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Can 'Mass Effect 3' appeal to fans and new players? updated: Fri Mar 02 2012 10:29:00

The widely anticipated "Mass Effect 3" will be the culmination of a story spanning a galaxy and eight years of development and drawing millions of fans around the world.

Hands-on with the new PlayStation Vitaupdated: Fri Feb 17 2012 07:18:00

Sony's PlayStation Vita, which hits stores in the U.S. and Europe next Wednesday, is much more than just another portable gaming device.

Sony's gaming sequel - the PSVitaupdated: Fri Feb 17 2012 07:18:00

The successor to the PSP faces serious competition from Nintendo's 3DS and iPhone and Android smartphones.

Howard Stringer to step down as Sony CEOupdated: Wed Feb 01 2012 06:05:00

Sir Howard Stringer will step down as Sony CEO and president on April 1, the Japanese electronics giant announced Wednesday.

Sony's Stringer steps downupdated: Wed Feb 01 2012 06:05:00

Howard Stringer will step down from his dual role as CEO and president of Sony. Kyung Lah has reaction from Japan.

The top 10 gaming stories of 2011updated: Fri Dec 30 2011 17:25:00

It was a year of crippling -- and creative -- hacks, a year of blockbuster sequels and (yet again) a year of slinging vengeful birds at corpulent pigs.

EU eyes big fines for privacy breachesupdated: Sun Dec 04 2011 21:29:00

Businesses breaching European Union privacy rules will face fines of up to 5 per cent of their global turnover under sweeping proposals to be unveiled next month. Steve Rushin: Even in the dark, news in the sports world seems to be the sameupdated: Thu Nov 03 2011 10:15:00

Sports columns generally generate more heat than light, which is fine: We'll settle for either right now in the Northeast, after a snowstorm left us without heat, light, phone, gas, news, water and peace of mind for five days and counting. I'm not thinking clearly as I sit down to write -- longhand, with a crow's feather, in sheep's blood, on the tanned hide of a dead squirrel. But for some reason the whiteout that led to the blackout has me thinking of the NBA lockout.

BlackBerry users offered apps, not cash, for outageupdated: Mon Oct 17 2011 10:56:00

BlackBerry customers slammed by last week's global outage are being offered free apps, not cash, as payback for their troubles.

Again? Sony's PlayStation Network hit with another attackupdated: Wed Oct 12 2011 12:07:00

Sony's PlayStation Network, the gaming and entertainment platform knocked offline for weeks this spring, has been hit again.

Game consoles to bolster video capabilitiesupdated: Tue Sep 27 2011 10:01:00

When Microsoft released the first Xbox nearly a decade ago, analysts considered the then-money-losing endeavor to be a sort of Trojan horse into the living room: a bid to become the home's central media hub.

Sony: Supreme Court ruling spurred changes to PlayStation termsupdated: Wed Sep 21 2011 13:30:00

People don't typically pay attention to software agreements, but PlayStation owners may want to read a recent update to their digital contract.

PlayStation hacked, 70 million at riskupdated: Wed Aug 17 2011 06:09:00

CNN's tech guru Mario Armstrong discusses how the security breach of the Sony PlayStation network could affect you.

Cyberwarfare finds a captive audienceupdated: Thu Jun 23 2011 09:36:00

From scanning news headlines over the last couple of months, you might think the walls around Internet strongholds are made of rotting wood.

New Android phone is sweat-resistantupdated: Thu Jun 23 2011 09:04:00

Sony Ericsson's new smartphone was made for two kinds of people: sporty jogger types and those who sweat profusely.

Hacker group LulzSec downplays arrest, claims Brazil attackupdated: Wed Jun 22 2011 11:02:00

The computer hacking collective LulzSec denied that a teenager arrested this week was a key player in the group, and claimed Wednesday it brought down the Brazilian government's website.

Hacktivists: What do they want?updated: Wed Jun 22 2011 11:02:00

CNN's Errol Barnett talks with Nicholas Thompson about the LulzSec-Anonnymous online plot called "AntiSecurity."

19-year-old arrested over Sony hack, London police sayupdated: Tue Jun 21 2011 13:13:00

A teenager has been arrested near London in connection with the hacking of Sony, London's Metropolitan Police said Tuesday.

Hackers nab data of over 1 million online game customersupdated: Mon Jun 20 2011 10:27:00

Hackers have stolen personal information from over 1.2 million customers of the Japanese gaming company SEGA, according to a company statement.

PlayStation Store finally reopens after hackupdated: Thu Jun 02 2011 15:44:00

Sony's PlayStation Store was open for business Thursday, marking the last major fix as part of restoring the online gaming network that was down for weeks after being hacked.

