The PlayStation Store is a digital media store available to users of Sony's PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita game consoles via the PlayStation Network. PlayStation Portable was supported in 2008–2016 period; the store offers a range of downloadable content both for available free of charge. Available content includes full games, add-on content, playable demos and game/movie trailers; the store is accessible through an icon on the XrossMediaBar on the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Portable, via the Dynamic Menu on the PlayStation 4, an icon on the LiveArea on the PlayStation Vita. The service is available online through the Sony Entertainment Network website. A master account is required to access the PlayStation Store. A log of all purchased items, known as "Download List", records each PlayStation Store account's complete download activity. A guest user can use their master account's Download List to download free content or to purchase content on another console; this was five, but as of November 2011, Sony reduced this to two.
The most recent firmware must be installed on the console in order to access the PlayStation Store. Each master account is associated with an online virtual "wallet"; this wallet is debited when a purchase is made from the store. Money can be added to the wallet through different systems of payment, although some of these are not available in all countries. All purchases on the PlayStation Store are made in the user's local currency using a'wallet' system whereby funds are added to the wallet—either in set denominations or an amount dictated by the price of the current transaction—then debited from the account's wallet when the user makes a purchase, funds added to the PS Store are non-refundable; the user can add funds to their wallet in a number of ways, the most common of, by credit or debit card. Users in many regions can purchase PlayStation Network Cards or Tickets in set denominations from retailers including supermarkets or video game stores; these funds are redeemed on the PlayStation Store when the user enters the unique 12-digit code found on the card into the PlayStation Store.
Nintendo themselves adopted this currency system for their succeeding eShop. The Store's account, however, is region-locked and only accepts credit card, billed in and PlayStation Network Cards purchased from the same country selected during the registration process, which cannot be changed afterwards. Following feedback from many PlayStation Network users, a redesigned version of the PlayStation Store was launched on April 15, 2008 via a firmware update; the new design was OS based rather than the previous Store's web based design enabling the Store to process information more quickly. A minor update to the store was released during Sony's E3 2009 press conference; this update makes the top page rotate pictures and changes the navigation sounds. A major redesign of the PlayStation Store was announced in September 2012, bringing with it a revised navigation structure and new search system; the new store has been developed to bring game and video content together and make it easier for users to find what they are looking for.
Content will be integrated into each game's listing, rather than separate categories for items like add-ons and other downloadable content. The latest design is much less focused on text, incorporates high-resolution artwork and smooth animations for featured content; the new redesign launched in Europe on October 22, 2012. Shortly after it was launched in the United Kingdom, the Store interface was reverted to the old design due to issues such as long load times and slow navigation, while other countries in Europe retained the new interface despite these issues; the redesign was released in North America on November 2, 2012. PlayStation Store was launched within the PlayStation 3 on November 11, 2006. There are four different versions of the store on the platform: Asia, Europe and North America. PlayStation Store was supported on PlayStation Portable starting by October 2008 with 5.00 firmware update. The native PlayStation Store front on PSP was closed on March 31, 2016 as Sony announced in March 1 the same year.
PlayStation Store was launched on the PlayStation Vita on December 17, 2011 and is accessible via an icon on the LiveArea. As of December 2016, all Vita games were made available to be downloaded digitally on the PlayStation Network via the storefront, although not all games are released physically. There are four different versions of the PlayStation Store: Asia, Europe and North America. There is no Vita's PlayStation Store localization in South America. PlayStation 4 version of the PlayStation Store was released on November 15, 2013 along with the console in North America, on November 29 in most of Europe with the console two weeks following the North American launch; the PS4 version of the PS Store uses the same overall design and interface to its predecessor, the PlayStation 3's storefront. In January 2013, the PlayStation Store was made available via Internet browser. Users can purchase content for the PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, PlayStation Portable via the online store download it via their respective devices.
Fairfax is a town in Allendale and Hampton counties, South Carolina, United States. The population was 2,025 at the 2010 census, a decline of over one-third of its population of 3,206 from 2000; the Virginia Durant Young House was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1983. Fairfax is located at 32°57′27″N 81°14′16″W. According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 3.3 square miles, all land. As of the census of 2000, there were 3,206 people, 845 households, 549 families residing in the town; the population density was 965.8 people per square mile. There were 948 housing units at an average density of 285.6 per square mile. The racial makeup of the town was 25.73% White, 73.46% African American, 0.12% Native American, 0.12% Asian, 0.37% from other races, 0.19% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.34% of the population. There were 845 households out of which 29.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 30.1% were married couples living together, 29.5% had a female householder with no husband present, 35.0% were non-families.
