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  • 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 real-life...

  • 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...

  • News Gut Some God of War Discounts Starting Today on the EU PlayStation Store

    Plus a few PS4 deals

    This week's European PlayStation Store deals are of the bloody kind, as the God of War franchise rips apart its pricing – preferably in horrifically violent fashion. Celebrating the property's 10th anniversary, most of Kratos' adventures are on sale, and you can get further price reductions if you're a PlayStation Plus...

  • Store Update 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 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)

    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

    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)

    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

    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

    "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...

  • News Sony, Microsoft, and Nintendo Are Working Together to Stop DDoS Attacks

    Console camaraderie

    We may all have different gaming preferences, but we can probably all agree that DDoS attacks suck. Whether it's the PlayStation Network or Xbox Live that goes down, seeing services get targeted by code junkies for their own selfish entertainment is never nice; at the end of the day, we all just want to enjoy our games –...

  • Store Update 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...

  • News Final Fantasy and The Last of Us Headline New European PlayStation Store Discounts

    Decent little deals

    If you still haven't yet nabbed post-apocalyptic adventure The Last of Us, you may be happy to know that the remastered PlayStation 4 version is up for grabs courtesy of new discounts on the European PlayStation Store. You can nab Naughty Dog's critically acclaimed creation for £19.99. Meanwhile, if you're not quite into the...

  • Store Update 3rd March 2015 (North America)

    The drop

    There's tons to choose from in this week's North American PlayStation Store update, with Helldivers, White Night, and Zombie Army Trilogy all available on the PlayStation 4. It's a particularly big week for the PlayStation Vita, with La-Mulana Ex and OlliOlli 2: Welcome to Olliwood also up for grabs. And, of course, there are those


  • News PlayStation's Winning the Digital Games Revenue War

    And by quite some margin, it seems

    When looking at console sales, people often overlook the network impact. Indeed, we're so focused on hardware numbers that we tend to forget that every PlayStation 4 sold means a potential PlayStation Plus subscription and various PlayStation Network purchases as well. It would appear that Sony's quietly lapping...

  • News Get Great Deals on 8 Weeks of Upcoming PS4 Games with the PlayStation Store's Newest Promotion

    The sound of money

    Wow, well this is a pretty good promotion. 2015's Spring Fever deals are kicking off soon on the PlayStation Store, with PlayStation Plus subscribers able to knock down the prices on eight weeks' worth of new releases. The concept is a pretty simple one: basically, a new PlayStation 4 title is going to launch once a week for...

  • Store Update 25th February 2015 (Europe)

    Brace yourself

    Who's hungry for new PlayStation content? Yes, we are, too – and fortunately this week's European PlayStation Store update is absolutely packed to the rafters with goodies. Highlights include Dragon Ball Xenoverse and Resident Evil: Revelations 2, but there are also smaller delicacies like Scram Kitty DX and new DriveClub DLC up for...

  • Store Update 24th February 2015 (North America)

    Scrum kitty

    There's a little something for everyone on the North American PlayStation Store this week, with Dragon Ball XenoVerse, Resident Evil: Revelations 2, and Dynasty Warriors 8: Empires all up for grabs. Heck, Rugby 15 has even made the roster. You do like a spot of ruggah in the US, right? PS4 Games: Dragon Ball Xenoverse ($59.99) Dragon...

  • News Sony's Looking into Problems with Downloading Dragon Ball XenoVerse and Resident Evil: Revelations 2

    Should have known

    Today's a pretty big day for game releases, but, as per usual, something's went a bit wrong on the PlayStation Store. Many users are reporting that they can't download or preload Dragon Ball XenoVerse and Resident Evil: Revelations 2. This appears to be caused by some sort of problem with Sony's service, but the company has...

  • Store Update 18th February 2015 (Europe)

    Ready at dawn

    The slew of discounts on the European PlayStation Store are arguably the highlight this week, but let's not ignore the new arrivals, which include The Order: 1886, Dead or Alive 5: Last Round, and Q*Bert Rebooted. There are also a bunch of fresh themes on the PS4 and Vita, including some birthday designs for the latter device...

