Xbox Live Chief: "We Don't Want to Appear to Even be Looking to be…

In the throes of the 23-day PlayStation Network Outage, when people were vowing they'd sell their PS3s and go join Xbox Live, Microsoft's most provocative comment was a low-key prediction that it would see more traffic on its service. Yesterday, though, Xbox's senior executive finally said what's bad for the goose is… » 6/23/11 7:30pm 6/23/11 7:30pm

Sony Exec to Testify Before Congress on PlayStation Breach

During the PlayStation Network outage, Sony was asked to appear before a U.S. House of Representatives committee to explain the situation. The company declined, sending an eight-page letter instead. Now it will go before Congress, when the president of Sony Network Entertainment visits a Tuesday hearing to answer… » 5/29/11 2:00pm 5/29/11 2:00pm

Maker of PSN Game Being Offered for Free Worries About PlayStation…

When PlayStation Store returns (reports suggest that will be May 24), PS3 account holders may choose two free games from a list being offered by Sony. One of those is Dead Nation (pictured), and the studio behind it told Edge magazine it's worried what the glut of free games might do to efforts to sell its latest… » 5/20/11 9:30pm 5/20/11 9:30pm

Sony Online Entertainment Fully Online; Account Holders May Claim 45…

Sony Online Entertainment this afternoon sent password reset emails to its account holders, notifying them that all SOE services are back online and that they may claim 45 days of free playing time for any game they had activated on their Station Account before the massive cyber attack of late April took SOE's servers… » 5/20/11 8:13pm 5/20/11 8:13pm

PlayStation Network Back Online in North America

Shortly past midnight, U.S. Pacific Time, Sony announced that PlayStation Network service had been restored in Canada, all 50 U.S. states and Puerto Rico. PSN, down for 22 days following a massive cyberattack on April 19, continues to be restored in stages in Europe and in other regions. » 5/15/11 3:29am 5/15/11 3:29am

Sony Considers Reimbursing Credit Card Replacement Costs in Light of…

In this morning's news conference, Sony Computer Entertainment head Kazuo Hirai said the company would consider covering costs associated with reissuing credit cards to PlayStation Network subscribers who feel their accounts have been compromised by the massive data breach of April 20. » 5/01/11 1:00pm 5/01/11 1:00pm

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 the … » 4/30/11 12:15pm 4/30/11 12:15pm