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PS3 online play back in EU and US after mid-April hack

Sunday, 15 May 2011 00:03 GMT By Staff

Sony has re-launched online play in Europe and the US for PSN following the release of a mandatory Firmware update last night

Kaz Hirai apologises for the downtime and explains how services are
being brought back online.

Firmware update 3.61 goes live

Sony comfirmed on the US PS Blog last night that online PS3 services – including gameplay – were to resume after being brought down on April 19.

New firmware has been release, taking PS3′s software to 3.61, and is a mandatory install. Here’s what you need to do:

If using a PS3, your password can only be changed on your own PS3 (or a PS3 on which your PSN account was activated), as an added layer of security. If you have never downloaded any content using your account on the system, an email will be sent to the registered sign-in ID (email address) associated with your account when you first attempt to sign-in to PSN. This e-mail will contain a link that will enable you to change your password. In this email, click on the link and follow the instructions to change your password. Once you have changed your password you can sign-in to your account using your new password.

We strongly recommend that all PSN account holders with PS3s update their systems to prepare for when PlayStation Network is back online. The release of this update is a critical step as we work to make PlayStation Network significantly more secure. Thank you for your continued support and patience.

In an update on the PlayStation Blog, communications head Nick Caplin has confirmed the company is experiencing email bounce backs from many major ISPs flooded with massive numbers of password reset emails sent out by Sony.

Players awaiting password reset emails are advised to be patient while Sony attempt to resolve this issue.

Before you start using PlayStation Network

In restoring PSN, Sony has introduced a safety measure which means you will need to update your PSN account password before you can start using the service again.

If you’ve got a PS3, you can do this by updating to system software version 3.61 and then signing in to PlayStation Network from the XMB (XrossMediaBar) Menu. Otherwise, you can change your password on your PC here.

Sony is currently working with various law enforcement agencies to find the culprits who hacked into the PS networks last month, and hacker group Anonymous has admitted that some of its members may have gone rogue and caused the servers to be brought down without support from the full collective.

Phased service restoration being implemented

Sony was expecting to bring more services online at the end of last week, but delayed the launch until it felt better security measures had been implemented.

This update shows that the first US phase of PSN’s restoration is now complete.

PSN and Qriocity services will be resumed on a country by country basis, beginning in the Americas, Europe, Australia, New Zealand and the Middle East.

This has now begun in Europe following last night’s rollout in the US, with UK, Ireland and the Middle-East being the first in the EU regions to get the service back online, according to a tweet from the PlayStation Blog EU.

The first phase of restored services for North America and Europe will include:

  • Sign-in for PlayStation Network and Qriocity services, including the resetting of passwords.
  • Restoration of online gameplay across PlayStation 3 and PSP.
  • Playback rental video content, if within rental period, of PlayStation Store Video Store on PS3, PSP and Media Go.
  • Q Music Unlimited, for current subscribers, on PS3 and PC.
  • Access to third party services such as VidZone and MUBI.
  • ‘Friends’ category on PS3, including Friends List, Chat Functionality, Trophy Comparison, etc.
  • PlayStation Home.
  • Increased Security Measures

Working closely with “several respected outside security firms,” Sony said it has implemented new and additional security measures that “strengthen safeguards against unauthorized activity, and provide consumers with greater protection of their personal information.”

Sony said it has made considerable enhancements to the data security, including updating and adding advanced security technologies, additional software monitoring and penetration and vulnerability testing, and increased levels of encryption and additional firewalls.

The company also added a variety of other measures to the network infrastructure including an early warning system for unusual activity patterns that could signal an attempt to compromise the network.

The moment we signed into PSN
for the first time since April 19. Go team.

“I’d like to send my sincere regret for the inconvenience this incident has caused you, and want to thank you all for the kind patience you’ve shown as we worked through the restoration process,” said Kazuo Hirai, Sony’s executive deputy president, in a press release.

“I can’t thank you enough for your patience and support during this time. We know even the most loyal customers have been frustrated by this process and are anxious to use their Sony products and services again. We are taking aggressive action at all levels to address the concerns that were raised by this incident, and are making consumer data protection a full time, company-wide commitment.”

