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Internet down: Huge outage takes some major sites offline [Updated]

Internet down: Huge outage takes some major sites offline [Updated]

It's not just you, it's Steam, PlayStation, Disney, GoDaddy, Amazon, UPS, LastPass, and a whole bunch of other websites that are out-of-commission right this minute. One part of the problem appears to be an issue with the content distribution network (CDN) Akamai. Tracking for the service suggests that they're experiencing an "emerging issue with the Edge DNS service."

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Ratchet & Clank’s dimension hopping has landed them in Fall Guys

Ratchet & Clank’s dimension hopping has landed them in Fall Guys

Fall Guys has had no lack of guest characters appear as costumes in the game. We've seen famous characters like Sonic the Hedgehog, Godzilla, Cuphead, and the DOOM Slayer (and many, many more) all appear as limited-edition costumes, but soon, Fall Guys will get new costumes based on two widely-loved PlayStation characters: Ratchet & Clank. The costumes are arriving later this month, but you'll need more than just crowns to unlock them.

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PS Plus subscribers can now download Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 for free

PS Plus subscribers can now download Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 for free

PlayStation Plus subscribers can finally download Sony's free games for July 2021, the most notable title being Call of Duty: Black Ops IIII. The game, as well as two other titles, went live for downloading yesterday, July 6, and will remain available to active subscribers until early August. Once claimed, subscribers can download the games at any time for free.

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Minecraft diamonds fixed in 1.17.2 update

Minecraft diamonds fixed in 1.17.2 update

After the last major update to Minecraft earlier this year, players found a significant decrease in Diamond Ore out in the wild. It wasn't just your imagination: Minecraft 1.17 (the first major Caves & Cliffs update), kicked down the amount wild-generated Diamond Ore in a major way. Another pair of resources were relatively out-of-whack with the update too: Diorite and Andesite - they've been reduced this week.

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PlayStation Now welcomes Red Dead Redemption 2, Nioh 2, and Olympics 2020

PlayStation Now welcomes Red Dead Redemption 2, Nioh 2, and Olympics 2020

There has been a lot of focus on game streaming recently, but sometimes nothing beats good, old-fashioned gaming directly on the console or PC. Of course, there's a nearly limitless selection of games than you have time to play them all, let alone have the funds to buy them all. With a PlayStation Now subscription, however, you can enjoy both kinds of gaming and have an ever-growing library of titles. This July, that catalog grows with the addition of noteworthy sequels to award-winning franchises, as well as a new game that will let you virtually live one of the world's biggest upcoming sports events.

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PSP gamers can get games via the PlayStation Store for PS3 and PS Vita after all

PSP gamers can get games via the PlayStation Store for PS3 and PS Vita after all

Gamers around the world weren't happy when Sony announced that it would be closing down the PlayStation Store on the PS3 and PS Vita. The move would have essentially made the retro consoles worthless as no games would've been available to purchase in the future. Sony is now backing away from closing up shop, which was originally intended to close today, July 2, 2021. The announcement that the stores would remain open on both consoles was made back in April.

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PlayStation just made another acquisition and it could mean big things

PlayStation just made another acquisition and it could mean big things

Earlier this week, Sony announced the acquisition of Housemarque, a Finnish studio that has worked closely with Sony in the past and made the PS5 exclusive Returnal. The buying spree continues today, as Sony has announced that Nixxes Software, a Dutch game developer, will be joining PlayStation Studios. While most gamers may not be familiar with Nixxes Software, this acquisition could have huge implications for Sony's plans.

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God of War PS5 sequel delayed beyond 2021

God of War PS5 sequel delayed beyond 2021

Those of you who are looking forward to the next God of War now have a longer wait ahead of you. Sony Santa Monica today announced that the game has been delayed, likely surprising few people given that we haven't actually seen anything from the game yet. Indeed, it looks like PS5's big releases for 2021 will be Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart and Horizon Forbidden West now that this God of War sequel has been delayed.

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PlayStation Now June update adds The Witcher 3 and Sonic

PlayStation Now June update adds The Witcher 3 and Sonic

Sony has revealed the new games coming to PlayStation Now in June, and it seems the streaming service has a big month ahead of it. There are some big names launching on PlayStation Now this month, and even better is the fact that all of these new games are launching today. Perhaps the most notable game on tap for June is The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt - Game of the Year Edition.

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Far Cry 6 trailer shows Dani Rojas, Gameplay in effect

Far Cry 6 trailer shows Dani Rojas, Gameplay in effect

Today we get our first real look at Far Cry 6 and the contents of this visually spectacular line of video games. What we're seeing here is a bit divisive, as some of the graphics look rough, and others look magnificent. In any case, given the track record of the game series, it's difficult to imagine this won't be a game worth the cash it'll cost to own.

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Borderlands 3 crossplay ready for most platforms, save PlayStation

Borderlands 3 crossplay ready for most platforms, save PlayStation

The folks who develop Borderlands 3 revealed a new update for the game coming soon. This update will bring "full crossplay support across all platforms," according to Randy Pitchford, co-founder and CEO of Gearbox Software. Pitchford suggested that "for certification, we have been required by the publisher to remove crossplay support for PlayStation consoles."

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PlayStation mobile games might not be direct ports of PS titles

PlayStation mobile games might not be direct ports of PS titles

Mobile gaming continues to be big business, especially in the past year or so when people around the world were mostly forced indoors and onto the virtual world due to the pandemic. Despite its popularity, however, some franchises and big names in the gaming industry are still absent from that space. Sony's PlayStation has long been a holdout from direct involvement in mobile gaming but that might be changing soon, just not in the ways some might have hoped.

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