Remember when Sony said its downed PlayStation Network would be back up in some form sometime last week? That didn’t happen, and now that the outage nears the start of its fourth week, Sony is astutely getting more vague in its promises.
In congressional testimony this morning, Dr. Gene Spafford of Purdue University said that Sony was using outdated software on its servers — and knew about it months in advance of the recent security breaches that allowed hackers to get private information from over 100 million user accounts.
Sony’s early bid for a high seed in next year’s Worst Company tournament continues, as does the mass outage of its PlayStation Network. Yesterday, the company admitted that it wasn’t sure if users’ credit card info was compromised by whatever evil forces hacked the system, but now Sony has slightly upgraded that uncertainty by saying that credit card info may have been leaked.
Probably the best thing about old PlayStation games that are now downloadable on the PlayStation Network is that you can play them on PS3s as well as PSP.
A court in California recently tossed out a lawsuit filed against Sony claiming that their refusal to make their games more accessible to the visually impaired was in violation of the Americans With Disabilities Act.
Remember when all you had to do to get a glitchy video game working was pull the cartridge out of the Atari, blow into it, and re-insert? Well, not so much anymore. Millions of PlayStation 3 owners around the world are justifiably irate at the moment because an outage of Sony’s PlayStation Network isn’t just preventing users from playing online; it’s also keeping them from playing offline.
Lordnat75 writes on Sony’s tech forum that he can’t re-download his games because he’s owned too many PSPs.