Sony Buys inFamous’s Developer Sucker Punch

Sony Corp. has bought game development studio Sucker Punch, the company behind inFamous and inFamous 2 series of PS3 games. Experts say that the tech giant was very pleased with the work of Sucker Punch and decided to buy it.

Sucker Punch Studio is the developer behind a number of PlayStation games as well as Sly Cooper games. It is based in Bellevue, Washington and has worked with Sony Computer Entertainment since 2000. It was acquired earlier today and it is expected that this acquisition will prove beneficial both for Sony and Sucker Punch.

It should be noted that the Sucker Punch studio is one of the elite game developers and interestingly, was founded by Microsoft employees in 1997.

inFamous is the most popular product of the company so far and if we are not wrong, the success of this game played a huge role in acquisition of Sucker Punch.

Sony Computer Entertainment has long been known for its acquisitions of upcoming game developers. Previously, in March last year, Sony bought LittleBigPlanet developer Media Molecule. The LittleBigPlanet was highly successful and even today, some people like to play it on their PS3.

Sony desperately needs to buck up its PlayStation Network as after the cyber attack which affected millions of its customers, the company lost a large number of its customers worldwide.

Will this acquisition help Sony to build its reputation again?

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Google To Warn Users About Malware Infection

Google is going to start a new service through which it will warn users if their computer has been infected with malware. This service will help users to check whether their web searches have been hijacked to spy on them.

According to an official Google blog post, this malware routes web traffic through a small number of proxies. This malware was detected during the routine maintenance of one of Google’s data centers.

Damian Menscher, a Google security engineer said that,”After collaborating with security engineers at several companies that were sending this modified traffic, we determined that the computers exhibiting this behavior were infected with a particular strain of malicious software, or ‘malware’.”

Though according to Google, they are introducing this feature to help users but we think that it will also let malware authors to replicate and write various fake notifications and that is not a hard task. They can misdirect a user to follow their commands and ultimately the user will find himself amidst malicious code.

The question here arises that how can Goggle possibly tell whether a computer has been infected or not. The answer , according to the Google official blog, is that only those users will be notified who appear to be routed through proxy servers to use Google services.

This step taken by Google is undoubtedly good but still it will be a pretty hard task for users to identify a legitimate notification as we already know that there are tons of infected sites which claim to provide the same notification.

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