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May2017

  • News PSN Surges to 70 Million Monthly Active Users

    Have some MAU

    Sales numbers are important, but engagement metrics are just as meaningful in this social media age. Sony has revealed, then, that the PlayStation Network currently has 70 million monthly active users. To be clear, this statistic is not restricted to paying PlayStation Plus subscribers – it accounts for anyone who’s logged in to...

April2017

  • News Scheduled PlayStation Network Maintenance Returns Next Week

    But it shouldn't really affect you

    People like to complain, but there's no doubt that the PlayStation Network has improved a lot these past couple of years. There hasn't been a proper outage in months, and things generally feel much more stable these days than they did at the start of the generation. Still, maintenance is required if an online...

  • Poll Should Sony Be Looking to Add Refunds to PSN?

    Cash back

    This is an article that we've had on the backburner for a while now, but Microsoft has somewhat forced our hand. One of the big features on Steam for quite a while has been its ability to allow you to get a refund on digital purchases. The terms of service state that, as long as you don't abuse the system, you're eligible to request a...

February2017

  • News PSN Is Having a Few Problems Again

    PS4 sign in issues are back

    The PlayStation Network has been ever so slightly spotty recently, with sign in issues and PlayStation Store problems rearing their ugly heads for a lot of users. Just the other night, for example. we read that the service went down entirely for most people - but only for a couple of hours or so. Fortunately, we were...

  • News PSN Down for Some as Reports Start Coming In

    Sign in and store issues noted by Sony

    The PlayStation Network is experiencing a few problems, it would seem. Over the last hour or so, reports have been coming in from players who are unable to sign in on PlayStation 4, while others are having trouble accessing the PlayStation Store. It doesn't seem like a truly widespread issue, but something's...

January2017

  • News Sony Reveals The Most Downloaded PS4 Games of 2016

    Rocket to the top

    As is tradition, Sony has revealed the PlayStation Network's most downloaded games of the last year. Topping the 2016 charts in both North America and Europe was the seemingly eternal Rocket League, which originally launched back in 2015. That's an impressive run of form from the simple but stupidly effective title. Battlefield...

December2016

  • News PSN Survives the Holiday Traffic Onslaught

    Christmas miracle

    We'd all be quick to complain if the PlayStation Network had gone down this Christmas, so it's worth acknowledging that the service held sturdy for a second consecutive year, with very few issues reported. Online gaming, account registration, and the PlayStation Store all remained online, meaning that those looking to spend the...

November2016

  • News PSN Digital Flash Sale Hits Europe with Loads of Downloadable Discounts

    ABZU, I Am Setsuna, and more

    The European PlayStation Store's let loose with a new Digital Flash sale, cutting the prices on loads and loads of downloadable titles. Many of the listed games are going for just a few quid, so if you've been on the lookout for some choice indie projects, you'll definitely want to check this one out just in case...

  • News PSN Down Ahead of the Thanksgiving Holidays

    Offline and out

    Ah, of course: it's that time of the year where we all collectively hold our breath praying for the PlayStation Network to stay online. With many of you across the pond getting ready for Thanksgiving, you may be wondering when the PlayStation Network is going to go down. Well, we can report that it's literally just collapsed; the...

  • News Could PSN Name Changes Be Right Around the Corner?

    Changes are afoot behind-the-scenes

    It's by far the most requested feature on the PlayStation Network, but it looks like name changes could about to become a reality. Temper your expectations because this rumour stems from an Unreal Engine update, but it mentions that Sony has recommended all PlayStation Network accounts now be identified by their...

October2016

  • News PSN Down as Engineers Work to Resolve Issues

    Offline and out

    We thought that Sony was on top of these PlayStation Network outages, but a major DDoS attack seems to have unsettled the firm's good run of form. The service is down again this morning, with the platform holder reporting that engineers are on the case as we type. Offline time has been kept to a minimum of late, so there's a good...

  • News Another Friday, Another Case of PSN Being Down

    What, again?

    Eh? Is this a regular occurrence now or something? The PlayStation Network is once again having issues on a Friday, although they don't seem to be impacting everyone. We're online just fine here at Push Square, but we're seeing reports of service outages all over the web - and Sony has even acknowledged the problem on social media...

  • News Halloween PlayStation Store Sale Is More Treat than Trick on PS4, PS3, Vita

    Bloodborne, Fallout 4, Until Dawn, and more

    Halloween's just around the corner, so it's no surprise that Sony's unveiled this year's spooky PlayStation Store sale. A ton of games across PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and Vita have all had their prices slashed. The seasonal sale will last until the 2nd November, so you've got a decent amount of time...

  • News It's Friday Night, So PSN Is Down

    Jeez

    Just in time for the weekend, eh? There are reports whipping around that the PlayStation Network is experiencing some issues - although thankfully, they don't seem to be too widespread. Follow us on Twitter for more immediate updates on this outage We can confirm that we're online without any problems here at Push Square Towers, but...

