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  • News Sony Unsure Whether You'll Ever Be Able to Change Your PSN Name

    Cross your fingers

    Bad news if you plumped up for a "joke" PlayStation Network name when you created your profile, as Sony's unsure whether you'll ever be able to change it. This has been a regular source of discourse for way over a year now, with the platform holder failing to provide the feature. And asked whether it's in the pipeline on...

  • News People Are Having Real Problems Paying with Credit Cards on the PlayStation Store

    Invalid info

    There are more games launching on the PlayStation Store than ever before, but many people are having problems actually purchasing them. Sony's payment servers have been randomly rendering credit cards invalid for as long as we can remember, but the issue appears to be getting worse – as active threads on various websites testify. The...

  • News Batman and The Last of Us Head Big PS4 Deals in EU PSN Sale

    Crash Bandicoot and Spyro also up for grabs

    Bit of a weird sale, this one, as Sony's slashed the price on a load of different titles that range from the recent Batman: Arkham Knight to the retro Crash Bandicoot. Speaking of which, you can pick up the caped crusader's latest for £39.99, which isn't great, but at least there are several better deals...

  • 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...

  • Store Update 25th August 2015 (North America)

    Touch down

    The avalanche of PlayStation 4 software that infiltrated the European PlayStation Store earlier has now descended on North America, so you may want to lock yourself in a nearby nuclear bunker, because there's a lot of content up for grabs. Highlights include, of course, Madden NFL 16 and Until Dawn – but a big shout out to One Piece:...

  • Store Update 25th August 2015 (Europe)

    The motherload

    Good grief, we don't think that European PlayStation Store updates get much bigger than this. There are no less than 15 new PlayStation 4 games out this week, and while they're not all as equally exciting, one can't argue with such an immensely impressive haul. We've rounded up all of the goods below, but do let us know what you'll be...

  • News The EU PlayStation Store's Summer Sale Gets a Few More Tempting Deals

    Ignore the sun

    More games have been added to the PlayStation Store's summer sale in Europe, and we'd dare say that some of these new discounts are actually pretty good. The Vita arguably comes off best this time around, with Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc and Danganronpa 2; Goodbye Despair leading the charge. The superb Persona 4 Golden is on...

  • News The PSN Is Undergoing Scheduled Maintenance Next Week

    Thankfully we'll be in bed

    The PlayStation Network's going to be undergoing some scheduled maintenance next week, Sony has announced. Starting at 04:30AM BST and 20:30PM PST on Tuesday the 18th August - or Monday the 17th August for you Americans - it's unlikely to disrupt many users in our neck of the woods, although we can't say the same for our...

  • News PS4 Sci-Fi Games Heavily Discounted in NA Flash Sale

    Out of this world

    Who cares about Prime Day, anyway? Sony's launched a gigantic PlayStation Network Flash Sale in North America just in time for the weekend, and it spans a selection of stellar sci-fi titles. We'll start with the PlayStation 4 releases, because, let's be honest, that's what you came for. Highlights include Borderlands: The...

  • News Someone Sneezed, So the PlayStation Network Is Down Again

    We're honestly running out of jokes

    Sony has confirmed reports that, on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3, users are having trouble accessing the PlayStation Network. Namely, the Japanese giant's official PSN Status website lists issues with gaming and social features, PlayStation Video, and the PlayStation Store. A direct quote from the company:...

  • News The Teen Who Ruined PS4's Christmas Narrowly Avoids Jail

    Convicted of over 50,000 computer crimes

    Do you remember when the PlayStation Network went down? No, we don't mean last night – we're talking about the last major outage, which occurred over Christmas. Sony's servers were down for days, and while the whole sorry affair was good for our traffic ticker, it didn't exactly reflect well on the platform...

  • News It Sounds Like the PSN's Having Trouble

    Here we go again

    Can't sign into the PlayStation Network? Is the PlayStation Store unavailable? If the reports that we're getting sent are accurate, Sony's network is having some issues – but the company is aware. Follow us on Twitter for more updates on the ongoing PSN issues According to the PSN's status page, you may have trouble getting...

