Business Dec 29, 2014

Sony says PlayStation still has problems, gradually coming back online

Sony Corp.'s PlayStation Network suffered connection problems for a fourth straight day since hackers attacked the video game network, and the company said on Sunday that service was gradually being restored. The hacker activist group known as Lizard Squad has claimed responsibility for disrupting both ...

Xbox, PlayStation game networks felled by known hacker group

Business / Tech Dec 26, 2014

Xbox, PlayStation game networks felled by known hacker group

Microsoft Corp.'s Xbox Live and Sony Corp.'s PlayStation Network, Internet services that video gamers use to play online, were hit by connection failures Christmas Day, with the hackers Lizard Squad claiming responsibility. The group, which took credit for an attack on Sony earlier this year, ...

Sony unveils smartphones that double as PlayStation game display

Tech Sep 5, 2014

Sony unveils smartphones that double as PlayStation game display

Sony Corp. has unveiled new mobile devices that also function as displays for PlayStation games, as it adds features to win sales in a market dominated by Apple Inc. and Samsung Electronics Co. The marquee Xperia Z3 smartphone is waterproof and comes with a battery ...

Sony's sales of PlayStation 4 top 10 million units worldwide

Business / Corporate Aug 13, 2014

Sony's sales of PlayStation 4 top 10 million units worldwide

Global cumulative sales of the PlayStation 4 home gaming console topped 10 million units as of Sunday, Sony Corp.'s gaming unit said Wednesday. Sony, which has been struggling to rebuild its electronics business, is positioning the gaming sector as a pillar for improving its performance. Since ...

New games to keep you occupied in the summer

Digital | ON: GAMES Jul 25, 2014

New games to keep you occupied in the summer

These warriors rule What would you get if you crossed Nintendo's "Legend of Zelda" with Koei Tecmo's "Dynasty Warriors"? "Hyrule Warriors" is a hack-and-slash Zelda spin-off by Koei Tecmo's in-house game studios Omega Force and Team Ninja, both of which are famous for their action titles. Players ...

Gaming that looks good inside and out

Digital | ON: GAMES Jun 23, 2014

Gaming that looks good inside and out

by Brian Ashcraft

Xbox keeps its cool for the summer Just in time to make you look cool this season, Microsoft is releasing an arctic-camouflage-themed Xbox 360 controller. Even though the Xbox One has been released in the West, Microsoft is still showing its support for the Xbox 360, ...

Sony PS4 sales top 7 million mark

Business / Corporate Apr 17, 2014

Sony PS4 sales top 7 million mark

by Andy Fixmer and Grace Huang

Sony Corp.'s PlayStation 4 sales are proving a bright spot for Chief Executive Officer Kazuo Hirai, who is cutting costs to spur a revival at a company hit by falling demand for its televisions and cameras. Sales of the $399 video-game console surpassed 7 million ...