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News: It's The Weekend, So Of Course PSN Is Down

It's The Weekend, So Of Course PSN Is Down

Oh, come on

Well, you can cancel your social weekend gaming plans: the PlayStation Network is currently down, according to countless reports that we've received all within the last ten or so minutes. We can confirm that we're offline here at the Push Square offices, too. Are you about to put your PlayStation 4 through the nearest window? Sit down...

Store Update: 1st July 2015 (Europe)

1st July 2015 (Europe)

Ready sweat go

If you didn't already know, it's been a scorching couple of days for us here in the UK. We've had to deal with melting editors, sticky office chairs, and, of course, combusting consoles. Now we don't know about you, but that usually means it's a good time to close the curtains, slap the air conditioning on, and play some games...

News: Huge EU PlayStation Store Sales Kick Off This Week

Huge EU PlayStation Store Sales Kick Off This Week

It's getting hot in here

The sun's shining in the sky and we're baking in an office, so it must be about time for Sony to kick off its PlayStation Store summer sales. Starting this week in Europe, tons of PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and Vita titles are being discounted, and these deals will swap out for new ones each week for four weeks...

News: PlayStation Plus Is 5 Years Old Today, and Lasting Members Are Getting a Gift

PlayStation Plus Is 5 Years Old Today, and Lasting Members Are Getting a Gift

Them's a lotta games

If you've been a member of PlayStation Plus since the very beginning, then just take a moment to think about all of those games that you've downloaded thanks to the service. We can barely remember which titles were available this month, never mind five years ago, but one things for sure: that's a lot of gaming. Sony's premium...

News: PSN's Down for Routine Maintenance Later Today

PSN's Down for Routine Maintenance Later Today

We'll be right back

Always keen to grab the headlines, Sony's revealed that the PlayStation Network is going to be undergoing maintenance later today. Fortunately, for us here in the UK, it'll actually be happening tomorrow from 04:30AM, but you Americans aren't quite so lucky, as you'll have to endure the maintenance tonight. Beginning at...

News: You've Only Got One Day to Take Advantage of This North American Fantasy-Themed PSN Flash Sale

You've Only Got One Day to Take Advantage of This North American Fantasy-Themed PSN Flash Sale

Life is just a fantasy

Looking to escape the realms of reality this Sunday? If so, then you'd better check out the PlayStation Network's latest North American flash sale, which ends tomorrow. If the headline didn't give it away, the selected deals are all fantasy-themed, which means that you can grab the likes of Bound by Flame, LEGO The Hobbit,...

News: PS4 Players Are Demanding a Better PSN

PS4 Players Are Demanding a Better PSN

#BetterPSN

Ah, you can't beat a bit of people power, can you? For whatever reason, PlayStation 4 owners have started to create a Twitter campaign centred on the idea of a better PlayStation Network – or, er, #BetterPSN if you're into all of that social media nonsense. It's not entirely clear what prompted the movement, but there have been some...

News: Get Up to 70% Off Loads of PS4 Games with a PlayStation Plus Subscription This Week

Get Up to 70% Off Loads of PS4 Games with a PlayStation Plus Subscription This Week

Double discount trouble

The European PlayStation Store's got a pretty decent deal going on this week - especially if you're on the market for some PlayStation 4 games that you may have missed over the last few months. Without a PlayStation Plus subscription, the savings are rather meagre, but with one, some price tags are slashed by up to 70 per...

News: Sony Agrees to Review Investigation Process after BBC Report

Sony Agrees to Review Investigation Process after BBC Report

Lessons have been learned, apparently

BBC's long-running consumer rights programme Watchdog took PlayStation to task as part of its latest episode this evening, reporting on two cases in which fraudulent account charges had left customers out of pocket. The first, regarding John Lappin's inability to obtain a refund for a game that he never...

News: PlayStation Taken to Task in BBC's Watchdog Programme

PlayStation Taken to Task in BBC's Watchdog Programme

The weakest link

Sony's no stranger to Watchdog, the BBC consumer awareness show that's been running in the UK for over 30 years. One legendary report saw the PlayStation 3 taken to task following the yellow light of death scandal, but it's the PlayStation Network that will be subject to an Anne Robinson-fronted grilling in tonight's episode. The...

News: PSN Offline for Some as the Weekend Arrives

PSN Offline for Some as the Weekend Arrives

Down and out

That massive Flash Sale must have overwhelmed Sony's servers, as the PlayStation Network is currently offline. While we're seeing plenty of complaints around the web, not everyone here at Push Square Towers is affected, so hopefully this is a minor hiccup, rather than a full-scale outage. Follow us on Twitter for up-to-the-minute PSN...

News: Final Fantasy X's 'To Zanarkand' PS4 Theme Is One of the Best on PSN

Final Fantasy X's 'To Zanarkand' PS4 Theme Is One of the Best on PSN

Insert soft piano music here

An iconic piece of Final Fantasy history, Final Fantasy X's opening cutscene still sends shivers up the spines of many, over a decade after its initial release. As the memorable To Zanarkand tune twinkles along in the background, main character Tidus gets up and walks away from a campfire, while the rest of the party...

News: Mammoth PlayStation Network Maintenance Scheduled for Monday

Mammoth PlayStation Network Maintenance Scheduled for Monday

Just another Manic Monday

Sony will be searching out its spanners and giving the PlayStation Network's servers a good seeing to next week, as it's announced that a pretty prolonged period of maintenance will take place on Monday, 11th May. Starting from 19:30AM PDT (22:30PM EDT / 03:30AM BST), the work will take just under ten hours, concluding at...

News: This Week's EU PlayStation Store Deals Feature Far Cry 4 and More PS3 Games Than We Can Count

This Week's EU PlayStation Store Deals Feature Far Cry 4 and More PS3 Games Than We Can Count

Also EDF! EDF! EDF!

Far Cry 4 is the big deal this week, as the standard digital edition's price is cut down to £29.99. What? You can get it far cheaper than that in the shops? Well, thankfully, there are a ton of other titles on sale, too – but sadly, that's all that you PlayStation 4 fanatics are getting. The rest of the deals only include...

News: An Absolute Ton of Japanese PS4, PS3, and Vita Games are on Sale on the North American PlayStation Store

An Absolute Ton of Japanese PS4, PS3, and Vita Games are on Sale on the North American PlayStation Store

Golden oldies

North America's in for a treat as the PlayStation Store kicks off its Golden Week Sale. Celebrating Japanese games and film, a ton of Japanese developed or inspired titles have had their prices slashed, and you can enjoy even bigger discounts if you have a PlayStation Plus subscription. Sadly, there aren't that many PlayStation 4...