Hakam Karim likes to collect PlayStation trophies. Like, a lot. Sony first introduced its achievement system with the PS3’s 2.40 firmware update 2. in 2008. Last week, Guinness World Records finally recognized Karim, who goes by Hakoom on PSN, for his prowess with a certificate certifying him as the world’s top…
Last week, we told you that game developers were preparing for PlayStation Network name changes to arrive. Now, the news is official, with Sony announcing this morning that users will be able to change their old PSN IDs starting in early 2019.
As PlayStation users across the world wonder whether they’ll ever get to change their names from (or to) xx_gokusephiroth420_xx, the option now seems closer than ever. Developers of multiplayer games tell Kotaku that they’re preparing for PlayStation Network name changes to finally come soon.
PSN is experiencing outages related to online gaming and social features. A notice on the official status page reads “You may have some difficulty launching games, applications, or online features.” According to some, games affected include Fortnite, Rainbow Six Siege, and others. [Update - 10:44pm]: It’s working.
What’s up with the PlayStation Network? For the past week, Sony’s premium online service has been intermittently offline, with users reporting issues playing games, streaming videos, and logging into their accounts.
PlayStation Network is currently experiencing some problems. A note on the service’s status page reads: “You may have some difficulty launching games, applications, or online features. Our engineers are working to resolve the issue as soon as possible, and we thank you for your patience.”
If you were planning on purchasing any Transformers video games on Steam or the PlayStation Network over the holidays, it’s too late. Activision’s pulled them all, along with 2014's The Legend of Korra.
Tipster Cody Brown directed our attention to a“Complete Bundle” for this week’s Rock of Ages 2, which includes Atlus’ boulder-rolling strategy sequel plus the original game. The listing says it’s playable on the PS4. That’s half right.
PlayStation had its Twitter and Facebook accounts compromised earlier today.
Sony today pulled a game from the PlayStation Network that claimed to be the “easiest PS4 Platinum trophy,” allowing a player to earn one of the prized achievements by playing for just a few minutes. The game, called 1000 Top Rated, was online for two days before Sony yanked it.
If you have ever wanted to play the best video game of all time for only two dollars, this is your lucky week, because Suikoden II is on sale as part of an excellent set of PlayStation discounts that also includes Final Fantasy XV for $36 and Persona 4 Golden for $9 (all with PlayStation Plus).
In the world of games, shady key resale sites like G2A are nothing new. On PlayStation 4, however, things are a little different. Many sites sell entire PSN accounts with the promise of delivering particular games on the cheap. Would you be shocked—shocked, I say—to hear that some of them aren’t exactly legit?
Twitch broadcaster IronPhoenix87 was streaming Call of Duty on the PS4 for a few viewers late December when he was suddenly pummeled by dozens of random messages. “I have have hacked your twitch beware,” they read, over and over. “Spam by https://spampsn.com - - -.” IronPhoenix87 was playing an open game and doesn’t…
Half the internet has been unreliable today as the result of what seems to be a major attack by unknown parties. Adding to that list of annoying outages now is PSN, given that many users are reporting issues with it since this morning.
The multiplayer spaceship combat game Dead Star will essentially be shut down on November 1, seven months after launch. Armature Studios, the Austin-based team behind the game, is shutting down the game’s multiplayer servers on that date, leaving only the tutorial playable. Armature has also pulled the PS4 and PC…
PlayStation Plus will jump from $50/year to $60/year starting September 22, Sony said today. It’s the first price hike for the online service since it launched in 2010.
This week the PlayStation Network is holding a big sale. As a result of this, the transcendent role-playing game Suikoden II will run you a whopping $4, or $3 if you’ve got PlayStation Plus. There’s really no excuse not to buy this one.
A 26-year-old Saudi gamer says his PlayStation Network account was locked for using the word Jihad—which also happens to be his first name.
We’ve talked about Uncharted 4's single player a lot. It’s time to discuss the game’s multiplayer.
Soft Body is a new(ish) puzzle game for PS4 and Steam from game developer Zeke Virant. It’s a $13 test of your ability to control two blobs through a field of bullets and barriers, each steered with a different analog stick. One blob is weak but can paint walls. The other can take a bullet and attack enemies but will…