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Link Your PlayStation Underground and PLAYSTATION Network Identities

Chris Hagedorn's Avatar + Posted by Chris Hagedorn on Jul 16, 2008 // PlayStation Rewards Team

We wanted to share with you the new ability to add more convenience to your PLAYSTATION Network experience by linking your PlayStation Underground ID with your PLAYSTATION Network ID.

The PlayStation Underground is the community of PlayStation fans you join by creating an account on PlayStation.com or by registering a PlayStation product. As an Underground member, you can participate in community forums and manage your account on PlayStation.com. Underground members are also kept “in the know” about new games, hardware, events and contests—so you can maximize your PlayStation experience.

Linking your IDs is a new feature on PlayStation.com that allows you to make the connection between your Underground ID on PlayStation.com, and your PLAYSTATION Network ID that you use for online gaming. So, for example, the people you play with online (using your PSN ID) will be able to read the forum posts you’ve made on PlayStation.com (using your Underground ID) and see that you are the same person. Once you’re linked up you’ll also receive a PSN ID graphic including your Avatar and “About Me” Message that has been made portable for the Web.

Having an ID that you can post on your favorite social networking sites and gaming communities allows you to amp up your visibility throughout the PlayStation universe. You can use your beloved (or feared) PSN ID wherever you go on the web and everyone from your buddies on your Friend List to newbie gaming challengers will know you by your PSN ID. For complete details, go here and read all about it. From there, it’s pretty easy to get started linking up.

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+ eric1018 on July 16th, 2008 at 11:41 am said:

I like the idea of linking, but currently, my psn to psu linkage is having a problem.


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+ notmarealname on July 16th, 2008 at 11:43 am said:

i like this!


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+ Engine on July 16th, 2008 at 11:43 am said:

Kind of old news lol. When was the update last week?

Still an awesome feature though :)


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+ Popster2 on July 16th, 2008 at 11:44 am said:

It seems to me the Portable ID does not update on what game you are playing?


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+ Dr-MoHD on July 16th, 2008 at 11:45 am said:

fourth comment :D


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+ tsaksyapune on July 16th, 2008 at 11:45 am said:

nice, hopefully they work on loading trophy information faster next, i wanna see sum1′s trophy but it just takes forever.


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+ cmargary on July 16th, 2008 at 11:45 am said:

That’s cool… I already did it when comes the first day of it…

@eric

try it in internet explorer because I had problems too in firefox 3

@Sony
Release the video store to Puerto Rico, the marketplace let us since day one. We are part of the US soo…


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+ Dr-MoHD on July 16th, 2008 at 11:45 am said:

^^^
5th :(


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+ alexbhp on July 16th, 2008 at 11:46 am said:

I’ve done this already, I wish in the future my portable ID will show which game I’m playing.


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+ stefen on July 16th, 2008 at 11:46 am said:

This is great!

One thing though, I linked the wrong PSN id. Is there any way to unlink it? There was no confirmation page and it didn’t show what PSN name I was linking. It just did it and I can’t fix it. Help!


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+ babybluedb on July 16th, 2008 at 11:46 am said:

the feature is nice not one of the things on my list but always nice to get a new feature so im not complaining already linked mine acouple days ago or was it yesterday?


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+ TRIX_BOL on July 16th, 2008 at 11:47 am said:

I like this the feature added to the PlayStation community and PlayStation Underground. I was really looking forward for this. Now what we just need are more PLAYSTATION NETWORK avatars, and PlayStation HOME.


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+ eric1018 on July 16th, 2008 at 11:48 am said:

@7
I am in ie and i actually made a thread in the forums on this…lol…check it out if you want :)


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+ r-nice on July 16th, 2008 at 11:48 am said:

Good move by Sony.

Viewing the Friends List online doesn’t always work though. Worked fine for a day or two, then it went back to giving me instructions on how to link my ID…even though i’ve already done it.


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+ Atoms on July 16th, 2008 at 11:48 am said:

I linked my account and everything went wrong! Help!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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+ Stallone on July 16th, 2008 at 11:49 am said:

Video store in Canada plz!!! We’re ready to spend money in ur video store! Where is it!


