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Playstation Network Hacked

Submitted by: XiFher @ 11:20 AM | Wednesday, April 27, 2011 | (url: http://www.wired....)

Sony thinks an unauthorized person now has access to all PlayStation Network account information and passwords, and may have obtained the credit card numbers of the services 70 million users.

The PlayStation maker said it believes hackers now have access to customers vital information, including names, birthdates, physical and e-mail addresses, and PlayStation Network/Qriocity passwords, logins, handles and online IDs.

Credit card information, purchase histories and other profile data stored on the PlayStation Network servers also could be compromised, the Japanese company said in a lengthy blog post Tuesday afternoon...continue article

Department of Defense Buys 2,2000 PS3s

Submitted by: XTasy @ 01:05 AM | Monday, November 30, 2009 | (url:

Apparently the Department of Defense believes that PS3s are a better value when it comes to supercomputers than IBM products specifically designed for the purpose. Granted recent price drops probably didn't hurt in justifying a 2,200 console order either.

This isn't the first time that the DoD is using PS3 consoles for supercomputing. In fact, these 2,200 units are going to be added to an existing Linux cluster of 336 PS3s used by the United States Air Force. According to Justification Review Documents, the purchase is all about getting the best value out the DoD's budget:

With respect to cell processors, a single 1U server configured with two 3.2GHz cell processors can cost up to $8K while two Sony PS3s cost approximately $600. Though a single 3.2 GHz cell processor can deliver over 200 GFLOPS, whereas the Sony PS3 configuration delivers approximately 150 GFLOPS, the approximately tenfold cost difference per GFLOP makes the Sony PS3 the only viable technology for HPC applications.

I'm all for balancing cost and features, but isn't it just a bit curious that someone thought to save on upgrading the supercomputer just after Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 was released?

Sony launches PlayStation 'Home' Virtual Community

Submitted by: DVADER @ 10:04 AM | Thursday, December 11, 2008 | (url: http://money.cnn....)

Sony Corp.'s much delayed virtual community for owners of its PlayStation 3 game console will start worldwide Thursday, but it's unlikely to attract many newcomers to the machine, company officials said.

The free-of-charge PlayStation Home service is mainly meant to make gaming more fun for people who already own the PS3, they said.

Junji "JB" Shoda, a Sony Computer Entertainment Japan vice president, who oversees Home, said Wednesday the service isn't meant to rival virtual worlds like Linden Lab's "Second Life," which can be played on personal computers and has drawn millions of people.

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Strong October NPD defies market plunge

Submitted by: DudeofDeath @ 11:34 AM | Friday, November 14, 2008 | (url: http://www.gamesp...)

US gaming industry sees 18 percent year-over-year growth to $1.31 billion; Fable II tops software, Wii retains hardware crown, while Xbox 360 outsells PS3 nearly 2 to 1.

Nintendo DS--491,000
Xbox 360--371,000
PlayStation Portable--193,000
PlayStation 3--190,000
PlayStation 2--136,000

PS3 2.41 firmware out now

Submitted by: KnightMare @ 04:20 PM | Tuesday, July 8, 2008 | (url: http://www.engadg...)

Sony's 2.41 firmware update for the PS3 is apparently out and riding the network updates. This according to our readers and those of the official PlayStation Blog. Now deep breath, install, and hope your system doesn't hang like it did for the few 2.40 unfortunates.

Overlord Raising Hell Demo Comes To the PS3 System Today

Submitted by: jamesjimmy @ 10:14 AM | Thursday, May 15, 2008 | (url: http://bittdaily....)

In the demo, players don the Overlords illustrious armour and embark on a session of serious destruction in the once tranquil area of the Mellow Hills. As the delightfully despotic Overlord, players are supported by the Minions, a raucous horde of impish creatures. The Minions are more than willing to act as instructed, no matter how unpleasant that may be for the unsuspecting populace and, most notably, the local wildlife. Check out some new screenshots here

3 new MGS4 Trailers

Submitted by: KnightMare @ 03:48 PM | Tuesday, May 13, 2008 | (url:

3 new MGS4 trailers from the game's wrap party in Japan today.

