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PSN outages and slow downloads strike again

Author:
Brendan Griffiths
Category:
News
Tags:
PS3 games, PS4 games, PSN, Sony

PSN outages and slow downloads strike again

We're getting multiple reports that PSN is down again and gamers who are online are reporting downloads taking much longer than usual.

The main issues seem to be affecting Europe, although that could be because other areas of the world like the West coast of the USA are still in bed. Take a look at this map to see the most recent spread of outages.

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Sony Introduce 'Vote to Play' allowing you to choose the PS+ titles

Author:
BuzzDuraband
Category:
News
Tags:
Playstation Plus, Sony

Sony Introduce 'Vote to Play' allowing you to choose the PS+ titles

There isn't a month that goes by where I don't hear negativity towards Sony and their additions to the Playstation Plus service for the Instant Game Collection. It's understandable to a degree, I mean there is nothing worse than Sony offering games you'd already purchased. It's frustrating.

A new feature heading our way could make us the makers of our own IGC destiny. Vote to Play will allow Playstation owners the option each month of voting for one of three games to be added to their Instant Game Collection.

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The irresistible Sony Playstation One Console Bi-fold Wallet only £10.83

Author:
BuzzDuraband
Category:
Deals
Tags:
Gameseek, Playstation Wallet, Sony

The irresistible Sony Playstation One Console Bi-fold Wallet only £10.83

I need you to picture this. You're stood in a bar, talking to a member of the opposite sex. You have just ordered £9 worth of drinks for you both, attraction levels are high, yet you need that final blow to seal the deal. BAM, you pull out your Sony Playstation One Console Bi-fold wallet to pay for the drinks! It's a guaranteed source of irresistibility.

We like to think we can help you grab the cheapest games available at any given time. We also like to think we can help with other things. You're welcome.

£40 Playstation Network Card only £33.99

Author:
BuzzDuraband
Category:
Deals
Tags:
£40 PSN Top Up, cdkeys, Playstation 3, Playstation 4, Playstation network, Playstation Vita, Sony

£40 Playstation Network Card only £33.99

It's like free money with these CDKeys console vouchers. Well I say like free money. It is free money! £6.01 to be precise.

Remember to grab that 5% discount code from their Facebook page to get this £40 PSN card for only £33.99, and please take two seconds to bookmark our PlayStation + and PSN Gift Cards cheap deals guide for your future purchasing reference.

Playstation Network is down, Sony are investigating

Author:
BuzzDuraband
Category:
News
Tags:
Playstation 3, Playstation 4, Playstation Store, PSN, Sony

Playstation Network is down, Sony are investigating

[UPDATE] 22:00: PSN is now showing as 'All Services are up and running'

It seems to be a growing trend does this situation, whenever there is a public holiday in the US we can always expect the Playstation Network to also take one. Unfortunately the Playstation Network is currently down with all services apart from 'PlayStation®Vue' showing a red light status.

Sony have responded to the issue with a Tweet letting us all know that they are aware of the situation and are investigating it.

As it's Friday night and the PSN is down you may as well take to Twitter with the rest of the angry mob and share your own personal feelings, or you could tell us below in a more calmer fashion. Your choice.

Is this the legendary Nintendo PlayStation prototype?

Author:
Jonathan Lester
Category:
News
Tags:
Nintendo, Sony

Is this the legendary Nintendo PlayStation prototype?

You might not know this, but Nintendo actually hired Sony to create a new console and CD-based storage solution for them many years ago... before Ninty stabbed them in the back and partnered with Phillips at the eleventh hour. Sony then took their ideas and turned it into the original PlayStation, but there must have been some prototypes knocking around back when the two companies were working together.

Apparently one of these prototypes has now been found.

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The best PlayStation Vita games of 2015 so far - this "legacy platform" ain't dead yet!

Author:
Jonathan Lester
Category:
Features
Tags:
Helldivers, Oreshika: Tainted Bloodlines, Playstation Vita, PS Vita games, Sony, Steins;Gate

The best PlayStation Vita games of 2015 so far - this "legacy platform" ain't dead yet!

People keep telling me that the PlayStation Vita is dead. Hell, even Sony referred to it as a "legacy platform."

I've said it before and I'll say it again: you're wrong!

Now we're halfway through the year, it's the perfect time to look back at an exceptional six months of handheld gaming. Though we've already covered the Top Ten PS4 games of 2015 so far, I had to combine the 3DS and Wii U to bulk out yesterday's list.

The Vita, conversely, can easily carry one all by itself thanks to a range of exquisite localised Japanese titles, cross-play greats and more. Naturally we've linked to our reviews and the best prices on the internet for your convenience.

Steins;Gate

The best PlayStation Vita games of 2015 so far - this "legacy platform" ain't dead yet!

