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  • Guide How to Change Your Facebook Publish Settings on PS4

    Subduing spam

    Once you’ve connected your Facebook account to the PlayStation 4, you can choose to share as much or as little information with your friends as you like. If you decide that you’d like to publish more or less posts, you can change this in the console’s settings. Here's how to do it. Go to Settings Once you’ve logged into your...

  • News PSN Appears to Be Working Again After 3 Hours of Downtime

    Errors galore

    Update: The PlayStation Network appears to be back up and running again. It was down for around three hours or so. Original story: Over the past hour or so, we've been seeing numerous reports of PSN going down for users - with many unable to access the PlayStation Store, see Friends lists, or play games online. The Network Service...






  • News PSN Survives Christmas Day without Completely Collapsing

    Slow but sturdy

    Remember at the start of the generation when the PlayStation Network felt like it was held together with duct tape and prayers? It’s been pretty stable of late, and Christmas Day appears to have come and (almost) gone without a hitch. The service has been a little slow for those attempting to download and install enormous patches,...

  • Guide How to Create a US PSN Account on PS4

    Buy digital games and content from America

    Creating a US PSN account on the PS4 is important if you're eager to take advantage of localised offers, download demos and betas that may not be available in your region, or simply want to poke around in another country’s PlayStation Store. The good news is that the PlayStation 4 is completely...

  • News PSN Offline Worldwide as Sony Engineers Investigate

    PlayStation Network down in December

    PlayStation Network is offline, and Sony engineers are currently wielding fire extinguishers in an attempt to put out the flames. While the issues don’t appear to be affecting absolutely everyone, this sounds like a fairly widespread outage, with a vast majority of players affected. Remember when this used to...


  • News PSN Account Banned Over Cultural Mistake Reinstated by Sony

    Account reportedly back online

    Yesterday saw an interesting story blow up on Reddit, as a Mexican PS4 owner shared how his PSN account had been banned because of a misunderstanding regarding his username. The moniker includes the word "Kike", a racist term for Jewish people, but as the user explained to Sony, it's also a shortened version of his...

  • News Sony Reportedly Bans PSN Account Over Cultural Misunderstanding

    No solution in sight

    It’s a holiday in the United States, so that means there are no press releases to mull over and games industry drama gets a big fat spotlight shined in its eyes instead. To be fair, this is an unfortunate story that we hope will be resolved promptly. Over on Reddit, a Mexican gamer claims that his PlayStation Network account...


  • News Red Dead Redemption 2 Has the Biggest Launch Sales of Any Full PSN Game Ever

    The most pre-ordered, too

    Red Dead Redemption 2 is a PlayStation Network record breaker. Once again underlining the fact that buying games digitally is fast becoming the norm, Rockstar's outstanding open world game has enjoyed the biggest launch of any "full" title to release on Sony's online store. "Full", we imagine, means full retail price, so...

  • News Be Very Careful if You're Changing Your PSN Username

    There are some worrying warnings

    Sony’s been sending out beta codes for the new PlayStation 4 firmware update which allows you to change your username. There are a few disclaimers before you go ahead, though, and they’re freakin’ terrifying to say the least. The platfo

  • News Sony Sending Out Invites for PSN Name Change Firmware 6.10 Beta

    What's in a name

    It was announced recently that Sony is finally taking steps towards implementing the ability for PSN members to change their username. The oft-requested feature is coming, but before the platform holder rolls out the update to everyone, a select few will be taking part in a beta test to ensure the process runs as smoothly as it can...

  • Talking Point What's the Background Behind Your PSN Username?

    My name is what?

    PlayStation Network will finally allow you to change your username soon, and with that in mind we figured it’d be fun to share the history behind our IDs. So before we let you loose in the comments section, we got all of our team into one room and asked some hard hitting questions, like what is the meaning of ‘Quintumply’...

  • News PSN Is Down for Some, Sony Has Acknowledged the Issue

    Down but not quite out

    It appears as though the PlayStation Network is experiencing some turbulence tonight, as reports over the last couple of hours or so suggest that the service is struggling. Social features appear to be down, and some users are saying that they simply can't sign in. We can at least confirm that we can't access the PlayStation...

