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PlayStation Network in Asia Restored

Written on May 27, 2011 by Aiken Lewis

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Gamers from this part of the world: Celebrate!

The PlayStation Network services for Japan and other Asian territories are back on its feet but this excludes Korea and HongKong; their service renewal will be announced soon. Gamers can now return to their games, sign in and go to Home.

PSN members from Asia also get to receive the PS3 and PSP Welcome Back packages and have the chance to choose among these games:

The Last Guy
LocoRoco Cocoreccho!
echochrome
WipEout HD
Hustler King

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Sony Officially Sues Geohot and fail0verflow for PlayStation 3 Jailbreak

Written on January 13, 2011 by Kristoff Jones

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Sony bares its fangs as it officially charges copyright infringement lawsuit against PlayStation 3 jailbreakers Geohot and fail0verflow.

Sony finally got the message when a Temporary Restraining Order won’t be enough to stop jailbreakers from hacking the PlayStation 3. And now they’re landing one of their trumph cards as they officially and legally file a complaint against jailbreak superstars Geohot and fail0verflow for copyright infringement.

The full legal document is over 40 pages long. But in a nutshell, Sony’s charging the hackers for copyright issues and are asking the court to halt the hackers’ operation over the internet and to confiscate all hardware and software that contain the jailbreak code. On top of that, they’re asking for damage fees, but as to how much, it doesn’t say. There are no statements yet from Geohot and fail0verflow.

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Sony Files Temporary Restraining Order Against PlayStation 3 Jailbreakers Geohot and fail0verflow

Written on January 12, 2011 by Kristoff Jones

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Jailbreakers are finally cracking the PlayStation 3 wide open. But looks like Sony's not going down without a fight.

Sony has had enough of jailbreakers (again) for the PlayStation 3, and now they’re exerting all their efforts in filing a temporary restraining order against the hackers to stop the piracy of the said console. In an earlier report, sources say that George “Geohot” Hotz, hacking group fail0verflow (Hector Cantero, Sven Peter, “Bushing,” and “Segher”, along with other regular people attempting to hack the PS3 will be sued for their actions against the gaming giant. Should the legal action push through, the hackers will be facing violations ranging from the Digital Millenium Copyright Act, the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, and several more copyright infringements. However, recent reports state that Sony is only filing a temporary restraining order that will remove the jailbreak out of the internet and probably a confiscation of computers and any related media.

Sony has been pretty impressive in protecting the PlayStation 3 against piracy. However, recent legal actions seem to be a sign that the company is slowly losing to the jailbreakers.

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Angry Birds Ships to PSP and PS3 This Week

Written on January 04, 2011 by Charles Bass

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Oh yes! You're reading it right. Angry Birds which was once a smartphone game is now heading to Sony consoles. It has been confirmed by the PlayStation blog that the device will be ready for its mini version this week.

The year 2011 must be a lucky year for the Sony consoles enthusiasts. Why? The all-time favorite game on iPhone and Android is now on PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Portable. What game are you thinking? Of course it’s Angry Birds.

The Rovio-developed game is now available for download as a PlayStation mini title this week. PlayStation minis are smaller games that can be downloaded on PSP and PS3. The mini version of Angry Birds seems like it will be similar to the versions of Angry Birds already available for iOS, Android and Symbian devices, complete with support for 63 levels of bird-flinging, block-busting, pig-smashing action.

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Sony Gives Out Three Gran Turismo 5 Cars for Free

Written on December 16, 2010 by Charles Bass

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Since Christmas is the season of giving, Sony rewards its Gran Turismo 5 players with three free cars to race. The Lamborghini Murciélago LP 640, BMW M3 Coupe and Jaguar-XJ13. The free cars are ready for download on December 24 to January 31, 2011.

Sony has extravagant Christmas presents for Gran Turismo 5 players. Owners of recent racer will get to chance to own one of these three downloadable cars. These modeals are rom Polyphony’s “Chrome Line” series. These are the Lamborghini Murciélago LP 640, the BMW M3 Coupe, and the Jaguar-XJ13.

See the shiny presents from Sony after the break.

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PS3 Steps Up In Battle Against Piracy with v3.55 Firmware

Written on December 07, 2010 by Kristoff Jones

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Sony's crowning glory has so far been impressive in its own fight against software piracy, but with jailbreakers constantly trying to hack the colossal gaming console on a day-to-day basis, will this new firmware be enough?

Sony’s crowning glory has so far been impressive in its own fight against software piracy, but with jailbreakers constantly trying to hack the colossal gaming console on a day-to-day basis, will this new firmware be enough?

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Sony: Counterfeit PS3 Controllers are Explosive

Written on September 24, 2010 by Charles Bass

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Sony gave warning to PS3 consumers. The counterfeit PS3 controllers is explosive and may ignite when used. Beware guys!

Sony had just informed their consumers that there is some counterfeit PlayStation 3 joysticks/controllers out in the market. These said items could explode or ignite when used.

This, according to the company, is identical in appearance to genuine PlayStation 3 wireless controllers.” The company advised buyers that the “quality, reliability, and safety of counterfeit products is uncertain.”

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