I have nothing against sony...that doesn;t change the fact that they broke the law by letting the data...encrypted or not, be stolen. You don't think that a hacker group that breached the servers of one of the leading software and entertainment developers can't decrypt things?Foxmoan said:Im... Im sorry but I need to jump in here. Sony didn't need to do a dang thing over anything that happened but there doing it anyway so deal. If ya look at the statement its even blatently stated that one, the information stolen is both encrypted AND incomplete meaning that even if whoever took it manages to decrypt it it would be useless to them and two, its also very plainly said that the credit card info that WAS stolen was from a very old, no longer used database not even tied to PSN and likely was around before there was the PS3. That means that most of that info would be outdated and useless even before the afformented encryption just from credit cards getting old and getting past their experation date.
On top of all this, Sony is loosing money at this no matter how you look at it. On one hand the loss of customer loyalty is hurting them big already but its something they could weather out and survive. I mean heck, its SONY were talking about here. Sony makes everything from TVs to systems to freaking robots. They could, at any time just DROP playstation and though suffer a bit of a profit dive, definately survive (does no one remember that for the longest time Sony was acually loosing money for each PS3 unit sold?). Also, there gonna be loosing money for giving us these free games anyway. Sure, there old and many have played them, and there published by Sony, but the DEVELOPERS still get that sweet royalty money every time their game is bought/downloaded from Sony even if WE don't acually pay one red cent for it. Thats gonna end up coming directly out of Sony's pockets as is.
In the end there doing this because they want to, not because they have to and we should be grateful for that. Sure, the list of games is small and it would have been nice to just get a credit, but you also gotta see that the games they picked are there at all because they more than likely spent hours debating with the developers who are getting said royalty checks over the issue (it is even possible that Sony could have been trying to get a pardon on the royaltys from the developers for the pack, but thats just speculation. It would explain why the list is soo small though). All of that together would also explain why they couldnt do a flat credit because Sony doesnt 100% own everything avalable on PSN. You can argue that other online games have done a credit in the past (ill bring up that 350 point one again) but thats because they OWN everything involved and dont really stand to loose anything in doing so, especially with an amount soo little meaning that you would acually need to BUY more points to make use of the 350 for some of the really worthwhile stuff, meaning they won out in the end.
I for one am grateful for the offer and cant wait to gain the full benefits of it there are 2 games on the list I dont own (Wipeout and Dead Nation) and Im looking at this as a chance to try something new and mabie even gain a fondness for a new genre I would have never thought about playing before. And so what if the PSN+ benefits go away after 30 days? I never got into it before because I didnt know if it would be worth it or not and now ill have a chance to test it out and see if Id wanna buy it later. As for you all who already HAVE PSN+ keep in mind that Sony said you get 30 days PLUS an extra day for each day that the service is down so you guys get even more!
Im well aware you cant please all the people all the time, and that not everyone is gonna get the full benefit from this (assuming you own all 5 games on the list already) but at least Sony is offering something for nothing when they didn't even need to offer anything at all.
And with that my long rant is over *whew* that felt good to let out and I hope that after all that just one person who didnt like what Sony offered at least sees the logic behind it.
The law says that they were responcible for looking after that data and as such...they broke the law by not only failing to report something that serious immediately but for letting it happen. The law is the law...and Sony broke it and all they're doing with this free gasme offer is to try and make you forget that they care more about making money then safeguarding your information through keeping their security up to date.