Tag: PlayStation Network
News PSN and PS Plus Issues Slowly Being Resolved
Is PlayStation Network down? Not anymore
Update #2: The hiccups affecting PSN today appear to be easing up, with Sony slowly restoring functionality around the world. If you're still having problems, try restarting your console to see if it helps. Update #1: While the PSN is not down for everyone, it seems that Sony is having some real challenges...
News PSN Down for Some as Users Report Various Issues
Sign in problems and more
The PlayStation Network appears to be experiencing a few hiccups right now, particularly in the UK and Europe. Reports are varied, with some users saying that they simply can't sign in, while others say that they're just running into lesser network issues. Friends lists not loading properly, the PlayStation Store not...
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...
News Sony Schedules Hour-Long 'PlayStation Network' Stage Presentation at Tokyo Game Show 2018
Sony has released its plans for Tokyo Game Show 2018, which is happening over the coming weekend. Alongside a huge list of PlayStation 4 games that it's bringing to the event, the company is also hosting a stage show over the course of several days. It'll be livestreamed on YouTube, and it'll feature more in-depth looks at certain...
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 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 web...
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 night...
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 media...
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 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 more...
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 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...
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
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 it...
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 It Looks Like PSN Is Down as Reports Flood In
Say it ain't so
It's been quite a while since the last PlayStation Network outage, so it's a shame that Sony's service seems to be experiencing issues right now. Here at Push Square, we can't sign in or access any related features on our PlayStation 4. Follow us on Twitter for updates Of course, it's not just us – reports that the network is...
News 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...
News PSN Experiencing Issues Due to External Factors
Down but not entirely out
It's the weekend, which means that the PlayStation Network is offline for some. Fortunately, these issues don't appear to be especially widespread – it's not affecting any of us here at Push Square Towers, for example – but there is a poorly composed message on the PSN Status Page explaining that the problems are due to...
News PSN Down? No, It's Just Undergoing a Bit of Maintenance
Keep calm, carry on
If you've logged into your PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, or Vita, you may have noticed that the PlayStation Network isn't its usual self. No, she's not having an internal meltdown, she's just undergoing some maintenance. Follow us on Twitter for more updates on the PSN outage Usually we find out ahead of time if there's to be...
News PSN Offline for Some as the Weekend Arrives
Down and out
That massive Flash Sale must have overwhelmed Sony's servers, as the PlayStation Network is currently offline. While we're seeing plenty of complaints around the web, not everyone here at Push Square Towers is affected, so hopefully this is a minor hiccup, rather than a full-scale outage. Follow us on Twitter for up-to-the-minute PSN...
News PSN Down for Some, No Word from Sony Just Yet
Well, there goes that slow news day. We're receiving numerous reports that the PlayStation Network is down, particularly on the PS4. Gotta love those peak times. Follow us on Twitter for up-to-the-minute updates on the PSN outage At the time of writing, we're signed in, but we've noticed that our friends list is struggling to load...
Guide How to Upgrade Your PSN Sub Account to a Master Account
Going up in the world
For years, sub account holders on the PlayStation Network have been wrestling with an eternal struggle: should they graduate to a master account and lose all of their Trophies and games, or keep their existing username and deal with the restrictions that the under-18 option entails? Fortunately, Sony has now made it possible to...
News PSN Offline Again, Sony Investigating Outage Issues
Down for the count
Cancel those late night Dying Light co-op sessions, as the PlayStation Network has been plunged into darkness yet again. Writing on Twitter, platform holder Sony has said that it's investigating the outage – but this seems unexpected, as its official website is currently signalling that everything's online. We've just had a
News 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 Sony Extends PlayStation Plus Subs Due to Xmas PSN Outage
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...
News PSN Down for Some Another Day as High Volume Prompts Connection Problems
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 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
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
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 PSN Offline for Second Day as Attackers Bring Servers Down
Manic maintenance on PS4
We had hoped that we wouldn't have to write a second article on the ongoing PlayStation Network outage, but it's been 24 hours since our previous report, so we figured that we better drop some new knowledge on the situation. Unfortunately, there's not a whole lot to tell; Sony's servers appear to be still under fire...
News 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 Offline as Sony's Servers Are Struck with DDoS Attack
No scheduled maintenance planned
Sony may be basking in the glory of a successful PlayStation Experience showing, but its engineers back home are fighting fires as we type. Right now, the PlayStation Network is facing some connection issues, with Lizard Squad claiming responsibility for the outage. The group has been attacking gaming services for...
News No Personal Information Has Been Accessed in PlayStation Network Outage
Well, this is all starting to seem eerily familiar now, isn’t it? There were signs earlier today that the PlayStation Network was coming back online as planned – we even logged in for a few fleeting moments – but the service hasn’t returned quite as quickly as we anticipated. In fact, it’s been out for nearing 12 hours now, which...
