Sony Penalized By UK Government For 2011 PSN Breach

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.”

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PlayStation Trophy Level Cap Lifted

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.

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“PSN is more secure and better than ever,” says Sony President

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.

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Major Changes Coming to PlayStation Home

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.”

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Twisted Metal Release Pushed Back to 2012

Gaming legend David Jaffe made an announcement on the Sony Blog this morning that is sure to disappoint his fans. The upcoming release of the seventh-installment of Twisted Metal has been delayed.

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PS Vita Won’t Be Coming This Year

Despite many gamers high-hopes and a slew of rumors regarding the release of the next hand-held gaming device from Playstation, the Vita will not be coming to America or Europe this year.

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Sony Patents a PS3 and PSP compatible Doll…

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.

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Internet Rumor Mill: Microsoft Merging with Sony for Next Gen Console?

Yes its true, or at least it would be if both companies had completely lost their minds and/or their desire to make money.

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Sony Creates $20million Pub Fund to Promote Indie Game Development

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.

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OnLive Talking With Microsoft And Sony About Possible Collaboration

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.

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