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  • 5 best PS4 indie games to download on PSN
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    5 best PS4 indie games to download on PSN

    By 25 December 2013

    Just got yourself a shiny new PS4? Not got enough games to keep you busy into the wee small Christmas hours? Here are five indie games you can download right now. We use the word "can" but what we really mean is you "should". Doki-Doki Universe Welcome...

  • PSN storefront opens up shop on Amazon UK
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    PSN storefront opens up shop on Amazon UK

    By 13 December 2013

    Amazon UK now has an official PlayStation storefront where you can buy PS Plus subscriptions, game download codes, season passes and select DLCs for PS3, PS4 and PS Vita. This could be the beginning of the end for solid state games being sold in shops,...

  • PSN features to be removed for PS4 launch so the system doesn’t collapse, says Sony
    Gaming

    PSN features to be removed for PS4 launch so the system doesn’t collapse, says Sony

    By 28 November 2013

    Sony has just announced that it will be deactivating some of the features on PSN from Friday 29 November to survive the PS4 launch rush. After already launching the PS4 in the US Sony says it plans to avoid any PSN failures this time by removing some...

  • Call of Duty: Ghosts, get it right now on PSN for PS3
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    Call of Duty: Ghosts, get it right now on PSN for PS3

    By 4 November 2013

    If you've got a PS3 and are planning on buying Call of Duty: Ghosts tomorrow, drop everything, you can start right now. Sony has announced that the PSN will have pre-loads of the game available now to download and install on PS3 machines. That means that...

  • Sony hit with £250k fine for 2011 PSN hack attack, SCEE responds
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    Sony hit with £250k fine for 2011 PSN hack attack, SCEE responds

    By 24 January 2013

    Back in May 2011, Sony revealed that the PlayStation Network hack attack, in which information from up to 77 million user accounts was stolen, cost the company $170 million in "insurance and damages". Now it will have to find a further £250,000 to pay...

  • PlayStation Network tweaks its accounts branding to Sony Entertainment Network
    Gaming

    PlayStation Network tweaks its accounts branding to Sony Entertainment Network

    By 6 February 2012

    Sony has decided to ditch the accounts part of its PlayStation Network, with all user data now part of the  renamed "Sony Entertainment Network accounts" or "SEN accounts" group. Contrary to reports elsewhere on the net however, the change doesn't mean...

  • Sony focuses on Home time for PS3 users
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    Sony focuses on Home time for PS3 users

    By 23 August 2011

    "Homeward bound, I wish I was homeward bound," Home, where my thoughts escape, at home, where my music's playin', Home, where my love lies waitin' silently for me." If those words make you think of the PlayStation Network's Home, rather than the place...

  • Sony wins Pwnie award for PlayStation Network hack
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    Sony wins Pwnie award for PlayStation Network hack

    By 8 August 2011

    Sony has grabbed themselves a very special Pwnie award at this year's Black Hat security conference in Caesars Palace Las Vegas. The company scooped the prize for the PlayStation Network hack and lengthy service outage that ensued.  The Pwnies were...

  • PSN Pass introduced to reward original gamers
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    PSN Pass introduced to reward original gamers

    By 7 July 2011

    Sony has confirmed the existence of the PSN Pass scheme, after a picture of the Resistance 3 box sporting its moniker circulated online. The PSN Pass will be game specific and will allow people who have brought original copies of PS3 games, such as Resistance...

  • Sony continues the healing process with free Q Music Unlimited for PSN users
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    Sony continues the healing process with free Q Music Unlimited for PSN users

    By 22 June 2011

    Sony continues to seek forgiveness from its online customers, with another gesture aimed at getting PSN users back onside. The latest deal is a 180 free trial to the Q Music Unlimited on PS3 (yep, Q - we're not sure if this means that Sony is ditching...

  • 3 arrested in Spain for Sony hacking
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    3 arrested in Spain for Sony hacking

    By 10 June 2011

    A Spanish police statement has been released detailing 3 suspects who have been arrested in connection with a Sony hacking case. Also connected to the hackers, who were identified as members of anonymous, was cyber-attacks on Spanish banks, an Italian...

  • Sony apologises to E3 for PlayStation outage
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    Sony apologises to E3 for PlayStation outage

    By 7 June 2011

    Sony Computer Entertainment America’s president Jack Tretton has openly apologised for the recent network outage of the PlayStation Network. In a humble apology to gamers, developers, and retailers the Sony exec said he had to address the elephant in...

