Sony Patent Could Stop You From Playing Used Games, Possibly on the Next PlayStation

A patent application published today resurrects the rumor that Sony's next gaming console will suppress the playing of used games, and outlines how such a scheme would be accomplished without the use of an always-on Internet connection for verification. In short, an RFID ID stamped onto the new discs would track their… »1/03/13 10:00am1/03/13 10:00am

Anonymous Claims PSN Hack Affecting 10 Million Accounts [Update: It's a Hoax]

Anonymous claims it broke into the PlayStation Network and has a 50 gigabyte database of email accounts and their passwords. Ten million accounts "are at risk," says the hacker involved. The passwords appear to be encrypted, and many of the accounts published in this document appear to be from northern Europe. This… »8/15/12 1:53pm8/15/12 1:53pm

Sony Says No Malware Involved in Attack on Resistance Forums

A Nov. 11 breach of Resistance's official web site, including its forums, did not serve malware to visitors as some had alleged, Sony told Kotaku on Friday. Sony confirmed that an intrusion did take place, resulting in MyResistance.net's immediate closure. The site remains offline as Sony works to rebuild it and close… »12/02/11 11:30am12/02/11 11:30am