They mean business don’t they, and by they I mean Sony. Geohot has been served papers and the charges include:
• 18 U.S.C. § 1030(a)(2)(C) – Confidential Information On Computer
• 18 U.S.C. § 1030(a)(4) – Intent To Defraud And Obtain Value
• 18 U.S.C. § 1030(a)(5)(A) – Knowing Transmission of Code
• 18 U.S.C. § 1030(a)(5)(B) and (C) – Intentional and Reckless Damage And Loss
• 18 U.S.C. § 1030(a)(6)(A) – Trafficking in Password
• 18 U.S.C. § 1030(a)(7)(B) – Intent to Extort
Oh but don’t think it ends there the papers were also served to 27C3 lecturers and fail0verflow members Marcan aka Hector Martin and sven aka Sven Peter and 100 John Does, as posted on IRC and his site.
Looks as if Tiger Woods may be getting the boot from EA if he continues his golf game slump. EA has prided itself of having the number one golfer on the cover of it’s games and since Tiger has now dropped to the number two golfer in the world EA may change their front man to keep that tradition alive.
Speaking with Reuters (via NBC Sports), EA CEO John Ricitiello reiterated that there’s “no threat against Tiger.” But he also noted what he referred to as their business relationship.
Following on from our previous post regarding the announcement from Sony letting us know that their latest handheld gaming device, the PSPgo was to be reduced in price in both Japan and the US, we can now update you with the latest news that the price reduction will also occur in the UK.
Prices for the PSPgo will drop from £225 to £160 in the UK, a saving of £65. Of course, that is the recommended price for retailers, there are always bundle deals on offer to sweeten the price a little more.
Good news if you were considering buying a PSPgo – Sony have announced that the prices will be dropped in both the US and Japan in time for Christmas.
Over in America buyers can expect to pay $199 for the PSPgo now, rather than the $249 it was priced at previously. In Japan the handheld is reduced to 16,800 yen from 26,800 yen. Now even I could be tempted by those prices, even if the PSPgo has hardly set the gaming world on fire since it’s release.
One question springs to my mind though – where’s my UK price drop Sony?
Although Sony themselves are yet to tell us whether a PSP 2 is a reality or not, we know that there are game developers out there that are reportedly creating games specifically for the ‘PSP 2’. Now, there are rumors claiming that developers have been told that the PSP 2 will be arriving before the holiday season of 2011, according to a source of VG247.
As VG247 pointed out, Sony are going to be firmly focusing on the PlayStation Move and 3D aspects of their gaming line-up at this years Tokyo Games Show (TGS) however there will still be plenty of gaming goodness on display at the Sony booth in the form of:
– Trinity Zill 0’ll Zero
– World Soccer Winning Eleven
– Castlevania: Lords of Shadow
– Front Mission Evolved
– Gran Turismo 5
– LittleBigPlanet 2
– MotorStorm: Apocalypse
– Tokyo Jungle
– SOCOM 4: US Navy Seals
– Killzone 3
– Sly Cooper Collection
– Red Dead Redemption
– Tales of Graces F
– Ni No Kuni