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BAMABLUHD's Avatar BAMABLUHD
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Same thing happened to me with both amazon codes I purchased today. Is there a way to verify that they took? I figure I should be able to see somewhere that I now have two years paid but can't seem to find out how to do this.
Seems that our brothers across the pond have been buying PS4 like drugs. Just read this on Videogamer.com:


Sony has suspended the option to redeem voucher codes on PlayStation 4 as part of an ongoing attempt to stabilise PlayStation Network.

In an update on PlayStation Blog, Sony reiterated that it was "aware that users are experiencing some disruption to the PSN service. To minimise the inconvenience we have suspended the 'redeem voucher' functionality whilst we investigate further.

"Unfortunately this means that money cards, product vouchers, PlayStation Plus vouchers, PS3-PS4 upgrade vouchers and any other vouchers for digital content are not redeemable at this stage. Other PSN features such as log-in, online multi-player gaming, PlayStation Plus trial, PS Store (excluding voucher redemption), trophies, messages, friends etc. are all available.

"We apologise and will provide an update to this announcement soon."

Voucher redemption is the third feature to be suspended on PSN, joining the 'What's New' and 'Content Information Screen' functionality which had already been disabled to help alleviate server load.

Multiple users – VideoGamer.com included – have experienced trouble logging into PSN following the launch of PS4 earlier today.

Yesterday, Sony said that it expected to see a "record number" of players attempting to log in to the service as a result of PlayStation 4's European launch.
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Well that's not exactly rigorous scientific testing. smile.gif

Aww give the kid a break...
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@BAMABLUHD
That explains it, I guess we get what we pay for huh, cheaper subscription service means hiccups in PSN connectivity.
How much did M$ spend on that new server farm?
BAMABLUHD's Avatar BAMABLUHD
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@BAMABLUHD
That explains it, I guess we get what we pay for huh, cheaper subscription service means hiccups in PSN connectivity.
How much did M$ spend on that new server farm?
Can't remember the exact amount, but it was a ton. I expect that form MS though with all that $$ they have. Reality is what it is; Sony just doesn't have much money as a company anymore...

Well, at least they made one hell of a gaming system. Guess things will be good either tomorrow or by Monday on PSN.
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Well, Azure isn't just for gaming. It was built as a massive cloud service for a variety of purposes, their gaming side just happens to benefit from it.

(I believe they spent 300 million expanding it recently)
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What is a game alert? It's in the notifications tab.
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I've wondered the same thing.
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Guys - how do game patches work? I heard that Killzone had a patch. When I turned on my PS4 today I saw a brief notice that it added a Killzone update to the download queue. Then I could not find that message, and did not observe it actually applying the patch in any way, nor could I find it in the logs or history that it had been applied. Yet when I go into the Killzone game menus I see an option to invert the L and R sticks, which I believe was added in this patch, so I'm thinking the patch took.

What way if any exists to be able to confirm what games have been patched and whether they are running the latest patch? Thanks.
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Notifications, downloads. That should have the patch in it. Patches download and install in the background now.
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Notifications, downloads. That should have the patch in it. Patches download and install in the background now.

Thanks. I'll check on that again later today, but when I looked there, I'm pretty sure there was no mention of it there anywhere. I only noticed it because it briefly has a popup about it in the top left corner, but then I could find no trace of the message after that.
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Tried entering my code on my vita , I won't have my PS4 till Monday and it would not accept it.
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Tried entering my code on my vita , I won't have my PS4 till Monday and it would not accept it.

same .. Used my vita as well, much easier. My 30 day stacked but at $30 I went ahead and got two more years which paid up my Sub till 2017
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PSN and Plus are really starting to bother me. I get my code from Amazon, log on to the PS4, enter the code and nothing happens, back to the home screen. No confirmation that it was accepted or rejected or what.

Sony really needs to beef up the infrastructure of this system. Makes me dread every day they sell a bunch of consoles. So basically, we won't have any access AGAIN on Christmas Day either huh? Really blows! I don't want this code hanging around for that long.

I wound up redeeming my Plus code that I got from the Amazon sale on my PS3. But I didn't do it in the store. There is a place to enter it in the account menu.
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I just read that I can change my address to one in the States for digital downloads from Amazon, but I can't find the $30 ps plus deal any longer of course. Is it still available anywhere online?
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I just read that I can change my address to one in the States for digital downloads from Amazon, but I can't find the $30 ps plus deal any longer of course. Is it still available anywhere online?

walmart still has it
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Walmart has the physical card that they ship, and since I don't live in the states I cannot buy it. Any online digital versions of the ps plus for 30 anywhere? I can't find any.
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Fighting the urge to grab Amazon's Vita bundle on Cyber Monday...but if I fail, recommendations on needed memory card size?

75% usage would be for PS4 remote play.
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One size larger than the most you can afford.
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The Plus offers alone will fill a 32GB card if you have been stock piling them like I have.
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Walmart has the physical card that they ship, and since I don't live in the states I cannot buy it. Any online digital versions of the ps plus for 30 anywhere? I can't find any.

It was supposed to be a Friday only sale at most participating retailers and at Sony online store. Just checked SEN store and its back at $50/annual.

PS+ question for the vets; when the feature games say they "expire" on date xyz, does that mean it can't be played again if it is already downloaded and installed or simply it cannot be downloaded if you haven't already?
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The $50 I added to my wallet yesterday still has not shown up on my account and I've gotten no response from Sony via email. Can't believe I'm about to have to dispute a charge from Sony through PayPal. How am I suppose to take advantage of this weekend's PSN Store sales if they won't add my money? I don't expect these kinds of hiccups from a company like Sony, this is just sad.

