Like a line of hard-marching Lemmings (or a swarm of Patapons), Sony’s countless, niggling enemies would like nothing better than to distract and steal the company’s hard-won fan base. The Playstation has long been the gold standard in console gaming, despite the Xbox’s recent challenges to the throne. And Sony does a good job. Graphics are better, gameplay is or can be more immersive, and in the… → Read More
It took them a while, but Sony today announced [JP] that they will fully restore all PlayStation Network services plus streaming media-on-demand service Qriocity in Japan this Wednesday. Sony’s home market is the last country in which the company is done picking up the pieces after that massive data breach from last April. → Read More
Following the security breach in the PlayStation network in April (77 million PlayStation Network user accounts were compromised), Sony saw a radical management reshuffle in its gaming division, Sony Computer Entertainment (SCEI), today. As you could expect, big S denies a connection between both incidents, but today’s decision probably doesn’t surprise anyone. → Read More
The PS Vita is coming relatively soon, but Sony Japan today announced [JP] something nice for all users still in need of a PSP: a total of three new PSP value packs. The bundles will include a PSP in Piano Black, Vibrant Blue, or Blossom Pink – and they might be the last ones you can get, at least before the Vita goes on sale. → Read More
Sony just announced that the Playstation Network is back up for almost everyone. People in Japan, Hong Kong, and Korea are, sadly, still SOL. → Read More
Like many of you, I have loved playing games on my phone ever since I got my first Nokia handset that came pre-loaded with Snake. Since then, mobile gaming has reached an entirely new level, and then when the smartphone appeared, a few more levels after that one. Still, no matter which handset you choose, your device is a phone first, and a portable gaming device second, or third, or fourth. → Read More
Sony is performing the old salt-in-the-wound trick by informing Bloomberg that the PSN/Quoricity outage should last another 22 days with an expected return date of May 31. This came from an interview with a Sony spokesman in a Bloomberg interview. Security is the key here. Sony is adopting new techniques and practices to beef up its online services and apparently that takes some time. → Read More
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 in Sony’s server… → Read More
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 whom have taken to Twitter and… → Read More
What’s the secret to FC Barcelona and Spain’s Xavi Hernández’s success? Simple: think “like PlayStation.” If only it were that easy, Xavi. (El Mundo Deportivo’d) → Read More
At their PSP2 launch event today, Sony did not only unveil the new device but also introduced “Playstation Suite”, a new cross-device game platform the company will use to bring Playstation 1 titles to Android phones and tablets (version 2.3 and up). In other words, Sony games will not exclusively be distributed to owners of the Playstation Phone that’s supposed to be officially announced next… → Read More
You’re now looking at a pair of Nike Air Force 1 sneakers. But these are special in that they have the classic PlayStation logo on them. You’ll be the coolest kid in Long Island City, the new new Williamsburg. → Read More
The idea of an Android-based Playstation phone doesn’t make a great deal of sense to me, and Sony Ericsson seem to agree with me — at least on the branding.
Today, CEO Bert Nordberg told the Wall Street Journal that the device will carry Xperia branding, rather than Playstation.
More interestingly, though, he alluded to a reveal at MWC 2011… → Read More
There’s no need to wait until September 19th to order your Playstation Move. Gamestop, Best Buy, and Amazon have ‘em in stock and are shipping them right now. Yep, you can order both the $99.99 Starter Bundle and $399 Playstation 3 320GB with Move along with all the accessories from the major retailers. Some Best Buy stores even list the hardware as “Available Now” even… → Read More
As anticipated, Sony’s motion control system, PlayStation Move, will be available exclusively for the PS3 at retail stores across North America on Sunday, September 19, later than expected but still way before Microsoft’ Kinect hits the market (coincidentally, I just played with Kinect for the first time this morning, courtesy of Microsoft, and absolutely loved it).
Anyway, PlayStation Move… → Read More
So you’re chilling at your friends house who has a kid and you and all your buds have turned on some LCD Soundsystem and are not drinking at all. → Read More
If you’ve been thinking about buying a Playstation Move (and I recommend at least trying it, it’s quite good), you probably have a few questions, ranging from the usual “what are the prices for bundles” to “can I change the color of the ball” and other more specific stuff. The official Playstation Blog has put together a pretty comprehensive FAQ for your convenience.
Here are a few highlights I… → Read More