Posts Tagged ‘Qriocity’
Sony Introduces The New Sony Entertainment Network.
Last Updated on Thursday, 1 September 2011 06:24 Written by LoganDX Thursday, 1 September 2011 07:00
Sony is ready to change things around with their new Sony Entertainment Network. Introduced at the IFA Tradeshow in Berlin, SEN is Sony’s way of blending their entertainment options into one cohesive service. Utilizing a PSN account, users will find changes to the Video on Demand and Qriocity services. Notably, they will be renamed to Video Unlimited and Music Unlimited.
The gelling of the various services under one umbrella allows Sony to start adding more content to each respective unit and gives them the opportunity to expand to previously inaccessible countries like Finland, Denmark and Norway. Sony hopes to have the Music Unlimited service running in those countries and more by the end of 2011. I’m glad Sony dropped that ridiculous Qriocity name, I was afraid they’d rename the PSN to Gamecracity or Videoply.
Like Qriocity? PS3 Users To Get 6 Free Months.
Last Updated on Thursday, 16 June 2011 03:01 Written by LoganDX Thursday, 16 June 2011 02:00
During the recent PSN outage, one of the services affected was Qriocity. Many gamers, myself included, gave it not much more than a fleeting thought, other than maybe “What’s Qriocity?”. Sony must want to change that as they announced they will be offering PS3 users a full 6 months of complimentary service. The cloud based digital service has been available on PS3s since mid February of this year.
For those unfamiliar with the Music Unlimited by Qriocity, it is a premium music streaming service with a catalog of approximately 7 million songs. Users can instantly stream any of those songs to the PS3, PSP, several Sony devices and now on Android powered smart phones. As users listen to more songs, Qriocity will begin to craft personalized stations to suit personal preferences. The Basic service offers up commercial free songs and the personalized stations. The Premium service provides access to premium channels, custom playlists and play songs on demand. Both options allow for users to sync their personal collections to the cloud.
PlayStation Store Might Finally Be Back This Week.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 1 June 2011 02:38 Written by LoganDX Wednesday, 1 June 2011 02:00
If you don’t reside in Japan, Hong Kong or South Korea, you may possibly have access to the PlayStation Store and the rest Qriocity by week’s end. Sony announced that numerous security efforts were made to fully protect the infrastructure as well as the purchasing options. The first part of the restoration was the implementation of the PlayStation Network, which was customers ability to play online and access the social side of the network. Now, over two weeks later, the Store hopefully will be fully functional. If the Store does come back this week, it means gamers can finally redeem codes and start downloading the freebies from the Customer Appreciation Program, if available.
Personally, I wouldn’t hold your breath. We’ve heard many a promise from the mighty Sony regarding the return of the PSN and the PS Store. It took almost a month to get the partial return that we have and the latest rumor had the PS Store back by May 24th. I’ve been jonesing for the return so I can finally delve into the inFamous 2 beta before the game releases in a week. Many people would love to just have some sense of normalcy back to their gaming. I guess we’ll find out in a few short, painful days.
PlayStation Network Password Reset Page In Trouble Now
Last Updated on Wednesday, 18 May 2011 04:33 Written by Adam Warren Wednesday, 18 May 2011 04:33
Sony sure can’t catch a break. We all thought that the hacks and such were over for the PlayStation Network but it seems we were wrong. Sony added a PSN page that allowed users to reset their passwords because their accounts had already been compromised at least once. All you had to do was enter your email address and birthday, but that’s exactly the information that the hackers originally took, names addresses, birthdays and the likes. So that means that the hackers could essentially reset a users password to something only they know, right?
Sony has taken the site down and made the statement: “Unfortunately this also means that those who are still trying to change their password via PlayStation.com or Qriocity.com will still be unable to do so for the time being.” Who knows how long PSN will be down now, sorry guys. Perhaps it’s time to look into making an email address for just PlayStation and a brand new password, that’s not used for anything else. Check back here for updates.