We really don’t need to repeat it again, but for those who don’t know: PlayStation Network is still down. Some two weeks later and gamers around the world still see the error code you see in the photo above when firing up the PSN. It was believed service would be restored today for PSN, but after an attack on Sony Online Entertainment, it’s uncertain when PSN will actually return. These attacks that keep bringing Sony’s services down could signal something more dangerous is at large.
Although Sony has plans to “welcome back” gamers to PSN with incentives such as 30 days of free PlayStation Plus and select PlayStation content, it might not be enough. If PSN doesn’t go back up within the next few hours, the outage will have laster longer than the one Microsoft’s Xbox Live suffered back in December 2007.
We at Ubergizmo have been checking in all day to see if PSN’s back up, but so far nada. Let us know if service has been restored in your region or not!
Update: Did Sony know that its servers were not behind a firewall and were running with outdated security software updates? A security expert testifying in front of a government panel thinks so.