  • News You Can Save on a Massive Selection of PS4, PS3, and Vita Games in Europe's New PSN Sale

    Happy Birthday Vita

    North America got its own selection of discounts just yesterday, but Sony hasn't forgotten about us Europeans, either. Starting today, a massive amount of titles have had their prices slashed, including Destiny, Samurai Warriors 4, both Danganronpa games, and even The Evil Within. You're especially lucky if you're a big

  • Store Update 17th February 2015 (North America)

    Last round

    There's lots to look forward to on the North American PlayStation Store this week, with Dead or Alive 5: Last Round and The Order: 1886 just two of the titles vying for your attention. The PlayStation 4's arguably got the best selection, with Hand of Fate, Paparazzi, and more also up for grabs. Don't miss out on

  • News Save on 2014's Biggest Games in the Latest NA PSN Sale

    Critical hit to the wallet

    It seems like we can't go a single week without there being some sort of PlayStation Store sale going on. And while we're not necessarily complaining, we still fear for all those poor, empty wallets out there. The latest wave of discounts centre on some of the biggest games of last year. Dubbed the 'Critics' Choice...

  • Guide How to Upgrade Your PSN Sub Account to a Master Account

    Going up in the world

    For years, sub account holders on the PlayStation Network have been wrestling with an eternal struggle: should they graduate to a master account and lose all of their Trophies and games, or keep their existing username and deal with the restrictions that the under-18 option entails? Fortunately, Sony has now made it possible to...

  • News Finally, You Can Upgrade Your Sub Account to a Master Account on PSN

    Someone's been listening

    That recent bout of maintenance may have been worthwhile after all, as Sony has announced that you can finally upgrade sub accounts to master accounts on the PlayStation Network. This has been a source of frustration for many for several years, as those that created usernames when they were under the age of 18 were forced to...

  • News Here's One Gigantic List of All The Games Coming to PS4, PS3, and Vita in 2015

    Have mercy

    If you're eager to stare longingly at your dusty, empty wallet, then we recommend browsing this massive list of games coming to the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and Vita this year. Put together by the PlayStation Blog, the comprehensive list cites dozens of titles across all three platforms, and it's impressive to say the least. From...

  • News Remember, PSN Will Be Undergoing Maintenance Later Today

    Strap yourself in

    This is just a friendly reminder that the PlayStation Network will be undergoing scheduled maintenance later today, as stated earlier in the week. The service will be partially unavailable from 17:00PM GMT until 20:30PM GMT, meaning that you won't be able to access account management, the PlayStation Store, and various online...

  • News PSN Experiencing Turbulence Prior to Previously Scheduled Maintenance

    Up and down

    Another week, another issue on the PlayStation Network. Fortunately, this one isn't widespread. Still, that hasn't stopped some impatient players from setting Twitter ablaze with complaints regarding Sony's shaky online service. According to reports, the manufacturer's various machines are showing "scheduled maintenance" errors –...

  • Store Update 11th February 2015 (Europe)

    Here be monsters

    There's a decent amount of variety on the PlayStation Store this week, as four-versus-one shooter Evolve stomps onto the scene along with brilliant blast-'em-up Super Stardust Ultra, which zooms onto the PlayStation 4 for the first time. Akiba's Trip: Undead and Undressed also fumbles comically onto Sony's newest console today,...

  • Store Update 10th February 2015 (North America)

    Out of this world

    It's a big week on the North American PlayStation Store for this particular author, as it marks the arrival of Super Stardust Ultra on the PlayStation 4. Those of you that have been following this site in the six years since its inception will know that we're obsessed with Housemarque's space blaster, so we can't wait to go planet...

  • News PSN Offline Later This Week for Maintenance 

    We're goin' down

    Ignore the hyperbole in the headline, because contrary to popular belief, the PlayStation Network rarely goes offline completely when it's undergoing scheduled maintenance. Later this week, from 17:00PM GMT until 20:30PM GMT on Thursday, 12th February, you won't be able to access account management, the PlayStation Store, and...

  • Game of the Month January 2015

    And so it begins

    2015's first month didn't provide that much to write home about, but that didn't stop our internal staff vote from being a very close affair. Contrary to popular opinion, zombies haven't quite gone out of date yet, as two horror titles featured on our shortlist, while two never-before-seen-on-PlayStation remasters entered the...

  • Store Update 4th February 2015 (Europe)

    Greek tragedy

    There are no major surprises on the European PlayStation Store this week, as the highlights are very much the same as those in yesterday's North American refresh. Apotheon is the headline addition, followed closely by Game of Thrones: Episode 2. Outside of those, PlayStation Vita owners can look forward to

  • Store Update 3rd February 2015 (North America)

    Plus one

    The weekly North American PlayStation Store update is an institution here at Push Square Towers, as we pop on our favourite Britney Spears record, and set to work formatting the most tedious article in existence. Fortunately, there's some top-notch stuff to look forward to this time, including Apotheon, Game of Thrones: Episode 2, and all...