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+ JBruno on July 16th, 2008 at 11:50 am said:

well, i think we need a Trophies section in the personal webpage too.


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    + Chris Hagedorn on July 16th, 2008 at 2:10 pm said:

    We\’re always looking to improve the user experience. We\’re listening to everyone\’s feedback and we have a long list of features coming to the PSN – linking your ID on the web is just a first step.


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+ skaterricky on July 16th, 2008 at 11:51 am said:

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Thank You… Now we need to Link all that with out Playstation Blog!!!!

Then Have a Sign-in on our PSP then we will all be set that way we have keep up with all of our messages! :D

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+ skaterricky on July 16th, 2008 at 11:52 am said:

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Thank You… Now we need to Link all that with our Playstation Blog!!!! ;)

Then Have a Sign-in on our PSP then we will all be set that way we have keep up with all of our messages! :

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+ mobiletone on July 16th, 2008 at 11:52 am said:

what we need is this blog linked to our PSN id’s, that would stop all the trolls.

and an OFFICIAL EU blog would be nice too.

you americans have got it pretty sweet. jammy dogs.
loving all the E3 stuff you’ve been posting.


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+ MrDuran on July 16th, 2008 at 11:53 am said:

Linked mine a few days ago. It would be great if our Trophies and what game we are playing also shows up on our graphic.

Also the next step is to allow us to send and receive PSN messages from our PSU account.


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    + Chris Hagedorn on July 16th, 2008 at 2:12 pm said:

    Hey, these are all great suggestions. Keep \’em coming!


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    + Chris Hagedorn on July 16th, 2008 at 2:14 pm said:

    Hey, these are all great suggestions. Keep \’em coming!


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+ yunier91 on July 16th, 2008 at 11:55 am said:

old news but still great…


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+ miakeru on July 16th, 2008 at 11:56 am said:

Where’s the Facebook application for this? :)


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+ Captain Fury on July 16th, 2008 at 11:56 am said:

it should atleast show your Level. I know your runing the basics for now so its all good…

dont block Puerto Rico from the the video store, we are a US territory and also Region 1 (XBLM let us buy movies since day one)


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+ neo_bahamut on July 16th, 2008 at 11:57 am said:

I like the idea, but I can’t figure how to show my id on the PS3 forums. I copied the html code to my signature field but nothing is shown.

PS. There should be away to link the PS Blog account, the PS Underground account and the PSN ID.


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+ DankandSticky on July 16th, 2008 at 11:58 am said:

no point without trophies….. I assume its just a matter of time..


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+ BHard on July 16th, 2008 at 11:59 am said:

Little by little this network is getting better. Great to see how it’s evolving


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+ MrDuran on July 16th, 2008 at 11:59 am said:

@25

I had that problem when I first did the linking, but somehow it just started working a little while after.


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+ stewey on July 16th, 2008 at 11:59 am said:

Alright did this last week. Been trying out the video service. I like it but I understand why my purchases dont show up in the d/l list. If I can’t copy my movies to my external HDD drive either then I won’t ever use the service. It’d fill up my HD too fast :(


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+ mobiletone on July 16th, 2008 at 12:00 pm said:

https://secure.eu.playstation.com/sign-in/

refuses to let me sign in anymore. FAIL!!


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+ mobiletone on July 16th, 2008 at 12:01 pm said:

eu.playstation.com

refuses to let me sign in anymore. FAIL!!


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+ Stoffinator on July 16th, 2008 at 12:01 pm said:

This is pretty cool. Now we just need to be able to message each other from other sources. ;-]


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+ C-h-a-o-s on July 16th, 2008 at 12:04 pm said:

There’s a few problems with this, one not being able to hide your PSN, and second the PSN name over shadows the PSU name on the forums. I know it’s nice to share your PSN but to some like me it’s just going to bring hassles when anyone and their mother can message you over PSN quite possibly bothering the living heck out of you. Please look into an option of not displaying your PSN, oh and also being able to change your PSN some of us have multiple accounts. Only having one permanent PSN stinks.


