[Tech] PlayStation Vue: “Authentication of your PlayStation Vue account failed”

[Tech] PlayStation Vue: “Authentication of your PlayStation Vue account failed”

For the past few months I have been using the new PlayStation Vue internet TV service. I was lucky enough to live in an area where they’re offering it early and thus far have been happy with the service. It’s helped me cut the cord again and have no regrets. It has turned the PS4 into the ultimate media box for the living room, and the fact that the service works on PS3 is a great bonus.

But recently I upgraded the hard drive on my PS4 to a new 1TB drive, and after signing in and re-installing all the games and apps, PlayStation Vue would not launch. It failed with an error “Authentication of your PlayStation Vue account failed (s1_2e4-3)”. Not terribly helpful, but after chatting with Sony support, they provided me with the following solution.

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[Retro-Review] Star Trek: Titan: Orion’s Hounds (2006)

[Retro-Review] Star Trek: Titan: Orion’s Hounds (2006)

Orion’s Hounds, by Christopher L. Bennett, is the third entry in the Star Trek: Titan series of books, chronicling the adventures of Captain William T. Riker’s first command, the USS Titan. The thrust of the series, beginning with Orion’s Hounds, will be Titan‘s exploration of the coreward side of the Gum Nebula, a region of the Orion Arm that has not been explored by the Federation. As they begin their mission of exploration, Titan‘s crew encounters a race of hunters (more akin to whalers) attacking a familiar space-faring species. Riker and his crew intervene, attempting to understand and resolve the situation, only to find that it is much more complex than they could have ever imagined.

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[Review] Avengers: Age of Ultron

[Review] Avengers: Age of Ultron

Avengers: Age of Ultron is a surprising film. Not because of the solid script or impressive action sequences. It’s not because rarely have we seen a comic book spectacle on this scale (are you taking notes, DC?). No, Age of Ultron is surprising because, for a decent chunk in the middle of the film, the action comes to a sudden stop as our heroes reflect. It’s a slice of character psychodrama that we don’t see very often. Age of Ultron is the better for it. But it doesn’t quite save the film from being something of a downgrade from the previous film.

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