  • News Sony to Resolve Harmful PS4 Message Issue with Firmware Update

    "We are aware of the situation"

    Over the weekend, many PS4 owners reported receiving a PlayStation Network message that rendered their console useless. Opening one of these messages bricks your PS4, forcing a factory reset in order to get it going again. It seems that the problem is widespread enough that Sony has caught wind of it, as it's...

  • News PS4 Messages Designed to Brick Your Console Reported By Users

    Be warned

    According to multiple threads over on Reddit, there's a potentially devastating issue on PlayStation 4 right now, and it stems from simple messages. Users say that receiving certain messages can 'brick' your console, effectively breaking the system. We're not totally clued up on the technical details yet, but the bottom line is that right...

  • News PSN Name Changes Confirmed by Sony, First Is Free, Then You Have to Pay

    Rolling out in 2019

    Sony has confirmed that name changes are indeed coming to PlayStation, allowing people to change their PlayStation Network usernames. A beta test is set for the near future, concluding at the end of November. To be honest, though, this sounds like it's been a complex feature for Sony to implement. In the official press release,...

  • Poll If PSN Name Changes Are Really Happening, Will You Change Yours?

    Is an upgrade in order?

    One of the big stories in the PlayStation Nation this week was that according to reputable sources, the ability to change your PlayStation Network username is finally heading our way. When? We're not entirely sure yet, but reports say that some developers have been told all about it. If this really is happening, though, will...

  • News PSN Name Changes Coming Soon to PS4, According to Some Developers

    All change

    Chatter about the ability to change your PSN name has been bubbling away for years, but a new report from Kotaku suggests it could finally be on the way. Having received tips from several anonymous sources, the publication reports that these developers are currently making preparations for the oft-requested functionality, and are...


  • News PSN Name Change Rumour Is a Load of Nonsense

    You won't lose everything

    There’s no doubt that the most requested PlayStation Network feature is the ability to change your username, with many lamenting the decisions they made over ten years ago when Sony’s online service was established. PlayStation 4 firmware update v6.00 launched recently with no consumer-facing features to speak,...

  • TGS 2018 Sony's 'PlayStation Network Presentation' Turned Out to Be Nothing

    But you can watch it anyway

    Earlier in the week, we reported on an interesting Tokyo Game Show 2018 schedule listing. Sony had planned an hour-long "PlayStation Network" presentation at the event, sparking speculation that it may be showing off new network functionality or something else worthy of note. Further fuel was added to the fire due to...


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    Review Another World

    Back off, man. I'm a scientist

    Republished on Wednesday 29th August 2018: We're bringing this review back from the archives following the announcement of September's PlayStation Plus lineup. The original text follows. A tiny team of developers with an independent spirit and a vision of creating a game that’s inspired by classic science fiction...


  • News PSN Down as Users Can't Sign In

    Saturday night fever

    Were you planning on getting some late night Saturday gaming sessions on the go? Well tough luck, pal -- the PlayStation Network appears to be down. Waves of reports suggest that users are struggling to sign in, and we can confirm that we're also having trouble here at Push Square Towers. It's been some time since we had a...


  • News Sony Announces My PlayStation, a Browser Based PSN Portal

    Manage your account online

    Sony has today announced My PlayStation, a new service that essentially lets you access various PlayStation Network features away from your console. The Japanese PlayStation Blog states that you'll now be able to search for players, manage your Friends list, and send/receive messages via the new site, which you'll be able...

  • News Sony Surveying Users on Potential PSN Name Changes

    It's happening?

    Sony is sending out a survey on PlayStation Network name changes. An anonymous tipster forwarded us an email from the platform holder regarding the oft-requested functionality, in which the manufacturer ponders whether “gamers are interested in the feature or not”. Surely it only needs to read the comments section of virtually...


  • News PSN Down Again as Sony Acknowledges Widespread Issues


    The PlayStation Network isn't having the best of weekends, is it? Connection errors began on Friday, but Sony sorted things out quite quickly. Unfortunately, the network is now struggling again -- and has been for most of the day. Users are reporting sign in issues and interrupted online functionality. Sony has acknowledged the problems via...

