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  • News PSN Down Again as Sony Acknowledges Widespread Issues

    Yikes

    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

    Perfect

    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

    Jeez

    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

    Urk

    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...