September2016

  • News 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

    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...

August2016

  • News 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

    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

    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

    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,...

June2016

  • News 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

    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

    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...

May2016

  • News 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...

April2016

  • News PSN's Raking in More Cash Than the Entirety of Nintendo

    It's true

    Remember the days when Sony perpetually felt like one flop away from financial catastrophe? This author does – after all, Push Square was founded during some dark times for the Japanese manufacturer. The company's doing much, much better under the leadership of Kaz Hirai, however, and PlayStation especially is in a positive place. One...

  • News PSN Gets a Golden Week Sale on Loads of Japanese Games in North America

    Golden oldies

    There's a slew of decent deals going down on the North American PlayStation Store right now, as Japanese titles are going cheap in the Golden Week sale. The flurry of discounts end on the 2nd May, so you'll need to decide whether you're weeb enough within the next few days. The likes of Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth and Naruto...

  • News 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...

  • News Prepare Yourself for Scheduled PSN Maintenance Next Week

    Tidy time

    Those dreaded four words have returned: scheduled PlayStation Network maintenance. Nah, in all honesty, Sony's server spring cleans tend to occur with very little disruption these days. Indeed, while the platform holder will be whipping out its feather duster from 21:30PM PDT (05:30AM BST) through 23:30PM PDT (07:30AM BST) on Monday,...

  • Guide 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 Enable Online Friend Notifications on PS4

    Keep friends, those you love, close to you

    The ability to see when your friends come online is perhaps the most requested PlayStation 4 feature after folders – and, as part of firmware update v3.50, it's finally here. But how do you enable the option? It's pretty straightforward, but just in case you're stuck, we've included a step-by-step guide...

  • Guide 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

    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...

March2016

  • Poll 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

    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...

  • News Naughty Dog PS4, PS3 Games Are Going Cheap on US PSN

    Not so crap, crap, crap

    Arguably one of the industry's most revered development studios, Naughty Dog has pumped out some absolute corkers over the last decade or so, and they're all on sale on the North American PlayStation Store right now. On PlayStation 4, Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection and The Last of Us Remastered are both up for...

  • News Street Fighter V Seems to Have Flopped Pretty Freakin' Hard

    Knock out

    Street Fighter V got off to a shoddy start in the UK sales charts, and did similarly sucky in its home nation of Japan. However, we'd secretly been hoping that it would find its feet on the PlayStation Store, but that doesn't appear to be the case. In fact, the mechanically m

  • News Sony Touts Great Games for Great Prices in New EU PSN Sale

    Assassin's Creed, Far Cry, Resident Evil, and more

    Another week, another slew of discounts on the European PlayStation Store. This time around, deals are focussed on a large number of Ubisoft offerings with some Resident Evil and Alien: Isolation thrown in for good measure. It's not the best selection that we've ever seen, but it's by no means...

February2016

  • News PSN Down For Maintenance Early Next Month

    Don't panic

    Did you read "PSN Down" in the headline and immediately think "not again"? Well we've got good news for you, as Sony's network hasn't taken another tumble offline - at least, not as far as we're aware. No, this is actually just a quick heads up that the service will be undergoing maintenance early next month. On the 2nd March, the...

  • News PSN Down As Dreaded Maintenance Returns Yet Again

    Offline and out

    Here we go again: the PlayStation Network has fallen flat on its face at the time of typing, as the system spits out maintenance messages while we try to connect. A quick glance at the Twitter-verse reveals that we're not alone, though the UK does appear to be bearing the brunt of the outage right now. Follow us on Twitter for...

  • News Almost Every EA Game Is Discounted In New European PSN Sale

    Star Wars Battlefront, Dragon Age, Mass Effect, and more

    While it's nice that Europe's getting its own wave of PlayStation Store discounts starting today, it's a shame that it doesn't hold a candle to North America's latest sale, which boasts a very impressive amount of slashed software. Nevertheless, the Old World's deals certainly aren't...

  • News North America's New PSN Sale Has Some Pretty Great Deals

    Dark Souls, Dragon Ball, Battlefield, and More

    North America's PlayStation Store has updated early for once, bringing a ton of new content for you to peruse. New titles include the likes of Crypt of the NecroDancer and Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth but it's the store's latest batch of sales that are arguably worth more of your time here. Seriously,...

  • News PSN Down as Reports Come Flying In

    It's all kicking off

    Whoa, just when we were complaining about today's severe lack of news, we get flooded with reports that the PlayStation Network is down. As far as we can tell, Europe's being hit the hardest, but there are also complaints that it's struggling in North America, too. You can follow us on Twitter for updates If this is indeed...

