Submitted by jwk94 888d ago | news

Further Details Surrounding PSN’s Change To SEN Emerge

As of today, further details surrounding the PlayStation Networks' impending name change to the Sony Entertainment Network has emerged. (PS Vita, PS3, Sony, Tag Invalid)

Alternative Sources
FlareDReborn  +   888d ago
Time to cause some sen.
Godmars290  +   888d ago
Time to get a joke writer...
blumatt  +   888d ago
Changing PSN to SEN is so that you can login to multiple Sony services using one login ID and password. It makes perfect sense. Sony will be able to integrate all their services into one big service. You'll have Sony TVs (and hopefully other brands as well), laptops, tablets, etc. where you can log in to your SEN account and have access to whatever services you're subscribed to, and hopefully even some PlayStation-related content.
#1.1.1 (Edited 888d ago ) | Agree(37) | Disagree(7) | Report
HebrewHammer  +   888d ago
I'm just curious what this means for PS+... Is it now SEN+?
shoddy  +   888d ago
I'm sure it'll be psn+ from SEN.
Raoh  +   888d ago
bradgrenz  +   887d ago
It was never called PSN+, it was always just PlayStation Plus. There's no need to change the name of that service.
Abriael  +   888d ago
Article is misinformative and jumps to wrong conclusions. Only the accounts will change name. The service itself will remain PSN.
FACTUAL evidence  +   888d ago
Does this mean we might be able to get a PSN ID change feature in the works!?
Lulz_Boat  +   888d ago
it's already here. but only for japanese accounts.
Mit  +   888d ago
Lulz, you're wrong. It isn't an online name change. For an example, lets say your original name is lulz_boat, but you changed it to lulz; you'd only be able to see it on your friends list.

So if you were to go into something like PS home, or a game, everyone will still see you as lulz_boat instead of lulz. Also if I wanted to send a message to you, but you are not on my friends list, I'd have to send the message to Lul_boat because your ID isn't really lulz.....so it's only a change for your friends list to see. so everyone will know you as lulz_boat still. It's not a actual ID change feature like XBL.

EDIT: Also, even when you change your name now on the jap psn, you can't see yourself,or friends as the changed name anymore.....you guys can also all have the same name because it's not an official name change. I can tell you've never really tried it before, you've probably only heard about it. You should try things before you state stuff.
#1.3.2 (Edited 888d ago ) | Agree(3) | Disagree(3) | Report
CarlitoBrigante  +   888d ago
Abdou23  +   888d ago
So it's all about Name and terms of service ?!
I thought there would be a new XMB
SaffronCurse  +   888d ago
Huh..well you thought wrong.
jwk94  +   888d ago
You didn't read the first article did you?

If this did add any new features, I'm hoping for XG Invites, if the PS3 is capable of that. Is it?
#2.2 (Edited 888d ago ) | Agree(6) | Disagree(4) | Report | Reply
MrBeatdown  +   888d ago
PSN actually already supports cross-game invites, it's just that many developers don't use the feature. Modern Warfare 2 had them. If you received a message inviting you to play, and you accepted, you would be prompted to quit whatever game you were playing, asked to insert MW2, and then you'd be brought right into the match.
jwk94  +   888d ago
Thanks for the clarification, I do realize that some games support it, as is the case with In-game music. But I'd like to see this feature implemented across all PS3 games if it would be possible to do that with a simple update.
Hx3KinG  +   888d ago
In what way does the PS3 benefit from XG invites anyway? receiving an invite for a game your not even playing, is wanted that badly? dont make sense to me!
YourFlyness  +   888d ago
Hopefully with this change and integration of services, they will implement a Name Change feature
TheHater  +   888d ago

How hard is it to give up this option. I mean, F**KING REALLY?
Lex_Dangerously  +   888d ago
Something tells me that you wish to change your master account..... I know I know, I'm quite perceptive....... ;)

Also I liked that you typed /rant then proceeded to talk more about it. Lol.

Ot: SEN.... that will definitely take some getting used to. But I don't mind the name change.
Fylus  +   888d ago
I agree with him though. I've been a sub since launch and I haven't been able to purchase ANYTHING from the store. Also, I'm Level 12, so I'm definitely not going to create a new account like Sony has told me to... I've spent years working on it, I'm not giving that up just because Sony doesn't want to bother with us measly little sub guys...
SilentNegotiator  +   888d ago
Because the person in charge of the master account (perhaps a parent or one of two roommates) won't WANT a sub-account (kid, other roommate, etc) to become a master account.

You should have just made another account all those years ago.
Kstaa18  +   888d ago
Other Playstation services suck anyway. And SEN just doesn't feel right.
OPINION: read article that the Playstation brand should be dropped. Is this the first step in making a "Sony" brand console.
Mr-Dude   888d ago | Immature | show | Replies(1)
dkp23  +   888d ago
Wouldnt be surprised if there are changes that will up the cost on some features going forward.
OSIRUSSS  +   888d ago
Sen's Fortress? O_o
Fylus  +   888d ago
Haha that's what came to mind at first when I read "SEN" is the new name. I assume the disagrees are from people who either don't know Japanese mythology, or haven't played Dark Souls.
Game4life  +   888d ago
Watch out for the giant golem and giants throwing stuff at you.
Tenkay23  +   888d ago
My theory is Sony wants to avoid the hacker attack that occurred last spring so they are ditching the PSN name. Also, it allows them to integrate all their hardware and software to one account. Sony pictures, Tv, ps3, vita, laptops, etc. Kind of like an apple ID but with Sony.
DebateMaster  +   888d ago
LOL that's the troll's theory. Everyone else knows about their integration plan.
Tenkay23  +   888d ago
I'm not trolling. I'm saying it's like a rebranding so that new customers don't associate the PSN as the network that got attacked. Obviously the hackers know lol. An example is KFC.

