• Sony's silence on cause of PSN outage is troubling

    Posted April 25, 2011 - 3:03 pm

    The PlayStation Network remains out of commission for a fifth full day, crippling its flagship console. Even worse, Sony's statements regarding the situation provide little clarity as to why exactly the network failed in the first place. Sure, it did say it was an "intrusion". Still unanswered is when PlayStation 3 owners can expect the service back and what (if any) private information this mysterious "intruder" might have on PSN users.
  • Sony's PSN outage: why now, and what does it mean going forward?

    Posted April 25, 2011 - 8:07 am

    Sony is into its 5th day of a total Playstation Network outage. While we wait to learn the details of what happened, I'm more interested in why it happened now. Sony has confirmed that this is an outside attack, so what was the trigger? And in general terms, what does this outage (and the problems Amazon has had recently) mean for our growing dependence on 'the cloud?"
  • Sony begins selling HD movies on its PSN

    Posted March 9, 2010 - 9:35 pm

    Sony started selling HD movies on its Playstation Network today. Titles from all 6 major studios are available. But are we getting a good deal or is Blu-ray still the way to go?
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