  • News PSN Down for Many as Monster Hunter: World Launches


    Oh man, talk about good timing. Today marks the release of both Dragon Ball FighterZ and Monster Hunter: World on PlayStation 4, but guess what? The bloody PlayStation Network's buggered! At the time of writing we can't get online -- we get the old "under maintenance" message -- and our social media feeds are currently being flooded...

  • News PSN Engineers Working to Resolve Hiccups

    Some functionality on PS4 affected

    Looks like the impending release of Monster Hunter: World and the opening of God of War pre-orders has temporarily pulled the PlayStation Network to its knees, as outages are being reported in some territories. Sony, to its credit, has already issued an update stating that engineers are on the case and working to...


  • PSX 2017 Sony Working to Allow PSN Name Changes within the Next Year

    Good news for those with embarrassing IDs

    You may finally be able to change your PlayStation Network username next year. The oft-requested feature, which has become a bit of running gag in recent years thanks to certain podcast segments, has been met mostly with silence from the platform holder. But at PSX 2017 overnight, PlayStation chief Shawn...

  • News PlayStation Network Is Currently the World's Biggest Gaming Service

    But there are caveats worth considering

    Given the success of the PlayStation 4 – and, to be fair, the PlayStation 3 before it – you probably won’t be surprised to learn that the PlayStation Network is currently the largest gaming service in the world. With around 70 million monthly active users, it eclipses Steam (67 million) and Xbox Live (55...


  • News No, PSN Isn't Down, You May Need to Accept Terms and Conditions Manually

    Don't worry, it's easy

    There's been some talk going around today that the PlayStation Network is down, but don't worry, it isn't. If you're not signing into the network automatically when you turn your PlayStation 4 on, then you'll most likely need to accept the most recent terms and conditions. These should appear automatically, but for whatever...


  • News Virgin Media Users Suffer With PSN Sign-In Problems

    We just want to play Destiny 2

    This scribe just tried to sign into the PlayStation Network, only to find the service unavailable. Many Virgin Media users have reported having trouble accessing the network today, with the official PSN server status website saying that: "PlayStation Network services are up and running in your area, but several reports...

  • News PSN Down as Reports Come Flooding In

    Offline and unable to sign in

    So much for sitting down and playing Destiny 2 on a lazy Sunday, eh? The PlayStation Network is down and out at the time of writing, with countless reports of users being unable to sign in on PlayStation 4. Sony is yet to comment, but if this keeps up, we're sure it wont be long until something gets said...

  • News PSN Down For Some as Destiny 2 Servers Struggle on PS4

    Status errors, connection issues, and more

    And it was all going so well! Destiny 2 launched yesterday with only a few not-so-widespread connection issues, but today, it seems as though Bungie's sequel is struggling to stay online for some players. What's more, the PlayStation Network appears to be having problems of its own, with reports of users...


  • News PayPal Chargeback PSN Account Bans Being Lifted

    Sony seeks swift resolution

    Good news: PlayStation Network accounts that were banned yesterday amid the PayPal chargeback cockup are gradually being resurrected as Sony seeks a swift resolution to the issue. We’ve heard from many members who were victims of the platform holder’s auto-ban trigger that now have full access to their accounts again...

  • News PSN Accounts Struck by Mass PayPal Chargeback

    Here's how you can find out if you're affected

    PayPal has launched a mass chargeback on what’s purported to be “thousands” of PlayStation Network transactions, putting many accounts in danger. The cause of the returned payments is unclear, but it means that many profiles are now technically in “debt”, which typically triggers Sony’s...

  • News Digital Game Sales Are Becoming More and More Important to Sony

    The PlayStation Store makes a lot of money

    We're heading towards a digital age and have been for a while now as far as gaming is concerned, and Sony knows that as well as anyone. According the Polygon, CEO of Sony America Shawn Layden says that the PlayStation Store - Sony's digital marketplace for PlayStation software - is now "the number...


