Saturday, May 14, 2011

PSN's On the Way Back

So, the latest firmware for PSN, which will allow you to change your password (And likely that's about all it does) is up now, sorta kinda.  You see, the PSN is being restored incrementally, or mostly as a state-by-state basis, which is being displayed on a map here.  Dunno how often it's going to be updated, nor do I know if that map will cover Canada as well (Sorry Chance!) but I mean, it's on the map, so hopefully it will be!  As of this writing, it's California (which is a given) and the north-east states.

So, what does this mean?  Well, it means we'll get to have online access again!  Not store access just yet, as that's a later phase, and they're first concerned with getting you set up to, y'know, play games online that you've bought rather than selling you games you, in fact, cannot play online with.  (A move many would have accused Sony of doing, assuredly.)  The full-list of services is hopefully going to be back to full capacity by the end of May.  If you go by the list Joystiq gives,

  • Sign-in for PlayStation®Network and Qriocity services, including the resetting of passwords
  • Restoration of online game-play across PS3 and PSP
  • Playback rental video content, if within rental period, of PlayStation Network Video Delivery Service on PS3, PSP and MediaGo
  • Music Unlimited powered by Qriocity, for current subscribers, on PS3 and PC
  • Access to 3rd party services such as Netflix, Hulu, Vudu and
  • 'Friends' category on PS3, including Friends List, Chat Functionality, Trophy Comparison, etc
  • PlayStation Home
Pretty much looks like priorities are straight.  I'm not sure where the store fits in, but I would hope it would be directly after online game-play, and not but a couple bullets later.  But hey, we'll see how it works out.  Me?  I'm just happy that in a few days, hopefully, I'll be able to sign in, sync my trophies, and sign out, assured that I'll never have to get Quizmaster again.  Unless I buy the game again on another system in the future.  Which....I'm that hardcore of a fan.  But we'll just have to wait and see!


  1. That's cool and all but when are you gonna blog about me?