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Monthly Archives: April 2011

Brink’s ‘Get SMART Series’ Starts Here

April 26, 2011 | | 8 Comments

BethesdaSoftworks released the first video in Brink’s ‘Get SMART series’. This video highlights a lot of the dynamics of this highly anticipated game.

Brink will be release for the PS3 on May 10th in NA and on May … Read More

Call of the Dead will be Arriving to Black Ops via the Escalation DLC

April 26, 2011 | | 10 Comments

The upcoming COD: Black Ops DLC, “Escalation” map pack, will contain the previously rumored Call of the Dead level/s.

This co-op map was inspired by Night of the Living Dead creator George A. Romero, who also makes a … Read More

Update on PSN Service Outages FAQ

April 26, 2011 | | 7 Comments

Although there isn’t really any new information revealed, PlayStaion created a FAQ page on their official site to hopefully answer any questions we may have about the PSN outage. You can check it out here, or, for your convenience, I reposted them all after the jump.

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Senator Richard Blumenthal Demands Answers from Sony over Playstation Data Breach (Update from Sony’s Jim Reilly)

April 26, 2011 | | 13 Comments

Connecticut Senator Richard Blumenthal wrote a letter to Jack Tretton, the President and CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment America (SCEA), “demanding answers” about why SCEA failed to inform customers of the data breach the PlayStation Network suffered on April 20, 2011.

“When a data breach occurs, it is essential that customers be immediately notified about whether and to what extent their personal and financial information has been compromised… I am concerned that PlayStation Network users’ personal and financial information may have been inappropriately accessed by a third party,” Blumenthal wrote in the letter. “Compounding this concern is the troubling lack of notification from Sony about the nature of the data breach. Although the breach occurred nearly a week ago, Sony has not notified customers of the intrusion, or provided information that is vital to allowing individuals to protect themselves from identity theft, such as informing users whether their personal or financial information may have been compromised.”

“Blumenthal called for Sony to provide PlayStation Network users with financial data security services, including free access to credit reporting services for two years, the costs of which should be borne by the company. Additionally, he argued that affected individuals should be provided with sufficient insurance to protect them from the possible financial consequences of identity theft.”

What do you think? Should Sony have notified us sooner? Maybe SCEA didn’t realize what was going on until today. Also, I still haven’t received the promised letter from SCEA. Have you?

UPDATE: Sony’s Jim Reilly has stated over twitter that they were not aware of the data collected until yesterday 4/25/11.

“There’s a difference in timing between when we identified there was an intrusion and when we learned of consumers’ data being compromised.”

“It was necessary to conduct several days of forensic analysis and it took our experts until yesterday to understand the scope of the breach”

Blumenthal’s letter is after the jump.
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L.A. Noire Trailer #3 Pop-Up Edition

April 26, 2011 | | 2 Comments

Rockstar just released this Pop-Up Edition of their most recent trailer. It gives further information on the game, based partially on true events. L.A. Noire will be released for the PlayStation 3 on May 17th in North America and May 20th in Europe.

Here’s some more info to along with this trailer.
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Newest PSN Update and What You Need to be Wary Of

April 26, 2011 | | 29 Comments

Sony has posted a new update on the outage of the PlayStation Network with some more concrete information as to why the network is currently down. Although there was previously only speculation as to why the outage took place, it’s … Read More

SONY Reveals 2 PlayStation Certified Tablets

April 26, 2011 | | 12 Comments

Here is something to take your mind off of all the PSN down business. SONY has just revealed the two tablets they are releasing. The great thing about these is that they are “PLAYSTATION” Certified. Check out the video … Read More

New info on Live-Action Red Faction movie

April 26, 2011 | | 2 Comments

A red faction movie titled “Red Faction: Origins” is set to air on the syfy channel on June 4th. The movie bridges together Red Faction: Guerrilla and the upcoming Red Faction: Armageddon. The movie stars Robert Patrick as Guerrilla … Read More