PS4 Owners Rally, Demand That Sony Fix PSN

PS4 owners want a better PSN.

Posted By | On 09th, Jul. 2015 Under News | Follow This Author @Pramath1605


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The PlayStation Network has always been, well, a bit of a joke. Back in the PS3 days, it was slow, unreliable, buggy, frequently went down, lacked basic features, was the victim of the biggest consumer end hack in history, and generally just all around sucked. People put up with it because it was free, however, as opposed to Xbox Live, where you were paying $60 a year.

Now, in the PS4 era, it is slow, unreliable, buggy, frequently goes down, lacks basic features, and is still an all around mess, except now we are paying $50 for it every year. The only saving grace so far is the fact that its social features, such as party chats, session sharing, and SharePlay, but even they aren’t enough when the damn thing goes down every other day- what exactly are we paying those $50 for?

Fans have had enough too, it seems. After starting out as a thread on NeoGAF, a new website, betterpsn.com, has gone live, with the intent of coordinating a mass campaign to get Sony to get off its bum and just fix their network already. The website is host to a number of suggestions and fixes, from demands for basic features such as the ability to change usernames, to more elaborate requests such as more control over who gets to see what part of a user’s online presence.

Of course, Sony has had an official website for this very purpose for a while now- PlayStation Blog Share. Clearly, however, it is not working out too well, because if it were, we wouldn’t be seeing fans resorting to their own solutions.

Let’s just hope all this actually leads to the damn thing being functional soon.

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  • Terminator

    “The PlayStation Network has always been, well, a bit of a joke”
    “Now, in the PS4 era, it is slow, unreliable, buggy, frequently goes down, lacks basic features, and is still an all around mess, except now we are paying $50 for it every year”

    So true.

    But hey, I will give credit when deserved and this action by the PS gaming community is a good start.

    Thankfully some PS brainwashed fanboy drones like XbotMK1 are not part of this gaming community and solution because they would just say nothing is wrong and Sony/PS are Gods.

    • efnet

      BUT GREATNESS AWAITS

    • XbotMK1

      LOL Nobody ever said nothing is wrong or PS are gods.

      So if PSN is a joke, what does that make Xbox Live? Dogsh*t?

      You don’t give credit where it is deserved because you’ve never given credit to PlayStation Plus even after Microsoft coppied it. You’ve done nothing but defend Xbox One ever since it’s disastrous launch. It’s time for you stop praising Xbox Live.

    • kma99

      You really need to go back and see the wizard and get a refund on that brain he loaned you.

    • XbotMK1

      What ever you say Terminator.

    • Terminator

      LOL! You have completely lost it! This article must have hit a nerve. Not only are you damage controlling, getting b*tthurt and crying like a little b*tch but now you are thinking that everyone is the same guy now? LOL! Get exposed for the PS D*ck Rider Drone Fanboy you are FailbotMK0. 🙂

    • 54nakaD

      Truth is, you are an Xbox fanboy. You can’t deny that.

    • *Also On PC

      Sony peasants trying to call xbox peasants fanboys. LOL

      You are both pathetic paying for online

    • 54nakaD

      I don’t pay….

    • Devon Day

      Don’t “pay” him any attention either.

    • Terminator

      Coming a PS Drone Fanboy? Thanks for the compliment.

    • 54nakaD

      Yeah that’s all you ever say. “PS Drone, PS Drone, PS Drone…” Everyone’s a PS Drone Fanboy if they don’t agree with you, lol. Grow up.

    • Terminator

      More compliments? Do you ever say something that you dont do yourself because so far everything you said about me sums up your “life”

    • 54nakaD

      Nah, you are just deflecting. Why so mad bro?

    • Terminator

      Deflecting? No, I admitted that I am a fanboy, but that you saying it doesn’t have any weight whatsoever since you are one too. So me getting compliments from you and you being a hypocrite makes me mad? ok lol

    • 54nakaD

      Where is my fanboy comment? All I said is that you are a fanboy. So is this the “Your rubber I’m glue” comeback? Nice one, and yeah you’re mad.

