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Most would assume that all is well in the digital playground that is PSN. Most would be wrong. Actually I'm surprised this hasn't been covered by any other VG media outlets. Oh well, just lets the GT crew break another story. You may be asking WTF am I talking about. Read on and all will be clear.
So my son wanted to play the UC3 Beta with me via split screen. I went to log in his PSN account and received an error msg. Ok standard fare. All I needed to do was follow a link sent to the the e-mail address associated with my sons account. You know reset the password because I had neglected to do so initially. I had the same problem with my wife's account previously. Apparently if you waited too long the password reset via PS3 Is no longer an option. The problem starts with the lack of an e-mail from Sony to my sons account. No problem, I just need to reset the password via the PlayStation website. Or so you would think. Once again the password reset server is down. Don't believe me? Here's a screenshot of what's displayed when you attempt to reset a password. It's been like that since Monday…As previously mentioned I had used the site to reset my wife's account AFTER the exploit was exposed and the site pulled to fix it. Now it's down again and this time there's no official word from Sony. Now I'd be a little less ranty if news hadn't leaked of Sony pulling the old contradictory backpedal. Oh yes. To further add to my aggravation Sony has a new PSN Pass program in the works. Leaked box art for Resistance 3 shows the PSN Pass logo. Any gamer worth their salt should recall the recent criticism EA suffered for implementing the EA Online Pass.
Now what these "online passes" essentially equate to is paying to play online if you buy used games, or have multiple PSN and/or XBL accounts. The industry has moved in this direction to attempt to dissuade gamers from buying used titles. I can understand their motives but don't agree with the approach. Personally I don't trade in games I'm a collector. Additionally I don't buy used. I want my money to go to the people that actually worked their butts off and made sacrifices to bring the quality titles we love to the market. I understand some folks financial situation may force them to buy all used games. No ill will, I feel ya. I once was there and don't look down on others that do purchase used.
However it's annoying that I have to spend an extra $10 if I want any other members of my family to be able to play "online Pass" games. As someone that intentionally buys new, I feel I shouldn't be punished for other folks buying habits. Sony choosing to go this route is bull shhh. For a company that has repeatedly touted their free online services it's ridiculous that they pull an about face. No longer is it free to play online on PSN. Sony can't control 3rd parties, but to follow suit just spits in the face of PSN supporters and user's. Looks like I'm going to have to purchase a "pass" if I want my son to be able to play Resistance 3 online. That's assuming we will one day be able reset his password. I'm highly disappointed in Sony and their decision to pursue the "Online Pass" model. Keep checking GT for future updates as they develop. Sound off on your favorite social media outlets. Let Sony know PSN user's won't stand for this malarkey!
It's here! 2011 E3 has come and gone and we give you a full review of the biggest winners and losers from this years E3. The GT CREW gives you their scores and who they felt won out of the big 3!
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We are reporting Live from Sony's E3 press event-
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we are very excited to see what Sony might say to gamers.
Cool 3D glasses!!!!
Here we go Sony fans!
Video montage starts with sony products ps3, psp and sony films
Jack Tretton on stage
ADDRESSES PLAYSTATION OUTAGES
CALLS CONSUMERS THE LIFE BLOOD OF PLAYSTATION
CINEMANOW WILL BE ON PSN
UNCHARTED 3 IS UP AND WE ARE SEEING A DEMO
SHOWS DRAKE ON A SHIP ON THE HIGH SEAS
WATER IS FILLING UP THE SHIP
JUNE 28TH IS BETA
RESISTANCE 3 IS UP AND A DEMO WITH IT
R3 IS LOOKING GOOD AND THE GAME LLOKS OF HIGH QUALITY
3D gaming looks like a focus
24" tv to be a break in to the 3d support from sony
3D glasses and tv, R3 all for 499 with HDMI CABLES
2K SPORTS IS UP WITH NBA2K12
NEW FEATURE NBA ON THE MOVE
KOBE BRYANT IS COMING OUT
OCT 4TH NBA2K WILL BE IN STORES
MEDEVIL MOVES IS UP AND DEMOED
INFAMOUS 2 IS OUT TOMORROW, TRAILER SHOWN
STARHAWK LOOKS AMAZZZZZZIINNNNGGGGG
SLYCOOPER THEIVE'S IN TIME IS BACK!
DUST IS BEING SHOWN
BIOSHOCK INFINITE IS BEING SHOWN AND CREATOR ON ABOUT HIS COMMENTS ABOUT MOVE
BIOSHOCK CREATOR HOLDING NGP WITH A HINT TO A GAME COMING OUT ON IT
BIOSHOCK INFINITE WILL COME WITH BIOSHOCK 1 WHEN ITS RELEASE.
SAINTS ROW TO HAVE MOVE FEATURE
STAR TREK TO HAVE GAME ALSO WITH MOVE FEATURE
STAR TREK GAME LOOKS KINDA COOL
KAZOU HIRAI IS UP! WOOT!!!!
PSP TALK COULD THIS LEAD INTO THE NPG?
PLAYSTATION SUITE WILL BE ON ANDROID AND SMART PORTABLES.
NGP IS PSVITA IS THE NAME
AT&T WILL BE THE PROVIDER OF CHOICE FOR HE PSVITA
UNCHARTED EXPERIANCE ON PSVITA
IT LOOKS GREAT!!!!!
