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PlayStation Network warns about slow downloads in Europe

PlayStation Network warns about slow downloads in Europe

It seems that Internet services promoting this period of forced or voluntary quarantine as a perfect opportunity to catch up on videos and games may have been a tad premature. In Europe, the Internet is groaning under the sudden strain coming from significantly increased use both for work and especially for play. That has prompted many streaming services to throttle their quality to give way to more important uses and Sony's PlayStation Network is no exception.

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PS4 messaging bug fixed, consoles are saved

PS4 messaging bug fixed, consoles are saved

Almost everything is connected to the Internet these days. One benefit of that is the availability of data and services almost everywhere. One disadvantage is that it can take little to bring connected devices down. That was the hard truth that PlayStation 4 owners learned over the weekend when a simple message sent through Sony's PlayStation Network or PSN would cause the console to crash repeatedly. That exploit has reportedly now been fixed but, for some PS4 owners, the damage has already been done.

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Sony tipped in plan to add PSN name change option for users

Sony tipped in plan to add PSN name change option for users

PlayStation users have been asking Sony for the ability to change their PSN names for years, and so far the company has resisted. Past months have seen multiple rumors of a change, though, in which sources have claimed that Sony will soon enable such a feature. The latest among them reports appeared today, with sources claiming that game studios are preparing for the new name change option.

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PlayStation Network social, gaming issues continue to plague gamers

PlayStation Network social, gaming issues continue to plague gamers

PlayStation 4 owners have been complaining about issues with the PSN service most of today (Thursday), primarily about trouble getting into in-game parties and joining voice chats. Sony updated the PSN status page with a warning about Gaming and Social issues earlier today, saying about 4PM EST that it was investigating the issue. No update has been given and the issues persist.

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My PlayStation lets you browse PSN profiles online

My PlayStation lets you browse PSN profiles online

Sony has taken PSN in a direction few of us were probably expecting today. The company has launched a new service called "My PlayStation," which allows you to access some parts of the PlayStation Network through a broswer on a PC, Mac, or on mobile devices. At the moment, there isn't a whole lot you can do using My PlayStation, but it still has some basic features in place.

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PS Store flash sale brings insane PlayStation game discounts

PS Store flash sale brings insane PlayStation game discounts

Sony has just launched a new PlayStation Network flash sale, giving its console owners the chance to get their favorite game (or four) at big discounts over their regular costs. Some of the discounts are very big, bringing fifty-dollar games down to sub-$20 price points, for example. The company has also tossed some game passes and similar content into the mix.

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PSN flash sale discounts a bunch of PS4 indie games

PSN flash sale discounts a bunch of PS4 indie games

As it's been known to do every once in a while, Sony has kicked off a flash sale on the PlayStation Store. This sale comprises deals for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and PS Vita, though those buying for PlayStation 4 are unsurprisingly going to have the most offers to take advantage of. If you're going to buy something, you'll need to act quick, because this sale isn't going to last very long (though that should have been a obvious given its designation of "flash sale").

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PSN issues are causing some PlayStation 4 owners grief

PSN issues are causing some PlayStation 4 owners grief

Sony's PlayStation Network is experiencing some issues, making it difficult for PlayStation 4 owners to launch their games and some other online features. The company says it is aware of the problem and has tasked its engineers with finding a solution. When that solution may arrive isn't clear. The disruption isn't affecting all aspects of the online PlayStation experience, though.

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PS4 system update 5.0 rolling out now – here’s what it adds

PS4 system update 5.0 rolling out now – here’s what it adds

After spending more than a month in beta, PlayStation 4 system software update 5.0 is now available in full release. The update adds a ton of new features, with Sony even detailing a few new ones as its opening the floodgates today. As the version number suggests, it seems that this is indeed a big release for the PlayStation 4 faithful.

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PlayStation Network will soon offer two-factor authentication

PlayStation Network will soon offer two-factor authentication

Sony will be increasing security for PlayStation owners, confirming that two-factor authentication is being added to the PlayStation Network. The move has long been anticipated, and helps keep gamers’ personal data safe by requiring them to authenticate any log-in attempts. When the new security feature will go live isn’t clear, though a spokesperson has said that Sony will be providing more details in the future.

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

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

The PlayStation Network is down and Sony isn't sure when it'll be back up again. It's time to speak with your significant other again. It's time you found out how many children you have running around the house. It's time to speak with your tax representative. The PlayStation Network is experiencing issues in Account Management, Gaming and Social, PlayStation Now, PlayStation Video, PlayStation Vue, PlayStation Store, and PlayStation Music at this time. If you're checking off your checklist of PSN services, that's the whole lot.

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Turned 18? Now you can turn your PSN sub account into a master

Turned 18? Now you can turn your PSN sub account into a master

Even gamers grow older. There comes a time when a young gamer reaches a certain legal number of years where he or she can get access to content previously unavailable to them, legally or otherwise. When that coming of age does arrive, Sony will now let them easily gradate from a PSN Sub Account to a Master Account as easily as flicking a switch. Sony says this is a much requested feature and, considering that a lot of gamers probably turn 18 every year, it's somewhat puzzling it took them this long to implement it.

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