For years now Steam has been top dog when it comes to gaming platforms and in particular its store had praise heaped upon it. Self proclaimed citizens of the “master race” would look down upon mere console mortals and boast about the superiority of the service and its store front. Console digital stores meanwhile varied from being over priced to unforgiving when a refund was requested and we could only look over at Steam with adorning eyes. Times however have changed on both sides of the divide and it’s definitely not a positive change. Digital stores are a mess and the industry leaders need to up their game and sort them out. Continue reading A rant about the state of digital stores
A story that has rippled across the internet over the past few days relates to a man in Saudi Arabia who saw his six year long PlayStation Network ID banned, because it features a word that is ‘offensive’. That word is legally his first name, but Sony were having none of it. Continue reading PlayStation gamer banned for using his name as PSN ID
It is reported that new PlayStation owners trying to create an account are experiencing issues on the PlayStation Network, leaving them unable to play games, as they don’t have an active profile. Continue reading PlayStation PSN Account Validation issues abound
We’re approaching Christmas, possibly the warmest time of the year. Hot Chocolate, watching Home Alone, attempting to socialize with the family for once. And of course the most important part, unwrapping that brand new console so you can start playing all day long. Be it a single player game like The Witcher 3 or MGS V, or a online game such as Battlefront or Black Ops III.
If you’re planning on asking for (Or giving your kids) an Xbox One or a PS4 though, you might want to be careful. Last year a group of
script kiddies hackers known as “Lizard Squad” decided it would be fun to launch a DDoS attack against both Sony and Microsoft online gaming services, effectively rendering their services useless to anyone who wanted to start December 25th with a online gaming marathon (Or happened to have a redeemable code included with their console). 12 months later, the services are back up and running, and various LS members responsible for said attack were even arrested. However, if you think it was the last time someone would attempt such a stunt, boy you are wrong.
Quantic Dream are to release two of their titles for the Playstation 4 beginning with Beyond Two Souls.
Many will be more familiar with the original title called Heavy Rain and many will also be familiar with the importance of pressing X. Why X? Well, to Jason of course!
These will be released as remastered titles. Love or hate them, they sell by the bucket and it’s you guys who are buying them, whether you admit it or not.
So, what can we expect in these two amazing games? Quite an improvement, it would seem.
It’s Double Discounts time at PlayStation Store, so there are massive savings for you to take advantage of. The only problem is, with all the new releases heading your way, these might not be worth it just now, but think about the Christmas break, and all the time you’ll have. At least give the deals a look!
According to a listing posted on Reddit, 3 of the top PlayStation Store game add-ons for last week were Destiny’s Silver, the new currency that coincided with the release of microtransaction emotes. People are paying for them, and Bungie/Activision are laughing their way to the bank!
Earlier in the week, Sony sent out a survey to various people, asking them what they would most like to see in future PlayStation updates. One of the most requested, and suggested features was the name changing on PSN. Now, Shuhei Yoshida says it might not even be possible.
According to a poster on NeoGaf under the name ‘Saint of Killers‘, Sony have issued a survey to a number of individuals asking them about services and features they would like to see coming to PlayStation in the future. One of the topics listed is changing your PSN name, a highly requested feature.
This is the very question GameSpot asked Valve’s Erik Johnson in a recent interview, but while they would gain a decent amount of money short-term, Valve are in it for the long-term and believe such advertisements would hinder the growth of the platform.