Tag: Playstation Network

Gaming News Wrap [25 Sep 2013]

Good morning, and welcome back to reality (if you took an extended long weekend). Let’s ease you gently back into things with an easy to digest wrap of gaming news and videos. The European PlayStation Network will have downtime for twelve hours for scheduled maintenance. From today (25 September) at 3pm until Thursday 26 September at 3am, the PSN, PlayStation…

Sony assures digital sales will not dismiss retail with PS4

Certainly in South Africa and surely in other countries without the strongest internet infrastructure, the thought of gaming going totally digital is not necessary the most welcome news. With Sony lining up with the Gaikai streaming service, the Playstation 4 will be a very digitally-focused platform, but Sony’s Shuhei Yoshida says retail  sales will not be dismissed. GIBiz report that…

Sony fighting fine for 2011’s notorious PSN breach

Sony has been hit with a fine for the notorious 2011 breach of the Playstation Network, but has now told MCV that it “strongly disagrees” with the fine impended by the UK Information Commissioners Office, and will appeal. Sony Computer Entertainment Europe was fined a massive £250,000 for the PSN hack which was deemed a breach of the Data Protection Act. Sony…

12 Hour PSN Maintenance this Thursday 17 January

Sony will be running maintenance this coming Thursday 17 January on the Playstation Network which will last twelve hours. Sony has announced that the scheduled maintenance will run from 4pm GMT this Thursday until 4am on Friday January 18. The following services will be unavailable to all: PlayStation Store Account Management Account Registration Transactions via consoles sonyentertainmentnetwork.com website However, those…

Nintendo Not Interested in Emulating Xbox Live and Playstation Network

Nintendo president Satoru Iwata says Nintendo does not want to emulate the Xbox Live and PlayStation Network online services . Iwata told IGN [as cited by Eurogamer] that Nintendo is seeking to innovate along its own path. “We have not thought that offering the same features that already exist within other online communities would be the best proposal for very experienced…

Playstation Plus Proving to be a Winner for Sony

Sony has gained significant support with the PlayStation Plus service on the Playstation Network, and are about to push the service even more with marketing efforts. VP of PlayStation Home and Handheld Consoles, John Koller has told GamesIndustry International that Playstation Plus is going to be a “significant part” of Sony’s marketing efforts over the next six to twenty-four months. “This is a…

Konami PSN Halloween Deals Gets 50% Off Horror Titles

Konami has detailed the special Halloween 50% off deals for three of its horror-themed PlayStationNetwork titles. From 24th October, Castlevania: Harmony of Despair and Zombie Apocalypse: Never Die Alone plus their add-ons will be at 50% off. All DLC for Castlevania: Lords of Shadow will also get the half price treatment. The two week deal covers all relevant DLC for the trio,…