Saturday, February 22, 2014

WhatsApp is DOWN / Not Sending Messages

Yes, WhatsApp is down. While the social networking giant, Facebook, is shelling out $19 BILLION USD to acquire the messaging service it has gone down. It is February 22, 2014, 3PM EST, and it has been down for approximately 2 hours. We have multiple reports confirming the worldwide issues in which a clock is shown next to messages that are being sent. WhatsApp has not commented on the issues but rumors suggest that Facebook is monitoring traffic to see how much stress will be on their servers with WhatsApp's added traffic.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Hotmail and AOL email not allowing PSN password reset emails through


"Hello Hotmail customers who are having issues receiving Sony’s password reset mails,

Thank you for reporting this issue so that we could investigate the situation. When Sony re-launched their online service and then Playstation users initiated password resets, Hotmail saw a dramatic, unexpected increase in mails sent from Sony. Unfortunately, these kinds of huge changes in volume are also one characteristic of an email server that has been compromised by spammers. Consequently, Hotmail temporarily refused delivery of emails from Sony’s password reset servers as a defensive response to a potential spam attack.

We have been in discussions with Sony to identify the affected servers and are delighted to report that this issue should now be resolved. It may take a couple of hours for you to receive your password reset mail. If you do not receive your reset mail within a few hours, please request a new password from Sony.

Hotmail and Sony are actively monitoring this situation to help better ensure that all password reset requests go through as quickly as possible.

Thank you"

So I sent my email early early early Sunday morning and now it is Tuesday afternoon, I still have no recieved the email from Sony to reset my PSN password. I called customer support yesterday and they confirmed it, AOL and Hotmail users are the ones with the issues, and Microsoft and AOL are not releasing all of the emails at this moment. There are numerous threads on the internet all coming back to the exact same conclusion, Microsoft has yet to release a statement or respond to the massive amount of consumers complaining to them.

This is really frustrating, Sony said that they can manually do it for you but that could take up to 14 days!

Okay so now I've realized since its been over 24 hrs, I have to send another email, but now it says "And error has occured" everytime I try to send another request.

Lets see what happens, but I hope to see all of you guys online soon!

Monday, May 16, 2011

PSN Welcome Back Program

So this is what we get as compensation for the PSN outage.. Looks pretty decent as they are giving us stuff for missing a free service.
I am definitely choosing Dead Nation and inFamous as they both look like awesome games.. LittleBigPlanet is also a good choice if you don't already own that game.

"All PlayStation Network customers can select two PS3 games from the following list. The games will be available for 30 days shortly after PlayStation Store is restored and can be kept forever.

Dead Nation
Super Stardust HD
Wipeout HD + Fury
For PSP owners, you will be eligible to download two PSP games from the following list. The games will be available for 30 days shortly after PlayStation Store is restored and can be kept forever.

LittleBigPlanet (PSP)
ModNation Racers
Pursuit Force
Killzone Liberation
A selection of “On Us” rental movie titles will be available to PlayStation Network customers over one weekend, where Video Service is available. Those titles will be announced soon.
30 days free PlayStation Plus membership for non PlayStation Plus subscribers.
Existing PlayStation Plus subscribers will receive an additional 60 days of free subscription.
Existing Music Unlimited Premium Trial subscription members will receive an additional 30 days of free premium subscription.
Additional 30 days + time lost for existing members of Music Unlimited Premium/Basic subscription free of charge for existing Premium/Basic members.
To welcome users Home, PlayStation Home will be offering 100 free virtual items. Additional free content will be released soon, including the next addition to the Home Mansion personal space, and Ooblag’s Alien Casino, an exclusive game.
We’d like to thank all of our publishing and development partners who’ve contributed to the Welcome Back program, including Bigbig Studios, Codeglue, Digital Leisure, Guerilla Games, Heavy Water, Housemarque, Lockwood, Loot, Mass Media, Media Molecule, SCE Cambridge Studios, SCE Studio Liverpool, SCE San Diego Studios, and Sucker Punch Productions. We couldn’t have created such a compelling package without them!

As a reminder, you will be able to access the above content shortly after services are fully restored. We are doing everything we can to make that happen as soon as possible. Please visit the following sites for more information about the Welcome Back program in Europe and Latin America.

