Sony’s PSN service is slowly coming back to life, much to the enjoyment of those who have been without online access from those with PS3s for several weeks. It will take some time for everything to be back to normal, but until then, Sony is giving away a slew of free PSN items and two… Continue reading Sony finally flips the switch on PSN, floods users with freebies, free games
Sony was threatened, credit card numbers were stolen, gamers were frustrated, and Sony still doesn’t have a clue about what is going on. And yet the train wreck — also known as Sony’s PSN service — continues to take its toll on gamers. So, if anyone out there was hopeful for a return of multiplayer… Continue reading Sony: we are “uncertain” (have no clue) when PSN is coming back
Sony has been beaten up pretty badly lately, but this is kicking ’em while they’re down: hackers have compromised Sony Online Entertainment, which provide access to several online MMOs. Not only that, but hackers could have potentially stolen credit card data from those accounts as well. Sony is still investigating. Sony was quicker to respond… Continue reading Hackers compromise Sony Online Entertainment, Sony shuts it down
Oh, Sony. The venerable old company – who have actually done some smart things lately – have gone and shot themselves in the foot. First, they have demanded that Google hand over the IP addresses of anyone who commented on or like a private YouTube video detailing how to hack the PS3. They are also… Continue reading Justice! Sony Do Something Evil, Pwn Themselves
Hey there. This is a photographic collection of pixels whose purpose it is to show you what the 33rd-largest computer in the world looks like. I hope it’s doing its job. Seriously, though, this thing is a beast. Made of 1760 Playstation 3s, the behemoth harnesses the power of “168 separate graphical processing units and… Continue reading 1760 PS3s Join Forces To Create One Helluva Big Computer
With the recent successful launches of Microsoft’s Kinect and Sony’s Playstation Move, it is now more likely that this generation of consoles will last longer than in the past. While previously, a 5 or 6 year cycle has been the norm, it’s conceivable that this generation might go longer – maybe 7 or 8 years… Continue reading Why Next-Gen Consoles Will Be About The Network, Not Hardware
It is, I admit, sometimes hard not to feel sorry for Sony. The electronics giant, who own some of the most recognizable brands in the industry, is, to put it mildly, no longer the industry leader it once was. To be sure, they have gotten themselves out the rut they have been in for years.… Continue reading Sony’s Five Biggest (Recent) Mistakes
Though recently it has been the smartphone market that has garnered the most attention in the tech world, the arrival of a revamped – if slightly disappointing – Apple TV is a reminder that the living room is the next big play for digital transformation. Think about it: unlike so many other sectors of society,… Continue reading Who Will Own The Living Room? Apple, Google, Sony or Microsoft?
The Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) used to be the most important day within the game industry for publishers, developers, and consumers, but numerous issues over the years had taken away the spectacle’s appeal. This year’s E3, however, certainly had the emotion behind it to propel it back to its former greatness. Unfortunately, “great” isn’t quite… Continue reading E3 2010: The Biggest Disappointment In E3 History?
Dear Game Publishers, what are you thinking? For years, loyal supporters of your games have dealt with ridiculous price increases, overpriced downloadable content, and silly DRM schemes. Yet now, in these most critical times for the game industry, your idea of repaying them is to make us pay even more? Really? Furthermore — stooping to… Continue reading Open Letter to the Game Publishers: Stop Raping Gamers’ Wallets!