“During the past 18 months, we’ve seen a dramatic rise in the volume of cyber attacks, their sophistication and their impact on businesses. Thwarting cyber-crime requires an evolutionary approach to security that is well integrated, reduces risk exposure and improves efficiencies,” added Francis deSouza, senior vice president, Enterprise Security Group, Symantec.

“Today’s cyber crime attacks are proving to be more covert, more targeted and better organized than those we’ve seen in years past. In working with Sony on the move of their data centre, it’s clear they’re implementing measures to reduce security risks moving forward.”

As an additional measure, Fumiaki Sakai, president of Sony Global Solutions Inc. has been appointed acting Chief Information Security Officer of SNEI. In addition to his current role at SGS, Mr Sakai, in his role at SNEI, will work to further reinforce overall information security across the company’s network infrastructure.

“While we understand the importance of getting our services back online, we did not rush to do so at the expense of extensively and aggressively testing our enhanced security measures. Our consumers’ safety remains our number one priority,” Hirai continued. “We want to assure our customers that their personal information is being protected with some of the best security technologies available today, so that everyone can feel comfortable enjoying all that PlayStation Network and Qriocity services have to offer.”

The restoration of the services across the Americas, Europe, Australia, New Zealand and the Middle East are beginning, and company expects to have the services fully restored by the end of May 2011.

Welcome Back

Sony has also detailed a Welcome Back package of services and premium content to all registered PSN and Qriocity account services, which will be available for viewing on your regions respective PS Blog soon.

Make sure to keep an eye on the US or EU PS Blog for more updates.

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135 Comments

  1. threadzilla

    Woohooo…about time

    #1 4 years ago
  2. Nozz

    Great News!

    #2 4 years ago
  3. jevonski

    yay matchmaking ^^ gonna go shoot me some ISA scum.

    #3 4 years ago
  4. xino

    FINALLY!

    Downloading as typing!
    now I can test brink and download sh* loads of goods!

    trust me man, never take things for granted!

    #4 4 years ago
  5. NeoSquall

    @4 You will be able to play online, but not using the Store.

    #5 4 years ago
  6. Stephany Nunneley

    Apparently, the online will be up “soon” – like later today.

    #6 4 years ago
  7. Lahanas

    Can anyone confirm that online gaming is enabled?

    #7 4 years ago
  8. Nozz

    My download gets to about 13% then I get an error.. Looks like the servers are taking a battering!!

    #8 4 years ago
  9. Stephany Nunneley

    @7 It will be later today. There’s a new link in the post.

    #9 4 years ago
  10. xino

    wtf man!?
    the download keeps cutting off:/

    it stops at 13% and comes up with some error

    #10 4 years ago
  11. KrazyKraut

    happy shiny ppl in 3,2,1…

    #11 4 years ago
  12. KaRmAChAnG

    I’ve downloaded and installed it but when I try to log back in I’m getting the ‘under maintenance’ message. Is anyone else getting this?

    EDIT: No nevermind, it isn’t actually back up. The update is for when it does.

    #12 4 years ago
  13. Nozz

    @xino get it here:

    http://uk.playstation.com/ps3/support/system-software/detail/item352011/Update-features-%28ver-3-60%29/

    Lob it on a USB stick and do the “storage media” method.

    EDIT: Nevermind, Bad link (out of date)

    #13 4 years ago
  14. KrazyKraut

    got 15 % now it looks fine.
    Download from Germany on my US Account

    #14 4 years ago
  15. Stephany Nunneley

    Services will be rolled out on a region by region basis. This information has been added to the post above, and it came from a press release we just received. US and EU should have online play restored by tonight (US), and the wee hours of Sunday (EU).

    #15 4 years ago
  16. KrazyKraut

    no..now the download got an error…at 25 % :(

    #16 4 years ago
  17. Kyzzz

    Wait a minute… does this mean i am screwed because i have three accounts, two have fake emails and one has my real email and unfortunatly was hacked, before i go online do i change the emails or something

    #17 4 years ago
  18. Johnny Cullen

    Just added a video of Kaz Hirai detailing the restoration.

    #18 4 years ago
  19. TikiSadZombie

    PSN isn’t back on…is just an update to change your password apparently.

