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Sony E3 Press Conference 2011


Well it’s Sony’s turn to impress the audience and to see how they tackle the elephant in the room, the PSN hacking.

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Playstation Store Finally Back Up!

Playstation store is finally back online, and there is plenty of content to trawl through, amongst other things there is an Infamous 2 demo and No More Heroes – Paradise demo to check out. In addition if you are a Playstation Plus subscriber you can download Burnout Paradise for free.

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Sony Says “Welcome Back” But Is It Enough?

Playstation Network has now been offline since the 20th of April and will finally partially come back online this week. Sony’s second in command Kazuo Hirai has outlined how the company plans to ensure everything is safe in the future and what users will get as the “Welcome Back” package.

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Sony Screws Everything Up Big Time: It’s Worse Than You Think

So perhaps you PS3 users out there have been thinking: “PSN has been down for almost a week now. How could this get worse?”

It’s worse.

From the official Sony press release:

Although we are still investigating the details of this incident, we believe that an unauthorized person has obtained the following information that you provided: name, address (city, state, zip), country, email address, birthdate, PlayStation Network/Qriocity password and login, and handle/PSN online ID. It is also possible that your profile data, including purchase history and billing address (city, state, zip), and your PlayStation Network/Qriocity password security answers may have been obtained.

In other words, Sony’s security systems totally failed and all your account details are now in the hands of hackers. I know some people still don’t trust me after the “I’m leaving” joke, but this is real.

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Console Exclusives 2011

So another year comes around, and what do we have to look forward to then?

The console war rages on unabated, and we have another year of console exclusive titles to look forward to, that’s what! But what are they exactly? Well read on to find out.

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PlayStation Move: a review

MOVE

Surface Lizard spares no expense in his servitude to you good people. Without thought for self, I have purchased the PlayStation Move ‘starter kit’, as well as the secondary Navigation Controller. Not for my own flailing, gesticulating pleasure, but for the sake of information, and my beloved Veteran Gamers. Yes, motion control has been a concept that has existed in gaming for over two decades. Yes, Sony are aiming to capture a sliver of that market share pie that Nintendo’s imbecile-friendly Wii has all but monopolised. Yes, there will be direct competition, and doubtless manure-slinging rivalry, between Move and Kinect for those Christmas retail pounds. None of which matters. Can Move transform the PS3 into the console that ‘does everything’, as their marketing hyperbole claims? Do they have the technical nous to weather comparisons to the Wii Remote and Motion Plus? Does the glowing rubber bulb make you look like a dancer in a gay bar?

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Achievements Killed My Dog

DING! Achievement unlocked: agitated cat rescue. DING! You have earned a trophy: inappropriate salami use. Many behavioural psychologists would wring their hands in glee at the potential fees just waiting to be garnered from a generation of gamers driven almost to the heights of obsessive-compulsive mania by a digitised recognition for an in-game activity that, in the wider scale of the cosmos, is essentially meaningless. Before I get a little too existentialist, let me ask: are achievements and trophies a complete waste of time and energy? DING! Achievement unlocked: pretentious introduction 10G.

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