  • News Capcom's Resident Evil PSN Sale Will Have You Shuffling to the Store

    Come 'ere, stranger

    You're in luck if the recently released remake of Resident Evil made you hungry for more undead action, because publisher Capcom's having a series sale on the North American PlayStation Store. You can make some decent savings on titles from across the franchise, but you'd better rise from your eternal slumber quickly, as the...

  • News PSN Offline Again, Sony Investigating Outage Issues

    Down for the count

    Cancel those late night Dying Light co-op sessions, as the PlayStation Network has been plunged into darkness yet again. Writing on Twitter, platform holder Sony has said that it's investigating the outage – but this seems unexpected, as its official website is currently signalling that everything's online. We've just had a


  • Store Update 28th January 2015 (Europe)

    The strange life

    There's plenty to look forward to on the European PlayStation Store this week, with rotting flesh and troubled teenagers the headline arrivals. That's right, both Dying Light and Life Is Strange will be available to download this week, with Grim Fandango Remastered, Baboon, and

  • Store Update 27th January 2015 (North America)

    Manny, oh man

    This week's North American PlayStation Store update is all about the addition of two new titles: Dying Light and Grim Fandango Remastered. The heavy hitters have some company in Life Is Strange (out on Friday) and the verbose Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth2: Sisters Generation – but we suspect that it's the aforementioned that will...

  • Guide How to Use Your 10 Per Cent Off PSN Voucher on PS4, PS3, and PlayStation Vita

    Redeem your free PlayStation Store discount right now

    It seems a bit strange to be getting excited over a 10 per cent discount weekend, but this is the first time that Sony's ever run anything like this on the PlayStation Store, and we'd hazard that if it's a success, it may do another one in the future – hopefully without any further...

  • Poll What Will You Be Spending Your 10 Per Cent PSN Discount On?

    Decisions, decisions

    When you really stop and think about it, Sony's "apology" for the PlayStation Network outage over Christmas is a bit of a marketing masterstroke. While the company gets to look like it's doing right by its consumers, we'd be shocked if it didn't see an enormous spike in sales when the offer goes into effect from 09:00AM local...

  • News PS4, PS3, and Vita Titles Reduced in European PlayStation Store Sale

    Combo breaker

    Sony's big January sale may have expired on the European PlayStation Store, but that's not stopping the manufacturer from following up with a bumper sale focusing on 2K Games' catalogue and various other digital downloads. For starters, you'll be able to acquire a bunch of the aforementioned publisher's wares at up to 80 per cent off,...

  • News Sorry, You Can't Use Your 10 Per Cent PSN Discount on Pre-Orders

    Think again

    Sony frequently acts like a headless chicken, and this is just another example of miscommunication making the company look like it hasn't got a clue. The firm announced its 10 per cent PlayStation Network discount earlier in the week, revealing that it would not be compatible with PlayStation Plus subscriptions, Music Unlimited...

  • Store Update 21st January 2015 (Europe)

    Winged and wonderful

    We may be looking at the content pipeline for a different continent, but the highlights in this week's European PlayStation Store update are identical to those in yesterday's North American refresh. That means that Citizens of Earth, Resident Evil, and Saints Row: Gat Out of Hell are all vying for your attention. The question...

  • Store Update 20th January 2015 (North America)

    Citizens of Spencer Mansion

    If the past couple of weeks have been a little light on the PlayStation Store, then today's North American update is a concrete block in comparison. In addition to smaller gems like Splice and Citizens of Earth, it's also packing heavy hitters like Resident Evil and Saints Row: Gat Out of Hell. Let's-a-go! PS4 Games:...

  • News Attackers Behind PS4's Christmas Outage Hit by Heavy Hack

    What goes around, comes around

    Behave badly and your actions will catch up with you eventually, as some members of the so-called Lizard Squad may be realising right now. After attaining plenty of mainstream media coverage following the PlayStation Network outage which it apparently initiated over Christmas, the group launched a DDoS service,...