    • XbotMK1

      He spends his time on PS4 articles saying Xbox Live is better, even after Microsoft coppied PlayStation Plus and coppied Remote Play, Real Names, Screenshots, Remote Purchases, Suggested Friends, Activity Feeds, and a bunch more from PSN.

      Go back at look at reviews of how atrociously bad Xbox Live was when Xbox One launched before Microsoft started stealing ideas from PSN. It didn’t even have a messaging system. Even after Microsoft shoved a big greenie weenie up his b*tt by charging $60 with no free games to ease the pain.

      You won’t see a more pathetic fanbase than Xbox fans. They just gobble up whatever Microsoft feeds them.

    • 54nakaD

      Oh yeah, you notice all the other xbots went away because they either got a ps4 also or just can’t defend the Xbox 900p anymore. I used to game on PC only and was initially going to get an Xbox but after reading all unsupported ps4 hate by fanboys, I thought to myself “Man these Xbox fanboys are scared”. I mean don’t get me wrong, there are illogical fanboys on both sides but there’s more on the Xbox side and after researching claims, ps4 claims have been proven more right than Xbox’s “POSSIBILITIES”, that we have yet to see. So, i’m glad i changed my mind. Plus, I missed Uncharted last time around. So, I can’t wait for the remastered collection and then 4. My guess is Sony delayed 4 to get the remastered collection out first. I’m ok with that since I haven’t played them yet. If it’s anything like the LoU, oh man…

    • GamerJudge

      “there are illogical fanboys on both sides”
      100% correct

      “but there’s more on the Xbox side”
      Proof is in order.

      ps4 claims have been proven more right than Xbox’s “POSSIBILITIES”
      and this are?

    • 54nakaD

      Let’s see, ps4 has better hardware, PS4 plays games better, ps4 is sleeker and has a better design.

      And on the flipside, Cloud was supposed to save Xbox, then there was the almighty exclusive, Titanfall (which I played on PC and was lame), and now we hear all about dx12 from Xbots who know nothing about it.

      Xbox was supposed to murder ps4 and they got all the early exclusive deals, i.e. Titanfall, Tomb Raider. But ps4 is destroying Xbox and now ps4 is getting all the exclusive deals. That’s why the gap continues to increase, because as time goes on ppl realize ps4 is the better console.

    • GamerJudge

      Ok I see. No more than fanboy talk.

    • 54nakaD

      Coming from a fanboy, lol. Nice try. Truth hurts, huh?

    • GamerJudge

      You misunderstood me, when I said “no more than fanboy talk” I meant the part about xbox one you mentioned.
      Even though you misunderstood me, I will still ask… why did you think I’m a fanboy?

    • 54nakaD

      You are a fanboy because you defend your fellow Xbox gamers when they started the trash talk first. I don’t see you asking for “proof” when ppl trash ps4. My quarrel is with Terminator and others who like to start the trash talk. I have never gone on a website to start trolling. I just like to state facts. Everything I said is true. Ps4 does play games better, it does have better hardware (Gddr5 vs ddr3), it is more preferred (even outselling Xbox on home turf). Xbox has no proof that dx12 will help, just speculation. I can speculate the Patriots will win the Superb owl again, but again, no proof. Besides Cloud didn’t help. The reason I mentioned Titanfall because that was the game that was supposed to put Xbox over ps4 but failed to even make sales quotas. So what else do you want to know FANBOY?

    • GamerJudge

      I think we are misunderstanding each other, again when I said no more than fanboy talk I was referring that that everything you mention that Xbox gamers have said is just fanboy talk, in other words I agree.

    • 54nakaD

      Aaaah, I did. Disregard the last comment. I thought you were calling me a fanboy.

    • Lrapsody Jay

      But because Sony know they’ll be in the lead no matter what for a while, they’ve been arsing about since launch. They know they don’t have to do a thing, and they really aren’t.

