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Mass Effect 3 multiplayer challenges finally approved for PS3

Mass Effect 3 multiplayer challenges finally approved for PS3

After months of injustice, the same online multiplayer challenges that Mass Effect 3 players on the Xbox 360 and PC have been taking for granted are now confirmed for the PS3. BioWare recently confirmed that it was because of Sony, not BioWare, that these online challenges were not being offered through the PlayStation Network. Sony responded to say it was looking into figuring out a solution.

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Sony PS One Classics teased on PlayStation Vita

Sony PS One Classics teased on PlayStation Vita

For a brief moment, there was a PlayStation One title available in the European version of the PlayStation Vita version of the PlayStation Store. Anyone who's ever ventured into the digital download Playstation Store on a PS3 or PSP knows there is a huge list of "PS One Classics" available to purchase and begin playing instantly. It's a different story, though, when it comes to the newest Sony handheld.

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New Mass Effect 3 multiplayer event reminds PS3 players of injustice

New Mass Effect 3 multiplayer event reminds PS3 players of injustice

A new Mass Effect 3 multiplayer event has just been announced, and in the wake of the tension that has been struck over the fact that Sony for some reason has blocked such events on the PS3, it's drawing a heated reaction. The new event is called Operation Exorcist. It tasks players with killing no fewer than one million Cerberus Phantom creatures. If they complete the challenge, they win a Victory pack.

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Telltale Games offers The Walking Dead video game on PSN tomorrow

Telltale Games offers The Walking Dead video game on PSN tomorrow

If you've been captivated by the intensely captivating The Walking Dead comic book series or related TV show, then Telltale Games has something for you. The publisher will be bringing an episodic retelling of the zombie-centric story to a PS3 near you. Yes, episodic. If you know anything about Telltale Games, you know they love giving you games in a piecemeal fashion. The company has previously offered games like Wallace & Gromit and Back to the Future.

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Federal government, military can break into Xbox Live, PSN, etc

Federal government, military can break into Xbox Live, PSN, etc

In an ever unfolding example of how individual privacy is losing its value in the United States, it has been revealed that some agencies within the government have the authority and the technology to access data from users on online gaming networks. The act of eavesdropping on your online gaming account is being compared to tracking e-mails and telephone calls, which federal agencies already have the authority to do.

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EA’s Mass Effect 3 online multiplayer events barred on PS3

EA’s Mass Effect 3 online multiplayer events barred on PS3

The online component of EA and Bioware smash hit Mass Effect 3 is a little bit muddled on the PS3. To help keep things interesting in the online multiplayer world, developer Bioware has been running numerous promotions, such as the ability to gain extra XP or receiving bonuses for completing various tasks. However, perhaps unknown to those playing the game on the Xbox 360 or PC, none of this stuff has been making its way to the PS3 version of the game.

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Sony PlayStation Network will be down for maintenance April 16

Sony PlayStation Network will be down for maintenance April 16

If you were hoping to get some online gaming in before you have to start a new work week tomorrow, you better get your fix in early. That is, if you're a PS3 gamer. Sony will be shutting down the PlayStation Network for more than half of the day. The company said this is for necessary maintenance on the network, so nothing is terribly broken. It's just going in to optimize things and clean up processes.

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Wedbush Securities report: gamers want physical media

Wedbush Securities report: gamers want physical media

A new report suggests that gamers aren't shifting into a digital distribution model as quickly and massively as people in the industry might think. The report, from Wedbush Securities, looks at the world of downloadable games as more of a complement, not a substitute, to the long-running tradition of going out to the store and picking up a box. People just aren't ready to give up their packed bookshelves.

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New York AG kicks thousands of sex offenders off online games

New York AG kicks thousands of sex offenders off online games

With cooperation from Microsoft, Apple, Sony, Electronic Arts, Blizzard, Warner Bros, and Disney Interactive, New York's top prosecutor has been successful in banning online gaming accounts of more than 3,500 registered sex offenders. Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said the crack-down, known as "Operation Game Over," was a success. It was the first sting operation of its kind, and it could be the first of many.

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Sony teases upcoming PS3 video service

Sony teases upcoming PS3 video service

Sony has teased that it will launch a new online video service through the PS3, but details very much remain a mystery. There is a lot of speculation, ranging from ideas that it could be a service on par with the Xbox 360's partnerships with Verizon and Comcast, to the notion that it could simply be another video-on-demand platform like Vudu and the PSN's proprietary video store that doesn't necessarily bring a lot of new and exciting content to the platform.

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