  • News Everyone's Entitled to 10 Per Cent Off the PlayStation Store This Weekend

    Wallets at the ready

    Christmas may be gone, but the gifts keep coming. As part of Sony's apology for the PlayStation Network outage over the holidays, the platform holder has announced that you'll be able to use your pledged 10 per cent discount voucher this weekend in both Europe and North America. The offer will open at 09:00AM local time on...

  • News Destiny and Minecraft Topped 2014's PSN Sales Charts

    Act surprised

    Another day, another chance to find out 2014 sales data. This time it's quite interesting, though, as Sony has shared lists of the best selling titles on the PlayStation Network. In North America, Destiny blasted the competition and landed in first place on PS4, while in Europe, Minecraft dug its way to victory on every single console...

  • Store Update 14th January 2014 (Europe)

    Dead kings

    Parts of the UK are snowed in today, so it's a good job that you don't need to go outside to shop at the PlayStation Store. To be fair, this week's shelf refresh doesn't have a whole lot to shout about, with Joe Danger 2: The Movie and add-on packs for Assassin's Creed Unity and Far Cry 4 being the only real highlights. Do you see...

  • Store Update 13th January 2015 (North America)

    Sweet 'n' tasty

    We're now well into January, but the PlayStation Store is yet to wake from its post-Christmas slumber. That's ok, though, because this week is all about quality over quantity – and with Joe Danger 2: The Movie, Fat Princess: Piece of Cake, and, er, Brandish: The Dark Revenant in the pipeline, who could possibly argue? Here's what...

  • News PSN Is Down for Some, Sony Says It's Due to Heavy Traffic

    Maintenance not scheduled until the 15th

    We're getting numerous reports that the PlayStation Network is offline for some, and as we posted earlier today, the service isn't due its scheduled maintenance until the 15th January. Users are saying that when they attempt to sign in, they're met with a standard maintenance message, and we can confirm that...

  • News There Are Some Pretty Impressive Savings to Be Had in This 20th Anniversary PlayStation Store Sale

    Back for more

    If the January PlayStation Store sale hasn't been enough to satiate your lust for savings, then these current 20th Anniversary deals might just claw away the last few coins from your wallet. Covering PS4, PS3, Vita, and even PSP games, the North American sale offers discounts on a large number of titles, and if you're a PlayStation...

  • News Stop the Press, PSN Will Be Undergoing Maintenance This Week


    Believe it or not, the PlayStation Network is undergoing maintenance later this week, and as per usual, it seems to be of the standard sort. "During this time, we will deploy a series of back-end improvements to the network," Sony says. The service will be impacted on 15th January, and the maintenance will last four hours, from 17:00PM GMT to...

  • News You Can Probably Guess Which Games Topped the Christmas PSN Charts

    Not many surprises here

    December was a big month for the PlayStation Network, and not just because it was unavailable during the biggest day of the year. Indeed, the PlayStation Store must make an absolute killing around Christmas, and it looks like 2014 was no different, as some of the biggest games on Sony platforms topped the download charts once...

  • News Can't Connect to PSN Again? Sony Says It's Having a Few Small Problems

    Don't panic

    The great PSN outage of Christmas 2014 may now be a distant memory, but we're hearing reports that the network is currently being a bit naughty for some unlucky users. After running a few tests, we can confirm that everything's working on our end, including the store, friends list, and the PS4's what's new section, but nevertheless, the...

  • Store Update 6th January 2015 (North America)

    Back to business

    We'd only just gotten used to writing '2014' in the title of these articles, so goodness knows how we're going to deal with the New Year. Fortunately, we don't have a whole let else to think about with this particular story, as meaningful content is thin on the ground. With just a handful of new titles available in this North...

  • News Sony Extends PlayStation Plus Subs Due to Xmas PSN Outage

    Playing nice

    The venom pointed at the PlayStation Network is always at its peak when the service is offline, as everyone tends to go back to their business when functionality is restored. That said, there's no denying that the platform's recent holiday outage was unfortunate, and even though a faction of cyber attackers may be to blame, Sony's come...


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    Review Cosmophony

    Hell in a halfpipe

    Cosmophony is a rhythmic shooter for the PlayStation 3 which has you guiding a craft as it flies through a wire frame halfpipe packed full of geometric shapes. These are either obstacles to avoid or targets to blast and each of the five stages available are set to a thumping drum and bass soundtrack from French producer and DJ,...