January2016

  • News Sony Reveals the PlayStation Store's Best Sellers For 2015

    Go big or go home

    There aren't too many surprises to be found in the PlayStation Store's list of best sellers for 2015, but hey, everyone likes a look at what's been hot over the last 12 months. In Europe, Destiny: The Taken King took the crown as the most downloaded PlayStation 4 title, beating out the likes of Call of Duty: Black Ops III - which...

  • News Sony Pledges Free PlayStation Plus Extensions After PSN Outage

    Reimbursements on the way

    If you'd have asked us to evaluate the state of the PlayStation Network this time last week, we'd have told you that it's improved significantly. Seriously, the service barely went down in 2015, and it was rock solid over Christmas. But the Sony rollercoaster never runs out of corkscrews, and, just as everyone was...

  • News PSN Down Just Days into 2016

    That was fast

    Oh dear, and there we were praising the PlayStation Network for its stability over the holidays. Sony's online service is currently down for us here in the UK, and we're now getting reports that it's offline for many of you Americans, too. Follow us on Twitter for PSN updates At the time of writing, we can't even sign in, and Sony...

December2015

  • News PlayStation Network Survives Seasonal Onslaught

    Outages uncommon as Sony keeps servers online

    Y'know, we considered whether we should post this, but we figured that the news doesn't always have to be negative. We'd be right on Sony's case if the PlayStation Network suffered another slip-up like last Christmas, but to be fair to the company, it kept its servers online admirably over the holiday...

  • Guide How to Check if the PSN's Offline This Christmas

    Down but not out

    Look, we hope as much as you do that the PlayStation Network makes it through Christmas intact, but we have to face facts – there's a strong chance of turbulence over the next few days. Sony's been really good this year at both keeping its servers online and ensuring that – when the worst happens – it responds quickly, so...

  • News Attackers Threaten to Take PSN Offline Again This Christmas

    Bah humbug

    There'll be very little Christmas cheer for the unfortunate band of technicians tasked with keeping the PlayStation Network online this month, as attackers have threatened to bring Sony's service to its knees over the all-important holiday break. A group named Phantom Squad has already successfully unsettled Xbox Live this evening, and...

November2015

  • News PSN Down Again as Holiday Traffic Surges

    'Tis the season to be offline

    It's actually been a better year for the PlayStation Network, with the number of outage reports that we've written down to a minimum. However, it seems that Black Friday has brought significant load to Sony's servers, as things have been flaky for the past 48 hours now. Yester

  • News PSN Feels the Stress of Black Friday as Some Users Can't Sign In

    Eye of the storm

    Reports are coming in that the PlayStation Network is starting to crack under the pressure of Black Friday, with some users unable to sign in or access the PlayStation Store. With numerous rather tempting deals going on right now, it's safe to assume that the digital marketplace is currently being hammered. Follow us on Twitter...

  • News It Looks Like PSN Is Down as Reports Flood In

    Say it ain't so

    It's been quite a while since the last PlayStation Network outage, so it's a shame that Sony's service seems to be experiencing issues right now. Here at Push Square, we can't sign in or access any related features on our PlayStation 4. Follow us on Twitter for updates Of course, it's not just us – reports that the network is...

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  • Store Update 25th August 2015 (North America)

    Touch down

    The avalanche of PlayStation 4 software that infiltrated the European PlayStation Store earlier has now descended on North America, so you may want to lock yourself in a nearby nuclear bunker, because there's a lot of content up for grabs. Highlights include, of course, Madden NFL 16 and Until Dawn – but a big shout out to One Piece:...

  • Store Update 25th August 2015 (Europe)

    The motherload

    Good grief, we don't think that European PlayStation Store updates get much bigger than this. There are no less than 15 new PlayStation 4 games out this week, and while they're not all as equally exciting, one can't argue with such an immensely impressive haul. We've rounded up all of the goods below, but do let us know what you'll be...

  • News The EU PlayStation Store's Summer Sale Gets a Few More Tempting Deals

    Ignore the sun

    More games have been added to the PlayStation Store's summer sale in Europe, and we'd dare say that some of these new discounts are actually pretty good. The Vita arguably comes off best this time around, with Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc and Danganronpa 2; Goodbye Despair leading the charge. The superb Persona 4 Golden is on...

  • News The PSN Is Undergoing Scheduled Maintenance Next Week

    Thankfully we'll be in bed

    The PlayStation Network's going to be undergoing some scheduled maintenance next week, Sony has announced. Starting at 04:30AM BST and 20:30PM PST on Tuesday the 18th August - or Monday the 17th August for you Americans - it's unlikely to disrupt many users in our neck of the woods, although we can't say the same for our...

July2015

  • News PS4 Sci-Fi Games Heavily Discounted in NA Flash Sale

    Out of this world

    Who cares about Prime Day, anyway? Sony's launched a gigantic PlayStation Network Flash Sale in North America just in time for the weekend, and it spans a selection of stellar sci-fi titles. We'll start with the PlayStation 4 releases, because, let's be honest, that's what you came for. Highlights include Borderlands: The...

