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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: Hideo Kojima's Getting Poetic Over His PlayStation Tour

Hideo Kojima's Getting Poetic Over His PlayStation Tour

"I will continue creating cutting-edge games"

We're going to get mutilated by Metal Gear fans, but we've always found the writing in the series to be convoluted and heavy-handed. That said, creator Hideo Kojima's typing some nice stuff on Twitter as he travels back home from his PlayStation world tour. In one tweet, he talked about how developers...

News: Shawn Layden, Can You Top This Presser Entrance?

Shawn Layden, Can You Top This Presser Entrance?

Dear SCEA president Shawn Layden

The gauntlet has been thrown down, and the team at Push Square want to see you respond. You may have already seen PlayStation Japan and Asia deputy president Hiroyuki Oda's entrance at the Taipei Game Show this week, but if you haven't, we've embedded it below for your convenience, courtesy of DualShockers: Our...

Talking Point: Is PlayStation Right to Switch Focus to the West?

Is PlayStation Right to Switch Focus to the West?

Emigrating overseas

The humble beginnings of PlayStation are well documented: Ken Kutaragi believed that Sony should get into the console business so strongly that he began developing the firm's first format behind his employer's back. The board didn't back him, but CEO Norio Ohga saw the potential – and he sent the famously hot-headed engineer...

News: Sony's Doing Pretty Darn Well at the Moment

Sony's Doing Pretty Darn Well at the Moment

Company smashes earnings expectations

For a huge chunk of this site's life, we've reported on Sony's financial losses. You could guarantee that each quarter without fail, the firm would be in the red. But ever since Kaz Hirai took the helm, the company's trajectory has started to change. And, while it's nowhere near the juggernaut that it once...

News: Finally, We Can Compare PS4 and Xbox One Sales

Finally, We Can Compare PS4 and Xbox One Sales

Sony's way out in the lead

Microsoft stopped reporting Xbox One hardware sales recently, suggesting that its Monthly Active Users metric is more important than its flagship format's install base. Fortunately, an EA investor report and a bit of math has enabled us to, for the first time in a long while, see how the Redmond firm's box is performing in...

News: Sony's Dropped a Clanger with This Let's Play Lark

Sony's Dropped a Clanger with This Let's Play Lark

Company tries to trademark YouTube term

Sony, why?! The early success of the PlayStation 4 can be assigned to the feel-good factor that the Japanese giant built around the format: the gamer-centric marketing, the agreeable policies, the Jack Tretton smackdown – so why the heck is the company jeapordising that by trying to trademark the popular...

News: Anticipated PS4 Exclusive RIME May Finally Get Some New Details Soon

Anticipated PS4 Exclusive RIME May Finally Get Some New Details Soon

RIME time

Oh RIME, we remember when you broke our heart by looking incredibly promising all the way back at GamesCom 2013 - and then you all but disappeared into the void for two years. For what feels like an eternity, people have been wondering just what the heck has happened to the PlayStation 4 exclusive with its notable absence at numerous...

News: Let's Remember the Iconic PSone Start Screen Together

Let's Remember the Iconic PSone Start Screen Together

Sony Computer Entertainment presents

Much like Polygon Man at an E3 event eons ago, Sony Computer Entertainment is being taken out into the parking lot and shot. The Japanese giant announced today that it will be merging the iconic organisation with Sony Network Entertainment to create a new company called Sony Interactive Entertainment. It'

Review: Gravity Rush Remastered (PS4)

Gravity Rush Remastered (PS4)

Katnip

It's a good thing that ex-PlayStation Vita exclusive Gravity Rush is getting a sequel, because playing PlayStation 4 port Gravity Rush Remastered highlights the untapped potential that this fledgling franchise harbours. Four years removed from its Japanese debut, the upside-down action platformer feels a little lacking in the mission variety...

News: Say Goodbye to Sony Computer Entertainment

Say Goodbye to Sony Computer Entertainment

PlayStation now operates under Sony Interactive Entertainment

This is not the news that we expected to wake up to on a chilly Tuesday morning: Sony Computer Entertainment is no more. Don't panic, PlayStation is very much alive – but the iconic organisation housing the billion dollar brand has been renamed Sony Interactive Entertainment. It's...

Feature: This Man's PS4 Collection Is Bigger Than Yours

This Man's PS4 Collection Is Bigger Than Yours

Size matters

Hidden inside Valtteri Hyttinen's unassuming Finnish home lives a treasure: a PlayStation 4 collection so large that it spans an entire wall, and is growing by the day. The digital specialist lives and breathes Sony's new-gen box, spending his day building the PlayStation brand's social media presence, while his evenings are dedicated...

News: Sony and Square Enix Are at It Again with Dragon Quest Builders' Marketing

Sony and Square Enix Are at It Again with Dragon Quest Builders' Marketing

Another brick in the wall

Remember when Sony partnered with Square Enix to cover Shinjuku train station in Dragon Quest Heroes bubble wrap? Japanese commuters were free to pop slimes until their fingers ached, and the result was an advertising campaign worth writing about. And now, with Dragon Quest Builders launching this week in the Land of the...