PlayStation Network (PSN) got hacked, 3rd day today

Believed that PS3 players can’t be happy in Easter holiday. It is the 3rd day PlayStation Network (PSN) was down due to some hackers breached their security . Sony Computer Entertainment’s tech team is actively investigating the issue, but nobody has the clue when will the PSN be re-open again .

“An external intrusion on our system has affected our PlayStation Network and Qriocity services. In order to conduct a thorough investigation and to verify the smooth and secure operation of our network services going forward, we turned off PlayStation Network & Qriocity services on the evening of Wednesday, April 20th. Providing quality entertainment services to our customers and partners is our utmost priority. We are doing all we can to resolve this situation quickly, and we once again thank you for your patience. We will continue to update you promptly as we have additional information to share.”

from PlayStation Blog

Luckily , I am a XBOX360 player . Not affected. Still , I wish PSN be recovered as soon as possible , more importantly , personal data and save files are not affected . It would be a disaster if personal data in PSN account be extracted , as it contains payment information such as credit cards and bank accounts . Good luck with PS3 gamers . For a happy Easter holiday , go buy a XBOX360 with Kinect .

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PlayStation Suite : Enable Android 2.3+ to play PlayStation games

Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. (SCE) unveiled not only the powerful PSP2 in today’s Tokyo announcement event, the company also announced “PlayStation Suite”, which enables Android™ 2.3+ devices to connect to PlayStation Network (PSN) and PlayStation games.

In order to ensure the Android devices provide good gaming experience to gamers, SCE will launch a “PlayStation® Certified” license program to hardware manufacturers. SCE will provide PS Suite contents within 2011, starting with PS one® games in PlayStation quality. SCE will also provide new game development environment to game developers and publishers to make games for the new PS Suite platform.

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PSP2 Tech Specs

Here is the spec of the new PSP2. For now not much is revealed, but we believe more detailed specs will be updated soon.

CPU ARM® Cortex™ – A9 core (4-core)
GPU PowerVR SGX543MP4+
RAM Unknown
Approx. 182.0 x 18.6 x 83.5mm ( W x H x D )
(tentative, excludes largest projection)
Rear Touch Pad Multi touch pad – capacitive type
(same mechanism with Apple iPhone, Sony Ericsson Satio, etc)
Cameras Front camera
Rear camera
Sound Built-in stereo speakers
Built-in microphone
Sensors 6-axis motion sensing system
(3-axis gyroscope, 3-axis accelerometer)
3-axis electronic compass
Location GPS
Wi-Fi location service support
Keys / Switches PS button
Power button
Directional buttons (Up, Down, Left, Right)
Action buttons (Triangle, Circle, Cross, Square)
Shoulder buttons (Left, Right)
Analog sticks on both sides
START button, SELECT button
Volume buttons (+/-)
Mobile Network Connectivity (3G)
IEEE 802.11b/g/n (n = 1×1) (Wi-Fi)
(Infrastructure mode/ Ad-hoc mode)
Bluetooth® 2.1+EDR (A2DP, AVRCP, HSP)

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Here comes the PSP2 , codename NGP

Front View

PSP2 is finally announced by Sony this morning. It is clear that the new PSP2 has a bunch of new features:
– 5-inch touchscreen OLED display with 960 x 544 resolution
– dual analog sticks (not nubs as on the current generation)
– 3G
– WiFi
– front and rear touchpads
– motion sensors
– an electronic compass
– cameras on both the front and the rear
– an advanced CPU ?!
– no UMD
– Real / Virtual Reality
– no more XMD , LiveArea instead
– built-in social networking

OLED Touch screen

Top View

Bottom View

Back View

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