As we start off yet another day, and that of Easter Sunday, many of you no doubt were hoping for a miracle in that the Sony PlayStation Network Outage had been sorted out giving you the benefit of having some hardcore gaming session. Unfortunately not!
Yesterday we posed the question whether you as a gamer, would be willing to pay for a more secure network and the response that came from our readers was that “no” you wouldn’t with some of you expressing that Sony should give some sort of compensation for the downtime. This is obviously an argument for some who may say that the PSN service is free and Sony are doing their best to fix the problem that has been ongoing since Wednesday 20th April.
The latest from Sony in relation to rectifying the problem is that they are in the process of “re-building their infrastructure.” So how are many of you coping? Have you found other things to partake in or have you turned to Xbox’s Live service to get your fix of online gaming.
In an interesting article from the guys over at Ubergizmo via electronictheatre, it seems Microsoft have expressed their feelings towards Sony’s misfortune. In a statement from a spokesperson they said, “Of course it’s regretful that Sony is encountering issues at such a busy time, and Microsoft takes no joy in the problems gamers are having playing their favourite games online.”
Following on from this they added, “That being said, we are expecting Microsoft’s robust online network to see an increase of traffic from those gamers who own both systems. Being able to play their games via the Xbox Live network could make all the difference for some gamers.”
We are interested to find out what you have been doing, have you yourself turned to Xbox Live?