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Sony Press Event Highlights

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Concluding a full day of E3 press conferences, Sony held their annual E3 event at the LA Memorial Sports Arena. Unlike most traditional press briefings, which generally run at most 2 hours, Sony opted for a much longer event. The day consisted of a pre-show reception, the press conference itself, hands on time with virtually everything announced, as well as a surprise musical performance from Jane's Addiction.

As expected, several major announcements took place - including, most notably, the projected release date, name, and final pricing of Sony's forthcoming NGP handheld. In a move that drew cheers from the audience, the pricing for the device was revealed to be significantly lower than expected. Read on after the jump for full pricing and release details for the NGP.

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PSN Purportedly Back Online May 31

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PSN has been down for almost a month now, but the company has been working hard to improve their security systems, but that hasn't changed their projected date for putting PSN back online. Shigenori Yoshida, a Tokyo-based Sony spokesman told Bloomberg yesterday that , "The company is in the process of adopting an improved security system and its plan to restart the services fully by May 31 is unchanged."

As a welcome back gift Sony has decided to gift two free games to both PS3 and PSP owners. PS3 users will be able to choose their two from a list of five and PSP have a list of four games to choose from. Sony posted this on their blog here.

Via Gamasutra

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Personal Info Hacked From PSN

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Easter weekend was a huge upset for PSN users. No one had access to anything on PSN and Sony only announced ambiguous messages that their servers had been hacked then telling people to wait while they solved the problem. Today Sony let loose that the personal information of some of their customers was "compromised in connection with an illegal and unauthorized intrusion into [their] network." Sony made it sound like this was a very serious issue and their wording implied a large number of their accounts were hacked.

The hackers gained access to all of the personal data of PSN accounts. Hackers had access to a long list of personal data: name, address (city, state, zip), country, email address, birthdate, PlayStation Network/Qriocity password and login, and handle/PSN online ID. They even mentioned the possibility of credit card information having been stolen. Sony followed up that statement with their three steps to minimize the damage.

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Uncharted 3 Multiplayer Beta Dated

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Sony's 2011 first-party line-up looks absolutely superb. Among these excellent exclusive AAA titles is Naughty Dog's Uncharted 3. With anticipation running high for the third installment of this amazing franchise, which launches on November 1st, gamers have been itching to get their feet wet with a bit of multiplayer action. Well itch no more gamers -- Naughty Dog officially announced on Monday that Uncharted 3's multiplayer beta is set to kick off on June 28th.

It's unclear at this point what maps and modes will be available during the beta, but what we do know is that the beta will be open to everyone -- on a first come first serve basis of course. Additionally early access will be granted to those who bear a Playstation Plus membership or a voucher code found in specially marked cases of Infamous 2, which plants itself on store shelves June 7th.

We will provide updated information on the beta as soon as it becomes available. Stay tuned!

Via IGN

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Resident Evil's Revival Selection To Hit Xbox Live and PSN

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Recently rumors have been buzzing around the net about a so called, Revival Selection for Capcom's notorious franchise, Resident Evil. What was just a rumor, is now absolute fact.

The Revival Selection consists of two separate titles, Resident Evil 4 and Resident Evil: Code Veronica X. Capcom will be releasing this content on a disc over in Japan, while over here in the states, we will be receiving it via Xbox Live and PSN sometime this Fall.

Both titles come packed with HD upgraded visuals and trophy/achievement support. Resident Evil 4 is said to include all bonus content from all previous releases as well as "Separate Ways", the Ada Wong side missions, while Resident Evil:Code Veronica X, is to be just as inclusive of bonus material.

No pricing information has been confirmed, but as more info comes down the wire, we'll be sure to keep you up to date.

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