As it turns out, yesterdays post about the PSN was only a few hours away from Sony's announcement that gave PSN life. It is not that "IT'S ALIVE..." but it is more than it is partially alive. By partially we mean for both location and services. So the services that are being restored are online gaming, friend chatting, video playback for already owned videos and some third party services like Hulu and Netflix.
As I mentioned above this restoration is partial in terms of location as well since it will be available in North America, Europe, Middle East, Australia and New Zealand with Japan and the rest of Asia following by the end of the month.
So I wouldn't like to hold you any longer, you have some online gaming to do.