    #19 4 years ago
  20. jdfoster00

    @#19 Yes it is on… for some regions. My friend in North America just phoned me sayiing he’s online. I live in britain and am currently downloading the software update :) Btw the video of Kaz Brought a smile to my face. Nice to know that the head of playstation (sony) cares for his customers :)

    #20 4 years ago
  21. Psychotext

    Restoration map (of the US): http://blog.us.playstation.com/2011/05/14/play-on-%E2%80%93-psn-restoration-begins-now/

    #21 4 years ago
  22. scotjock81

    Link to pc download for 3.61 http://bit.ly/kG3rWk

    #22 4 years ago
  23. Gamer_Chris

    I traded in my 360 for a ps3 got sick of it lol im just wondering when i can sign up for a PSN account because it still says under maintenance when i try and sign up on the PS website is it because i am in the UK and only the US go live first any advice would be great as i am new to the PS3 :)

    #23 4 years ago
  24. Patrick Garratt

    Have any of you actually played a PS3 game online yet?

    #24 4 years ago
  25. Telepathic.Geometry

    I can’t even log in yet. :-/ (Japan)

    #25 4 years ago
  26. Patrick Garratt

    I’m downloading the firmware now. But it’s either gigantic or amazingly slow.

    #26 4 years ago
  27. KAP

    Still wont let me play online after downloading the update. its ok tho…

    #27 4 years ago
  28. Telepathic.Geometry

    The download took me about two or three minutes. But then I have a 100MBit line.

    #28 4 years ago
  29. Bluebird

    Downloaded the update (as fast as usual), managed to install it, but get a message that PSN is under maintenance. I guess it will be a few hours more before it’s back here in Europe.

    Some US people can play though, by the looks of it.

    #29 4 years ago
  30. The_Deleted

    Who’s up for some Motorstorm? Can’t be any less frustrating than the ridiculous AI.

    #30 4 years ago
  31. Patrick Garratt

    I’m going to check again in a sec. I’m in France.

    #31 4 years ago
  32. Gekidami

    ^ Nope not up there yet.

    #32 4 years ago
  33. Patrick Garratt

    Yeah. The firmware’s updated but I can’t sign in.

    #33 4 years ago
  34. Detale

    Same here, firmware done but PSN still ‘under maintenance’.

    #34 4 years ago
  35. Christopher Jack

    Some American states are already back up, by the end of tomorrow, all game servers should be back up & running.

    #35 4 years ago
  36. Gekidami

    According to the map on the PSBlog it should be working everywhere in the US now.

    #36 4 years ago
  37. Exzeerex

    Updated to 3.61. Same message. Awaiting so I can change password and remove my CC info for the time being ;)

    In Denmark btw.

    #37 4 years ago
  38. Patrick Garratt

    Something’s happening. Just got a DNS error message instead of the normal maintenance one. Still can’t sign in, though (France).

    #38 4 years ago
  39. Gekidami

    Still says maintenance for me.

    #39 4 years ago
  40. isitemoopantz

    still not up in the uk yet :(

    #40 4 years ago
  41. Coheno

    This article needs to state Online in the US and Canada, and after 22 days, not a month, in the headline!

    Nope no UK or EU, should probably be sometime today i imagine!

    #41 4 years ago
  42. reask

    OK I done the update thingy so can anyone help me with the next stage.
    When it started up I still got the message that an error has occurred blah blah.
    If I go to sign in and change my password will this work or should I wait?
    I went to the link on this article and it is still saying it is under maintenance.
    Thanks in advance.

    #42 4 years ago
  43. Bluebird

    Kaz Hirai for Bond villain: http://img821.imageshack.us/img821/5845/bondvillain.png

    #43 4 years ago
  44. Goffee

    No joy on PSP yet, not an update in sight… Sniff, bet we get left til last, oh well, the joy of being an Xbox/PSP family… http://psp2roundup.blogspot.com/2011/05/psn-coming-back-up-no-joy-for-psp.html

    #44 4 years ago
  45. bluffbluff03

    My update was succesful but here in Germany the PSN still does not work. Con anyone tell me wehen it will be back? And what is it when you are talking about “tomorrow” or “wee hours of sunday”. I dont really understand… :(

    #45 4 years ago
  46. Nozz

    Rumour has it Europe and Japan will be switched on at 10am Eastern Standard Time

    So (hopefully) it’ll be in the afternoon in the UK.

