Posts Tagged ‘Playstation’

E3: Sony Highlights 2011

June 7, 2011

Bossfight Gaming Blog - E3 2011

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Sony┬┤s PSN welcome back programme overview

May 17, 2011

Bossfight Gaming Blog - PSN Down

You can download two of the following games for free if you own a PS3:
– LittleBigPlanet
– Infamous
– Wipeout HD/Fury
– Ratchet and Clank: Quest for Booty
– Dead Nation

If you own a PSP you can chose between two games below:
– LittleBigPlanet PSP
– ModNation PSP
– Pursuit Force
– Killzone Liberation

Additionally the following will be received:
– 30 days free PlayStation Plus membership for non PS Plus subscribers.
– Existing PlayStation Plus subscribers will be given 60 days free subscription.
– For existing Music Unlimited subscribers, you will be given 30 days free subscription.
– We are working on a Welcome Back offer in PlayStation Home and will share that when it is confirmed.

Report: Sony hit with second attack, loses 12,700 credit card numbers

May 3, 2011

Bossfight Gaming Blog - PSN Down

Following up on this morning’s news that Sony Online Entertainment servers were offline across the board, Japanese newspaper Nikkei reports (via BGR) that the company has lost 12,700 customer credit card numbers as the result of an attack. The company apparently took SOE servers offline after learning of the attack last evening, but has yet to issue a statement confirming that customer information has been lost.

Of the 12,700 total, 4,300 are alleged to be from Japan, while the remainder’s origins are unknown. The report also notes that most of the numbers are said to be from expired cards, which Engadget posits could mean this was simply stolen data from an old backup.

The report doesn’t mention whether last night’s supposed breach is connected to the recent incidents involving Sony’s PlayStation Network and Qriocity services, though an SOE representative told Joystiq that official comment would be coming from the company “within the hour.”

Source:
Joystiq

To Trust or Not To Trust Gran Turismo 5 reviews?

November 24, 2010

First a few facts:
1. Most big gaming websites like IGN and Joystiq just got a copy of Gran Turismo 5 Monday
2.The patch for online play released yesterday night.

Taking the above two facts in to consideration i’m asking you readers the following question:
How is it possible to finish a complete review on this huge and important title within 2 days? Even if you wouldn’t sleep it is barely possible.(Not even to mention just 1 day for the multiplayer option)

Is it so Important to put out reviews right after the embargo is gone? Isn’t it more important to play the game for a good amount of time and then put out a good review? Let’s hope that this will not become a trend!
Else I have to stop using reviews as guide to buy a game and that would be a darn shame!
Never the less titles this big will sell anyway whatever the critics say.
Anyway same goes for me i’m sold!

PC Gaming VS Console Gaming

May 24, 2010

I remember when the next-gen consoles just released and High-end PC’s could barely hold up against them and clearly had a dip.Though PC Hardware develops very fast, consoles don’t.

PC

And that is something that you can see very clearly now. If you compare a game like Battlefield Bad Company 2 or Dragon Age Origins between the PS3, Xbox and PC you clearly see the PC version standing out by far.
And this console generation is not going to be replaced anytime soon with Playstation Move and Natal coming up.
So are move controls going to make the difference between PC and consoles? I think we will see a trend of more developers including PC games in multiplatform releases again. Only thing that would hold back developers is the chance of Piracy. But nowadays to enjoy multiplayer and even some single player games on the PC you are forced to buy to original version due security.

Playstation Move

It’s clear the PC is making his comeback into the gaming world. Let’s wait what the answer from the consoles will be.
What could be a good idea is to make consoles with replaceable graphic cards too make the console upgradeable. Who knows?

Ati Toxic

Remember you heard it here first;)

Pre Order “Bonus” Pisses me off!

April 27, 2010

There used to be a time that paying for your game was enough to get everything in the game. What I keep seeing more and more now is pre-order bonusses, giving your money to a company weeks before a game releases and in return they give you something extra in game.
Giving a poster or a cap or whatever as pre order bonus I understand. What I also understand is including free DLC with a new game that you can only download once.
Giving you more reason to buy a game new instead of buying a used game or renting that game.

But since when is it not enough to pay 70 euros to get all the games content? Businesswise I understand the picture completely big bosses want to see numbers and a pre order is a sell before the release. That money can be used to increase marketing budget to promote the game even more.
Consumer wise it’s almost a crime it is not that games are cheap 70 euros is a lot of money. It seems a little unfair that when you buy the game in the store paying the same amount of money as the people who pre ordered and getting less.

And still this trend is getting bigger meaning that people are actually pre ordering a lot. Am I the only one who thinks that this is a bad thing?
If you agree with me stop pre ordering! Pre ordering means you agree!*Cough* Gamestop *Cough*


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