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Watch out for PlayStation Network Abusers

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317w ago - The term 'hacker' is perhaps not so accurate, but more and more forums are reporting stories of people whose PSN password suddenly changed and that with their credit card information, stored in the account, games are purchased by someone else.

With the numerous BETAs and codes which allow you to get additional content, there are a lot of people seeking access to these. They are sometimes fooled by others under false pretenses, and only their login and password to enter PSN is needed. Below is an example of someone who is trying to obtain someone's password to enter through the Home BETA.

People sometimes offer to 'swap' PSN games, however, if you have each other's account information you can download each other's games... this is not only illegal, but secondly someone can change your password so you no longer can access the account. Worse yet, others will be able to access your credit card information.

Sony nor their official developers will ever ask your password and login for PSN as in the user conditions it's clearly prohibited, but because it happens often enough this is still a necessary warning.

Even if people know you on your e-mail address connected to your PSN account, make sure you have a password with a mix of numbers and letters, and not something like '1234 'or'...
 

Soldner-X Delayed Until Late November for PlayStation Network

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317w ago - Last month Eastasiasoft said their space shooter Söldner-X was on target to become a PlayStation Network download in October... which apparently is no longer the case.

To quote: Since it's the last week in October I thought we would see it on this Thursday's PlayStation Store update. After searching their forums I discovered this was not the case.

Himmelsstürmer, a Forum Moderator there explains as follows, "The game will be pushed back to a late November release. A news update will follow shortly."

So there you have it, no Söldner-X in what's left of this month folks.
 

DFC: PlayStation 3 not Expected to Break Even Across its Lifetime

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317w ago - Recently research by DFC Intelligence, who has been involved in market research of the video games industry since 1995, has concluded that Sony's production losses per PlayStation 3 is so great that the console can not be expected to break even across its entire lifetime.

To quote: Analyst Wanda Meloni took the stage to discuss the key trends that will shape the market in the near future.

After briefly introducing the basic standings of each of the major console manufacturers, Meloni argued that "Sony has the most to lose with this current generation."

Based on DFC's most current research, she says, Sony's production losses per individual PS3 mean that the console can't be expected to "break even" across its lifetime.

In addition, while Sony owned 67 percent of the market at the height of the PS2 era, DFS intelligence expects that it will only maintain between 40 to 50 percent of the market by the end of the current generation.
 

Pac-Man Theme for PlayStation 3 Available

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317w ago - Today I decided to go back and re-update my old Pac-Man Theme, adding 2 new backgrounds.

Download: Pac-Man PS3 Theme

For more PlayStation 3 Themes check out my blog linked above.

Enjoy!
 

PlayStation Blog: Show Us Your Gaming Costume… And Win!

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317w ago - Today the PlayStation Blog's PR Manager Jill Webber shared the following contest for those interested:

The PlayStation.Blog is getting into the Halloween spirit. We're currently digging into our "spooky" catalog of games such as SIREN: Blood Curse, the "Skate to Victory" ghost level in LittleBigPlanet, the new All Hallow's Eve ball pack and downloadable costumes in High Velocity Bowling, and the newly-released BUZZ! Quiz TV Horror Pack full of over 500 horror movie trivia questions. Check out a few of them below:

WHAT WAS THE SURNAME OF THE FAMILY WHO MOVED INTO THE HAUNTED HOUSE IN 'THE AMITYVILLE HORROR'?

* LUTZ
* JONES
* MICHAELS
* WILLARD

WHO DIRECTED THE ORIGINAL 2004 'SAW' FILM?

* JAMES WAN
* DARREN LYNN BOUSMAN
* DAVID HACKL
* LEIGH WHANNELL

IN 'THE BLAIR WITCH PROJECT', THE FILMMAKERS BECOME LOST AFTER MIKE DOES WHAT TO THE MAP?

* KICKS IT INTO THE RIVER
* EATS IT
* RIPS IT UP
* THROWS IT ON THE FIRE

Just to provide a little added incentive to get you into the spirit, we're announcing a costume contest. The rules are simple: dress up as one of your favorite Sony Computer Entertainment characters (e.g. BUZZ!, the game show host from the...
 
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