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  • PSN will be online later today: Sony (Updated)

    The four week long wait will finally get over today, as Sony has confirmed on its official Facebook Page (Ireland) that Playstation Network will be online at somepoint later today.

    However not full PSN services will be restored today, but some including online gameplay.

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    Check out below what Sony said:

    Hi guys, just to clarify some PSN services, including online gameplay, will indeed go live later today (Sunday).

    UPDATE 1: Sony on EU Blog said that PSN will be restore in all region today. On its official blog Sony said:

    we have begun the phased restoration by region of some of the services, starting with online multiplayer functionality.

    Please note that these services will take a bit of time to be turned
    on and rolled out to the whole region. The process has begun and some
    countries are being turned on now, so please be patient as we reach you.

    UPDATE 2:

    PSN is now back online in Ireland.

    Note: Those who not able to change password, can refere steps here.

    UPDATE 2:

    A Clarification Notice to all PSN subscriber from Sony:

    PSN subscriber can download the firmware update 3.61 now but you will be able to change your password when PSN is restored in your country.

    UPDATE 3:

    Sony just a while ago confirmed on Twitter that PSN services is back online in United Kingdom, Ireland and Middle East. Check out the tweet below:

    “We’re now going live with certain PSN services in the UK, Ireland and the Middle East.”

  • PS3 mandatory firmware update 3.61 available for downlaod (Updated)

    Sony just a few hours ago on its official US PS Blog announced that the mandatory PS3 firmware update v3.61 is now available for download in all region. The news was confirmed by Eric Lempel VP, Sony Network Entertainment.

    The new mandatory firmware update will require all Playstation Network subscriber to change their password once PSN is restored.

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    Check out what Sony wrote on US PS Blog:

    We have been working on a new PS3 system software update that requires all PSN users to change their password once PlayStation Network is restored. The update (v3.61) is mandatory and is available now.

    If using a PS3, your password can only be changed on your own PS3 (or a PS3 on which your PSN account was activated), as an added layer of security. If you have never downloaded any content using your account on the system, an email will be sent to the registered sign-in ID (email address) associated with your account when you first attempt to sign-in to PSN. This e-mail will contain a link that will enable you to change your password. In this email, click on the link and follow the instructions to change your password. Once you have changed your password you can sign-in to your account using your new password.

    We strongly recommend that all PSN account holders with PS3s update their systems to prepare for when PlayStation Network is back online. The release of this update is a critical step as we work to make PlayStation Network significantly more secure. Thank you for your continued support and patience.

    UPDATE:

    How to change PSN password:

    So you have downloaded and installed the mandatory PS3 firmware update 3.61 which required all PSN subscriber to change their passwords, but you are unaware of how to do it, then check out below steps which tells you how to change your PSN password after installing firmware update 3.61.

    Step 1:

    • First of all you need to sign in with your SIGN IN ID i.e Email Address and Password of your PSN account.

    Step 2:

    • After successfully signing in, a message will appear which will ask you to change your password, Click OK.

    Step 3:

    • A screen for a entering a new password will be displayed, all you need to do is follow the on-screen instructions. Once done with changing your password, you will be able to sign in to PSN.

    NOTE:

    Now Many PS3 owners may encounter number of issues which changing their password. Check out below details of these issues and solution for the same.

    Screen for entering the new password is not displayed at all, this implies that your PS3 was never got activated on PSN using your account. PS3 owners facing this issue will receive an email from Sony on their registered email address. This email will take PS3 owners to a website to change their password.

    UPDATE 1:

    A Clarification Notice to all PSN subscriber from Sony:

    PSN subscriber can download the firmware update 3.61 now but you
    will be able to change your password when PSN is restored in your
    country.

  • Duke Nukem Forever Achievements

    The achievement list of Gearbox Software's first person shooting game title Duke Nukem Forever has been revealed. There are in total 50 achievements, we have listed below details of each and every achievements along with tips and tricks to earn it. So go through the list and check out what lies in store for all of you.

    Duke Nukem Forever screen

    Duke Nukem Forever will launch on June 10 (worldwide), and on June 14 in North America.

    Here is the list:

    Extermination 25
    Kill 50 aliens

    Annihilation 40
    Kill 100 aliens

    Nuclear Devastation 50
    Kill 250 aliens

    Hippy-Stomper 20
    Foot stomp 12 aliens

    Judge, Jury, Executioner 20
    Execute 20 aliens

    Trapper 20
    Kill 10 aliens with Trip Mines

    Freeze Well! 20
    Kill 15 frozen aliens

    Road Rage
    20
    Kill 15 aliens with the monster truck

    Fork the Pork 10
    Kill 6 aliens with the forklift

    Dead Useful 15
    Kill 10 aliens with environmental explosives

    Downtown Barrel Beatdown 15
    Kill 10 aliens with tossed objects

    Duke Angry, Duke Smash! 20
    Kill 15 aliens with melee attacks while on steroids

