131w ago - Today the NY Times (linked above) and Policia.es are reporting that Spanish Police have detained three Anonymous members in connection with the recent PSN cyberattacks with 32 more arrested in Turkey.
To quote from the Times: "The Spanish police said Friday that they had apprehended three men suspected of computer hacking in connection with recent cyberattacks on Sony's PlayStation Network as well as corporate and government Web sites around the world.
The National Police identified the three as the local leadership of the shadowy international network of computer hackers known as Anonymous, which has claimed responsibility for a wide variety of attacks.
Anonymous is made up of people from various countries organized into cells that share common goals, the police said, with activists operating anonymously but in a coordinated fashion.
One of the three "hacktivists," a 31-year-old Spaniard, was detained in the southern city of Almeria sometime after May 18, the police said. He had a computer server in his apartment in the northern port...
155w ago - PlayStation Network Product Manager James Thorpe has announced the final bunch of festive treats this year for PlayStation Plus subscribers today.
To quote: Here's a final thank you for supporting PlayStation Plus before we start another year.
From today, you will see the first of many brand new minis coming to Plus. A Space Shooter for 2 Bucks is the first of a whole load of new minis that are coming to Plus in the coming year.
During the year, at least one of the two minis each month will be brand new to PSN and two weeks early for you guys. So you are the first to play them!
A Space Shooter for 2 Bucks is an extra game for you this month though and is launching in Plus later today, at the same time as the rest of the Store. Enjoy!
Next on the list is the NEO GEO classic, brand new to PSN, Samurai Shodown. And you guys are getting it at a 100% discount from day one. This will also stay in the Plus section of the store until the 2nd of February so that any new Plus members in January can get it too.
I've been reading that you like day one discounts so here's another one for you. When the great new PSN title 'Eat Them' launches today, Plus members will get an exclusive 20% discount.
158w ago - SCEE Home Community Lead Alex Weekes has unveiled a PlayStation Home private members club today among several other content updates incoming.
To quote: Launching this week in PlayStation Home is the latest party venue, open to PlayStation Plus members. The ultra-exclusive PlayStation Plus Private Members Club opens its doors to PS Plus members tomorrow.
Members will be greeted in a marble foyer by a discrete doorman who will check your credentials. Inside you'll find a stylish bar area decked out in black and gold décor, while further into the space you will find discrete alcoves for socialising.
Card sharks can find several tables offering Shed, an addictive two to four player card game. With rewards to be earned, this game is sure to keep you coming back for more.
The space also offers a couple of great ways to stay updated on all the latest PS Plus news, either by reviewing a cocktail menu or watching the trailers running on the big screen.
LOOT bring us the next in their expansion bundles for the Modular Stage Set this week. The City Blocks bundle comes with all the bits you need to create your own terrifying giant-monster movie.
Meanwhile over in the V-store, you'll find two new pool tables: the Judge Dredd table, and Skull table.
160w ago - Today Sony European Product Manager Cristina Giuliano has announced news of a 20% discount on Dead Nation for PlayStation Plus Members.
To quote: I am happy to announce that Dead Nation will be available with a 20% discount to Plus members from day one.
The surprises don't end here guys: from 8 December, Plus subscribers will also be able to download two free awesome (or fearsome?) Dead Nation zombie avatars: the hero and the heroine. Below is a sneak peek.
And by the way, if you are a Plus subscriber and you didn't download your free Dead Nation dynamic theme yet, make sure you do it before the offer ends on 4 January 2011. Enjoy!
160w ago - Today PlayStation Network Sr. Director Susan Panico has officially announced that VUDU is coming to the PS3, adding another choice for PSN members to experience media instantly!
Additionally, Engadget.com reports that "ratings, recommendations, and most interestingly, support for PS3's Move controller" will be rolled out in version 2.0 of the movie service's UI during mid-December.
To quote: It's been an exciting and busy couple of weeks on the PlayStation Network. Last week we shared the news that NHL will begin streaming live games to the PlayStation 3 and that Hulu Plus is now available to all PlayStation Network members and we're not slowing down!
I'm happy to report that beginning next week, VUDU, the HD movie streaming service, will be available to all PS3 users in the United States that are registered to PSN, making it the only gaming console to offer VUDU.
With VUDU, we're adding another layer of great entertainment content to PlayStation Network and providing another choice for PS3 users to experience cinema-quality entertainment in the comfort of their living rooms. Access to VUDU doesn't require a subscription....