All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘PSN’

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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Tokyo Jungle Launch Trailer Released

While we’re all waiting those last few weeks until the year’s major holiday launch titles begin rolling out, it’s good to remember that many of the most popular games of the past few years have been quirky indie titles. Keeping that in mind, the latest trailer for Tokyo Jungle has just been released. The game invites players to take on …

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Anonymous Probably Didn’t Hack The PSN Again

Here we go again. The Twitter feed for YourAnonNews just alerted everybody to a PasteBin dump that claims to have hacked the PSN. The guy behind it says that he’s not on Twitter, Facebook or IRC. I’ve never heard of an Anonymous member not on IRC, but let’s indulge him for now. Follow @YourAnonNews Anonymous @YourAnonNews .@Sony Hacked, @PlayStation Network …

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PS3 To Get Increased PS2 Library….In Japan

That day that a lot of people have been waiting for is finally upon us. The day that you can go to the PSN store and download your favorite game from 10 years ago. If you live in Japan that is. In a “what the hell is your problem Sony” moment, the video game giant announced that their “Game Archives” …

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PS Vita Firmware Update v1.8 To Add PS1 Support

Maybe Sony is listening after all? After a very long time and a lot of griping by fans, Sony has finally announced an upcoming firmware update for the Playstation Vita that will allow it to play Playstation One games. This, mind you, should have been available since day one. The lack of the ability to play these game has certainly …

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PS Plus Instant Games For July Gets Detailed

The Playstation Plus program was invented to both get some extra cash for Playstation, and to give the loyal followers a discount program. During E3 they announced a semi-revamp to the program that was going to feature 3 new games every month in a rotating format. The initial offering was amazing with 4 full PS3 games including LittleBig Planet 2, …

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PSN Summer Sale Means up to 50% Off Games Next Week

Summer can be a bleak time for gamers. The blockbuster titles that were delayed past last year’s holiday release dates have already came and went, and its far too early for publishers to begin hyping this year’s holiday line-up. It’s a sort of gaming limbo that leaves gamers searching through indie titles and older, classic games for gems they may …

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Youtube App For PS Vita Now Available

I have written quite a bit about the problems that the Playstation Vita has been having. Since the launch of the handheld system, the numbers of units purchased has been completely underwhelming. Besides the complete lack of abundant AAA titles that the playstation brand has become synonymous with, the other thing they have been missing is awesome apps. They have …

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PS3 System Software Update (v4.20) Out On June 26th

One of the biggest gripes about the Playststion 3 has been that sometimes it feels like every single time you turn on the system you have to do a system update. This is mainly due to super tough security standards that Sony has on its system. This is especially true if you either do not play very much, or you …

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Rainbow Moon JRPG Coming To PSN On July 10th

One of the biggest gripes this generation of consoles across the board is the complete lack of JRPGs (Japanese role playing games ala Final Fantasy). The Playstation 2 had tons of them, Nintendo was known for them for years, but it seems that people have lost their thirst for a good grind fest like the Tales games or Final Fantasy …

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Battlefield 3 to Have First Premium Double XP Event

Battlefield 3: Premium has promised a lot of things in its infancy. One of those things that they promised were premium only special events like double XP weekends. Today we get news that the very first event is going to take place this weekend. This follows last weekends double XP event that was open to everyone onwhat was more than …

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Starhawk Releases Companion App For iOS and Android

The new Playstation 3 exclusive game called Starhawk has announced that they have released a companion app for the iOS and Android operating systems. The app, titled the “Uplink App,” makes it so you can easily check out detailed player and clan stats, while staying current on the all of the latest Starhawk announcements and news. The app features a …

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The Walking Dead Among PSN Best Sellers in May

Every now and then it is good to follow trends in gaming. While a top selling game doesn’t always indicate a top quality game, sometimes people are purchasing them for a reason. Last months playstation Network top downloads has The Walking Dead at the top of the list. And for good reason. The storyline is intriguing and the price is …

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Absurdly Late PS Store Update Features Gravity Rush

Some days here at WebProNews, we sit around and wonder why Sony does things the way that they do. Some days it boggles our minds how they could ever let a Playstation Store update ever post as late as 10:00PM? I mean, it is not like this is the first or second time that they have done this. They now …

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DUST 54 In Closed Beta, Open Beta Starts June 29th

EVE is getting a much needed high profile boost when the PS3/PS Vita game titled “DUST 514” comes out. The game will be directly connected to the ever expanding world of EVE and will feature missions dictated by the PC game. What happens in DUST 514 will directly connect to EVE and vice versa. The closed beta is going on …

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Playstation Plus Revamp… Tons Of Free games

We heard a rumor that there was a fairly big change to the way that Sony uses it’s Playstation Plus program. At the heart of this rumor was that Sony was going to start offering a ton more free games than they use to. Like up to 61 more free “A” type games a year. This rumor has been confirmed …

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Sony’s 2012 E3 Conference Featuring The Last of Us

Sony has had a fairly big year. The coup of sorts by getting the week early exclusive for all Battlefield 3 DLC and another strong year of AAA exclusives drives the train. What is really hurting the company though is the complete lack of support so far for the Vita. If they can somehow get the Vita up and running, …

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Sony Using Gaikai To Stream PS2 and PS1 Games

Yesterday we reported that Sony was going to acquire high profile cloud gaming service Gaikai. What wasn’t exactly sure is what they would use this service for exactly. Would it be to stream PC games to the PS3, or to prep for the PS4 and the huge cloud service that it will offer? We found out today that Sony will …

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Guacamelee Confirmed As PS3/PSN Exclusive

graphic courtesy of Playstation blog Today on the Playstaion Blog we got confirmation that Drinkbox Studios, the makers of Mutant Blobs Attack, have announced that their new game titled “Guacamelee will be a PS3/PSN/PSVITA exclusive title. The side scrolling, action, puzzle solver will feature a lucha libre type character and has an art style that seems vaguely similar to Shank. …

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