PSN Outage Leaves One in Five PS3 Customers Considering Xbox Live

Lots of people vow all kinds of extreme things when they're pissed off, especially at giant corporations. Many come back for reasons of convenience or simply calming down. But a survey taken this week, reacting to the PlayStation Network outage, suggests that 21 percent of PS3 owners are considering selling their… » 4/30/11 3:00pm 4/30/11 3:00pm

Kaz Hirai to Address PSN Breach in News Conference Tomorrow

Kazuo Hirai, Sony Corp.'s second-in-command, in line to become its CEO, will brief the media on the catastrophic security breach in the PlayStation Network. The news conference will be held at 1 a.m. EDT (2 p.m. in Japan). Hirai will discuss Sony's investigation of the breach, its information management system, and… » 4/30/11 12:15pm 4/30/11 12:15pm

And the PSN Outage's First Class-Action Lawsuit is Already Filed

If the Great PlayStation Network Blackout is going to cost Sony $24 billion, as some estimate, you bet some hunk of that is going to be paid to lawyers, and already they are lining up. A California law firm today filed a lawsuit that seeks class action status, alleging Sony didn't follow industry practices to protect… » 4/27/11 6:00pm 4/27/11 6:00pm

Does Sony Owe You Anything For The PSN Outage?

The PlayStation Network has been down for a solid two days. We don't know when it will end. All we know, in its third day, is that Sony says an "external intrusion" is responsible for the outage. All multiplayer gaming is conked. Some downloadable titles are completely unplayable. (Those good old title updates are… » 4/23/11 2:00pm 4/23/11 2:00pm

Sony Confirms 'External Intrusion' Is Behind PSN Outage

Sony has acknowledged that the outage, since late Wednesday, of PlayStation Network is due to "an external intrusion on our system." Patrick Seybold, PlayStation's top spokesman, said the service was taken offline "to conduct a thorough investigation and to verify the smooth and secure operation of our network… » 4/22/11 11:25pm 4/22/11 11:25pm

Xbox Live Connectivity Issues Confirmed by Major Nelson

We interrupt the fun and merriment to inform you that late last night, Major Nelson confirmed what a lot of people were reporting in message boards, forums (and to our tips) — there's some spotty connectivity issues in Xbox Live.
In the past few hours, the Xbox Operations Center noticed that large number of members… » 11/15/08 3:00pm 11/15/08 3:00pm

You Got Another, oh, 39 Hours to Play Xbox Live

Just a reminder that come Monday, Live goes dead for 24 hours » 9/27/08 12:00pm 9/27/08 12:00pm. Meantime Microsoft is larding up the weekend with a bunch of Play & Win sweepstakes. We've already mentioned the GTA IV Live Weekend, but there's also a raft of prizes being offered for and — and, — if you go put some T-Mobile advertisement on your…