[wpaudio url=”https://media.shellypalmer.com/wp-content/images/usrn/110817_SHELLYPALMER_GEN_BED.mp3″ text=”Click to play … ” dl=”0″] Two men responsible for starting groups on Facebook to incite riots in London were sentenced to four years in jail. Although the Facebook groups did not lead to any rioting, law enforcement hopes the sentence will deter others from similar actions. In other news, AT&T recently announced Continue Reading →
Nintendo 3DS
Originally posted at NY Videogame Critics Circle In a stunningly revealing announcement last week, Nintendo stated that on August 12 it will reduce the price of its 3DS from $250 to $170. Though it was spun as an event as important as the Royal Wedding in a press release, the news reverberated throughout the game Continue Reading →
PLAY MORE! REDBOX ANNOUNCES VIDEO GAMES WILL ROLL OUT TO APPROXIMATELY 5,000 ADDITIONAL KIOSKS Milestones: Redbox Surpasses 4 Millionth Game Rental and 1.5 Billionth Movie Rental OAKBROOK TERRACE, Ill. – July 28, 2011 – Following last month’s launch of video game rentals, redbox announced today it will expand video game rentals to approximately 5,000 additional Continue Reading →
More than 15,000 Jobs Saved Nationwide MCKINNEY, Texas, July 21, 2011 – Blockbuster L.L.C. announced today it has assumed contracts with property owners nationwide and will maintain operations of more than 1,500 U.S. Blockbuster stores that would have closed under liquidation, as approved in a New York bankruptcy court this week. Blockbuster also will retain Continue Reading →
Netflix Customers Offered Blockbuster Total Access With New Everyday Pricing and Free 30-Day Trial With Proof of Netflix Account MCKINNEY, Texas, July 14, 2011 – Blockbuster L.L.C. today began rescuing upset Netflix® customers by launching a limited time, nationwide promotion for all Netflix customers who switch to Blockbuster Total Access™. Blockbuster Total Access provides benefits Continue Reading →
PlayStation Store
After being down for over a month, Sony finally restored its PlayStation Store where players can purchase content like games and add-ons. Sony is offering a bunch of new downloadable content and promises its “welcome back” package in the near future, including 2 free feature games. Read the full article at CNN.com Continue Reading →
PlayStation Network
Sony is still recovering from recent attacks on its PlayStation Network and is now offering free identity theft protection. Customers have until June 28th to enroll in the program and it’s good for one year of fraud protection. If you think you’ve been a victim of fraud, you can enroll online at Sony’s website. Read Continue Reading →
[wpaudio url=”https://media.shellypalmer.com/wp-content/images/usrn/110526_SHELLYPALMER_GEN_BED.mp3″ text=”Click to play … ” dl=”0″] Google is expected to make an announcement that will turn our cell phones into wallets. The technology utilizes near-field communication, which is a chip that transmits data wirelessly. The system we be available starting on the Android Nexus S smartphone and will roll out with support from Continue Reading →
Sony
After finally getting the PlayStation Network back online, Sony was hit with another PR nightmare. A URL exploit allowed hackers to access account passwords if they know the user’s birthday and email address. While this wouldn’t normally be a threat, the previous attack exposed this information. Sony has since fixed the problem. Read the full Continue Reading →
Xperia Play
Verizon announced that Sony’s PlayStation phone called the Xperia Play will be available on May 26th. The phone costs $199 with a two-year contract and pre–orders start on May 19th. Sony is using Google’s Android OS to power the phone and is giving away 7 free games with more for sale on the Marketplace. Read Continue Reading →