  • News Someone Sneezed, So the PlayStation Network Is Down Again

    We're honestly running out of jokes

    Sony has confirmed reports that, on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3, users are having trouble accessing the PlayStation Network. Namely, the Japanese giant's official PSN Status website lists issues with gaming and social features, PlayStation Video, and the PlayStation Store. A direct quote from the company:...

  • News The Teen Who Ruined PS4's Christmas Narrowly Avoids Jail

    Convicted of over 50,000 computer crimes

    Do you remember when the PlayStation Network went down? No, we don't mean last night – we're talking about the last major outage, which occurred over Christmas. Sony's servers were down for days, and while the whole sorry affair was good for our traffic ticker, it didn't exactly reflect well on the platform...

  • News It Sounds Like the PSN's Having Trouble

    Here we go again

    Can't sign into the PlayStation Network? Is the PlayStation Store unavailable? If the reports that we're getting sent are accurate, Sony's network is having some issues – but the company is aware. Follow us on Twitter for more updates on the ongoing PSN issues According to the PSN's status page, you may have trouble getting...

  • News 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)

    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

    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...

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  • News 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...

  • News This Week's EU PlayStation Store Deals Take a Trip to the Arcade 

    Throwdown

    If you're in the mood for a scrap, this week might be a good time to check out the European PlayStation Store deals, as the prices of numerous fighting games have been slashed. This includes Persona 4 Arena Ultimax, Skullgirls Encore, SoulCalibur II HD Online, SoulCalibur V, Street Fighter X Tekken, and quite a few more. Meanwhile, if...

  • Store Update 15th April 2015 (Europe)

    Meet your murderer

    Consider this a catch-up edition of the weekly European PlayStation Store update. Yes, the likes of Mortal Kombat X may be headlining, but it's long overdue titles such as Costume Quest 2 and Home that caught our eye. Both of these released in North America many months ago, so it's nice to see SCEE finally back up to date. Now,...

  • Store Update 14th April 2015 (North America)

    Late to the party

    We may be late posting the North American PlayStation Store update – but that doesn't mean that the content's changed. Your interest in this article may have, however, so we're pondering whether it's worth putting any effort into this pre-amble at all. In fact, we could probably post this video of a slipping Buckingham Palace...

  • News PSN Down for Some, No Word from Sony Just Yet

    Please, no

    Well, there goes that slow news day. We're receiving numerous reports that the PlayStation Network is down, particularly on the PS4. Gotta love those peak times. Follow us on Twitter for up-to-the-minute updates on the PSN outage At the time of writing, we're signed in, but we've noticed that our friends list is struggling to load...

  • Store Update 1st April 2015 (Europe)

    Second go

    If you've already got the Platinum Trophy in Bloodborne like our very own Dan Carter (!!!), then you may be looking for a new challenge. Fortunately, the fine folks over at Bandai Namco have brought forward the release of Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin, and it's part of this week's meaty PlayStation Store update. Also up for grabs...

  • News A Few Eggstra PS4 Games Have Been Added to the European Easter Sale

    Sorry

    Come on, tell the truth: that headline made you crack a smile, didn't it? Oh, it did? Eggcellent. That's put us in a good mood, so we'll go ahead and share what Sony's added to its European PlayStation Store Easter sale. Role-playing enthusiasts may be happy to learn that loot-'em-up Diablo III: Reaper of Souls - Ultimate Evil Edition has...

March2015

  • Store Update 31st March 2015 (North America)

    Super mother lode

    Another week, another absolutely enormous North American PlayStation Store update. The fiscal year ain't over yet we guess, so you can look forward to the likes of Axiom Verge, MLB 15 The Show, and, er, Run Sackboy! Run!. C'mon now – don't get pretending like you weren't excited for that one. PS4 Games: Axiom Verge (Cross Buy...

  • News 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?

    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,...

  • News You'll Now Know When You're Playing with PlayStation Royalty

    Mind your manners

    Ever wondered whether that person that you just swore at in Killzone: Shadow Fall is actually someone from Guerrilla Games? A new feature added as part of PlayStation 4 firmware update v2.50 will set apart certain industry professionals, such as selected game developers, producers, designers, community managers, and more. Push...

  • Guide 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)

    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...

  • News PS4 Games Lead the Charge in the European PlayStation Store's Easter Sale

    Egging you on

    There should be something for everyone in this year's Easter Sale on the PlayStation Store, if this initial lineup is anything to go by. While there isn't a gigantic selection, there's plenty of variety, with PlayStation 4 titles like Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes, Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare, and FIFA 15 all up for grabs...

  • Store Update 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

    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

    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)

    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...

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