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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...

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

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: Sony Touts Great Games for Great Prices in New EU PSN Sale

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...

News: PSN Down For Maintenance Early Next Month

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: Almost Every EA Game Is Discounted In New European PSN Sale

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

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

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...

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

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...