Yay! PSN coming back soon-ish, so change your passwords

9:55 PM on 05.14.2011 // Josh Tolentino
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No one ever thought it would take this long, but it did. The PlayStation Network is on the road to recovery, after nearly a month of downtime following a catastrophic hacking attack that saw the perpetrators make off with untold amounts of potentially sensitive personal information.

Now, things seem to be turning for the better, as Sony exec Kazuo "Kaz" Hirai delivered a statement via video (visible below), unveiling Sony's plan to restore PSN to its former glory. And by "former glory" I mean "being not dead".

PS3 users can now connect to the internet to download what is perhaps the most welcome firmware update in the console's history, one which will force players to change their PSN passwords. 

North American users can also check this fancy map to see which of their home states and portions of Canada have had their online gaming capability restored. As of this writing, you jerks in Maine, New York, New Hampshire, Vermont, Connecticut, New Jersey, Massachusetts and Rhode Island should be able to hop online and play some online  Mortal Kombat or  Portal 2 co-op for the first time...ever.



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