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PSNEurope: Not PlayStation Network Europe

An explanation for those in doubt

Although thankfully wasn’t targeted by a DDoS (distributed denial-of-service) attack over Christmas, that didn’t stop a few disgruntled gamers voicing to us their displeasure that Sony’s PlayStation Network (PSN) was.

Twitter user psyklone (

@AskPlayStation@SonyPS4@PSNEurope Christmas ruined and couldnt use my shiny new PS4 until after the holiday and all we get is 5-days PSN!

— psyklone (@psykl0ne) January 2, 2015

” target=”_blank”>@psykl0ne) told us his Christmas was ruined, and that he is unhappy with Sony’s offer of five days’ PSN membership as compensation. We would be, too, psyklone. To ease the pain, we suggest you take out a free subscription to PSNEurope, which is much more enjoyable than exciting video games with guns and explosions and suchlike.

aronero91 (

@AngelySaras@PSNEurope estos tíos pongan juegos gratis y dejen los servidores

— aronero91 (@The_Kympo32) December 27, 2014

” target=”_blank”>@The_Kympo32) added: “[T]hese guys put free games and stop the servers”. Not strictly true, aronero91 – the servers were downed by hackers. But we know you’re angry so we’ll let it slide.

henry (

Por fin cabromes ya era hora

— henry (@henry050482) December 27, 2014

” target=”_blank”>@henry050482), from Barcelona, said: “[F]inally about time bastards” [sic]. Well, there’s no need for that.

Finally, Tatenda Mugomba quipped on Facebook: “stop smiling and fix psn” (presumably addressing IPE’s Colin Judge, TSL’s Chris Exelby and TSL’s David MacGregor, none of which, as far as we know, work for Sony either).

So, to conclude, PSNEurope is not the online gaming service PlayStation Network. Up next: stories describing how PSNEurope is also not Guatemalan political party Partido Solidaridad Nacional, the Puget Sound Navigation Company or Parson Street railway station!

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