  • News PSN Surges to 70 Million Monthly Active Users

    Have some MAU

    Sales numbers are important, but engagement metrics are just as meaningful in this social media age. Sony has revealed, then, that the PlayStation Network currently has 70 million monthly active users. To be clear, this statistic is not restricted to paying PlayStation Plus subscribers – it accounts for anyone who’s logged in to...


  • News Scheduled PlayStation Network Maintenance Returns Next Week

    But it shouldn't really affect you

    People like to complain, but there's no doubt that the PlayStation Network has improved a lot these past couple of years. There hasn't been a proper outage in months, and things generally feel much more stable these days than they did at the start of the generation. Still, maintenance is required if an online...

  • Poll Should Sony Be Looking to Add Refunds to PSN?

    Cash back

    This is an article that we've had on the backburner for a while now, but Microsoft has somewhat forced our hand. One of the big features on Steam for quite a while has been its ability to allow you to get a refund on digital purchases. The terms of service state that, as long as you don't abuse the system, you're eligible to request a...


  • News PSN Is Having a Few Problems Again

    PS4 sign in issues are back

    The PlayStation Network has been ever so slightly spotty recently, with sign in issues and PlayStation Store problems rearing their ugly heads for a lot of users. Just the other night, for example. we read that the service went down entirely for most people - but only for a couple of hours or so. Fortunately, we were...

  • News PSN Down for Some as Reports Start Coming In

    Sign in and store issues noted by Sony

    The PlayStation Network is experiencing a few problems, it would seem. Over the last hour or so, reports have been coming in from players who are unable to sign in on PlayStation 4, while others are having trouble accessing the PlayStation Store. It doesn't seem like a truly widespread issue, but something's...


  • News Sony Reveals The Most Downloaded PS4 Games of 2016

    Rocket to the top

    As is tradition, Sony has revealed the PlayStation Network's most downloaded games of the last year. Topping the 2016 charts in both North America and Europe was the seemingly eternal Rocket League, which originally launched back in 2015. That's an impressive run of form from the simple but stupidly effective title. Battlefield 1...


  • News PSN Survives the Holiday Traffic Onslaught

    Christmas miracle

    We'd all be quick to complain if the PlayStation Network had gone down this Christmas, so it's worth acknowledging that the service held sturdy for a second consecutive year, with very few issues reported. Online gaming, account registration, and the PlayStation Store all remained online, meaning that those looking to spend the...


  • News PSN Digital Flash Sale Hits Europe with Loads of Downloadable Discounts

    ABZU, I Am Setsuna, and more

    The European PlayStation Store's let loose with a new Digital Flash sale, cutting the prices on loads and loads of downloadable titles. Many of the listed games are going for just a few quid, so if you've been on the lookout for some choice indie projects, you'll definitely want to check this one out just in case...

  • News PSN Down Ahead of the Thanksgiving Holidays

    Offline and out

    Ah, of course: it's that time of the year where we all collectively hold our breath praying for the PlayStation Network to stay online. With many of you across the pond getting ready for Thanksgiving, you may be wondering when the PlayStation Network is going to go down. Well, we can report that it's literally just collapsed; the...

  • News Could PSN Name Changes Be Right Around the Corner?

    Changes are afoot behind-the-scenes

    It's by far the most requested feature on the PlayStation Network, but it looks like name changes could about to become a reality. Temper your expectations because this rumour stems from an Unreal Engine update, but it mentions that Sony has recommended all PlayStation Network accounts now be identified by their...


  • News PSN Down as Engineers Work to Resolve Issues

    Offline and out

    We thought that Sony was on top of these PlayStation Network outages, but a major DDoS attack seems to have unsettled the firm's good run of form. The service is down again this morning, with the platform holder reporting that engineers are on the case as we type. Offline time has been kept to a minimum of late, so there's a good...

  • News Another Friday, Another Case of PSN Being Down

    What, again?

    Eh? Is this a regular occurrence now or something? The PlayStation Network is once again having issues on a Friday, although they don't seem to be impacting everyone. We're online just fine here at Push Square, but we're seeing reports of service outages all over the web - and Sony has even acknowledged the problem on social media...

