As of today, further details surrounding the PlayStation Networks' impending name change to the Sony Entertainment Network has emerged.
Time to cause some sen.
Time to get a joke writer...
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.
I'm just curious what this means for PS+... Is it now SEN+?
I'm sure it'll be psn+ from SEN.
It was never called PSN+, it was always just PlayStation Plus. There's no need to change the name of that service.
Article is misinformative and jumps to wrong conclusions. Only the accounts will change name. The service itself will remain PSN.
Does this mean we might be able to get a PSN ID change feature in the works!?
it's already here. but only for japanese accounts.
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.
So it's all about Name and terms of service ?! I thought there would be a new XMB
Huh..well you thought wrong.
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?
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.
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.
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!
Hopefully with this change and integration of services, they will implement a Name Change feature
NO F**KING FEATURE TO UPGRADE A SUB-ACCOUNT TO A MASTER ACCOUNT. SUCH A EASY F**KING FEATURE THAT THEY HAVEN'T/CAN'T IMPLEMENT. /rant How hard is it to give up this option. I mean, F**KING REALLY?
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.
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...
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. @Fylus You should have just made another account all those years 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.
Wouldnt be surprised if there are changes that will up the cost on some features going forward.
Sen's Fortress? O_o
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.
Watch out for the giant golem and giants throwing stuff at you.
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.
LOL that's the troll's theory. Everyone else knows about their integration plan.
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.
Tenkay23....you are a fanboy.....a sony one;)
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.
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.