Archive:  May 25th, 2011

Sony Estimates 171 Million Dollar Loss due to PSN Hack

By Trevor Magnani, May 25, 2011 0

And this is the good news. ¬†The worse news is that Sony is projecting an overall 3.2 billion dollar loss. ¬†Most of the issues causing Sony to sieve so much money are directly related to the massive earthquakes and devastating tsunami. ¬†If Engadget’s math is to be trusted, the 171 million dollar loss from PSN turns out to less than 2 dollars per user. ¬†This could be just lost revenue from PSN purchases and not including the identity protection, re-building of PSN, or the free games they are giving away. ¬†What we know this number does not include is what the lawyers want to get out of Sony on behalf of the compromised PSN users.

 

Via Engadget
Source Sony [Warning: PDF link]

Sonic Generations Coming to Nintendo 3DS

By George Pekar, May 25, 2011 0

 

Sonic Generations is now confirmed as a new 3DS title thanks to an upcoming cover of Nintendo Power. According to Nintendo Power we do finally get to see our favorite blue blur in 3D. Other than this, no other details have been leaked but we hope to hear more about it at E3 next month. Here is a picture of the cover via IGN. Last week, the 3DS version of the game popped up in SEGA’s latest financial report, and was originally announced as a PC, PS3, and Xbox 360 title around 1 month ago. Although this may not be the most exciting news, it is definitely one more thing to get people excited for E3 on June 7th-9th.

Source: IGN

Second Chance to Buy BlizzCon Tickets Tonight

By George Pekar, May 25, 2011 0

 

Did you miss your chance to buy BlizzCon tickets during the last sale? Well you’re in luck! The second batch has arrived, and will be going on sale tonight on the official BlizzCon website. The tickets will go up for sale at 7.00pm PST/10.00pm EST for $175 each. Expect them to go very quickly.¬†The 1st group of online queues reached up to 15,000 people deep.

If you have never seen/been to BlizzCon you will quickly understand why this is the case. It is not just a gaming convention, it is an¬†experience¬†like no other. The $175.00 price tag may seem a little steep, but you¬†definitely¬†do¬†receive¬†quite some bang for your buck. Fans who attend can expect hands-on playing time with the latest version of Blizzard’s games, discussion panels with the developer’s key personnel and casual and competitive tournaments to showcase their talents for great prizes. There will also be commemorative merchandise based on the World Of Warcraft, Diablo and Starcraft universes of Blizzard’s games on sale.¬†From the “swag bag,” (various items and goodies such as in-game pets/betas) to musical performances, (last year was¬†Tenacious¬†D) and¬†of course beautiful
women–BlizzCon has you covered.

Tickets to the BlizzCon Benefit Dinner, with admission to BlizzCon, will be priced at $500. This takes place Thursday, October 20. Benefit tickets will be numbered at 200 and go up for sale this Saturday, May 28 at 10.00am PST/1.00pm EST.

If you aren’t from the West Coast/can’t make it to California for the 2 day event–which takes place at the Anaheim Convention Center on¬†October 21st-22nd, you can buy a virtual ticket¬†through DIRECTV for $39.99 here. Go to your browser settings, enable cookies, and get ready to buy buy buy! Good luck!