sony

Fri
20
May
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PS Network Experiences Second Breach in Under a Month

A new exploit threatens to once again wreak havoc on the PlayStation Network (PSN) only days after Sony was able to rebound from the original attack . After going back online following weeks of network shutdown, many gamers believed that the ... inconvenience of having to change their passwords was going to be the extent of their current PlayStation woes. But the new exploit is said to be just as malicious as its predecessor, putting parts of the network back on lockdown mode. Password Reset System Flawed Several sources have since confirmed that there is indeed a security hole in the PlayStation ... (view more)

Thu
19
May
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Sony Offers Free Video Games in Hindsight of PSN Hack

U.S. and Canadian PlayStation Network (PSN) users will soon get access to free game and video downloads as a sort-of reparation payment for this past month's arduous outage. Sony is slowly bringing all of its users back online in the wake of a ... massive hack that left PlayStation 3 gamers without access to the PSN online network. The news comes right from Sony itself, which made the announcement about free games and video downloads on its official PlayStation blog Monday evening. For a period of 30 days following the full reactivation of PSN, Sony will offer both PlayStation 3 (PS3) and ... (view more)

Tue
17
May
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PSN Outage Leads to PS3 Sales Slide

According to recent reports, sales of the Sony PlayStation 3 (PS3) video game console slipped considerably following the hacking of the PlayStation Network (PSN) . Sources say many retailers are finding consumers trading in their PS3s for Xbox 360s, ... a console built by industry rival, Microsoft. "[With just a few] days into the month and already we have an increase of 200% in PS3s coming into the store compared to all of March," said Tom Mestdagh, a representative for Belgian video game retailer, Gameswap. "Normally we sell them really fast, but not this time." (Source: gamepro.com ) Pre- ... (view more)

Thu
28
Apr
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Sony Admits PSN Hackers Had Access to Unencrypted Data

Yesterday we reported on the hacking of Sony's PlayStation Network (PSN), an online gaming platform for the company's PlayStation 3 (PS3) console. The hack affects 77 million user and has left the PlayStation network paralyzed. When the security ... breach was first announced, Sony remained quiet on the extent of the damage. New details are starting to emerge, with the tech company admitting that some of the personal data available to the hackers was in no way encrypted. This means that data thieves can do as they please with the information they've stolen from the electronics giant. Doubts ... (view more)

Wed
27
Apr
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Sony Confirms Massive Data Breach Affects 77M Users

Sony on Tuesday admitted that a hacker has successfully infiltrated its PlayStation Network (PSN) online gaming platform and obtained customer data, including credit card information. Nearly 77 million people around the world have PlayStation ... Network accounts, which are used in conjunction with Sony's popular PlayStation 3 video game console. PSN allows gamers to download movies, chat with friends, and play games with PlayStation gamers through an Internet connection. PlayStation Network Hack Made Between April 17, 19 Sony says it will inform all of its PlayStation Network customers that ... (view more)

Wed
16
Mar
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Judge Grants Sony Access to IP Logs of PS3 Pirates

Earlier this year, Jeremy Hotz, known to some as "GeoHot", made quite a name for himself by using his website to publish programming code that allows people to hack Sony's PlayStation 3 (PS3) video game console. Hotz is currently in the middle of a ... lengthy legal battle with Sony as a result, and we've yet to see a final decision. However, it's a side story from the case -- a court order that allows Sony to see who is and has been visiting Hotz's web site and YouTube page -- which has drawn lots of attention lately. Hotz originally decided to publish a special hack for the PlayStation 3 that ... (view more)

Fri
02
Jul
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Microsoft Mulls Kinect Price Drop, says Report

At the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) last week, Microsoft and Sony touted their upcoming motion-control gameplay devices, the Kinect and Move. Coming almost four years after Nintendo started the motion-sensitive movement with its Wii, one ... analyst says hype for the Sony and Microsoft devices is "relatively low." The report comes from analysts at EEDAR, who, in the wake of major E3 performances by both Microsoft and Sony, say that while hardcore gamers are interested in Move and Kinect, many casual gamers are not. Worse yet, EEDAR analysts think that even though hardcore gamers are ... (view more)

Mon
08
Mar
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Sony to Unveil Gaming-Enabled iPhone, Tablet Device

According to reports, gadget gurus Sony are currently developing a smartphone and a portable computer to compete with Apple's iPhone and iPad devices. Sony is hoping to woo consumers by releasing a smartphone that will capitalize on what some ... experts might call its biggest strength: video gaming. According to a report from the Wall Street Journal, Sony is working on a phone that will play PlayStation Portable, or PSP, titles. Given that the level of development involved in the average PSP game tends to be more significant than that associated with an iPhone game/app, it's possible Sony's ... (view more)

Thu
31
Dec
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Sony Considers Multi-Core CPU for PS4

Sony's PlayStation 3 has only in the past year started to emerge as a legitimate contender for the console crown currently held by Nintendo and its Wii. However, even as PS3 sales slowly inch up, news of the company's next gaming system has recently ... emerged. According to a report from Japanese industry insiders "PC Watch Impress," Sony is currently working on a multi-core CPU (Central Processing Unit) to be used in its next gaming console, tentatively (and likely) dubbed the PlayStation 4. Sony Exploring Multiple Options for PS4 CPU It's not yet known what the exact specifications ... (view more)

Fri
06
Nov
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Nintendo Profits Plummet 52%; Game Maker Rips Wii

For the first time since its release three years ago, the Nintendo Wii appears to be slipping up. Nintendo, which has for the past three holiday seasons stolen the spotlight from competitors Microsoft and Sony, recently cut its forecast for the tiny ... white and previously uber-popular console. 52 Percent Decline In Q4 In a statement released late last week, Nintendo admitted an astounding 52 percent decline in profit for the last quarter. As a result, the company decided it must cut its operating profit forecast for the year to March 2010 by a quarter, to 370 billion yen, or $4.7 billion USD. ... (view more)

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