PlayStation Network

Sony PlayStation store was down last night; hackers to blame?

Sony PlayStation store was down last night; hackers to blame?

Overnight, Sony’s PlayStation store went down. For roughly two hours, the online portal for PlayStation users was unavailable, and a hacker conglomerate is taking responsibility. The Lizard Squad, which cryptically refer to themselves as “lizards” who “want to watch the world burn”, seem to be claiming responsibility for the disruption in service. In a Twitter post right around the same time as the PlayStation store went down, The Lizard Squad said “PSN Login #offline #LizardSquad”. Sony said they were aware of the service disruption, and are looking into it.

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PSN is down, but it’s supposed to be

PSN is down, but it’s supposed to be

This afternoon Sony's PlayStation Network (PSN) is not quite so awake and active as it normally would be on a Thursday. Most problems reported this morning and afternoon center on Online Gaming, while quite a few Log-In errors have also been reported. The PlayStation Store seems to be affected as well, while not as many problems with the store have been tapped.

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PlayStation Network down: it’s overwhelming!

PlayStation Network down: it’s overwhelming!

This afternoon some malicious folks have attacked the PlayStation Network (PSN). Sony has suggested that network issues are being worked on right this minute, and they’ll continue to be worked on until the whole mess is fixed. So go about your business - just so long as it’s offline.

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PlayStation Network (PSN) is down, it’s not just you

PlayStation Network (PSN) is down, it’s not just you

The PlayStation Network for PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 has been down off and on across the United States for the past several hours. This network covers multiplayer gameplay for PlayStation systems and hosts the Sony PlayStation Store as well. PlayStation Portable and PlayStation Vita (PS Vita) multiplayer systems have also been affected.

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PlayStation Network down: just in time for Destiny Beta

PlayStation Network down: just in time for Destiny Beta

The Destiny Beta has begun, and just like clockwork, the PlayStation Network - aka PSN - is down. Due to high volume created by what we must assume IS the Destiny Beta release, PSN is experiencing "Connectivity Issues." You can see the official post via PlayStation Support - if you can access it - which suggests that you Try Again Later.

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Far Cry 4 co-op includes PSN users without the game

Far Cry 4 co-op includes PSN users without the game

Amongst the PS4 news rolling out right now at the Sony E3 press conference is good news for Far Cry fans -- particularly those who enjoy it but don't necessarily plan on investing in the game. The co-op mode in Far Cry 4 will be opened up to PlayStation Network users who don't own the game but have a friend who does.

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Sony original show “Powers” coming to PlayStation Network

Sony original show “Powers” coming to PlayStation Network

In an ambitious move that tries to further narrow the gap between its gaming business and entertainment business, Sony has revealed that it will be bringing an original TV title to its more game-centric PlayStation Network (PSN) service. While no solid details have been revealed yet, the first series to be given the greenlight is "Powers".

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PlayStation Network features temporarily disabled for PS4 online

PlayStation Network features temporarily disabled for PS4 online

Today on what very well may be one of the best days of the year to stay at home and play video games, Sony has disabled a collection of PlayStation Network abilities. This disabling of features for the PSN has to do with the network being a bit overloaded - imagine that, today of all days - so they're looking to lighten the load.

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Sony: Euro PlayStation 4 to miss PSN features at launch

Sony: Euro PlayStation 4 to miss PSN features at launch

Sony will disable several PlayStation Network features for the European launch of the PS4 on Friday, the company has confirmed, temporarily blocking access to the functionality in the hope of avoiding a crash as gamers rush to use their new consoles. "What's New", which is the PSN's discovery stream showing recent activity on the console by the gamer's friends, and the "Content Information Screen", which pulls friends' activity related to the current title being looked at will each be deactivated at launch.

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PlayStation Network passwords resetting now as precautionary measure

PlayStation Network passwords resetting now as precautionary measure

As early as last week on the 20th of November, users of the PlayStation Network (aka PSN) have seen their passwords reset without prompt. According to Sony support forum admins, this reset was done "purely as a precautionary measure" without specific evidence of any accounts being compromised. Users who find their passwords not working are being told to do a simple reset using the normal "Forgotten Password" button tap.

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Sony PS3 PlayStation Store update adds PayPal support

Sony PS3 PlayStation Store update adds PayPal support

Sony has announced a funding related update for those using the PlayStation Store on a PS3. Moving forward users will be able to add funds to their Sony Entertainment Network wallet using PayPal. Or more specifically, from PayPal and directly through the PlayStation Store. You see, in the past you have been able to use funds using PayPal, however prior to this update -- that was done via the web interface.

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Steam users eclipse Xbox Live, PSN still far and away tops

Steam users eclipse Xbox Live, PSN still far and away tops

This afternoon the folks at Valve have let it be known that they're rolling in with a cool 65 million users total for the Steam gaming network. This number can be compared to the most recent report from Sony on the PlayStation Network working with 110 million users and Microsoft reporting that they're in at 48 million users in Xbox Live. These numbers are not the same as "active users", a number which is much more difficult to grasp.

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