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PSN Restoration Begins Now

Discussion in 'Gran Turismo 5' started by Ross Garland, May 15, 2011.

  1. Ross Garland

    Ross Garland
    Premium Member

    PlayStation Blog Europe

    PlayStation Twitter Europe

    As soon as multiplayer functionality and all of GT5's online features have been restored, new Club events will be posted. The Championship will follow shortly afterwards once we've confirmed that everything is working correctly.

    :banana: :banana: :banana:


    PSN Welcome Back Schemes:


    North America


    Sony have released details of their identity theft protection programme for the UK, France, Spain, Italy and Germany.

    Identity Theft Protection Programme
  2. Finally, this took like for ever to get started.
  3. Playstation Network now back online - UK & Ireland

    Sony has got the Playstation Network back online for the UK & Ireland. You should now be able to sign in and be prompted to change your password.
  4. Ross Garland

    Ross Garland
    Premium Member

    Just don't expect to be able to get on immediately. It's supposedly been up for a while now and I do indeed get prompted to change my password. However, every time I click ok all I get is:

    It isn't over yet for some of us...


    The password change finally worked, and I'm logged in for the first time in 24 days. :)
  5. I've had no issues staying logged in
  6. Ross Garland

    Ross Garland
    Premium Member

    Neither have I now that I'm in. The network did go down again for a while earlier though, at least for those trying to change their password.

    I've just been playing GT5 in my lobby and aside from some strange texture issues that I've never seen before (probably not PSN related), all appears fine.
  7. Mohamedou Ari

    Mohamedou Ari
    F1 Sim Racer & #1 St. Bernard Lover on RD Premium Member

    I'm pretty happy, but I need to start hardwiring my PS3 if it's the least I can do to speed load times.
  8. Ross Garland

    Ross Garland
    Premium Member

    Not really sure what you mean by that. PSN has nothing to do with GT5's loading times, so using wired/wireless makes no difference. About the only thing you can do to decrease loading times is install a faster hard drive.
  9. I think he means installing game data onto the PS3 instead of having it load piece-meal when the game needs it.
  10. Free games EU will get:
    You can choose two from five:
    Wipeout HD/Fury
    Ratchet and Clank: Quest for Booty
    Dead Nation*

    Except for German market:
    For the German market, InFamous and Dead Nation will be replace with Super Stardust HD and Hustle Kings in the selection of PS3 games.
  11. Ross Garland

    Ross Garland
    Premium Member

    Typical. The only two games I'm interested in are ones I already own. (inFamous & Dead Nation) Both are excellent so if you don't have them already then this is a great chance to get them.

    I guess it'll be LittleBigPlanet for me, as of the remaining three it disinterests me the least. :tongue: I doubt I'll bother with a second selection.

    Full Details of the 'Welcome Back' Programme
  12. I think I'll do inFAMOUS and LBP..
  13. Ross Garland

    Ross Garland
    Premium Member

    Sony need to be careful here. Comparing the EU and NA 'welcome back' schemes, there are obvious differences. The NA scheme is already sounding more generous, with the free rentals and free PSHome items. Personally, I couldn't care less because I'm satisfied with just having PSN back online. However, there are many people out there that will use this as yet another excuse to lay into Sony about unfair treatment.
  14. Ross Garland

    Ross Garland
    Premium Member

    Sony have released details of the identity theft protection programme on offer to the UK, France, Spain, Italy and Germany. They're still working on programmes for other European countries.

    Identity Theft Protection Scheme
  15. Rupe Wilson

    Rupe Wilson
    One step at a time.. Premium Member


    Was watching tv last night and forgot what i saw on the news . this is what i saw.....

    Games and Gear
    Sony's hacked-to-pieces PlayStation Network is on the chopping block yet again -- the mandatory PSN password reset system can be used to take control of user accounts, it seems, using information that hackers have already stolen.
    Sony forced users to change their passwords before they could use the PlayStation Network again, but changing a password only requires a PSN account email address and the user's date of birth -- both of which were pinched in the massive personal data theft back in April.
    Sony's already taken the password reset page offline, replacing it with a site maintenance notice.
    In a statement, Sony said, "Unfortunately this also means that those who are still trying to change their password via PlayStation.com or Qriocity.com will be unable to do so for the time being. This is due to essential maintenance and at present it is unclear how long this will take."
    The issue doesn't affect PSN on consoles, so if you've already changed your password you'll still be able to play games online.
    When users change their passwords they should have been sent an email with a confirmation link. But we've seen reports, such as this one on the Neogaf forum, that allege ne'er-do-well hackers have been able to exploit the password reset page so that the password is changed without the owner of the email account clicking that confirmation link. We expect more details will emerge shortly.
    This is enormously embarrassing for Sony, which is desperate to convince users it's serious about security in the wake of the massive data theft.
    Stick your thoughts and facepalms in the comments, or on our Facebook wall.
  16. Ross Garland

    Ross Garland
    Premium Member

  17. Just read at aftonbladet.se that once again some hackers called LulzSec have hacked sony :( I really hope that this is not true.
  18. Ross Garland

    Ross Garland
    Premium Member

    Yeah, read that too but there has been nothing official and no services taken offline. Probably a minor hack in a lame attempt to get their name in the news. That's why most of them do it after all, not for the so-called 'noble causes' they'd have you believe.
  19. Rupe Wilson

    Rupe Wilson
    One step at a time.. Premium Member

    Its down again

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