Sony has recently had a press release saying “We have discovered that between April 17 and April 19, 2011, certain PlayStation Network and Qriocity service user account information was compromised in connection with an illegal and unauthorized intrusion into our network”.
According to Channel 10 Australia over 22 million accounts have been compromised. The data obtained by the unknown hackers have obtain the 22 million users credit card details, address, date of birth, complete playstation profiles, email address, usernames, passwords, security questions with answers, billing preferences, purchase history, IP address, and more.
Sony says they are “Engaged an outside, recognized security firm to conduct a full and complete investigation into what happened”. The security breach has caused Sony to take down the Playstation network, and Qriocity temporarily.
The company has adviesed the security breach had taken place on April 17th & 19th 2011.
Sony has advised they are re-building there security precautions and software to prevent this from happening again.
The questions is, why hasn’t sony advised us early? Why advise us over 10 days later? How secure is there systems?
We will update this article when we get updates 🙂
~~~ Updated Thursday April 28th 4:30pm ~~~
Sony has released that ll 77.5+ million accounts have been compromised. There is also reports of people credit cards being maxed out..
Source = Channel 10 Australia & ABC Australia
Nintendo Wii is a video game console developed by Nintendo and manufactured by Foxconn. Wii was first launched in November 2006. Known for its motion gaming technology Wii captured many hearts and promised to be one of the best gaming technology ever created. Its rivals being Microsoft Xbox 360 and Sony Playstation 3 have always outrun Wii. Statistics taken from November 2006 – March 2010 records a whopping 86.01 million Wii units to be sold worldwide but the Wii suffered a major decline last year selling a mere 15.1 million units.
The latest news by Nintendo is that, its planning to release its next console in March 2012. The successor will be named Wii 2 and is codenamed: ‘Project Cafe’. The company announced that a playable version of the system will be unveiled at the E3 Gaming expo to be held in Los Angeles on June 7th. Click here to read the Official Press Release made by the company on this April 25, 2011.
April 25, 2011
To whom it may concern: Re: Wii’s successor system
Nintendo Co., Ltd. has decided to launch in 2012 a system to succeed Wii, which the company has sold 86.01 million units on a consolidated shipment basis between its launch in 2006 and the end of March 2011.
We will show a playable model of the new system and announce more specifications at the E3 Expo, which will be held June 7-9, 2011, in Los Angeles.
Sales of this new system have not been included in the financial forecasts announced today for the fiscal term ending March 2012.
Nintendo has made a good call by announcing its release of the newest console as its sales are already falling rapidly and this is the time to give a hard blow on its competitors, Microsoft and SONY.
According to the latest report by IGN, Nintendo is gonna be a lot more powerful than its predecessor. The Nintendo Wii will be housing a revamped version of AMD’s R700 GPU architecture under the hood, which can easily outperform Playstation 3’s Nvidia 7800-GTX processor. The system will support HD resolutions of 1080p and also will be stereoscopic 3D enabled. The CPU will be a custom built triple-core IBM PowerPC chipset with unimaginable clocking speeds. So much to say, Microsoft and SONY will already be threatened by such advanced schematics of the Wii 2 that they will bite their own tongue.
If IGN’s sources are correct, Wii is gonna pose as a serious threat to its rivals and hopefully will rekindle its lost passion among gamers.
As for the pricing, Wii is expected to cost around $350-$400. How well the Wii 2 will promise to perform this time will only be revealed at the Expo this June. As for your comments we are very excited to hear what your say is.
Please comment as to what you feel about the new Wii! Will it break the barriers of Xbox and PS3 or will it still continue to remain as an outcast. Your views are important to us!
How to squeeze out maximum performance from my PC? How to attain extreme efficiency from my system? These are the questions that revolve round your head when purchasing for a high-end PC. You will be trying out custom parts for your system to run it at peak levels. Although there are many factors that play hand in determining the speed of a system, there is one factor that you almost forget to give a thought to it because it is so damn general. I am talking about CPU cases.
Yes many of us purchase high-tech parts for their system such as quad Graphic cards, i7 processors, 16GB DDR3 RAMs but whats the use of all these if you dont have ample amount of space to install them in? So today i am going to give you a quick glance to maximize your PC performance and to prevent it all from blowing up!!!
Thermaltake brings to you the all new Armor+. This is a Full Tower LCS (Liquid Cooling System) fitted Chassis which offers extraordinary cooling solution and spacial structure for all your CPU components. Lets have a look at its special features:
- 10 PCI slots to connect your graphic cards, modems, audio cards etc.
