Archive for category Firmware
Firmware v4.10 will be released today with a new terms of services for you to accept. The new firmware is intended to change your PSN account to a “Sony Entertainment Network Account”, in efforts to unite all Sony media services. It will also carry major tweaks to the PlayStation 3 Internet browser which, according to Sony will make the browsing process a bet faster.
For more information on the new firmware, visit the official PlayStation Blog.
UPDATE: They have a new up video, I personally still believe they actually did have something to do with PSN going down, but what do I know.
The anonymous hacking group has denied any accountability on the current state of the PlayStation Network.
Sony’s PlayStation Network remains down for the second day running after an abrupt outage. So far, Sony has yet to identify the cause of the issue, only saying that they are still investigating the Network outage and it could be another full day or two (from yesterday) before the service is up and running.
In a post over at their official site, Anonymous, the infamous hacking group that previously targeted Sony sites, said for once they weren’t involved. Take a look for yourselves:
“Sony’s Playstation Network, its online service for Playstation 3 and its Playstation Portable consoles, suffered from a major outage today; which is on going as of this writting. According to Son’ys blog, the interruption in service may last into the long weekend – for at least another “full day or two”. Sony released a statement through its EU blog, saying that the network outage may be a result of “targeted behaviour by an outside party”, brining in the possibility of cyberattacks. Adding to the confusion is the fact that the message has since been removed.”
“While it could be the case that other Anons have acted by themselves AnonOps was not related to this incident and takes no responsiblity for it. A more likely explination is that Sony is taking advantage of Anonymous’ previous ill-will towards the company to distract users from the fact the outage is accutally an internal problem with the companies servers.”
What do you guys think about all of this? Or maybe you want to share what you’ve been doing during the PSN downtime?
A California judge dismissed all but one claim in the lawsuit against Sony for removing the other OS functionality the examiner claims. The one left is a possible violation of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act which states it is unlawful for any entity to execute unauthorized modifications on any computer system.
The plaintiffs have 20 days to amend their claims and refile their complaint.
With only one charge looming for Sony, the Judge had this to say.
“Plaintiffs must therefore either allege that Sony made some express representations as to the continued availability of that feature, or they will have to show both that there were implied representations as to continued availability and that an express warranty claim may legally proceed even where it is based in part on such implied representations.,” said Seeborg.
I think most of the people that follow the PS3, know at least of George Hotz and his battle with SONY. Recently George did something very naughty and SONY decided to sue him. Up to this point he seemed to be taking it pretty well and seemed very optimistic about it all. But today something weird occurred, he released a YouTube video calling SONY a bunch of “Fudge Packers” and stated how he has the “keys to their safe”.
Kotaku reports that with official firmware v.3.60, Sony will enable online storage of game saves. (Finally an OFW update that provides a new feature set!) This frees up hard drive space, of course (though not much in principle), but the more exciting ramification of this is that one will be able to download one’s game saves to other consoles or even to the same console in case of hard drive failure.
Two caveats: This service will only be available to PS+ members, and Sony will allow game developers to opt out of the cloud system for their titles. I wonder how this feature will treat games with locked game saves. Will they be grandfathered in to the pool of those who opt out?