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Sony PSN Accounts Migrating to Sony Entertainment Network (SEN)

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147w ago - Sony has announced today that their PlayStation Network (PSN) accounts will be migrating to Sony Entertainment Network (SEN) accounts next week.

Below is the official press release, as follows:

Press Release: On February 8, 2012, your “PlayStation Network account” will be renamed a “Sony Entertainment Network account” or a “SEN account” in conjunction with Sony Computer Entertainment’s PlayStation 3 system software and PlayStation Vita system software updates. (Note, this change will not be applied to the PSP (PlayStation Portable) system at this time.)

For general purposes, this account change is a change in name only. Your username or password will not change, nor are we asking you to change them. In accordance with this transition, some necessary naming changes will be made to the TOS and Privacy Policy.

This transition is based on Sony’s goal to enhance its unique digital entertainment offering. As a series of these activities Sony started last September, PlayStation Network will be aligned with “Sony Entertainment Network.” This helps us get closer to our goal of establishing a global comprehensive network platform of services across games, movies, music and more, all accessible from one convenient account.
 

Sony Confirms PS Vita PSN Accounts Linked to Memory Cards

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155w ago - Today Sony's associate brand marketing manager Crystal MacKenzie has confirmed that PS Vita PSN accounts are linked to the handheld's memory cards and not the device itself for those wondering.

Essentially this means those who like bringing their gamer profile and downloadable games over to a friends house to show them off will probably like the PlayStation Vita since the PSN accounts are bonded to the memory card they're downloaded to.

To quote from GameInformer.com (linked above): "Your PSN ID is bonded to your memory card and your memory card is bonded to your Vita," Sony associate brand marketing manager Crystal MacKenzie told [Register or Login to view links].

"So if you wanted to change different PSN users but use the same memory card, you would need to go factory reset."

So accessing your PSN account and games is as easy as swapping out the memory card they're installed on. Sounds simple enough. If you have too much media for one of Sony's spendy storage devices, you can have your PSN account linked to multiple memory cards.

One question I have is how often do you think you'll be swapping out memory...
 

PS3 Debug Firmware Updates, Premium Accounts for Suppliers

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253w ago - Today we added several older DECH (PS3 Debug / Test) PUP updates to our PS3 Debug / Test Firmware archive for collectors.

Contact Us if you have newer updates as Premium Accounts are available to those who share PS3 Debug / Test / TOOL Firmware or related $DK files, and as always all suppliers can remain anonymous or give us a preferred nickname and we'll credit you with it here!

Finally, if you are new and unfamiliar with the differences between PS3 Debug / Test / Reference Tool units and Retail PlayStation 3 consoles be sure to check out the F.A.Q. and drop by the PS3 Debug / Test Forum for discussions and help from others who own them.

Downloads: PS3 Debug Firmware v2.00 / PS3 Debug Firmware v2.10 / PS3 Debug Firmware v2.17 / PS3...
 

Phished XBox Live Accounts Reported to be in Circulation

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297w ago - Last month we reported news that hackers were targeting XBox Live players and selling 'booting off' services.

Today, XBox Live users have another issue to worry about: phished XBox Live accounts have been reported in circulation.

To quote: Today we came across a collection of approximately 270 sets of login details that have apparently been Phished via a fake XBox Live login page.

The list, some 27 pages long in Word format, would allow people to access stolen XBox Live accounts, some of which may have credit card details stored against them (along with other forms of personal information, of course).

The list itself is actually around 300 or so entries, but it seems some of it is duplicate and / or obviously fake data, entered by people annoyed at the Phishers the list has come from (as a side note, I should add it's never a good idea to enter fake info on Phishing pages - it not only makes it harder for people who wade through this info looking for victims to contact, it also opens you up to potential retaliation attacks from the Phishers).

An additional "bonus" of grabbing Live ID data is that you can use it to check out EMail accounts associated with it -...
 

Registered Accounts on PlayStation Network Exceed 20 Million

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300w ago - The registered accounts on PlayStation Network reached 5 million in 1 year and 2 months, 10 million in 1 year and 8 months, and exceeded 20 million in only 2 years and 3 months from the service launch on November 11, 2006(*1).

The number of users connected to PlayStation Network is ever growing, thus successfully building a robust network business platform.

Press Release: REGISTERED ACCOUNTS ON PLAYSTATION®NETWORK EXCEED 20 MILLION WORLDWIDE

Remarkable Milestone Achieved in Only 2 Years and 3 Months Since Its Launch on November 11, 2006

Tokyo, February 25, 2008 - Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. (SCEI) today announced that the cumulative number of registered accounts on PlayStation®Network worldwide has exceeded 20 million as of February 20, 2009.

PlayStation Network is a free to access network service for PLAYSTATION®3 (PS3®) computer entertainment system and PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) handheld entertainment system, that has more than 70 million sell-in units(*2) around the world both platforms combined. Directly accessible from PS3, PSP or PC, users are able to enjoy a broad range of on-line content and services, including on-line gaming, video chat and text messaging with other PS3 users on-line, as well as many games and video content downloadable from...
 
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