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PSN Slowly Coming Back Online Around the World, Overwhelmed with Password Change Requests

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PSN Slowly Coming Back Online Around the World, Overwhelmed with Password Change Requests

With the return of select PlayStation Network services comes a little bit more frustration.  North and South America, New Zealand, Australia, Europe and Mexico should have access to the returned services that were announced on Saturday, but PSN is currently overwhelmed by the amount of password change requests.  To all those that have still not received the password reset email, Sony advises that you should, “please give it a bit of time to reach your email.”  Guess we just have to keep on being patient with PSN.

[via Joystiq]

The PiXEL – Ep.007 – Sony, Sony, Sony

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The PiXEL – Ep.007 – Sony, Sony, Sony

Hi Pixelated Geeks! James Huneycutt is back again with another episode of The PiXEL, and today’s we’re going to talk about . . . Sony. Again. Today’s topics include:

  1. Sony’s Playstation Network is still down, and your email is on the internet. No!
  2. A Class-Action Lawsuit from Rothkin Law Firm is leveled at Sony.
  3. When can we expect the PSN to come back up?
  4. Where does Sony go from here?

Thanks for checking out the PiXEL and don’t forget to subscribe to our YouTube channel right here at http://www.youtube.com/user/pixelatedgeek !

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Settlement in GeoHotz Case!

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Settlement in GeoHotz Case!

“Sony Computer Entertainment America (“SCEA”) and George Hotz (“Hotz”) today announced the settlement of the lawsuit filed by SCEA against Hotz in federal court in San Francisco, California. The parties reached an agreement in principle on March 31, 2011. As part of the settlement, Hotz consented to a permanent injunction,” begins the first few lines on the front page of the website here.  Read on to see the entirety of the joint statement and analysis from the above website.

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[E3 2010] Playstation Press Conference – Live Blog

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[E3 2010] Playstation Press Conference – Live Blog

Hope you all enjoyed what Nintendo had to say during their press conference. Now, it’s straight to the Playstation press conference.  (No rest for the wicked.) I hope Sony can “move” us. Get it? Get it? Bah, whatever. I know. Still too early for bad jokes. What I really hope for from this conference is a DAMN LIGHT SABER. Any hoot. As usual, go past the break to join the fun.

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Dear Sony. GIVE ME A FUCKING LIGHTSABER.

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Dear Sony. GIVE ME A FUCKING LIGHTSABER.

After hearing about the new Playstation Move controller, the one and only thought that went into my mind is what I have written in the headline of this post. But, I will say it once again. GIVE ME A FUCKING LIGHTSABER.  Nintendo tried to do it with Red Steel 2, but during my demo with it at last year’s E3, it still didn’t feel right.  So, come on Sony.  Make this boy happy and work with LucasArts to create a real Star Wars game with a 1:1 lightsaber battle. Let me block lasers. Let me “make.believe” that I have the force. Let me be a Jedi or Sith.

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You guys already have a fighter type game where you can controller the height and angle of your weapon, do the same for a lightsaber.

Thanks.

It's Official – Playstation's Motion Controller is named "Move"

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It's Official – Playstation's Motion Controller is named "Move"

During today’s GDC 2010 Press Conference, Sony has revealed the name of their motion controller. “Move.”  There has been many speculations about what the controller would look like and be named, but today is a day of official announcements. So, will this bring more casual wiggle waggle type games to the  Playstation 3? How will this new controller do in the already saturated Wiimote genre of games? I guess we’ll just have to wait and see.

Playstation move comes out Fall 2010.

UPDATED: Official Trailer from Playstation Blog

Retro Gaming Reviews – Final Fantasy VII (1997)

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Retro Gaming Reviews – Final Fantasy VII (1997)

Cloud and his crew arrive at the Gold Saucer.

Given that I’m a big fan of plot heavy video games, it probably comes as no surprise that I’m a fan of the Final Fantasy series. After all, RPGs in general tend to be all about the story and the Final Fantasy series, along with The Legend of Zelda, is probably one of the most widely known RPG series, thanks in part to Squaresoft’s (now Square Enix) Final Fantasy VII for the Sony PlayStation. In fact, prior to Final Fantasy VII, the series had not yet hit the mainstream scene on an international scale. While definitely a popular series in Japan, North America had only seen a few glimpses of the series in the form of Final Fantasy I, IV, and VI (II, III, and V were not released outside of Japan) and Europe hadn’t even seen a Final Fantasy release until Final Fantasy VII. Read On

Clock bug blights PS3 and PSN [UPDATE]

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Users turning on their original (fat) PS3s last night and today have been hit with a clock bug, reminiscent of the Y2K bug, that causes PSN connectivity issues, date resetting and most annoying of all, data loss. The official word on from Sony is: Don’t turn on your PS3 for the next 24 hours if you’ve got anything other than a PS3 slim. Dire words indeed from a company that should be basking in the glory of Hard Rain, a Playstation exclusive, conquering the all formats chart.

Hit the break to see what Playstation have to say

[UPDATE] Seems like it’s fixed, either that or Sony just waited out the bug and it’s OK on the other side. It’s not apparent what they did to fix it and they’re not telling us either. Chock this one up to Y2K10 and hope it doesn’t happen again.

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Retro Game Reviews: Metal Gear Solid (1998)

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Metal Gear Solid. Now that’s a game that I’ve got a long history with. Released in 1998 by Konami, you play as Snake, a retired special ops operative turned mercenary, brought out of retirement to help stop a rogue special ops group from launching a nuclear weapon. I don’t exactly remember what the hype for the game was, given that I was only 10 at the time. However, I remember being excited after playing the demo with my cousin. It was at the time that Pizza Hut was giving out Demo Discs (remember those?) with their pizzas, and we were instantly hooked. Eventually, we began quoting some of the lines from the game, something that persists even to this day. The demo itself was a lot of fun and, once I got the actual game in my hands, I was hooked. But, let’s take off the nostalgia goggles for a moment and see how it holds up today. Read On

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