Sony Computer Entertainment Korea has announced that they will be taking PSN offline for underage players in South Korea. This is due to a Shutdown Law in South Korea that prevents underage players from gaming for a six hour period at night.
We all know that the Sony PlayStation Network was hacked into a while back and hoards of user data was stolen. That theft turned into a class-action suit and Sony wants to be sure that doesn’t happen again.
Well, ain’t this a great topper to days and days of outage of Sony’s PlayStation Network. What we first thought was just an annoying DOS attack turns out to be far more insidious.
I just received the following e-mail from Sony:
Valued PlayStation(R)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.
You probably already know that Bryan Lee O’Malley’s popular Scott Pilgrim vs. The World is getting a movie adaptation. It turns out that there will be a Scott Pilgrim video game too, although that seems to be inevitable, given the numerous video game references in the comic.
One of the wackiest platformers ever made, Earthworm Jim is back, and after gracing Wii gamers with his presence, he’s coming to both the Xbox Live Arcade and the PlayStation Network with and updated version.
As I’m sure some of you will remember, Earthworm Jim first came out in 1994.
Any good zombie apocalypse is all about survival, so a game that’s actually named Zombie Apocalypse isn’t likely to be about picking daisies. This week’s downloadable co-op experiences promises gore, guns, and most importantly, zombies. Loads of ’em, and all ripe for the slaughter.
There’s a common theme in gaming that seems to revolve around parties–intrepid bands of heroes who end up together on an epic quest to save the world, and maybe enjoy a delicious sandwich or something along the way.
Well, that was sudden. After months of vague words regarding the release of Fat Princess, the controversial (to some) strategy game from Titan Studios, suddenly it’s got a date… and that date is this Thursday. Whaaat?
Do flowers dream of petals dancing on the wind? According to ThatGameCompany (makers of flOw, predecessor), they just might, especially if they’re stuck on the dull, lifeless windowsill of an apartment. And here you thought it was just guilt-inducing to bring a pet into your apartment; now the flora is fighting back, too.
Katamari Damacy is an undeniably awesome franchise, but it’s also a little on the weird side, so it’s not exactly surprising that Keita Takahashi’s next project is a little unusual. Noby Noby Boy puts the player into the shoes role of an unfortunately shaped something charged with eating and stretching your way through a minimalist world.
I love my PS3, and I love a good game of Tetris, but unlike Oscar the Grouch, I don’t know if I can say that I love trash. Still, this offbeat new game in the works combines all three into a single, juicy delicious morsel of gaming that could be the most addictive garbage collection game this side of Katamari Damacy.