  • News Halloween PlayStation Store Sale Is More Treat than Trick on PS4, PS3, Vita

    Bloodborne, Fallout 4, Until Dawn, and more

    Halloween's just around the corner, so it's no surprise that Sony's unveiled this year's spooky PlayStation Store sale. A ton of games across PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and Vita have all had their prices slashed. The seasonal sale will last until the 2nd November, so you've got a decent amount of time...

  • News It's Friday Night, So PSN Is Down


    Just in time for the weekend, eh? There are reports whipping around that the PlayStation Network is experiencing some issues - although thankfully, they don't seem to be too widespread. Follow us on Twitter for more immediate updates on this outage We can confirm that we're online without any problems here at Push Square Towers, but...


  • News PSN Down For Third Time in Two Weeks

    Let's hope it's another blip

    Uh oh, the PlayStation Network seems to be down again. Over the last couple of weeks, there have been two widely reported outages - although neither has lasted more than a few hours, thankfully. With any luck, this latest downtime will be a similar story. Weighing in with our own experience, we currently can't connect...

  • News PSN Down for Some as Web Rages Over Connection Issues

    Offline and out

    Battlefield 1's servers may be a bit more functional today, but Sony's aren't it seems. While not everyone appears to be affected, reports are swirling that PlayStation Network is having a few hiccups – despite the platform holder failing to comment at the time of typing. Most likely this is just a temporary blip, as was the case...


  • News PSN Down Just in Time for the Weekend

    Typical, eh?

    Uh oh, it looks like the PlayStation Network's down. We can't sign into the service here at Push Square Towers, and we're getting buried in reports from unhappy users. Sony's official status website suggests that there's nothing wrong, but clearly, that isn't the case. We're not looking to jump the gun here, but it's at least worth...

  • News Secure Your PSN Account with Two-Step Verification Now

    Lock down

    It's taken an embarrassingly long time to be introduced, but two-step verification is now available in most regions for the PlayStation 4. To set it up, scroll to 'Settings', 'PlayStation Network/Account Management', 'Account Information', 'Security', 'Two-Step Verification'. You'll obviously need a working mobile phone to set everything...

  • Soapbox Why Sony Needs to Change Its Refund Policy

    Sam Brooke makes a case for more lenient refunds

    Sony's refund policy is as follows: "You can cancel a digital content purchase within 14 days of the date of transaction, provided that you have not started downloading or streaming it. Digital content that you have started downloading, streaming are not eligible for a refund unless the content is...

  • News DOOM, Fallout 4 Lead Big Bethesda PSN Sale in North America

    Fallout 4's season pass is going cheaper, too

    There's a sale on Bethesda titles and downloadable content happening right now on the North American PlayStation Store, covering the company's catalogue on both PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4. Obvious standouts include discounts on current-gen games like DOOM, Fallout 4, Wolfenstein: The New Order,...


  • News Latest EU PlayStation Store Sale Cuts Prices on a Crazy Amount of Japanese Games

    Street Fighter, Final Fantasy, Dark Souls, and more

    Wow, this is probably one of the most impressive sales we've seen on the European PlayStation Store in quite some time. Focusing on Japanese games across PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and Vita, the deals range from Dark Souls III to Street Fighter V and back again - there are a gigantic amount of...

  • News PSN Maintenance Is Incoming This Week

    A timely reminder

    Consider yourself warned: the PlayStation Network will be undergoing maintenance in just a couple of days, on the 23rd June. Fortunately for us lot here in the UK, the timing isn't too bad; the PS4 maintenance will take place in the morning, from 06:30AM until 08:30AM. However, that means the service will be tinkered with at...

  • News Uh Oh, PSN Appears to Be Down


    We should be enjoying a nice comfy bed instead of penning this super early morning article, but, as they say, there's no rest for the wicked. There are numerous reports flying around claiming that the PlayStation Network is down. We've tried logging in ourselves with no success, and there seem to be more complaints by the minute on social...


  • News May Madness Sale Brings Big Discounts to PS4 in Europe

    The Witcher 3, The Elder Scrolls Online, and more

    Well what do you know, there's another sale happening on the European PlayStation Store. This time around, the selection isn't that broad, but there are still some good deals going down. For example, if you're looking for a meaty role-playing game to keep you busy this summer, you may want to check...