CNNMoney: Sony to restore PlayStation network in Asiaupdated: Fri May 27 2011 14:08:00

Sony will begin a phased restoration of its hack-prone PlayStation Network this weekend in Asia, the company announced Friday.

Sony restoring its PlayStation servicesupdated: Wed May 18 2011 09:27:00

Sony began a gradual restoration of its PlayStation services Sunday as the company works to resume normal operations following a security breach that exposed personal details of 77 million users.

PlayStation users waiting to assailupdated: Thu May 05 2011 17:05:00

For many gamers, recent news stories about potential security breaches, lost data or lifted financial information were missing the most basic, most important point: When do I get to play again?

Sony: PC game network was also hackedupdated: Mon May 02 2011 22:21:00

Sony said the Internet security breach targeting its networks was more extensive than originally thought.

Sony apologizes for PlayStation breach, offers compensationupdated: Sun May 01 2011 06:30:00

Sony announced Sunday that parts of the PlayStation Network will be back online this week and gamers will receive compensation for not being able to log on.

PlayStation hackers may have users' credit card infoupdated: Fri Apr 29 2011 12:55:00

In addition to usernames, e-mail addresses and passwords, the hacker or hackers who cracked into Sony's PlayStation network also may have nabbed credit card numbers.

Tech Check: The PlayStation breach, iPhone news and a $23 million bookupdated: Fri Apr 29 2011 11:20:00

In this week's Tech Check podcast, Doug Gross, John Sutter and Stephanie Goldberg break down news about the Sony PlayStation Network's data breach -- which some are calling the biggest in online history.

PlayStation network hack: Who did it?updated: Thu Apr 28 2011 08:16:00

It's one of the biggest data breaches in history. Now that Sony has come clean -- sort of -- on a computer intrusion this month that exposed personal information on 77 million PlayStation Network users, one obvious question remains: Who pulled off the hack?

Gamers fuming over PlayStation hackupdated: Thu Apr 28 2011 06:24:00

It's been seven days since Louis Pietig's PlayStation gaming system worked -- and he's pretty mad about that.

Sony faces possible lawsuit over breachupdated: Thu Apr 28 2011 06:24:00

Hackers plunder personal data from its PlayStation servers. CNN's Kyung Lah reports.

Sony: Hacker stole PlayStation users' personal infoupdated: Wed Apr 27 2011 22:18:00

A hacker has obtained the personal information of PlayStation Network account holders and subscribers of the Qriocity streaming service, Sony said in a message to customers Tuesday.

Sony mum on details about ongoing PlayStation Network outageupdated: Mon Apr 25 2011 22:55:00

PlayStation Network users are still waiting for an extra life.

Gamers frustrated as Sony PlayStation outage continuesupdated: Fri Apr 22 2011 11:51:00

Sony's PlayStation network continued to be down on Friday morning.

No new PlayStation, Xbox until 2014?updated: Thu Apr 21 2011 13:20:00

Gamers might have to wait at least another three years before there's any update to their Xbox or PlayStation consoles.

Why Nintendo isn't making a phoneupdated: Fri Apr 01 2011 17:59:00

Playing Super Mario on a Nintendo phone will remain a pipe dream.

Sony Ericsson announces new PlayStation smartphoneupdated: Mon Feb 14 2011 23:35:00

Sony Ericsson announced Sunday it will launch its highly anticipated PlayStation smartphone in March.

Mobile buzz from Barcelonaupdated: Mon Feb 14 2011 23:35:00

CNN's Jim Boulden explores the latest trends and news at Barcelona's World Mobile Congress.

Sony unveils new PlayStation portable systemupdated: Thu Jan 27 2011 14:28:00

Sony Computer Entertainment is making a big play in internet-connected hand-held gaming with a 3G-enabled PlayStation portable system and smartphone game platform unveiled Thursday.

Motion, 3-D gaming right at home at CESupdated: Mon Jan 10 2011 13:28:00

The world's largest video game companies weren't about to miss an opportunity to get their consoles and hand-helds in front of a cutting-edge audience.

Sony exec sees value in a PlayStation phoneupdated: Wed Oct 27 2010 19:39:00

Stopping short of directly addressing intensifying speculation about a PlayStation phone, Sony's Peter Dille acknowledged that its portable game system could be due for a change soon.

Is Sony making a PlayStation phone?updated: Wed Oct 27 2010 14:49:00

The fabled PlayStation Phone has finally surfaced, and it is definitely packing Google's Android OS.

Platini scorns goal-line technology planupdated: Mon Oct 25 2010 11:35:00

UEFA president Michel Platini claims that goal-line technology is not needed in soccer, stating it would lead to "PlayStation football."

