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News: PSN Down Just Days into 2016

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...

News: PlayStation Network Survives Seasonal Onslaught

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...

News: Attackers Threaten to Take PSN Offline Again This Christmas

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...

News: Sony Unsure Whether You'll Ever Be Able to Change Your PSN Name

Sony Unsure Whether You'll Ever Be Able to Change Your PSN Name

Cross your fingers

Bad news if you plumped up for a "joke" PlayStation Network name when you created your profile, as Sony's unsure whether you'll ever be able to change it. This has been a regular source of discourse for way over a year now, with the platform holder failing to provide the feature. And asked whether it's in the pipeline on...

News: People Are Having Real Problems Paying with Credit Cards on the PlayStation Store

People Are Having Real Problems Paying with Credit Cards on the PlayStation Store

Invalid info

There are more games launching on the PlayStation Store than ever before, but many people are having problems actually purchasing them. Sony's payment servers have been randomly rendering credit cards invalid for as long as we can remember, but the issue appears to be getting worse – as active threads on various websites testify...

News: Batman and The Last of Us Head Big PS4 Deals in EU PSN Sale

Batman and The Last of Us Head Big PS4 Deals in EU PSN Sale

Crash Bandicoot and Spyro also up for grabs

Bit of a weird sale, this one, as Sony's slashed the price on a load of different titles that range from the recent Batman: Arkham Knight to the retro Crash Bandicoot. Speaking of which, you can pick up the caped crusader's latest for £39.99, which isn't great, but at least there are several better...

News: PSN Down for Some as PS4, PS3 Services Encounter Some Issues

PSN Down for Some as PS4, PS3 Services Encounter Some Issues

Engineers working on resolution

It's been a while since we've written one of these, hasn't it? Reports are hitting the web that the PlayStation Network is suffering from some hitches – particularly on the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3. While at the time of writing it seems that the issue is easing, Sony's own status website notes that its...

Store Update: 25th August 2015 (North America)

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)

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: PS4 Sci-Fi Games Heavily Discounted in NA Flash Sale

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

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

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

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

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...