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#1 coleipoo

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Posted 03 March 2010 - 02:35 PM

Myself and another member tried to log back in to a fairly large game sharing account this morning and we find out that it is banned.

Did this happen to anyone else? As the creator of my group, am I expected to have to pay for all of this out of my pocket?

If so, Fuck sony and Fuck gamesharing, I'm out 175.00.

Edited by coleipoo, 03 March 2010 - 05:05 PM.



#2 wildcpac

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Posted 03 March 2010 - 02:37 PM

wow you poor thing.

#3 Saint Noir

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Posted 03 March 2010 - 02:55 PM

Myself and I member tried to log back in


I think your other personality must have changed it.

#4 mtxbass1

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Posted 03 March 2010 - 02:55 PM

Is it giving you a message that your account is banned, or can you just not log in?



#5 Serpentor

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Posted 03 March 2010 - 03:18 PM

Is it giving you a message that your account is banned, or can you just not log in?


Good question, i was about to ask the same thing.

Can you still play the purchased games? What do you mean by BANNED exactly? An e-mail from Sony? Or for no good reasons, you can't log into your shared account, but every other account is fine? You're sure that the password is not changed?

#6 dragonjud

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Posted 03 March 2010 - 03:33 PM

I think you need to provide more info, as others have mentioned. Did you get a message from Sony?
The only time I heard of one of these accounts being banned, one of the users was dumb enough to actually use the sharing account to play games online. Of course he/she did something stupid (curse or other violation) while playing a game, and hence the account was banned.


#7 El-Producto

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Posted 03 March 2010 - 03:42 PM

I'm that other member. No warning, but my google-fu tells me that the message we got when trying to log in is a ban. I didn't get a chance to see if I could login to any of my other accounts.

I don't care what Sony intends game sharing to do, if they don't want to let you do it.. they shouldn't at all. Who are they to say we aren't "family".

#8 OlDirtyBastard

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Posted 03 March 2010 - 04:16 PM

Myself and I member tried to log back in to a fairly large game sharing account this morning and we find out that it is banned.


This might seem obvious but did the 2 of you log in at the same time? If so you need to reset the password.
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#9 coleipoo

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Posted 03 March 2010 - 05:04 PM

I apologize for the unclear post above, was in a hurry to get to class.

When I try to login it gives me this error:

"You cannot use the Playstation Network with this account" Error code 8002A31

If you can't play online games with a gameshare account, why do people who share Fat Princess and BF1943 get away just fine?

Something is weird here.


#10 coleipoo

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Posted 03 March 2010 - 05:06 PM

Also, the games on the account play fine for me, at least the one I tested (Trash Panic).

The others are still in my download management queue.


#11 kurrptsenate

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Posted 03 March 2010 - 05:16 PM

if they banned the account from going online, but not to play the actual games, I can't really see getting that bent out of shape about it

#12 coleipoo

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Posted 03 March 2010 - 05:17 PM

Well you see we had one member who can't access the account to download the rest of the games and we had one share left to sell.


#13 kurrptsenate

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Posted 03 March 2010 - 05:18 PM

id say not to put all your eggs in one basket next time. The limit is 16

#14 t0rment0r

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Posted 03 March 2010 - 05:27 PM

Have you tried to access that account through the Playstation.com website (on a PC)?
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#15 El-Producto

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Posted 03 March 2010 - 05:35 PM

I'm just glad that my whole console didn't get banned. I agree, the games we downloaded seem to be working fine, and the games I had cued up in the download cue are downloading fine.

#16 georox

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Posted 03 March 2010 - 05:38 PM

No pity. Try to circumvent the system, shit happens. It's a risk, and if you weren't willing to take it, you shouldn't have done it.

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#17 kurrptsenate

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Posted 03 March 2010 - 05:41 PM

not to be a sadist, but I'd love to see the person's face who went to TRU, did the glitch, then drove right to GS to seal the deal.

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#18 StrandedBrit

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Posted 03 March 2010 - 05:50 PM

Accounts get 'suspended' when something fishy goes on.

Like someone else said maybe another member played using the account and mouthed off etc.

Also a possibility is someone added funds using credit card, but then the credit card company pulled the payment due to lack of funds or whatever.

Call Sony and ask what the problem is.
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#19 Serpentor

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Posted 03 March 2010 - 06:04 PM

Bad account manager IMO... First off, when sharing (long term), you must must must choose the people you are comfortable with. Secondly, the shared account should not be a personal account. Thirdly, the shared account should not contain words or phrases that's obvious or catchy. Fourthly, you should always add the shared account as a friend to your main account (why? this way you can see when it was last accessed and when you can log in w/o kicking the other member off). Fifthly, when downloading games from the shared account, always add the games to the queue and then log off, let the download do the job in the background, no need to sign in. Lastly, there's no need to sign in as the shared account to play games, absolutely no need. Don't use it to gain trophies, don't use it to go Home, especially don't use it to socialize with other people (either piss them off or romanticizing with them).

If you're the account manager, you keep the e-mail account just for yourself. You'll need to monitor the purchases and various notifications from PSN. There's no need for the other members to see this info. This is very handy if one of the member flagged something, because you get a notice in the e-mail!

Did i mention you should add the sharing account as a friend? Well, this way you can tell if one of your member is using it to play game! Just send him/her a msg to log off and sign in as himself/herself.

georox, you don't know what you're talking about. It's not a risk, there's no risk.