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    + Chris Hagedorn on July 16th, 2008 at 2:18 pm said:

    Unfortunately, hiding your PSN account runs contrary to the open nature of the Forums; fortunately, PSN messaging has built in \”Block\” lists if you\’re being overly messaged to.


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+ XxBigP123xX on July 16th, 2008 at 12:04 pm said:

Think you can make the Portable ID a little more aesthetically pleasing? It’s pretty ugly imo.

Also the portable id should say what games we have.


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+ VenomX on July 16th, 2008 at 12:05 pm said:

We should have the ability to message people from our friends list on the web, we should be able to see the last game our friends were playing, last time they were on(on PS3), our trophies should come up on our gamer card, and it should tell us what were doing(if were on the PS3) or long we were off the PS3.


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+ maluraq on July 16th, 2008 at 12:05 pm said:

Will the portable ID link and icon eventually represent our gamer points and level or our trophies perhaps? That would be cool. Got mine showing on my blog now.


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+ chronotrigger on July 16th, 2008 at 12:06 pm said:

Kinda old lol, I did this last week I think, anyways it would be cool if they linked to our blog names too.


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+ VenomX on July 16th, 2008 at 12:11 pm said:

BTW, can you guys allow us to use our themes with the in-game XMB? We should be able to move notifications too.


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+ Xanog on July 16th, 2008 at 12:14 pm said:

Pretty neat feature, I’ll try to link it up later today.

The Portable ID Card needs to be a bit more informative, though. At least detailing whether we’re online or not.


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+ benbot80 on July 16th, 2008 at 12:14 pm said:

What does a PSN Loyalty Programs Manager do?

Is it anything to do with free stuff for user’s loyalty or trophy count? That would be interesting.


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    + Chris Hagedorn on July 16th, 2008 at 2:29 pm said:

    Ha! What DOESN\’T a PSN Loyalty Manager do?! During the week of e3 it seriously feels like everyone here has a million jobs. Right now I\’m working on bringing you guys some e3 video coverage from your fellow PlayStation loyalists, GAP members Colin and Trina. Check it out later today at: http://www.us.playstation.com/e3_2008/


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+ hostes on July 16th, 2008 at 12:21 pm said:

_____PLEASE IMPROVE THE PC FRIENDLIST_____

please improve the pc psn friendlist. first there should be the online buddies and then the rest… and please let us send messages to our ps3 buddies via pc!!

thx


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+ BahaFS on July 16th, 2008 at 12:21 pm said:

I know this is off-topic but I have to ask, is WipeOut HD coming to PSN this month? We’ve been waiting eagerly for this release and would appreciate it if we could be given a release date.


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+ aaquib2 on July 16th, 2008 at 12:21 pm said:

SCEE = Fail.

Not having a video store in Canada = Epic PHAIL.


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+ WHAT on July 16th, 2008 at 12:28 pm said:

I don’t really use the Underground, but I’ll check out the site more when this has more features.


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+ MrDuran on July 16th, 2008 at 12:32 pm said:

@41

Canadian government = EPIC FAIL!!

No video store in Canada has more to do with the Canadian gov than Sony. If you look at the history of all video download services, they have always been released almost a year after the US (iTunes, MS, etc.). Its due to some regulation they have, not sure what that is, if you live in Canada it would be wise to look it up so you know the government that controls your daily life.


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+ bbblackflag on July 16th, 2008 at 12:35 pm said:

This confused me at first

Too many Playstation websites going on


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+ BabeBro on July 16th, 2008 at 12:39 pm said:

Good news, now maybe you guys can fix the gravatar system on here so it actually works.


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+ Thetruefiziks on July 16th, 2008 at 12:41 pm said:

I’m sure you’ll add the user levels before the world ends, good start btw


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+ RandomEarthling on July 16th, 2008 at 12:41 pm said:

This is a good start to simplify having multiple accounts. Thanks.

I hope over time, trophies, levels and recently played games will eventually make it to the PSN card.


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+ ruffneckc on July 16th, 2008 at 12:44 pm said:

How do we access our PSN Friend’s List on the PC after linking the accounts?


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