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PlayStation Network Downtime Prompting Massive Trade-Ins in the UK PlayStation Network Downtime Prompting Massive Trade-Ins in the UK
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One of the big questions surrounding this whole PSN outage cluster-you-know-what has been brand loyalty.  At what point will PS3 owners jump ship and swim on over to Xbox 360 island? Over the course of the outage, I have asked …

PlayStation Network Back Up For Matchmaking Soon? PlayStation Network Back Up For Matchmaking Soon?
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UPDATE: This was just posted to the official PlayStation blog: I know you all want to know exactly when the services will be restored. At this time, I can’t give you an exact date, as it will likely be at …

PlayStation Network Hackers to Get a Bounty on Their Heads? PlayStation Network Hackers to Get a Bounty on Their Heads?
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It looks like Sony might just be as clueless about the PSN attacks as they say they are. All Things Digital is reporting that their sources say that Sony is debating the pros and cons of issuing a reward for …

PlayStation Network Down Until May 31st? PlayStation Network Down Until May 31st?
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According to a Tokyo-based Sony spokesman, the PlayStation Network and Qriocity services may not get a full reboot until May 31st. Shigenori Yoshida told Bloomberg that Sony is currently uncertain when they can begin to restore services. He says that …

PlayStation Network to be Hacked Again? PlayStation Network to be Hacked Again?
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If these latest rumors have merit, then it really couldn’t get any worse for Sony. CNET is exclusively reporting that an undisclosed group of hackers are planning another attack on the PSN as early as this weekend.  From CNET: An …

PlayStation Network Not The Only Breach, Says Sony PlayStation Network Not The Only Breach, Says Sony
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Sony has just announced that the scope of their “external intrusion” is much greater than they had thought. Of course, the PlayStation Network and Qriocity services have been down since on or about April 19th.  Sony has confirmed that its …

PlayStation Network Back This Week, Sony to Give Out Presents PlayStation Network Back This Week, Sony to Give Out Presents
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The PSN saga may be coming to an end, as Sony’s Senior Director of Corporate Communications Patrick Seybold made what is surely his most crowd-pleasing statement of the whole ordeal.  Seybold announced via PlayStation blog that the PSN and Qriocity …

PlayStation Network Users’ Credit Card Info Stolen, Says Hackers PlayStation Network Users’ Credit Card Info Stolen, Says Hackers
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Ever since the PSN went down, and Sony admitted that the cause was an “external intrusion,” the biggest fear for PS3 owners was the issue of compromised information.  If someone had breached the PSN, then their personal info and passwords …

PlayStation Network Back Online Within a Week (Maybe) PlayStation Network Back Online Within a Week (Maybe)
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When it’s all said and done, it looks like the PSN may be down for over 2 weeks. The latest official update posted to the PlayStation blog takes the form of a Q&A, much of it mirroring questions outlined yesterday …

Playstation Network Outage Gets Funny or Die Treatment Playstation Network Outage Gets Funny or Die Treatment

In a video, brought to you by the National Nerd Relief Fund, or NIRF, the folks over at Funny or Die warn us about the scourge of vampiric man-children that are taking to the streets, forced out of their basements …

Playstation Network Latest Update: Forensic Analysis Prompted Shutdown Playstation Network Latest Update: Forensic Analysis Prompted Shutdown
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Today marks the eighth day since Sony shut down it’s PlayStation Network due to an “external intrusion.” Late yesterday, the news surfaced that users’ personal information had been compromised during the attack.  This announcement simply confirmed already existing fears that …

PlayStation Network Still Down, No Timeframe Yet PlayStation Network Still Down, No Timeframe Yet
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PlayStation users are getting used to looking to Patrick Seybold for information.  The Senior Director of Corporate Communications & Social Media has been the voice throughout this PSN crisis, now entering its seventh day.  His posts on the PlayStation blog …

PlayStation Network Down, Latest Update Admits “External Intrusion” PlayStation Network Down, Latest Update Admits “External Intrusion”
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Since Wednesday of last week the PlayStation Network, Sony’s online gaming platform, has been offline.  Last weekend saw the launch of two major games for the console, Mortal Kombat and Portal 2, which much to the chagrin of gamers are …