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.
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.
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.
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....
in the uk SEN is a commonly used term for special educational needs
Here's an idea.....DON'T give fanboys any ideas.
PSN or SEN?? What would you prefer?.. SEN is short term for senator lololol.
Got my email notice today, I'm ready to rumble on February 8!
I hope that theres no issues with this change.. Sony...this better not break my ps3
Should of changed it to Sony Network Entertaintment System!. lol
whoever disagreed is a turd!.
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.
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.
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.
THE PS SEN?! See what i did there?
Exactly what I did the other day -_-
Really? well, it makes SENce....... Also, see what i did thar?
What? Where? Wait do that again! :) I didnt disagree with you btw. [Edit] I believe it's "SENse" with an "s" instead of "c"
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! LOL
It just sucks that there isn't any plan to change the xmb to something better/different!
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