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Sony Makes $15M Settlement Over 2011 PSN Hack

In April of 2011, Sony’s PlayStation Network was hit with an “external intrusion,” prompting a massive shutdown amid concerns that personal information – possibly even credit card info – had been compromised. Those fears were eventually confirmed, as Sony admitted to a data breach. The PlayStation Network was down for nearly a month, slowly coming back online in mid-May. A …

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PlayStation Store Discounts Tomb Raider, Dungeons & Dragons In Second Week Of Holiday Sale

Last week, the PlayStation Store started up its weekly holiday sale where a number of games would be heavily discounted in the weeks leading up to Christmas. While last week’s sale had a number of great deals on some of the best RPGs of 2013, this week will appeal to a wider variety of gamers. Sony announced that this week’s …

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PlayStation Store To Heavily Discount Games For The Holidays

The best part about the holidays for gamers is the ridiculous amount of sales that take place between Black Friday and Christmas day. While Black Friday has already come and gone, we’re now in the second phase of the holiday sales season and Sony is already heavily discounting some of the year’s best games. In a post on the PlayStation …

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Sony Resetting Some PSN Passwords After Detecting “Irregular Activity”

It’s been two years now since the PSN was down for a month following an attack orchestrated by members of Anonymous. Since then, Sony has done everything in its power to protect its infrastructure and the accounts that reside on it. That sometimes includes resetting passwords without telling anybody about it until after the fact. Some PSN users tried to …

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Amazon Opens Its Own PlayStation Network Store

From its humble beginnings in 2006, the PlayStation Store has grown from one of the most basic digital storefronts into one of the best. Frequent sales, great selection and day one digital releases are all great reasons to shop on the PSN. Now it’s getting even better thanks to Amazon’s marketing muscle. Amazon unveiled its new PlayStation Network digital storefront …

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Every PS4 Comes With $10 PSN Credit, Free Month Of PS Plus

We’re only a week away from the launch of the PS4, but Sony still has some surprises in store for those who are buying the console during the launch window. Sony announced today that every PS4 sold will come with three vouchers that offer gamers a chance to try out some of the services that are integral to the PlayStation …

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Sony Takes Us Behind The Scenes Of Rain

Last year, Sony announced two new original titles from its Japanese development studios. The first was Puppeteer – a platformer featuring a small boy that has been turned into a puppet. The other was rain – an interesting puzzle/platformer game that features an invisible boy that can only be seen when he’s being rained upon. Puppeteer has received plenty of …

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LulzSec Hacker Responsible For Sony Hack Gets A Year In Prison

In 2011, LulzSec was a name that everybody knew. They were the hacking group behind the PlayStation Network hack of 2011 that brought the service down for more than a month. They were also responsible for a number of other attacks on companies over the course of a few months. Since then, the members of LulzSec have been rounded up …

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Sony Hit With $395K Fine Over PSN Hack From 2 Years Ago

PlayStation fans may remember a dark time from almost two years ago when the PSN went down for almost a month. The cause? A massive cyberattack that crippled the network and led to account details for over 77 million users to be stolen. It could be assumed that Sony has tried to put that nasty business behind it, but it’s …

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Final Fantasy Sale Coming to PSN in Europe This Week

Sony today announced that most of the Final Fantasy series titles that can be found in the PlayStation Store will be half-off this week. The sale will begin on Wednesday, January 23 after the lasest store update is complete. Most of the core Final Fantasy titles are included in the sale. Final Fantasy, Final Fantasy II, Final Fantasy V, Final …

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Demon’s Souls is Coming to PSN Next Week

It’s taken a while, but game publishers have finally come back around to the realization that gamers really are gluttons for punishment. Where early games such as Mega Man and Metroid were difficult and took many hours to master and beat, newer games generally provide players a clear run to the ending with plenty of nice content to experience along …

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Darkstalkers Resurrection Brings Back Capcom’s Best Fighting Franchise

Everybody has a favorite Capcom fighter. Some like the elegance of Street Fighter whereas others like the fast and furious gameplay of Marvel vs. Capcom 3. As for me, I was always a fan of Darkstalkers. Capcom created one of the most eclectic lineup of characters in its horror-themed fighter. Now it’s coming back in a big way. Capcom announced …

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