UNCHARTED USING TOUCH FEATURE
GREAT JOB ON UNCHARTED
RUIN IS AN ACTION BASED ROLE PLAYING GAME
RUIN LOOKS REALLY POLISHED AND IS RUNNING NICELY ON THE PSVITA
YOU CAN SAVE YOUR PROGRESS ON PSVITA AND THEN RESUME ON PS3!
PS3/PSVITA PLAY IS NICE!!!!
NEW MODNATION RACER ON PSVITA
MODNATION IS MY HEART! I LOVE THIS PSVITA VERSION
LITTLEBIGPLANET LOOKS GOOD ON THE PSVITA ALSO, LOTS OF CUSTOMS
STREETFIGHTER CROSS TEKKEN ON PSVITA
COLE FROM INFAMOUS WILL BE IN STREETFIGHTER VS TEKKEN
80 TITLES IN THE WORKS FOR PSVITA
HOLIDAY SEASON LOOKS LIKE 2 VERSIONS
249 DOLLARS WIFI
299 DOLLARS WIFI & 3G
THE STAGE IS TRANSFORMING, WE CAN SEE A BAND TYPE LIKE ASIAN DRUMS
DJ MIXMASTER MIKE IS ON STAGE
IT'S A WRAP FROM THE FLOOR! SEE YOU TOMORROW FOR NINTENDO'S PRESS EVENT
Yes you see that right everyone! The video game worlds most famous femme is back with the reboot of Tomb Raider! The newly designed Lara Croft is younger (21) and a bit more evenly proportioned. Not only is there an announcement of the new game but this fantastic cinematic trailer. Feast your eyes on the beauty that is the new Tomb Raider.
Today we were treated with a new trailer for the upcoming DC Comics legend Batman: Arkham City. Not only does it show the Bats but we also get to see gameplay of none other than Catwoman herself! That's right…looks like Catwoman will be playable in the sequel which hit's U.S. shores on October 18th.
Apple, Terran Hawkins and DragonD Shawn embark on a quest to find the elusive high score for Crysis 2 and LA Noire, only to discover that Pirates of the Caribbean is a hot topic amongst the Unlimited Crew.
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Join us as we discuss all things new with Guerillatron.com and go into the latest games we've played including the brand new game L.A. Noire.
Today the website used to reset PSN passwords was taken down. The mainstream media misinterpreted the initial report and assumed the server was taken down due to hackers. Worse some even had horribly inaccurate titles. Check this out. It's a story that claims PSN sign in was unavailable. I've been able to sign into PSN with no issues. The story was put out by one of the powerhouse internet media outlets. The irony is it was more the technical side of this media giant that ran the story with bad info. One created to allow executives to make better technology decisions. One of the networks that used to be under the banner of this giant is the ever beloved and evenly hated G4.
Anyway I'm going to tell you exactly what happened with regards to the whole Sony was attacked again today shebang.
Some hacker somewhere posted the exploit. Sony fresh from their last data breach nightmare, immediately took action. Sony pulled their servers to fix the hole. As much crap as I give them, I appreciate it. It's about damn time! Maybe the articles posted regarding their laughable server security helped…. Particularly in their web servers and database tables. Overall I'm glad they took down the servers and immediately went to addressing the issue.
This is not the same Sony of a month ago. I give MAD props to their IT, IT Sec, and Web departments. Thank you for all the hard work. If there's one thing a seasoned IT guys know, it's stress. They worked well under pressure and are currently working to fix an exploit which could have resulted in countless stolen accounts. All in all it's a happy ending right?
No the masses are infuriated and angry at the hackers. Now let's get it out there now. There was no mass theft of PSN accounts. Would have been if Sony wouldn't have responded swiftly. The hole would have allowed hackers to change your password without knowing your shiny new one. So if anything the hacker that brought it forward saved many people from being victims of PSN account lifting. Thanks hacker and thanks Sony for the super swift response. That's a great step in the right direction for earning back consumers trust. Now let's have some fun. I'm going to quote some hilarious quotes from blogs and boards on other sites:
L.A. NOIRE is almost here….
With L.A. NOIRE almost here we here at Guerillatron wanted to give you some detective stories to check out before you jump into the world of L.A. NOIRE.
First up would be DICK TRACY-
A real treat for comic book books fans from the 20's – 40's style. DICK TRACY is a comic book detective that batman learned from. you take some great villains to make your hero that more important. we highly recommend this film to get you as comic book and detective fans.
2. We have L.A. Confidential-
Simply an amazing movie. this trailer does not do the movie justice, the movie was just one of those movies that others must try to top. we highly recommend this one also.
3. And the movie that L.A. NOIRE's story is played off of is the Black Dahlia-
This was inspired by the real events that happened in the 1940's L.A.
So there we have it, 3 films that will get you ready for tuesday's release of L.A. NOIRE. L.A. NOIRE's review will be coming soon from myself as soon as i am able to finish the game and get my full fill of the story and gameplay. and one thing is for sure, ROCKSTAR has never let us down and we hope they don't this time either!
In this over simplified representation of how the hackers gained access to PSN it's comforting to know that all of this trouble could be summed up in one slide.
The only comfort in all of this is Sony has stated how it will "make it up" to it's users:
- All existing PlayStation Network customers will be provided with 30 days free membership in the PlayStation Plus premium service.
- Current members of PlayStation Plus will receive 30 days free service.
- Music Unlimited powered by Qriocity subscribers (in countries where the service is available) will receive 30 days free service.
So there you have it. A month free. Don't you feel better?