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

Oh Yeah ... PlayStation Network is Back Online in Japan

If you're on the PlayStation Network in Japan, chances are you already know this. Chances are you are also asleep as it's past 3 a.m. now. But just to make a record of it, PlayStation Network service was restored to Japan, as promised. Here's Sony Computer Entertainment boss Kazuo Hirai welcoming everyone back. » 5/28/11 1:57pm 5/28/11 1:57pm

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

The PlayStation Network Returns; Normalcy Won't

Across North America yesterday evening, PlayStation Network returned after a 23-day total blackout. In a process spanning about seven hours, the PlayStation 3's online capabilities gradually reactivated state-by-state, beginning in New York and ending in Texas. As gamers rushed to message boards to verify the news in… » 5/15/11 1:00pm 5/15/11 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… » 4/30/11 12:15pm 4/30/11 12:15pm