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Launched in October 2006, PSU.com is an online PlayStation magazine 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. 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). 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.
PSU.com Version 2
On 25 July 2007, PSU.com Version 2 was launched.
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
On 30 January 2009, PSU.com Version 3 was launched.
PSU.com Trophy Portal
On 19 March 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.
In September 2010, PlayStation Universe was turned over to new management.[who?]
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- PSU.com Memberlist
- PSU.com Launches Version 2
- PSU.com Launches Version 3
- PSU.com launches PS3 Trophy Portal