PS3

  • Reminder From Sony: Don't Give Your Credit Card Number To Strangers


    Sony has released a brief update on its security situation, assuring people that their passwords were indeed hashed and are likely inaccessible. They also note, and this is important, they will not be contacting anyone and asking for card number, social security number, or other such information. If anyone calls or emails you (and they might), it’s not Sony. Stay safe out there, kids! Read More

  • Sony Says PSN Services Will Resume Shortly, Offers Apology

    As the initial hysteria (mostly justified) surrounding the Sony PSN breach subsides, more measured estimates of the damage are appearing, but more serious questions are becoming relevant. It’s still too early to be sure what the extent of the damage is, but the early and sensational estimates (propagated before Sony announced relevant numbers) seem to be giving way to a more complex… Read More

  • 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

  • More PSN Developments: FBI, Credit Card Databases, And Hard Questions For Sony

    The PSN debacle is continually evolving as the extent of the damage is made clear, though it should be noted that we’re still in the early stages and a lot of what’s out there is guesswork and hearsay. The good news is that the FBI is on the case, and a number of more local authorities are taking action as well. The bad news is that the hackers may in fact have the credit card… Read More

  • PSN Breach: Credit Cards Encrypted, Other Things Not So Much

    This information was in the link I put earlier, but just so it’s clear: Sony states that all credit card information in their breached database was indeed encrypted, though the “personal data” wasn’t. What does that mean? Read More

  • First Lawsuit Filed Against Sony For PSN Breach


    There’s just no way around it. Sony really screwed up. And not just in the way they consistently have in the past. I mean big time. The outage that started last week and was finally addressed yesterday is worse than anyone expected, and naturally, someone has already sued. The lawsuit alleges that Sony was both remiss in its security responsibilities and its duty to inform its customers… Read More

  • "Industry Sources" Say New Xbox And Playstation Not Coming Until 2014

    Although the chatter around the games industry indicates that E3 will bring a new console from Nintendo — and its rumored features are getting a little ridiculous. But what of the Xbox 360 and PS3? Is it time for them to get a refresh? Not quite, says one insider. Read More

  • Sony Sells 8 Million Moves, 50 Million PS3s Worldwide

    Things are going great for Sony. It settled that icky business with GeoHot, and now it’s flying high on the sales of its PS3 and accessories. The Move, which came out last September, has now sold 8 million units as of April 3. Compare this to Microsoft’s Kinect, which sold a cool 10 million units as of early March. Read More

  • Steam's The Real Deal For PS3 Portal 2

    Attention! Valve has announced exactly how Portal 2‘s Steam features will work on the PS3. PS3 gamers can look forward to cross-platform (with the PC) matchmaking and gameplay, real-time chat, Steam achievements, and access to the Steam Cloud for game saves. Read More

  • Sony, GeoHot Settle PS3 Hacking Case

    Sony and GeoHot have officially settled their differences. A notice on the PlayStation Blog notes that Sony Computer Entertainment America and George Hotz have reached a settlement in the case. No monetary terms were mentioned. Read More

  • Anonymous Targets Sony Over PS3 Hacking

    A congratulations are in order for Sony. Thanks to the company’s dogged pursuit of the likes of GeoHot and Graf_Chokolo (and, apparently, anyone who has seen jailbreak-related information), Anonymous has said that it will “experience [its] wrath.” Probably not a good time to be Sony, no. Read More