Posts Tagged ‘sony



02
May
11

Sony offers free services but announces yet another hack attack [Update]

Kaz Hack - playwisegaming.comSony will be reinstating a limited number of PlayStation Network services within the next week and offering free PlayStation Plus subscriptions to users affected by their recent hacker-induced loss of service, Sony announced in a press release.

However, earlier this morning, Sony announced that the Sony Online Entertainment branch of their Internet services was also hacked, causing the release of 24.6 million additional users’ information and more than 12,700 credit cards. “EverQuest,” “Free Realms,” “DC Universe Online,” several Facebook games and other online titles are all currently unplayable due to this attack.

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21
Apr
11

PlayStation Network down for the next two days

If you’ve turned on your PlayStation 3 recently, you may have noticed the inability to access any features of the PlayStation Network.

Official word from Sony’s blog is that the outage, which is affecting North American, Australian and Asian regions, may last for about two days.

There has been speculation that hacker group “Anonymous” had a hand in this outage due to a previous attacks on Sony’s services. However, a member of the group claimed that “Anonymous” has no connection to the outages.

“ATTENTION: For everyone coming here complaining about the PSN or inquiring about it, We Do Not Know What Happened,” a member wrote on the group’s Facebook wall. “This is not the work of Anonymous.”

So, kiss those dreams of “Portal 2” online co-op goodbye as you stare at the 80710A06 error mocking you from your television screen.

UPDATE: There is still no official word on when the service will be running again. However, the Sony blog now states that an “external intrusion” was the cause of these outages. Who or what caused the attacks is still unknown at this point. This may be a good time to play a few single-player games.

19
Feb
11

playVIEWS — Game tester says he does have “real” job

Obliterating hordes of goblins with mana bombs, spike blockades and lightning towers is serious business.

Just ask Marc Singer, 21-year-old quality assurance lead for Gainesville, Fla., game studio Trendy Entertainment. He’s currently working 60 hours a week to squash the bugs and iron out the glitches in Trendy’s latest title, “Dungeon Defenders,” through a process known as playtesting.

It’s Singer’s job to play videogames and report to the development team any problems he finds, but he initially had a hard time convincing his parents that he had an actual job at all.

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07
Feb
11

Sony officially reveals PlayStation Phone as Xperia Play

Xperia Play - playwisegaming.comAfter months of leaked images and videos, Sony has finally officially revealed their PlayStation Phone with its real title of Xperia Play.

A strange commercial for the device was aired during the Super Bowl on Feb. 6 giving very little information about the phone other than its existence. You can check out the horrifically creepy teaser below.

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06
Feb
11

A reason to buy PlayStation Plus? Free download of Stacking and exclusive Killzone 3 demo


PlayStation Plus subscribers will be receiving the brand new downloadable adventure game, “Stacking,” as well as an exclusive single-player “Killzone 3” demo for free on Feb. 8.

While the “Killzone 3” demo is nice, the free download of “Stacking” is a promising addition to the discouragingly low amount of free, quality content that PlayStation Plus subscribers are entitled to.

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29
Jan
11

playBACK episode three — NGP/PSP2, 3DS, 2010 sales slump, Portal 2, GDC, L.A. Noire

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27
Jan
11

PSP2 blowout: All the info on Sony’s Next Generation Portable

PSP2-NGP12 - playwisegaming.comSony officially announced the successor to the PlayStation Portable at a Japanese press conference today. The device, which is codenamed Next Generation Portable or NGP, has no official release date other than holiday 2011 and no set price point.

However, there are plenty of other details including the hardware specifications, a new interface and several games.

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