Following the severe troubles that have hit the Playstation Network over the last few day’s we can now bring you the new’s that Sony have indeed identified the problem to be a Japanese technical issue, and are hoping to have the service back up and running before too much longer.
A ‘tweet’ on the social networking website Twitter from the Official Playstation RLS account stated:
” News on the log in maintenance: the issue is in Japan, and is currently under investigation. We’ll notify you if/when we hear more news “
Following the recent goings on between Sony and George ‘Geohotz’ Hotz, and the resulting legal injunction placed upon Mr Hotz, the press and the gaming community is now putting two and two together and assuming that this latest outage is the fiendish work of the online hacking clique ‘ANONYmous’. Whether there is any truth to these rumours has yet to be proven, but most are claiming that this could well be direct action against Sony in retaliation for silencing Mr Hotz in the lifetime injunction imposed upon the hacker earlier this month.
We have to say that if this is the ‘work’ of the ragtag crew of self-promoting freedom of speech preachers , then how they think that an action like this, which literally affects the enjoyment and pleasure of millions of innocent gamers world-wide, is to be beneficial to their cause is quite beyond our comprehension?
Hurting the very people who you claim to be standing up for like some kind of perverse Robin Hood is not the way to go about things, especially when the vast majority of the gaming community despise your actions and standpoint in the first place. The message that ANONYmous like to give out is that they care for the freedom and rights of gamers to enjoy their consoles and their games in any way that they see fit, regardless of copyright laws, piracy laws, security and legal issues. However, when their agenda is put into practice in actions such as this most recent assault on the Playstation Network, it is strange to see then how they believe they have the support of the gaming community,y and people in general, when their action’s are directly impacting on the very freedoms of those gamers that they claim to represent.
This ridiculous argument that they try to sell as being a valid point for accessing a closed system is beyond ridiculous, and should be treat with the suspicion and contempt that it deserves. To not understand basic laws and principles around the reasoning as to why technology, and many other forms of product from computers to soft drinks, have protective laws in place to prevent corporate espionage, copyright infringement and illegal imitation is as childish as stamping your feet in the sweety aisle of the local supermarket because Mummy won’t buy you your fifteenth chocolate bar.
Yes, you own your Playstation 3. No! You do not own the concepts and design behind that system to hack into it and then steal every game available for that system so that you avoid having to pay developers and games designers for their hard work. You have no rights to do this whatsoever as a consumer, anymore than you have the right to say that you bought a can of Coca Cola, and are now going to send the contents off for analysis at a lab to be reverse engineered so that you may learn the secret of the World’s best-selling fizzy drink so that you may ‘make your own homebrew styled drink’, and thus avoid having to ever pay for Coca Cola again. You don’t think so…? Try it ANONYmous and see how fast you have an army of the highest paid lawyers camped on your doorstep waiting to introduce you to the legal equivalent of buggery.
For those gamers affected by this outrageous move by ANONYmous, if indeed it is the piracy brigade of hackers who are ultimately responsible, we recommend that you go to their websites, Facebook pages and any other location where they spout their nonsense and spam them with your words of ‘support’ for them blocking you from playing online with your friends this past week.