  • News PSN's Raking in More Cash Than the Entirety of Nintendo

    It's true

    Remember the days when Sony perpetually felt like one flop away from financial catastrophe? This author does – after all, Push Square was founded during some dark times for the Japanese manufacturer. The company's doing much, much better under the leadership of Kaz Hirai, however, and PlayStation especially is in a positive place. One...

  • News PSN Gets a Golden Week Sale on Loads of Japanese Games in North America

    Golden oldies

    There's a slew of decent deals going down on the North American PlayStation Store right now, as Japanese titles are going cheap in the Golden Week sale. The flurry of discounts end on the 2nd May, so you'll need to decide whether you're weeb enough within the next few days. The likes of Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth and Naruto...

  • News PSN's Finally Getting Two-Step Authentication

    Welcome to 2005

    Well, this is a pleasant surprise: Sony's adding two-factor authentication to the PlayStation Network, it's confirmed. First requests for this feature were found etched into cave drawings by Neanderthals, so it's nice to know that the Japanese giant's heard your feedback and is on the case. "In order to further safeguard our users...

  • News Prepare Yourself for Scheduled PSN Maintenance Next Week

    Tidy time

    Those dreaded four words have returned: scheduled PlayStation Network maintenance. Nah, in all honesty, Sony's server spring cleans tend to occur with very little disruption these days. Indeed, while the platform holder will be whipping out its feather duster from 21:30PM PDT (05:30AM BST) through 23:30PM PDT (07:30AM BST) on Monday,...

  • Guide How to Check if PSN's Down on Your PS4

    Offline and out

    In news that has us positively panicking about our traffic stats, Sony has added a tool to the PlayStation 4 that allows you to check whether the PlayStation Network is down or not. All you need to do to use it is go to the console's 'Settings' page, select 'Network', and click on 'View Status of PlayStation Network Services'. It'll...

  • Guide How to Enable Online Friend Notifications on PS4

    Keep friends, those you love, close to you

    The ability to see when your friends come online is perhaps the most requested PlayStation 4 feature after folders – and, as part of firmware update v3.50, it's finally here. But how do you enable the option? It's pretty straightforward, but just in case you're stuck, we've included a step-by-step guide...

  • Guide How to Appear Offline on PS4

    Do not disturb

    There's no doubt that the PlayStation 4 is an extremely social system, but sometimes we all crave a little alone time. Fortunately, with firmware update v3.50, Sony has introduced the ability to appear offline. But how do you change your status? Well, it's quite simple really. 1. Navigate to your PS4 profile From the PS4's main menu,...

  • News This Time, PSN Avatars Have Gone Too Far

    No, this isn't a joke

    Good lord, we debated whether or not to actually write an article on this but we decided that it's so ridiculous that we'd be fools not to. As pointed out by Wario64 on Twitter, what is quite possibly the worst (greatest?) PlayStation Network avatar ever created is now available for purchase. Indeed, for $0.99, you can trick...


  • Poll Would You Sell Back Your Digital PS4 Games for PSN Credit?

    Trade and untested

    There's a Microsoft survey doing the rounds that proposes the idea of "selling back" digital games for store credit. In the questionnaire, it hypothesises a potential scenario where you could essentially relinquish rights to any of the non-physical games stored on your hard drive in return for 10 per cent of the purchase price...

  • News Almost Every Big PS4 Game Discounted in Gigantic EU PSN Sale

    Better than a chocolate egg

    "It just keeps going", editor Sammy Barker remarked upon checking out the EU PlayStation Store's gigantic Easter sale - and he's not wrong. Spread across PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and Vita, the amount of discounted games seems endless - but at least that means you're more likely to find something that tickles your...

  • News Naughty Dog PS4, PS3 Games Are Going Cheap on US PSN

    Not so crap, crap, crap

    Arguably one of the industry's most revered development studios, Naughty Dog has pumped out some absolute corkers over the last decade or so, and they're all on sale on the North American PlayStation Store right now. On PlayStation 4, Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection and The Last of Us Remastered are both up for...

