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Black Friday traffic sinks PSN servers

Sony’s PlayStation Network is struggling across all platforms – likely as a result of the Black Friday rush. As with much of games retail today, Sony is holding a generous sale event to mark the occasion, with up to 50 per cent knocked off of games such as The Witcher …

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Steve Jobs ordered Apple to pull Fox Network ads

The late Apple boss Steve Jobs pulled the plug on his firm advertising its products Rupert Murdoch’s TV network Fox. Jobs – who was a Buddhist – allegedly believed that Fox has become an incredibly destructive force in US society” according to an upcoming book about the 2012 US presidential …

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Nintendo decides it can transfer Network IDs to a new Wii U console

It now seems as if it IS possible to transfer Nintendo Network IDs from one Wii U to another. Until now official Nintendo guidelines had suggested that once created a Nintendo Network ID is locked to a single machine and cannot be transferred to another under any circumstances – even …

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Gree to close OpenFeint; Devs forced to take quick action

OpenFeint, the first real equivalent of Xbox Live on smartphone, is to be closed on December 14th. The service was the first to allow iOS gamers to hook up with friends, compare scores and earn trophies. It may have since been arguably surpassed by Apple’s own Game Center, but OpenFeint …

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Californian judge rejects PSN hack lawsuit

Sony has been cleared of multiple charges levelled at the firm regarding last year’s headline-hitting PSN hack. Courthouse News reports that US District Judge Anthony Battaglia threw out charges including negligence, unjust enrichment, bailment and violations of California consumer protection statutes”. The reason given was that none of the named …

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Cut-price full-game PS3 Essentials hit PSN today

Sony’s digital retail drive is continuing with a large slate of former disc-only games now available to download. As of today Sony’s PS3 Essentials range is available on the PlayStation Store, with prices ranging from 9.99 to 15.99. There are a number of big hits, too, including the likes of …

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