    • 54nakaD

      You must not comprehend my comment. I said Xbox got all the EARLY exclusives. So by you saying ps4 has done nothing is contradictory to what I commented.

      Also you are wrong because ps4 got Destiny timed dlc, Batman timed DLC, they stole COD timed exclusive DLC, AC Syndicate exclusive missions, Xbox lost Titanfall. So they have done nothing, huh?

    • XbotMK1

      LOL Facts will always prevail over lies and bias media propaganda meant to discredit PSN.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wRTN97XEASQ

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oSWnbKipBdU

      January 4th
      http://www.phonesreview.co.uk/2015/01/04/xbox-live-down-again-status-causing-frustration/

      January 19th
      http://attackofthefanboy.com/news/xbox-live-seeing-problems-friends-list-features/

      January 28th
      http://www.ign.com/articles/2015/01/28/xbox-live-is-experience-issues

      January 31
      http://www.gamepur.com/news/17851-xbox-live-down-now-xbox-onex360-outage-affects-friends-games-xbox-clips.html

      Febuary 15th
      http://attackofthefanboy.com/news/xbox-live-experiencing-issues-mainly-involving-friend-lists/

      Febuary 17th
      http://www.ign.com/articles/2015/02/18/xbox-live-and-ea-experiencing-service-issues

      March 10th
      http://venturebeat.com/2015/03/10/xbox-live-down-for-many-gamers-on-xbox-360/

      March 17th
      http://teambeyond.net/xbox-live-playstation-network-are-down/

      April 9th
      http://venturebeat.com/2015/04/09/xbox-live-is-down-on-xbox-360/

      April 13th
      http://attackofthefanboy.com/news/xbox-live-status-currently-down-and-limited/

      April 17th
      http://attackofthefanboy.com/news/xbox-live-goes-down-yet-again/

      May 1
      http://www.gamespot.com/articles/update-xbox-live-xbox-website-currently-down/1100-6427051/

      June 22nd
      http://www.gamezone.com/news/xbox-live-down-on-xbox-one-and-360-3420241

      June 15th
      http://www.gamepur.com/news/19220-xbox-live-down-xbox-onex360-after-microsofts-e3-2015-press-conference.html

      July 2nd
      http://venturebeat.com/2015/07/01/xbox-live-down-for-many-on-xbox-one-xbox-360/

    • *Also On PC

      Both suck. Steam is free. Nintendo network is free. And Sony has been copying everything Steam does.

      Poor John Derp stuck defending a company that copies everything for the last two decades.

    • XbotMK1

      You’re only right about one thing. Nintendo does seem to have less issues and outages than PSN and Xbox Live.

      But that could also be because Nintendo’s network doesn’t receive as much traffic and it doesn’t get attacked as much as PSN and Xbox Live.

    • *Also On PC

      Nintendo Network has about six times the traffic of PSN thanks to the 3DS on top of the Wii U and manages fine (Since the Vita was an abject failure). But please, continue digging your grave about your garbage PSN being the next abject failure :^)

    • Gamez Rule

      https://downdetector.com/status/xbox-live/archive ( this year = over 240 downs )

      https://downdetector.com/status/playstation-network/archive ( this year under 240 downs )

      How can people say XBL is more stable when it’s down just as much this year as PSN ( if not more so in some months ) People have paid for years to use XBL online features and STILL it’s down just as much as PSN.

      Plus Sony have only started charging online access to PS4 gamers ( not PS3 users ) while giving extras to the PS4 users ( something MS didn’t do for many years )

      IF a paid services was better than a free service, then why has XBL been down nearly as many times this year as PSN which is a FREE service to most of it’s users while being a paid service to PS4 only gamers?

      In 6mths PSN has been down 232 times
      In 6mths XBL has been down 212 times

      PS+ give more to the gamer than XBL too for the money

    • Fweds

      Downdetector is not accurate in any way whatsoever.
      The whole thing is based on people going to the site and clicking a box that is their only statistics.

