PS3 Owners Are Insane, Apparently
Remember the other month when the world ended? Everybody died, right? No? Oh. I mean, that’s what people made the PSN downtime sound like online, so I thought…
So, are you? You, individually – you, right there, using your eyes to pull meaning from this collection of shapes. Are you insane? Because according to a lot of the internet I’ve been reading, if you’re a PS3 owner then you are very much certifiable.
From the day the PSN went down, the reactions of the gaming public were… interesting. Fair, in some respects – we had just had our personal information stolen, apparently, and Sony wasn’t exactly forthcoming with details. At least not initially. It was a confusing time. It still is.
But the reactions were a bit ‘special’, to be honest. Screaming rage, cries that people will never trust Sony again and that it’s all over – the world is ending. It seems the lack of ability to play Black Ops online, as well as the inability to give Sony more of your money and being unable to stream some crap with Dane Cook in it made a lot of loudmouthed imbeciles decide to tell the world they were ‘done’ with Sony.
Okay then. Fair enough. Do as you will, live you life according to your decisions. But please, first, can I suggest some perspective? You weren’t able to play games for less than a month. You’re being compensated for the lack of a free service, even though there’s unlikely to be any legal precedent for this gesture from Sony. As far as we’re aware, nobody has yet had their identity stolen – that might still happen, but just yet it hasn’t. Same for credit card details. Any news or individual saying there have been thefts of ID or cashmoney has been… questionable at best. So you missed out on online gaming for less than a month, nothing has come of details apparently being stolen (as of right now) and nobody died.
Stop whining. Take it on the chin, and move on. I mean, obviously I’m selling my PS3 for a 360, but that’s different…