    #46 4 years ago
  47. Mike

    Does it work, yet?

    #47 4 years ago
  48. Ge0force

    I could install the update without any problems, but the network is still in maintenance mode here (Belgium)

    #48 4 years ago
  49. Erthazus

    Very well done Video.

    In my opinion Kaz Hirai soon is going to be a new CEO of Sony

    #49 4 years ago
  50. The_Red

    Has anyone tried Mortal Kombat online now?

    #50 4 years ago
  51. Mike

    Does it work yet?

    #51 4 years ago
  52. Bluebird

    If you are in the US, yes. Mostly. If not you have to be a bit more patient.

    #52 4 years ago
  53. TIMCSS

    PlayStationEU PlayStation Blog EU
    The phased rollout of certain PSN services has begun and we’ll tweet when each territory goes back online.
    From Twitter

    Looks like EU servers are now being started :)

    The Playstation Ireland Facebook page is reporting this – “Hi guys, just to clarify some PSN services, including online gameplay, will indeed go live later today (Sunday).”

    #53 4 years ago
  54. KrazyKraut

    ehm..they say” you can download the new firmware and change the password..”
    Okay..fimrware downloaded…but how to change the PW now? I cant log in….

    #54 4 years ago
  55. Phoenixblight

    @54

    Read what it says up there. There is a link for you to sign in which after than it will send an email you with instructions to change password.

    #55 4 years ago
  56. KrazyKraut

    “If using a PS3, your password can only be changed on your own PS3 (or a PS3 on which your PSN account was activated), as an added layer of security. If you have never downloaded any content using your account on the system, an email will be sent to the registered sign-in ID (email address) associated with your account when you first attempt to sign-in to PSN. This e-mail will contain a link that will enable you to change your password. In this email, click on the link and follow the instructions to change your password. Once you have changed your password you can sign-in to your account using your new password.”

    yep…but I used all three accounts to buy/download things on my first PS3 there…so it means no e-mail? and i tried on all three accounts to log-in..and got no e-mail. sorry…maybe I am really stupid now^^

    #56 4 years ago
  57. Detale

    As I understand it, if you’ve ever purchased anything from PSN then you will have to change your password via your PS3 when PSN access is restored later today. You won’t get an email.

    But I could have completely misunderstood the whole process.

    #57 4 years ago
  58. AHA-Lambda

    just to double check i cant change my password yet until PSN actually comes up in the UK yea? =/

    #58 4 years ago
  59. Phoenixblight

    I turned on the PS3 and went to sign in and made me change the password automatically. I have also bought stuff through the PSN.

    #59 4 years ago
  60. NeoSquall

    @56 Since PSN isn’t back up in Europe yet and you’re still trying hard to connect, yes, you do sound pretty stupid.

    @57 Nope, you’re right.

    #60 4 years ago
  61. Jan

    Guys keep a eye on their twitter, they will tweet when you’re area is up

    http://twitter.com/PlayStationEU

    #61 4 years ago
  62. KrazyKraut

    @Neo
    yo.., they wrote in praesentia:” download the firmware and change your pw”
    and in the same text is shit written about that they restore it now.
    “We restore it atm, please be patient. in meantime download fw and change pw”

    so..just follow the worldwide gramma rules

    #62 4 years ago
  63. Jan

    PlayStation Blog EU
    Clarification: you can download system software 3.61 now and you will be able to change your password when PSN is restored in your country.

    #63 4 years ago
  64. G1GAHURTZ

    Finally!

    Oh no, not yet…

    #64 4 years ago
  65. Johnny Cullen

    It’s back ‘fo sure in the UK, Ireland and the Middle-East.

    #65 4 years ago
  66. Jan

    IT WORKS!!!!

    PlayStation Blog EU
    We’re now going live with certain PSN services in the UK, Ireland and the Middle East.

    #66 4 years ago
  67. Razor

    I just signed in.

    I JUST SIGNED IN!!

    #67 4 years ago
  68. Dimaco

    (°-°) <– this is me waiting to be able to sign in…

    #68 4 years ago
  69. Exzeerex

    Next up is Scandinavia, right? RIGHT?

    #69 4 years ago
  70. Gekidami

    lol Middle East before Central Europe.

