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Network Down For Maintenance, Home Or PlayStation Life Related?

Update: Ooookay, update 2.  We've seen multiple e-mails and multiple sources now, gathered in from seemingly all corners of the 'Net, and NONE of them seem to gel.  The Network is down now, but we don't know why, and it's not just for MGO.  Or maybe it is.  Maybe it's different outside the U.S.  We're so CONFUSED.  But we'll keep you updated; it's what we do. ;)

Original Story:

You can file all of this under speculation and rumor, but at the very least, it's intriguing speculation and rumor. Who cares if it's boring, right?

According to FeedOnPlayStation and verified over at the Metal Gear Online official site, the PlayStation Network will be down for maintenance today between 8:00 and 13:00 a.m. PDT. Now, the only real information we have is the simple explanation regarding this maintenance, although it includes no details:

"Maintenance will be undertaken on the PLAYSTATION(R) NETWORK between August 26th 16:00-21:00 (BST). During these times, customers may be momentarily unable to connect to the PLAYSTATION(R) Network."

Now, we've checked the official PlayStation blog and can't find any explanation there, which means the speculation has already started to run rampant. The two things that keep popping up in discussion is PlayStation Life (which seems to have disappeared in recent weeks since the announcement) and the extended PlayStation Home beta. We know for a fact that both should be coming at some point, but we've seen e-mail evidence that says the expanded beta already kicked off a couple weeks ago on August 14. Therefore, we're leaning more towards the PlayStation Life idea, simply because it's a little late and now should be the time. Either that, or is this is just another stability update that is mostly innocuous and not worth mentioning. But then again, that's not exactly newsworthy and really...not much fun.

We assume Sony will clear this up at some point today, just because they're usually pretty quick about clarifying rumors pertaining to scheduled maintenance. As soon as we learn the truth, we'll let ya know.

8/25/2008 Ben Dutka

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Comments (17 posts)

AntDC
Monday, August 25, 2008 @ 11:37:12 PM
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Most couldn't care less about Playstation Life, but I'm looking forward to it. It looks great, and puts some more appeal in the PS3 for the older gamers.

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The_Chimeran
Monday, August 25, 2008 @ 11:48:59 PM
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I'm one of the younger gamers, and i'm definitely into playstation life. Like having stuff all organized and accessible wirelessly. Plus little things that get added here and there are always good.

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Qubex
Tuesday, August 26, 2008 @ 1:22:24 AM
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I am looking forward to it. I have always wanted my PS3 to be an INFORMATION HUB. I wish we had Skype, CNN and BBC and network icons on the XMB, clicking on those would stream news, information or what have you....

Why can't Sony give us LIVE feeds? Maybe Playstation LIFE will start adding a more DYNAMIC HUD, with news information streams being processed all on one screen. I real "cockpit" of information... then I can finally leave my PS3 on all day and all night... as it was intended to be...

Q!

"aLL RoAdS LeAd TOo HoMe"

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tramp_17
Tuesday, August 26, 2008 @ 4:25:45 AM
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im lookin forward to it,it's also adding some of those bell and whistles the xbox has.

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LegioN
Tuesday, August 26, 2008 @ 4:37:33 AM
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I'm looking forward to it too, these services only improve the consoles long list of talents.

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Qubex
Tuesday, August 26, 2008 @ 5:25:34 AM

Yes exactly!

Q!

"aLL RoAdS LeAd ToO hOme"

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shaydey77
Tuesday, August 26, 2008 @ 9:22:15 AM
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ah..wheres Tatsujin when you need a good arguement about maintenance!!!completely pointless but fun!!!ha

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caliblue15
Tuesday, August 26, 2008 @ 9:48:47 AM
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What are you talking about PSX, are you crazy?

The listed maintenance is for MGO only.

Check out the US, UK or JPN pages of the PSN network and it says no downtime, or no scheduled maintenance.

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LegioN
Tuesday, August 26, 2008 @ 11:35:57 AM
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But... the store doesn't work atm? :o

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caliblue15
Tuesday, August 26, 2008 @ 11:38:04 AM
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Yeah PSN is down, but it's not listed anywhere, I have checked all 3 playstation sites, and they always list when they do maintenance.

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caliblue15
Tuesday, August 26, 2008 @ 11:44:31 AM

Also why can I not delete my very rude comment?

Last edited by caliblue15 on 8/26/2008 11:44:51 AM

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Vivi_Gamer
Tuesday, August 26, 2008 @ 12:01:49 PM
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I dont like the way theyve pronounced it, "Suspended" just makes ME feel like I'VE done something wrong.

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The_Vandelizer
Tuesday, August 26, 2008 @ 12:10:58 PM
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i heard it was just 4 MGO but thats kool.. i can wait...

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Killa_5150
Tuesday, August 26, 2008 @ 1:29:31 PM
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ha, i just got my ps3 from repar and i pluged it then tried to connect and they told me network is down so i was like "WTF did sony did to my ps3" lol then came here with a smile.

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chaosrunner
Tuesday, August 26, 2008 @ 1:39:22 PM
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This generation of consoles is as much as a battle to 'be the living room' as it is to produce the best games. Playstation Life is a step towards that, just like digital TV providers adding widgets to the TV service.

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Bardock617
Tuesday, August 26, 2008 @ 1:55:06 PM
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i wasnt affected by this since i left my PS3 folding last night. you stayed online if you signed on before the work.

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ThePoetRazel
Tuesday, August 26, 2008 @ 3:15:19 PM
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I doubt it'll be something to do with Home. But Life, maybe. Wasn't that supposed to be coming August 08?

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