PSU.com

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PSU.com
Web address http://www.psu.com
Commercial? Yes
Type of site
Video gaming
Launched 2006
Current status Active

PlayStation Universe (PSU.com) is a website providing news and forums for the PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Portable and PlayStation Vita platforms.

History[edit]

Launched in October 2006, PSU.com is an online PlayStation magazine[1] primarily known for its exclusive news and reviews for the PlayStation 3 console and PlayStation 4. The site features up to the minute previews, features, interviews as well as a wide variety of multimedia content.

PSU.com is a collaboration between UK entrepreneurs Seb Hayes and Kieran O'Neill.[2] The current site is an amalgamation of two former PlayStation sites (PS3Land.com & PS3Portal.com) which were launched in December 2003.

The site's forum members operate a Folding@home team (ranked #52 as of November 2008).[3] In February 2009, PS3Forums was redirected to PSU.com/forums; placing the forum under the PSU.com brand. As of April 2011, the forums reached the 250,000 member mark.[4]

PSU.com Version 2[edit]

On July 25, 2007, PSU.com Version 2 was launched.[5]

Version 2 features:

  • A wider aspect layout (1024px).
  • All new layout of homepage and sub-pages.
  • Tabbed recent articles on the homepage.
  • Video and image commenting and rating system.
  • Downloadable HD videos at full high definition resolution.
  • A PSU RSS feed.

PSU.com Version 3[edit]

On January 30, 2009, PSU.com Version 3 was launched.[6]

PSU.com Trophy Portal[edit]

On March 19, 2009, PlayStation Universe added the most complete and up-to-date collection of all PlayStation Trophies on the web, featuring a large community component with user-submitted Trophy guides and difficulty ratings, as well as areas to chat about individual Trophies. The PSU Trophy Portal features over 3,500 Trophies from over 100 Trophy supported PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Network games.[7]

New management[edit]

In September 2010, PlayStation Universe was turned over to new management.[who?]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Alexa Top 10k". Alexa.com. Retrieved 2013-09-02. 
  2. ^ "Student sells dotcom business for $1.25 million". Bath.ac.uk. 2007-06-04. Retrieved 2013-09-02. 
  3. ^ "Folding@Home Team Summary Page 54376". Folding.extremeoverclocking.com. 2013-01-29. Retrieved 2013-09-02. 
  4. ^ PSU.com Memberlist
  5. ^ PSU.com Launches Version 2
  6. ^ PSU.com Launches Version 3
  7. ^ PSU.com launches PS3 Trophy Portal

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