  • News PSN Down for Some Another Day as High Volume Prompts Connection Problems

    Offline again

    While there have been definite improvements to the PlayStation Network over the past 24 hours or so, it's clear from social media that Sony is still having serious issues getting gamers back online. We can use our PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and Vita without any problems here in the UK, but it would appear that we're among the lucky...

  • News Sony Suggests a PS4 Reboot if You Still Can't Sign in to PSN

    Simple solutions

    We've been signed in to the PlayStation Network on all three of our primary Sony systems all day, but a quick look at our site statistics suggests that we're one of the lucky ones. The platform holder insists, however, that its online infrastructure is working, and recommends a reboot if you still can't login with your PlayStation...

  • News Meet the Man Who Stole Christmas for PS4 Fans

    The Grinch would be proud

    While the PlayStation Network slowly rolls back out around the globe, the after effects of a recent gaming cyber attack are still looming large. Indeed, some people are still unable to connect on the PlayStation 4, rendering Christmas gifts untouched. Meanwhile, the damage to Sony's reputation has been catastrophic –...

  • News Joy to the World, PSN's No Longer Offline

    Most people can now connect

    Let's hope that this is the last article that we have to write on this matter: PlayStation Network is finally coming back online across the globe. While not everyone has access yet, we're now able to use our consoles fully – we even tried our luck by purchasing a couple of games from the PlayStation Store, and had zero...

  • Soapbox Poor Communication Continues to Be PSN's Biggest Problem

    Sammy Barker is sick of Sony's silence

    The PlayStation Network has been on and off for three days now, and it's not good enough. I'm confident that Sony is working around the clock to restore the service, and I'm not one of those people that lacks patience, but I am disappointed at the Japanese giant's communication on the matter. At this point,...

  • News Sony Engineers Investigating as PS4 Goes Offline Again

    PSN problems proceed

    Alright, this is getting boring now. Sony declared earlier today that the PlayStation Network was rolling back out on the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and Vita, and we were able to log in without a hitch for a few hours. However, any hopes of the service returning fully have taken yet another tumble, as the platform holder now...

  • News Can't Connect to PSN? This Trick Is Working for Some

    Log in to your PS4 at last

    We're not network engineers. While we have a basic understanding of the Internet and how it works, we're not blessed with the knowledge required to fast-track your connection to the PlayStation Network. Fortunately, some people are, and there's a nifty trick doing the rounds that will apparently help you to log in – even...

  • News Sony's Slowly Starting to Bring PSN Online After Catastrophic Christmas Outages

    Back in action

    After a series of deadly DDoS attacks over the Christmas period, Sony's PlayStation Network online services were left in tatters and rendered unusable for almost three days. Obviously, the Japanese giant was quick to react, reassuring us that it had all of its best engineers on the case. However, it was only able to give vague...

  • News PSN Offline for Second Day as Attackers Bring Servers Down

    Manic maintenance on PS4

    We had hoped that we wouldn't have to write a second article on the ongoing PlayStation Network outage, but it's been 24 hours since our previous report, so we figured that we better drop some new knowledge on the situation. Unfortunately, there's not a whole lot to tell; Sony's servers appear to be still under fire...

  • News Sony Investigating as Christmas Traffic Pulls PSN Offline

    Scheduled maintenance not planned

    We've just got time between courses of our Christmas Dinner to tell you about the latest PlayStation Network issues. A whole host of errors are being reported around the web, from sign-in issues through to maintenance messages. As was the case overnight, this appears to be a result of heavy traffic, rather than...

  • News PSN Experiencing Christmas Turbulence as New Consoles Connect

    Service partially offline

    When you're chowing down on your turkey sandwiches and complaining about the quality of the PlayStation Network this Christmas, spare a thought for the unfortunate engineers tasked with keeping everything online over the next few days. At the time of typing, Sony's service is unsurprisingly facing some severe issues, as an...

  • Store Update 23rd December 2014 (North America)

    The nightmare before Christmas

    Well, it's practically Christmas – but Sony ain't shirking its civic duties. Considering that it's the 23rd December, this is a surprisingly bumper North American PlayStation Store update, featuring new titles such as Switch Galaxy Ultra, as well as a metric ton of DLC. There are also a slew of games on sale, so...

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    Review Syberia


    Originally released in 2002, Syberia is one of the most fondly remembered examples of the point and click adventure game genre. With a clever story, and equally ingenious puzzles, it remains as relevant today as the day that it was released. But while the title itself makes a strong case for the revival of this antiquated style of...

