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Sony Chief Defends Response to PlayStation Data Breach
Over the weekend Sony finally brought its PlayStation Network back online after attackers forced it to shut down for almost a month. Now the companys top managers are defending their response to the attack, which some say was too slow.. Howard Stringer, Sonys chief executive, argued that Sony had responded to the attack in a timely manner and regularly shared information with customers.
Amid the Frills of Asteroids, a Classic Treat
PLAYING the new version of Asteroids, you realize that the biggest difference between this game and the original arcade classic isnt the 3-D graphics, the hopped-up special effects or the orchestral score. Its the context. Twenty years have passed since Asteroids was first released. In 1979, oil prices were shooting up, and the fallout from Three Mile Island was floating down. Margaret Thatcher had just been elected. Iranians were holding hostages in Teheran. Girls were wearing designer jeans, and Blondies Heart of Glass was on the radio. Saturday Night Live was still funny. The first NASA shuttle had yet to be launched, space was still mysterious and inspiring.. J C Herz (Game Theory) article evaluates new version of CD-ROM game Asteroids, which was first released in 1979; says biggest difference between this game and the original arcade classic is not the 3-D graphics, its the impact of new technology during this time; game is published by Playstation and sells for $39.95; photos (M)
That Old PlayStation Can Aid Science
News of Dr. Khannas success in building a supercomputer using only PlayStation 3 video game consoles had spread quickly; the students, a lot of them gamers, just wanted to gape at the sight of nearly 200 consoles stacked on one another. ���It caused.
Bigger, Bolder, Faster, Weirder
WHEN things got out of hand -- I mean out of hand -- was when Phillip Michael Thomas came into the picture and bodies started flying. The man had been invisible since the days of Miami Vice and Ronald Reagan, and yet here he was, cursing a blue streak and wearing a white suit that hadnt been current in at least as long. And he was jacking cars and menacing pedestrians. I did what anybody would do under the circumstances. I jacked a fire engine.. Profiles and interview with Britons Terry Donovan and Sam Houser, partners behind PlayStations latest video game Grand Theft Auto: Vice City; photos (M)
Christmas Present: Sony Playstation Network Down Again This Morning.
UPDATE: 9:18 DEC. 25 After recovering from about a six-hour or so outage last night, the PlayStation Network is back down again this morning, it appears. And the hacker collective claiming credit for the outage said it also has taken down rival Xbox.
The PlayStation is 20 years old today | The Verge
Today, December 3rd, Sony celebrates 20 years since the PlayStation went on sale in Japan. And theres much to celebrate; the brand is resurgent, with the PlayStation 4 enjoying a phenomenal first.
PlayStation 4 is just $349 at Best Buy, with a copy of Destiny
If youre looking for a last minute deal on a PlayStation 4, Best Buy is selling the console for just $349.99 in a trio of configurations, including the glacier white version of the console that includes a copy of Bungies Destiny. Thats $100 off.
The Grinch is in: Playstation, Xbox suffer outages
Sonys PlayStation and Microsofts Xbox were partially inaccessible to users on Wednesday and Thursday, as frustrated holiday gift recipients discovered they were unable to connect with the gaming networks. Microsoft issued a service alert, warning.
PlayStation Turns 20, PS4 20th Anniversary Edition Revealed
Hello PlayStation.Blog readers! Today is a very special moment in our history. Its been 20 years since the launch of the original PlayStation, which released in Japan on December 3rd, 1994. It seems like only yesterday!
Gran Turismo 5 Is Delayed Again
The announcement from Sony on Wednesday morning has a familiar whiff: Gran Turismo 5 delayed.. Sony announced that the latest version of the popular racing simulator would be pushed from its Nov. 2 release date to this holiday season.
Heres everything Sony showed at the PlayStation.
Sony just held the keynote for its first-ever PlayStation Experience fan event, and the company didnt hold back on game previews -- it showed dozens of titles that will be hitting the PS3, PS4 and PS Vita in the months ahead.
