Last week, eager Christmas celebrators across the world hooked up their brand new Xboxes and PlayStations only to find that both online networks were down, leaving countless new games totally unplayable.
By now, it's no secret that Sony sucks at cybersecurity. The company's movie business, Sony Pictures Entertainment, was recently hit with what may end up being the biggest corporate hack in history. It's not the first time Sony has laid claim to that title. And if history is any guide, it likely won't be the last.
Poor old Sony was hammered by both media and its own users earlier this year, after news broke of a large-scale hacking of its PlayStation Network. And now it's happened again.
As last week's promised date for the PlayStation Network and Qriocity services to go back online passed us by, Sony users must be feeling pretty antsy right about now. It's not looking good however, as Sony's spokesperson told Bloomberg that they now plan to have the services up and running by May 31st. As the…
Within a week?! WITHIN A WEEK?! It's already been over a week! Sony's still hard at work attempting to restore operations after the security breach, and is moving the PSN network infrastructure and data center "to a new, more secure location." As for your personal details which may or may not have been compromised,…
Personal details, and maybe even credit card details as well, have been stolen from the PlayStation Network after hackers broke into the system sometime before the 19th of April. But why did it take Sony so long to tell its customers—me! You! Your neighbor!—that they were hacked?
A hacker claims he's infiltrated the PlayStation Network—their version of Xbox Live—and discovered that Sony not only collects a lot of data on everything that your PlayStation 3 is plugged into, they also do a terrible job with your credit card information.
Remember December 31st, 1999? The lines of people at supermarkets, stockpiling tins of baked beans and bottled water, convinced the millennium bug would strike at midnight? Turns out the PS3 Error 8001050F was a millennium bug 10-years in the making.
After Sony's warning, the PlayStation Network seems to be back online and fully operational, according to reader Larry Gallant. Updated
There is great clusterfuckassery going on right now on the PlayStation Network, affecting fat PS3s. Sony is working on it and they hope to "resolve the problem within the next 24 hours." Updated
Something is happening in PlayStation Network land this evening, and it isn't good. Known cryptically as Error: 8001050F, the error won't allow users to log into their accounts or play online. Updated.
The most common charge leveled at the Xbox 360 by Playstation 3 devotees is that Microsoft dares to charge for its Xbox Live service, unlike the free PSN. Not for long!
Sony is making a big push with Playstation Network, finally bringing their breadth of media ownings and hardware together. We're talking PS3, Vaio, Blu-ray, Bravia TVs, everything—it's all going to play nice now.
No price or details were mentioned, but PlayStation's Kaz Hirai says that a "premium level" subscription will come to the now free PlayStation Network some time in 2010. And by subscription, he means NOT free.