Thank you again for your support! " - PS BLOG

Tuesday, May 10, 2011


The chicken reports the scattering stair throughout our composite.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Modern Warfare 2


Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare, the best selling shooter of all time was an amazing one. Critics constantly at it saying that CoD4’s high standards could not be re-met, but in my honest opinion, Infinity Ward hasn’t just met those standards, but has easily exceeded them. 7 Million sales on day one; continue to read if you want to find out if those sales were deserved.

Pros: Multi-Player has lots of new features, deep story, action packed, rewarding game play, competitive co-op mode, great additions (spec ops).

Cons: Campaign very short (est. 5 hours), blood effect distracting.

Call of Duty 4 left off in a deep story. Modern Warfare 2 picks up in the same spot, this time you are not controlling beloved Soap McTavish, but 5 different characters instead. The campaign is set in many different problematic areas in the world like Kazakhstan, Afghanistan and Brazil. This game even goes to portray a Russian invasion into the United States. Although this has caused lots of controversy among the media, the story could not have gotten any more interesting. There is no doubt you will be deeply engaged in the campaign.

Campaign: 9/10

In Modern Warfare 2, a new mode was introduced. This mode, known as Special Operations (Spec Ops), has a variety of challenges that can be completed with a friend via split screen, with a friend online, and for those lone wolves out there, by yourself.
Spec Ops has added a lot of extra game time, and the challenges are lots of fun. This mode has also introduced a high arcade style factor with things like snow mobile racing. My personal favourite mode is a tower defense style mode; in which you fight off waves and waves of enemies using things provided on your small tower. It is almost guaranteed that Spec Ops will be almost as successful as the critically acclaimed ‘Nazi Zombies’ mode in Call of Duty: World at War developed by Treyarch.

Spec Ops: 9.5/10

Now for the best part: Online Multi Player.
Modern Warfare 1 was famous for many things, the main one being Online Multi-Player. Infinity Ward ever so flawlessly created possibly the most entertaining Multi-Player experiences of all time. Everyone knew that it was not balanced, with things like Grenade Launchers, Martyrdom etc, but regardless of a few errors, it was flat-out amazing. So anyone would ask; How in the WORLD can Infinity Ward make a better experience? Well we don’t know what kind of inhumane methods they may have used, but they definitely managed it. Besides the obvious outrage due to the lack of dedicated servers, the online portion of this game was just amazing. The new kill streaks were awesome, and ingeniously implemented into the game play. Come on, you KNOW you want to nuke it up. A nuclear bomb can be acquired, but only once you achieve a Kill Streak of 25. The Multi Player is very well balanced, different weapons are suited for different players, and there is a gun for everyone. And unlike CoD4, there are no obviously superior guns. Although many will fight that this game is very noob-friendly, I can confirm that even though there are still some perks geared towards noobs, only good players will prevail. The Multi-Player constantly rewards you with new things such as guns, perks, banners, emblems, symbols and kill streaks. There are always more things to look forward to. You can keep leveling; the level cap is 70, and there are 10 prestige levels; so therefore you can level to 70, 10 times. 700 ranks + nuclear bombs = WIN!
All in all, I think this game has taken over crown of best Multi-Player experience.

Multi-Player: 10/10

Graphical Portion (explosions, effects, sounds, graphics):
Modern Warfare 2 has some really beautiful missions. In the mission Cliffhanger, you are in a snowy valley stealthily fighting enemies. The effects of the snow are very amazing, and although the physics are not perfect, they are great. This game, however, can not be compared to the graphics of exclusive PS3 or PC games such as Crysis or Uncharted 2. For a multi-platform game, the graphics are phenomenal. The sounds of this game are really realistic and give you the right feel, and the explosions are beautifully illustrated in this game. The environment (water bottles, garbage) react quite well with the explosions.

Graphical: 8.8/10

This game basically is what everyone wanted, Modern Warfare with new features, and everything improved. This is exactly what everyone wished for and more. Despite a few small flaws, this game is amazing. This is definitely a contender for Game of The Year.

Overall Score: 9.4/10 (AMAZING)

Recommended for: Shooter lovers, action lovers

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Playstation 3: YLOD Issues

More and more PS3s seem to be dying.. Especially early ps3 models like the 60GB. Come on Sony, is that how you treat your early adopters? Its a darn hardware issue, and YOU should be the ones paying for this. Xbox 360s red rings issue has probably hurt loads financially. But they are doing something about it. Its time for Sony to step up to do something about this issue. Cheaper fix price? Better warranty? Anything, just help the YLOD victims, poor souls. And good luck sony, as i heard you will be on BBC's watchdog aha.
Add me on PSN ppl: SaK_911