This Week’s Videogame Releases

Posted on May 16th, by raymond padilla in Game Releases, PS3, Videogames, Xbox 360. 10 comments

LA Noire This Weeks Videogame Releases

There’s only one notable game coming out this week, but it’s a huge one — Rockstar Games’ LA Noire. As with most Rockstar titles, this game has been getting a ton of hype. Will it truly be the unique and stellar game some are making out to be? Or will it just be another good game? More importantly, are you buying it this week?… continued

Coffee Talk #352: Who Will Make the NBA Finals???

Posted on May 16th, by raymond padilla in Coffee Talk, Sports, Today's Specials. 48 comments

The 2011 NBA playoffs have been fascinating. There are just so many great stories happening at the same time. Young players like Kevin Durant and Derrick Rose are taking their games to the next level. The old guard…

Sony Details Improved PSN Security Measures

Posted on May 14th, by raymond padilla in PS3, PSP. 1 Comment

Security Sony Details Improved PSN Security Measures

Along with information on the phased restoration of PlayStation Network, Sony also outlined the steps it has taken to improve PSN’s security. These measures include advanced technical measures and personnel reassignment. Today’s press release stated:

The company has made considerable enhancements to the data security, including updating and adding advanced security technologies, additional software monitoring and penetration and vulnerability testing, and increased levels of encryption and additional firewalls. The company also added a variety of other measures to the network infrastructure including an early-warning system for unusual activity patterns


Sony’s Kaz Hirai Addresses PSN Restoration and New Security

Posted on May 14th, by raymond padilla in PS3, PSP. 2 comments

Watch Sony Corporation executive deputy president and Sony Computer Entertainment group CEO Kaz Hirai address the rolling restoration of PlayStation Network in the video above. In addition to restoration details, Hirai outlines PSN’s improved security, identity theft concerns, “Welcome Back” compensation, and more.

Check out the clip and share your thoughts on it (please!). Just for kicks, give Kaz’s address a letter grade in the comments section. I’m giving him a B+.… continued

Sony Starts Rolling Restoration of PlayStation Network

Posted on May 14th, by raymond padilla in PS3, PSP, Today's Specials. 4 comments

Sony Computer Entertainment has announced that it has started a “phased restoration” of PlayStation Network. As most of you know, the service has been offline due to an “external intrustion” (i.e. hackers). Here’s a clip from the press release:

Sony Corporation and Sony Computer Entertainment (SCE) announced that Sony Network Entertainment International (SNEI, the company) will today begin a phased restoration by region of PlayStation Network and Qriocity Services. The phased restoration will be on a country by country basis beginning in the Americas, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, and Middle


HTC Sensation Overview Video

Posted on May 13th, by raymond padilla in Mobile Tech. 3 comments

Here’s a slick HTC Sensation sizzle video that goes over several of the phone’s features. It wisely highlights the unique build quality (aluminum unibody, concave screen) and HTC Sense 3.0 features instead of specs. And really, that’s why I’m excited for this phone. It doesn’t have the raw power of the Samsung Galaxy S II and the GPU will likely lag behind the Nvidia chip found in the T-Mobile G2x as well, but I’m certain that it will provide a smoother Google Android experience with power that’s beyond adequate.

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