    Noms 10
    Eat 10 pieces of food during the SP campaign

    On the Noggin 25
    Kill 30 aliens with headshots

    Natural Disaster 3x  10
    Kill 3 aliens at once

    FBT 10
    Get knocked down 10 times

    Turd Burglar 10
    Find and steal a piece of poo

    I Need a Towel 10
    Get hit by 10 Pregnator bombs

    Baron von Nukem 20
    Shoot down 20 alien fighters

    I Need a Date
    5
    Look at every page of a calendar in SP

    Sticky Bomb Like You! 10
    Put a Trip Mine on a live alien

    Big Guns, Big Ships 10
    Blow up 5 enemy gunships or dropships

    Air-Duke 30
    Win air hockey with a score of 7-0 in the strip club

    Balls of Steel 25
    Earn a 1,000,000 pinball score in SP

    Flagon of Chuckles 5
    Drink a beer in SP

    Juiced 5
    Take steroids in SP

    He’s Got a Hologram! 5
    Use a Holoduke in SP

    Drawrings 10
    Doodle something on the whiteboard in SP

    Substance Abuser
    10
    Drink beer while on steroids or vice versa in SP

    I Am All That Is Man 40
    Discover all Ego cap awards

    Gunslinger 50
    Carry the gold pistol through the whole SP campaign

    Piece of Cake 20
    Complete the SP campaign on Easy Difficulty

    Let’s Rock 30
    Complete the SP campaign on Normal Difficulty

    Come Get Some 40
    Complete the SP campaign on Hard Difficulty

    Damn, I’m Good
    50
    Complete the SP campaign on Insane Difficulty

    Special Thanks 5
    Watch the credits all the way through

    Bucket Head 30
    Find all 3 helmets in the SP campaign

    Call Waiting 25
    Listen to all phone messages

    Party Animal 10
    Drink all of the beers in the strip club

    Pescaphobe 10
    Kill all the catfish in the underwater level

    Sunday, Black Sunday 5
    Shoot down the blimp above the stadium

    Nobody Likes a Whiner 5
    Knock out the talent at the talk show

    Lots of Whacking
    25
    Win a game of Alien Abortion in the strip club

    Companion Barrel 10
    Unlock the secret closet at the end of the Forkstop

    One-Eyed Freak 10
    Defeat the Cycloid

    Pit Champion 25
    Defeat the Battlelord in Las Vegas

    Not Bad for a Human 40
    Defeat the Alien Queen

    A Good Dam Fight 25
    Defeat the Battlelord on the Hoover Dam

    Octacide
    25
    Defeat the Octaking

    Beating the One-Eyed Worm 35
    Defeat the Energy Leech

  • YouTube coming to PS3, Xbox 360 and Wii soon

    If a job listing on LinkedIn is to believe, then Youtube and Google are currently working together to bring YouTube web experience to Xbox 360, PS3 and Wii.

    According to the job listing the YouTube application will bring "TV expereicnce with You Tube video content". Google and Youtube are looking for a person who is experienced with home console. This probably means an application will be launched on all three consoles.

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    Excited about this? tell as what do you think about this as a comment to this post. Check out the job listing HERE.

  • Hackers use Amazon EC2 service to hack PSN

    According to Bloomberg report, the hackers behind Playstation Network outage used Amazon’s web services cloud to launch an attack inorder to gained access to sensitive data of more than 77 million subscribers.

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    The hackers first supplied fake information to Amazon for renting a server, and penetrated the most popular network of Sony from there. Amazon has now closed account.

    Neither Sony nor Amazon has commented on the reports.

  • Modern Warfare 3 official PS3 box art revealed?

    Yesterday it was all about Activision's Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, as bulk of information related to the game was leaked online, and today its no different, it has been reported that the official PS3 box art for the game has been revealed.

    At first glance the leaked PS3 box art of Modern Warfare 3 looks very real, you can have a look at it below and decide by yourself.

    MW3 ps3 box art

    Check out the teaser trailer for the game which was released earlier today by Activision, HERE.

  • The Witcher 2: official launch trailers released

    It took a developer a total of four years time period, but the game is finally here. Many are expecting The Witcher 2 to be the best RPG game of 2011, it will launch on PC on May 17.

  • Rocksmith Big Tracklist announcement on June 1

    Ubisoft on Rocksmith Facebook Page has announced that a huge track list for the game will be announced on 1st of June. Rockstar is a new guitar based video game which allow players to play the game using their own real guitar.

    Rocksmith

    Ubisoft worte on Facebook:

    “Mark your calendars Rocksmith fans. We’ll have a big track list announcement coming on June 1st!”

    Rocksmith will launch in September 2011 for PC, PS3 and Xbox 360. Check out the list of track confirmed so far:

    • The Rolling Stones: (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction
    • David Bowie: Rebel Rebel
    • The Black Keys: I Got Mine
    • Yellow Moon Band: Chimney
    • Interpol: Slow Hands
    • Best Coast: When I’m With You
    • The Animals: House Of The Rising Sun
    • Nirvana: In Bloom
  • New Playstation Network security measures

    In a special letter to sent to developers and publishers, Sony has revealed the details related to the new PSN security measures. This time the company is leaving no stone unturned to strengthen Playstation Network security.

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    Some of the measures taken by the company includes enhanced encryption, enhanced ability to detect intrusions within the network.

    Full list is given below, check them out:

    • adding additional automated software monitoring and configuration management to help defend against new attacks;
    • enhanced levels of data protection and encryption, as well as additional penetration and vulnerability testing;
    • enhanced capabilities to detect software intrusions within the network, unauthorized access and unusual activity patterns;
    • implementation of additional firewalls;
    • expediting a planned move of the system to a new data center in a different location with enhanced security; and
    • appointment of a new Chief Information Security Officer.
  • Splash Damage: First Brink DLC will be available for free

    Splash Damage has announced that the very first DLC for Brink will be available for free of cost. The DLC is schedule to release this June and will offer fans new maps and weapons.

    Brink screen

    More details about the DLC will be revealed as we head closer to June. The DLC will be made available on all platforms. Stay tunned for more update on this.