Analyst: HD DVD demise hasn't meant scramble for Blu-ray

Submitted by: DudeofDeath @ 07:56 PM | Wednesday, April 30, 2008 | (url:

(AP) -- Sales of Blu-ray disc players haven't been helped by maker Toshiba's capitulation over producing the rival HD DVD format, research firm NPD Group said Wednesday.

PlayStation "Home" Delayed again

Submitted by: DudeofDeath @ 09:24 AM | Wednesday, April 23, 2008 | (url: http://www.msnbc....)

"Home" had originally been scheduled for launch in late 2007 but was delayed until early 2008. Now Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. plans to open up an early version of the virtual universe in the second half of 2008.

The delay is another setback to Sony, which has much riding on the PS3 but faces fierce competition from Microsoft's XBox 360 and Nintendo's Wii.

PS3 to Support DTS-HD Master Audio

Submitted by: DudeofDeath @ 10:51 PM | Thursday, April 10, 2008 | (url: http://www.dailyt...)

"Further cementing its reputation for being the most capable and versatile Blu-ray Disc player on the market, an upcoming PlayStation 3 firmware update will introduce DTS-HD Master Audio and DTS-HD High Resolution Audio support to the console". - Daily Tech

Hands-On with Metal Gear Solid 4

Submitted by: KnightMare @ 12:14 PM | Thursday, April 3, 2008 | (url: http://www.gamepr...)

Nestled in the snowy heart of Nasu, Japan, Konami and Kojima Productions recently held a secret "boot camp" where the companies showed off a nearly complete version of the anticipated PlayStation 3 action-epic Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots. Only a handful of gaming insiders were invited, but GamePro was there to get exclusive access to an enormous portion of the game. This is our report, complete with extensive hands-on impressions.

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[PS360] GTA IV Multiplayer Modes

Submitted by: Evil Light Bulb @ 11:40 AM | Friday, March 14, 2008 | (url: http://www.gta4.n...)

Compared to the previous games GTA IV will be looking to significantly expand its base multiplayer options. This time around up to 16 players will be able to play together in 15 multiplayer modes ranging from Races to Cops N Crooks. All of these modes will feature a robust set of customizable options that can be set by the host. Players will also be able to fully customize their online characters so there won't be 16 Nikos running around.

If the game hits PCs as expected later this year these built in features will no doubt be a boon to the mod community.

PS3 Outsells XBox 360 Again in February NPD

Submitted by: DudeofDeath @ 11:11 AM | Friday, March 14, 2008 | (url: http://www.gamasu...)


Software: $668.7m ( 47%)
Hardware: $480.0 million ( 19%)
Accessories: $185.3m ( 36%)
Total Games: $1.33 billion ( 34%)


Nintendo DS - 587.6K (from 251K)
Wii - 432K (from 274K)
PlayStation 2 - 351.8K
PlayStation 3 - 280.8K (from 269K)
Xbox 360 - 254.6K (from 230K)
PSP - 243.1K (from 230K)

Has XBox 360 past it's prime?

Submitted by: DudeofDeath @ 03:09 PM | Friday, February 29, 2008 | (url:

Seven years after the introduction of its first console, Microsoft is waging a new war with Xbox 360 against itself. Phil Spencer, the general manager of Microsoft Game Studios Europe, believes the war can still be won. - NG

[PS3] 80GB BC MGS4 DS3 = $499.99

Submitted by: Evil Light Bulb @ 03:36 PM | Tuesday, February 26, 2008 | (url:

Sony made several announcements today sure to receive varying levels of enthusiasm. First, the Dual Shock 3 will hit store shelves in April (to coincide with GT5:P) and will retail at $54.99. They followed that up by anouncing a red God of War PSP bundle that will arrive in March. Finally, they unveiled the follow-up to the now defunct 80GB sku. A new sku with the same semi-hardware backwards compatibility, Dual Shock 3 packed in AND Metal Gear Solid 4 included. This bundle will be available starting mid-June.