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Reminder: Sony Welcome Back Program Ending Soon

Welcome Back

Here is a reminder for those of you that not taken advantage of the offers made available by Sony during it’s Welcome Back Program. The Welcome Back program ends at midnight on Sunday July 3rd.

Here’s a list of whats available with the Welcome Back Program.

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Spain Arrests Members of Anonymous

You know, Anonymous, the famed hacker group, has always prided itself on not having a true face for their group, essentially living up to their namesake. We might be on the verge of their anonymity becoming a thing of the past. According to PlayStationLifeStyle, 3 hackers have been arrested in Spain for attacks on PSN, banks and government websites.

It is also said that these are key members of the group’s Spanish branch, and could face prosecution that could land them in prison for about 3 years. I also agree with what NATO said, and believe that, eventually, Anonymous members won’t be able to remain faceless:

…the longer these attacks persist the more likely countermeasures will be developed, implemented, the groups will be infiltrated and perpetrators persecuted.

In response, Anonymous replied:

Finally, do not make the mistake of challenging Anonymous. Do not make the mistake of believing you can behead a headless snake. If you slice off one head of Hydra, ten more heads will grow in its place. If you cut down one Anon, ten more will join us purely out of anger at your trampling of dissent.

Will more members join and try to cause harm in response to prosecution of their own? Of course, but, eventually, there will be a time when no one can really remain anonymous, especially if they keep making these other guys learn new ways of tracking them. This just goes to show no one is untouchable.

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Welcome Back!!


Sony’s compensation for recent PSN attacks has completely gone live.

Users who had a PSN account before the attacks on April 20th, 2011, will be elgible for the Welcome Back rewards.
PS3 owners can download two of the following games for free:

  • Dead Nation
  • Infamous
  • Little Big Planet
  • Super Stardust HD
  • Wipeout HD + Fury

Very important news after the jump!!!
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How Long Can You Go Without Playing On Your PS3?

Forget the PSN incident for a second – or maybe for the next 60 seconds and let me give you an insight on what’s currently going on in my life.

We all have been affected by the PSN outage which lasted for over a month or so – this including the full restoration of the PS Store (which is as of writing this still offline). However, the majority of you have had the opportunity to play single player games on your beloved black box, ensuring the addict has got their fix whilst the PSN services were down.

Online gaming was restored only a few weeks ago, and those of you who are addicted to those multiplayer games got your ‘online’ gaming fix and your gaming life is now almost back to normal.

For me, it’s a little bit different. My story still goes back to when the initial services went offline back in April. I have yet to wait to get my gaming fix, whether it be on a single player game or a multiplayer. Why? Well, here my story (I hope the Hollywood producers are reading this – I’m sure you could beef up the story and make it into a Hollywood production).

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