  • News It's The Weekend, So Of Course PSN Is Down

    Oh, come on

    Well, you can cancel your social weekend gaming plans: the PlayStation Network is currently down, according to countless reports that we've received all within the last ten or so minutes. We can confirm that we're offline here at the Push Square offices, too. Are you about to put your PlayStation 4 through the nearest window? Sit down...

  • Store Update 1st July 2015 (Europe)

    Ready sweat go

    If you didn't already know, it's been a scorching couple of days for us here in the UK. We've had to deal with melting editors, sticky office chairs, and, of course, combusting consoles. Now we don't know about you, but that usually means it's a good time to close the curtains, slap the air conditioning on, and play some games...

  • News Huge EU PlayStation Store Sales Kick Off This Week

    It's getting hot in here

    The sun's shining in the sky and we're baking in an office, so it must be about time for Sony to kick off its PlayStation Store summer sales. Starting this week in Europe, tons of PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and Vita titles are being discounted, and these deals will swap out for new ones each week for four weeks...

  • News PlayStation Plus Is 5 Years Old Today, and Lasting Members Are Getting a Gift

    Them's a lotta games

    If you've been a member of PlayStation Plus since the very beginning, then just take a moment to think about all of those games that you've downloaded thanks to the service. We can barely remember which titles were available this month, never mind five years ago, but one things for sure: that's a lot of gaming. Sony's premium...

  • News PSN's Down for Routine Maintenance Later Today

    We'll be right back

    Always keen to grab the headlines, Sony's revealed that the PlayStation Network is going to be undergoing maintenance later today. Fortunately, for us here in the UK, it'll actually be happening tomorrow from 04:30AM, but you Americans aren't quite so lucky, as you'll have to endure the maintenance tonight. Beginning at...

  • News You've Only Got One Day to Take Advantage of This North American Fantasy-Themed PSN Flash Sale

    Life is just a fantasy

    Looking to escape the realms of reality this Sunday? If so, then you'd better check out the PlayStation Network's latest North American flash sale, which ends tomorrow. If the headline didn't give it away, the selected deals are all fantasy-themed, which means that you can grab the likes of Bound by Flame, LEGO The Hobbit,...

  • 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...

  • News PS4 Players Are Demanding a Better PSN

    #BetterPSN

    Ah, you can't beat a bit of people power, can you? For whatever reason, PlayStation 4 owners have started to create a Twitter campaign centred on the idea of a better PlayStation Network – or, er, #BetterPSN if you're into all of that social media nonsense. It's not entirely clear what prompted the movement, but there have been some...

  • News Get Up to 70% Off Loads of PS4 Games with a PlayStation Plus Subscription This Week

    Double discount trouble

    The European PlayStation Store's got a pretty decent deal going on this week - especially if you're on the market for some PlayStation 4 games that you may have missed over the last few months. Without a PlayStation Plus subscription, the savings are rather meagre, but with one, some price tags are slashed by up to 70 per...

  • 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...

  • News Sony Agrees to Review Investigation Process after BBC Report

    Lessons have been learned, apparently

    BBC's long-running consumer rights programme Watchdog took PlayStation to task as part of its latest episode this evening, reporting on two cases in which fraudulent account charges had left customers out of pocket. The first, regarding John Lappin's inability to obtain a refund for a game that he never...

  • News PlayStation Taken to Task in BBC's Watchdog Programme

    The weakest link

    Sony's no stranger to Watchdog, the BBC consumer awareness show that's been running in the UK for over 30 years. One legendary report saw the PlayStation 3 taken to task following the yellow light of death scandal, but it's the PlayStation Network that will be subject to an Anne Robinson-fronted grilling in tonight's episode. The...

  • News Mega Man 8 Will Be Coming to the PlayStation Store Next Week

    Only in North America, though

    You know your game has awful voice acting when even your PR guys make mention of it. Yes, the infamous dialogue of Mega Man 8 is making its way to the PlayStation Store on 27th May, along with the rest of the game. There's no word on a price just yet, but if past trends are anything to go by, it'll probably be under...

  • 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 Final Fantasy X's 'To Zanarkand' PS4 Theme Is One of the Best on PSN

    Insert soft piano music here

    An iconic piece of Final Fantasy history, Final Fantasy X's opening cutscene still sends shivers up the spines of many, over a decade after its initial release. As the memorable To Zanarkand tune twinkles along in the background, main character Tidus gets up and walks away from a campfire, while the rest of the party...

