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Chrono Cross and Final Fantasy Origins coming to PSN, maybe for real this time

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Despite reports to the contrary, Chrono Trigger and Final Fantasy VI did not become available on PSN this week. Sony Tweeted an apology shortly after the mistaken release went out, stating the reveal was an error. ...

Chrono Trigger, Final Fantasy VI explode PSN this week

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Two of the single greatest games ever created will be made available to PS3 and PSP owners this week via PSN: Chrono Trigger and Final Fantasy VI. Of course, both games are already available in digital form on the ...

More hack attacks promised against Sony

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Sony just can't catch a break. LulzSec, a hacker group which took down Sony's BMG Japanese website about a week ago is gearing up for more hacky-sac fun (I'm just making up terms now). The group declared on Twitter...

Still no PSN store

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Emaciated PS3 and PSP owners will have to go a little longer to get their downloadable fix. Despite reports that developers had been told the PlayStation Network store would be returning today (May 24), the feature...

Cost of PSN hack attack estimated at $171 million

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Sony's taken an educated guess at what the PlayStation Network attacks and subsequent downtime cost the company. Turns out whoever is responsible ran up a bill of about 14 billion yen, also known as $171 million Am...

Rockstar: PS3 firmware 3.61 overheating systems

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Sony couldn't catch a break if it were launched from the disk tray of one of its own PSPs. Following the creeping return of PSN, the company has had to deal with the ugly situation of an exploitable password reset ...

Sony celebrates return of PSN by exposing users to new exploit

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You know, for old times' sake. A URL exploit was discovered on the PSN password reset page, forcing Sony to temporarily pull the page to fix the problem. The exploit allowed would-be hackers to reset a PSN account...

Gotham City Impostors pits Jokerz against Bats

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Warner Bros. has announced a new Batman game in partnership with DC Entertainment. Rather than another gritty Arkham-style game (one of those is already in the works), the developer is going with a pretty wacky soun...

Sony details “Welcome Back” package for PSN customers

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Sony has revealed their North American "Welcome Back" appreciation program for PSN customers. Once full service is restored, PS3 owners will be able to grab two of the following games for free: Dead Nation inFAMOU...

PSN’s return blocked in Japan

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By now, PSN services have returned in a limited fashion to most of the world, but not Japan. Sony's homeland won't get the PlayStation Network back until Japanese authorities give the okay. The company has reporte...

PlayStation Network back up, some services restored

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Breathe a tremendous sigh of relief, PS3 fans, PlayStation Network is back (or at least some of it) in North America. After announcing earlier yesterday that users could access the latest system software update and...

PSN developer network up, but customer patience wearing thin

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Still no word on just when PSN will be back up for the regular user, but there are signs of the life for a few. The internal PSN developer network has been confirmed to be up, at least for some. Meanwhile, Edge is ...

Anonymous tearing itself apart over PSN hack

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Frequent denials from top Anonymous non-leaders that the organization was not behind the Sony PSN hack are growing less convincing. It's tough when your group includes anyone, at anytime, doing anything to make suc...

PlayStation Network may not return until May 31

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Sony spokesperson Shigenori Yoshida says his company is "uncertain" when it will be able to restore PSN and Qriocity services. Indeed, the downtime may be even worse than expected. Sony isn't planning to have all i...

Sony struggles to get PSN back up

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Sony has reported on the official PlayStation Blog that the company is hard at work restoring PSN and Qriocity services. Internal testing of network security is well underway. Unfortunately, that's behind schedule ...

Sony’s hacker troubles continue, Anonymous just wants to be left alone

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So Sony wasn't very nice to a hacker, and then a group of hackers fought back, and then ANOTHER group of hackers really screwed Sony, and then that group of hackers said they'd do it again for the way the last fight...

Another Sony security breach uncovered, SOE services shut down

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Up until now, Sony Online Entertainment services had remained online while the PlayStation Network and Qriocity services were down due to the compromised security of those systems, but no more. SOE services appear ...

Kaz Hirai addresses PSN security breach, promises compensation and security upgrade

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As promised, Sony's Kaz Hirai held a news conference last night to discuss PlayStation Network's compromised security and extended downtime. Hirai apologized for the incident and announced that PSN would be back wi...

Kaz Hirai to address PSN downtime

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Sony executive Kaz Hirai will be holding a news conference in a few hours markedly different from the ones he's accustomed to running at E3. Sony's second-in-command will be speaking to the media 2pm Tokyo time (ab...

Unleash the hounds: Sony sued for PSN security hack

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I suppose it was only a matter of time. The first lawsuit filed against Sony for the security breach of its PlayStation Network and Qriocity services has been filed. The suit was filed by Kristopher Johns of Birming...

PSN still down, credit card info possibly stolen

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PSN is still down days after Sony detected an unauthorized intrusion into their network. What's worse, the company has now admitted that they believe the personal information of users of the PSN and Qriocity service...

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