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Sony has made an official comment confirming that all of their PSN services are "experiencing issues." The problems started on Monday afternoon, and hours later are still unresolved.
While hacking group Phantom Squad says that it plans to knock Xbox Live and PSN offline over Christmas, rival group 'SkidNP' says it "will be attacking Steam and Minecraft servers".
The PlayStation Network has experienced a wide service outage which was allegedly due to Black Friday console sales. However, Lizard Squad has claimed responsibility over the attacks.
Sony has acknowledged Playstation Network outages following heavy traffic, likely caused by Black Friday deals. While the service is now returning to normal, issues may still be encountered.
An 18-year-old man has been arrested in the UK, and computing equipment confiscated, as part of a joint investigation with the FBI into recent attacks against Xbox Live and the PlayStation Network.
An arrest has been made related to the attacks on Microsoft's Xbox Live service and Sony's Playstation Network, and the warrant for the arrest clearly states the reasoning behind it.
After hacker group Lizard Squad claimed responsibility for two Xbox Live outages last week, the same group has taken credit for bringing down Sony's PlayStation Network today.
The PlayStation Network has suffered a DDOS attack on Sunday. Despite the attack, no personal information has been accessed and services are gradually being restored.
Sony has posted on their PlayStation blog website that the newest update to the PS4 software will include the "Share Play" feature, which was first introduced at E3, in addition to many others.
The massive attack that brought down the PlayStation Network is not yet forgotten. Sony has finally agreed to a $15m settlement, mainly giving away free games and services to affected users.
Sony has announced an upcoming software update for the PlayStation 4 will add a video gameplay editor, while the PlayStation Network will launch its first original series based on the 'Powers' comic.
Sony announced today that it has now sold over 2.1 million PlayStation 4 units since it launched in the U.S. November 15th, but efforts to fully restore the PlayStation Network are still being made.
The PlayStation Network is experiencing sign-in issues following the launch of the PS4 in Europe and Sony has disabled the ability to use digital vouchers temporarily as a result.
That's what Sony says anyway, although the company has also stated this only affects 'some' users, the phenomenon appears to affecting gamers' in the US, Europe and Japan.
Come face to face with some famous Doctor Who enemies such as the Cybermen, the Silence and the Daleks in the BBC's latest game released today for the PlayStation 3, Doctor Who: The Eternity Clock.
Scourge: Outbreak is a new third-person shooter game that will be released later this year on a host of formats. There will be four-player co-op, nine weapons and an XP system. The game is due Q3 2012
Sony has announced that the Playstation Network will be undergoing maintenance for about 13 hours today, starting at 9 am Eastern Time. The downtime will also affect official Playstation web sites.
The state of New York has removed its registered sex offenders from the online gaming services of companies including Microsoft, Sony, Apple, Blizzard, Electronic Arts, Warner Bros. and Disney.
A court has cleared the way for Sony to change the Terms of Service for what is now known as its Entertainment Network (formerly PSN), arguing that users make a conscious decision to use the service.
Sony's next generation portable gaming console, the PS Vita, is now officially available in North America and Europe. PS Vita users can now also download free apps such as Netflix, Flickr and more.
So what's the big fuss? The PlayStation Network is getting a name change, right? Not quite - Sony has now confirmed that there's a little bit more to the story than that.
Nintendo has announced plans to launch the Nintendo Network, a new online gaming service for its 3DS portable game console and the upcoming Wii U console that could rival Xbox Live and the PSN.
A lawsuit has been filed against Sony, claiming that its new terms of service for its Playstation Network is unfair by not allowing users the right to file class action lawsuits.
Xbox 360 owners have some pre-Black Friday sales for a host of Xbox Live content starting today and PS3 games have some sales of their own for the Playstation Network.
A new rumor from the Wall Street Journal claims that Sony is working on a plan to offer an Internet based cable TV service that could be accessed by Sony TVs, Blu-Ray players and the Playstation 3.
Past game shares will not be disabled, but starting November 18, 2011, a new policy goes into effect for all PlayStation Network accounts.
Sony's Playstation Network has been hit by another outside attack with Sony admitting that about 93,000 PSN accounts may have been affected. Those accounts have been temporarily locked.
A new and massive editorial from one half of the game developer 2D Boy claims that Microsoft's Xbox Live Arcade downloadable game platform is losing its appeal for talented indie developers.
A rather mysterious YouTube video from Sony's Playstation division has been posted, showing hints of a number of Playstation 3 game franchises and a October 5 announcement date.
When Sony revamps its Playstation Home virtual 3D world for the PS3 this fall it will be getting a free first person shooter, Bootleggers, that can be played in the world's Action Zone.
Sony has admitted that some users are unable to access its Playstation Network online gaming service but so far there's no word on when full service will be restored.
A new revision of the terms of service for the Playstation Network appears to ban users from joining any new class action lawsuits filed against Sony for any legal disputes.
Sony announced today that the PS Vita portable game console will be released in its native Japan on December 17. It also announced plans to let users pre-pay for its wireless 3G service.
Sony has announced it has hired Philip R. Reitinger, a former member of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, to be its new head of the company's global information security and privacy division.
A Sony representative has slammed Microsoft over its Xbox 360 publishing rules which say that it may choose not to publish an Xbox Live Arcade game if it debuts first on the Playstation Network.
Sony CEO Howard Stringer proclaimed this week that its Playstation Network gaming service was "more secure and better than ever" following the cyber attacks that brought PSN down earlier this year.
Sony announced a rebranding of its online entertainment divisions which will now all be under the umbrella Sony Entertainment Network name. That includes the company's Playstation Network service.
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