The PlayStation Network is still down and it looks like it may be awhile before it returns because Sony is rebuilding the darn thing.
It’s not too bad though. Sure I can’t play any multiplayer games, but then again, there’s aren’t any multiplayer centric games to play. Even before the outage, I was playing random games like Final Fight: Double Impact and Tetris HD — I can’t play the former thanks to some poor DRM choices though.
Fortunately, I managed to activate Portal 2 on PS3 which enabled me to play my Steam copy. I also managed to finish the game and you know what? It’s great! Stupendous even. I’ll be writing my impressions later, but don’t wait! This is a game worth playing now. In fact, I’m going to be getting another copy for my brother so we can do some co-op fun.
This PlayStation Network outage reminds me of the great Xbox Live! outage back in Holiday 2007 where Microsoft offered Undertow as a freebie. I realize PlayStation Network is free, but a nice freebie of some kind would make up for the outage on a long weekend. Three days with family without the haven that is the online world? That’s lunacy.