Thanks to the recent hacking catastrophe that left Sony’s PlayStation Network offline for nearly a month, online gaming for PlayStation users seems to be a rare treat these days. To help you get the most out of PSN when it is available, a new iPhone application will tell you when you’re good to game.
PSN Status is a free iPhone app that boasts one simple purpose – to tell you quickly and simply whether or not PlayStation Network is online. It has no fancy features and you don’t need to long in with your PSN credentials – just open it up and get PSN’s status straight away.
And for all those times when it is down and you find yourself twiddling your thumbs while you stare longingly at that nice new game you just bought to play with your friends online, Touch Arcade points out a nice little application that jokingly emulates an Xbox on your iPhone… so at least you can pretend you have a console that achieves its full potential.
Can you tell I’m a bitter PlayStation 3 owner?