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  • 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 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 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

    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 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...