Their original name was Kentucky fried chicken but after the late 90's research talked about how bad trans fats and fried foods were, they changed their name to just KFC and don't call themselves Kentucky fried chicken anymore.

PSN is now associated with "that network that got hacked, I want nothing to do with that (a parent buying a ps3 for their young child)". Switching to SEN is marketing genius.

I own all of sonys products, I'm not a fanboy lol.
Why o why  +   888d ago
Tenkay23....you are a fanboy.....a sony one;)
SilentNegotiator  +   888d ago
Hacker #1: Let's attack PSN again!
Hacker #2: Okay! ........hmmmm, it seems they have changed the name.
Hacker #1: OMG....what are we gonna do?! If we don't know the name, we'll never be able to attack the exact same servers we attacked before!
Hacker #2: We're LOST!
Hacker #1: We're doomed!
Hacker #1 and #2: DERP DERP DERP

The name change has nothing to do with avoiding hackers, simply because that would do absolutely nothing to interfere.
gatormatt80  +   888d ago
I think he meant the public's perception of the hack itself and not abt trying to avoid being hacked again by just changing their name.
SilentNegotiator  +   888d ago
Even if that's the case....do you really think these internet extremists are going to forget that easy? I wouldn't really mix the "public" with shut-ins.

He said this, though: "My theory is Sony wants to avoid the hacker attack"
....he didn't say "escape the stigma created by the hack", he suggested that they wanted to avoid another attack.
DebateMaster  +   888d ago
You don't get it. If you read the article about Kaz being CEO you would know he plans to integrate Sony products into an ecosystem.
Ethereal  +   888d ago
Again, "PlayStation Network" name isnt changing. All thats changing is that instead of a playstation network account you will have a universial SEN account that works on PSN and other sony services. They are not ditching the PSN name....
#9 (Edited 888d ago ) | Agree(3) | Disagree(4) | Report | Reply
USEYOURFIST  +   888d ago
in the uk SEN is a commonly used term for special educational needs
SilentNegotiator  +   888d ago
Here's an idea.....DON'T give fanboys any ideas.
Agent_hitman  +   888d ago
PSN or SEN?? What would you prefer?..

SEN is short term for senator lololol.
Ace_Man_6  +   888d ago
Got my email notice today, I'm ready to rumble on February 8!
typeN8  +   888d ago
I hope that theres no issues with this change..

Sony...this better not break my ps3
Elite-uk  +   888d ago
Should of changed it to Sony Network Entertaintment System!. lol
#14 (Edited 888d ago ) | Agree(3) | Disagree(3) | Report | Reply
Elite-uk  +   887d ago
whoever disagreed is a turd!.
Half-Mafia  +   888d ago
Im still confused.

It says your Playsation Network Account will change to a SEN account. But does that mean the PSN name is staying for the service?

Over the last 24 hours or so ive been trying to call it SEN, but i cant. So im going to just stick to calling it PSN.

Also this is new 'Information about pre-ordering content' Does this mean Steam like pre downloading is on its way.
Elite-uk  +   887d ago
Its on its way alright, you only need to look @ the way they trying to kill off pre-owned games... aka the bargin bin!.

Soon we'll have to pay a subscription to press X, lol.
#15.1 (Edited 887d ago ) | Agree(0) | Disagree(0) | Report | Reply
hazardman  +   888d ago
Its basically gonna work like Windows ID in a way. I'm all for the change but I don't think a name change was necessary.
SnotyTheRocket  +   888d ago
THE PS SEN?! See what i did there?
Liquid_Ocelot  +   888d ago
Exactly what I did the other day -_-
SnotyTheRocket  +   888d ago
Really? well, it makes SENce....... Also, see what i did thar?
Liquid_Ocelot  +   887d ago
What? Where? Wait do that again! :)

I didnt disagree with you btw.

I believe it's "SENse" with an "s" instead of "c"
#17.2 (Edited 887d ago ) | Agree(0) | Disagree(0) | Report | Reply
taijutsu363  +   888d ago
Now that we're SEN we can do anything!
Now that we're SEN we are invincible!
Now that we're SEN we got the stuff we're tough enough to save the day!
We never had a chance when we were PSN!
No! NO! NO!
Put take a look out what Sony did!
Ha! HA! HA!
iWishTifaWasReal  +   888d ago
oky bro
SSKILLZ  +   888d ago
ok bro
Sniperwithacause  +   888d ago
It just sucks that there isn't any plan to change the xmb to something better/different!

Add comment

You need to be registered to add comments. Register here or login
New stories

Skip Fish in Fish Out of Water on Android

17m ago - Carl Williams writes, "Anyone that grew up near just about any size a body of water with some loo... | Android

Lego: The Hobbit Review | VGU

53m ago - Is Lego: The Hobbit Worthy of Smaug's Treasure Collection, Or Is It Best Left Hidden Under The Mo... | PC

Light Review | Hardcore Gamer

2h ago - Light feels like as if it is taking place inside the map radar HUD of Metal Gear Solid. So in ess... | PC

New Scribblenauts Unmasked Toys Announced

2h ago - DC Collectibles, a division of DC Comics, have announced the fifth and sixth series of action fig... | Culture

Study Game Design at DeVry

Now - DeVry University, is an accredited* university offering you the flexibility of over 90 locations, online courses and a wide variety of bachelor's a... | Promoted post

Transworld Endless Skater Cheats And Tips

2h ago - Robert Workman (Modojo): Remember the PlayStation era, when you built combos and met scoring chal... | iPhone