  • News Mortal Kombat X Rips the Head from April's PlayStation Store Charts

    Top of the karate chops

    It looks like plenty of PlayStation 4 users in both North America and Europe were screaming get over here at Mortal Kombat X last month, as NetherRealm Studios' beat-'em-up has topped the April 2015 PlayStation Store charts on both sides of the Atlantic. Warner Bros' fighter finished first in both territories, though there...

  • News Battlefield and Dragon Age Feature in EA Dominated EU PS4 Store Deals

    EAint all bad

    The PlayStation 4 hasn't been shafted this week when it comes to PlayStation Store discounts, as there are a load of deals to browse regarding Sony's latest console. Most notably, you can get 50 per cent off Battlefield 4 and Dragon Age: Inquisition, while Battlefield Hardline's price tag has been slashed by 38, 36, and 23 per cent,...

  • News Mammoth PlayStation Network Maintenance Scheduled for Monday

    Just another Manic Monday

    Sony will be searching out its spanners and giving the PlayStation Network's servers a good seeing to next week, as it's announced that a pretty prolonged period of maintenance will take place on Monday, 11th May. Starting from 19:30AM PDT (22:30PM EDT / 03:30AM BST), the work will take just under ten hours, concluding at...

  • News This Week's EU PlayStation Store Deals Feature Far Cry 4 and More PS3 Games Than We Can Count

    Also EDF! EDF! EDF!

    Far Cry 4 is the big deal this week, as the standard digital edition's price is cut down to £29.99. What? You can get it far cheaper than that in the shops? Well, thankfully, there are a ton of other titles on sale, too – but sadly, that's all that you PlayStation 4 fanatics are getting. The rest of the deals only include...

  • News An Absolute Ton of Japanese PS4, PS3, and Vita Games are on Sale on the North American PlayStation Store

    Golden oldies

    North America's in for a treat as the PlayStation Store kicks off its Golden Week Sale. Celebrating Japanese games and film, a ton of Japanese developed or inspired titles have had their prices slashed, and you can enjoy even bigger discounts if you have a PlayStation Plus subscription. Sadly, there aren't that many PlayStation 4...

  • News This Week's EU PlayStation Store Deals Take a Trip to the Arcade 

    Throwdown

    If you're in the mood for a scrap, this week might be a good time to check out the European PlayStation Store deals, as the prices of numerous fighting games have been slashed. This includes Persona 4 Arena Ultimax, Skullgirls Encore, SoulCalibur II HD Online, SoulCalibur V, Street Fighter X Tekken, and quite a few more. Meanwhile, if...

  • Store Update 15th April 2015 (Europe)

    Meet your murderer

    Consider this a catch-up edition of the weekly European PlayStation Store update. Yes, the likes of Mortal Kombat X may be headlining, but it's long overdue titles such as Costume Quest 2 and Home that caught our eye. Both of these released in North America many months ago, so it's nice to see SCEE finally back up to date. Now,...

  • Store Update 14th April 2015 (North America)

    Late to the party

    We may be late posting the North American PlayStation Store update – but that doesn't mean that the content's changed. Your interest in this article may have, however, so we're pondering whether it's worth putting any effort into this pre-amble at all. In fact, we could probably post this video of a slipping Buckingham Palace...

  • News PSN Down for Some, No Word from Sony Just Yet

    Please, no

    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...

  • Store Update 1st April 2015 (Europe)

    Second go

    If you've already got the Platinum Trophy in Bloodborne like our very own Dan Carter (!!!), then you may be looking for a new challenge. Fortunately, the fine folks over at Bandai Namco have brought forward the release of Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin, and it's part of this week's meaty PlayStation Store update. Also up for grabs...

  • News A Few Eggstra PS4 Games Have Been Added to the European Easter Sale

    Sorry

    Come on, tell the truth: that headline made you crack a smile, didn't it? Oh, it did? Eggcellent. That's put us in a good mood, so we'll go ahead and share what Sony's added to its European PlayStation Store Easter sale. Role-playing enthusiasts may be happy to learn that loot-'em-up Diablo III: Reaper of Souls - Ultimate Evil Edition has...

