playstation network

  • The Cloud Has Us All In A Fog

    The Cloud Has Us All In A Fog

    Ever heard of Dropship? It’s an open-source project that “enables arbitrary, anonymous transfers of files between Dropbox accounts.” Dropbox hopes you haven’t; they tried to squelch it this week, and even accidentally reported that it was subject to a DMCA takedown notice, with predictably futile results. I’m mostly sympathetic: I’m a huge fan of their… Read More

  • Hack Attack: Sony Confirms PlayStation Network Outage Caused By 'External Intrusion'

    Unfortunately for PlayStation Network and Qriocity services users, it looks like the widespread network outages will continue. Since Sony’s PlayStation and music networks went down two days ago, there has been a fair amount of public speculation over the cause of the outage. (Largely due to Sony’s tight-lipped handling of public relations.) Many blamed vengeful gremlins loose… Read More

  • A Disaster In The Making? Sony's PlayStation Network Suffers Prolonged Global Outage

    Sony’s PlayStation Network, its online service for PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Portable consoles, suffered from a major outage today, which remains ongoing. According to Sony’s blog, the interruption in service may last into the long weekend — for at least another “full day or two”. The Sony Network currently has more than 70 million registered users, many of… Read More

  • Sony Announces Game Save Storage On The Cloud

    Today, Sony announced cloud computing on the PS3 exclusively for PlayStation Plus subscribers. The cloud will allow gamers to upload all their game save data to the network, with up to 150 MB of storage. The online storage will be available March 10 and more PS3 titles will release with the capability to take advantage of the feature. Read More

  • Don't Use That Jailbroken PS3 Online

    You might want to hold off on jailbreaking your PS3, particularly if you spend much time online. Turns out that Sony can detect the software ID used by the program used for jailbreaking, and then ban your PS3 remotely. What’s the solution? Either don’t use your hacked PS3 on the Playstation network, or don’t use the hack on it in the first place. TGDaily reported that some of… Read More

  • Sony looking to expand PlayStation Network to other hardware

    Sony recognizes that the PS3 hasn’t quite sold what it hoped (expected?) it would, and that this is a hinderance to the growth of the “brand” as a whole. Solution? Leverage all the other stuff Sony sells—Blu-ray players, HDTVs, etc.—and throw the PlayStation Network on there. That way, Sony can sell you hot content even if you’re not a PS3 owner. Read More

  • Yes! Marvel vs. Capcom 2 heading to Xbox Live, PSN this summer

    It’s time to get excited, friends. Not only will Capcom release Marvel vs. Capcom 2 on Xbox Live and PlayStation Network this summer, but it will release demo this Thursday. That means you only have to wait two days till you’re unleashing 100+ hit combos and trash talking like you never thought you could. Read More

  • Video: Sony PlayStation Network advert is less creepy more Zune-y

    It doesn’t quite have the magic or mystery of the PS3 adverts, but the PlayStation Network appears to have normal human beings who just hallucinate. This one actually reminds me of the artsy-fartsy Zune ads. Read More

  • There's still hope for PS2 backwards compatibility

    [photopress:ps22222.jpg,full,center] This month’s Electronic Gaming Monthly has an interview with PlayStation Network director Eric Lempell. Among other things, Lempell wants the world to know that PS3 backwards compatibility isn’t quite dead yet. (The 40GB PS3 killed backwards compatibility.) He says there may be a way through software emulation and other forms of wizardry for all… Read More

  • PlayStation Network cards getting passed around, could be in stores soon

    It looks like you’ll soon be able to buy stuff off the PlayStation Store with a gift card. The PlayStation Network card is making its way around to select journalists/writers/deadbeats, a possible indication that they’ll be released to the general public soon. The cards are useful for crazy people who are afriad of using their credit card online (such as my uncle) or for kids… Read More

  • PS3 Getting HD Content Downloads Soon?

    1UP.com recently spoke with Sony’s Phil Harrison about the future of the PS3 and what new releases to expect in 2007. Seems Sony is getting geared up to launch HD content on the Playstation Network with movies, music, and TV shows. Harrison also drops hints at bigger hard drives on the PS3 and goes on to let us all know that there won’t be a price cut anytime soon. After spending… Read More