A Text-Message Exploit is Bricking PS4

Multiple PS4 users are reporting that a message exploit is bricking PS4, requiring a factory reset. And some players are allegedly using this to win the match.

To prevent this from happening, set your messages to private, or friend-only.

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Edit: the issue is addressed by Sony and fixed, 

PSN Name Change Became Reality

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Sony officially confirmed that PSN online ID change feature is coming. Selected users who have registered “previous PS4 system software betas” will get access to the PSN Online ID Change feature at first, as beta test, and full rollout for all PS4 users are planned for early 2019.

The first ID change will be free, but it will cost $9.99 after that. For PlayStation Plus members, it will cost $4.99 after the first change.

Sony Confirmed Next Generation PlayStation

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In the interview with the Financial TimesSony’s president and CEO, confirmed next gen PlayStation by saying “At this point, what I can say is it’s necessary to have a next-generation hardware.”.

He didn’t said anything about the name of the console, nor release date. But previously, CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment had suggested that the next PlayStation is at least three years away.

Sony Reset PS Now 7-Day Trial

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Sony announced that they are resetting PS Now 7-day trial. Even if you previously used PS Now or 7-day trial, you can access it again and test it out.

7-day free trial requires credit card and auto-renews at $19.99 per month at the end of the trial period, unless you cancel or subscribe to a different plan.

PlayStation Classic Will Feature Selected Games For Different Regions

Sony recently announced PlayStation Classic, with 20 pre-loaded games. However, SVP of the Sony Interactive Entertainment stated that there will be a few differences in terms of what video game titles are included on the console between the various market regions.