      So some people know about it and decide to report a problem whilst the vast majority probably over 99 percent of console owners don’t know or even care about it so it is totally irrelevant.

      And even then you have to factor in the sad fan boys who go to their “enemies” section and click report a problem so the whole site is a joke.

    • GamerJudge

      Why are you damage controlling? Its clear you have a hard on for anything PS related but you are going it the wrong way. You should be more accepting and less of a child. What this article is trying to point out is true, you bringing up all the problems of Xbox live has (even though true) doesn’t change the fact and point this article is saying, PSN is having to many problems for a network people are paying for.

      I keep seeing this “they copy this and that”…. news flash ALL COMPANIES COPY FROM EACH OTHER. I know chocking. Almost every if not every feature and/or hardware that each console has is not new, so saying that Microsoft copied from Sony or vice versa is silly.

    • XbotMK1

      Actually this article is not “true”.

      The reason why I brought up Xbox Live is to show the double standards and the hypocrisy in this industry and in the media.

      Gamingbolt spreads complete lies about PSN and doesn’t apply those same principles to Xbox Live or even Nintendo’s network.

      Another reason why I brought up Xbox Live is because Terminator goes around praising Xbox Live but criticizes PSN for the same issues Xbox Live has.

      Saying that Microsoft coppied Sony isn’t silly because it proves my point. If Xbox Live is so superior and PSN is so sh*tty, why is Microsoft copying PSN?

      But thanks for your comment.

    • GamerJudge

      “Actually this article is not “true”.”
      This article is true, PSN is having problems and continues to do so and the PS community are tired of it and they want change and I grantee you many find PSN a joke.

      “The reason why I brought up Xbox Live is to show the double standards and the hypocrisy in this industry and in the media.”
      There is no hypocrisy, both PSN and Xbox Live always get their own articles and are attacked/ridiculed when they have problems. Just because gamingbolt didn’t make an article about Xbox live and its problems doesn’t mean they are lying or misinforming.

      “Gamingbolt spreads complete lies about PSN”
      Gamingbolt spread lies? I don’t know about that but some proof is in order.

      “Another reason why I brought up Xbox Live is because Terminator”
      That’s your personal problem with him so it has nothing to do with the article.

      “Saying that Microsoft coppied Sony isn’t silly because it proves my point. If Xbox Live is so superior and PSN is so sh*tty, why is Microsoft copying PSN?”
      One word: FANBOYS. Just because they say Xbox live is superior doesn’t make it true, same with those that say PSN is better. You should know that by now but alas it seems you take it to heart and act like them. “If the PS4 is so superior why is Sony copying some features on the Xbox One?” (Don’t say it isn’t because it is) Copying is not always a bad thing especially when people are asking for said features.

    • Devon Day

      If XbotMK1 is a drone, then *Also on PC has any one of them beat in spades.

      Anyway, Sony really has dropped the ball in terms of network connectivity. If anything, more updates need to happen that affect the network itself; software UI performance being a given by now.

    • *Also On PC

      Sorry I’m gaming on the plain superior platform, peasant :^)

    • Mark

      Lol! What do u expect? U left him some rather spicy breadcrumbs! Hahaaa

    • GamerJudge

      Both networks have been a joke this gen.

  • XbotMK1

    No, the only joke here is Gamingbolt and their endless amount of lies, poor journalism, pointless interviews, missinformation, double standards, poor video game benchmark comparisons, and half-@ssed articles.

    PSN is not a bit of a joke which is why the competition has been copying it, but that is not to say PSN is perfect or doesn’t need some basic features like name changes.

    PSN does not go down frequently. Most of the time PSN issues are mistaken as outages when it is in fact not an outage that prevents people from playing multiplayer. When it does go down, it is for very short periods of time. It can be caused by factors outside of Sony’s control, such as DDOS attacks.