  • News Street Fighter V Seems to Have Flopped Pretty Freakin' Hard

    Knock out

    Street Fighter V got off to a shoddy start in the UK sales charts, and did similarly sucky in its home nation of Japan. However, we'd secretly been hoping that it would find its feet on the PlayStation Store, but that doesn't appear to be the case. In fact, the mechanically m

  • News Sony Touts Great Games for Great Prices in New EU PSN Sale

    Assassin's Creed, Far Cry, Resident Evil, and more

    Another week, another slew of discounts on the European PlayStation Store. This time around, deals are focussed on a large number of Ubisoft offerings with some Resident Evil and Alien: Isolation thrown in for good measure. It's not the best selection that we've ever seen, but it's by no means...


  • News PSN Down For Maintenance Early Next Month

    Don't panic

    Did you read "PSN Down" in the headline and immediately think "not again"? Well we've got good news for you, as Sony's network hasn't taken another tumble offline - at least, not as far as we're aware. No, this is actually just a quick heads up that the service will be undergoing maintenance early next month. On the 2nd March, the...

  • News PSN Down As Dreaded Maintenance Returns Yet Again

    Offline and out

    Here we go again: the PlayStation Network has fallen flat on its face at the time of typing, as the system spits out maintenance messages while we try to connect. A quick glance at the Twitter-verse reveals that we're not alone, though the UK does appear to be bearing the brunt of the outage right now. Follow us on Twitter for...

  • News Almost Every EA Game Is Discounted In New European PSN Sale

    Star Wars Battlefront, Dragon Age, Mass Effect, and more

    While it's nice that Europe's getting its own wave of PlayStation Store discounts starting today, it's a shame that it doesn't hold a candle to North America's latest sale, which boasts a very impressive amount of slashed software. Nevertheless, the Old World's deals certainly aren't...

  • News North America's New PSN Sale Has Some Pretty Great Deals

    Dark Souls, Dragon Ball, Battlefield, and More

    North America's PlayStation Store has updated early for once, bringing a ton of new content for you to peruse. New titles include the likes of Crypt of the NecroDancer and Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth but it's the store's latest batch of sales that are arguably worth more of your time here. Seriously,...

  • News 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 Sony Reveals the PlayStation Store's Best Sellers For 2015

    Go big or go home

    There aren't too many surprises to be found in the PlayStation Store's list of best sellers for 2015, but hey, everyone likes a look at what's been hot over the last 12 months. In Europe, Destiny: The Taken King took the crown as the most downloaded PlayStation 4 title, beating out the likes of Call of Duty: Black Ops III - which...

  • News Sony Pledges Free PlayStation Plus Extensions After PSN Outage

    Reimbursements on the way

    If you'd have asked us to evaluate the state of the PlayStation Network this time last week, we'd have told you that it's improved significantly. Seriously, the service barely went down in 2015, and it was rock solid over Christmas. But the Sony rollercoaster never runs out of corkscrews, and, just as everyone was...

  • News 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

    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...

  • Guide How to Check if the PSN's Offline This Christmas

    Down but not out

    Look, we hope as much as you do that the PlayStation Network makes it through Christmas intact, but we have to face facts – there's a strong chance of turbulence over the next few days. Sony's been really good this year at both keeping its servers online and ensuring that – when the worst happens – it responds quickly, so...

  • News 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 PSN Down Again as Holiday Traffic Surges

    'Tis the season to be offline

    It's actually been a better year for the PlayStation Network, with the number of outage reports that we've written down to a minimum. However, it seems that Black Friday has brought significant load to Sony's servers, as things have been flaky for the past 48 hours now. Yester

  • News PSN Feels the Stress of Black Friday as Some Users Can't Sign In

    Eye of the storm

    Reports are coming in that the PlayStation Network is starting to crack under the pressure of Black Friday, with some users unable to sign in or access the PlayStation Store. With numerous rather tempting deals going on right now, it's safe to assume that the digital marketplace is currently being hammered. Follow us on Twitter...

  • News It Looks Like PSN Is Down as Reports Flood In

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