PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale, originally scheduled to terminate online multiplayer support at the end of October, has been given a reprieve to the end of January, along with three other PlayStation 3 games: Warhawk, Sound Shapes and Twisted Metal. The Jan. 31, 2019 shutdown will most dramatically affect multiplayer-only Warhawk, which won’t be playable unless the PS3 is set to LAN and locally networked with other users. Twisted Metal and PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale still have a single-player campaign and local split-screen multiplayer. Multiplayer shutdown for Sound Shapes only affects the ability to share or download community-created levels. Sony Interactive Entertainment sent the notice out to users with a PlayStation Network account yesterday. Warhawk (2007) and Twisted Metal (2012) were both reboots of titles that became popular on the original PlayStation. Warhawk was the first game offered both via download and at retail for the PlayStation 3. PlayStation … [Read more...] about Multiplayer-only Warhawk for PS3 gets three-month stay of execution
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AFTER years of being stuck with an embarrassing PSN ID that you created years ago, Sony has finally confirmed all PS4 owners will get the chance to change their PlayStation Network IDs. Here's everything you need to know about how to change your PSN ID on PS4 and when Sony will let you change your account name... How to change your PSN ID on PS4? PlayStation Network IDs have been set in stone since Sony’s online service launched in 2006, alongside the PlayStation 3. Although the option to change PSN ID's have long been a request from users, Sony has withheld on addressing the issue until now. According to PlayStation's blog post, changes to online ID can be made through the Settings menu or via the Profile page of your PS4. As of now, the feature will only be available to PlayStation users that have registered as testers for previous PS4 system software betas. For those that do get access, you'll be able to do your first change for free. Changes after that will cost … [Read more...] about How to change your PSN ID on PS4 and when will Sony let you change your account name?
The days to enjoy those free Nintendo online multiplayer services are coming to an end as Nintendo Switch Online subscription will not be free. What does this mean? Well, it definitely marks the end of an era of online services. Until now Nintendo Switch console users have had the privilege to play online games like Splatoon 2 and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe online for free. However, now things are about to change. As you may already know that Nintendo Switch Online Service has just recently launched marking the end of free online multiplayer. Following September 18th, all of the present console generation users will have to pay if they wish to avail of the premium services, in order to play their games online. However, from the prices revealed so far Nintendo Switch Online is comparatively less expensive than Xbox Live Gold and PlayStation Plus. Below we have all the three services stacked up for comparison.Nintendo Switch Online Pricing Plan One Month Subscription: $3.99 USD Three-month … [Read more...] about Nintendo Switch Online Vs PlayStation Network Vs Xbox Live: Pros, Cons, Pricing
[Update 2] After a brief period of stability gaming and social services have become disrupted again. You may have some difficulty launching games, applications or online features.[Update] Gaming and social services are slowly stabilizing. The PlayStation Network service page now lists them as online.[Original story] For the third time this week, PlayStation Network is experiencing issues for users on PS4 and PS3. Account management and PlayStation Now are having trouble, but, more importantly, gaming and social services are also disrupted. This means that "you may have some difficulty launching games, applications or online features."While the Ask PlayStation Twitter account hasn't acknowledged the issues yet, Sony's network service status website confirms that there are ongoing problems. The timing is less than ideal given that Bandai Namco's Dragon Ball FighterZ and Capcom's Monster Hunter: World launched this week, and both are games that rely on PlayStation Network for … [Read more...] about PSN Servers Are Down Again For PS4 And PS3 Players [Update 2: Issues Persist]
[UPDATE: According to the PlayStation Network Status Page, all PSN services are now up and running once more for all users. The original article continues below.] Just a few days ago, PlayStation Network (PSN) was down for a plethora of users, which made it difficult for many fans to gain access to the digital media service’s online content and games. Now, it looks as if PlayStation Network is experiencing issues yet again on PS3 and PS4, with a wide swathe of areas for the service being adversely affected, including users’ ability to simply log in to the network. As seen in the tweet below, Sony Interactive Entertainment is well aware that some are currently experiencing issues with PSN, but it looks as if the company has yet to determine where the problems are stemming from, much less when the service will return for everyone. That said, though, Sony is currently investigating, and the tech firm seems intent to seek and rectify whatever is causing the errors to persist. … [Read more...] about PlayStation Network Servers Down For Many Users [UPDATE]