A Message from the PSNStores Staff

Posted by on July 31st, 2017 | 12 Comments | Tags:

You may have noticed that we’ve slowed up a bit over the last few months. We’re all right. You’re all right. Knack’s all right.

If you didn’t know, PSNStores.com has always been composed of a small group of passionate (volunteer) games journalists. For a while now, we’ve been about five people large. We all have jobs and other responsibilities, and over the years, those responsibilities have demanded more of our time. It has become difficult to devote the proper time needed to run a kickass games site. From here on out, you may not see many:

  • Reviews
  • Previews
  • Gameplay Glimpses/Videos
  • Store Updates/Sneak Peaks
  • Live Streams
  • Regular Podcasts
  • Event Coverage
  • Interviews

We are planning on getting the Podcats together for a farewell episode. If you follow us on Twitter, you can keep in touch with that news as well as our other, separate shenanigans.

Brad, Chris, Collin, Curtis, and Eric

We may also post a podcast discussion or an article now and again. The transition has been tough for us. We really like PSN games and we really liked covering them. Thanks for following us throughout the years!

  • Devin Hudson

    Ugh, I don’t even know what to say. I figured this kind of post would be coming sooner or later, but it’s still pretty sad to actually see it.

    I don’t even remember how I discovered this place, but as soon as I did it pretty much instantly became one of my favorite gaming websites to go to. It was the best place to go to get all of the PSN news and reviews you could ever want. The coverage was top notch, and the writers were friendly and engaging.

    I’m definitely going to miss this place, but I’m also grateful for all the time I’ve had to enjoy it. I appreciate all of the artcles you’ve posted, comments you’ve responded to, podcasts and videos you’ve recorded, and even that stint you had with the forums. Thanks to all of the staff members both past and present, and good luck to all of you in any future endeavors.

    • Chris

      Thanks Devin!

    • PSPenguin

      Thank you so much, it means a lot!

    • Collin Crowder

      Thank you for the kind words Devin!

  • KosmoCrisis

    One at a time, the pillars will fall.

  • Chris

    Didn’t really imagine all the cool stuff I would get to see and all the great people I would meet when I started this little site 8 years ago. From all the podcasts, to events, to even the live streams, I loved every minute working on the site.

    I was the king of Divekick at E3 thanks to the site. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2XEYzDmwmjE

    I haven’t really been involved with the site for quite some time now (my actual job was a conflict of interests). But I was still proud of the work Curtis and crew put out. I still remember the day we got added to Metacritic, the staff chat was full of excitement.

    I don’t expect the site to go down anytime soon, I will still be paying the server bill. We are going to move the hosting though so it is a bit cheaper. The site might be slower, but that is better than nothing.

    Catch you all on PSN, I will be playing Destiny 2 for sure.

    • KosmoCrisis

      Stop, you’re making me cry. I had a great time writing and doing those crazy video chat interviews. I’ve missed it very much, although my three kids have kept me quite busy. I have thought about reigniting some of those features on a serious note. Never stopped pinballing. What can I say, I’m a pin-Baller.

  • Daniel

    Oh I’m really glad to hear you guys are alright. I’m not gonna lie, I’ll really miss the podcasts, humour, insights, and Knack talk. The one time I played Rocket League with you guys was fun too! (of course)

    Brad, Chris, Collin, Curtis, and Eric you are all pretty cool.

    All the best for all of you.


    • PSPenguin

      Thanks and yeah, that night of Rocket League was a lot of fun!

    • Collin Crowder

      Thanks Daniel for all of the support over the years!

  • Eric G

    Thanks for the kind words, all.

    I can’t say enough about the importance this site has played in my life. A friend came over the other day and saw all the expo Media tags I have and said, “man, you’ve had a good life.” It was partially in jest, but made me think about PSNStores more than I already do. I got to meet the people making these magical games. We as a team were a (major, in my opinion) part of indie games becoming a commonplace part of the industry at large. I’m glad we (mostly) stuck to our guns and shone a light on the little devs.

    I also got to be number one at something in the US/EU and make a bunch of memories through that endeavor. (One of the original cabinet creators f*cking bowed to me for my expertise in the game. Always a fun story to tell.)

    I have to use the end of this comment to plug the fact that I’m making games now. My site is eeease.itch.io and if you want to keep in touch with me, you know what username I’ll be using for everything.

    Thanks again to everyone who made this site such a special little part of the Internet. Never forget the Chillstation and PSNCycleStores and SENStores and shittysonysite.com…

  • Chris

    Still my favorite mp game on psn