Flight carrying SOE President diverted due to bomb scare | Se desvió vuelo que llevaba al presidente de SOE debidoa a aviso de bomba

Flight diverted to Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport

Flight diverted to Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport

[EN]: Earlier today, American Airlines flight 362 was diverted to Phoenix Sky from its original destination due to a bomb threat tweet by a hacker group that assumed responsibility for the DDoS (distributed denial of service) attack on Sony’s PlayStation Network. One of the passengers on the plane, who tweeted “All is well” after authorities made their investigation, was the President of Sony Online Entertainment, Mr. John Smedley.


In a statement to Game Informer, the FBI said “Today AA Flight 362 traveling from Dallas to San Diego was diverted to Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport. The flight landed without incident. Passengers were safely removed from the plane. The investigation is still ongoing.”

Other tweets sent to Smedley show a picture of an e-ticket for the flight he was in, as well as other images.

But the origins of the problem may have started with Lizard Squad’s lack of satisfaction with PlayStation Plus.

What seems to be unclear is if the hackers really had something to do with the network problems at Sony.

Sony has recently stated the PlayStation Network “is returning” and that “there are still some continuing issues with PS4 Network access.”

[ES]: Hoy temprano, el vuelo 362 de American Airlines fue desviado al aeropuerto Phoenix Sky de su destino original debido a un aviso de bomba via Twitter por un grupo de hackers que asumió la responsabilidad del ataque DDoS (ataque distribuido de denegación de servicio) en la red PlayStation Network de Sony. Uno de los pasajeros en el avión, que tuiteó “Todo está bien” después que las autoridades hicieran su investigación, fue el presidente de Sony Online Entertainment, el Sr. John Smedley.


En un comunicado a Game Informer, el FBI dijo lo siguiente: “Hoy el vuelo 362 de American Airlines que iba de Dallas a San Diego fue desviado al aeropuerto Phoenix Sky Harbor. El vuelo aterrizó sin incidentes. Los pasajeros fueron retirados de forma segura del avión. La investigación sigue en curso”.

Otros tuits enviados a Smedley muestran una imagen de un boleto electrónico para el vuelo en el que él se encontraba, así como otras imágenes.

Pero los orígenes del problema pueden haber empezado con la falta de satisfacción de Lizard Squad acerca de la PlayStation Plus.

Lo que parece no estar claro es si los hackers realmente tenían algo que ver con los problemas de la red de Sony.

Sony ha declarado recientemente la PlayStation Network “está volviendo (a funcionar)”, y que “todavía hay algunas cuestiones que continúan con el acceso a la red del PS4.”

[Sources/Fuentes]: Game Informer: [Update] Sony Online President Tweets “All Is Well” Regarding Airplane Bomb Threat, FBI Responds [http://www.gameinformer.com/b/news/archive/2014/08/24/bomb-threat-forces-flight-of-sony-online-president-to-reroute.aspx]; ScrewAttack: Plane carrying the boss of Sony’s Online Entertainment division rerouted due to bomb scare [http://www.screwattack.com/news/plane-carrying-boss-sonys-online-entertainment-division-rerouted-due-bomb-scare].

“BloodRayne: Betrayal” & “Rocketbirds: Hardboiled Chicken” [PSN] at 30-50% off


A partir de hoy, dos juegos descargables están siendo ofrecidos a un precio más cómodo. Los videojugadores ahora pueden obtener BloodRayne: BetrayalRocketbirds: Hardboiled Chicken se ofrecen a un 30% de descuento para usuarios regulares de PlayStation Network, y a mitad de precio para aquellos miembros de PlayStation Plus. La oferta durará sólo una semana. Si quieres un par de juegos divertidos, aprovecha esta oferta. Ambos juegos son categorizados M para adultos.


Starting today, two downloadable games are being offered at a more affordable price.  Gamers can now get BloodRayne: Betrayal and Rocketbirds: Hardboiled Chicken at 30% off for regular PlayStation Network users, and a half the price for PlayStation Plus members. The offer will only last a week. If you want a couple of fun games, you should take advantage of this offer. Both games are rated M for Mature.

