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Sony has announced all PlayStation network functionality – including access to the PlayStation Store – will be fully restored by the end of the week.

While a few areas in Asia will still have features missing - namely countries with very protective regulatory bodies - those of us in the UK can finally get shopping again. This also means recent titles such as Dirt 3, which requires users to register through the PSN Store, will finally enable users to enjoy on-line gameplay.

On-line services have been down for almost two months after millions of users' details were stolen in the PSN hacking fiasco. Although parts of the service were restored earlier this month, access to the PlayStation store has been unavailable.

With the service back on-line, all of those affected should be handed their promised freebies for the inconvenience, which includes a couple of games and trials to other services. ®

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