...but they will bleed and bleed...and if they bleed long enough, the future of Sony-Fascist DRM (the NGP and the PS4) are in serious danger. Fine by me...I don't care how great either of them are...I don't buy anything from sony for fear that the features I purchased it for will be removed at a later date. The only way I would even consider buying a PS4 would be if they were selling it at a loss...and then I would send it to Graf to let him start attacking it.


1222.4.2011 0:25
draven23
Inactive

And that is why it is free PS3 users (piece of Sh*t 3), yes it got hacked and gaming online is still better on the XBOX 360. HATERS!!!!!

1322.4.2011 1:57

I got finals coming up take it down for another few days so I don't get on!

1422.4.2011 4:29

Originally posted by brockie:
@Jemborg do not feed the troll. hope it gets fixed soon.

I'm just glad it upsets him. :D

Its a lot easier being righteous than right.


DSE VZ300-
Zilog Z80 CPU, 32KB RAM (16K+16K cartridge), video processor 6847, 2KB video RAM, 16 colours (text mode), 5.25" FDD

1522.4.2011 12:01

For free... I'll take it, down a few days a year, no big deal. I would never pay to be an x-bot.

1622.4.2011 12:43

It's costing Sony money, the down time... This week happens to be the release of Mortal Kombat, SOCOM 4 and Portal 2. So, it's not helping the sale of the games with PSN is down and all. I understand things break and need to be fixed, but the timing is bad. Why the hell Sony need a day or two to get things fixed?

1722.4.2011 13:24

Originally posted by Jemborg:
Originally posted by brockie:
@Jemborg do not feed the troll. hope it gets fixed soon.

I'm just glad it upsets him. :D
You are just a petty, simple-minded little boy, aren't you. Is you life really that pathetic that you have to find pleasure in trolling forums?

1822.4.2011 16:48

Originally posted by bhetrick:
Originally posted by Jemborg:
Originally posted by brockie:
@Jemborg do not feed the troll. hope it gets fixed soon.

I'm just glad it upsets him. :D
You are just a petty, simple-minded little boy, aren't you. Is you life really that pathetic that you have to find pleasure in trolling forums?
Chill out mate heh.

If you'd paid attention you'll see he "trolled" me (and it did not upset me either):

Originally posted by Jemborg:
Originally posted by Gnawnivek:
Why are you here Jemborg? Just to laugh? But yeah, thanks for laughing. I'll be playing game offline tonight then, it sucks.
Good.

:)
So you owe me an apology bhetrick.



=====================================================================
This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 22 Apr 2011 @ 17:17

Its a lot easier being righteous than right.


DSE VZ300-
Zilog Z80 CPU, 32KB RAM (16K+16K cartridge), video processor 6847, 2KB video RAM, 16 colours (text mode), 5.25" FDD

1922.4.2011 17:09

And here are the pitfalls of DRM and the cloud..because of Sony and PSN having issues, I can't watch Netflix on my PS3 because Netflix can't authenticate my PSN login. Absolute fail.


2022.4.2011 19:24

Originally posted by DVDBack23:
And here are the pitfalls of DRM and the cloud..because of Sony and PSN having issues, I can't watch Netflix on my PS3 because Netflix can't authenticate my PSN login. Absolute fail.
When it tells you that the PSN is down just press circle/cancel when the authentication screen comes up and you can still get into Netflix.
This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 22 Apr 2011 @ 19:26

2122.4.2011 19:44

Originally posted by DVDBack23:
And here are the pitfalls of DRM and the cloud..because of Sony and PSN having issues, I can't watch Netflix on my PS3 because Netflix can't authenticate my PSN login. Absolute fail.
Netflix works for me... I cant login to the psn but after getting denied I can still get online to netflix via ps3 so I dont know what your talking about...

aside from that I cant create a new account... it wouldnt let me get past the first page :(

2222.4.2011 21:44

Originally posted by Oner:
Originally posted by DVDBack23:
And here are the pitfalls of DRM and the cloud..because of Sony and PSN having issues, I can't watch Netflix on my PS3 because Netflix can't authenticate my PSN login. Absolute fail.
When it tells you that the PSN is down just press circle/cancel when the authentication screen comes up and you can still get into Netflix.
Trust me, tried it buddy. Screen keeps popping up, even asked me if I needed a new PSN account, ha.

2322.4.2011 22:06

Netflix worked for me, but yes, it asked me to sign into PSN, I pressed O and was able to use Netflix.

2423.4.2011 1:40

So maybe the fans who like their free PSN but who can't give a toss for fans who lamented the loss of OtherOS as a feature of the PS3 might give pause to sympathise now?


Its a lot easier being righteous than right.


DSE VZ300-
Zilog Z80 CPU, 32KB RAM (16K+16K cartridge), video processor 6847, 2KB video RAM, 16 colours (text mode), 5.25" FDD

2523.4.2011 2:01

So it was the hackers. Annonymous never took credit so it might not be them , but it was an "external intrusion" That caused Sony to shut the system down. While I am disappointed about the outage. It seems unreasonable to complain about a free service. Especially when the shout down was in the overall best interest of the Network and its users. The lack of information in the early stages was uncalled for, they really could have done and can do a better job of informing its customers better.

2623.4.2011 4:27

"It seems unreasonable to complain about a free service"

It isn't free; you need to buy a $300 console to get it, you have to give up linux to get it, and some people actually pay for PSN+.

