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PlayStation accounts finally have two-step verification

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The PlayStation network has historically not been the most secure. It has suffered at least one major breach over the last several years, during which millions of accounts were compromised. Now, it looks like Sony is beginning to step its game up, as the company has now made two-step verification …

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Connecting Xbox Live and PSN could be easy according to Sony

Earlier this week, Microsoft issued an open invitation for developers to create cross-platform games between the PC and Xbox One. The company also noted that it would be open to games being cross platform with other networks, like the PlayStation Network and since then, Sony has answered a few questions …

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Microsoft has plans to prevent Xbox Live DDOS this Christmas

In December last year, a group of people launched a large-scale DDOS attack on Xbox Live and the PlayStation Network. Different people involved had different opinions on why the attack went ahead, but the disappointing fact is that both services were down over the holidays, preventing many from enjoying their …

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Ubisoft explains why digital games are more expensive on console

With this generation of consoles, Sony and Microsoft increased its emphasis on digital downloads in an attempt to push the industry forward from physical discs. However, despite the fact that digital games are cheaper for publishers to release in the long run, we often see digital copies remaining fairly expensive …

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UK police have arrested second Lizard Squad member

The UK police have arrested a second member of online troll group, Lizard Squad, following the Christmas day DDOS attacks on Xbox Live and the PlayStation Network. An 18 year old was taken in to custody today after being linked directly to the attacks. The arrest was carried out by …

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PlayStation Network hit with more outages

The PlayStation Network appears to be struggling once again as users have begun reporting connectivity issues, keeping some from being able to log in to the service. Sony confirmed that it was having trouble with heavy server load earlier this morning. Engineers are currently working on getting things running smoothly …

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Alleged PSN and Xbox Live hackers arrested

Christmas day was a frustrating one for many, as despite the new games they’d opened from Father Christmas, they were unable to play them online as both Xbox Live and the PlayStation network were down. Laying claim to the DDOS attack that caused it was a hacking group called Lizard Squad, …

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Xbox Live and PSN back online following Christmas day attacks

Xbox Live and the PlayStation Network are back online following the Christmas period DDOS attacks which saw both services suffer from issues for a few days. The attack was carried out by Lizard Squad, a group of ‘hackers’ that threatened to take down Microsoft and Sony’s respective online services earlier this …

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Sony settles in PSN hack case, will give out freebies

Three years ago, when the world was new and the PlayStation was three rather than four, the PSN went down for a whole month. Since then Sony has been fighting a class action lawsuit in the United States, battling claims that it give compensation for the downtime. It’s now made an official …

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Don’t panic if your PSN account won’t login today

If you’ve woken up this morning and found that you can’t access your PSN account (because why would you have something other than playing games to do on a Thursday?) because your login details aren’t correct, don’t panic. Chances are Sony just reset your password and didn’t tell you about …

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Killzone: Shadow Fall is huge

As we all know, both Sony and Microsoft chose to release next gen systems with 500GB HDD’s. That doesn’t sound so bad at first, but UK managing director of Sony, Fergal Gara, has just revealed that Killzone: Shadow fall will require 50GB of space to install. That’s huge by anyone’s …

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Are you safe on Sony PlayStation Network?

If you have recently gained access to the Playstation Network again, you might be wondering if you are ‘safe’. While Sony certainly dropped the ball this month, there are certain steps you can take to protect yourself online. Not just with the Playstation Network, but with general ‘store’ related activity. …

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Sony begin rebooting of Playstation Network

Sony have been working on bringing back the PlayStation Network, and yesterday they started a limited restoration, with further restoration in the plans for today. Sony have said they would begin bringing their PlayStation Network back online in the Middle East, New Zealand, Australia, Europe and America regions. The network …

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Sony users: should you cancel your credit card?

With the recent news of Sony’s network being hacked and credit card information being stolen, should you cancel your credit card? With more than 100 million potentially affected worldwide how are the UK banks taking the news? Sony have said that so far, it appears that none of the information …

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Sony claim Anonymous may be behind attacks

Sony have said that the hackers who stole more than 100 million users personal details from the recent intrusion left a file implicating Anonymouse, the well known hacktivist group. Kazuo Hirai, chairman of Sony, said in a letter to the US Congressional committee that a file was found by investigators …

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US Senator wants answers from Sony over breach

Sony are under pressure from the U.S. government to hand over further information regarding the recent networking security issues. U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal has sent a letter to Sony criticising them for the handling of the security hack which has affected millions of their customers. Blumenthal said “I am deeply …

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