PlayStation Network News


PlayStation Network struggling with 'extremely high volume'

By Andrew Yoon, Nov 15, 2013 1:29pm PST

You should've seen this coming.


"someone told me one of my streams was really pixellated. i tried streaming again this afternoon ..."

- dantastic see all 47 comments

What online features require PlayStation Plus on PS4?

By Andrew Yoon, Nov 13, 2013 6:25am PST

PlayStation Plus has transformed significantly over its initial release on PS3. In fact, many of Plus' features change between PS3, Vita, and PS4....


Download the PS4 day-one update now (from your PC)

By Andrew Yoon, Nov 13, 2013 6:15am PST

If you want to do anything beyond just-play-games on PS4 at launch, you'll need to download and install the 1.50 patch. While you will be able to...


"About time. It's worth paying for PSN just for them to fix the fucking slow-ass downloads :)"

- LoioshDwaggie see all 10 comments

PlayStation App out now on iOS and Android

By Alice O'Connor, Nov 13, 2013 6:05am PST

Just because you're not near your console, it doesn't mean you don't want to take part in the social network ecosystem metagame sub... disruptive... web 2.0? As promised, Sony today launched the official PlayStation App for iOS and Android, letting folks check out all that P...


"You can accept friend requests but I don't think you can send friend requests from it currently"

- SolrFlare see all 8 comments

PS4 adds rarity info to PSN trophies

By Andrew Yoon, Nov 12, 2013 2:00pm PST

PS4 adds one new feature to the trophy-collection mix, however: you can see how rare they are.


"Mmmm these Dead Space hardcore trophies are going to look lovely now :)"

- iamcuddles see all 8 comments

Warframe for PS4 launches with free pre-order bonus pack

By Steve Watts, Nov 08, 2013 1:30pm PST

Warfarme is offering extra platinum, credits, and a rifle skin as bonuses for pre-ordering the free-to-play PlayStation 4 launch title.


"This story is a couple days old and it doesn't make mention of the fact that, since this ..."

- tw3kr see all 8 comments

PlayStation 4 includes $10 PSN credit; Plus and Music Unlimited trials

By Alice O'Connor, Nov 08, 2013 8:15am PST

Console manufacturers have traditionally had a little trouble getting everyone to realise they can go online even for multiplayer, let alone to get games and music and all that. To really rub the point home, Sony's throwing a few vouchers in the box with every new PlayStatio...


"Maybe I will start using Music Unlimited... Sad there is no MP3 on PS4."

- Super_Alce see all 6 comments

PlayStation 3 streamlines adding PayPal funds

By Alice O'Connor, Nov 01, 2013 9:00am PDT

Sony has snuggled up a little closer to PayPal, not quite making it so you can directly pay for PSN purchases with your PayPal account, but certainly making it simpler. PlayStation 3 people can now add funds to their Sony Entertainment Network wallet directly from the PlaySt...


Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen, Soul Sacrifice, and Resogun headline PlayStation Plus in November

By Andrew Yoon, Oct 31, 2013 9:30am PDT

November marks the beginning of PlayStation Plus' Instant Game Collection for PS4. That means Plus members will be able to pick up seven free games across three PlayStation platforms.


"No, the DLC is like weapons and armor and they are not better than the end game weapons from ..."

- Derringer see all 19 comments

Pain coming back to PS3 as a free-to-play game

By Andrew Yoon, Oct 24, 2013 4:45pm PDT

Pain was one of the first games available on PlayStation Network. It also served as a continuously evolving platform for many new PlayStation...


PS4 will launch with real name IDs

By Andrew Yoon, Oct 23, 2013 10:30am PDT

Yes, you can use your real name on PS4 at launch.


"Yeah I'd understand outrage if it was mandatory. This lets people do so if they want, and others ..."

- Ambient80 see all 71 comments

'Greatness Exchange' lets you trade your PSN trophies for prizes again

By Andrew Yoon, Oct 22, 2013 12:15pm PDT

Once again, Sony is allowing hardcore PlayStation Network players a chance to earn real prizes with their PSN trophies. "Greatness Exchange" will let PlayStation fans trade in their Gold trophies for entries into assorted sweepstakes.


Velocity Ultra blasting onto PS3 from Vita

By Alice O'Connor, Oct 16, 2013 9:30am PDT

Puzzling shoot 'em up Velocity Ultra is making the jump from PlayStation Vita to PS3 later this year. The HDified port is handled by, as every Vita indie port seems to be nowadays, Curve Studios, while creator FuturLab focuses on the sequel, Velocity 2X. Unfortunately it won...


PS4 games go on sale on PlayStation Store

By Andrew Yoon, Oct 15, 2013 2:30pm PDT

PS4 may not be available until November 15th, but that doesn't mean you can't start buying games now.


"I guess you could buy something like BF4 for the PS3 and then use the $10 credit to buy the PS4 ..."

- Ellissd see all 6 comments

Proteus creator explains PS3/Vita-exclusive features

By Ozzie Mejia, Oct 11, 2013 11:55pm PDT

Proteus is set to hit PS3 and Vita later this month and creator Ed Key discusses some of the exclusive features set to hit these versions of the game.