Connect with us

Gaming

PSN ID Changes Are Finally Live, But With Some BIG Caveats

blank

Published

on

PSN username changes

PlayStation gamers have been waiting ages for the ability to change their PSN ID, with Sony finally announcing last year that the feature was coming soon. Well, it has officially gone live today, giving those who have grown tired (or embarrassed) of their current ID the ability to finally fix that.

Sony made things official over on the PlayStation Blog, where they also broke down what you need to do in order to change your current ID. Thankfully, it really isn’t all that complicated. The process is detailed below:

How to Change PSN ID

On your PS4 go to settings > Account Management > Account Information > Profile > Online ID. You’ll then be able to select PSN Profile and then edit to change your current ID. If you’d rather take care of things through your web browser, then you can just use this link. A cool feature included is the ability to display your old name next to your new one for 30 days, which allows your friends to see that you’ve changed IDs and know who you are.

If you’re wondering what the restrictions are, you’ll be happy to know that this whole thing works very similarly to how it does over on the Xbox consoles. Your first name change is absolutely free, though each subsequent name change will cost $9.99. Still, you’ll be able to revert back to previous names at no charge at any time. As an added bonus, PS Plus members will be able to change their names for just $4.99 after the initial free one.

As was alluded to in the title, however, there are some big caveats that come with utilizing this new feature. First up we have the fact that only games published after April 1, 2018 are fully supported, though now Sony is claiming there are rare instances where that might not be the case. Anything prior to that comes with a laundry list of issues, which are the following:

-Your previous Online ID may remain visible to you and other players in some areas.

-You may lose progress within games, including game saved data, leaderboard data, and progress towards Trophies.

-Parts of your game and applications may not function properly both online and offline.

-You may lose access to content (including paid-for content) that you may have acquired for your games including content like add-ons and virtual currency.

While it’s cool to finally have access to this feature, the issues that come with it are too steep for me to consider taking the plunge. I’m happy enough with my PSN ID, and wouldn’t risk losing game progress, games not playing correctly or even losing content. This won’t be as big of an issue for new PSN gamers, but for those who have been on it for nearly a decade the price is too steep.

Industry veteran who has published thousands of articles across a variety of websites. I'm here to provide quality content in a timely manner regarding just about any topic you can think of.

Gaming

The director of Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth is making a final plea to content creators regarding spoilers

blank

Published

on

blank

Final Fantasy VII Rebirth is on the horizon, with our review already available. There’s just one week left until the game’s official release on February 29th, exclusively on PS5. This highly anticipated sequel to Remake, based on one of the most beloved video game stories, is best experienced without any spoilers, according to creative director Tetsuya Nomura.

On Twitter, Nomura made a final request for players and content creators to avoid spoiling the game for others, especially on social media and video-sharing platforms, where spoilers can spread rapidly. Naturally, there’s a specific moment that everyone is eagerly anticipating to see how it will compare to the 1997 original, and it’s bound to be quite chaotic on launch day. Nevertheless, Nomura still holds onto a glimmer of hope for humanity and has made a seemingly impossible request for content creators to exercise a degree of restraint.

It’s important to remember to include spoiler warnings when sharing content related to the game’s story on social media and video-sharing sites to avoid spoiling the experience for others. I would greatly appreciate it if you could avoid using scenes from important parts of the story in your video thumbnails.

https://x.com/finalfantasyvii/status/1760605439698591859?s=20

Nomura points out that the developers intentionally did not limit the recording and sharing features of the PS5 for any aspect of the game. They believe players should have the freedom to share and discuss their favorite gameplay moments. It remains to be seen if that trust was justified.

Do you think players and content creators will follow Nomura’s request and minimize spoilers? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments section below.

Continue Reading

Gaming

Xbox may want to become more acquainted with the Platinum Trophies on PS5 and PS4

blank

Published

on

blank

Obsidian’s first Xbox game, Pentiment, a historical adventure, is now available on the PS5 and PS4. From what we’ve seen, this port of a highly popular game seems to be solid, and we aim to provide you with a review soon. Meanwhile, one aspect caught our attention regarding the conversion that Microsoft may need to address in the future.

Pentiment’s list of Trophies perfectly mirrors its Xbox Achievements, featuring identical descriptions, titles, and icons. There is a slight variation between the two versions: PlayStation offers 42 trophies to unlock, whereas Xbox provides 41 achievements to earn. The distinction lies in the Platinum Trophy, which is awarded once you have collected all the other trinkets in the set.

Since it’s not included in the original game, the developer has not named the trophy, so it appears as ‘PlatinumTrophy’ in the list. This has already generated amusement among Trophy enthusiast communities. “They chose such a basic name for the Platinum Trophy and somehow still messed it up,” a fan expressed.

This issue is quite insignificant in the bigger picture and could likely be fixed with a quick update or patch. As Microsoft gains more experience with PlayStation development, we hope their command of the Trophy system will improve. After all, those platinums are difficult to earn and deserve a more memorable name.

Continue Reading

Gaming

Brock Lesnar and Vince McMahon have been excluded from the final roster of WWE 22K24

blank

Published

on

blank

2K Sports unveiled the complete roster for the upcoming WWE 2K24, featuring more than 204 playable superstars, including 70 Legends who are no longer part of the main rosters, along with eight managers. However, fans were quick to point out the absence of some notable names from the list: 7-time WWE Champion Brock Lesnar and former WWE chairman and CEO Vince McMahon. Lesnar was previously excluded from the Forty Years of WrestleMania edition.

Following accusations of sex trafficking against McMahon by a former WWE employee, a report from the Wall Street Journal brought the issue to light. Although Lesnar’s name was not directly mentioned in the proceedings, insiders informed the WSJ that he was the unidentified WWE champion in question. McMahon refuted the allegations but stepped down as WWE CEO the day following the federal lawsuit.

Nonetheless, Lesnar and McMahon will still be present in the game. GameSpot has reported that the Lesnar vs. Undertaker match from WrestleMania 30 may be included in Showcase mode. It is speculated that another match already confirmed for Showcase mode (Stone Cold vs. The Rock, WrestleMania 17) will probably include an appearance from McMahon as well.

WWE 2K24 will be available for purchase on March 8th for PS5 and PS4, or March 5th for those interested in the Deluxe or WrestleMania editions.

 

Continue Reading

Trending