the psn is down. maybe you’ve heard of this? it’s just been in the news several thousand times. from gamer to politician, everyone just has their knickers in a twist over this whole issue. if it isn’t bitching and complaining about the lack of online games, they’re banging on about their personal information being stolen.
we live in a day and age where NO ONE guards their privacy. clerks try asking for your postal code and phone number when you’re out shopping. ten people ahead of me in a line don’t even blink when asked for this info, but i become the bitch for refusing. you need my postal code so i can buy leather gloves? no, go fuck yourself.
almost everything requires a credit card, to ‘verify it’. hotel rooms, dinner reservations, online shopping, renting anything – do you know you can’t make a facebook app without a credit card or mobile phone number? what a load of horse shit!
privacy… being violated… and we are all pointing the finger at sony? not quite fair.
guess what? sony, like a lot of other companies, isn’t immune to hacking. or theft. best buy got hacked. that was pretty recent, but there is NO industry that is safe. this is the world we live in. this is the price we pay for things at our fingertips. tech, finance, government. a few years ago, even the super bowl stadium site got hacked.
little_nerdxo and i have been working our way through the new lego star wars. we can’t sync the trophies, but i wouldn’t trade the time we spent together for anything. captainadventure, who is more of an online player than i am, is using her time to catch up on trophies.
personally, i’d actually argue that i like the break. i’m playing the sims almost non-stop [hence the lack of blogging, which has also been nice]. i’ve been spending more time with friends on patios, going for car rides, and just generally enjoying the spring time in toronto.
i love my playstation. this is just a rough patch. the ps3 is an international free service. it’s got a great selection of games. it’s my lifeline, as evidenced a few weeks ago. i can play my old ps2 games on it. it cures cancer, for fuck’s sake. are we truly going to kick it when it’s down?
i’m not a total fan girl. could sony have done more? probably. i am not pretending that they’re innocent but i also don’t know the full side of the story. if anything, it comes down to a 50/50 scenario. big business has a responsibility, but why are we going gently into the good night? consumers, like it or not, also have a certain responsibility. it’s kind of like the adult equivalent of ‘don’t talk to strangers’. don’t fuck a guy who doesn’t wear a condom. don’t download every goddamn thing you see online.
golden rule of this digital age? don’t give out your credit card to everyone who asks. a credit card is not some kind of magical, bullet-proof vest.
so sony, for what it’s worth, we’re cool.