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  • Blog Post: Sony's Yoshida: PSN Is Attacked By Hackers Every Day

    The holiday joy of unwrapping a new console was ruined for many when Microsoft and Sony were hit with crippling attacks that downed both Xbox Live and PlayStation Network just as players were trying to download updates or jump online with friends. Sony president of worldwide studios Shuhei Yoshida says... More
  • Blog Post: PSA: Sony Critic’s Choice Sale Discounts Award-Winning Games, Films

    This week turned out to be a good one for gamers looking to save a bit. In addition to Microsoft’s ongoing Xbox One and Xbox 360, sale, Sony has a number of titles on offer. Highlights include Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor Legion Edition on PS4 and PS3 for $24.99, Wolfenstein: The New Order for... More
  • Blog Post: Sony Flash Sale Features LittleBigPlanet 3, Knack & Much More

    Sony and PSN have put up other flash sale featuring games and movies for various PlayStation platforms. Hurry up and grab these big discounts in honor of Valentine's Day. The titles are themed around co-op and competitive play, including Dead or Alive 5 (PS3), Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris... More
  • Blog Post: PlayStation Network Sub Accounts Can Now Be Upgraded To Master Accounts

    Sony will now allow gamers who had PlayStation "sub" accounts upgrade to a full membership after they turn 18. Sub accounts were a way to allow parents to allow underage gamers to access PlayStation Network while maintaining some control over their activity. Parents would assign the sub account... More
  • Blog Post: PlayStation Network Experiencing Issues, Sony Reaching Resolution

    Some players are reporting issues connecting to the PlayStation Network and Sony is working on a solution. The PSN issues reported earlier are resolving. Thanks for your patience! — Ask PlayStation (@AskPlayStation) February 12, 2015 Some users are reporting issues with PS Store and online gameplay... More
  • Blog Post: PSA: PlayStation Network Down For Maintenance This Week

    Attention PlayStation gamers: Sony has announced that PSN will undergo maintenance this week for an estimated 3.5 hours. The maintenance addresses back-end improvements, and will start Thursday, February 12 from 9 AM to 12:30 PM Pacific time. If you're already signed in on your PS4 (that's designated... More
  • Blog Post: Reader Discussion: Do You Prefer Vita Or PlayStation 4 For Cross-Buy Games?

    When it comes to cross-buy games, what is your platform of choice? Typically, the gameplay experience is identical on the two platforms, but there is one that has to claim your preference. When I have the choice, I am pretty much always going to default Vita. Being able to pick up and drop into a game... More
  • Blog Post: Reader Discussion: Do You Rent Or Purchase Media From Xbox Live Or PSN?

    Microsoft and Sony continue to ramp up their media presence with video and music services. You can rent and purchase music, television shows, and movies via Xbox Live and PlayStation Network, but do you? If you do opt to acquire this type of content through one of the services, do you typically rent... More
  • Blog Post: [Update] Sony Apology 10 Percent Discount Can't Be Used On Pre-Orders

    Update: Sony has posted an update to the terms and conditions of the 10 percent coupon that will be live this weekend. Unfortunately, pre-orders are now also excluded. They join PlayStation Plus subscriptions, Music Unlimited, and PlayStation Now and video rentals in "not applicable" category... More
  • Blog Post: 18-Year-Old Arrested In Connection With Holiday Xbox Live And PSN Attacks

    Over the holidays, Microsoft’s Xbox Live service and Sony’s PlayStation Network suffered a series of distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks . Today, an arrest has been made of an 18-year-old allegedly connected to the incidents. The BBC reports that the man was apprehended in Southport... More
  • Blog Post: PSA: PlayStation Network Is Down, Sony Engineers Are Investigating

    The PlayStation Network is currently down. Sony has acknowledged the error and is currently investigating. We're aware that some of you are having issues connecting to the PSN. Engineers are investigating. — Ask PlayStation (@AskPlayStation) January 13, 2015 Players attempting to log on are... More
  • Blog Post: PSA: PlayStation Network Going Down For Four Hours Due To Maintenance This Week

    You might want to change your Thursday multiplayer plans. Starting Thursday, January 15 and 9:00 a.m. PT and going until 1:00 p.m. PT that afternoon, access to the PlayStation Network will be limited. Routine PSN maintenance Thursday 1/15, 9am-1pm Pacific. Log in prior to retain online play/app access... More
  • Blog Post: [Update] PSN Back Online For Most After Additional Connectivity Problems On December 29

    Update: For most, PlayStation Network is back online. However, Sony has acknowledged that lingering problems are affecting a portion of users that suffered errors from the holiday outage and yesterday's additional problems. "We realize that some are still reporting issues connecting to PSN,"... More
  • Blog Post: Still Can’t Connect To PlayStation Network? Here's How To Adjust Your Settings

    While Sony is reporting that the PlayStation Network is back up after the outages , we’ve been receiving reports from readers that all is still not well. Our own Jeff Marchiafava tried these tips to get his PlayStation 4 connected again, and they might work for you, too. PlayStation forum user... More
  • Blog Post: Xbox Live And PlayStation Network Services Back Online

    Last night both Sony and Microsoft confirmed its online services were returning to normal functionality. Both Xbox Live and PlayStation Network have been experience issues since Christmas day . Nintendo's online services have been mostly unaffected. Update: PlayStation Network access is being restored... More
  • Blog Post: Xbox Live And PSN Issues Plague Christmas, Some Still Ongoing

    Update 2 (12/27 9:03 CST) : Both services struggled last night, but it appears that things are slowly getting back on track. Xbox Live's service status shows it as up and running. Sony posted a tweet confirming that PSN is stabilizing and slowly coming back online. However, the service is still down... More
  • Blog Post: [Updated] PSA: PlayStation Network Currently Experiencing Connection Issues And Sony Is Aware

    Update: Sony is aware of the issue and looking into a solution. PSN update: we are aware of the issues some users are experiencing, and are working to address them. We'll keep you updated. — PlayStation (@PlayStation) December 8, 2014 Original story: The PlayStation Network is currently experiencing... More
  • Blog Post: PSA: PSN Co-op Sale Marks Down More Than 30 Multiplayer Games

    It's that time of year when everything is slightly cheaper than usual for a brief period of time, and the PlayStation Network is no exception. Below you will find a large collection of games currently on sale on the PlayStation Network dubbed, "The Co-op Sale." In the list below you will... More
  • Blog Post: PSA: 6-Hour PSN Maintenance Scheduled For Monday

    Today Sony announced that network maintenance will take place on November 17. The PlayStation Network will be limited in access on Monday for six hours from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm Pacific Time. Sony stated that the maintenance is for back-end improvements to the network, without any listing other specifics... More
  • Blog Post: Reader Discussion – Do You Plan On Watching The Exclusive Video Content Coming To Xbox Live And PSN?

    Both Microsoft and Sony are making their online subscription platforms (Live and Plus) more valuable by adding exclusive entertainment beyond video games. Do you plan on watching? Among other projects, Sony has the upcoming show Powers starring Sharlto Copley based on the comic of the same name. Microsoft... More
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