In theory, the PSN is only going to grow in size from this point forward and these "launch problems" are doing nothing to instill faith in the service, especially if they can't even successfully process a Paypal transaction. For the first time since deciding to switch to the PS4, I miss XBox Live right now. 24 hours later and still no money from Sony, I'll give them another 24 hours before starting the dispute process but this is ridiculous. It may be a long time before I use the PSN Store again, not worth the headaches.
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PS+ question for the vets; when the feature games say they "expire" on date xyz, does that mean it can't be played again if it is already downloaded and installed or simply it cannot be downloaded if you haven't already?

Once you buy it, it's yours. You need to technically purchase free stuff as well. But once it's something you 'own' you can download it again in the future. And of course play it as well. If you don't purchase before the expiration, then you cannot get it in the future.
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The $50 I added to my wallet yesterday still has not shown up on my account and I've gotten no response from Sony via email. Can't believe I'm about to have to dispute a charge from Sony through PayPal. How am I suppose to take advantage of this weekend's PSN Store sales if they won't add my money? I don't expect these kinds of hiccups from a company like Sony, this is just sad.

In theory, the PSN is only going to grow in size from this point forward and these "launch problems" are doing nothing to instill faith in the service, especially if they can't even successfully process a Paypal transaction. For the first time since deciding to switch to the PS4, I miss XBox Live right now. 24 hours later and still no money from Sony, I'll give them another 24 hours before starting the dispute process but this is ridiculous. It may be a long time before I use the PSN Store again, not worth the headaches.
I'm dedicating the playing of "Sweet Home Alabama" to you brother! From the Mecca of Football, ROLL TIDE!
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In theory, the PSN is only going to grow in size from this point forward and these "launch problems" are doing nothing to instill faith in the service, especially if they can't even successfully process a Paypal transaction. For the first time since deciding to switch to the PS4, I miss XBox Live right now. 24 hours later and still no money from Sony, I'll give them another 24 hours before starting the dispute process but this is ridiculous. It may be a long time before I use the PSN Store again, not worth the headaches.

TBF Launches are weird times since everyone is trying to authenticate, download, and use all the network features at the same exact time. It's more like the worse stress test you can think of vs normal use. The total number of people might grow, but I doubt they'll see the same number of concurrent users trying to do the same things for a very, very long time. The networks aren't built for launches, but for normal use and people doing thousands of different things.

The best the admins can do is hope to smooth over the bumps and problems as best they can, because I doubt any company would beef up their network for just a flood period for 24-48 hours, then have excessive service not being used during normal use. It would cost way too much, and you see the same issues popping up when popular games release.

Cloud services can help to spin up new servers, but I'm sure there's still other bottlenecks that just can't handle 1 million people all trying to log in to authenticate at the same time. Still, it's not a good first showing and appearances are everything at launch.
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PS+ question for the vets; when the feature games say they "expire" on date xyz, does that mean it can't be played again if it is already downloaded and installed or simply it cannot be downloaded if you haven't already?

The license expiration date under info should match up with your Plus subs expiration date, it just ties it to your Plus sub. Not sure if it automatically updates on PS4 (PS3 you had to manual do it if you say added more to your sub). If it doesn't, "restore licenses" in PSN account settings should work for that.

As long as you purchased it, it's always in your account purchase history and you can download it and use it with a sub. Anything you purchases $0.01 or more is always yours, plus or not.
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It was supposed to be a Friday only sale at most participating retailers and at Sony online store. Just checked SEN store and its back at $50/annual.

PS+ question for the vets; when the feature games say they "expire" on date xyz, does that mean it can't be played again if it is already downloaded and installed or simply it cannot be downloaded if you haven't already?

If I understand what you're looking at that is the date that the Plus offer expires on. If it's a free game it won't be free anymore and if its a discounted game it won't be discounted anymore. As long as you've downloaded ax Plus game you can always download it again. The only exception to this is one hour trials. Many one hour trials have a date that you have to try it before even if you've already downloaded it.
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I'm dedicating the playing of "Sweet Home Alabama" to you brother! From the Mecca of Football, ROLL TIDE!

saban lost them the game with that decision.. i was shocked when he decided to run the kicker out there considering he can't hit 30 yard field goals. what a great game to watch...
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Guys - how do game patches work? I heard that Killzone had a patch. When I turned on my PS4 today I saw a brief notice that it added a Killzone update to the download queue. Then I could not find that message, and did not observe it actually applying the patch in any way, nor could I find it in the logs or history that it had been applied. Yet when I go into the Killzone game menus I see an option to invert the L and R sticks, which I believe was added in this patch, so I'm thinking the patch took.

What way if any exists to be able to confirm what games have been patched and whether they are running the latest patch? Thanks.

On the game tile on the home screen, press options button on controller then select update history. It lists each update that has been applied and what has been changed/added.
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Was able to get the playstation plus 12 month card to work going through account management.
This was failing yesterday and earlier today. See Kotaku for more info and good luck.
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Noticed something earlier today. While in AC4, hoped over to NHL game center app and was asked if I wanted to suspend AC4. Didn't think it was anything serious, but soon as I finished in the app and launched the game, it picked up right where I left off. Anyone else encounter this? Did Sony secretly patch game suspend for apps, because pretty sure last time I tried it it closed out the game I was in.

Thanks also for the response to PS+ guys. Makes sense.
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