    Facts will always prevail over lies and bias media propaganda meant to discredit PSN.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wRTN97XEASQ

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oSWnbKipBdU

    April 9th
    http://venturebeat.com/2015/04/09/xbox-live-is-down-on-xbox-360/

    April 13th
    http://attackofthefanboy.com/news/xbox-live-status-currently-down-and-limited/

    April 17th
    http://attackofthefanboy.com/news/xbox-live-goes-down-yet-again/

    May 1
    http://www.gamespot.com/articles/update-xbox-live-xbox-website-currently-down/1100-6427051/

    June 22nd
    http://www.gamezone.com/news/xbox-live-down-on-xbox-one-and-360-3420241

    June 15th
    http://www.gamepur.com/news/19220-xbox-live-down-xbox-onex360-after-microsofts-e3-2015-press-conference.html

    July 2nd
    http://venturebeat.com/2015/07/01/xbox-live-down-for-many-on-xbox-one-xbox-360/

    • kma99

      Wow its captain damage control to the rescue. Ps plus has seen outages 4 times in one week and you yourself claimed to have had issues last friday lol. I’m glad you dont represent the rest of the Playstation fanbase at lease they have the guts to stand up for whats right and not just take it with no lube.

    • XbotMK1

      LOL And the first Xbox fanboy shows up. Do the facts upset you Terminater?

      PSN hasn’t gone down 4 times in one week. You’re making up lies because you have no facts. I know because I only experienced issues for 30 minutes 1 time the past week.

      You’re the same fanboy who claims that Xbox Live is so much better then how come you’re never on articles that report Xbox Live outages? We both know why. LOL

      Heres another fact to get your panties in a bunch.

      http://www.datacenterknowledge.com/archives/2013/12/16/year-downtime-top-10-outages-2013/

    • kma99

      I didnt say gone down lol you’re twisting words i said had outages. Yourr trying to list stuff for xbox when you clearly have no clue. You toss that list around every chance you get. Friends list not showing up isnt an outage you moron. I think you need to go outside because this Internet stuff isnt for you. Crybaby.

    • Psionicinversion

      is xbl slower than psn and steam hahahah every network is slower than Steam. Steam rocks others suck

    • *Also On PC

      Reminder that Sony stole Share Play from Steam and everything on that console has stolen everything from PC like screenshots and sharing to youtube.

      The POS4 would be like the POS3 if it wasn’t for PC

    • Anthony

      PC doesn’t have SharePlay

      It’s obvious you’re very jealous.

    • Devon Day

      He is jealous of your superior intellect. Ignore him and debate with other open minded people.

    • *Also On PC

      John Derp your meltdowns are hilarious since you will never seem to get that PSN sucks just as much as xbox live and Steam will always be better and free. What happened to Sony’s investment in servers? No wait they are paying the cast and crew of Powers with PSN money and using the cheapest Rackspace servers instead of having their own server farms like Valve does.

      Enjoy paying for the same servers Nintendo use for their free online. :^)

    • Anthony

      Wow. I never knew Xbox Live was that bad. I wonder why PSN gets so much more hate. Xbox Live has only been copying PSN the past two years and Microsoft was charging for an inferior network when Xbox One launched.

  • Anthony

    PSN receives more traffic than any other gaming network and it gets attacked more often so I don’t understand your dumb article.

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  • *Also On PC

    The meltdowns from $ony shills are beautiful after months of screaming that PSN isn’t garbage. Yet there is a twitter campaign calling it garbage.

    Meanwhile on Steam. No outages, just gaming as it should be, FOR FREE.

    • Kinect

      Steam is just as bad if not worse. Steam is garbage. You can’t deny that.

    • *Also On PC

      Steam is free and Everything works on steam.

      Nope. Can properly deny “steam is garbage” because Steam is the service PSN wishes it could be. Go pay your 30FPS tax, peasant :^)

    • GamerJudge

      That is a lie. Now if you can prove it, please do so.


 

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