PlayStation Network remains down
If you’re an avid gamer, than chances are pretty good that you do own at least one of the three modern day consoles in your living room – be it a Sony PS3, a Microsoft Xbox 360 or a Nintendo Wii. For those who fall under the PS3 category, you would most probably know by now that the PlayStation Network has been down for over 20 hours already, leaving millions of gamers “in the dark” gaming-wise as they are unable to play online where their favorite games are concerned.
So far, users have gotten used to seeing error messages that state the network is “undergoing maintenance” or is “suspended”. Sony is not lost on the situation though, as they have thanked users for their patience, although did warn that the downtime could continue for another day or two. No idea on whether this is in relation to hackers group Anonymous who have been targeting the PlayStation in recent weeks, although the group did come out to say that they didn’t do it.
PlayStation Network has over 70 million users worldwide, but Sony has yet to clarify on the number of players who were affected by this outage. It seems to be a worldwide phenomenon though, as Twitter messages and blog posts that vented their frustrations at the situation have been posted from all over the world.
Playing your games online isn’t the only problem here, as other services which run on the network were also affected. Take for instance, film rental site LoveFilm who recently confirmed with the BBC that their customers are unable to stream films when using the Playstation service at the moment.
Some of the gamers are also unhappy that Sony did not bother to update gamers and the general community for so many hours, that it is more or less unacceptable in this day and age because of the many avenues available. Not only that, since it is Easter weekend this week, many people would want to stay at home and enjoy their favorite games – perhaps this is a blessing in disguise since they will now have to go out and enjoy the sunshine outdoors.
Not only that, high-profile titles such as Valve Software’s Portal 2, Warner Bros. brawler Mortal Kombat and tactical shooter and PlayStation 3 exclusive SOCOM 4 have just arrive at retail stores earlier this week, making it all the more frustrating.