    #70 4 years ago
  71. Dimaco

    @70 Yeah, now that’s demotivational!

    #71 4 years ago
  72. Gama_888

    Thankyou Sony :)

    Hopefully it will remain unhacked.

    Going to have a little game of MW2 to celebrate it being back ;)

    #72 4 years ago
  73. Lesh26

    Nice hope you guys are having fun/have been revived! lol I shall wait til tomorrow when my PS3 Slim comes through been as my orinal PS3 decided to stop reading discs mid week! -_- Once again have fun!

    #73 4 years ago
  74. Mike

    So, does it work yet?

    #74 4 years ago
  75. TraceableX

    Now I can play some MGO. Middle-Eastern here :D

    #75 4 years ago
  76. galaxy366

    So i life in Holland, My brother removed my account from the ps3 sometime ago. Now i want to redeem my portal 2 code, can he then sign in with my account? but it needs a new password so how?…

    Thx for helping me ^^

    #76 4 years ago
  77. Phoenixblight

    @76

    You can’t have Portal 2 on the PC then. One) You go to Steam to put the code in and then you have to access your PS3 and activate the code from there. SO you need the PS3 for that

    2) You can change the password from the PC link up top then you have to wait until you receive an email telling you have to change your pw. It took 3 hours for me to get that email but by that time I just went on the PS3 to do so.

    #77 4 years ago
  78. galaxy366

    @76

    Hmm… Don’t know if i explained it right.
    The PS3 has profile’s, one is his, and one is mine. On my profile he removed my psn account ( not deleted ) but just removed. So to redeem the code i have to sign with my account on PSN. The thing i would like to know is, ”Is that possible?” as it will mean that i will sign in with my old password.

    Maybe i just didn’t understand or something else, hope you don’t mind :)

    #78 4 years ago
  79. Phoenixblight

    @78

    Have to change your password and then once that is fixed you have to go to Portal 2on the PS3 to link your PSN account to the steam account you used the Portal 2 code.

    #79 4 years ago
  80. Patrick Garratt

    It’s up in France now.

    #80 4 years ago
  81. galaxy366

    @79

    Ah, now i see ^^, Thx!
    Let’s hope holland is after france :P

    #81 4 years ago
  82. Gekidami

    Ah good. Just changed my password.

    #82 4 years ago
  83. Crab of Thunder

    Heres to hoping that the amount of traffic flooding onto the servers won’t crash it :D.

    #83 4 years ago
  84. Johnny Cullen

    Mainland Europe’s starting to get it, according to EU PS Twitter.

    #84 4 years ago
  85. galaxy366

    @83

    Hehe :D, would be funny, but also a big setback.

    #85 4 years ago
  86. Patrick Garratt

    Yep, it’s working. Playing Killzone 3 now.

    #86 4 years ago
  87. Gekidami

    They say that:
    “#PSN services are now being restored in Europe, New Zealand, Australia, Mexico and South America.”

    So everywhere, that isnt Asia.

    #87 4 years ago
  88. rrw

    ^ middle east is asia

    #88 4 years ago
  89. Gekidami

    Fine then, everywhere that isnt the ‘far east’.

    #89 4 years ago
  90. Moonwalker1982

    Good to know, i hope the hacker won’t strike again cause the whole situation was just lame as hell. I’m not a frequent user of PSN, so i wasn’t too bothered by it. But it’s good that its back. I really wonder about what games we will be able to choose from.

    #90 4 years ago
  91. NeoSquall

    Ok, it’s up but I can’t change the password because the server are going bananas from the traffic.

    Well, I’ll wait for tomorrow then, I’m glad it’s finally up.

    #91 4 years ago
  92. NightCrawler1970

    I signed it, it works, but no Plus member…. that sony promissed…

    #92 4 years ago
  93. Crab of Thunder

    @92 I think you’ll be rewarded with all the goodies when the Store is back online, which at the moment it isn’t.

    #93 4 years ago
  94. NeoSquall

    @92 the Plus membership will be given once there will SOMETHING to use it on (i.e.: the PlayStation Store).
    Don’t be a prick.

    latest update: my PS3 told me PSN is under maintenance, again. yay!