Steins;Gate is a true modern classic, not just as a videogame or visual novel, but as a work of fiction and a story for the ages regardless of medium. You owe it to yourself to pick up Steins;Gate, and when you do, buy it on Vita. The new handheld version is the best of the bunch due to its gorgeously crisp screen and built-in convenience features.

Steins;Gate presents a truly captivating and uncompromising storyline with exquisite characters, powerful themes and often heartbreaking choices to make. It's a beautiful, essential thing. - 10/10 review

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Sony Playstation TV drops down to £36.99

Author:
BuzzDuraband
Category:
Deals
Tags:
DualShock 3, DualShock 4, Go2Games, PlayStation TV, PS Vita, PS4, Sony

Sony Playstation TV drops down to £36.99

Nobody wants to be transporting their PS4 up the stairs every time the other half decides they want to watch something unappealing to you on the t'old television set. The Playstation TV is ideal for this situation and an absolute steal at only £36.99.

  • Sony Playstation TV - £36.99 (Includes voucher for Velocity Ultra, Worms Revolution Extreme and Olli Olli)

Of course, it can also be used with a Dualshock controller to play a range of Playstation Vita compatible titles on the big screen as well. It's like a multipurpose Playstation really isn't it?

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PS4 firmware 2.55 update now live

Author:
Brendan Griffiths
Category:
News
Tags:
Firmware Update, PS4, PS4 games, Sony

PS4 firmware 2.55 update now live

Firmware updates can often bring exciting new features, much needed tweaks, or maybe something we can't really see at all. But what about firmware update 2.55, which recently went live, requiring a 233 MB download?

Click here to see what's in the update.

Microsoft: "we need to do better in Europe" as PS4 claims 70-90% market share

Author:
Jonathan Lester
Category:
News
Tags:
Microsoft, PS4, Sony, Xbox One

Microsoft: "we need to do better in Europe" as PS4 claims 70-90% market share

Microsoft reckons that they need to step things up in the Europe, even as Sony comes out swinging with some astonishing claims.

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Sony investigating slow PSN download speeds in Europe [UPDATE]

Author:
Jonathan Lester
Category:
News
Tags:
PS4 games, PSN, Sony

Sony investigating slow PSN download speeds in Europe [UPDATE]

Have you noticed that PSN downloads are taking longer than usual? We certainly have -- what with DriveClub's PS+ Edition and the monstrous Elder Scrolls Online patch taking an age -- and we're not alone.

It turns out that many European PS4 owners have reported slow download speeds and Sony are actively investigating the issue.

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Brand new PS4 model launching soon - lighter, greener & meaner

Author:
BuzzDuraband
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News
Tags:
Playstation 4, PS4, Sony

Brand new PS4 model launching soon - lighter, greener & meaner

On top of the current release of the 1TB Playstation 4, it seems the older 500gb models will be receiving some serious 'pimp my Playstation' style attention. Sony are set to release a brand new model -- the CUH-1200 series -- that makes a few small yet smart changes.

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Playstation 4 Ultimate Player 1TB Edition listed on Amazon.de for £289.75

Author:
BuzzDuraband
Category:
Deals
Tags:
Amazon.de, Playstation 4 1TB, Sony

Playstation 4 Ultimate Player 1TB Edition listed on Amazon.de for £289.75

I personally don't see the 1TB version of the soon to be released Playstation 4 to retail at this price in the UK, I could be wrong but we would need to see some kind of significant drop on the 500gb variant first, wouldn't we?

I must point out that the pricing is a Euro conversion price and may incur some charges when paying with certain bank cards, I advise you contact your bank for more information.

The 1TB Playstation 4 is official and available from July

Author:
BuzzDuraband
Category:
News
Tags:
Playstation 4, Sony

The 1TB Playstation 4 is official and available from July

Well, it's finally official after months and months of speculation as Sony announces the release of the 1TB Playstation 4 console scheduled to hit stores 15th July.

"Hi everyone. Today, we’re happy to announce that the 1TB PS4 Ultimate Player Edition launches in select Europe and PAL territories from 15th July.

Offering twice the storage of the existing PS4, you’ll be able to download more of the games you love to your PS4, extend your play with more great add-on content and save and share even more of your best gaming highlights.

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Game Buzz Extra | Who won E3 2015?

Author:
Carl Phillips
Category:
Features
Tags:
E3 2015, Game Buzz, Microsoft, Nintendo, PWNCAST, Sony

Game Buzz Extra | Who won E3 2015?

With the dust mostly settled from 3 days of press conferences and whole bunch of surprise announcements, the Game Buzz returns to answer that most important of questions - who won this year's E3? Join Carl, Jon and Brendan as they discuss their personal highlights and disappointments, along with the technicalities of spontaneous internet memes and JRPG naming conventions. As you do.

