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Sony planning multiple weekly PS Store updates

Sony has announced that it will be publishing multiple weekly updates to catch up on the PSN downtime, along with info coming for the Infamous 2 beta, SOCOM 4, and Black Ops communities.

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With the PlayStation Network partially restored in most territories, Sony can finally get back to the business of using its video game blog to talk about video games. A new restoration FAQ addresses several looming questions regarding how they'll get back on-track.

To catch up with the missed content, Sony will be updating the PlayStation Store with new content "multiple times per week" once commerce functionality is restored. It notes that three Tuesday publishes have been missed, but doesn't promise that we won't miss a fourth tomorrow. Exact timing for PS Store restoration is still up in the air. Any planned PlayStation Plus content will also pick up where it left off.

Regarding specific developers and games impacted by the downtime, the blog promises more details coming soon on the Infamous 2 beta, SOCOM 4 online play, and a Call of Duty: Black Ops double XP event. These announcements will be coming from Sucker Punch, Zipper, and Treyarch, respectively.

Finally, the blog promises that details on the Welcome Back and identity theft insurance (in multiple regions) offers will be coming soon. Sony Europe has already promised two free PS3 games out of a choice of five, and two PSP games out of four. The blog says it will resume talking about upcoming games in preparation for E3, starting tomorrow.

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    May 16, 2011 10:15 AM

    Steve Watts posted a new article, Sony planning multiple weekly PS Store updates.

    Sony has announced that it will be publishing multiple weekly updates to catch up on the PSN downtime, along with info coming for the Infamous 2 beta, SOCOM 4, and Black Ops communities.

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      May 16, 2011 11:25 AM

      Gonna be hard convincing people to hand over cc info unless Sony offers up some serious discounts.

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        May 16, 2011 12:29 PM

        It's probably as safe or even safer on PSN now than anywhere else, no?

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          May 16, 2011 12:32 PM

          I doubt it. Live is outstanding in its design because of how much experience MS has in weathering attacks.

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            May 16, 2011 12:50 PM

            couldn't you say that because they know from getting boned early on, Sony would know now too since they got boned now?

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            May 17, 2011 12:38 AM

            lol

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          May 16, 2011 12:50 PM

          Says who, Sony? Sorry, fool me once....

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            May 16, 2011 6:29 PM

            Fool me once, shame on -- shame on you. Fool Me -- you can't get fooled again.

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      May 16, 2011 6:10 PM

      My nerd rage over Sony is second only to my unbridled loathing for GoG. Deny me my video game service for DAYS? Nothing short of death for the perpetrators and their families will sate my feelings of betrayal.