- Sliding Motherboard tray (If you want to install additional hardware to your MOBO you can easily set ’em up by sliding out the tray)
- Supports all Motherboard Form Factors (Micro ATX, ATX, Extend ATX)
- 14 Drive bays (7 5.25″ bays and 7 3.5″ bays)
- Separate cooling management for CPU, Graphics Card and Hard Disk Drive
- Offers both Liquid Cooling and Air Cooling
- Cable Management System (Ensures all your wiring are systematically setup to prevent blockage of air flow)
- 320 c.c. reservoir for liquid cooling (Liquid cooling is industry standard solution to ensure max. cooling even under worst conditions)
- Silent Fans (No noise pollution)
- Additional toolbox space on the top
The price tag for this baby is $399.99. If you think this was made for you then go for it!
Are you tired of sitting and playing the same old games on your computer? Dreaming to play the latest games on your own computer but sick of those unending list of System Requirements? Well not to worry, you have landed on the right place.
By experiencing the capabilities of the new Alienware M17x, you will be satisfied for the next 10 years. It has got State-of the-Art technology and is made For The Win. If you are owning an Alienware M17x you are already a winner but if you are not, check out why it is the product specially made for you.
TREAT FOR YOUR EYES
As 3D Games are hitting the streets more and more these days we need to be 3D-adapted with our lives. Experience the bits and pieces of the Gaming and Entertainment industry as made for your eyes. Now Alienware M17x comes with a 3D-capable 17-inch full high-def 1080p display. Now thats the latest technology in the market, you cant expect for more!
- M17X comes with the latest tech invention the ‘Intel® Core™ i7 processors’.
- Delivering a massive 16GB Dual-Channel high-performance 1333MHz memory, your lappie won’t stop for you to catch up with it. Are you a adrenaline junkie? Add more speed to your Deus Ex Machina by activating Intel® Turbo Boost 2.0. Believe me you will be huffing and puffing to catch your breath and will pray to God that why did i buy such a Killing Machine.
All the gamers out there will be wondering what is the secret to a longer battery life? Alienware brings to you a battery life that is sent straight from the heaven. With a longer battery life just trash your AC adapter and head out with your lappie in high air.
When you see a hot chic you will definitely check her out but it is totally different with the Alienware M17x. When your eyes land on this exceptional creation created by man you will keep gazing at its looks even if a naked girl is sitting beside you!!! Alienware gives you an Exclusively Designed AlienFX® Illuminated Keyboard which reacts to your sensitivest touches. Such unique and epitome is the design of this elegant masterpiece that you will keep admiring its looks for generations!
Also i didn’t get a chance to tell you that DELL customizes your Alienware according to your taste. You even get a Laser engraved nameplate on your Laptop. Isnt’t that cool…Having your name printed on your laptop laserly??? #emotion: WAOOOOOOOO!
Remember, even thinking is forbidden if you are going to buy this powerhouse!
Alienware is conducting a SIGNATURE EVENT which ends on April 7! So Hurry and visit the DELL ALIENWARE SITE and checkout the most snappiest deals for you!
Hey y’all! Great news for GAMERS…Guess what??? I will just break it to you, the most awaited game of the year SHIFT 2: UNLEASHED is scheduled for release on 24 March 2011. You are probably wondering why i didn’t add Need For Speed title before the game title, that’s because the company dropped it. But dont worry the game is still in the NEED FOR SPEED family itself.
The game is oriented towards a more simulation friendly audience. This game is all about experiencing the pure exhilaration when it comes to driving a car in real life.
After one of the most critically acclaimed game Need For Speed: SHIFT was released in 2009, this being the 17th title of the NFS games is a direct sequel to it. According to the world famous game publishing company ‘ELECTRONIC ARTS’ is promising that this edition will redefine the racing simulator genre.
It will feature 145 cars from 36 manufacturers and 35 tracks altogether being the first game in the series to incorporate more than 100 cars. It is currently under development by Slightly Mad Studios.
For more info, stay tuned to chaaps.com. All the latest news from the NFS World will be brought to you by me, right here at CHAAPS!!! See you soon. 🙂
For gamers , NINTENDO has always been a brand they are looking for , and with the launch of NINTENDO 3DS on march 2011 it will be proved once again. With the 3DS technology the company has able to create 3D graphics without any glasses , which will surely give gamers a reason to buy this gadget.