"...Especially when the shout down was in the overall best interest of the Network and its users"

I never thought of it like that, but you are correct. The attacks were on behalf of the average user, with the goal of shutting down the PSN. The PSN got shut down, and thus the attacks were a success. Sony has taken a strong stand against the evil corporation known as Sony by shutting down the PSN.



2723.4.2011 4:44

Originally posted by cuzz1369:
So it was the hackers. Annonymous never took credit so it might not be them , but it was an "external intrusion" That caused Sony to shut the system down. While I am disappointed about the outage. It seems unreasonable to complain about a free service. Especially when the shout down was in the overall best interest of the Network and its users. The lack of information in the early stages was uncalled for, they really could have done and can do a better job of informing its customers better.
I can't find any info on AD that it was hackers, are you getting your info from Sony?

I would not put it past Sony to not scruple and say that it was hackers. The PSN was broke around a couple of months ago and it was predicted then that it would go again. It would be very convenient to blame hackers.

Its a lot easier being righteous than right.


DSE VZ300-
Zilog Z80 CPU, 32KB RAM (16K+16K cartridge), video processor 6847, 2KB video RAM, 16 colours (text mode), 5.25" FDD

2823.4.2011 4:47

+48hrs later: Sony Confirms PlayStation Network Outage Caused By 'External Intrusion'

http://tcrn.ch/ffRM29

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 23 Apr 2011 @ 4:57

Live Free or Die.
The rule above all the rules is: Survive !
Capitalism: Funnel most of the $$$ to the already rich.

2923.4.2011 10:15

Wow, PSN crashes once and 360 guys instantly come here to jack each other off about Live being better. I think you guys need to get out more.



3023.4.2011 10:39

Originally posted by jookycola:
Wow, PSN crashes once and 360 guys instantly come here to jack each other off about Live being better. I think you guys need to get out more.
Perhaps you aught to... I read only one post (#12) that suggested that.

Its a lot easier being righteous than right.


DSE VZ300-
Zilog Z80 CPU, 32KB RAM (16K+16K cartridge), video processor 6847, 2KB video RAM, 16 colours (text mode), 5.25" FDD

3123.4.2011 11:08

Originally posted by KillerBug:
"It seems unreasonable to complain about a free service"

It isn't free; you need to buy a $300 console to get it, you have to give up linux to get it, and some people actually pay for PSN+.

"...Especially when the shout down was in the overall best interest of the Network and its users"

I never thought of it like that, but you are correct. The attacks were on behalf of the average user, with the goal of shutting down the PSN. The PSN got shut down, and thus the attacks were a success. Sony has taken a strong stand against the evil corporation known as Sony by shutting down the PSN.
Hmmm, PSN is free for the PS3 owners. Using your logic, something is not really free when you have to do something, then nothing in this world is free. Free Ben and Jerry ice cream is not free because you have to get in line for it. Free iced coffee coupon from McDonald is not really free either because you have to present the coupon and get it. AD is not free either because I have to get a PC and pay internet too.
This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 23 Apr 2011 @ 11:10

Peace!

3223.4.2011 22:24

^^^LOL
XBL! is free after you buy a 360 for $300 and $50 a year. KillerBug that was the dumbest comment ever made, that's a shame since i usually agree with things you say on here.



3324.4.2011 0:10

Originally posted by jookycola:
^^^LOL
XBL! is free after you buy a 360 for $300 and $50 a year. KillerBug that was the dumbest comment ever made, that's a shame since i usually agree with things you say on here.
I don't always agree with KB myself.

Anyway it pales in dumbness compared to post #31!

lol



=====================================================================
This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 24 Apr 2011 @ 0:11

Its a lot easier being righteous than right.


DSE VZ300-
Zilog Z80 CPU, 32KB RAM (16K+16K cartridge), video processor 6847, 2KB video RAM, 16 colours (text mode), 5.25" FDD

3424.4.2011 12:49

Originally posted by biglo30:
Yeah nobody really knows what the problem is but I won't say anonymous cause I don't wanna sound like a dumbass posting crap, but it kinda sucks for people who really use their accounts a lot even thought its free. As for netflix users I'm sure their pretty pissed because netflix should have to rely on the user logging into their psn account. Stupid ass Sony, and yes I know their is a working for the netflix now but a lot of average users won't know that.
As long as you try and connect to the PSN when you want to do netflix it will allow you to watch movies and shows. I have tried to not let it connect and it throws an error about needing to connect too the PSN, but if you connect and fail it still allows

3524.4.2011 13:00

Originally posted by DVDBack23:
Originally posted by Oner:
Originally posted by DVDBack23:
And here are the pitfalls of DRM and the cloud..because of Sony and PSN having issues, I can't watch Netflix on my PS3 because Netflix can't authenticate my PSN login. Absolute fail.
When it tells you that the PSN is down just press circle/cancel when the authentication screen comes up and you can still get into Netflix.
Trust me, tried it buddy. Screen keeps popping up, even asked me if I needed a new PSN account, ha.
It works for me and all my friends/family who have been bugging me (as the go to guy for all things consoles) the past few days. Keep at it as it doesn't work the first time, usually takes a few tries...hell even when Netflix shows in the background it's a pain at times to get the overlay to go away.

3629.4.2011 21:19

You get what you paid for!

Comments have been disabled for this article.

News archive