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Sony Announces Settlement in GeoHot PS3 Hacking Case

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203w ago - Today Sony's Senior Director of Corporate Communications & Social Media Patrick Seybold has announced a settlement in the GeoHot PS3 hacking case, with the ruling issuing a permanent injunction against George Hotz barring him from hacking or collaborating with efforts to hack any Sony product moving forward.

To quote: Joint Statement

Sony Computer Entertainment America (SCEA) and George Hotz (Hotz) today announced the settlement of the lawsuit filed by SCEA against Hotz in federal court in San Francisco, California. The parties reached an agreement in principle on March 31, 2011. As part of the settlement, Hotz consented to a permanent injunction.

Both parties expressed satisfaction that litigation had been quickly resolved. Sony is glad to put this litigation behind us, said Riley Russell, General Counsel for SCEA. Our motivation for bringing this litigation was to protect our intellectual property and our consumers. We believe this settlement and the permanent injunction achieve this goal.

It was never my intention to cause any users trouble or to make piracy easier, said Hotz, Im happy to have the litigation behind me. Hotz was not involved in the recent attacks on Sonys internet services and websites.

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Sony Reveals Official Urban Camouflage PS3 Bluetooth Headset

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210w ago - Sony Associate Product Marketing Manager Richard Ho has revealed the official Urban Camouflage PS3 Bluetooth Headset today for fans.

To quote: With awesome multi-player games such as Killzone 3 and SOCOM 4: U.S. Navy SEALs on the way, the new Bluetooth Headset is sure to be your go-to communication device.

The Headset already comes in a sleek, high-gloss black finish. However, we've also heard some of your requests for a militaristic color and are now offering the headset in a new "urban camouflage" color.

For the same great price of $49.99 (MSRP), the urban camouflage Bluetooth Headset will be available at GameStop locations nationwide, to coincide with the highly-anticipated launch of SOCOM 4 on April 19 - making it a must have for SOCOM 4's unbridled 32-player online multiplayer mayhem.

As most of you know, our Bluetooth Headsets offer a number of great features, making it perfect for gaming. It starts with built-in noise cancellation and our proprietary High Quality (HQ) mode enabling us to deliver the best quality PS3 voice chat.

An in-game headset status indicator, easily accessible microphone mute button,...
 

Official PlayStation App Confirmed for iPhone & Android Handsets

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219w ago - It appears yesterday's rumor is now true, as today Sony Portal Manager Emmanuel Orssaud has confirmed the Official PlayStation App is coming soon to iPhone and Android handsets!

To quote: I'm very happy to finally be able to announce on the PlayStation.Blog that we will launch the Official PlayStation App very soon.

The app will be available to download for iPhone and iPod Touch with OS 4 and above, and most Android compatible handsets with a minimum of OS 1.6.

In version 1.0 you'll be able to:

• Check out your PlayStation Network trophies and keep up to date with your friends' games and online status.
• Discover all the latest games, news and hardware for your PlayStation 3, PSP and PlayStation 2.
• Read all the announcements on the European PlayStation.Blog.
• Share your favourite products or news with your friends on Facebook, Twitter or via e-mail.

The first version (1.0) will be available in the following countries: UK, France, Germany, Spain, Italy, and The Netherlands.

We are already working on the next version that will support most SCEE countries and languages, and will also let you comment on PlayStation.Blog.
 

Modular Stage, Lake House and Zombie Companions Hit PS Home

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222w ago - SCEE Home Community Lead Alex Weekes has announced this weeks PlayStation Home EU content updates include a Modular Stage Set, Lake House, Zombie Companions, and more as follows!

To quote: There's quite a variety of new content releasing this week! With today being Gran Turismo 5 launch day, we'll get started with some GT5 news.

In the cinema we've got a new GT5 trailer for you to drool over if you've not picked up your copy of the game yet. Better yet, you'll earn a GT5 race suit costume as a reward for watching!

Make sure to grab yours, as we've secured some great GT5 prizes to give away and you'll need one of the GT5 race suit costumes for a chance to win! If you haven't already, make sure to check out the GT5 Facebook app.

Ever find yourself wanting a pet to add some life to your personal space? A loyal creature to take for walks through Home Square? In that case, say hello to the newest in Home essentials: Companions. Drop into the nDreams store this week, where they have the first two companions: Nipper and Benji. The best part? They're zombies, so there's no need to feed them!

Race over to Estates this week, where you'll find the Lake House personal space. This spacious, extravagant, and modern waterfront estate comes complete with...
 

PS3 Bluetooth Headset is Going Slim, Same Price as Original

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226w ago - Similar to the PlayStation 3 Slim, today Kotaku.com (linked above) reports that the PS3 Bluetooth Headset is also going slim with the price remaining the same as the original model, later confirmed by Sony Peripherals Product Manager Anand Agarwal.

To quote: "A reader sent us this promo sleeve for the PlayStation 3 Bluetooth headset earlier this week, which now appears to be sporting a slimmer, sleeker design than the original model.

Not only has the ear clasp been made thinner, but the front buttons and indicators have been cleaned up too. The material also clearly states that this is an official Sony product, not a third-party offering.

The feature set on the back of the box has no new features compared to the existing version, so it appears to be a simple aesthetic upgrade for a device that was looking a little, well, clunky as we push on towards 2011.

As the box says, it'll be priced at $50, which is the same as the existing model."
 
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