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Sony to Testify In Person Re: PSN Outage

May 31st, 2011 · No Comments

Sony will finally be sending a high-level executive to testify before the US House of Representatives’ Committee on Energy and Commerce’s Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade on the three week outage of PlayStation Network and Sony’s slowness in informing its customers on the compromising of personal and credit card data. Ken Johnson, an aide […]

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Australian PSN Restoration Delayed

May 17th, 2011 · 1 Comment

The Japanese government has not allowed PlayStation Network to be activated for Japanese gamers yet due to security concerns, and now an expert is advising Australia to follow suit. Professor Bill Caelli told newspaper The Australian, “Why is it that in the IT industry enterprises certify themselves?” said Caelli, noting that PSN didn’t have the […]

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PSN Service Restored (Partially)

May 14th, 2011 · No Comments

CNet is reporting that partial service PlayStation Network has been restored, allowing gamers to play online and shop in the PSN Store. Nearly its entire portfolio of online games, game forums and Web sites will go back online but the company will also require players to reset their passwords. Sony states: As the result of […]

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PSN Outage Causes 200% Rise in PS3 Trade-Ins

May 13th, 2011 · No Comments

The patience of PlayStation 3 owners is wearing thin as retailers are reporting a 200% increase in PlayStation 3 trade-ins, usually for Xbox 360 consoles, as well as sales slumps for PSN points cards and fewer multiplatform game sales for PS3. “In the first week of downtime we did not really see any major change […]

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Sony: PSN Matchmaking “In a Few Days”

May 11th, 2011 · 1 Comment

While full PlayStation Network service is expected to return by May 31, Eurogamer is reporting that an internal Sony source is promising that online matchmaking will be up “in a few days”. SCE corporate communications director Patrick Seybold would not confirm this, only stating: “We’re working to get the network back on as soon as […]

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Expert: Sony Negligent In PSN Security

May 6th, 2011 · 1 Comment

An expert has given testimony to the US House of Representatives Subcomittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade during its commencement on hearings on the “unauthorized intrusion” on Sony’s PlayStation Network and Qrocity service, stating Sony knew that their security software was dated and lacked any sort of firewall against hacking. Cybersecurity expert Dr. Gene Spafford’s […]

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The PSN Fiasco

April 30th, 2011 · 2 Comments

It’s now the US government’s turn to question Sony about its online security, which follows the UK government’s scrutiny into the company’s affairs. In a letter addressed to PlayStation executive deputy Kaz Hirai, the Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade has prepared a list of questions related to the intrusion; the list can be downloaded from the […]

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Gaming Podcast 159: Mega Dork

February 2nd, 2010 · 8 Comments

This weeks gaming podcast, we’re flashing back to Trade Wars and the Teleplay Modem while learning a bit about our communities ideas about video gaming in prison. We’re checking out a few news tidbits for the week: PlayStation 3 has been hacked Microsoft plagued by another class action lawsuit Nintendo giving their opinion of the […]

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Gaming Podcast 131: An Inner Ear Problem

July 21st, 2009 · 5 Comments

We’re back! This week we’re hitting some fun news articles and kicking it back with a little gaming flashback about Columns. We also break the news about our brand new console that we purchased last week before vacation and touch on KOEI in our gaming history. This weeks news includes: Portable Xbox Device Coming? Summer […]

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Sony Responds To Crashing Sales with Management Shift

April 19th, 2009 · 4 Comments

Sony Computer Entertainment Europe has made some leadership changes in response to their in-ability to get things going in the sales department of the PlayStation 3. Gamer’s continue to refuse to believe the PlayStation 3 is in a bad situation by explaining how badly Microsoft’s Xbox 360 is doing in Japan and Europe compared to […]

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