Neoseeker : News : Cost of PSN security breach could ramp up to $24 billion for Sony
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Pokenerd15 Apr 27, 11
Anybody know when PSN will be back up? I'm starting to get impatient now....
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Reenee Apr 27, 11
quote Pokenerd15
Anybody know when PSN will be back up? I'm starting to get impatient now....
I heard it may take another week. Can't recall where I read that so don't quote me on that.
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Pokenerd15 Apr 27, 11
Alright, just needed to know so I can have time to fill. But I hope it would come up sooner though....
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kik36 Apr 27, 11
The official statement that was e-mailed out says at least another week, but it came off kind of hinting it may take longer.

I feel totally secure knowing that the hackers didn't get my 3 digit verification code that a 5 year old could guess. /sarcasm
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MetallicaDragon Apr 27, 11
Damn thats bad! Sony needss to get them selves revenge and get the hackers who did this!
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NeOsX Apr 27, 11
haha, would you imagine how much would microsoft have to pay if this had happened to it?
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Pokenerd15 Apr 27, 11
quote NeOsX
haha, would you imagine how much would microsoft have to pay if this had happened to it?
Oh god... That would be much worse... Hahaha.
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Storm Apr 27, 11
Good god...I feel sorry for Sony. They are going to be hit hard this year.

And M$ had that Live problem for two weeks back in 2008. It was an off and on service issue that pursued for those weeks. They gave us a month free of XBL Gold and a free XBL game. Not sure how much that little mess cost them but eh, worked out fine.
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Sparky_ Apr 27, 11
Can we not get through one of these articles without a mention of Microsoft and their comparison to Sony?

Every article related to the PSN being down has had at least 2 comments on how Microsoft is better, followed by a reply of hpw Live went down for two weeks.
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DemonFowl Apr 27, 11
This must be just icing on the cake for the guy who started this mess...
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DedValve Apr 27, 11
quote Storm
Good god...I feel sorry for Sony. They are going to be hit hard this year.

And M$ had that Live problem for two weeks back in 2008. It was an off and on service issue that pursued for those weeks. They gave us a month free of XBL Gold and a free XBL game. Not sure how much that little mess cost them but eh, worked out fine.
But was Microsoft and XBL hacked? There is a difference between going down due to internal issues and going down thanks to external issues. And going by this, cost is the biggest difference. 24 Billion dollars has to hurt Sony in the longhaul, I wonder what this means for the future of PSN and Playstation? I can see this negatively impacting the development of the PS4.


Meanwhile Nintendo is having ball, I can already smell the stench of superiority Reggie will bring the moment he steps up on stage this E3.
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RabidChinaGirl Apr 27, 11
Ded Valve Regarding the Xbox LIVE downtime in 2008, it was not a hacking issue. The company admitted they were not prepared for the influx of LIVE activity.

And Nintendo always gives off that stench at every E3 conference. It's what they do, just as Jack Tretton loves to talk and talk (and talk), ensuring SCEA's conference will always go into overtime. Quite curious if they'll mention the PSN issue this year, or if we'll be hearing cracks about it from Microsoft/Nintendo at their conferences.
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DedValve Apr 27, 11
quote RabidChinaGirl
Ded Valve Regarding the Xbox LIVE downtime in 2008, it was not a hacking issue. The company admitted they were not prepared for the influx of LIVE activity.

And Nintendo always gives off that stench at every E3 conference. It's what they do, just as Jack Tretton loves to talk and talk (and talk), ensuring SCEA's conference will always go into overtime. Quite curious if they'll mention the PSN issue this year, or if we'll be hearing cracks about it from Microsoft/Nintendo at their conferences.
This is Reggie were talking about. Ever since the Wii was announced he let that damn thing inflate his ego to god like levels, he's full of BS now. I can already see how he'll talk about how the Cafe will have "a more secure" online component and all that other shit. Of course now he has a reason for his big ego, Nintendo pretty much already owns this E3 and that was before they announced Project Cafe.

Either way this is terrible news for the PS3. If they do lose $24 billion on this I can honestly see the PS4 going the 360 route (or maybe even the wii) where they'll give the console a short term life to gain a profit right from the start rather than go their usual long term "Slow and steady wins the race" route as they have invested heavily in the PS3 and only recently did it started to turn a profit only to be hit by this on top of rough competition.

Gotta feel bad for Sony, this generation has been so cruel.
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DarkBlade725 Apr 27, 11
I bet owner of sony is REALLY piss about it
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