[BloodRayne: Betrayal - Press Release]

PlayStation Network Gets a Promotional Price Drop for BloodRayne: Betrayal with an Even Better Deal for PlayStation Plus Members

The critically-acclaimed BloodRayne: Betrayal is receiving a promotional price drop starting today, January 17th, and going through January 24th on the North American PlayStation Network. Now, the blood-sucking, vampire-decapitating 2D action will be available for 30% off! Better yet, PlayStation Plus subscribers get an even bigger discount at 50% off. This deal will also be extended to the European PlayStation Network from the 18th through the 25th. This is truly a deal that cannot be missed.

Lauded by many and scoring a 4.5/5, 4.2/5 and 9.0/10 from Joystiq, CheatCodeCentral and IGN.com respectively, BloodRayne: Betrayal is the bloodshed you’ve been craving – now at a fantastic deal.

BloodRayne: Betrayal follows Rayne, the original video game femme fatale as she sets on her quest for bitter vengeance. The talented team at WayForward has a stellar track record, rejuvenating some of the greatest series in gaming, and BloodRayne: Betrayal is one of their best.

BloodRayne: Betrayal delivers over-the-top stylish action with a healthy dose of bloodshed. You are Rayne, the sexy dhampir with superhuman strength, speed, and agility, recruited by the vampire hunting Brimstone Society for one last mission. The target is a lavish, yet sinister ball in a secluded castle with plenty of dark surprises. With the help of a mysterious friend, and members of Brimstone, Rayne must infiltrate the manor, take out the fiendish horde, and stop an evil master plot once and for all.

For more information about BloodRayne: Betrayal, please visit www.bloodraynebetrayal.com.


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Check Out the Latest Poultry Sale on PlayStation®Network! Rocketbirds: Hardboiled Chicken Gets a One Week Price Drop

Los Angeles, CA – January 17, 2011 – Everyone’s favorite revolutionary chicken cinematic platformer, Rocketbirds: Hardboiled Chicken, is receiving a massive limited time price drop starting today! Check out the latest installment of the critically-acclaimed Rocketbirds franchise for up to 50% off on PlayStation®Network from January 17th to January 24th. Hailed as the new, addictive “King of Cool” by critics, there is no better time to check out Rocketbirds: Hardboiled Chicken.

Start a revolution playing as Hardboiled Chicken, the original Coq of War, who sets out on a mission to assassinate the totalitarian penguin leader and take down the evil regime that has taken over Albatropolis. Destroy enemies with a slew of weapons and bear the yolk of Hardboiled’s story as his missions unlock the secrets to his mysterious past and illuminate the truth behind the penguin government. Plus, master fowl play in the co-op campaign as a pair of Budgie commandos on a mission to save the general’s daughter.

Rocketbirds: Hardboiled Chicken features unique characters, missions, puzzles, exclusive music videos and soundtrack, retro cut scenes, stereoscopic 3D support and more. Many lives will be destroyed, countless penguins will die! Rocketbirds: Hardboiled Chicken is available now on PlayStation Network for 50% off for Plus users, and 30% for regular users.

Rocketbirds: Hardboiled Chicken is rated “M” for Mature by the ESRB.

For more information about Rocketbirds: Hardboiled Chicken, please visit: http://www.rocketbirds.com/hardboiledchicken/ and follow us on Twitter @ratloop.


About Ratloop Asia

Ratloop Inc. is a US based Independent game studio that has created innovative entertainment products since 1997. Ratloop Asia Pte Ltd was incorporated to support a development team based in Singapore to work on Rocketbirds, a new brand of titles. No stranger to independent games Development, Ratloop and Ratloop Asia have been awarded Independent Games Festival (IGF) nominations for their games for the last three consecutive years: Mightier, an autorigging puzzler game received a finalist nomination for the game Innovation Award at IGF 2009; in 2010, Rocketbirds: Revolution! received three finalist nominations for Excellence in Audio, Excellence in Visual Art and the Seumas McNally Grand Prize. Last year, Ratloop Inc. won the Best Mobile Game category at the IGF 2011 for their ios game, Helsing’s Fire. The team has finally came together at Ratloop Asia in Singapore  to release Rocketbirds: Hardboiled Chicken, the second installment in the Rocketbirds franchise, which launched on PlayStation®Network in October 2011.

SCEA: PS Plus subscribers to save games data online | Suscriptores de PS Plus a guardar datos de juegos en línea

From/De: Sony Computer Entertainment America


March 9, 2011 – Sony Computer Entertainment America LLC (SCEA) today announced that online storage for game saves will be available exclusively to PlayStation®Plus subscribers, allowing gamers to back up their save data to the cloud.  Online storage for game saves will be available with system software update (v3.60) for the PlayStation®3 (PS3™) system, coming on March 10, 2011 and will be automatically enabled for PlayStation Plus subscribers once users install the update.

