PlayStation Now Game Streaming Subscriptions

You’ll soon be able to play 100 of your favorite PS3 games on your PS4 for just $20 per month

By on January 5, 2015 at 4:05 PM.

You’ll soon be able to play 100 of your favorite PS3 games on your PS4 for just $20 per month

The prospect of streaming an entire back catalog of a game console over the Internet sounds like a dream come true, but, as Sony has discovered, finding a fair price for that service can be a bit tricky.

Up to this point, the only way to play PlayStation 3 games on PlayStation Now has been to rent them for a limited amount of time, but starting on January 13th, Sony will add subscriptions to the service. More →

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PS4 PS3 PS Vita Free Games

Sony reveals the free PlayStation games it’s giving away in January – here are the details

By on January 2, 2015 at 12:25 PM.

Sony reveals the free PlayStation games it’s giving away in January – here are the details

What better way to ring in the new year than with a bunch of free games on all of your PlayStation devices? Sony recently revealed the free games lineup for PlayStation Plus subscribers for the month of January, featuring a few huge hits and some beloved classics, updated for modern consoles. More →

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Sony PSN Outage Discounts and Plus Subscription

Putting up with the Christmas PSN outage gets you free Plus extension and discount for games

By on January 2, 2015 at 7:45 AM.

Putting up with the Christmas PSN outage gets you free Plus extension and discount for games

Sony’s PlayStation Network (PSN) and Microsoft’s Xbox Live services were both hit by hackers during Christmas, with PSN staying offline even after the attacks stopped. To make up for the downtime, Sony on Thursday announced that it’ll offer gamers who have an active PlayStation Plus subscription an extension, and that all PSN users will soon receive a one-time discount good for digital purchases. More →

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Watch The Interview Online

Here are all the new services that are now streaming ‘The Interview’

By on January 1, 2015 at 7:30 PM.

Here are all the new services that are now streaming ‘The Interview’

Hackers may have tried to prevent Sony Pictures from releasing The Interview, a controversial comedy depicting a fictional assassination attempt on North Korea’s leader, but the company eventually launched it in select theaters while also making the movie available for streaming on Google Play, YouTube, Xbox and iTunes. The movie studio announced record sales for the movie, and onnow it expanded The Interview’s availability, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. More →

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Sony Hack BlackBerry Devices

A surprising winner emerges from the Sony hack: BlackBerry

By on December 31, 2014 at 4:35 PM.

A surprising winner emerges from the Sony hack: BlackBerry

There aren’t many winners in the Sony hack but one of them might be BlackBerry. The New York Times reports that once Sony realized the massive scope of the hack, it was forced to dig up “a handful of old BlackBerrys, located in a storage room in the Thalberg basement” and give them to key executives. The reason Sony did this is because BlackBerry still has an unmatched reputation for security and their devices were the only way Sony could be sure their high-level executives’ communications remained confidential. More →

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PlayStation Store Holiday Sale

The last PlayStation Store sales of the year have been extended following massive hack

By on December 30, 2014 at 7:00 PM.

The last PlayStation Store sales of the year have been extended following massive hack

Sony announced on Monday that it would be temporarily extending the final week of the Holiday Sale and the most recent Flash Sale on the PlayStation Store following the PSN outage resulting from a massive hack. The Holiday Sale will now end on January 6th at 3 p.m. ET and the Flash Sale will end on New Year’s Eve at 3 p.m. ET. More →

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PSN and Sony Pictures Hack

New reports reveal a possible link between the PSN and Sony Pictures hacks

By on December 30, 2014 at 6:15 PM.

New reports reveal a possible link between the PSN and Sony Pictures hacks

Sony has been hit by two different hacker groups in a month, as Guardians of Peace (GOP) and Lizard Squad have targeted Sony Pictures and PSN, respectively. Of the two attacks, the former was more disastrous for Sony, as hackers managed to steal a massive amount of personal and business-related information, and convince Sony to briefly cancel the release of The Interview, a controversial comedy about the assassination of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. More →

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Most Anticipated PS4 Exclusives of 2014

The 5 most anticipated PS4 exclusives of 2015

By on December 30, 2014 at 3:15 PM.

The 5 most anticipated PS4 exclusives of 2015

Now that we’ve thoroughly explored the top 10 games of 2014, it’s time to look ahead to the new year. 2015 promises to be an interesting year in gaming not only because developers are becoming increasingly comfortable with the new hardware, but also due to the high-profile delays that shook the release schedule this fall. More →

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Sony Hackers Identity Speculation

This may be the best evidence yet that the Sony hack was an inside job

By on December 29, 2014 at 1:05 PM.

This may be the best evidence yet that the Sony hack was an inside job

Was the North Korean government really the mastermind behind the massive hack on Sony? Many researchers have continued to express skepticism about this claim and The Security Ledger reports that researchers at security firm Norse may have uncovered the best evidence yet that the Sony hack was actually an inside job. More →

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The Interview: Google Play, Xbox and iTunes

Hackers turned ‘The Interview’ into Sony’s biggest online release of all time

By on December 29, 2014 at 8:45 AM.

Hackers turned ‘The Interview’ into Sony’s biggest online release of all time

Hackers hit Sony Pictures in late November, looking to disable the company’s daily operations and convince the movie studio to stop its planned release of The Interview, a movie that has been strongly criticized by North Korea ever since being announced. Sony initially agreed to their demands, pulling the film from theaters a few days before its Christmas Day launch. But the company changed its mind after receiving harsh criticism from President Obama and several big names in the movie industry, releasing the movie in select cinemas and online with help from Microsoft and Google. More →

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PSN Online: Service Restored

It took Sony three days to restore PSN after crippling attack

By on December 29, 2014 at 8:00 AM.

It took Sony three days to restore PSN after crippling attack

Sony and Microsoft were both hit by hackers on Christmas Eve, with a group calling themselves Lizard Squad claiming responsibility for the DDoS attacks that took down both the PlayStation Network (PSN) and Xbox Live services. The companies confirmed the attacks and eventually restored service to their online portals after being hit, but PSN remained offline for nearly three days. More →

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The Interview Torrent Download

‘The Interview’ has quickly become a top illegal download

By on December 26, 2014 at 4:00 PM.

‘The Interview’ has quickly become a top illegal download

After being made available online just before Christmas, with Microsoft and Google both listing it in their digital content stores, Sony’s controversial comedy The Interview has become a top hit movie on illegal file-sharing sites, Torrent Freak reports. More →

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Sony Hack North Korea

Was the FBI wrong about North Korea? Experts suggest Sony hack was an inside job

By on December 26, 2014 at 12:30 PM.

Was the FBI wrong about North Korea? Experts suggest Sony hack was an inside job

Was “The Interview” the perfect cover? The Federal Bureau of Investigation conducted an extensive investigation into the recent massive Sony hack. Following the conclusion of that investigation, the FBI felt that its evidence pointing to hackers with ties to North Korea was so strong that President Obama publicly pinned responsibility on the Eastern nation.

Now, however, several security experts have come forward to suggest that North Korean hackers may only have partial responsibility, or perhaps they weren’t involved at all. Instead, it looks like the Sony hack may have been an inside job. More →

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