Sony Online Entertainment Turns Off All Game Services
Have you tried logging into your Sony Online Entertainment game account, recently? Go ahead admit it - You have one. Yes, it's a tad embarrassing, but it's better to just tell the truth about these things and not let them fester inside you.
If you've tried to log in, recently, you most probably were confronted with this page, a little "Customer Service Notification" from SOE. "...[W]e have been conducting an ongoing, thorough investigation stemming from the cyber attack in April..." Blah, blah, blah. In a nutshell, SOE says they're a bunch of screw-ups.
First the MMO travesty called DC Universe Online, and now this.
If you don't know, Sony's Play Station Network was recently breached and it appears customer information was compromised in the process. Well, the news just keeps getting better: According to the most recent security update and press release from SOE, "...personal information from approximately 24.6 million SOE accounts may have been stolen... [including] approximately 12,700 non-U.S. credit or debit card numbers...and about 10,700 direct debit records of certain customers in Austria, Germany, Netherlands and Spain."
Wonderful. Just wonderful. You can just seeing gamers everywhere shaking their heads and calling their credit card companies.
SOE says they'll give customers 30 days of free subscription time plus one free day for every day the network is down. So that means you'd have to play DCUO or Everquest for another 30 days! Talk about insult to injury. Or is it injury to insult? It'd be awful painful to play DCUO, again.
Who's ever going to play another SOE game, again? Anyone? No, didn't think so.