  • Sing hossana! The PlayStation Network is back... Sort of
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    Sing hossana! The PlayStation Network is back... Sort of

    By 2 June 2011

    The PlayStation Network has been restored... Almost. A global restoration has started and many are able to access the PlayStation Store and download games, use vouchers and fiddle with all the shenanigans they used to be able to before the great and mighty...

  • Pocket-lint Podcast #42
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    Pocket-lint Podcast #42

    By 31 May 2011

    With Computex currently in full swing in Taiwan, the Pocket-lint team look at the impact that the Asus PadFone will have on an already packed tablet market. And discuss whether or not they'll ever use Google Wallet to pay for stuff, or are they already...

  • PlayStation Network services restored by end of week
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    PlayStation Network services restored by end of week

    By 31 May 2011

    All services on the PlayStation Network are finally going to be restored by the end of the week (Friday 3 June)... Unless you live in Japan, Hong Kong or South Korea that is. European and PAL regions, the Americas and the rest of Asia will be able to...

  • Hackers post 'Tupac lives' story on major news website
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    Hackers post 'Tupac lives' story on major news website

    By 30 May 2011

    Social media sites have been buzzing this morning after hackers posted a story on PBS NewsHour which alleged that rapper Tupac was alive and well in New Zealand. The story survived about an hour on the PBS site before it was removed by IT workers. The...

  • PlayStation Network security hack costs Sony $170 million
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    PlayStation Network security hack costs Sony $170 million

    By 23 May 2011

    Sony's recent woes now have a financial value attached to them - $3.2 billion. That's the figure that's being touted by the Japanese electronics giant as its forecast result for its annual report, with $170 million being directly linked to the PlayStation...

  • Sony denies new PSN password hack
    Gaming

    Sony denies new PSN password hack

    By 19 May 2011

    Sony has denied that its online PlayStation Network sign-in was suspended due to a new attack. Instead, it claimed that the password reset service was temporarily taken down to fix a URL exploit in the system. Previously, it was reported around the 'net...

  • New PSN woes... Your password can be hacked
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    New PSN woes... Your password can be hacked

    By 18 May 2011

    Just as Sony was gradually restoring services, part of the PlayStation Network has been taken down again. This is because the password reset system can be compromised. Sign-in is now unavailable on a majority of SCE's websites, including PlayStation.com...

  • Free games for Sony PSN customers
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    Free games for Sony PSN customers

    By 17 May 2011

    Sony has launched a "Welcome Back" customer appreciation program for disgruntled PlayStation Network and Qriocity subscribers who were registered prior to 20 April 2011 and have had to wait for their services to be restored, and it includes free games....

  • PS3 3.61 update brings back PSN online gaming
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    PS3 3.61 update brings back PSN online gaming

    By 15 May 2011

    Sony has begun a phased restoration of it’s PlayStation Network and Qriocity on Sunday in the US and the UK. The phased restoration will be on a country by country basis beginning in the Americas, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, and Middle East, however...

  • PSN online again... For developers
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    PSN online again... For developers

    By 13 May 2011

    The PlayStation Network has gone live again, for developers at least. The internal network for the development community is back up and running, and surely that's a precursor to the full consumer online gaming platform's imminent return. Posting on...

  • Sony PlayStation Network comeback delayed
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    Sony PlayStation Network comeback delayed

    By 9 May 2011

    More bad news from Sony towers - the PlayStation Network isn't yet back online, and not likely to be so this week. Last week Sony bods said that they should have the online gaming platform back up and running within a week but now Nick Caplin, head of...

  • Sony offers identity theft insurance to PSN users
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    Sony offers identity theft insurance to PSN users

    By 6 May 2011

    Finally, some good PR from Sony towers - not only has CEO Sir Howard Stringer made a personal apology to PlayStation Network gamers unable to get their game on, the company has also done a deal with Debix to give users 12-months free "AllClear ID Plus"...

  • Anonymous denies PlayStation Network hack claims
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    Anonymous denies PlayStation Network hack claims

    By 5 May 2011

    Anonymous, the internet activist group, has denied that it has anything to do with the PlayStation Network hacking and subsequent credit card theft. Sony had posted its response to the US House of Representatives on the official PlayStation Blog and in...