    #94 4 years ago
  95. Schindet Nemo

    ^

    Enabling plus now while the store is offline and nobody could actually use its benefits would just piss people off. We’ll have to wait till May 31st I’m afraid.

    #95 4 years ago
  96. NightCrawler1970

    @93, It better be…. want to upgrade MAG with maps…. and slots…

    #96 4 years ago
  97. Crab of Thunder

    @96 You’ll get what you are bloody given! :P

    #97 4 years ago
  98. dravenkaze

    @94 i get the same :(

    #98 4 years ago
  99. Razor

    Down again :(

    #99 4 years ago
  100. Lazerate

    yh the psn is down for me lool. i played brothehood,,super street fighter4 and uncharted 2 for a bit. signed out for like 30 mins came back, now its telling me psn maintenance???

    #100 4 years ago
  101. tribes33

    If it says “PS3 online play back in EU and US after mid-April hack”,why can’t I still play with my friend online? I still can’t login to PSN.

    #101 4 years ago
  102. Gekidami

    Twitter says:
    “Please bear with us as we continue working on #PSN restoration. We are experiencing extremely heavy traffic.”

    #102 4 years ago
  103. Psychotext

    Le sigh.

    #103 4 years ago
  104. Gama_888

    LOL, we brought it down this time haha

    #104 4 years ago
  105. jdfoster00

    @101 “Acknowledged. There is a problem with PSN in the latest countries we rolled out to (except UK, IRE & ME). We’re dealing with it. Due top heavy traffic it may take some time for the recent EU country’s to get fully online (some users can’t sign in to psn due to very heavy traffic)” Don’t worry xD not all regions have it on yet anyway everywhere has it on atm but some country’s are having psn problems so just wait til it’s on :)

    #105 4 years ago
  106. jdfoster00

    “I know PSN is down for maintenance. @PlayStationEU reports its just heavy traffic. You’re all too eager :) Bare with it” Direct quote from PS STORE OPERATIONS MANAGER. :) Just wait. I think the servers are bit over stretached when 75 million people are trying to sign in at one haha xD

    #106 4 years ago
  107. reask

    Just played a bit of KZ3 on line so Ireland is up and running. :)
    Bear with it as I reckon it will be up to full speed very quickly.

    #107 4 years ago
  108. Gama_888

    Its bak on now peoples :)
    (UK)

    #108 4 years ago
  109. NightCrawler1970

    Had e-mail fom Sony, that my password is correct changed and received… i play MAG later at night….when kiddies need sleep for school :P

    #109 4 years ago
  110. clouds era

    woo yea its back on! good job sony :)

    #110 4 years ago
  111. sg1974

    I get error 80710D36 in UK :(

    #111 4 years ago
  112. AHA-Lambda

    @111- so do i. I cant login =/

    #112 4 years ago
  113. Alakratt

    @111 and 112

    sucks to be you guys, i can login just fine. US here

    #113 4 years ago
  114. sg1974

    Just found out it means servers are swamped, keep trying and eventually you get there

    #114 4 years ago
  115. Brenna Hillier

    I’ve updated the post with confirmation of delays to password reset emails.

    #115 4 years ago
  116. Stereojet

    UK isn’t back up, it’s still gimped. Sucks that the land of the xbox buyers (USA) get switch on priority.

    They are not loyal Sony customers.

    #116 4 years ago
  117. Phoenixblight

    @116

    Are you absolutely sure of that?

    http://yfrog.com/z/h4yvfyej

    #117 4 years ago
  118. Blerk

    Hmm… doesn’t seem to be on, does it? Did they check the fuses?

    #118 4 years ago
  119. Patrick Garratt

    Isn’t it on in the UK? I was playing games on it in France last night.

    #119 4 years ago
  120. Blerk

    I’m trying to change my password and the UK PSN site says “offline” and won’t let me log in.

    #120 4 years ago
  121. Gekidami

    I’m playing SOCOM 4 right now. There was some traffic problems last night but its working now as far as i can see.

    #121 4 years ago
  122. Blerk

    Well that’s odd. Maybe they turned off web-based logins to favour the gamers or something.

    Oh well.

    #122 4 years ago
  123. Johnny Cullen

    I’m definitely still signed in (i left it on all night, leaving a movie on repeat), and one of my friends has just signed in. So it’s definitely back. It’s probably just teething problems at the mo with traffic, nothing else.

