There was a time during the PlayStation Network outage when things seemed very bleak for Sony
But apparently we were worrying about nothing, as the company's announced that the PSN has picked up more than three million new users since the system's outage. According to CNET, Sony gaffer Howard Stringer made the announcement during the company's IFA...
Sony's just announced that its PlayStation Network "Welcome Back" compensation package has gone live in Europe and North America
The package allows PlayStation Network subscribers to claim two free PlayStation 3 and two free PlayStation Portable titles from a selection of five. The "Welcome Back" package is part of Sony's goodwill gesture...
SEGA has come out with a glowing statement of support towards Sony over the recent PlayStation Network data breach
The publisher, which admitted to suffering from similar small-scale hack attacks itself, said that the platform holder "couldn't have done anymore" to support developers during the outage. "It's a practice that we...
Could you imagine if the PSN had been down worldwide as long as it's been down in Japan and parts of Asia? It's pretty unthinkable, right? Sony was required to prove to the Japanese government that it had strengthened its system security before bringing the PSN back online in the region
Presumably that's all done and dusted now as the service is set...
The PlayStation Network data breach was undoubtedly one of the biggest stories in video games this year, but we're certain that we're not the only ones getting little bit sick of the news overload
As such, we'd love it if Sony got the PlayStation Store back online and drew a big red line under this whole mess so we can get back to writing about...
Sony has finally rolled out details for its ID protection plan in Europe after the PlayStation Network was hacked last month
The plan is available to users in the UK, France, Span and Germany at the moment, with details of other countries to follow. Sony reiterated that the convoluted nature of the region was causing some headaches, but the company...
There's a flaw in Sony's PlayStation Network "Welcome Back" package that was always going to occur
While Sony's offering a pretty compelling selection of games, the hardcore fans are likely to be the ones that miss out — mainly because they'll already own the choices. Still, think outside of the hardcore circle and Sony's "Welcome Back"...
This is why Kaz Hirai is going to be the future CEO of Sony Corp
As part of the PlayStation Network restoration process, the Sony Computer Entertainment president has released a video explaining the measures that the platform holder has taken to increase its network security, and also apologise for the length of time the service has been offline. Sure, the video is a touch awkward, but then these..
Sony has released a mandatory firmware update (3
61) for the PlayStation 3 overnight, paving the way for a phased roll-out of the PlayStation Network. At the time of writing, North America is back online, with services set to return in Europe, Australia, New Zealand and the Middle East throughout the day. The firmware update requires you to change...
Optimism: according to various reports, internal testers are currently playing various PlayStation Network games online
The official Twitter account for PlayStation in the Netherlands (which has been the most active during this entire outage) confirmed to fans that "internal testing" is currently occurring in numerous regions. Since that bomb-shell, numerous investigations on NeoGAF have..
In a statement posted to the European PlayStation Blog this evening, Sony communications gaffer, Nick Caplin, has outlined SCEE's plans to reward PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Portable owners for their patience during the current PSN outage
Caplin said that PSN users would be given the opportunity to select two PS3 games from a list of five, with...
Sony has announced overnight that it is partnering with Debix to provide all US PlayStation Network users with 12 months identity theft protection for free
Sony has confirmed a similar plan will take place in Europe, with details to follow shortly. North Americans will receive offer emails "over the next few days" including a promotional...
Sony's updated the PlayStation Blog with an optimistic post regarding the status of the PlayStation Network
The company announced that it had finished rebuilding the PlayStation Network, and was now in the final stages of "internal testing". The company didn't include a time-frame, but assuming the tests go swimmingly, we can't imagine...
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