Congress Asks Sony to Address Unanswered Questions
A House subcommittee sent a followup letter to Sony on Tuesday after the company failed to answer a number of questions regarding an attack on its PlayStation Network last month.. A House subcommittee sent a second letter to Sony asking the company to answer questions about a data breach.
PlayStation 5 Could Be A Cloud-Based Gaming Platform
Sony Corporation (NYSE:SNE)(TYO:6758) has tasted humongous success with its PlayStation 4 gaming console. PS4 has outsold Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT)s Xbox One for most of the year by 2-to-1. The Xbox One sales exceeded PlayStation 4 .
Sony Unveils the PlayStation Vita, a New Portable Gaming Device
Here are some first reactions to Sonys $250 PlayStation Vita (PSVita), the former NGP, unveiled Monday at E3 in Los Angeles, and in stores later this year. On first glance, PS Vita (the short name) looks like a wide-body version PSP, with a bright (OLED), large (5-inch) touch screen.. Sony unveiled its latest portable-gaming device, the PlayStation Vita on Monday. Heres a closer look at it.
Get PlayStation Customer Support Over the Holidays.
Support MVPs: You probably already know that PlayStation owners are the most passionate and knowledgeable gamers out there, but did you know theyre also incredibly helpful? Our Support MVPs are seasoned gamers��.
For a Bills Fan, a Glimmer of Hope
On Sunday, the Bills (2-0) will try to reverse a humiliating 15-game losing-streak against the mighty Patriots (2-0) at Ralph Wilson Stadium in Orchard Park. Since beating the Pats, 16-13 in an overtime thriller on Nov. 5, 2000, the team has lost 20 of its last 21 games to their division foe in a stretch where the Patriots have taken home the Vince Lombardi trophy three times while the Bills have failed to make the playoffs even once.. Buffalo is 2-0 and faces the Patriots Sunday. Will luck (or Luck) be on their side?
Denver man finds a box full of rocks in the PlayStation 4 bundle he bought at.
DENVER - Imagine the surprise when a Denver man opened his PlayStation 4 and found a box of rocks. Igor Baksht bought a PlayStation 4 bundle at the Walmart in Stapleton last Friday. He said an employee who got it out of the locked cabinet told him the .
On Eve of Le Mans, American Wins GT Academy
While the worlds attention was trained on the data security perils of networked video gaming, one enthusiast was riding his Sony PlayStation skills into the seat of a professional racecar.. Bryan Heitkotter of Fresno, Calif., will race nonvirtual Nissans after besting the pack at a racing combine presented by the Sony PlayStation video game console.
The 12 deals of Christmas #12 - PlayStation.Blog.Europe
We made it, eleven deals down and one simply epic set of deals to go! We have a real Christmas cracker to finish up so all that is left for me to say is from all at PlayStation Store, have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New��.
PlayStation 4 20th Anniversary Edition revealed.
Sporting the same Original Grey finish as the original PlayStation and packaged in a commemorative box, PlayStation 4 20th Anniversary Edition will be priced at ���499 and limited to 12,300 units worldwide, reflecting the��.
Sony Forms Joint Ventures in China for PlayStation
The Japanese company and Shanghai Oriental Pearl Group will create two ventures, one for making PlayStation consoles and the other for games.. Sony will set up two joint ventures to make and market PlayStation consoles and games in China.
Sony to Cut TV, Smartphone Lineup; Sees Growth in PlayStation, Image Sensors
Japans loss-making Sony Corp plans to slash its TV and mobile phone product line-ups to cut costs, counting on multi-billion dollar revenue surges for its buoyant PlayStation 4 and image sensor businesses over the next three years.
PlayStation Now is Coming to Samsung TVs in 2015.
PlayStation Now, Sonys game streaming service, is coming to Samsung Smart TVs in the first half of 2015. Itll be available as an app accessible via the Smart Hub interface on supported televisions. Players need to provide��.
