Weekly Wrap-Up: PSN Progress


Posted May 8, 2011 - By Nikole Zivalich

PSN Accounts Hacked: How to Protect Yourself From Identity Theft

It's been a hectic week with tons of news but one has stayed on our minds: the PSN outage. This week there has been several developments with the PSN. Sony's CEO responded to the US House of Representatives addressing the data breach. Then Sony announced they would launch an identity theft protection plan. Sony also released a statement on their blog reassuring gamers progress was being made and the PSN would be back soon. Hopefully we'll all be playing together online soon.

Here's our slate of excellent web shows for your watching enjoyment:

  • Feedback: The Feedback team talks about the ramifications of the PSN outage and superhero games.
  • The MMO Report: Casey talks about the Sith class in Star Wars: The Old Republic and the Rift patch.
  • Sessler's Soapbox: Adam Sessler discusses current events. No really.
  • Fresh Ink: Guest host Jenna Busch talks Return of the Dapper Men, Irredeemable, Fables, and Kingdom Come.

And now the news...


  • Check our new releases list to find out what games are hitting your platforms of choice this week.
  • SOE has temporarily shut down their servers due to an intrusion.
  • Microsoft is developing a new AAA shooter for the Kinect.
  • Marvel vs. Capcom 3 was patched recently, and you can find out what the pros think while watching them go head to head.
  • A Japanese retailer leaked that Ocarina of Time for the 3DS may be receiving a limited release.
  • You'll be able to share up to five Gears of War 3 beta codes starting on May 8.
  • Can you spot everything that this videogame Last Supper picture depicts?
  • Portal 2 and Mortal Kombat Discounts in This Week in Game Deals: May 1st-May 7th
  • Game developer Ubisoft is launching a new film studio for game adaptations.
  • Atlus has revealed their pre-order and deluxe edition bonuses for their next game, Catherine.
  • What six video game characters would you entrust to hunt down and execute Osama Bin Laden? Glad you asked, because here's our list.
  • Gears of War 3 beta map guide, Trenches, Old Town, Thrashball and Checkout.
  • Sony has released another statement around the PSN Outage, this time stating that passwords were not stored in cleartext form.
  • LA Noire looks dramatic. But is it Inception dramatic?
  • Chrono Trigger was an action-RPG for the SNES.
  • Win a free PDP Mortal Kombat fight stick and a free copy of Mortal Kombat for the Xbox 360 enter our contest!
  • A Resistance 3 demo will be included exclusively with the Battle: Los Angeles Blu-ray.
  • Sony Online Entertainment has confirmed they have been attacked and that hackers may have obtained personal information





  • Bethesda has released some huge numbers for the upcoming game Brink.
  • Sony's president Howard Stringer has released an apology letter to all gamers.
  • Thor hasn't been one of the most popular characters in Marvel's video game history. Take a look back as his movie opens.
  • Halo: Reach and Portal are two games that have no busniess being together
  • Shadows of the Damned will last around 10-hours to complete based on your difficulty setting.
  • Jenna Busch guest hosts Fresh Ink Online and reviews graphic novels.
  • Gears of War 3 will offer a new feature exclusive to the third game in the series, big heads.
  • Today's Around the Net features Kevin, Candace and a Dirt Devil Exorcism.
  • Rumors are beginning to appear indicating EA may have the new Xbox console.
  • An Osama Bin Laden video game is coming this weekend.
Weekly Wrap-Up: PSN Progress


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