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Sony PSN Japan Update, Publishing Partners Letter Detailed

Sony PSN Japan Update, Publishing Partners Letter Detailed 1350°
199w ago - Update: PSN is now back online in Japan, and Kaz Harai has made available a video statement with all the related details.

Following news that PSN internal testing is currently underway, today the official PlayStation Japan site has issued an update regarding the PlayStation Network outage alongside details from the official letter Sony sent out to their publishing partners.

To quote, roughly translated: "PlayStation Network” and “Qriocity” and continued failure, I am sorry indeed. As we told the other day with the latest information in regard to future service restart, will be conducted in stages on a regional basis to ensure the safety of our customers.

We are preparing to be able to resume service as soon as possible in Japan, and is now doing the verification stage for ensuring the safety and security, providing more advanced. Server to complete the relocation of more secure facilities, further strengthening the encryption, firewalls and expansion of new customers with peace of mind again on “PlayStation Network” and “Qriocity”...
 

PSN Service Restoration Update, Internal Testing Underway

PSN Service Restoration Update, Internal Testing Underway 1350°
199w ago - As a follow-up to yesterday's PSN updates, Sony's Senior Director of Corporate Communications & Social Media Patrick Seybold has posted another brief PlayStation Network update as follows:

As you may know, we've begun the process of restoring the service through internal testing of the new system. We're still working to confirm the security of the network infrastructure, as well as working with a variety of outside entities to confirm with them of the security of the system. Verifying the system security is vital for the process of restoration. Additional comprehensive system checks and testing are still required, and we must complete that process before bringing the systems online.

As you've heard us say, our utmost priorities are the security of the network and ensuring your data is safe. We won't restore the services until we can test the system's strength in these respects.

When we held the press conference in Japan last week, based on what we knew, we expected to have the services online within a week. We were unaware of the extent of the attack on Sony Online Entertainment servers, and we are taking this opportunity to conduct further testing of...
 

PS3 Game List v1.6 Homebrew Application Update is Released

PS3 Game List v1.6 Homebrew Application Update is Released 1150°
200w ago - Another PS3 Game List update to version 1.6 this weekend from PS3 homebrew developer wborland0, with changes detailed below as follows:

Download: PS3 Game List v1.6

Another release to improve the request backlog. As usual, feel free to suggest something new, and, if you happen to find any bugs, please report them as well.

PS3 Game List change-log and features:

v1.6

  • Loads info from multiple game folders (configuration via settings dialog);
  • FTP renaming (via FTP context menu);
  • Additional option to rename game folders to a user defined format using the tags _TITLE_ and _ID_ (e.g. "_TITLE_ - (_ID_)" => "Gran Turismo 5 - (BCUS98114)", "[_ID_][_TITLE_]" => "[BCUS98114][Gran Turismo 5]", "XYZ – _TITLE_" => "XYZ – Gran Turismo 5″, "[_[_ID_]_]" => "[_[BCUS98114]_]", etc. ; notice that at least one of the tags must be present and the characters '\', '/', ':', '*', '?', '"', '<', '>' and '|' cannot be used);
  • Exports game list to Excel file format (requires Microsoft Excel installed);
  • Imports game list from a previously saved Excel file [requires Microsoft Excel installed; games can be manually added (a game title and a valid ID must be filled), and the worksheet...

 

Sony PSN and Qriocity Update, Admit Account Info Compromised

Sony PSN and Qriocity Update, Admit Account Info Compromised 1350°
201w ago - Playstation Blog updated with latest info:

Thank you for your patience while we work to resolve the current outage of PlayStation Network & Qriocity services. We don't have an exact date to share at this moment as to when we will have the services turned on, but are working day and night to ensure it is as quickly as possible. We are currently working to send the following message via email to all of our registered account holders regarding a compromise of personal information as a result of this malicious attack on our servers, so please look for this information via email as well. Please note that we are as upset as you are regarding this attack and are going to proceed aggressively to track down those that are responsible.


Source, full text and letter (plus interresting comments below) here: http://blog.eu.playstation.com/2011/04/26/psnqriocity-service-update/

Letter:

Valued PlayStation Network/Qriocity Customer,

We have discovered that between April 17 and April 19, 2011, certain PlayStation Network and Qriocity service user account information was compromised in connection with an illegal and unauthorized intrusion into our network. In response to this intrusion, we have:

1) Temporarily turned off PlayStation Network...

 

European PSN Game Store Updates for April 20, 2011

European PSN Game Store Updates for April 20, 2011 100°
202w ago - SCEE's Ross McGrath of the PlayStation Store Team is here with this weeks European PSN updates, as follows:

First of all - you asked for it, we listened - in the Latest section you'll find a new tab called 'New This Week', which is exactly the way the old Latest section used to be.

So if you want to see everything that's dropped in the update, that's where you should head first. Don't say we never do anything for you.

We've got loads of gaming goodness for you this week, including the launch of The Fancy Pants Adventures, Battle: Los Angeles and Red Johnson's Chronicles.

Fancy Pants Adventures tasks you and up to three friends (online or offline!) with traversing the line drawn world in search of your kidnapped sister - if you've played the Flash game of the same name you'll know the score. This version turns the Fancy Pants formula up to 11 and comes highly recommended.

Battle: Los Angeles is the movie tie-in game for the recent alien invasion blockbuster - kick the aliens off your planet and protect the human race in this first person shooter.

Red Johnson's Chronicles follows in the footsteps of BTTF and Sam and Max, you play as the titular Red Johnson as he attempts to solve the mystery of the murder surrounding...
 

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