PlayStation network down
PSN has been experiencing issues that resulted in the service going offline for some time, and as of today, after some routine maintenance, everything should be back to normal, and you'll be back to getting thrashed by 11 year olds at a variety of games.
It started off with gamers noticing that download speeds were reducing and the waiting time to complete online content transfers was far, far too long too. Gamers were also struggling to sign-in to play online, which is fine if you always play solo, but no cop if you bought a PS4 especially to take on people from around the world.
Sony said: "You may be experiencing issues related to launching certain games or game functionality. This is due to factors external to PSN. We are tracking the progress of the resolution of the issue."
So, today, the service was down for an hour and a half: "Routine maintenance and improvements for PlayStation Network will be performed for approximately 1.5 hours on Monday, June 29, 9:30 p.m. PDT (June 30, 4:30 a.m. GMT) to June 29, 11:00 p.m. PDT (June 30, 6:00 a.m. GMT). Anyone who already has a PlayStation Network account can still sign in to their PlayStation Network profile, play games, and use most applications while this maintenance is carried out," announced the PlayStation Network's status page."
"However, PSN account holders will not be able to access certain PSN features, such as PlayStation Video and Account Management. Users will also not be able to make purchases from the PlayStation Store or complete a transaction during this time window."
"Sony apologizes for the inconvenience and also advises that users activate their PS4 console as the primary console prior to the start of the routine maintenance on June 29."