Pricing for Sonys PlayStation Vita
LAS VEGAS - When Sonys new portable device, the PlayStation Vita, arrives in American stores on Feb. 22, customers will have the option to buy two data plans from AT&T to play games online anywhere they are.. Sony announces pricing plans for its PlayStation Vita on AT&T. The device is to arrive in American stores on Feb. 22.
PSN Down Reports Coming in From Users, PlayStation Says Its Offline (Update)
The PSN is still Offline, with Ask PlayStation saying, ���We dont have an ETA [for a fix], please try again later and thank you for your patience.��� Meanwhile, for those of you wondering when the movie The Interview will be available on PlayStation, Ask .
PlayStation Now Turns Samsung Smart TVs Into Game Consoles
You can get the best of both worlds when Sony and Samsung jointly launch the PlayStation Now game streaming service on select Samsung Smart TVs next year. This partnership means television owners in the U.S. and Canada will have access to hundreds .
Sony Says Parts of PlayStation Network Will Be Back Online This Week
Hackers infiltrated the service, making off with detailed personal information and forcing a catastrophic system shutdown.
PlayStation Experience: Panel and Livestream Schedules.
Just a few more days until PlayStation Experience takes over Las Vegas! As promised, heres the full schedule for panels for on-site PlayStation Experience attendees; see below for our planned livestream content schedule,��.
PlayStation game-streaming service comes to Samsung.
Sony isnt afraid to partner with competitors if it means getting PlayStation Now in more homes, apparently. The outfit just announced that its teaming with Samsung to bake the PlayStation game-streaming service into some of��.
PlayStation to Stream Pro Baseball
The electronics maker signed a deal with Major League Baseball to offer live Web video streams of out-of-market games to PlayStation owners.
Sony PlayStation Phone: It Lives!
The folks at Sony Ericsson have engaged in the sort of experimentation that got Victor Frankenstein in trouble. They have combined a phone and a PlayStation-style keypad to create a gaming phone. Here you may imagine an evil laugh and crash of thunder if you wish.. The Sony Ericsson Experia Play combines a phone and a PlayStation-style keypad to create a gaming phone.
Games With Gold Vs. PlayStation Plus For January 2015
The Xbox Games with Gold and partial PlayStation Plus Instant Game Collection lists are out for January 2015. As we do every month, we take a look at what the.
Why Sony didnt learn from its 2011 hack
Between April and May 2011, Sony Computer Entertainments online gaming service, PlayStation Network, and its streaming media service, Qriocity���plus Sony Online Entertainment, the companys in-house game developer and publisher���were hacked by .
PlayStation game-streaming service comes to Samsung smart TVs in 2015
Sony isnt afraid to partner with competitors if it means getting PlayStation Now in more homes, apparently. The outfit just announced that its teaming with Samsung to bake the PlayStation game-streaming service into some of the rival electronics.
PlayStation Now coming to Samsung TVs next year
PlayStation Now, a service that allows users to stream PS3 games over the Internet, will come to a few Samsung smart TVs in early 2015. PlayStation Now lets gamers play without any additional hardware besides a big screen and a controller.
Fighters Customizable for Combat
FIGHTER MAKER does for martial arts what a deejays turntable does for records: it takes you from simple play into a playground of mixing, matching, sampling, editing and recombination. On the surface, its a typical combat game with the standard multicultural cast: black belts from China and Japan, a Thai kick boxer, a Brazilian capoeria champ, a curvy blond commando from the United States and a pro wrestler from Saudi Arabia. In this rainbow of fighting styles, every martial artist has a unique set of punches, blocks, kicks and throws, not to mention special combinations and victory poses.. Fighter Maker, computer game published by Agetec for Playstation, is combat game featuring range of martial arts; photos (M)
PlayStation Now Coming To Samsung Smart TVs in 2015
Sony Computer Entertainment and Samsung Electronics are partnering to bring game streaming to Smart TVs in the first half of 2015, Sony announced today. The PlayStation Now service, which will allow TV owners to play hundreds of PlayStation 3 games .
