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Sony Will Finally Allow PlayStation Gamers To Change PSN Names, But Free Only The First Time

Sony will soon test the PSN Online ID Change feature, which will allow PlayStation gamers to change their usernames on the PlayStation Network. PSN name changes, however, will only be free the first time.

Video Games October 11, 2018

PlayStation Network Flash Sale Now Online: Grab Massive Discounts For 'Uncharted 4,' 'Overwatch' And Many More

The latest PlayStation Network flash sale is now online, offering PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and PlayStation Vita games at up to 70 percent off. Standout PS4 titles include 'Uncharted 4: A Thief's End' and 'Overwatch.'

Video Games February 17, 2018

The Next Major PlayStation 4 System Update Needs Beta Testers: Here's How To Sign Up

Sign-ups are now open for gamers who would like to become beta testers for the PlayStation 4 version 5.50 system update. Users who are selected into a group for future beta tests will receive an exclusive PlayStation Network avatar.

Video Games January 16, 2018

Collecting PlayStation Trophies Will Now Earn You Money To Buy More Games

A Sony Rewards program update allows players to earn points from their PlayStation trophies. The exchange rate is not at all lucrative, but earning a little PlayStation Network money while playing games is better than no money at all.

Video Games November 5, 2017

Microsoft Wants To Connect Xbox Live And PSN: Will Sony Say Yes For Cross-Platform Play?

Sony might be a tad bit unwilling to support Microsoft in its cross-play plans, as proven by PS4 being left out of Microsoft’s cross-play plans for 'Minecraft.' Microsoft, however, is still holding conversations with Sony at present.

Video Games June 13, 2017

PS4 Pro Owners Are Getting $10 In PSN Credits Out Of Nowhere: Did You Get Yours?

PlayStation gamers are seemingly receiving $10 in PlayStation Store credits out of nowhere. Players have since figured out that the promotion includes those who have purchased a PlayStation 4 Pro.

Video Games November 19, 2016

These Are The Free Games Coming To PlaySation Plus Subscribers In October

Free games for the PlayStation Network for October are looking great. For those who have been itching to play 'Resident Evil 7' and have yet to play the very first game, then it's time to get excited.

Video Games September 30, 2016

Sony Banned A Muslim Gamer On PSN, And A Lack Of Historical Awareness Is To Blame

Sony's ban of a Muslim gamer who used his name in his ID shows just how quickly some people will report someone else without getting their facts straight. And this doesn't just happen in gaming.

Video Games June 27, 2016

PSN Flash Sale: Here's A Complete List Of Discounted PS4 And PS3 Games

The PlayStation Network has kicked off a flash sale that will run during the weekend. Several popular games for the PS4 and PS3 have been discounted to up to 80 percent.

Video Games June 25, 2016

PlayStation Network Scheduled For Maintenance: Here’s When And For How Long

The PlayStation Network will be down for maintenance, rendering certain services inaccessible during the specified date and time. Players should still be able to enjoy most of the PSN's features, however, while maintenance is being carried out.

Video Games June 22, 2016

PlayStation Network Going Down For Maintenance Starting Next Week

Looks like Sony's going to do some tinkering: the PlayStation Network will be down for a few hours next Wednesday.

Video Games May 19, 2016

PlayStation Store Golden Week Sale Discounts 'Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth,' 'Gravity Rush Remastered' And More

To celebrate Golden Week in Japan, Sony is discounting a number of Japanese-developed games.

Video Games April 26, 2016

Sony Schedules PlayStation Network Maintenance: PSN Down For Two Hours On April 19

Sony scheduled a maintenance window of two hours on April 19. The PlayStation Network will get dusted and tweaked, but gamers will get locked out from a few key areas of the ecosystem.

Apps/Software April 18, 2016

Rocket League Will Be The First Cross-Network Game: Xbox vs. PlayStation Soon A Reality?

Microsoft announced that it is opening up cross-network play to developers, and 'Rocket League' will be the the first game to support the feature. Why did Microsoft finally open up the Xbox One and Xbox Live to the possibility?

