Sony would no doubt like to bury their past mistakes the likes of the PSN breach of 2011, but the UK government has other plans in mind. Namely, they have officially penalized Sony with a £250,000 fine for the breach they call “the most serious ever reported to us.”
A few months ago it was widely reported that a Sony PlayStation user had reached the PlayStation’s trophy level cap of Level 50 (1%). It seems that is no longer the case.
At a Berlin news conference today, Sony President Howard Stringer said that the company was over its bumpy 2011 start, users and purchases were up, and that it was in better position than Apple.
Sony has announced today that there will be a “complete redesign” for PlayStationHome which will feature “an all-new Hub that integrates games, quests, community events, and user-generated content.”
Wait what?! Yes, weird as it may sound, it is exactly what it sounds like. The U.S. Patent department has released details on a new patent Sony recently secured, which details a design for an interactive Doll that interfaces with Sony products.
Yes its true, or at least it would be if both companies had completely lost their minds and/or their desire to make money.
Sony announced today that they are creating a “pub fund” of $20 million dollars to promote the development of Playstation exclusive downloadable games. The pub fund will be aimed at promoting talented indie-game developers and will act essentially as a venture capital fund.
Out of all the gaming services out there, OnLive probably has the most unique service of the bunch. Utilizing Cloud computing technology, a low end pc could conceivably play games that would require a much higher end pc as long as it has a solid internet connection. Normally their service is available through a downloadable application for PCs and Macs, but they do sell the MicroConsole which is nothing but a small box that processes the controller inputs to send to the cloud and outputs whatever image it receives from the cloud. Although OnLive has been practically giving away these MicroConsoles, they are currently in talks with Sony and Microsoft to possibly use their respective consoles as gateways for OnLive’s service.