Topic / PlayStation Network

PlayStation Vita Buyers Guide

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While the majority of TECHGEEK’s writers (not myself) have been negative towards the PlayStation Vita, that doesn’t mean that it is a bad gadget. In fact, if you want a dedicated portable console, the PlayStation Vita could arguably be the best choice and it has been well received. So if you’ve decided to invest in a Vita, here is a collection of tips for buying games, accessories and the console […]

PlayStation Network accounts to be renamed as Sony Entertainment Network accounts

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In their effort to make a single ID for each Sony services, the company has today announced to users, via email, that the PlayStation Network will be renamed the Sony Entertainment Network. The change is purely cosmetic, with your account details remaining the same, and the new name will come to PS3 and PS Vita via firmware update, but not PSP. The reasoning is that Sony wants you to use […]

2011 – A Year of Many Things: A recap of the big events of the year

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The year 2011 was one year that we will all never forget. Even though they were all in the beginning of the year, the floods in Queensland and Brazil, the earthquakes in Christchurch and the tsunami in the north of Japan are still present in all of our minds. We also saw the death of a tech luminary, Steve Jobs; and the powerful News Corporation losing its influence over politicians […]

PlayStation Vita launch line-up announced

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With the PlayStation Vita launch in Japan just a few weeks away and the Australian launch just a few months away Sony has finally announced the complete launch line-up for Europe/Australia/NZ. The launch first-party games available on Australia’s 22th of February 2012 launch will be: Uncharted: Golden Abyss WipEout 2048 Reality Fighters Little Deviants ModNation Racers: Road Trip Everybody’s Golf Escape Plan Gravity Rush Hustle Kings MotorStorm RC Top Darts […]

Update: PlayStation Network is back online

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Update: 6:56AM: The PlayStation Network is back online.[blackbirdpie url=”!/PlayStation/status/116616821364375552″] Original story: This is not a drill. The PlayStation Network, which was sporadically going offline and online last night, is now completely down. Just like last time, Sony is expecting the gaming network to be back in two hours. But remember, last time they said a few days it turned into a month. PlayStation has been tweeting details via their European and US Twitter […]

Spain arrest 3 over PSN breach, identified as Anonymous

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Spanish authorities have said on Friday that they have arrested three people – who they have identified as being part of Anonymous – on suspicion that they were involved in the PlayStation Network breach. The three are believed to be leaders of the local Anonymous group in Spain; and are also being suspected in hacking two Spanish banks and several government websites domestically and abroad – including in New Zealand.

Sony attacked again: Online Games division attacked, could be serious

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This story has been updated. Sony, plagued with problems since the outage (and theft of data) from the PlayStation Network more than a week ago, is reported to have faced another security breach, according to a Japanese publication. This time, however, it has affected another arm of theirs – its online games division.

PSN Fallout: Homeland Security, Privacy Commissioner investigate; banks affected

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The response to Sony’s PlayStation Network hack has now reached an unprecedented scale, with reports that the US Department of Homeland Security will join in investigating the breach. “DHS’ U. S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team [US-CERT] is working with law enforcement, international partners and Sony to assess the situation,” spokesman Chris Ortman told NextGov. US-CERT is part of the National Cyber Security Division in the department, and coordinates a response […]

Sony confirms users’ data compromised in breach (update)

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Sony has confirmed the worst possible scenario of its 70+ million users on its PlayStation Network – their users’ data has been compromised after an external and unauthorised intrusion on its network that has seen a wide-scale outage on its online multiplayer network. Sony says users’ name, addresses, country, email address, birthdate and your credit card information – including billing address, and purchase history – have been obtained during the […]

Sony PSN still down, may be down indefinitely

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Sony’s PlayStation Network remains down for a fifth day, and there are now reports that Sony is keeping the network offline indefinitely until as it plans to rebuild the entire system to ensure the integrity of the network. Unfortunately for fans, who already were deprived on playing online during the Easter holidays, Sony has no update on a timeframe. “Unfortunately, I don’t have an update or timeframe to share at […]

PlayStation Network still down for “maintenance” [updated 9:30am]

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[This story will continue to be updated as news comes to hand.] On Thursday we reported that the PlayStation Network had been down for the entire afternoon. 12 hours later, the PSN was still down and a post on the EU PlayStation.Blog revealed that it may be “a full day or two before we’re able to get the service completely back up and running.” Sony is still trying to blame […]

PlayStation Network is down in Australia, Worldwide

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The PlayStation Network is currently down worldwide, with many users (including myself) unable to sign in or having a flaky connection. The PlayStation.Blog US has simply posted: We’re aware certain functions of PlayStation Network are down. We will report back here as soon as we can with more information. Thank you for your patience. Here’s hoping it get’s fixed before Egg Day, more commonly known as Easter. Oh, and damn you Anonymous…we […]

Oddworld: Abe’s Oddysee remake in the works

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Oddworld: Abe’s Oddysee, the classic PS1 game, will be getting the HD treatment according to Lorne Lanning, the series creator. The remake will be developed by Just Add Water, who are currently working on the upcoming remake of Oddworld: Stranger’s Wrath for PlayStation 3. “Abe HD is going into production,” Lanning told Electronic Gaming Monthly. “It’s basically Abe’s Oddysee being redone in a 3D physics engine as a 2D side-scrolling […]

Review: Red Dead Redemption

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The western setting has never really transferred nicely into a game that you would want to play, with most cowboy person games being forgettable. But I think that this is all about to change with the release of the best damn western game I’ve seen ever.