Saturday, December 20, 2014

PSN Back Online In The Caribbean (Update)

Update 1: Sony’s just said that it turned off PSN for 30 minutes because of server overload:

“We’re currently experiencing an extremely heavy load of password resets, and so we recently had to turn off services for approximately 30 minutes to clear the queue,” wrote Patrick Seybold on the US PS Blog.

“As such, a large number of people are attempting to change their passwords at the same time, it’s taking longer than expected for all those emails to clear all of the ISPs.

If you’ve requested your password reset, please give it a bit of time to reach your email. Thanks for your patience as we work to get everyone back online.”

I know a lot of you are sending in reports from all over the Caribbean concerning this, so now you know what’s really going on. Sit tight.

Original Story: PSN has been gradually coming along, with portions of the U.S. and Europe being turned on as Sony promised a phased return, with full service coming at the end of May worldwide. Some people who haven’t received service would love to know the status for their location, and while in the U.S. things have been happening gradually, and the same in Europe, we can now report that the entire Caribbean is also coming back on.

In the U.S. Virgin Islands, (U.S. territory in the Caribbean), the service is in full swing, as I’m online right now and that’s where I live, St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands to be precise. So be patient if your zone is not yet enabled, because before you know it, it’ll be back on.

We’re getting reports that the service is still down in the Cayman Islands, however, so there are still a few areas without service – but rest assured you’ll be gaming soon. Thanks, Jokati.

We’ve waited over three weeks, I think we can wait a bit little.

Soon the games begin.

About Ernice Gilbert

Ernice Gilbert here. Founder and Editor-In-Chief of Gamesthirst. Thanks for stopping by, make yourself at home!
  • ttbounty

    Maestro whats up with the PSN Store, keep getting error when trying to get on, is Sony still getting an overload?

  • http://www.gamesthirst.com Ernice Gilbert

    The Store’s being bombarded with too many people trying to get in all at the same time. Just keep on trying and you’ll get through.

  • ttbounty

    Thanks Gilbert, I was able to download 1 game but there is no pass to get to allow me to download the additional PS3 game.

    I do see both passes for PSP games, what gives with that ?

  • ttbounty

    Ok got it working now, had to jump through a few hoops but I was able to download.

    http://us.playstation.com/psn/welcome-back/

  • http://www.gamesthirst.com Ernice Gilbert

    Nice! Happy you were able to get through!!!

  • ttbounty

    It’s down again for maintenance guys ?

  • http://www.gamesthirst.com Ernice Gilbert

    That’s what you’re getting? I’ve been connected all day and haven’t disconnected the console so I wouldn’t know…

  • ttbounty

    Yep no connection, same message as weeks ago. Try a sign out

  • http://www.gamesthirst.com Ernice Gilbert

    Let me check it out.

  • http://www.gamesthirst.com Ernice Gilbert

    No problems here. Just signed out and back in. It says “maintenance”?

  • ttbounty

    Yep it said Down for mantenance, but now it is up again.

    Did you turn on a switch

  • http://www.gamesthirst.com Ernice Gilbert

    Haha! I have a Genie somewhere around here… maybe he did! Go gaming!

  • ttbounty

    Gamers do you all know what the New patch does for Black Ops on PS3 or is it to prepare the system for the new DLC?

  • http://www.gamesthirst.com Ernice Gilbert

    Probably to prepare the console for something. I’ll dig for some info.

  • ttbounty

    (Patch 1.10/Title Update 10)
    • Security Updates.
    • New playlists – Flags and Bombs
    • C4 can no longer be warped to player carrying bomb in S&D and Sabotage.
    • Removed erroneous “Reset to Default” message when trying to load a DLC map you do not have.
    • In-game icons (care package icons, etc) no longer appear in the Create A Class menu.
    • Support for Annihilation map pack,
    • Fix for a rare crash related to weapons.
    • Additional weapon balancing (Famas nerfed).
    • Ninja Pro Perk no longer makes sounds when mantling or diving to prone

  • ttbounty

    New Mortal Kombat DLC – Kenshi

    Released today

    http://youtu.be/JpfuyN3FXOc

  • http://www.gamesthirst.com Ernice Gilbert

    Thanks for the link bro. Will update site with post.