  • Store Update 17th December 2014 (Europe)

    Fill your boots

    There’s truly no rest for the wicked. While this week’s North American PlayStation Store update was substantial, its European counterpart is absolutely gigantic. Titles vying for your attention include Switch Galaxy Ultra, Tetris Ultimate, and Resogun for the PlayStation 3 and Vita. Cast your eyes down below – we hope that you'

  • Store Update 16th December 2014 (North America)

    Hands up

    Have the Christmas holidays started yet? Not quite, as it’s another enormous week on the North American PlayStation Store. New titles this time include Guilty Gear Xrd Sign, Tetris Ultimate, and Super Mega Baseball. Let’s get down to business as quick as we can. PS4 Games: Guilty Gear Xrd -SIGN- ($59.99) Loadout (Free) Super Mega

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    Review BlazeRush

    Blaze of glory

    Missiles and bullets flying past cars; monster trucks and flying saucers whizzing down tracks; collisions, crashes, and that all-important final lap overtake – this is BlazeRush, a brand new PlayStation 3 racer from Russian developer Targem Games. This drive-‘em-up offers a short story about underground racing and your...

  • Store Update 10th December 2014 (Europe)

    A realm reborn

    There’s a free Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn trial for PlayStation 4 available as part of this month’s European PlayStation Store update, which has this editor shivering in the corner of a dark room, muttering “must resist” in a deranged fashion. Also up for grabs is Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris, which certainly...

  • Store Update 9th December 2014 (North America)

    A Lara games to get through

    There’s no rest for the wicked, and Lara Croft’s got time for one last crusade before Christmas. The daring diva’s teaming up with a few friends this time, though, with Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris set to revisit the co-operative blueprints laid by Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light a few years ago. The...

  • News PSN Offline as Sony's Servers Are Struck with DDoS Attack

    No scheduled maintenance planned

    Sony may be basking in the glory of a successful PlayStation Experience showing, but its engineers back home are fighting fires as we type. Right now, the PlayStation Network is facing some connection issues, with Lizard Squad claiming responsibility for the outage. The group has been attacking gaming services for...

  • Store Update 2nd December 2014 (North America)

    Back to business

    Wait a minute – today’s big PlayStation birthday bonanza is way too exciting for us to be posting the North American PlayStation Store update like normal, isn’t it? Yes, but we suspect that the majority of you visit this site for the usual gaming news, so we suppose that we better oblige. Here it goes. PS4 Games: The Crew...


  • News Sony Slashes PS4, PS3 Prices in Black Friday Flash Sale on US PlayStation Store

    Digital deals

    Sony’s been a little sly with its US Black Friday discounts. We assumed that the co-op promotion detailed in our big holiday blowout represented the sum of its seasonal savings, but it’s followed up with a Flash Sale that deserves a little breathing room of its own. The initiative’s

  • Store Update 26th November 2014 (Europe)

    Burlap brilliance

    LittleBigPlanet 3 finally arrives as part of this week’s European PlayStation Store update – although you’ll have to wait until Friday to play it in the UK. It’s joined by a handful of lower profile titles, including Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions, Aqua Kitty: Milk Mine Defender DX, and the outrageously expensive

  • Store Update 25th November 2014 (North America)

    Different dimension

    A much more condensed North American PlayStation Store update this week, but that doesn’t mean that it isn’t packing some worthwhile additions. Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions is arguably the highlight this time, but Tales from the Borderlands: Episode One – Zer0 Sum has been securing some seriously high review scores, too...

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    Review Blood of the Werewolf

    The wolf among us

    Some people just don’t have any luck. As though transforming into a hairy, blood-thirsty bipedal wolf every month isn’t a tad inconvenient, then someone has to come and murder your husband, burn down your gothic home, and take your son. Thankfully, the only thing between you and him is a series of impractically designed...

  • Store Preview Akiba's Trip PS4, Guilty Gear Demo, Geometry Wars 3

    Round up, round up

    And in the blink of an eye, that’s the last of the big new releases until The Crew next month. Don’t think that the PlayStation Store’s going to become a barren wasteland in the days leading up to Thanksgiving, though, as Sony is keeping it well supplied with a couple of smaller releases – like the PlayStation 4 version of...