Game Buzz Extra | Who won E3 2015? - Recorded 17th June, 2015.

Parental Advisory: We've tried to keep it as conversational and informal as possible, and you should be warned that there may be some instances of strong language, dreadful impressions, and terrible puns.

Was The Last Guardian the real star of the most explosive E3 yet?

Author:
Brendan Griffiths
Category:
Features
Tags:
E3 2015, Gen Design, Sony, Team Ico, The Last Guardian

Was The Last Guardian the real star of the most explosive E3 yet?

Now that all the E3 2015 press conferences are finally over, I've been able to take a much-needed step back and reflect on the games that have really stood out. And The Last Guardian stands out in way that few others did.

While we had explosive blockbuster displays and epic reveals from the like of Horizon: Zero Dawn, Fallout 4, Halo 5, Doom and many more, nothing really formed an emotional bond as much as the reappearance (demo video below) of The Last Guardian. But why?

Here's a game that was first revealed at E3 in 2009 (development actually started in 2007) and has rarely been seen since. Coming from Gen Design, a studio made up of staff from the now apparently defunct Team Ico and the minds behind PlayStation 2 classics Ico and Shadow of the Colossus, fan attachment was immediate and has loyally stuck throughout the extensive hiatus. Over the years, the game entered development hell and continued to miss E3 presentations, despite fans crossing their fingers and toes for so many years.

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E3 2015 Press Conference Reactions and Feature Article Roundup

Author:
Brendan Griffiths
Category:
Features
Tags:
Bethesda, E3 2015, EA, Microsoft, Nintendo, Oculus Rift, Sony, Ubisoft

E3 2015 Press Conference Reactions and Feature Article Roundup

Wow, the press conferences at E3 2015 were some of the best we've ever seen. It's been enormously difficult to find a clear winner between the big guns and the smaller publishers all had some quality games on show. Honestly, we're still recovering from Bethesda's Fallout 4 reveal though.

If you missed the live pressers (because you have a decent sleeping pattern), fear not, we braved the small hours to give your our team impressions from the Sony, Microsoft, Nintendo, EA, Ubisoft, Bethesda and Oculus Rift conferences. Take a look at the links below and let us know what has you excited from E3 2015.

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Dualshock 4 20th Anniversary Edition set for a September release

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BuzzDuraband
Category:
News
Tags:
DualShock 4, PS4, PS4 controller, Sony

Dualshock 4 20th Anniversary Edition set for a September release

Assuming you don't fancy paying the current average £1000 for the 20th Anniversary Edition PS4 console and really would be quite happy with the controller alone, then you're in luck. Sony have announced that the 20th Anniversary Edition Dualshock 4 is scheduled to make an appearance in the UK in September of this year.

"To celebrate 20 years of PlayStation in Europe, we’ve created a very special 20th Anniversary Edition of the Dualshock 4 Wireless Controller. Launching September across Europe, this limited edition controller is designed in the unmistakeable “Original Grey” colour like the first PlayStation console and also features the iconic original coloured PlayStation family logo.

Check out your local retailer over the coming weeks for further details on how to pick one up."

We can only pretty much hope that unlike Microsoft, Sony don't value the new range of gaming controllers at £129.99.

The PS4 Media Player is going live today

Author:
Jonathan Lester
Category:
News
Tags:
E3 2015, PS4, Sony

The PS4 Media Player is going live today

The PS4 is finally getting a proper media player and DLNA functionality later today.

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Game Buzz Extra | The countdown to E3

Author:
Carl Phillips
Category:
Features
Tags:
Bethesda Softworks, E3 2015, EA, Game Buzz, Microsoft, Nintendo, Oculus Rift, Podcasts, PWNCAST, Sony, Square Enix, Ubisoft, Valve

Game Buzz Extra | The countdown to E3

With E3 right around the corner, it just wouldn't have felt right to not get the Dealspwn team together to discuss the incoming storm of gameplay reveals, shocking announcements, and terrible on-stage banter. So, we've brought back the beast that refuses to die - welcome to another edition of Game Buzz Extra! In this E3 Special, Carl, Jon and Brendan discuss yesterday's Oculus Rift conference before diving into their hopes and expectations for the rest of the pressers. Highlights include some of Jon's blue-sky-thinking, Brendan's surprising suggestion of what Sony will bring, and Carl warning all against any mentions of a certain remake.

Game Buzz Extra | The countdown to E3 - Recorded 12th June, 2015.

Parental Advisory: We've tried to keep it as conversational and informal as possible, and you should be warned that there may be some instances of strong language, dreadful impressions, and terrible puns.