Video Games March 15, 2016

Sony Announces PSN Launch Party: Here's The List Of New Games And Preorder Prices

Sony unveiled a new PlayStation Store event named Launch Party. Six games will be featured for the new annual event, and gamers can get a discount if they preorder any of these featured titles.

Video Games March 9, 2016

Players Report That PlayStation Network Is Down

Players reported that the PlayStation Network is down as of Monday morning, although the PSN's network page says that its network service status is up and running. A quick test, though, confirms that it is not.

Movies/TV Shows February 1, 2016

Sony Gives PlayStation Plus Subscribers Free One-Day Extension Following Network Outage

The PlayStation Network was down on Jan. 4 for about 12 hours. To apologize for the outage, Sony has sent out codes for a one-day extension to all users with an active PlayStation Plus subscription during the downtime.

Video Games January 18, 2016

PlayStation Network Is Down, All Services Experiencing Issues

Sony's online gaming network is currently experiencing problems.

Geek January 4, 2016

PlayStation Now Users Complain Over Christmas Day Issues Following Hacker Threat To Take Them Down

A few PlayStation Now users took to Twitter to complain over Christmas Day issues. Previously, hackers threatened to take down PSN and Xbox with DDoS attacks.

Video Games December 27, 2015

Hackers Threaten To Take Down PlayStation Network, Xbox Live, Steam And ‘Minecraft’ On Christmas Day

Groups of hackers are planning to take down PlayStation Network and Xbox Live, while another group is saying that it will shut down Steam and 'Minecraft' all on Christmas day.

Video Games December 21, 2015

'Powers' Season Two Trailer Released By PlayStation

After the shocking season finale of the PlayStation Network's series 'Powers,' next year sees the return of the show. In anticipation of that, PlayStation just released a new trailer for season two.

Movies/TV Shows December 7, 2015

Game Awards 2015 To Be Held On Dec. 3 In Los Angeles: Here’s What You Need To Know

The Game Awards 2015 in Los Angeles has been announced. On Dec. 3 at 6 p.m. PST/9 p.m. EST, the biggest names in the gaming industry will present tokens of recognition to the best games of the year.

Video Games November 10, 2015

Sony Could Bring PlayStation 1 And 2 Classics To The PlayStation 4, ID Change For PlayStation Network

Sony is considering adding several major new features to the next firmware update for the PlayStation 4. New features gamers can possibly expect include new PS1 and PS2 titles for the PS4 and the ability to change PSN IDs.

Video Games October 27, 2015

PlayStation Network Downtime Scheduled For Two Hours On Oct. 13: Time To Get Off The Couch

Sony's PlayStation Network will be down due to routine maintenance and improvements on Oct. 13 at 9:30 p.m. Pacific (Oct. 14 at 4:30 a.m. GMT). The downtime will only be for two hours.

Video Games October 10, 2015

PlayStation Network On PS4 And PS3 Goes Down... Again

Gamers took their frustrations to social media over another downtime for the PlayStation Network (PSN). Sony tried to explain the service interruption, but the given reason does not seem valid.

Video Games July 15, 2015

PS4 Users Cry For Better PSN: Here Are Improvements Gamers Want

PlayStation 4 users are clamoring for a better PlayStation Network. Here are some upgrades they believe Sony should incorporate into PSN.

Video Games July 11, 2015

PSN Services Up And Running After Gamers Reported Issues On PS4 And PS3

Sony's PlayStation Network (PSN) is now back up and running, following the recent service alerts. Over the past few days, PS3 and PS4 gamers experienced difficulties in launching games and more, but everything should work fine now.

Video Games July 5, 2015

Konami Pulling 'Silent Hills' May Be Locking Players Out Of Their PSN Games

There's been a lot of confusion surrounding Konami pulling Hideo Kojima's 'Silent Hills' from the PlayStation Network... and it's not getting any better, as some players are reportedly being locked out of their digital games.

Geek May 12, 2015

PlayStation 'Star Wars' Day Sale Includes Free Millennium Falcon Theme

Celebrate 'Star Wars' Day with some classic Star Wars video games, now available on the PlayStation Network for the first time.

Geek April 29, 2015

Review: PlayStation Original Series 'Powers' Makes A Strong First Impression

PlayStation's first original TV series, 'Powers,' has finally debuted, and fans of the comic book should be pleased. It's off to a strong start but has room to grow in a few areas.