  • News Don't Worry, Your PSN Account Details Probably Haven't Been Leaked

    Hoax hack seemingly exposed

    We live in a world where a single exposed password can be catastrophic, which means that there’s plenty of reason to panic when a hacking group claims to have gotten hold of account details for over 4,500 users. That’s exactly what happened overnight, when a faction named

  • Store Update 19th November 2014 (Europe)

    Super love

    Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it’s the European PlayStation Store update, which is absolutely bursting with big games. Among the highlights this week are Grand Theft Auto V, Dragon Age: Inquisition, and, er, Rugby 15. Oh alright, maybe not the last one, then – but you get the overarching idea. PlayStation 4: Dragon Age:...

  • Store Update 18th November 2014 (North America)

    Full of stars

    Well, then – this is the one that you’ve been waiting for. Grand Theft Auto V, Dragon Age: Inquisition, Far Cry 4, LittleBigPlanet 3, and WWE 2K15 are all highlights on the North American PlayStation Store this week – and that’s without mentioning the smaller stuff such as

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    Review Tiny Troopers: Joint Ops

    Military mishap

    Tiny Troopers: Joint Ops combines the best features and missions from its mobile counterparts, packaging the popular smartphone series’ first two titles together for PlayStation platforms. Does this port march onto Sony’s systems with success, though – or is it an overpriced clone doing the console rounds? The game definitely...

  • News Ever Wanted to Know Why You Can't Change Your PSN Name?

    Shawn Layden to the rescue

    The inability of PlayStation Network users to change their online names is undoubtedly one of the most philosophically important dilemmas of the modern age. It feels like a strange and slightly archaic policy, whichever way you slice it. Thankfully, in a recent interview, SCEA president Shawn 'E3 Yawn' Layden explained...

  • News PSN Scheduled Maintenance Returns on 17th November

    First-world problems

    Despite the release of several big blockbusters – including online heavy titles like Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare – the PlayStation Network has been surprisingly stable these past few weeks. The platform holder would clearly like to keep things that way, too, so it’s arranged a period of scheduled maintenance, set to...

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    Review Snark Busters: High Society

    Who you gonna call?

    A game sporting a name like Snark Busters: High Society should be enough to perk the interest of pretty much anyone – you can’t help but let it spark question after question in your mind. What the hell’s a Snark, why does it need busting, and most importantly, will there be top hats? Should all of these questions push your...

  • News PS4 Releases Reduced in New European PlayStation Store Sale

    Cheap as chips

    Sony’s finally slashed the price on a slew of high-profile digital PlayStation 4 releases in Europe – even though you’ll be able to pick up many of these titles cheaper from your nearest second-hand shop. Highlights – we suppose – include re-release Sleeping Dogs: Definitive Edition for £23.99, and botany blast-‘em-up...

  • Store Update 12th November 2014 (Europe)

    Angry Murray

    Costume Quest 2 has arrived just in time for Hallowe’en – on the PlayStation 3 at least. Sigh. Double Fine’s dress-‘em-up is just one of many delayed releases to deploy on the European PlayStation Store this week, with Nidhogg and Pier Solar HD also on the menu. Assassin’s Creed Unity is the obvious highlight, but this...

  • Store Update 11th November 2014 (North America)

    Dream weaver

    Assassin’s Creed Unity isn’t exactly sneaking onto the North American PlayStation Store this week – more crashing into it like a cannon ball. Ubisoft’s latest and (not so) greatest is available now on the PlayStation 4, and it’s being flanked by spin-off Assassin’s Creed Rogue on last-gen hardware. Meanwhile, the toys are...

  • Store Preview Assassin's Creed Unity, LEGO Batman 3, Tales of Hearts R

    Viva la revolution

    ... And in early November, the blockbusters did rise, and they marched onto the PlayStation Store demanding that the innocent people spend their money, with spears and other fearsome instruments poised above their heads. Ahem. Seriously, though, this is where things start to get silly – or amazing – for all three of Sony’s...

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    Review Race the Sun

    Flight to freedom

    Race the Sun is a very simple game. That isn't meant as a criticism – indeed, the title's focus is arguably its greatest asset. After a successful Kickstarter, this unique take on a popular genre has made its way onto Sony's systems with almost non-existent fanfare. But, do its straightforward systems make for a satisfying...

  • Store Update 4th November 2014 (North America)

    Spacey ace

    There may be more games in this North American PlayStation Store update than you can shake a stick at, but, let’s be honest, Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is the real highlight. Sledgehammer Games’ first-person shooter is looking hot to trot, and is available now on both the PS4 and PS3. Don’t worry if futuristic warfare’s not...

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