Posts Tagged ‘PlayStation’

Why You Should Turn Your Game Consoles Off

Thursday, April 19th, 2012

Conserving electricity makes perfect sense … but it will still be a job convincing my teenaged son that it’s a good idea.

I have a Nintendo Wii, a Sony Playstation 3, and a Microsoft Xbox 360 at home, and while I’m not using them that much, I have come to enjoy what the current generation of gaming consoles have to offer. A recent study about game system energy efficiency shows that U.S. households could save 1% of residential electricity consumption if consoles would be turned off or put to standby instead of left idling.


PSN Security Hole Sparks Hacking Concerns

Thursday, May 19th, 2011

This sort of thing actually makes me happy that I’m so old that I don’t care about gaming anymore …

Sony forced to take down website set up to help users regain access to network after exposure of flaw in password system

When Sony said that its PlayStation Network (PSN) had been hacked in April, potentially releasing the personal details of 77 million people – such as their email address, physical address and date of birth – people understood that restoring the service might be difficult, and that to ensure security they might be asked to change their password.


Sony PSN Hack – What You Need to Know Right Now

Wednesday, April 27th, 2011

If you’re a Sony PSN user, you should probably check this out …

Maybe you have heard that Sony has taken their Playstation Network (PSN) offline on April 20. It first was not clear why it was taken down, with many suspecting a DDOS attack to be the reason. Back then, Sony let everyone know that the services were taken offline because of external intrusion. No one knew the scope of the intrusion at that time, nor if data was downloaded by the intruders.


PS3 Hack – What It Means

Friday, January 7th, 2011

If you’re into gaming, then you might want to check this out …

A group of coders claims the PS3 has been hacked, opening the doors to software piracy. We look into the implications