Topic / PSN

Grand Theft Auto Online – 16 player insanity

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By the end of the five minute GTAV gameplay trailer, people were dying to see what Rockstar had in store for the game’s Multiplayer mode. Today, Rockstar have released a new video showcasing Grand Theft Auto Online the new multiplayer mode for GTAV, where you can basically do anything. From free-roaming, doing missions and activities, to battling it out in deathmatch or racing gametypes, and the ability to customize your […]

PlayStation Network accounts to be renamed as Sony Entertainment Network accounts

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In their effort to make a single ID for each Sony services, the company has today announced to users, via email, that the PlayStation Network will be renamed the Sony Entertainment Network. The change is purely cosmetic, with your account details remaining the same, and the new name will come to PS3 and PS Vita via firmware update, but not PSP. The reasoning is that Sony wants you to use […]

Motorstorm RC announced for PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita

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No, we’re not joking. Sony has just announced Motorstorm RC for the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita downloadable via PSN, a game that will replace the real cars from regular Motorstorm games with virtual remote control cars. Is the release also April 1? Trailer after the break. The big part of the news is that it is truly multi-platform, meaning that if you buy it for PS3 you’ll also get […]

Update: PlayStation Network is back online

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Update: 6:56AM: The PlayStation Network is back online.[blackbirdpie url=”!/PlayStation/status/116616821364375552″] Original story: This is not a drill. The PlayStation Network, which was sporadically going offline and online last night, is now completely down. Just like last time, Sony is expecting the gaming network to be back in two hours. But remember, last time they said a few days it turned into a month. PlayStation has been tweeting details via their European and US Twitter […]

Free Red Dead Redemption DLC pack – Myths and Mavericks

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Get ready to unholster those revolvers and saddle up this September with the release of the Myths and Mavericks DLC Bonus pack.The DLC seeks to add more characters and more multiplayer environments for such game types like Deathmatch, Grab the bag and Gang matches and “other popular online modes” and the best part of all is that its free. One confirmed character is Landon Ricketts as seen above, the old […]

PlayStation Network is back online in Australia

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It’s been almost 4 weeks since we’ve been able to connect to the PlayStation Network. In that time Will and Kate have gotten married, Osama Bin Laden was killed, Karl Stephanovic won a Logie (how, we don’t know) and Terence enjoyed Eurovision. But now, or at least in Wollongong, the PlayStation Network is back online. Well, most of it. When you turn on your dusty PlayStation 3, a System Software […]

Sony attacked again: Online Games division attacked, could be serious

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This story has been updated. Sony, plagued with problems since the outage (and theft of data) from the PlayStation Network more than a week ago, is reported to have faced another security breach, according to a Japanese publication. This time, however, it has affected another arm of theirs – its online games division.

Gadgetlyst Bytes 4: PSN… LOL

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Welcome to the fourth episode of Gadgetlyst Bytes – our new monthly podcast recapping the month in gadget news. This month, we take a look at the PSN, HTC Mozart hacking and more Android shenanigans… Hosted by Stewart and Tom, we also provide you an update of the all the latest reviews on, which after Stewart decides he would like to, talks about the Acer Iconia tablet! Don’t forget to listen, […]

Sony confirms users’ data compromised in breach (update)

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Sony has confirmed the worst possible scenario of its 70+ million users on its PlayStation Network – their users’ data has been compromised after an external and unauthorised intrusion on its network that has seen a wide-scale outage on its online multiplayer network. Sony says users’ name, addresses, country, email address, birthdate and your credit card information – including billing address, and purchase history – have been obtained during the […]

Sony PSN still down, may be down indefinitely

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Sony’s PlayStation Network remains down for a fifth day, and there are now reports that Sony is keeping the network offline indefinitely until as it plans to rebuild the entire system to ensure the integrity of the network. Unfortunately for fans, who already were deprived on playing online during the Easter holidays, Sony has no update on a timeframe. “Unfortunately, I don’t have an update or timeframe to share at […]

PlayStation Network still down for “maintenance” [updated 9:30am]

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[This story will continue to be updated as news comes to hand.] On Thursday we reported that the PlayStation Network had been down for the entire afternoon. 12 hours later, the PSN was still down and a post on the EU PlayStation.Blog revealed that it may be “a full day or two before we’re able to get the service completely back up and running.” Sony is still trying to blame […]

PlayStation Network is down in Australia, Worldwide

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The PlayStation Network is currently down worldwide, with many users (including myself) unable to sign in or having a flaky connection. The PlayStation.Blog US has simply posted: We’re aware certain functions of PlayStation Network are down. We will report back here as soon as we can with more information. Thank you for your patience. Here’s hoping it get’s fixed before Egg Day, more commonly known as Easter. Oh, and damn you Anonymous…we […]

The Making of Crash Bandicoot

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The original Crash Bandicoot series (1, 2, 3 and Team Racing) were some my favourite PlayStation games. And whether or not you feel the same way about the colourful marsupial, Andy Gavin, co-founder of Naughty Dog, has written an in-depth look at how the popular 3D platformer came to be. And trust me, it’s a great read. You can check out the first part here on his blog.

Oddworld: Abe’s Oddysee remake in the works

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Oddworld: Abe’s Oddysee, the classic PS1 game, will be getting the HD treatment according to Lorne Lanning, the series creator. The remake will be developed by Just Add Water, who are currently working on the upcoming remake of Oddworld: Stranger’s Wrath for PlayStation 3. “Abe HD is going into production,” Lanning told Electronic Gaming Monthly. “It’s basically Abe’s Oddysee being redone in a 3D physics engine as a 2D side-scrolling […]

Bloomberg: PSP2 announcement next week, PlayStation Phone at MWC

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Bloomberg has reported that sources close to the matter are saying that a PSP2 launch will be happening next week. Now, this is no surprise, seeing as details on the device have been floating around the tech world for, literally, years and Sony Computer Entertainment Japan is hosting an event next week in Tokyo. In my opinion, it’s very likely. Bloomberg also says that the event will, “outline a strategy […]

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