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PSA: PSN gets knocked down again [Update: Back online]

The PlayStation Network servers are currently out of commission for the second time in as many days. Sony posted a notice to its official Twitter account that its engineers are "aware of connectivity issues" and "are working to resolve" them. PSN suffered an outage for the majority of Sunday...

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PSN resumes normal service, maintenance rescheduled

Following yesterday's distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack, Sony said this morning both the PlayStation Network and the Sony Entertainment Network are back online. Users can now resume game downloads, play games online, buy stuff off the PlayStation Store, use apps and all the other PSN...

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Head of Sony Online Entertainment's flight rerouted over concerns for explosives [Update]

The commercial flight of John Smedley, head of Sony Online Entertainment, has allegedly been rerouted due to Twitter users warning America Airlines that explosives are on board. These same users are also claiming responsibility for this morning's apparent DDoS attack on the PlayStation Network,...

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PSA: PSN down, reportedly due to DDoS attack [Update]

At the time of this writing, the PlayStation Network is offline, reportedly due to a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack that occurred in the early hours of Sunday, August 24. Shacknews reports that other services and online games, such as Path of Exile, World of Warcraft and League of...

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Court approves settlement over Sony's 2011 PSN breach

The US District Court for the Southern District of California approved a settlement for the class action lawsuit resulting from Sony's 2011 PSN data breach. The settlement may result in Sony doling out as much as $17.75 million, which includes an offer for one free game (PS3 or PSP only), three PS3...

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PSN service 'intermittent' during Destiny beta launch

Sony warns that the PlayStation Network is "intermittently available" as Bungie prepares to launch its Destiny public beta for registered users. "The PlayStation Network is currently experiencing high volume and users may experience issues when connecting to the service," Sony's PlayStation...

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PSN 2-for-1 sale pairs up 22 discounted games this week

The PlayStation Network is offering a 2-for-1 sale on 22 featured games this week, collecting varied pairs of PlayStation 3 and PS Vita releases at bargain prices. Featured PS3 pairings include NBA Jam: On Fire Edition and NFL Blitz for $14.99, Max Payne 3: The Complete Edition and Red Dead...

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PS Plus subscribers get free Powers in December

The PlayStation Network will be bitten by a radioactive crime drama series later this year; Powers, a live-action adaptation of the comic of the same name, will be available via the PSN starting in December, with the debut episode available for free. Meanwhile, PlayStation Plus subscribers will be...

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PlayStation Store Flash Sale offers up 99-cent deals

Surprise sales are always nice, especially when you've got a weekend to spend with whatever you pick up from them. The PlayStation Blog has detailed the PlayStation Store's latest Flash Sale, which offers a range of PSOne and digital-only titles at an impulse-friendly 99 cent pricepoint. ...

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Now you can fill your PS4 wallet with PayPal bucks

PS4 owners can now buy games like Towerfall and Octodad: Dadliest Catch by stuffing their wallets full of moola from their PayPal accounts. Those looking to fund their digital purchases in this manner can do so on their PS4 consoles during the checkout process by selecting "Add Funds," then the...

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