  • Store Update 31st March 2015 (North America)

    Super mother lode

    Another week, another absolutely enormous North American PlayStation Store update. The fiscal year ain't over yet we guess, so you can look forward to the likes of Axiom Verge, MLB 15 The Show, and, er, Run Sackboy! Run!. C'mon now – don't get pretending like you weren't excited for that one. PS4 Games: Axiom Verge (Cross Buy...

  • News Is PSN Down in Europe? You'll Be Able to Find Out for Yourself Soon

    Thanks Sony

    Just the other week, North America got its very own PlayStation Network status page, which allows users to check whether or not the service is fully up and running. Of course, this lead to a lot of us Europeans demanding similar treatment, and Sony's listened, as we're getting our very own service indicator in the near future. Within...

  • Poll What Do You Think of the New PSN Logo?

    Iconic pop

    Those darned PlayStation Network outage articles have clearly left Sony scarred, as it's done away with the service's old logo. For the past ten or so years, it's employed the purple sphere symbol, but today's batch of firmware updates rendered the icon obsolete. You'll now find a much more contemporary circle on your PlayStation 4,...

  • News You'll Now Know When You're Playing with PlayStation Royalty

    Mind your manners

    Ever wondered whether that person that you just swore at in Killzone: Shadow Fall is actually someone from Guerrilla Games? A new feature added as part of PlayStation 4 firmware update v2.50 will set apart certain industry professionals, such as selected game developers, producers, designers, community managers, and more. Push...

  • Guide How to Find Your Facebook Friends on PS4

    Social gaming

    Gaming is a great pastime individually, but it's even better when you share it with people that you know. Assuming that you're not a complete hermit, there's a good chance that you'll keep tabs on your pals through Facebook – and PlayStation 4 firmware update v2.50 makes it even easier than ever for you to connect with your real-life...

  • Store Update 25th March 2015 (Europe)

    Take your pick

    We want to draw attention to all of the other good stuff on the PlayStation Store this week, but let's be honest: Bloodborne's the one that's going to be getting the majority of you hot under the collar. That's not to say that there's a shortage of content elsewhere, of course, with new Life Is Strange and Game of Thrones episodes out...

  • News PS4 Games Lead the Charge in the European PlayStation Store's Easter Sale

    Egging you on

    There should be something for everyone in this year's Easter Sale on the PlayStation Store, if this initial lineup is anything to go by. While there isn't a gigantic selection, there's plenty of variety, with PlayStation 4 titles like Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes, Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare, and FIFA 15 all up for grabs...

  • Store Update 24th March 2015 (North America)

    Ship it

    Phwoar, it's the end of the fiscal year, and ain't the PlayStation Store showing it. This week's North American update is bulging like an overfilled haggis, and it seems ready to explode. The highlight is, of course, Bloodborne – but let's not ignore Borderlands: The Handsome Collection, Metal Slug 3, and, er, Yorbie as well. Alright,...

  • News Yes, There's Scheduled PlayStation Network Maintenance Today

    Try not to worry

    The PlayStation Network's going to be undergoing some scheduled maintenance later today, Sony's announced. It's short notice, that's for sure, but it'll only last approximately two hours. Although having said that, the company's post also states that there may be some "additional downtime" after the maintenance is complete. Don't...

  • News PSN Finally Has a Status Page in the United States

    All systems go

    The PlayStation Network has been sturdier than Novak Djokovic's glutes of late, but we've been saying for a while that the worst part of Sony's server woes is the lack of communication from the company in the know. Take the infamous Christmas outage, for example – it took days for the platform holder to acknowledge the problem,...

  • Store Update 18th March 2015 (Europe)

    Daylight robbery

    The cops of Battlefield Hardline should forget about the gang wars and turn their attention to the daylight robbery occurring on the PlayStation Store, as EA's flogging one version of the first-person shooter for £104.99. Even considering the extortionate prices on Sony's online plaza, that seems especially expensive. We think that...

  • News Gut Some God of War Discounts Starting Today on the EU PlayStation Store

    Plus a few PS4 deals

    This week's European PlayStation Store deals are of the bloody kind, as the God of War franchise rips apart its pricing – preferably in horrifically violent fashion. Celebrating the property's 10th anniversary, most of Kratos' adventures are on sale, and you can get further price reductions if you're a PlayStation Plus...