Wednesday, May 25, 2011

PSN is online

So two weeks ago I reported that PSN was still down and in its third week of pissing off Sony PS3 users world wide and sending Xbox sales through the roof. Late last week PSN was finally brought back online (what did I tell you "I reckon PSN will be up at the latest by the end of next week.") and PS3 users around the world rejoiced as they updated their consoles and jumped back into their favourite games.

Australia is online though some users may still be having some trouble but keep trying because you will get through. 600,000 PS3 users are trying to log in all at the same time. Not many servers can handle that. Japan however is still down. Not because of Sony. The Japanese government have said that the updated security that Sony has implemented is not at an acceptable standard. Given that Japan is Sony's biggest market I'll bet they take that pretty seriously.

I'm still waiting on my welcome back package.

Comment below and tell me what game do you want as compensation?

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Modern Warfare 3 Announced

OMG MW3! Not really that excited but when The Call of Duty Youtube channel posted its first teaser trailers for the game you can imagine a lot of people said just that.

On Saturday four videos were uploaded showing what seems to be invasions in England, Germany, France and the continuing battle for America that was started in Modern Warfare 2. There isn't much to see but last week there were rumours that Activision would announce MW3 at E3 this year. These trailers are proof that Activision will provide more details about its upcoming shooter at E3 and will most probably continue to upload more trailers over the coming months. Stay tuned.

For those who haven't seen the trailers here are the four that were uploaded on Saturday.

Till next week, Peace.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

PSN is down for the count.

Today marks the third week of PSN offline due to a security breach. Sony had stated last week that the Playstation network would be online. Sony is now before the American congress having to explain their actions leading up to this incident.

So far it is estimated that as many as 600,000 Australian PSN accounts (including my own) have been compromised. With passwords, email addresses, full names and even credit card details in some cases have been stolen. Sony has said that when PSN does go back up all PS3 users will have to update their consoles and change their passwords.

Because Sony are doing a complete overhaul of the network I had real doubts that they would have it done in two weeks. I reckon PSN will be up at the latest by the end of next week. There is so much that will need to be done seeing as they want to stat from square one and strengthen it that way. While this is an effective method its going to take time.

Of course we can't forget that when PSN went down it wasn't just gamers that were effected. Users of the Sony service Qriocity (basically Netflix for Sony TV's) have also potentially has their accounts compromised also. But this is a gaming site so lets focus.

Comment below and tell me what game you miss playing online with your mates?

Till next week, Peace.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

US and UK 3DS launch schedule for the rest of 2011

Nintendo has released its US and UK 3DS launch schedule for the rest of 2011. The games are:

The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D

Star Fox 64 3D

Animal Crossing

Kid Icarus: Uprising

Mario Kart 3DS

Paper Mario

Transformers: Dark of the Moon

Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D

Pinball Hall of Game: The Williams Collection

Lego Pirates of the Caribbean: The Video Games

Deca Sports Extreme

Pac-Man & Galaga Dimensions

Cave Story 3D

Dead or Alive Dimensions

Spongebob Squigglepants

Green Lantern: Rise of the Manhunters

No release dates were given but its a safe bet that when these games come out there it will be either on the same day or a little later here. I'm looking forward to Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D and Star Fox 64 3D just because they are my favorite games on the N64 (which by the way I still have and play often) and seeing what the 3DS can do when these games come out I may just buy a 3DS. If Dead or Alive Dimensions is anything like Dead or Alive Xtreme Beach Volleyball I'll buy that too.

Comment below and tell me what 3DS game you are most looking forward to and why?

Till next week, Peace.