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Kaz Hirai speaks out, for 4 minutes and 50 seconds about the PSN, it’s outage and what is being done to make sure their systems are secure going forward. He also wants to let you know that it is coming back up soon… and by soon I am already reading reports that PSN is up right now.

A lot of what he was saying doesn’t actually mean anything.  It’s just filler words.  My favorite was that Sony is taking “agressive actions to address the concerns that were raised by this incident”.  It’s the kind of thing I expected when the PSN went down and they nobody knew why.  

Bad corporate video or not, the good news is that the PSN is coming back online. Hooray!

[PlayStation Blog]

Taking 5: PSN Down Indefinitely?

Last Wednesday the PlayStation Network went down. 7 day’s later it’s still down and information is scarce. This. Shouldn’t. Happen.

On Monday, the Japanese electronics giant said it is keeping its PlayStation Network videogame service offline indefinitely following a hacking attack it now says may have compromised user’s information.

To ensure the network’s integrity, Sony said it is currently rebuilding the service, which connects more than 75 million PlayStation customers over the Internet, letting them play videogames and chat together. “This is a time intensive process and we’re working to get them back online quickly,” Sony spokesman Patrick Seybold said in a blog post. - Wall Street Journal

There are so many things to talk about from those two paragraphs alone, though it’s worth it to read the entire article.  First of all, if my personal information has been compromised why hasn’t Sony put out a press release about it? Why haven’t they emailed the users of their service to tell them that their information has been compromised? And why are there only 4 sentences about it on the Playstation Blog?

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Portal 2 likely brought down PlayStation Network

This is never good:

While we are investigating the cause of the Network outage, we wanted to alert you that it may be a full day or two before we’re able to get the service completely back up and running. Thank you very much for your patience while we work to resolve this matter. Please stay tuned to this space for more details, and we’ll update you again as soon as we can.

"A full day or two" before PSN is up and running again.  Yikes.  Though we will probably never know, I would guess that Portal 2’s cross platform play (PS3 and PC) was just too awesome and was used too many people to buy it and it melted the PSN servers.  Oh well.  Hopefully it can be up and running again, until then, all you PS3 Portal players will have to use your free Steam copy for now.

[PlayStation Blog]