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Sony: Stay Away From PS4 Beta Websites

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Sony has noticed a new crowd of PlayStation 4 beta websites that are out to steal your credentials.

Sony is warning gamers via Twitter to steer clear of any website offering beta testing of the PlayStation 4. These sites are asking for personal information in return for a possible place in the beta, but Sony is offering no such program. In fact, gamers should plan on never having a chance to beta test the upcoming console unless they're personally recruited by Sony.

The PlayStation 4 was partially revealed during a two-hour press event in late February. Sony didn't show the actual hardware, but rather the console's new controller and a handful of games. The next-generation PlayStation will likely make a full entrance this June at E3 2013 followed by a retail release just before the 2013 holiday season.

Rumors surrounding the new hardware set have been around for the last several years, but hackers didn't really have any real PlayStation 4-related bait until the recent confirmation. Now is the prime time to sucker eager gamers into promising early hands on in exchange for their personal detail which can later be used to spread malware and more.

The console is currently in the hands of a select group of developers who have had nothing but praise for Sony's choice of an x86-based architecture. It's based on an 8-core x86-64 AMD "Jaguar" APU that was co-developed with Sony. Other specs include 8 GB of GDDR5 memory, Wireless N and Bluetooth 2.1 connectivity, and a Radeon-based graphics engine producing 1.84 TFLOPS.

"Just a reminder," Sony states, "any sites asking you to enter details to sign up for PS4 Beta testing are scams."

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    slomo4sho , March 28, 2013 12:07 AM
    In case you were to retarded to figure it out on your own...
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    slomo4sho , March 28, 2013 12:07 AM
    In case you were to retarded to figure it out on your own...
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    Stimpack , March 28, 2013 12:37 AM
    It's unfortunate that you used to in place of too there =/ nevertheless, what kind of dummy signs up to beta tests a PS4 on a random website? I mean, come on, haha.
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    Stimpack , March 28, 2013 12:38 AM
    Ah, damnit. Someone delete that extra s. That's unfortunate.
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    derekullo , March 28, 2013 12:54 AM
    AllYourSonyPoints-AreBelongToUs.com
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    kinggraves , March 28, 2013 1:10 AM
    That's right. The only ones who are gonna let your personal information fall into the hands of scammers is Sony!
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    kyuuketsuki , March 28, 2013 1:29 AM
    Is that hideous thing in the picture some random mock-up or is that actually what the PS4 is going to look like?
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    slomo4sho , March 28, 2013 1:42 AM
    StimpackIt's unfortunate that you used to in place of too there =/


    /sigh no one appreciates satire these days...
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    Stimpack , March 28, 2013 2:37 AM
    slomo4sho/sigh no one appreciates satire these days...

    Hah!
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    thillntn , March 28, 2013 4:08 AM
    Just do yourself a favor and stay away from self downgrading, security hole ridden products all together.....not naming any names :) .
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    A Bad Day , March 28, 2013 4:41 AM
    thillntnJust do yourself a favor and stay away from self downgrading, security hole ridden products all together.....not naming any names .


    Hm...

    Windows...

    OSX/iOS...

    Android...

    Linux... (I've seen it being compromised by a malware in the past)

    OS/2 Warp...

    Steam...

    Origin...
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    fimbulvinter , March 28, 2013 5:23 AM
    StimpackAh, damnit. Someone delete that extra s. That's unfortunate.


    Sweet grammar nazi fail.
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    wannabepro , March 28, 2013 5:45 AM
    A Bad DayHm...Windows...OSX/iOS...Android...Linux... (I've seen it being compromised by a malware in the past)OS/2 Warp...Steam...Origin...

    Why don't we just ban all da electronics!
    .........
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    realibrad , March 28, 2013 6:55 AM
    Cathiesandlike Janet explained I am surprised that someone able to profit $7556 in a few weeks on the internet. have you seen this web page... http://www.youtube.com.qr.net/kgIa


    People who fall for stupid PS4 scams are stupid.

    Now, im off to make 7556 in a few weeks just by watching youtube. I think im going to be rich by the internets!
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    xenol , March 28, 2013 7:42 AM
    slomo4shoIn case you were to retarded to figure it out on your own...

    There are people who bought a box for $500.
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    madjimms , March 28, 2013 8:06 AM
    Maybe I should stand on the street corner holding a painted cardboard box that says "POLYSTATION 4" & see what kind of moron buys it for $200.
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    hetneo , March 28, 2013 5:50 PM
    carsontristen2...purchased a new Lancia Straton.

    Oh my God, my stomach hurts from laughing
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    aguynamedjoe , March 28, 2013 8:46 PM
    I'm steeling myself for the flame, please be nice.

    But "Sony's choice of an x86-based architecture" supports 8GB of memory? Isn't there a 4GB limit to 32bit?
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    kyuuketsuki , March 31, 2013 11:30 PM
    aguynamedjoeI'm steeling myself for the flame, please be nice.But "Sony's choice of an x86-based architecture" supports 8GB of memory? Isn't there a 4GB limit to 32bit?

    x86 doesn't mean 32-bit. It's a bit confusing since people have started using the term x64 to denote 64-bit hardware, but "x64" is still x86. The Jaguar cores powering the PS4 are 64-bit, so it's safe to assume it'll be able to use all 8GB of memory no problem. =)
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