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It’s Official: PlayStation Store Comes Back Online In US And EU With Massive Update

by Ernice Gilbert on June 2nd, 2011, under Hot, News, PS3, PSN, Sony

‘Everything must come to end’, they say, and the nightmare PlayStation 3 owners had to suffer when PSN was hacked, leaving tens of millions offline and unable to purchase content has ended. The PlayStation Store is back with a massive update.

Rejoice!

Alert – PSN Goes Down Again…. And Up Again

by Ernice Gilbert on May 29th, 2011, under Hot, News, Sony

Was about to get in some Killzone 3 action about two hours ago and to my surprise, I received an error: “you’ve been signed out of the PlayStation Network”. I then proceeded to check the internet for some information, and my worst fears became real, the network was down again. The downtime, however, didn’t last too long, as I’m once more signing into the service. Sort this, Sony.

You Won’t Be Able To Play Dirt 3 Online On PS3 Until The PS Store Reopens

by Ernice Gilbert on May 25th, 2011, under Codemasters, Hot, News

If you bought the PS3 version of Dirt 3, you won’t be able to play competitively online until the return of PlayStation Store, developer Codemaster’s said, a situation it deems as “unfortunate”.

Report – Sony To Reopen PlayStation Store Next Tuesday

by Ernice Gilbert on May 19th, 2011, under Hot, News, PS3, PSN, Sony

If all goes well, the PlayStation Store should reopen for business this coming Tuesday, May 24th, according to a memo sent to Sony’s game developer and publishing partners.

As PSN Sign-In Password Security Loophole Looms, Sony Turns Off System

by Ernice Gilbert on May 18th, 2011, under Hot, News, PS3, PSN, Sony

There’s a rumor circulating the internet which claims hackers can access your PSN account by simply using your user ID and date of birth. It was a far fetched rumor indeed, but it’s becoming clearer something’s gone wrong.

Sony: Only A Few Users Exited PSN Permanently Because Hack

by Ernice Gilbert on May 17th, 2011, under Hot, News, PS3, PSN, Sony

Sony’s said that not a great number of PSN users left the service it offers gamers for free over the hack, with company CEO Howard Stringer telling the Wall Street Journal that it was a “very small percentage”.

PSN “Welcome Back” Package Already Boosting Active User Numbers

by Ernice Gilbert on May 17th, 2011, under Hot, News, PS3, Sony

77 million. That’s the number of registered accounts on PSN. But even before the network was hacked forcing Sony to take it down for the better part of a month, there were many users who simply never logged in because they never felt the need to. Believe it or not, millions of PS3 owners refuse to play games online for whatever reason, but all that is changing and working in Sony’s favor, as the company unveiled its “welcome back” package.

For U.S., EU and The Caribbean, Here’s Your Welcome Back Package From Sony

by Ernice Gilbert on May 16th, 2011, under Hot, News, PS3, PSN, Sony

Sony promised it would provide PSN users with a “welcome back” package for the long downtime the network suffered, keeping gamers offline for the better part of a month, and also for all the sensitive information that was exposed. Well your reward is rather good, and like they say, ‘patience is a virtue’.

PSN Restoration Q&A Issued, Sony Wants To Answer All Your Questions

by Ernice Gilbert on May 16th, 2011, under News, PS3, PSN, Sony

PSN is back online in most parts of the world, but there are still questions lingering in the minds of users. Questions like “what exactly is working right now”, and “I’m having trouble changing my password/I forgot which email I used on my account/I used a fake email to set up my account.” And that’s just for starters. If you’re one of the many gamers with nagging PSN issues, head below the break.

PSN Back Online In U.S., Caribbean, Europe, UK – Everywhere Except Japan

by Ernice Gilbert on May 16th, 2011, under Hot, News, PS3, PSN, Sony

If you’re from anywhere apart from Japan today, the PlayStation Network, a service that has been down for over a three weeks, should be working just fine for you, as Sony’s dealt with overload issues, and gamers across the world are reporting their “green light” status.

Reload: Killzone 3 MP Packed With Gamers In Wake Of PSN’s Return

by Ernice Gilbert on May 15th, 2011, under Hot, News, PS3, PSN, Sony

One of PS3′s biggest games with a robust online multiplayer is Killzone 3, and there’s no doubt in my mind the game was severely missed during the PSN downtime. But if for some reason you harbor doubt, look for yourself at the game’s multiplayer now, and you’ll be amazed.

PSN Back Online In The Caribbean (Update)

by Ernice Gilbert on May 15th, 2011, under Hot, News, PS3, PSN, Sony

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.

PS3 Update 3.61 Now Live, Change Your Password

by Ernice Gilbert on May 14th, 2011, under Hot, News, PS3, Sony

We know you’re excited about the return of PSN, but before you can get your gaming on, there are a few important security steps needed you need to take. First and foremost, according to Sony, update 3.61 is an update which “requires all PSN users to change their password once PlayStation Network is restored. The update (v3.61) is mandatory and is available now.”

Video Thirst: Kaz Hirai Makes Triumphant Announcement Of PSN’s Return

by Ernice Gilbert on May 14th, 2011, under Hot, News, PS3, PSN, Sony

Sony’s restoring PSN in grand style, and to celebrate the network’s return, PlayStation boss Kaz Hirai has taken to the airwaves to first apologize for the network’s downtime, and then to talk of the first phase of restoration, including gaming, trophy syncing, chat and much more.

The whole vid’s below the break.