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Been almost 3 days since I was able to get online I did a quick google search and came across this forum saying that they were fixing some Maintenance problems but that was posted on Thursday.

Anyone else have problems signing in to the PSN?
 

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Wirelessly posted (BlackBerry9700/5.0.0.351 Profile/MIDP-2.1 Configuration/CLDC-1.1 VendorID/245)

Yeah I've read that somebody hacked it. I couldn't get on a couple of days ago. I've not tried since.
 

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Anonymous claims that they had nothing to do with it...this time.
 

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what the fuck? really Hacked? :lol: I need to get my xbox back though. I'm tired of my buddys all trying to tell me that PSN and PS3 are FAR superior then Xbox 360.
 

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I'm liking my PS3 more than my 360 lately, but yeah the online searching and how ms has it set up, the Xbox 360 has a better online experience.
 

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I'm liking my PS3 more than my 360 lately, but yeah the online searching and how ms has it set up, the Xbox 360 has a better online experience.
I was but I think I will focus more on playing Xbox games besides teh MGS4 and Initial D game I got for the PS3 :lol:
 

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Anonymous brought it down several weeks ago, and let it go back up shortly thereafter due to gamers wanting to get back on to play :lol: It's had an awful lot of downtime since the whole GeoHotz thing started.
 

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Oh well. I saw somewhere some PS# fanboi was talking mad smack about the Xbox now. But from what I can remember I've NEVER had a problem with Xbox/ Xbox Live. :lol:
 

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Just peeves me because I rely on Netflix for my entertainment. :(
 

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I've been playing dead space the last couple of days and haven't noticed anything.
I haven't actually played online though, but friends have been loggin on and off as usual.

But the American and European PSN's are separated I think. Maybe that got something to do with it..?
 

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Hasn't bothered me too much. All I've been playing for the past month or so is Fallout 3. I've bought 3 out of 5 add ons and been loving it, COD can kiss my behind because this game is amazing. I'll have to get New Vegas soon.
 

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Hasn't bothered me too much. All I've been playing for the past month or so is Fallout 3. I've bought 3 out of 5 add ons and been loving it, COD can kiss my behind because this game is amazing. I'll have to get New Vegas soon.
I got New Vegas...on the Xbox :lol:
 

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Hmm, so it's not because of hackers (copied from reddit)

I'm a moderator over at PSX-Scene.com - The real reason PSN is down. (self.gaming)
submitted 1 hour ago by chesh420
Ok, I've seen a bunch of speculation of why people think PSN is down, and I thought I should just post what the community knows in comparison to what Sony is telling everyone. The truth is, there was a new CFW (custom firmware) released known as Rebug (Codename: REBUG). It essentially turns a retail console into a dev console (not fully, but gives you a lot of the same options that usually dev's only have access to). Anyway, this new CFW was quickly figured out to give CFW users access to the PSN network again via the dev networks. With a little manipulation of the URL's through a proxy server you could get your hacked console back online. Not that big of a deal, right? Well, it also turns out that some people over at NGU found out that you could provide fake CC# info and the authenticity of the information was never checked as you were on Sony's private developer PSN network (essentially a network that Sony trusted). What happened next was extreme piracy of PSN content. Sony realizing the issue here shut down the network. Now, before you go freaking out about the latest information posted about Kotaku, no ones personal information was accessible via this hack. Not to say they couldn't get it, but no one is admitting to it being available. Anyway, that's the real reason for the PSN downtime. Sony is now rebuilding all of it's PSN servers to be more secure and (hopefully) make sure the CFW users cannot get online anymore.
Edit: To those of you saying that this is speculation, you are correct. But, it is speculation based on a lot of facts and the outcome seems to make the most sense.
1. Rebug was released on 3/31/11.
2. First guides of how to use the dev network to get back on COD games on 4/3/11. 3. Word of "shady" sites finding a way to pirate PSN content via the dev networks on 4/7/11 (basing this on posts I had to delete on the website). 4. PSN goes down on 4/20/11
Now, you can believe Sony's PR team which has kept you completely in the dark, or you can see the list of events above and come to your own conclusion. Now, this isn't the first time Sony has fought back against the PS3 modders from getting on PSN. A couple of months ago we had a utility called f*ckPSN that changed the necessary header information that was being sent to Sony to allow modified consoles back online. We were able to use it for about a month. Then came the new TOS, the mass e-mail to PS3 customers, and software update 3.56 and 3.60. So, once again, yes this is all speculation, but it is speculation based on previous actions and known facts.
 
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