Update: A group called “Lizard Squad” are apparently taking responsibility for the PlayStation Network down time in what is allegedly from a DDOS attack on the network. As of this update, PSN is down and “under maintenance”. It’s unclear whether the network will be back up ahead of the originally scheduled maintenance. Sony’s issued an official response via Twitter: “Our engineers are aware of the issues and are working to resolve them. We’ll keep you posted — sorry for the inconvenience.”
Update 2: Sony has issued the following statement regarding the downtime, confirming that the network was taken down by “artificially high traffic” aka a DDOS attack.
“Like other major networks around the world, the PlayStation Network and Sony Entertainment Network have been impacted by an attempt to overwhelm our network with artificially high traffic.
Although this has impacted your ability to access our network and enjoy our services, no personal information has been accessed.
We will continue to work towards fixing this issue and hope to have our services up and running as soon as possible.
We regret any inconvenience this may have caused.”
Update 3: Sony issued a new statement that the PSN is finally returning back online. It will be a slow process so don’t expect it to return quickly.
Ask PlayStation tweeted the following message:
“Sony Network Ent. has reported that PSN service is returning, but you may experience slowness or login issues as the network stabilizes.”
Sup with this?
This is part of why I prefer Wii U.
Because it's glorious master race, right up there with PC. You can try DDOS'ing it, but Nintendo's already got you taken care of.
Then again, no one would feel the need to DDOS the online content, since it's more than just cookie-cutter FPS and sports games.
These faggots just tweeted support for fucking ISIS and threatened a airline they just graduated from getting a swat team to a tomahawk missile throught their door
are owners of pcs and xbones really that upset at the superiority sony had with gaming?
>no third party support
You do know what Ubisoft is, right? And Sega, and Capcom, and Atari, and Namco, etc...
>gimped hardware compared to psquad/xbone
Ah, so you like paying hundreds of dollars for a system that will break down on you in a year or so, because it was built as quickly as possible with the cheapest parts available. Not to mention you're paying for internet connection as well, which is currently out of commission due to e-thugs.
>sold like shit
simply because it wasn't hyped up enough. Today's gamers are more geared toward cookie-cutter war and sports games, with very few platformers or memorable RPGs. Just wait until SSB4 comes out though. I'm sure you'll be singing a different tune.
it's ok if your upset. i'd be mad too if i paid 3k to play team fortress 2.since that's the only decent game i've seen on the computer.
DDosing is not hacking its mostly done by fag kids trying to be edgy
So they DDos it and then says "I am master hacker, u mad FBI?".
If he really wants to be in prison then get the CIA interest instead.
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Are there even any more than that? Have you forgotten Bethesda (Not planning any Wii U games because it's not powerful enough), EA (NO Wii U games, released FIFA 14 on every console INCLUDING THE PS2) and, well shit, Ubisoft (telling Nintendo to sell more units before they make more games for it, and of course releasing one of the Wii U's most noteworthy exclusives at the time on other consoles).
>that whole shit about how every console but the Wii U is cheaply made and has shit online
come back when your console isnt made from last gen parts and can handle something more than kids playing Super Paper Mario Galaxy Land 3D Kart.
sure, i'll change my tune. it'll be "oh shit, this is a good game. i'm glad i got it on my 3DS and not that piece of shit Wii U"
Alienware are the consoles of PC and they're fucking garbage for fags that cant build their own shit
>No Bethesda nor EA
I think Nintendo can last without either of those companies. Bethesda was only good for Skyrim, and EA just sells broken games with $50 worth of DLC every time. I honestly could do without EA especially, and I'm sure I'm not alone. Plus, I hate soccer.
>Last gen parts
>kids playing Super Mario Galaxy Land 3D Kart
Pretty sure those kids are all on Call of Battlefield, talking shit to unemployed stoners and douchebag adults. Besides, I've had my Wii U since release (black), and haven't had a single problem with it. Meanwhile, I'm on my 5th Xbox 360.
And then you realize you can get more content and have an enhanced experience by crossing it over with the Wii U version. But sure, go nuts being poor.
Wont take these script kids long to be caught they have threatened a airline and the FBI and declared support for ISIS they have their spots ready in gitmo
It's a group who goes around ddosing basically any game some specific guy plays. They know everything he plays, if it's online he can't play it.
Every night league of legends has been getting ddosed for the past few nights, so yeah. I wouldn't be surprised if that person plays on PSN
how many xbones do you think were bought just for titanfall, even though its multiplat? how many psquads for destiny? first person shooters and shit like that SELLS. are you telling me the biggest draw for the wii u right now is fucking SMASH BROS? sure, it looks fun, but i highly doubt it'll save the wii u.
>enhanced experience by crossing it over
no one but diehard smash fans care about that shit. the game is gonna sell like hotcakes, with the majority of the sales going to the way more popular 3DS/2DS.
it's just faggot kids thinking they're hardcore hackers by fucking with the playstation network
that shit goes down all the time, it's nothing special. why are people even giving these lizard faggots attention?
Ive had my xbox one on the whole day and nothing is wrong. Also, my brother has playing his Xbox360 throughout the day and nothing seems to be affected.
Sony just has a shit security system.
See, that's another problem: buying a system for just one or two games. So let's see, you're paying $400-500 for the system, $60 for the game, $60 for a year's worth of online, and possibly $60 for a decent set of headphones. Add $40 worth of DLC into that (or $50 if you didn't get the Season Pass), to all that, and you're paying well more than you should for a game that will not be as popular in less than a year. At least with Nintendo, you can cut that cost in half, at the least.
I'd think anyone who wants the most out of their games would care about that. Smashing on a DS is great, but it doesn't quite capture the intensity nor quality of being able to do it on a console. Not to mention the addition of what I call "character keys" (similar to Ranger Keys from Gokaiger/Super Megaforce) that also add to the console-game, as well as things I don't have to pay extra in DLC for, and you've got yourself one of the most unique and exciting gaming experiences ever to come out of the industry. I'm looking forward to this Holiday season for Smash Bros, as well as Hyrule Warriors and the MANY new games they have announced to be working on. Just need TimeSplitters 4 to put the icing on the cake.