Activision has confirmed that PS3 gamers will be able to download the Escalation map pack for Call of Duty: Black Ops on June 10 for $14.99. The Escalation map pack includes 5 all-new multiplayer maps including - Hotel, Convoy, Zoo and Stockpile and Call of the Dead.
According to Bloomberg, Amazon Web Cloud Services ere used by hackers last month to attack Sony's online entertainment systems. Hacker's supposable signed up with a fake name and rented Amazon's EC2 service and launced the attack from there. The account that was registered has been shut down. Funny thing is they legitimately signed up for the service to send out the attack but not break into any of Amazon servers. This does raise a concern for cloud secuirty with many more services using the cloud for many tools. Let's hope another cloud attack won't happen in the future.
After weeks of downtime due to the hack attack on Sony's PlayStation Network and much frustration, the PlayStation Network is fully back online with upgraded security measures. Unfortunately the data that was stolen from millions of customers will never be recovered. Sony has issued a new firmware update that is mandatory for all PS3 consoles and you will be asked to change your password as soon as you sign into your account. The good news is that you can only change your password from within your own console alone. Sony has stated that its customers will get a welcome package in the next few days to sweeten the whole bitter situation PS3 gamers have went thru. For more info, hit up the source link and get your gaming on!
Apple will hold a one-day sale in their retail stores as well as on their online store on Black Friday, November 26. Last year, Apple offered a maximum discount of $100 on select Macs, something tells me this year will be the same. Apple's Black Friday sales are nothing really special since you can always get the same discounted price if not more on big online retailers such as Amazon. Check back at 8am this Friday to see what Apple has in store for you.
As of 12:12 PST the Apple online store is down for updates. Maybe we will see those much awaited white iPhone 4's or maybe just some new 3rd party products. Let's hope for those white iPhones though!