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Sony hires security expert

Sony hires security expert

The former director of the US National Cyber Security Center has joined Sony to help fortify its PlayStation Network, months after the online service was struck by a massive data ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 6th 2011 at 3:40PM in News
Consoles, unite! Valve and Blizzard want online harmony

Consoles, unite! Valve and Blizzard want online harmony

Two of the world’s most influential PC games studios want Sony, Nintendo and Microsoft to break down the barricades to their consoles’ online services.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 6th 2011 at 8:27AM in News
PSN sales up following hack outage

PSN sales up following hack outage

The astonishing PlayStaion Network crisis that dominated the headlines earlier this year doesn’t seem to have dented the public appetite for PSN.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 2nd 2011 at 11:04AM in News
Sony rebrands its online services

Sony rebrands its online services

As of today Sony has gathered its numerous online services under a new, single brand – Sony Entertainment Network.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 1st 2011 at 10:17AM in News

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New Counter Strike heading to consoles

New Counter Strike heading to consoles

Developer and publisher Valve has confirmed the rumours of a brand new game in the Counter Strike series.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 15th 2011 at 10:14AM in News
Sony reveals its own digital summer promotion

Sony reveals its own digital summer promotion

The PS3 version of the PlayStation Store is to receive a promotional summer offer that’s very much in the vein of Microsoft’s established and successful Summer of Arcade promotion.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 8th 2011 at 9:32AM in News
Sony investing $20m in exclusive PSN titles

Sony investing $20m in exclusive PSN titles

Exclusivity has been dismissed by many an exec and developer and a redundant model in the modern games market, but Sony clearly disagrees having announced a huge investment in exclusive ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 13th 2011 at 4:39PM in News
PSN gets Japanese green light

PSN gets Japanese green light

The PSN crisis may be distant memory in the West, but it's a different story in Japan where full restoration has finally been confirmed for this Wednesday (July 6th).

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 4th 2011 at 9:43AM in News

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Sony 'laid off security staff' prior to PSN hack

Sony 'laid off security staff' prior to PSN hack

An American lawsuit filed this week alleges that Sony laid off a number of staff in charge of maintaining the security of its online networks.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 24th 2011 at 11:10AM in News
No ETA for PSN restoration in Japan

No ETA for PSN restoration in Japan

Japanese gamers are still none the wiser as to when the PlayStation Network will be fully restored in their country where the PS Store still remains offline.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 24th 2011 at 10:26AM in News
MS: PSN hack was bad for industry

MS: PSN hack was bad for industry

Microsoft has said that it was saddened by the attack on PSN in April and that occurrences of this kind are bad for entire industry.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 23rd 2011 at 5:03PM in News
PS3 hacker expects jail term

PS3 hacker expects jail term

Sony's war on PS3 hacking looks close to be claiming its first scalp following the admission from Alexander Egorenkov that he expects to face a jail term.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 22nd 2011 at 10:42AM in News

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PSN data linked to LulzSec arrest

PSN data linked to LulzSec arrest

The teenager arrested in connection with a recent craze of website hacks will have his possessions examined for evidence linking him to the PSN attack, Scotland Yard has told Develop.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 21st 2011 at 2:52PM in News
Anonymous stops Sony attacks

Anonymous stops Sony attacks

An unsurprisingly anonymous member of hacker community Anonymous has stated that the collective has stopped its attack on Sony.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 16th 2011 at 1:53PM in News
Did Sony hold out about PSN outage?

Did Sony hold out about PSN outage?

The Japanese government has reportedly accused Sony of deliberately keeping quiet about the attack on its PlayStation Network.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 15th 2011 at 11:50AM in News
Anonymous trio arrested in PSN case

Anonymous trio arrested in PSN case

Police investigating April's PSN security breach have made three arrests in Spain.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 10th 2011 at 3:05PM in News

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Hirai: Hacking threatens "fabric of society"

Hirai: Hacking threatens "fabric of society"

The growing problem of online hacking represents more than simply a danger to PlayStation – it could actually threaten society itself.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 9th 2011 at 4:46PM in News
SONY: Tretton apologies for PSN outage

SONY: Tretton apologies for PSN outage

SCEA boss Jack Tretton opened Sony's E3 conference last night with what appeared to be a very sincere apology for the PlayStation network outage that has dominated the headlines over ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 7th 2011 at 9:22AM in News
LulzSec promises further Sony hacks

LulzSec promises further Sony hacks

Sony's troubles with online security are from over, if a new claim by hackers is to be believed.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 6th 2011 at 5:32PM in News
Sony 'should hire hackers'

Sony 'should hire hackers'

Today marks the long-awaited return of the PlayStation Store, but one hacker has said that the network will remain unsafe until Sony hires hackers directly to test its security.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 2nd 2011 at 2:41PM in News
PSN's 43 day nightmare is over

PSN's 43 day nightmare is over

Sony has this morning confirmed that the PlayStation Store is being turned back on around the world.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 2nd 2011 at 9:16AM in News
Crucial step for PSN restoration

Crucial step for PSN restoration

Sony has confirmed that PSN will this afternoon go down for maintenance "for several hours" in what it describes a "crucial step" in the return of the PlayStation Store.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 1st 2011 at 4:54PM in News
New Sony attack underway, hackers claim

New Sony attack underway, hackers claim

"Hey Sony, you know we're making off with a bunch of your internal stuff right now and you haven't even noticed? Slow and steady, guys."

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 31st 2011 at 12:07PM in News
PlayStation Store to return this week

PlayStation Store to return this week

Sony has said that the PlayStation store will return in a number of key territories by the end of the week.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 31st 2011 at 10:26AM in News
No fix for Dirt 3 PSN woes

No fix for Dirt 3 PSN woes

It seems that any hope of a quick fix to patch Dirt 3's online problems on PS3 has been ruled out.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 26th 2011 at 3:59PM in News