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

Stop the Press, PSN Will Be Undergoing Maintenance This Week

Gasp

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...

Store Update: 6th January 2015 (North America)

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

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...

Review: Cosmophony (PlayStation 3)

Cosmophony (PlayStation 3)

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

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: Meet the Man Who Stole Christmas for PS4 Fans

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

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

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

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

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

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: Sony Investigating as Christmas Traffic Pulls PSN Offline

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

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)

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...

Review: Syberia (PlayStation 3)

Syberia (PlayStation 3)

Clickbait

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)

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'