The NINTENDO 3DS has 3.53 inch widescreen with LCD display , along with 3.02 inch LCD display with Touch Screen. The device will include 3 camera’s 0.3 mega pixel each with one inside and two outside. The hardware is designed so that even when the device is not in use, it can automatically exchange data with other Nintendo 3DS systems or receive data via the Internet while in sleep mode. Stereo speakers positioned to the left and right of the top screen.
The device also provides 2.4 GHz bandwidth and with that multiple Nintendo 3DS systems can connect via a local wireless connection to let users communicate or enjoy competitive game play. It also contains a ‘Slide Pad” that allows 360-degree analog input.
Overall i will give NINTENDO 3DS 4.5/5 rating before its launch.So now its time for the gamers to grab their device from the Stores.
Check out more regarding NINTENDO 3DS on their official website – http://e3.nintendo.com/
Western Digital has launched Western Digital TV Live Hub. The device integrates 1 terabyte hard drive and supports playback of full-HD 1080p media.
Western Digital Live Hub features the latest HDMI 1.4 standard for compatibility with media to your portable devices, DLNA/UPnP- compatibile TVs, PS3, Xbox 360 etc. Western Digital also says that the content can be streamed to the iPad, iPhone , and Android-based smartphones with the help of third-party applications.
Western Digital TV Live Hub supports HD cancorder video formats, AVT, TS/TP/M2T, M2TS, WMV9 and many other file formats. It supports MP3, WAV/PCM/LPCM, WMA, AAC,FLAC, MIKA, AIF/AIFF, OGG, Dolby Digital and DTS formats for video. Files from internal device can be ported to folders on your camera, external HDD.
The Western Digital TV Live Hub is integrated with the social networking site FACEBOOK. Thus photos and videos can be uploaded and shared between friends. Status mesages is shared, wall posts can be viewed and collect latest news from friends. This live Hub features USB ports for storage expansion and file transfers. It also consists of an Ethernet port to connect to internet.
The WD TV Live Hub is a definite step up over the WD TV Live Plus, which lacks the 1TB hard drive and the ability to stream content throughout the home. But like the WD TV Live Plus, the WD TV Live Hub lacks Wi-Fi.
WD TV Live Hub owners will be forced to connect to the Web via Ethernet or buy an accessory to connect to a Wi-Fi network. It’s a omission in a field with several devices, including the Apple TV and Logitech Revue, that comes with Wi-Fi built in.
WD Live Hub comes with great features and decent price. It comes with 2 years warranty too. So, all who have been waiting to buy a media centre can look out for this one. After this you only will need a decent TV or a Projector like The Best Home Theater Projectors For An Amazing Movie Night to watch on your WD Live Hub.
Android 3.0 Makes this Possible.. Combination of Mobile and Gaming Markets will result in a big Surprise Phone by Sony Ericsson..
Sony Ericsson is manufacturing an hybrid phone which is a “Cross between the Samsung Captivate and the PSP Go”..
Though it is Officially not Confirmed, The Rumors stay Strong.. For more information. Read the Original Article by Mashable here
Could Playstation Phone powered by Android be a success?
Before starting this tutorial I want to make sure that I don’t want to encourage piracy by this post! Its just for educational purpose.
For this tutorial you will need an Intalled Call Of Duty 4, Xfire or Garena, Good Net, Skills and some more stuff.
Note: The trick works on cracked servers (Servers which do not require CD-Key Validation).
Steps! Follow Exactly the same!
- Get a COD4 DVD from market or download it from net! Whichever suits you!
- Install the game with the given key or use keygen.
- Now you would need to download some game patches (7 in no.). Download Call Of Duty Patches 1.1,1.2… till 1.7. You need all because all are compulsary and they need to be installed serialwise.
- After downloading Install them orderly.
- After that grab a no cd patch for Single Player from net or the DVD provided. You can also find one on www.GameCopyWorld.Com replace the original one.
- Now your COD configuration is complete! Now download a program called X-Fire and Install and log into it. It will keep a track of the servers you visit and will avoid you will the hassle of finding the same server again and again in its server tab. Add the server to favorites.
- Now google out “Call Of Duty 4 Cracked Servers”. You may also refer to www.Gametracker.com or www.Game-monitor.com.
- Now when you want to join the game or a specific server select Xfire Icon in the website and the xfire will automatically launch the game. If not… Open browser. Type
You can find me on Xfire as Gamer9891 or STG-Sherlock.
Hey folks, back with new article about some thing that I was bugged from yesterday.
Punk buster is the program which is used to detect cheaters while playing multiplayer games like AA, COD4 & COD5.
