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News: PSN Down For Third Time in Two Weeks

PSN Down For Third Time in Two Weeks

Let's hope it's another blip

Uh oh, the PlayStation Network seems to be down again. Over the last couple of weeks, there have been two widely reported outages - although neither has lasted more than a few hours, thankfully. With any luck, this latest downtime will be a similar story. Weighing in with our own experience, we currently can't connect...

News: PSN Down for Some as Web Rages Over Connection Issues

PSN Down for Some as Web Rages Over Connection Issues

Offline and out

Battlefield 1's servers may be a bit more functional today, but Sony's aren't it seems. While not everyone appears to be affected, reports are swirling that PlayStation Network is having a few hiccups – despite the platform holder failing to comment at the time of typing. Most likely this is just a temporary blip, as was the case...

News: PSN Down Just in Time for the Weekend

PSN Down Just in Time for the Weekend

Typical, eh?

Uh oh, it looks like the PlayStation Network's down. We can't sign into the service here at Push Square Towers, and we're getting buried in reports from unhappy users. Sony's official status website suggests that there's nothing wrong, but clearly, that isn't the case. We're not looking to jump the gun here, but it's at least worth...

News: Secure Your PSN Account with Two-Step Verification Now

Secure Your PSN Account with Two-Step Verification Now

Lock down

It's taken an embarrassingly long time to be introduced, but two-step verification is now available in most regions for the PlayStation 4. To set it up, scroll to 'Settings', 'PlayStation Network/Account Management', 'Account Information', 'Security', 'Two-Step Verification'. You'll obviously need a working mobile phone to set everything...

Soapbox: Why Sony Needs to Change Its Refund Policy

Why Sony Needs to Change Its Refund Policy

Sam Brooke makes a case for more lenient refunds

Sony's refund policy is as follows: "You can cancel a digital content purchase within 14 days of the date of transaction, provided that you have not started downloading or streaming it. Digital content that you have started downloading, streaming are not eligible for a refund unless the content is...

News: DOOM, Fallout 4 Lead Big Bethesda PSN Sale in North America

DOOM, Fallout 4 Lead Big Bethesda PSN Sale in North America

Fallout 4's season pass is going cheaper, too

There's a sale on Bethesda titles and downloadable content happening right now on the North American PlayStation Store, covering the company's catalogue on both PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4. Obvious standouts include discounts on current-gen games like DOOM, Fallout 4, Wolfenstein: The New Order,...

News: Latest EU PlayStation Store Sale Cuts Prices on a Crazy Amount of Japanese Games

Latest EU PlayStation Store Sale Cuts Prices on a Crazy Amount of Japanese Games

Street Fighter, Final Fantasy, Dark Souls, and more

Wow, this is probably one of the most impressive sales we've seen on the European PlayStation Store in quite some time. Focusing on Japanese games across PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and Vita, the deals range from Dark Souls III to Street Fighter V and back again - there are a gigantic amount of...

News: PSN Maintenance Is Incoming This Week

PSN Maintenance Is Incoming This Week

A timely reminder

Consider yourself warned: the PlayStation Network will be undergoing maintenance in just a couple of days, on the 23rd June. Fortunately for us lot here in the UK, the timing isn't too bad; the PS4 maintenance will take place in the morning, from 06:30AM until 08:30AM. However, that means the service will be tinkered with at...

News: Uh Oh, PSN Appears to Be Down

Uh Oh, PSN Appears to Be Down

Urk

We should be enjoying a nice comfy bed instead of penning this super early morning article, but, as they say, there's no rest for the wicked. There are numerous reports flying around claiming that the PlayStation Network is down. We've tried logging in ourselves with no success, and there seem to be more complaints by the minute on social...

News: May Madness Sale Brings Big Discounts to PS4 in Europe

May Madness Sale Brings Big Discounts to PS4 in Europe

The Witcher 3, The Elder Scrolls Online, and more

Well what do you know, there's another sale happening on the European PlayStation Store. This time around, the selection isn't that broad, but there are still some good deals going down. For example, if you're looking for a meaty role-playing game to keep you busy this summer, you may want to check...

News: PSN's Finally Getting Two-Step Authentication

PSN's Finally Getting Two-Step Authentication

Welcome to 2005

Well, this is a pleasant surprise: Sony's adding two-factor authentication to the PlayStation Network, it's confirmed. First requests for this feature were found etched into cave drawings by Neanderthals, so it's nice to know that the Japanese giant's heard your feedback and is on the case. "In order to further safeguard our users...

Guide: How to Check if PSN's Down on Your PS4

How to Check if PSN's Down on Your PS4

Offline and out

In news that has us positively panicking about our traffic stats, Sony has added a tool to the PlayStation 4 that allows you to check whether the PlayStation Network is down or not. All you need to do to use it is go to the console's 'Settings' page, select 'Network', and click on 'View Status of PlayStation Network Services'...

Guide: How to Appear Offline on PS4

How to Appear Offline on PS4

Do not disturb

There's no doubt that the PlayStation 4 is an extremely social system, but sometimes we all crave a little alone time. Fortunately, with firmware update v3.50, Sony has introduced the ability to appear offline. But how do you change your status? Well, it's quite simple really. 1. Navigate to your PS4 profile From the PS4's main...

News: This Time, PSN Avatars Have Gone Too Far

This Time, PSN Avatars Have Gone Too Far

No, this isn't a joke

Good lord, we debated whether or not to actually write an article on this but we decided that it's so ridiculous that we'd be fools not to. As pointed out by Wario64 on Twitter, what is quite possibly the worst (greatest?) PlayStation Network avatar ever created is now available for purchase. Indeed, for $0.99, you can trick...

Poll: Would You Sell Back Your Digital PS4 Games for PSN Credit?

Would You Sell Back Your Digital PS4 Games for PSN Credit?

Trade and untested

There's a Microsoft survey doing the rounds that proposes the idea of "selling back" digital games for store credit. In the questionnaire, it hypothesises a potential scenario where you could essentially relinquish rights to any of the non-physical games stored on your hard drive in return for 10 per cent of the purchase price...

News: Almost Every Big PS4 Game Discounted in Gigantic EU PSN Sale

Almost Every Big PS4 Game Discounted in Gigantic EU PSN Sale

Better than a chocolate egg

"It just keeps going", editor Sammy Barker remarked upon checking out the EU PlayStation Store's gigantic Easter sale - and he's not wrong. Spread across PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and Vita, the amount of discounted games seems endless - but at least that means you're more likely to find something that tickles your...