Archive for April, 2011

New Need For Speed game announced

Prepare for “The Race for Your Life.”

An EA representative has officially confirmed that the developer will release a new Need For Speed game in November of this year, entitled “Need for Speed: The Run”.

Details are sparce at this early stage, but retailer ShopTo.net has already added a listing for the title, including a teaser trailer and official box art.

Official boxart for "Need For Speed: The Run"

PSNightmare!!!

Electronics giant Sony is facing one of it’s most embarrassing publicity crises in recent memory, and turned the once revered and acclaimed PSN (Playstation Network), into a laughing stock and a source of much anger for for users around the world.

Now into its 7th day of inactivity, thing have gotten even worse for Sony, as they are now reporting that the hack ould potentially lead to the theft of up to 77 million PSN users’ personal information, including credit card details.

This has even led to the British government launching a formal investigation into the matter, and even US and Canadian government bodies have joined the chorus demanding answers about the exposure, including the FBI.

The PSN nightmare continues for millions around the world

This has probably been Sony’s week from hell PR wise, and if they don’t get it fixed soon, it could lead to one of the biggest digital fraud cases the world has ever seen.

PSN users are being urged to be aware of any correspondence they may receive in relation to their personal details. A Sony statement read:

“For your security, we encourage you to be especially aware of e-mail, telephone, and postal mail scams that ask for personal or sensitive information,” the company said. “Sony will not contact you in any way, including by email, asking for your credit card number, social security number or other personally identifiable information.”

Users are becoming increasingly frustrated and appauled at the apparent ease with which such a massive programme was hacked, especially one that contains the personal data of over 75 million people.

Reports have already started filtering in of fraudulent charges, leading up to $600 in some cases.

Sony has promised to resolve the issue as quickly as possible, but is it too little too late? I can think of 75 million people that probably think it is. The video below answers some FAQ’s that PSN users may have regarding the hack.