I got a Heart Attack when I did something so called cheating unintentionally when I used some hacked profile ( Don’t ask me what I was doing 😛 )
So the show just started and I started getting kicked off the servers with PunkBuster aka PB. It put me in the ban list.In hardware ban they register your MAC address, HDD serial number and a number of stuff. It surely pisses you off when you aren’t doing anything.
I just browsed net! Found some noob ways which didn’t work! So I tried something on my own.
Here is what I did:
- Change your HDD port like from RAID 0 to RAID 1. It mainly does nothing more but we will do it!
- Changing your MAC Address is useful. You may use free ware utilities like MAD MAC’s Sniffer which is easily available to change the MAC of the adapter and the restart.
- Using your old profile and your old key is not a thing I would do! Open COD Multiplayer! Delete your old profile. Make a new one with a multiplayer name (You may be banned from some servers). After that use a new key(Don’t let me say the ‘P’ word here) or just buy a new copy.
- You must be done! If not try getting a new Hard Disk. (Not Joking)
Also you can leave some unban request on www.pbbans.com, but mostly they won’t help.
Hope it helped.
This Motherboard takes the popular EVGA X58 SLI design and boosts the performance by adding not only 2 USB 3.0 ports, but also 2 SATA 6Gb/s ports! The Intel X58/ICH10R chipset combo is optimized for the performance enthusiast, with 6 DIMM slots supporting Triple-Channel DDR3 Memory, Intel QuickPath Interconnect Technology, Intel Turbo Mode intelligent overclocking technology, NVIDIA 2-way and 3-way SLI support, and much more.
The 2 USB 3.0 ports allow for speeds up to 5Gb/s, more than 10x the performance of USB 2.0! SATA 6G allows double the performance of SATA 3G, and of course the award winning EVGA overclocking features put this motherboard in a class of its own. In fact, EVGA X58 motherboards have won over 20 awards from leading hardware review sites!
Awesomest of all..EVGA mobo comprises of the ELEET (EVGA Advanced Tuning) overclocking feature.
The 10 Powerful Features which makes you to buy an EVGA X58:
1. 8+2 Phase PWM
- Cleanest possible variable power switching
2.EVGA Vdroop Control
- What you see is what you get
- Set your voltage in the BIOS and this is what you will get under load booted in your OS
3.EVGA Dummy OC
- Overclock at the touch of a button
- Automatically overclock your system with one simple setting in the BIOS
4.EVGA E-LEET Tuning Utility
- Overclock your motherboard from inside your OS
- Use E-LEET to test your OC settings without having to constantly reset into your BIOS
5.EVGA EZ Voltages read points
- Simple voltage points
- Easily read voltage levels using a voltmeter with several dedicated read points
6.Onboard Clear CMOS, Power and Reset Buttons
- System essentials at the touch of a button
- Troubleshooting and bench booting are simple with these controls
7.Onboard CPU Temp Monitor
- Monitor your temps quickly and easily
- Accurately and instantly see your CPU temperature once your system has POSTed without any other software.
8.Passive Chipset Heatsink
- No fans: lower noise and longer lifespan
- More than enough cooling wattage to keep those chips well within specs
9.Solid State Capacitors
- Higher quality, longer lifespan
- These high quality 100% solid state capacitors will just keep going and going
10.EVGA EVbot Support
- Handheld overclocking
- This next generation overclocking device interfaces directly to the BIOS while your system is booted in OS
STOP thinking and go get one…:)
At Chaaps, We Had Explained all Features and Complete Insight on India’s First Ever Web Browser- EPIC.
Seems Like The Games are Not made Available in EPIC Browser yet.. As we clicked on Games Icon present in sidebar, We Got a Small notification and we Couldn’t Really Play any games..
However, We Navigated to Help Options and found one of the FAQ’s listed..
How to Play Games in Web Browser?
We Couldn’t Find any other Start options to play games in Epic browser..
However, You can still Play games in Epic Browser by Adding Applications and Selecting Games as Category and adding it to your Side Bar.
Note: All these are Widget Based Games..
Follow These Steps to Play Widget Games in Epic Browser with just a click of a button
1. Select Epic Apps in Sidebar and you could see list of available apps.
2. Select between different types of games available Action Games, Sport Games, Fun Games, Puzzle Games, Skill Games and Many..
3. Add Any of the Applications which you like by clicking on “Add to Epic”
4. Start Playing Epic Games
If you don’t have Epic Browser.. Download Epic Browser from Here
Are Web Browsers meant to play games? What’s your Opinion on EPIC having so many Extras like widgets, apps, games and many? Best fit for Indians?