    #123 4 years ago
  124. Lesh26

    @Blerk – Go to the US site/blog site. I did one of mines there.

    However due to traffic, some emails are taking their sweet time, or not getting through.

    #124 4 years ago
  125. Blerk

    Ah, right – that works, does it? I might do that in a bit, then – cheers.

    #125 4 years ago
  126. Telepathic.Geometry

    Still no sign of it coming back here in Japan. ;_;

    #126 4 years ago
  127. Baloota

    it works in the middle east.

    #127 4 years ago
  128. Telepathic.Geometry

    Dang. I’m full east. >.<

    #128 4 years ago
  129. NeoSquall

    It’s working in Italy: I just signed in, changed the password and synched my trophies.

    #129 4 years ago
  130. ManuOtaku

    Guys iam in Venezuela (South America), and i was full with rejoice when the update 3.61 appear on the screen, but so far after that I get error 80710D36, therefore cannot loggin to the PSN, any news about this continent?, keep in mind when i did create the account i did it with the U.S configuration.
    P.S it did run the Update but didn ask me for the new password the only thing it was the error. ****shrugs******

    #130 4 years ago
  131. Bluebird

    13 hours ago:
    “#PSN services are now being restored in Europe, New Zealand, Australia, Mexico and South America.”
    http://twitter.com/#!/PlayStationEU/status/69840871171948545

    Probably “soon” then.

    #131 4 years ago
  132. ManuOtaku

    #131 thanks for the link mate, but now iam more worried, that maybe is just my PS3 o_O, or maybe is the high traffic, hope today at night can login.

    #132 4 years ago
  133. frostquake

    Finally, just the Morning was I able to sign in a change my password. The Network Congestion must be extremely heavy right now.

    I went into PS Home, most of the spaces are sparsely populated right now. Of course you can’t buy anything, and almost all Home games are offline, but it is a start in the right direction.

    Of course, I deleted CC information, though the CC was cancelled when they shut it down a month ago. I will only be using PSN cards from now on.

    You are able to go into your download history and see everything that was downloaded from your account. My Download History looks perfectly fine, so it doesn’t look like any funds have been taken out of my account.

    So the Healing process has begun, and I look forward to it being 100%.

    #133 4 years ago
  134. YoungZer0

    H-Home? People are actually using Home?

    #134 4 years ago
  135. frostquake

    @134 I actually have started enjoying Home, it has quite a bit of Potential. I like the Sodium One Hub, and enjoy playing the The Hover Craft game, and the Novus Space MMO, has quite a bit of potential as well! I was playing Free Realms as well, though it is a little kiddy for my taste.

    I can see where they are heading with it, and what they want it to become. It would be a great place for games like Guild Wars 2, Diablo 3, WoW, and Starcraft.

    I will admit, I do enjoy my Home Spaces….And since they are Adding Arcade Cabinets and Pool Tables and such that you can place in your Home Spaces, I am enjoying that as well.

    Home actually has quite a bit of potential!

    #135 4 years ago

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  • Watch Battle Royale for free this weekend on Xbox Live

    Square Enix is celebrating the launch of Final Fantasy Type-0 HD by offering Xbox Live members in the UK a free rental of Battle Royale. Starting Saturday, March 28 and through Sunday, March 29, Xbox Live members in the UK will be able to rent Battle Royale through the Xbox Video Store, for free. The […]

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    Bloodborne is both like and unlike the Souls games. Brenna descends into Yharnam with reluctance and trepidation. Need help succeeding in Bloodborne? You need our Bloodborne walkthrough and boss guide. Bloodborne isn’t Demon’s Souls or Dark Souls. Let’s get that out of the way right off. I enjoyed both Dark Souls games, but it was […]

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    The Easter Sale is live on the EU PS Store, with Metal Gear Solid 5: Ground Zeroes for less than £10, FIFA 15 Deluxe Edition for £30 and other savings. Some of the PlayStation 3, PS4 and Vita discounts are valid through April 8, other through April 15. PlayStation Plus members can also take an […]

  • Bloodborne video: how to unlock the first shortcut in Old Yharnam

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  • PlayStation 4 firmware update 2.50 coming tomorrow

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