The company did not disclose how many users were affected, nor what the exact nature of the activity was.
During its annual pre-Tokyo Games Show press conference on Monday, the company unveiled a new device called PlayStation Vita TV, a ‘microconsole’ that will allow you to play PlayStation Vita games on your TV and will let PS4 owners stream games to other TVs in the house.
As Sony rebrands its online offerings, Sony Network Entertainment could prove an important platform for delivering music to consumers through a host of devices.
For a pastime primarily concerned with having fun, video games sure know how to push the wrong buttons. And while 2011 was relatively tame — no Grand Theft Auto title was released, for instance, though we did see a new Mortal Kombat — there were still plenty of reasons to get mad about games this year.
From an unprecedented security breach to mobile-gaming mudslinging, here are the topics that kept us talking.
Tokyo-based game publisher Nexon says a security breach discovered last week has put personal information from millions of accounts at risk.
Just as Sony was starting to put the consumer badwill of this year’s hacking fiasco behind it, it goes and slips a change into the terms of service for the PlayStation Network. In this opinion piece, Chris Morris takes a look.
Sometimes you have to wonder if Sony even bothers to run things by its public relations department before taking action.
Just as the company was starting to put the consumer badwill of this year’s hacking fiasco behind it, it goes and slips a change into the terms of service for the PlayStation Network – and the masses began to howl once more.
Sony has amended the user agreement it requires gamers to digitally sign off on before they can access the online functionality of the PS3 — and it’s got a whopper of a change intended to dissuade players from litigating.
Reuters reports the three suspected members of the loose hacker alliance known as Anonymous are being charged with cyber-attacks against Sony, governments, businesses and banks.
The ever-creeping deadline to get the PlayStation Network fully operational has crept a little further out – but the company says it’s now confident everything will be up and running by the end of the week.
Sony, in a blog posting, said Monday that it expects to have its online service fully operational by the end of the week. That’s a few days later than the previous vow to have it up and running by the end of the day – and more than a week later than it told developer partners it hoped to have the PlayStation Store operational again.
The electronics giant issued an earnings warning Monday, noting that early estimates on the cost of the PlayStation Network breach have hit about $172 million. And that figure could increase in the months to come.