A massive influx of new Christmas gamers coupled with a denial of service attack brought both the Playstation Network and Xbox Live to their knees yesterday. While Microsoft appears to have partially recovered, Sony is still sucking wind – with no ETA on restoring service. And, beyond the consoles, many games themselves are down with back-end problems.
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Sadly, this isn’t the first time Sony’s been plagued by hackers and the aftermath, including a 2011 breach and extensive outage that led to credit monitoring and freebies. Hopefully, the 2014 PSN outage will be of shorter duration and with less negative impact since we still have several vacation gaming days ahead of us.