Will motion controls reinvent gaming?updated: Fri Sep 03 2010 08:33:00

Four years ago, Nintendo's gesture-tracking Wii system proved the power of motion controls to extend the mainstream appeal of video games.

Top 5 websites for free video gamesupdated: Fri Jun 25 2010 17:48:00

Sick of paying $50 to $60 for a video game?

The most buzzed about games of E3 2010updated: Fri Jun 18 2010 17:29:00

From motion controls to cloud-computing solutions and 3-D gaming technology, there was no shortage of futuristic goodies on display at this year's interactive entertainment industry confab E3.

PlayStation's 'Move' system enters motion fray in Septemberupdated: Fri Jun 18 2010 12:54:00

"Move," Sony's motion-sensor system for the PlayStation 3, will hit stores in September, entering an increasingly competitive gaming space that, until now, had only one resident -- the Nintendo Wii.

After a week of video games, a look at E3's winners and losersupdated: Fri Jun 18 2010 05:25:00

The Sony PlayStation and Microsoft's Xbox made moves on Nintendo's Wii at the Electronic Entertainment Expo -- the three days each year when all eyes are on the video-gaming world.

What gamers won't see at E3 this weekupdated: Tue Jun 15 2010 11:37:00

The gaming world is mesmerized this week by the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), the annual circus of light and sound that acts as a launch pad for many of the industry's most exciting announcements.

Video gaming 'history' to be made this week at E3updated: Mon Jun 14 2010 20:02:00

For gamers, it's a digital Christmas Eve, Mardi Gras and Fourth of July all rolled into one.

New Xbox game: Pet wild animals?updated: Mon Jun 14 2010 20:02:00

"Kinectimals," a new video game for Microsoft's Kinect motion-control gaming system, lets children pet a tiger cub.

Whither Natal? Microsoft's unique E3 challengeupdated: Mon Jun 14 2010 09:42:00

Microsoft has been more than coy about its upcoming motion control hardware, known at the moment as Project Natal. Some members of the press, more fortunate than we are, have seen it, although their coverage could only include images of the writers, not the hardware or the game itself. In some demos last year Peter Molyneux helped the reporters play with the creepy virtual boy, Milo, who could name the color of the writer's shirt, among other parlor tricks.

Sony unveils Move, its PS3 motion controllerupdated: Fri Jun 04 2010 15:57:00

On Wednesday, Sony unveiled Move, its motion-sensitive controller.

A 'dude' explains why salad is 'man food'updated: Mon Mar 22 2010 09:19:00

Real men eat salads. I know this because I am a dude. Right now, in my fridge, I have five bottles of hot sauce, a jar of Cheez Whiz and half a pack of hot dogs. But recently I went to lunch with a couple of buds, and I ordered a salad. I ordered it hard.

Hot video games for holiday shoppingupdated: Tue Nov 24 2009 14:36:00

Like a well-placed power-up, the right gift can light up the eyes of that video gamer in your life.

Review: Sony's PSPgo may disappoint seasoned gamersupdated: Fri Oct 02 2009 16:09:00

With its upcoming PSPgo, Sony is betting that you like "new and shiny" more than you like "money and savings."

Love hotel business zooms despite downturnupdated: Thu Jul 02 2009 04:52:00

Even in the midst of Japan's deepest economic recession since World War II, the country's love hotel industry is thriving.

Sony profits fall 95 percentupdated: Thu Jan 29 2009 08:05:00

Sony blamed the global economic slowdown, increased competition and an appreciating yen for a 95 percent drop in third-quarter profits, as the company announced its results Thursday.

Tokyo: Where to shopupdated: Thu Jan 08 2009 06:44:00

For a world-class shopping experience you should head to glitzy Ginza. As well as flagship fashion outlets, the area boasts one of the city's best department stores, Mitsukoshi (4-6-16 Chuo Dori). The real treat here, as at many Tokyo department stores, is the fantastic basement-level food hall ("depachika"). For the complete Mitsukoshi experience, there's an ever bigger store in Nihombashi.

Tokyo: What to seeupdated: Thu Jan 08 2009 06:42:00

Tokyo may not be traditionally beautiful and it has few historic sights, but it is undeniably spectacular. You'll want to walk around the city, feeding off the incredible energy, rubbernecking at the skyscrapers and marveling at the sheer "Tokyoness" of it all.

Sony game delayed over Quran gaffeupdated: Mon Oct 20 2008 09:55:00

The release of one of the most hotly awaited computer games in the past year has been delayed over concerns some of the background music may offend Muslims.

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