32.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.7% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.46 and the average family size was 3.13. The town's population was spread out with 18.8% under the age of 18, 12.4% from 18 to 24, 37.0% from 25 to 44, 20.4% from 45 to 64, 11.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females, there were 180.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 195.2 males. The median income for a household in the town was $17,083, the median income for a family was $26,097. Males had a median income of $26,759 versus $19,471 for females; the per capita income for the town was $8,940. About 26.4% of families and 37.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 49.8% of those under age 18 and 26.9% of those age 65 or over. Information on the Town of Fairfax from Allendale County
On 11 October 2011, United States officials alleged there was a plot tied to the Iranian government to assassinate Saudi ambassador Adel al-Jubeir in the United States. The plot was referred to as the "Iran assassination plot" or the "Iran terror plot" in the media, while the Federal Bureau of Investigation named the case "Operation Red Coalition". Iranian nationals Manssor Arbabsiar and Gholam Shakuri were charged on 11 October 2011 in federal court in New York with plotting to assassinate Al-Jubeir. According to U. S. officials, the two planned to kill Al-Jubeir at a restaurant with a bomb and subsequently bomb the Saudi embassy and the Israeli embassy in Washington, D. C. Bombings in Buenos Aires were discussed. Arbabsiar was arrested on 29 September 2011 at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York while Shakuri remained at large. On 24 October 2011, Arbabsiar pleaded not guilty. In May 2013, after pleading guilty, Arbabsiar was sentenced to 25-years imprisonment; the extent of the Iranian government's involvement has been questioned by a variety of commentators.
On 11 October 2011, the U. S. Attorney General and the Director of the FBI announced two individuals have been charged in federal court for their participation in a plot directed by elements of the Iranian government to murder the Saudi Ambassador to the United States with explosives while the Ambassador was in the United States. "The criminal complaint unsealed today exposes a deadly plot directed by factions of the Iranian government to assassinate a foreign Ambassador on U. S. soil with explosives," said Attorney General Eric Holder. "Though it reads like the pages of a Hollywood script, the impact would have been real and many lives would have been lost," FBI Director Robert Mueller said. The criminal complaint charged Manssor Arbabsiar, a 56-year-old naturalized U. S. citizen holding both Iranian and U. S. passports, Gholam Shakuri, a commander in Iran's Quds Force, the special-operations unit of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps. The U. S. Government alleged that the Quds Force "conducts sensitive covert operations abroad, including terrorist attacks and kidnappings, is believed to sponsor attacks against Coalition Forces in Iraq."
In October 2007, the U. S. Treasury Department had designated the Quds Force as providing material support to the Taliban and other terrorist organizations; the defendants were charged with conspiracy to murder a foreign official, conspiracy to engage in foreign travel and use of interstate and foreign commerce facilities in the commission of murder-for-hire, conspiracy to use a weapon of mass destruction, conspiracy to commit an act of international terrorism transcending national boundaries. The details of the plot were established in court proceedings. According to these events, Arbabsiar met with Shakuri from the spring of 2011 to October 2011 to plot the murder of the Saudi Ambassador, met with a Drug Enforcement Administration source in Mexico who posed as an associate of an international drug trafficking cartel. According to the complaint, Arbabsiar arranged to hire the source to murder the Ambassador using explosives, Shakuri and other Iran-based co-conspirators were aware of and approved the plan.
With Shakuri's approval, Arbabsiar caused $100,000 to be wired into a bank account in the United States as a down payment for the killing. In June and July 2011, the complaint stated, Arbabsiar returned to Mexico and held additional meetings with the DEA source, where Arbabsiar explained that his associates in Iran had discussed a number of further missions they wanted the source and his associates to perform, including the murder of the Ambassador. During a 14 July 2011 meeting in Mexico, the source and Arbabsiar agreed that four men would be used to orchestrate the Ambassador's killing and that the total price would be $1.5 million for the murder. Arbabsiar assured the source that $100,000 would be forthcoming from Iran as a further payment towards the assassination and discussed the manner in which that payment would be made. During the meeting, Arbabsiar described having a cousin in Iran, a "big general" in the military, had requested that Arbabsiar find someone to carry out the Ambassador's assassination.
In a 17 July 2011 meeting in Mexico, the source told Arbabsiar that one of his workers had traveled to Washington, D. C. and had observed the Ambassador. They discussed bombing a restaurant in the United States; the source told Arbabsiar there might be innocent civilian casualties, to which Arbabsiar replied "They want that guy done, if a hundred go with him, f**k'em", that such concerns were "no big deal". On 1 August 2011 and 9 August 2011, with Shakuri's approval, Arbabsiar caused two overseas wire transfers totaling $100,000 to be sent as a down payment for carrying out the assassination. On 20 September 2011, the source told Arbabsiar that the operation was ready and requested that Arbabsiar either pay one half of the agreed upon price of $1.5 million or that Arbabsiar travel to Mexico as collateral for the final payment. According to the complaint, Arbabsiar agreed to travel to Mexico, did so on 28 September 2011, he was refused entry by Mexican authorities and flown to John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York where he was promptly arrested by U.
S. federal agents and subsequently confessed to the plot. According to the complaint, Arbabsiar told agents that he was "recruited and directed by men he understood to be senior officials in Iran's Quds Force," including his cousin who he had "long understood to be a senior member of the Quds Force." Arbabsiar claimed he had met several times in Iran with Shakuri and another senior Quds Force official where they discussed blowing up a restaurant in the United States frequen