With the new feature, PlayStation Plus subscribers can store up to 150MB of PS3 game save data and a maximum of 1000 data files per PlayStation®Network account.  “Copy-prohibited save data” is also supported, and all previously backed-up save data may be restored once per 24-hour period.  When the new feature launches, most PS3 titles will be compatible with online storage for game saves, and moving forward new titles will have the capability to offer the storage option.

Online storage for game saves ensures that data stored by PlayStation Plus subscribers is more secure than ever and is an integral feature for gamers who wish to access their data on other PS3 systems. Users can check their available/total space at any time via the XMB™ (XrossMediaBar). Users who wish to utilize the feature immediately following the system software update (v3.60), can do so with these instructions:

To back-up:
1. Select [Game] > [Save Data Utility].
2. Focus on the save data you wish to back up.
3. Open up the option menu using “triangle” and select [Copy].
4. Select [Online Storage] as the destination of back up.
To copy:
1. Select [Game] > [Save Data Utility] > [Online Storage].
2. Focus on the save data you wish to copy.
3. Open up an option menu using “triangle” and select [Copy].

PlayStation Plus is available for a yearly fee of $49.99, and for a limited time, gamers will also receive 3 free bonus months when signing up for a one-year subscription.  Gamers can also subscribe to the 3-month option for $17.99.

Sony: PS3 Firmware v3.40 – New Features / Nuevas Funciones

June 28, 2010 – Sony Computer Entertainment America (SCEA) LLC today announced system software update (v3.40) for the PlayStation®3 (PS3™) system will be available soon, adding the PlayStation Plus subscription service package, enhancements to the connection between users’ PlayStation Network and Facebook accounts and other new features. Additionally, system software update (v6.30) for the PSP system will launch simultaneously with PS3 system software update (v3.40), adding PlayStation Plus compatibility as well as other minor features.

Main updated features from PS3 system software update (v3.40) include:

  • PlayStation®Plus: A new subscription service package on PlayStation®Network, PlayStation Plus offers gamers exclusive services and content on June 29, 2010, worldwide. PlayStation Network users will be able to purchase membership* to PlayStation Plus, providing members with new options to enhance their gaming experience and enable them to gain a special set of features and content. All PlayStation Network users will continue to have free access to its unmatched and expanding suite of new and exclusive content, services and community focused tools – including online game play – while PlayStation Plus subscribers will gain access to an exclusive and expanding set of evolving features, content and functionality.
  • Photo Gallery: A new network based photo sharing feature is now available on the Photo Gallery. The enhancement allows PS3 users to upload, browse and comment on photos on sites such as Facebook and Picasa Web Album. PS3 users can also opt to share their photos between their PlayStation Network friends.
  • Video Editor & Uploader: Video Editor and Uploader is a new function found on the XrossMediaBar (XMB), which enables users to edit, save and upload video files stored on the PS3 system to sites such as Facebook or YouTube.*
  • Five Star Rating Support: Users can rate PlayStation Store content they have purchased with one to five star ratings.
  • Power Save Settings: The default setting for PS3 System Auto-Off will be set at two hours, providing users with additional power save options and further improving power save features on the PS3 system.

Additional Facebook Enhancements

In addition to the latest features introduced in PS3 system software update (v3.40), a separate, new PlayStation Network application will be made available on Facebook Platform. This builds upon what was previously launched with Trophies and the ability to share purchases from the PlayStation Store. Users can further integrate their PlayStation Network and Facebook accounts with this new application. The application allows them to display their PlayStation Network profile on Facebook, find out which of their Facebook friends have a PlayStation Network account and send them a PlayStation Network friend request, view the PlayStation Network friends’ online status, and add the PlayStation Network application tab on their Facebook Profile. More information will be available at: http://apps.facebook.com/playstation/.

Continued system software upgrades and the evolution of PlayStation Network ensure that the PS3 and PSP systems remain compelling offerings for years to come, with no additional investment from consumers. Further details and instructions on how to update the system software for the PS3 and PSP systems are available at http://www.us.playstation.com/PS3/Features/SystemUpdate and http://us.playstation.com/support/systemupdates/psp/.