The Xbox Live Security Crisis

The so called “FIFA hacks” plaguing Xbox Live are a story that has spanned months with so many twists and turns it’s even difficult for journalists to keep it all straight. I have endeavored to create a detailed overview of the problem, including a look at all its varied aspects, theoretical causes and potential fixes. We live in trying times. As Sony discovered last Spring, the security of customer information has become a matter of grave trust. Unfortunately, when hackers are determined and sufficiently motivated, no system is entirely secure. In the case of the PSN hack, that attack was[…]


Exhibit A: Are you being “gouged”?

This week the new download-only PSPgo was released to a surprising amount of rancor across the web. Certain sites have published ill-considered, extremely negative reviews of the device citing things like a high price and no upgrade path for existing PSP owners. Of course, if you take existing owners out of the equation, and you really should (there’s no reason to upgrade), a lot of the complaints don’t apply anymore. But some persist. It’s pricy, but the smaller size may hold value for a lot of people. No support for faster wifi is disappointing. The lineup of downloadable games is missing some[…]