Store Update 27th February 2013 (Europe)
A godly freebie
It's that time again, with a host of downloadable goodies being added to your various Sony consoles for your gaming pleasure. PlayStation Plus member get access to a rather well-known HD re-release, while a host of discounts and new DLC options also fight for your attention. Let's get to the details. PlayStation Plus: God of War HD...
News Beatshapers Bundles Up Indie Classics for PS3, Vita and PSP
Five games for not much cash
Publisher Beatshapers has announced today that its Indie Bundle - which contains five titles developed by esteemed independent video game makers - is going to be made available on PlayStation Stores all over the globe. The bundle includes Wizorb, Canabalt, Enigmo, Galcon Labs and BreakQuest.
Store Update 18th July 2012 (Europe)
Zombies and PS Plus freebies
As is always the case, this week's store update has a range of new titles, PS Plus extras and enough DLC bits 'n bobs to shake a stick at. Let's get right to it. PlayStation Plus: Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light – 100% discount Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light DLC Packs (various) – All packs at 50% off for...
Store Update 17th July 2012 (North America)
Dyad, zombies and more zombies
Today marks the arrival of Dyad, an intriguing title with trippy visuals to make your eyeballs pop. There's also some zombie action and a heck of a lot of DLC to choose from, so let's get right to it. PS3 Full Games: Crysis 2 – Maximum Edition (Includes Add-Ons) ($29.99) Aliens are decimating New York City, with a...
Store Update 11th July 2012 (Europe)
Pinball, frogs and conundrums
This week's European update is another DLC-heavy affair, but there are new games to try out too. Let's do this one more time. PS3 Games: Dungeons & Dragons Daggerdale (Trial available) Dungeons & Dragons: Daggerdale brings the world of the iconic Dungeons & Dragons franchise to console gamers. Battle in...
Store Update 10th July 2012 (North America)
Moons, thrones and lots of DLC
Much anticipated PSN RPG Rainbow Moon lands today alongside an absolutely mammoth amount of DLC. Here's what's up this week. PS3 Full Games: Game Of Thrones ($49.99) Written in conjunction with author George R. R. Martin, the famed A Song of Ice and Fire universe opens further to reveal a new chapter of the story!...
Store Update 27th June 2012 (Europe)
Sony sale continues
Sony's dropped the prices on more of its top titles this week, including plenty for PlayStation Move in an effort to get you using the motion controller, plus there's some long-overdue digital releases for one Nathan Drake. PlayStation Plus: Uncharted --15% off for 1 week Uncharted 2 — 15% off for 1 week Resident Evil...
Store Update 26th June 2012 (North America)
Grab your Move
Not one but two PlayStation Move-compatible games hit the North American PlayStation Store this week, so time to dust off your motion controller and come out swinging. Here's what's up now. PlayStation Plus: Journey — 20% off, $11.99 (from $14.99) [Journey review] Resident Evil Chronicles: HD — 10% off, $24.29 (from $26.99)...
Store Update 20th June 2012 (Europe)
There's no Tombi! for Europe this week, but Sony says it's working on it. In the meantime, here is what's available for you EU PSN account holders. PS3 Games: Air Conflicts: Secret Wars [Air Conflicts: Secret Wars review] Out of fierce battles great heroes are born… It is 1939: the Second World War has broken out and troops everywhere...
Store Update 19th June 2012 (North America)
Tomba in tow
One of the best and rarest PSone titles comes to PSN this week, courtesy of retro champions MonkeyPaw Games, and PS Vita owners can pick up some LEGO adventures too. Here's the line-up for this week. PlayStation Plus: Full Game Trials: Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Future Soldier Full Game Trial Two Worlds II: Velvet Edition Full Game...
Store Update 6th June 2012 (Europe)
You can indulge your desire for football this week with a new EA Sports bundle, go toe-to-toe with a brilliant SEGA fighter and get some good bargains on games and DLC too. Here we go. PS3 Games: FIFA 12 and UEFA EURO 2012 Bundle This bundle unites the #1 selling sports franchise on the planet with the one of the biggest football events...
Store Update 5th June 2012 (North America)
The PS Plus motherlode
You bought your PlayStation Plus subscription before E3, right? Good, because today you get loads of free games. Here's what's available today for North American users. PlayStation Plus: Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown inFAMOUS 2 Little Big Planet 2 Ratchet and Clank: All 4 One
Store Update 30th May 2012 (Europe)
A mixed bag
Plenty to choose from this week and no time to waste, so here's what's up today. PS Plus: Mad Riders (PS3) including DLC Price: £7.99,€9.99,AU$15.95 PS3 Games: Mad Riders (Trial also available) Mad Riders is an adrenaline-fueled off-road arcade racing game, that will let you perform amazing aerial stunts and race on over 45...
Store Update 29th May 2012 (North America)
Resistance is futile
Vita plays host to another big Sony franchise this week as the Chimera land on Vita. More cerebral pursuits include chess and a playable demo of one of the machine's most anticipated games. Here's what's out this week. PlayStation Plus: Full Game Trial: Assassin’s Creed Revelations Full Game Trial [Assassin's Creed...