Pardon the incredibly lame pun.
I am rather annoyed at the whole situation, annoyed at both sides of this ridiculous battle and the consumers who just wanted to enjoy their copies of some big titles that saw release. I bought Portal 2 after a rather hefty price slash across several retailers across the board, including Amazon; the same with the new Mortal Kombat (I ordered the Xbox 360 version). Hell, this should have been the time for SOCOM 4 to bring down the PlayStation Network servers, not a bunch of hackers who have it in their heads that they’re doing something right in the name of one of their own. When that affects consumers who wanted nothing to do with this argument, and can’t get the full service that they paid for with their console, all that goes out the window.
Of course, Sony has fumbled around, running like chickens with their heads cut off and not keeping anybody updated right away. I’m addressing this now as there is now rumor of yet another attack. Honestly, as an Xbox 360 owner the Sony issue didn’t affect me too much. I am in the camp that extensively purchases the Xbox 360 version of games with a co-op or competitive mode, but the whole Steam connect is what drew me to the PS3 copy of Portal 2. Now that I am technically now affected by this outage, the attacks, the nonsense on both sides, I just want to yell for everyone to get their act together. I have little sympathy for Sony, to be honest, but the hackers acted as if their actions weren’t going to have consequences in the end and negates their cries of “We never meant to hurt the users.” Yeah. Great ball-handling there and astuteness of seeing the big picture, you idiots.
Ridiculous. All of it.