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

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)

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)

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

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

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

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...