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Glimpse of ‘Halo 4’ and ‘PS Vita’ At E3

Today the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), annual video game expo and conference, kick started in Los Angeles and the show will continue for three-day. The show is an important event for the gaming industry and this time Microsoft Corp, Nintendo Co. Ltd. and Sony Corp. are expected to dominate it with their new gadgets and games.

On Monday, ahead of the event, Microsoft showed a glimpse of its “Halo 4” in a pre-expo press. The game is a new interface for Xbox 360 and second wave of Kinect games. In the preview of the game, a damaged space ship was shown. Halo 4 is set to be released in 2012’s holiday season.

Sony unveiled the PlayStation Vita, the NextGen portable gaming device, which is a response to Apple’s iPod touch and iPhone. PlayStation Vita will go on sale later in 2012.

It is learned that PS Vita will be partnering only with AT&T in the U.S. and it will allow access to the 3G Internet along with Wi-Fi hotspots. According to sources, it will cost $249 for the Wi-Fi model and for a model with AT&T 3G access it will be price tagged at $299.

Sony also offered a demo of 3D game titles such as Resistance 3 and Uncharted: Drake’s Deception. The company also shared the information of offering a new 24-inch 3D PS-branded display which will facilitate two gamers to see different 3D images simultaneously and not to split the screen.

Nintendo Servers Were Attacked, Admits Company

3DS and Wii manufacturer Nintendo reveals their gaming servers had been the target of cyber criminals recently, just ahead of their new console to be unveiled.

The company discloses it’s U.S.-based servers were attacked by hackers several weeks ago. The Japanese firm, however, confirmed that no data of consumers or of the company were stolen in the attack.

Just weeks ago cyber criminals broke into the servers of Sony in which personal information of millions of customers were exposed, which included names, email addresses, and date of births.

A statement released by Nintendo read: “The server contained no consumer information. The protection of our customer information is our utmost priority. We constantly monitor our security.”

LulzSec hacker group have claimed responsibility for this attack. They are the same group that was behind the recent Sony’s customers data stealing. Earlier, the group had also claimed credit for hacking Fox.com and PBS.site.

Referring to the 64 game machine of Nintendo the group said, “We’re not targeting Nintendo. We like the N64 too much.” N64 was released in the mid-1990s.

LulzSec or Lulz Security is a reference to Internet popular word – laugh out loud (lol)

However, Nintendo claims of fully fixing up the problem and the hacking incidence would not delay their services.

Sony’s PSN was down from April 20th till June 1st, but didn;t fully return to normal. On June 3rd its servers were again attacked, espeicially the Sony Pictures, which is the film and TV production unit of the company.

PlayStation Services Fully Restored: Sony

Global leading gaming corporation Sony announced a full restoration of its playstation services from Thursday after it was jammed due to a leak that exposed personal information of users.

According to statement released by Sony corporation, the company was going to restore all the services including its Music Unlimited on Qriocity services for PSP 3, PSP Portable, Vaio laptops and other products from Thursday. Sony, earlier announced about the complete restoration of its services on Tuesday, but it failed to confirm any date. However, the restoration is yet to take place in South Korea, Hong Kong and Japan. Details for the restoration of the Qriocity services in these will be made known as the services become available in these regions, said Sony in the official statement.

The company had jammed the Playstaton networks and the Qriocity services after a leak, that had exposed the personal information of 77 million users. The first phase of the restoration included the Europe, Americas and some other places, which began on May 15. The restoration work in japan and other Asian countries started this Saturday, revealed Sony.

In an attempt too soothe its customers, Sony corporation plans of offering a “Welcome Back” service package to customers and a “premium content” to all its registered Playstation and Qriocity users. The corporation is offering its users a range of free products such as games and movies. A free security service for identity-theft protection is also being offered. Details of the “Welcome Back” program will be announced from the respective regions, the corporation said.

Sony Will Adapt PSP Games To PS3 With PSP Remaster

PSP RemasterSony will bring classic games from the PSP to the PS3 as part of a new category of games named PSP Remaster.

This games will be adapted in High Definition, with Dual Shock 3 compatibility, exclusive content for PS3, 3D ready and other special features. It will also be possible to transfer game saves from PS3 to PSP and vice versa.
The PS3 will also support wireless ad-hoc multiplayer sessions with PSPs with PSP Remaster titles.

This new series of games will debut on Japan and its first title will be Monster Hunter Portable 3rd HD. This game has already sell more than 4.5 millions of units since the day that it was on sale on December 2010, there is no official release date for this first PSP Remaster title.