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Sony agrees to pay millions to gamers in PS3 Linux settlement

Sony agrees to pay millions to gamers in PS3 Linux settlement

After six years of litigation, Sony is now agreeing to pay the price for its 2010 firmware update that removed support for the Linux operating system in the PlayStation 3. Sony and lawyers representing as many as 10 million console owners reached the deal on Friday. Under the terms of the accord, (PDF) which has not been approved by a California federal judge yet,...

Sony admits hackers took PSN user data

Sony admits hackers took PSN user data

Sony warned that hackers stole password, birthday and other data about users of its PlayStation Network that connected PlayStation 3 (PS3) consoles to online games, films and more. PlayStation Network and Qriocity streaming music service were turned off April 20 in the wake of an “external intrusion,” according to Sony spokesman Patrick Seybold. While the cyber attack was still being investigated, Sony said it...

Sony reportedly in talks with Microsoft on Blu-ray for Xbox 360

Sony reportedly in talks with Microsoft on Blu-ray for Xbox 360

Inevitably, the other leading game consoles will need a high-resolution video disc option, and with the format war now over, there’s only one option to be had. So it seems like now’s as good a time as any for the two sides to talk shop. A Financial Times report this morning cites Sony Electronics US President Stan Glasgow as saying his company is presently...