The PSN's to undergo some minor maintenance work this afternoon from 3-6pm, but all services should be unaffected.

"The PSN should still be accessible during this period," a community moderator said on the PlayStation forums, although they added that "a small number" of users may experience errors attempting to download content during the period.

If you run into an error message saying "80022f10 - communication with server failed", just start the download process again "and this content should go through as normal", they said.

"If anyone experiences any issues purchasing content during this period they should attempt the purchase after 18.00PM GMT when the maintenance should be completed."

Castle Crashers, God of War: Ghost of Sparta, Age of Zombies and Dead Nation emerged as the victors in the first PlayStation Network Gamers' Choice Awards
earlier this month.