70 million gamers across the world are twiddling their thumbs instead of controllers this weekend because Sony’s Playstation Network, the online portal that connects online players of videogames via the PS3, has crashed.
After 20+ hours of PSN down time, frustrated gamers are still unable to connect and play their favorite games or watch streaming movies via Netflix and Hulu Plus.
This day two of outage comes after a promised campaign by the hacktavist group Anonymous in response to Sony’s lawsuit, which has been settled, against PS3 modder GeoHot.
This was posted on the group’s Facebook Page yesterday: “ATTENTION: For everyone coming here complaining about the PSN or inquiring about it, We Do Not Know What Happened This is not the work of Anonymous.”
“Our support teams are investigating the cause of the problem, including the possibility of targeted behavior by an outside party,” wrote Sony Computer Entertainment Europe PS blog manager James Gallagher yesterday, the last time Sony officially commented on the outage. “If the reported Network problems are indeed caused by such acts, we would like to once again thank our customers who have borne the brunt of the attack through interrupted service.”
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