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  • irishtimes.com - Posted: May 15, 2011 @ 12:59 am

    Playstation Network partially restored

    Ciara O'Brien

    It’s the news PSN users have been waiting for: Sony is to restore some of its services from today. And luckily, that limited service includes the restoration of online gameplay for both the PS3 and PSP.

    It’s been more than three weeks since Sony took the service offline, following an attack on it’s systems that could have compromised the details of millions of users.

    Sony is rolling out the restored services on a country by country basis starting with the Americas, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, and Middle East.

    Also on the restoration list is the ability to reset passwords, playback of rented video content, access to services such as Hulu and Netflix, Qriocity music playback, PS3 “friends” services such as chat and trophy comparison, and Playstation Home.

    Sony is also promising some beefed up security, so hopefully, this won’t happen again.

    • Robert says:

      While they are at it, why don’t they reverse the downgrade that made it impossible to use linux on your playstation 3 if you wanted to use the playstation network. With a tiny bit of imagination Sony could have capitalised on the machine’s linux capabilities, instead they just ruined it for everybody. Not cool.

    • Mage says:

      Its surprisingly quite since Sony came alive. Are user now busy with their own gaming addiction? Well perhaps are they satisfied with the compensation cause for me its not that shabby to be choosy.

    • Shane McCarrick says:

      And its been hacked and is down again…….
      Ye gods………