Sony Unveils New Portable Gaming Device, PlayStation Vita, at E3

Nintendo wasn’t the only company to unveil a new gaming device at E3. On Monday, gamers got their first look at Sony’s PlayStation Vita (PS Vita), a new portable gaming device set to hit stores in time for the holidays. 

The PlayStation Vita, codenamed the NGP, will include 5-inch multi-touch screen, a rear touch pad, and two analog sticks, in addition to the normal PlayStation controls. Gamers can also use the device to connect with other players via Wi-Fi hotspots and cellphone networks, as well as through the use of GPS location-tracking technology.

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2.2 Million Playstation Network Credit Card Numbers Potentially Stolen

Playstation Credit Cards stolen

Rumors have been spreading around that hackers who took down the PlayStation Network have stolen 2.2 million credit card numbers and have put the database on sale.

Kevin Stevens, a senior researcher at security firm Trend Micro told the New York Times that he has seen discussions on hacker forums about the supposedly stolen numbers. Hackers are claiming to have a copy of the database and are asking for a pice “upwards of $100,000.”

“It is not a rumor, it was a conversation on a criminal forum,” Stevens tweeted.

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