Sony Offers Retail Games, Free Movies, To Displaced PlayStation 3, PSP Gamers

Now that the Sony Network is creeping back online for most people, Sony is letting users know about what they can expect in terms of free stuff to apologize for the disruption. And there are some pretty good things lined up for both PS3 and PSP gamers, since neither group could connect to the PSN for the past month. PS3 gamers can select two full versions of the following games: Dead Nation, inFamous, LittleBigPlanet, Super Stardust HD or Wipeout HD plus the Fury extension. If you only connect to the PlayStation Network for your PSP, you are also in luck. … Continue reading Sony Offers Retail Games, Free Movies, To Displaced PlayStation 3, PSP Gamers

Sony Restores Online Network

Sony Online Entertainment LLC (SOE) announced today that restoration of its game services will begin today. The phased restoration will include the return of nearly all of SOE’s portfolio of online games, the reinstatement of SOE’s game forums and websites, and added functionality to require players to reset their passwords. As the result of a criminal cyber-attack on the company’s network, SOE shut down its game services in order for the company to undertake an investigation and incorporate rigorous enhancements to the overall security of the network infrastructure. SOE worked with several outside respected security firms during the course of … Continue reading Sony Restores Online Network

Sony Confirms Gamers’ Credit Card, Personal Data Stolen From Network

If you’ve used the PlayStation Network to purchase games or buy any gear, your credit card and personal information may have been stolen by hackers. Sony finally came clean as to the extent of the network breech that has brought down the PlayStation Network for over a week. And the news is not good. According to Sony, "We have discovered that between April 17th and April 19th 2011 certain PlayStation Network and Qriocity service user account information was compromised in connection with an illegal and unauthorized intrusion into our network," Sony is drafting an e-mail to affected customers that reads … Continue reading Sony Confirms Gamers’ Credit Card, Personal Data Stolen From Network

PlayStation Network Outage Continues, Sony Admits Hack

Five days and counting. That’s how long the PlayStation Network has been down. Today Sony confirmed that an external security breech was the cause of the problem. Sony has now said that "an external intrusion on our system has affected our PlayStation Network and Qriocity services" which warranted shutting down the entire network to investigate. Sony posted an update on its blog, stating that additional security was being built into the network, and thanking gamers for their patience. "Our efforts to resolve this matter involve re-building our system to further strengthen our network infrastructure. Though this task is time-consuming, we … Continue reading PlayStation Network Outage Continues, Sony Admits Hack

SOCOM 4 Ships For PS3

Sony Computer Entertainment America LLC (SCEA) today announced SOCOM 4: U.S. Navy SEALs is now available at North American retailers on Blu-ray and bundled with the limited Full Deployment Edition. SOCOM 4, exclusively for the PlayStation 3 (PS3) computer entertainment system, is the latest entry into the award-winning SOCOM franchise from development studio Zipper Interactive. With over-the-top action, high production values, and an authentic military strategy and arsenal, SOCOM 4 delivers a true cinematic experience through the squad-based multiplayer alongside a robust single player campaign. SOCOM 4 reinvents the multiplayer space with team-focused, tactical gameplay through a variety of competitive … Continue reading SOCOM 4 Ships For PS3

Sony PlayStation Network Collecting Japan Relief Money

Gamers with PlayStation 3s can now donate to relief efforts in Japan directly from the PlayStation network. A banner has been added to the PlayStation Store where anyone can contribute money to help with earthquake and tsunami relief efforts. The money will come directly from a gamer’s PlayStation wallet. Anyone who donates is given a Sunrise Blossom Aid Japan Theme for their PS3. According to officials at Sony, whose company headquarters is in Tokyo, the company has already been donating supplies like batteries that are needed in relief efforts. All proceeds from this effort will be given to the Red … Continue reading Sony PlayStation Network Collecting Japan Relief Money

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