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  • 30Apr

    Sony details their ‘Welcome Back’ program, most PSN services back up within a week

    A press conference in Tokyo this morning allowed Sony to announced that they will soon begin a phased restoration of PlayStation Network services. (They still have no proof that card numbers were taken, but apparently 100 percent of credit card security codes weren’t taken, at least. So I guess that’s something comforting.) A press release detailed that Sony has engaged with multiple security firms in order to beef up their server protection. They’ll be monitoring their software a little more closely, adding enhanced encrypting, be able to better detect odd activity patterns and also be adding additional firewalls. In addition, this intrusion caused the company to expedite the move of servers to a new location, and while that’s not complete yet, it is one of the later “phases” of recovery. The very first phase is one that most of us will be interested in. It includes: Restoration of Online game-play

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  • 30Apr

    GamingAngels Weekly Roundup Episode 4

    Hey there, Angels! We’re back with two-thirds (PLUS ONE-THIRD, A.K.A. EVERYONE) and it’s time for some news. As well as Trina’s English accent (for about ten seconds, anyway). Show notes are below the player. Download the file here. First — what do we think the next gaming gimmick’s gonna be? (Thanks, @ind1fference!) And a little bit of what we’ve been playing this week. The news isn’t as listy this time around — as Elizabeth says, it’s a weak week. We make the best of what we’ve got, though! We do go into the PSN debacle, what Sony should be doing for us, possible recompense for some paying users, the new Nintendo console, the slightly-less-new Nintendo 3DS, and Valve just being awesome and giving out Portal 2 DLC. It’s a fun listen, in any case. Also, in a Very Special Episode of Weekly Roundup, Tiffany tells you how to donate to

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