PlayStation is now Sonys top priority - Engadget
Of that number, just 8,000 people make up Sony Computer Entertainment -- whats better known as the PlayStation brand. And that small group of people is now largely responsible for the near future of the mothership. In short��.
Sonys New PlayStation Portable
NGP (Next Generation Portable) is Sonys code name for the successor to the companys PSP Go portable gaming system.. The Next Generation Portable is a prototype, but one that gives a clear picture of Sonys next move in portable gaming.
PlayStation celebrates its 20th birthday with a retro-themed.
Happy Birthday, PlayStation! Its been twenty years since the first Sony console, and to celebrate its two-decade run, SCE has decked its fourth-generati.
PlayStation Blogcast 147: Lets Talk GOTY ��� PlayStation.Blog
Happy holidays! As the year comes to a close, we pick our Game of the Year contenders for 2014 before we roll out the official selections next year. Everything from indie darlings to the big, AAA shooters are up for��.
PlayStation Now Coming to Samsung TVs
Sonys PlayStation Now streaming service broke new ground earlier this year when it let consumers play full-fledged PlayStation games on a television ��� without a console. Now, it will expand its reach beyond Sony TVs and into Samsung territory. The.
With PlayStation 4, Sony Aims for Return to Glory
Sony held a gathering in New York City to introduce its new PlayStation, but it did not unveil the console and did not say when it would go on sale.. Sony holds gathering in New York City to introduce its new PlayStation 4, but does not unveil the console or say when it will go on sale; console will have difficult time, as industry sales peaked in 2008 with 55 million units, falling to 34 million in 2012.
Youre Invited: PlayStation Experience Event in December.
Here we go! Im happy to announce our very first PlayStation Experience, a massive two-day community event dedicated to the people who bring PlayStation to life: you! Weve been planning this bad boy for some time��� and��.
Sony Unveils Web-Based TV Service PlayStation Vue
Sony Network Entertainment International LLC, a unit of Sony Corp of America, unveiled a new cloud-based TV service, PlayStation Vue, expected to be commercially launched during the first quarter of 2015.
The Drop: New PlayStation Games for 12/23/2014.
Oh hi! Happy Holidays, PlayStation friends. I hope youre curled up beneath a blanket, sipping hot chocolate, and dreamily lazily as snowflakes brush your window. If you live in a warm climate, then I hope you��� are keeping��.
Reactions to the PlayStation-Less PlayStation 4 Event
. The reaction to the Sony PlayStation 4 announcement, with no device to show, was not gentle.
Sony Says PlayStation Hacker Got Personal Data
The company said an “unauthorized person” had obtained information, possibly including credit card numbers.
List Of Free PlayStation, Xbox Games For January 2015 Is Out
Next month, Microsoft will be offering new games for Xbox One and Xbox 360, while Sony is set to release free games for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita. According to Major Nelson, Xbox 360 owners will get MX vs.ATV Alive as the first .
Feature: Boxing Day 2014 Deals - Every PS4, PS3, and PlayStation Vita Sale
This includes the bundle boasting a choice of four different digital games. [ Link to the deals ]; There are a slew of titles discounted on the North American PlayStation Store right now. From an uber-cheap Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes through to.
PlayStation Now Coming To Samsung Smart TVs in 2015.
Sony Computer Entertainment and Samsung Electronics are partnering to bring game streaming to Smart TVs in the first half of 2015, Sony announced today. The PlayStation Now service, which will allow TV owners to play��.
The Interview available on Xbox Video but not PlayStation Store, coming to PSN.
The film is now available on YouTube, Google Play and Microsofts Xbox Video, but not Video Unlimited, which offers movies and television shows through the PlayStation Store on PlayStation Network. One week ago, Sony canceled The Interviews wide .