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Almost a month ago, Sony had a grand reopening for the PlayStation Network after a malicious attack by internet bad guys. In an effort to apologize to loyal customers Sony assembled a Welcome Back kit, which offered a chunk of free content and games. If you haven’t taken advantage of this offer, you better act fast, because this Sunday is the last day for this offer. All you need to do is visit the PlayStation Store and hit the tab marked “Welcome Back.” Also as another friendly reminder, for those of you who’ve already redeemed your freebies, you may want to make sure your billing for the free PlayStation Plus service isn’t set to auto-renew. Of course if you’ve enjoyed the service, then by all means keep it, but we can already imagine the phone calls Sony is going to get when the auto-renewals start kicking in.
One day after making its long awaited return, the PlayStation Store is now starting to roll out the highly anticipated PSN “Welcome Back” content. Release times may vary by region, but it is already available stateside. We have to warn that there are still a few kinks when trying to download it, most likely due to the high traffic loads for this content. So if you run into an error message or two, don’t freak out. We’d advise that you wait a little bit longer and allow the dust to settle. You’ve waited this long, what’s a few more hours? Just in case you’ve forgotten your options, allow us to refresh your memory. Full list of downloadable games after the break.
They said it, now they’re doing it. Sony is making good on their promise of free identity theft protection for PSN and Qriocity customers. If you’re feeling uneasy about the recent intrusion, just signup and they’ll send you an AllClear ID Plus activation code. Subscribers will have until June 28th to redeem this service. The service is said to offer up to $1 million in protection. This covers us just fine, but not too sure about all the pro athletes and entertainers online. Does this fix everything? No, but it’s a step in the right direction.
After a few weeks of frustration, the PlayStation Network is almost back in action. Firmware version 3.61 is now rolling out as we speak and Sony recommends that you change your network password after updating your system. Details on the new firmware are sketchy. Sony is only saying that this is one of the steps in getting users and their consoles ready for when the PlayStation Network is back online. We’ll have more as it comes.
Update: PlayStation boss Kazuo Hirai has released a video addressing the situation. Move past the break to check it out. SPOILER ALERT! He doesn’t provide a return date for the PSN.
While we’re all waiting to see the unveiling of the PSP2. Sony decided to slip our PlayStation 3 an update. So with the new update comes amazing new features? Features like the ability to install other OS’s right? Or how about the ability to play every PS2 game ever made? Yeah right, you know version 3.56 is just another security patch.This is being referred to as a “minor update” and doesn’t bring any new features or functionality to your system. We’re willing to bet that all this jailbreaking is playing a MAJOR part in this “minor update”.
Not trying to beat a dead horse here, but you can now officially install your own custom firmware on the PS Triple. Credit for this goes to: KaKaRoTo for releasing the needed tools to do so. Before you go searching the World Wide Web with dreams of pirating games, please note this won’t do that. The focus here is getting users to be able to install homebrew, and is said to be almost as anti-piracy as Sony is. You can rejoice that it is said to be compatible with current PS3 firmware. If you decide you’re interested, we suggest you get it while the getting is good. We’ll bet you our lunch money that Sony will soon have some sort of firmware update of their own to try and counter this.
There has been a lot of talk that Apple is planning on charging iPad owners for upgrading to iOS4. We’re hearing the upgrade will run about $10. Look on the bright side, at least you’ll get a lot of features that should have been there from the beginning. We kid, we kid but if you’ve never had multitasking, folders or home screen wallpapers then get your get your money ready! Now this isn’t 100% confirmed yet but it’s been floating around from different developers. We do know you can expect to see the OS available for your “Magical” device sometime this fall.