#20 coleipoo

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Posted 03 March 2010 - 06:06 PM

Well I sent PSN account support an e-mail to figure out what is going on. It's just bizarre is all.

When I try to login into the US playstation store on a PC it says Account Suspended. Weird.


#21 coleipoo

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Posted 03 March 2010 - 06:11 PM

Bad account manager IMO... First off, when sharing (long term), you must must must choose the people you are comfortable with. Secondly, the shared account should not be a personal account. Thirdly, the shared account should not contain words or phrases that's obvious or catchy. Fourthly, you should always add the shared account as a friend to your main account (why? this way you can see when it was last accessed and when you can log in w/o kicking the other member off). Fifthly, when downloading games from the shared account, always add the games to the queue and then log off, let the download do the job in the background, no need to sign in. Lastly, there's no need to sign in as the shared account to play games, absolutely no need. Don't use it to gain trophies, don't use it to go Home, especially don't use it to socialize with other people (either piss them off or romanticizing with them).

If you're the account manager, you keep the e-mail account just for yourself. You'll need to monitor the purchases and various notifications from PSN. There's no need for the other members to see this info. This is very handy if one of the member flagged something, because you get a notice in the e-mail!

Did i mention you should add the sharing account as a friend? Well, this way you can tell if one of your member is using it to play game! Just send him/her a msg to log off and sign in as himself/herself.

georox, you don't know what you're talking about. It's not a risk, there's no risk.


1st. It's not a long term group, just a random share.

2nd. It's not a personal account, I wouldn't dream of that, just one created for the sole purpose of game sharing, with a junk e-mail.

3rd. You got me there

4th. I always queue up the games and log out of the account, and leave logged out. I know there is no need to log into it ever again. One of the members didn't do that.

5th. The members of a gameshare need to know the e-mail acount to sign into the account to download the games.

Unless i am missing something?


#22 Serpentor

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Posted 03 March 2010 - 06:22 PM

5th. The members of a gameshare need to know the e-mail acount to sign into the account to download the games.

Unless i am missing something?


say the sharing account is:

gaming_joey646@hotmail.com

the e-mail address needs to be shared among other members. However, the hotmail account should be only accessed by the account manager. When you or other member make a purchase, an e-mail is sent to the registered e-mail address. There's no need for the other members to see this info, hence the password for the hotmail e-mail account should be different from the PSN password. Using the hotmail account, the account manager can monitor any purchase activities as well as notifications from PSN. If you make that visible to the other members, they can delete notifications w/o you knowing it...

#23 simpsonps121

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Posted 03 March 2010 - 06:43 PM

I am sorry that this happened, but Serpentor - I am thankful for the additional information.

Keep us informed!

#24 Snake2715

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Posted 03 March 2010 - 06:48 PM

good info serpentor.
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#25 Hostile

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Posted 03 March 2010 - 06:56 PM

Was this a PSN account purchased off of eBay with money in it already?

#26 vherub

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Posted 03 March 2010 - 07:26 PM

that's a good tip about adding the gameshare account as a friend. Some of that advice should be put in the 1st post of the gameshare/faq thread.

#27 Frank Deluded

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Posted 03 March 2010 - 07:58 PM

Those e-mail messages are sort of automated. I would directly call a Sony rep. I've done that and they are extremely helpful. I've had a gamesharing fiasco in the past and they fixed it up quickly.

First of all make sure someone just didn't change the password and you have the answer to your secret question. Make sure that you tell them you're all a 'family' and are people you trust.

Sony (to an extent) encourages gamesharing and is not something they ban for.

I've never heard of Sony banning anyone on PSN for mouthing off.





#28 dragonjud

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Posted 03 March 2010 - 08:59 PM

Those e-mail messages are sort of automated. I would directly call a Sony rep. I've done that and they are extremely helpful. I've had a gamesharing fiasco in the past and they fixed it up quickly.

First of all make sure someone just didn't change the password and you have the answer to your secret question. Make sure that you tell them you're all a 'family' and are people you trust.

Sony (to an extent) encourages gamesharing and is not something they ban for.

I've never heard of Sony banning anyone on PSN for mouthing off.


No, Sony does not to any extent encourage gamesharing. The minute they suspect your problem is related to 'game sharing', they will completely ignore your request. It is clearly listed as a violation to the Terms of Service.

Those of us doing gamesharing are doing it at our own risk. We know this, and anybody who thinks otherwise is just kidding themselves.


#29 coleipoo

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Posted 03 March 2010 - 10:24 PM

I am the only one with access to the e-mail account in our group.

I also checked the e-mails on the hotmail account and the only messages from PSN are ones they sent when I added funds to the wallet.


#30 Frank Deluded

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Posted 03 March 2010 - 10:30 PM

No, Sony does not to any extent encourage gamesharing. The minute they suspect your problem is related to 'game sharing', they will completely ignore your request. It is clearly listed as a violation to the Terms of Service.

Those of us doing gamesharing are doing it at our own risk. We know this, and anybody who thinks otherwise is just kidding themselves.


I've seen some games on the PSN store. 'The Family Board' game for one that says 'gameshared with up to 5 people' in the description. Also, why is there a limit if there's so adamantly against it? With Sony themselves addressing it after people were up in arms when it supposedly went to 5 to 3 accounts?

I also told the customer rep who helped me when I had difficulties that I had gameshared and she helped me out very thoroughly and got everything sorted out.