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News: Is PSN Down in Europe? You'll Be Able to Find Out for Yourself Soon

Is PSN Down in Europe? You'll Be Able to Find Out for Yourself Soon

Thanks Sony

Just the other week, North America got its very own PlayStation Network status page, which allows users to check whether or not the service is fully up and running. Of course, this lead to a lot of us Europeans demanding similar treatment, and Sony's listened, as we're getting our very own service indicator in the near future. Within...

Poll: What Do You Think of the New PSN Logo?

What Do You Think of the New PSN Logo?

Iconic pop

Those darned PlayStation Network outage articles have clearly left Sony scarred, as it's done away with the service's old logo. For the past ten or so years, it's employed the purple sphere symbol, but today's batch of firmware updates rendered the icon obsolete. You'll now find a much more contemporary circle on your PlayStation 4,...

Guide: How to Find Your Facebook Friends on PS4

How to Find Your Facebook Friends on PS4

Social gaming

Gaming is a great pastime individually, but it's even better when you share it with people that you know. Assuming that you're not a complete hermit, there's a good chance that you'll keep tabs on your pals through Facebook – and PlayStation 4 firmware update v2.50 makes it even easier than ever for you to connect with your...

Store Update: 25th March 2015 (Europe)

25th March 2015 (Europe)

Take your pick

We want to draw attention to all of the other good stuff on the PlayStation Store this week, but let's be honest: Bloodborne's the one that's going to be getting the majority of you hot under the collar. That's not to say that there's a shortage of content elsewhere, of course, with new Life Is Strange and Game of Thrones episodes out...

Store Update: 24th March 2015 (North America)

24th March 2015 (North America)

Ship it

Phwoar, it's the end of the fiscal year, and ain't the PlayStation Store showing it. This week's North American update is bulging like an overfilled haggis, and it seems ready to explode. The highlight is, of course, Bloodborne – but let's not ignore Borderlands: The Handsome Collection, Metal Slug 3, and, er, Yorbie as well. Alright,...

News: Yes, There's Scheduled PlayStation Network Maintenance Today

Yes, There's Scheduled PlayStation Network Maintenance Today

Try not to worry

The PlayStation Network's going to be undergoing some scheduled maintenance later today, Sony's announced. It's short notice, that's for sure, but it'll only last approximately two hours. Although having said that, the company's post also states that there may be some "additional downtime" after the maintenance is complete. Don't...

News: PSN Finally Has a Status Page in the United States

PSN Finally Has a Status Page in the United States

All systems go

The PlayStation Network has been sturdier than Novak Djokovic's glutes of late, but we've been saying for a while that the worst part of Sony's server woes is the lack of communication from the company in the know. Take the infamous Christmas outage, for example – it took days for the platform holder to acknowledge the problem,...

Store Update: 18th March 2015 (Europe)

18th March 2015 (Europe)

Daylight robbery

The cops of Battlefield Hardline should forget about the gang wars and turn their attention to the daylight robbery occurring on the PlayStation Store, as EA's flogging one version of the first-person shooter for £104.99. Even considering the extortionate prices on Sony's online plaza, that seems especially expensive. We think that...

Store Update: 17th March 2015 (North America)

17th March 2015 (North America)

The sting

You won't need a search warrant to peruse this North American PlayStation Store update, which includes police-a-thon Battlefield Hardline, among others. Lining up alongside Visceral Games' first-person shooter in the identity parade are Final Fantasy Type-0 HD and Jamestown + on the PlayStation 4, as well as the overdue Söldner X-2: Final...

News: The Order: 1886 Is Pushed Aside by Dying Light and Dragon Ball XenoVerse in February's PSN Charts

The Order: 1886 Is Pushed Aside by Dying Light and Dragon Ball XenoVerse in February's PSN Charts

The undead won't die

Despite launching back in January, zombie hack-'em-up Dying Light managed to hold onto the top sales spot on the North American PlayStation Store through February. While there wasn't much new to see on the PS3 and Vita fronts, with Minecraft, Grand Theft Auto V, and Sword Art Online: Hollow Fragment all sitting pretty, the PS4...

Store Update: 11th March 2015 (Europe)

11th March 2015 (Europe)

Gaming selection box

It's very rare that we have a week where there's something for just about everyone, but with Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number and Flame Over maintaining an indie presence, DmC: Definitive Edition and The Evil Within: The Assignment catering to the more mainstream market, and

News: Rockstar Robs the PlayStation Store with Latest EU Discounts, Plus Decent PS4 Deals

Rockstar Robs the PlayStation Store with Latest EU Discounts, Plus Decent PS4 Deals

No Wei

Mmmm, lovely discounts. Even those that usually refuse to even think about spending a penny on the PlayStation Store take a peek at what's on offer, just in case they've got a date with destiny. This week, the European store's discounting a whole host of PlayStation 3 Rockstar titles, including Grand Theft Auto V, Red Dead Redemption, and...

Store Update: 10th March 2015 (North America)

10th March 2015 (North America)

Definitive edition

Where's the North American PlayStation Store update, we hear you scream? Sadly, there are no robots running this website, and last night, your humble host really needed to sleep. Fortunately, we're awake again, and ready to bring you news of all of the fresh games that you've probably already bought. Just in case, though, here's...

News: Today Only, You Can Get 10 Per Cent Off Games and DLC on the UK PlayStation Store

Today Only, You Can Get 10 Per Cent Off Games and DLC on the UK PlayStation Store

Code today, gone tomorrow

Well isn't this nice? Sony's released a code that cuts ten per cent off PlayStation Store purchases in the UK. You'll be able to use the code on games or DLC, but you won't be able to apply it to videos, subscription services, or pre-orders. Said code will only work until 23:59PM GMT, so you'll have to use it tonight if...

News: PSN Gets Attacked Every Single Day, Says Sony

PSN Gets Attacked Every Single Day, Says Sony

"It's a constant battle"

Credit where credit's due: the PlayStation Network has been very stable these past few months. While there were regular outages over the holidays, we're yet to report on any significant downtime in 2015, which is, of course, the way that it should be. Spare a thought, however, for the engineers working hard to make that...

Store Update: 4th March 2015 (Europe)

4th March 2015 (Europe)

Just the tip

It's Wednesday, which can only mean one thing: it's European PlayStation Store update day. Y'know, next time that you're perusing one of these posts, spare a thought for this author, who struggles to come up with introductions to these articles every week. Highlights this time include OlliOlli 2: Welcome to Olliwood, Helldivers, and the...