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Articles tagged with: playstation network

Xbox 720: Release Date & Price Expectations

If you couldn’t get your hands on one of the world’s most favorite gaming console because it was too expensive, well, Microsoft has been working on that problem lately by producing cheaper gaming consoles i.e. Xbox.

The top technology developing firm wants its consumers to get their products without having to worry about their trip to Hawaii. Microsoft has always been a secretive company and only shows the world what it has been working on when it wants to. Usually it has never been on the bad side of product information leakage. Microsoft announced that they were working on a new hardware and the successor of Xbox 360.

Sony Invests $20M In Independent Games

Sony, this week, announced a three year investment to increase its PlayStation Network user base. After the devastating attacks occurred at Sony, the company is trying to figure out what they can do to give them a better edge against Microsoft’s Xbox 360 and a better foothold in the gaming industry.

This is not to say that Sony has slipped to third spot, at least not yet, but I feel that the company is trying to take preventative care before it is too late.

PlayStation Comic Store On PSP Is Shutting Down

Launched back in 2009, the PSP’s Digital Comics Reader grew a loyal consumer base as the library of comics swelled past 4,000. However, if you were a fan of the service, we have got some bad news for you – no more comics will be coming to the PSP.

Since the launch of the service , the digital comics store has provided many comics from publishers such as Marvel, DC, and IDW. A very small handful of those comics are actually free, so you might as well check them out.

Sony Music Ireland Website Got Hacked

Sony Music Ireland said its web site was hacked Monday after three bogus news stories appeared on the homepage. It was the latest in a string of attacks on Sony dating back to the infiltration of its PlayStation and Qriocity networks in April.

One fake article at the Sony Music Ireland site had the headline “Tragedy Strikes The Script” and reported the death of two band members. Sony issued a statement that said the band members are indeed fine. The hackers also posted fake articles about Rebecca Black, R Kelly and “X Factor” contestants.

Sony Set To Launch New PS4 In 2012

According to a post at DigiTimes, Sony will begin manufacturing the PS4 in late 2011 in order to be ready for a 2012 launch. Further, the PS4 will have full-body motion controls similar to what Microsoft has done with Kinect, and Sony plans to ship at least 20 million units in 2012.

Desperate to revive flagging sales, Sony is believed to have bought the launch date forward in an effort to boost revenues from their Playstation Division as consumers stop buying Sony Bravia TVs.

PlayStation Network To Be Fully Restored This Week

When the Sony’s PSN website was targeted by hackers back in April, the site was taken down with millions of users unable to access the service. The service was down for around a month in most of the world, but users in Japan are still waiting for the full service to come back online. But today we have some good news as the PlayStation Network is to finally be fully restored with Japan PS Store switch on.

Sony previously announced deadlines for recovery, including an announcement on April 21 that it might be “a full day or two” before PSN was restored.On May 1, Sony Executive Deputy President Kazuo Hirai promised restoration by the end of that week. Two weeks later, on May 14, the company announced the first phase of the network’s resumption. And most recently, Sony has promised full restoration by the end of the week.

Protecting Content Made Us Hacker’s Target : SONY

Sony has been under fire since hackers in April accessed personal information on 77 million PlayStation Network and Qriocity accounts, 90 percent of which are users in North America or Europe.

Sony said at the time credit card information may have been stolen, sparking lawsuits and casting a shadow over its plans to combine content and hardware products via online services.

Gigabyte’s ECO500 Wireless Gaming Mouse

The new Gigabyte ECO500 is an awesome new wireless mouse that uses only two AA batteries and provides up to 12 months of battery life. When used with rechargeable batteries, the mouse should last for about 2-5 years with moderate to heavy use.

The mouse itself is equipped with a 1600 DPI (dots per inch) laser sensor. The mouse also has five programmable buttons for customized gaming. With rubber grips on the sides, and a shiny black coating, the ECO500 uses 2.4GHz wireless technology that can work up to 10 meters away from the device.

Sony’s Last Words Before Court Hearing

CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment, Kazuo Hirai offered an explanation for the Sony attacks less than a week before Sony’s June 2nd court date. Hirai undoubtedly pins the attacks to the Anonymous group who made a number of threats against Sony, immediately after Sony decided to pursue George Hotz for teaching others how to pirate. Let me also remind you that a file was found deep in Sony’s network that carried the slogan of the Anonymous group, “We are Legion” and the file was called “Anonymous.” Assuming Anonymous isn’t being framed by some rival hacking group (if there is one), all fingers point to them.

Sony Offers Premium 7.1 Ch. Gaming Headset

Sony has launched an awesome new gaming headset that will allow PlayStation 3 gamers to game in style. The wireless PS3 stereo headset is equipped to deliver consumers premium 7.1 virtual surround sound. So how does this stack up compared to other gaming headsets?

Well, for starts, this one provides on-screen information about its battery status and sound controls giving gamers plenty of advance notice to consider possibly recharging their headsets before the next big game. The headset also includes a retractable mic so you can extend it a further distance when you’re feeling a bit over-caffeinated and your friends perceive you as being “loud.”