Movies/TV Shows March 10, 2015

PlayStation Store Launches Critic's Choice Sale, Huge List Of Games Discounted

It seems like Sony throws a PlayStation sale every other week, but the Critic's Choice Sale is different: a huge list of some massive games are being heavily discounted all through this weekend.

Geek February 18, 2015

PlayStation Network Down For Maintenance On Thursday, Followed By Free PS+ Weekend

Things haven't been easy for the PlayStation Network, but Sony's doing everything it can to make sure this upcoming free PS Plus weekend goes smoothly - which means taking the network down on Thursday.

Geek February 9, 2015

PlayStation Outages May Prove Boon For Competitors

PlayStation Network's woes are starting to shake its subscribers' fervent allegiance to Sony and the service. Steam, the Wii U and Xbox One could reap significant gains if PSN outages continue at the rate at which they have been occurring.

Video Games February 3, 2015

Sony Introduces PlayStation Music in Partnership with Spotify: What You Should Know

Sony will be shutting down its native music-streaming app to be replaced by a new service powered by Spotify.

Apps/Software January 29, 2015

Sony, Spotify Duet Will Deliver Music StreamTo PlayStation Network

Spotify is bringing more than 30 million songs and over 1.5 billion playlists to the PlayStation console. PlayStation Vue, a TV service, may be the most intriguing of upcoming PlayStation services.

Apps/Software January 28, 2015

Sony's 'Powers' Series Arriving In March On PlayStation Network

Sony announced today that its highly-anticipated comic book series 'Powers' will finally see its debut in March on the PlayStation Network. The series first episode is free, with the rest of the season available to PlayStation Plus members.

Movies/TV Shows January 20, 2015

PlayStation Holds 10 Percent Off Weekend Sale of Games, DLC, Pre-Orders, and Season Passes

Sony's PlayStation Network is offering a 10 percent discount on purchases made through its online store. The promo is a one-time deal applied to the user’s total cart purchase.

Video Games January 20, 2015

Police Arrest UK Teen for Hacking PlayStation Network, Xbox Live

Police arrested an 18-year-old from Southport under the computer misuse act. The arrest was a joint operation between the South East Regional Organized Crime Unit and the FBI.

Internet January 16, 2015

Kiss and Make Up? Sony Offers Discounts, Extends PlayStation Plus Memberships Following PSN Outage

Sony tries to make up for the Dec. 25 outage that outraged several gamers around the world when they couldn't activate their new PlayStations on Christmas Day. Here is what PS owners get.

Video Games January 2, 2015

Week In Review: Top 5 News Headlines Not To Miss

The final week of 2014, pretty much like every week this year, was full of tech news even with the holiday season and dawn of a new year. For those who were traveling, or busy getting new mobile devices up and running, here's a run down of the week's top tech news.

Gadgets January 2, 2015

Child Calls 911 In Response To PlayStation Network Outage

Millions of gamers were left high and dry when hackers took out the entire PlayStation Network last week, but one took it a bit more seriously: a young child called his local 911 number after the Network went down.

Geek December 31, 2014

Sony Extends PlayStation Holiday Sale Due To PSN Outages

It was a rough week for PlayStation owners, as hackers shut down the entirety of Sony's online network. Now that the network is back up, Sony is making up for the downtime by extending its Holiday Sales!

Geek December 30, 2014

PlayStation Network Users Still Experiencing Log-in, Connectivity Issues. What You Should Know

PlayStation Network was up, then down again for users. Sony has asked gamers to report details of connectivity issues.

Video Games December 30, 2014

Finally! PlayStation Network Back Online After Three-Day Outage

Although Sony's PlayStation Network suffered severe down-time after a DDoS attack over the holidays, the network is now back up and fully running, according to both Sony and PlayStation gamers.

Geek December 29, 2014

PlayStation Network Has (Almost) Recovered from Lizard Squad Cyberattack

The PlayStation Network is gradually recovering from a DDoS attack that brought it down. Notorious hacker group the Lizard Squad claimed to be behind the attack.

Video Games December 29, 2014

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