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PlayStation Network was down around the globe for more than an hour

Sony’s PlayStation Network experienced a global outage on Wednesday evening that appeared to last for more than an hour. On the PlayStation Network status page, every service except PlayStation Video was marked as experiencing issues. Tens of thousands of users reported issues with PlayStation Network as shown by DownDetector, where...
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PS5 Controllers Are Drifting, And The Repairs Are A Hassle

Few things about the PlayStation 5 are better than the DualSense controller. It feels terrific to hold, somehow just as solid as it is light. The haptics are truly dynamic, at least for games that offer such support. It’s beautiful. But even the mighty DualSense reportedly isn’t immune to the Achilles’ heel of modern video game controllers: drift.
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PS5 DualSense Controller Drift: US Law Firm Investigating Class Action Suit

A US law firm that has already filed a class action lawsuit against Nintendo for Joy-Con drift is now "investigating" a similar case against Sony, alleging analog stick drift in the PS5 DualSense controller. Chimicles Schwartz Kriner & Donaldson-Smith LLP has set up a questionnaire page, asking for PS5 owners...
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PSN Service Restored for PS5, PS4 Players

Update: Three hours after first publishing this article, the official PSN Service Status page now says that there are no known issues to report. We assume that's the end of that, but this has still been one of the most widely reported PSN problems in a long time. Hopefully just a blip!
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PS5 Restock Updates for GameStop, Walmart, Newegg, Amazon, Target and More

There appears to be relief in sight for gamers whose efforts to buy a PlayStation 5 have been left frustrated over the last four months. Sony's next-gen console sold out almost immediately following its launch in November and every restock has met the same fate. On Tuesday, GameStop made a limited amount of bundles available, but they were quickly snapped up as the retailer's website crashed due to exceptional demand.
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PlayStation Network sudden outage causes brief panic

The Internet has definitely made the world a smaller place but that does have its price. Being an Internet-dependent culture means that when Internet services go down, many have no recourse but to sit it out and wait for things to go green again, hopefully, sooner rather than later. That’s especially true for critical services like email and search but even games these days can be blocked by a remote server outage. That’s apparently the case with Sony’s PlayStation Network that suffered a sudden and unexplained outage across many of its services.
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Tips on How to Snag a PlayStation 5 (Good Luck!)

Sony’s latest console officially launched on November 12, but both models of the PlayStation 5 have consistently been selling out, leaving countless would-be customers in the cold. Scalpers armed with bots are scooping up new stock in seconds, as retailers struggle to weed them out and give genuine buyers a chance. If you’ve been trying and failing to get your hands on one, you’re not alone, but don’t lose heart.
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Sony PlayStation 5 review

The new PlayStation 5 arrives seven years after the release of the original PlayStation 4 console in 2013. Although Sony launched the PlayStation 4 Pro in 2016, the Pro was a mid-cycle refresh focusing on targeting higher resolutions rather than a full generational upgrade. The PlayStation 5, however, is more...
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PS4 Surprises PlayStation Players With Free New Stealth Release

PS4 has surprised PlayStation players with not just a new stealth release, but a new free stealth release. Today, Total Mayhem Games announced that its co-op puzzle adventure game, We Were Here, is coming to the PS4, via the PlayStation Store, and coming today. Meanwhile, the game's pair of sequels, We Were Here Too and We Were Here Together, will come to the Sony console later this month on February 23. Right now, there's been no word of the trio of games coming to PS5, but all will be playable on the console via backward compatibility.

PS5 game sale: 5 discounted titles on the PlayStation Store to buy now

Do you own a PlayStation 5? Congratulations, you won the 21st century Hunger Games contest that is procuring a next-gen gaming console. A new sale on the PlayStation Store -- the Critic's Choice sale -- has a number of excellent PlayStation games discounted. The majority, of course, are on the PS4. But there are a few next-gen jewels in there too. Here are our picks.

Horror Platformer ‘Pumpkin Jack’ Arriving on PlayStation 4 Later This Month

It’s been a long time coming, but those PS4 fans wanting to get in on Headup Games’ Pumpkin Jack will finally be able to do so later this month, as the platformer will be heading to the PlayStation Store on February 24. The game originally launched on the Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC via Steam, GOG, and the Epic Games Store last October.