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Sony Aware Of PS3 Issues, "Looking Into It" Now

Update: We've been looking into this as well, and here's what we know right now:

The issue does NOT affect the PS3 Slim; it only affects the older "fat" models.  Some fat models will be fine; others - possibly older ones, like the original 60GB - are more susceptible to this bug.  Basically, the clock gets messed up; it's NOT related to the OS or the PSN.  If the clock is bonked, you won't be able to access the PSN, use any DLC, and Trophies won't sync correctly. 

Manually resetting the date won't do anything right now.  Once the "affected" day passes, however, everything could revert to normal; this often happens with other electronics.  If it doesn't, we need a firmware update from Sony to restore things but remember that your saved data, DLC, themes, etc. are all FINE.  They are not gone forever.  Same goes for the Trophies, unless you tried to sync them while the system was bugged.  We'll let you know more when Sony makes an official announcement.

Original Story:

If you've been experiencing problems with the PlayStation Network over the past 24 hours or so, you're not alone.

The Network appears to be down just about everywhere, as most people still can't log on to the Store, download any new content, or play games on the PSN servers. We honestly have no idea what the problem is and we also don't know when the issues will be resolved, so please don't send us e-mails asking those questions. Those are questions best directed towards Sony, and they're already aware of the issues. As they posted up on their Twitter page:

"We're aware that many of you are having problems connecting to PSN, and yes, we're looking into it. Stay tuned for updates."

In the meantime, you'll just have to wait to download the God of War III demo if you didn't leap on top of it last week, and if you've been into the likes of MAG or Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 lately, you'll just have to spend some single-player time with another title. Heavy Rain is certainly a good option, but don't forget that Bioshock 2 has an excellent campaign, too. Oh, and Battlefield: Bad Company 2 hits this week, although we're assuming Sony will have these PSN problems resolved by then.

2/28/2010 9:19:52 PM Ben Dutka

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Comments (351 posts)

Mysterio Spyder
Sunday, February 28, 2010 @ 9:27:43 PM
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I'm not sure if this is true but EVERYBODY I know who has a FAT PS3 are having problems, and EVERYBODY I know who have Slims aren't having problems. My bro can sign on with his slim but NOT his fatty. Could be a fluke I don't know.

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yak4life85
Sunday, February 28, 2010 @ 10:05:38 PM

Ya i have a fat and a slim. The slim logged on just fine. Didn't play any games online but i was on netflix 1/2 hour ago.

Fat ps3 can't log in at all. My time on fat ps3 is also 12/31/99.

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Highlander
Sunday, February 28, 2010 @ 10:05:49 PM

IGN is reporting that Sony has confirmed that PS3 slims are connecting properly and only older models are not.

This is very fishy.

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yak4life85
Sunday, February 28, 2010 @ 10:07:59 PM

Also can't play offline in any game because it says trophy error.

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Nynja
Sunday, February 28, 2010 @ 10:10:37 PM

Ha, Sony is pulling an MS by banning all old PS3 models to increase their projected sales for 2010.

.... /sarcasm

fyi, that was a joke for those who missed it.

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Kowhoho
Sunday, February 28, 2010 @ 10:26:40 PM

Sony phasing out fat PS3's confirmed? Nah just kidding. I almost feel bad that I have a slim but didn't get to play it tonight.

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Highlander
Sunday, February 28, 2010 @ 10:30:13 PM

A suggestion to one and all affected by this issue.

Since we do not understand what is causing it, and do not know what the fall out will be if we play games and have problems when being awarded trophies or whatever. I suggest one of two things. Either switch off your PS3 and go to bed, see how things are tomorrow. Alternately yank the network cord from your PS3 or disable your wireless link so that your PS3 CAN NOT attach to the Internet. You won't be able to play ON-line, but after you disable your Internet connection and reset your date, you should be able to play OFF-line without a problem.

Personally, I just yanked the network cord on my PS3 and disabled wireless access for another - just in case.

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Dancemachine55
Monday, March 01, 2010 @ 1:56:35 AM

Yep, same here. Switched my fat PS3 on, and sure enough, date says 1/1/2000.

It is working, God of War 3 demo plays just fine. Anything involving trophies or online play just ain't workin' for me.

But it won't connect to the net, and Heavy Rain will not work either. Which really sucks cos I finally got free time to play it.

It's clearly an internal thing cos it's affecting all fat consoles, online or offline. In-built bug that was perhaps missed on inspection?

This really sucks. But at least it still works. Clearly better than my 360 red-ringing. I can still play FF VII and VIII. and my GoWIII demo. And some older games. Will just pass time with that til Sony find a fix for it.

WARNING!!!!

Avoid places like Gamespot or IGN cos the comments sections and forums are lighting up with Xbots flaming the PS3. Don't blame 'em really, this is the first thing they got to flame about the PS3 in nearly a year.

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Nynja
Monday, March 01, 2010 @ 8:28:55 AM

Ben,

I read a post on the PlayStation forum where they say the cause is the internal clock thinking today should be Feb 29 (leap year). Some have actually voided their system warranty and removed the CMOS (?) battery to reset the clock with success.

Oyashiro nailed it. It is a problem with the internal clock which may resolve itself 24 hours from the time the issue began.

But if this is true, we are likely to experience the same problem again 4 years from now unless Sony somehow figures out a way to flash the BIOS without requiring PS3 owners to send in their units.

Here's a link to a very well written theory as to the cause of the problem.

http://boardsus.playstation.com/t5/PlayStation-3-General/What-Sony-doesn-t-want-you-to-know-about-8001050F-Secrets-of/td-p/45315814

Here is a link to the forum post that provides a youtube video that shows how to remove the internal battery along with voiding your PS3 warranty.

http://boardsus.playstation.com/t5/PlayStation-3-General/Who-has-used-the-battery-reset-fix/td-p/45314205

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Beamboom
Monday, March 01, 2010 @ 10:14:54 AM

Same here. As far as machines in Norway/North europe goes *every* fat ps3 I hear of are having problems, while *no* slim version experience any problems whatsoever (including my own).

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Titch1794
Monday, March 01, 2010 @ 3:21:58 PM

It's horrible, I deleted my Heavy Rain data because I thought there were issues with my copy :(, and I have no games to play because of the trophy errors. I don't even have internet at the moment (borrowing someone elses atm)so I am pretty screwed for a couple days, if not weeks :S

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Titch1794
Monday, March 01, 2010 @ 3:22:14 PM

It's horrible, I deleted my Heavy Rain data because I thought there were issues with my copy :(, and I have no games to play because of the trophy errors. I don't even have internet at the moment (borrowing someone elses atm)so I am pretty screwed for a couple days, if not weeks :S

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Titch1794
Monday, March 01, 2010 @ 3:22:19 PM

It's horrible, I deleted my Heavy Rain data because I thought there were issues with my copy :(, and I have no games to play because of the trophy errors. I don't even have internet at the moment (borrowing someone elses atm)so I am pretty screwed for a couple days, if not weeks :S

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Nynja
Sunday, February 28, 2010 @ 9:36:56 PM
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What's worse, we can't play any offline games if they support trophies.

I've tried just about every downloadable game and I get an error. Can't play MW2, WKC, Dragon Age, etc. Sony screwed up HUGE.

Just when they build up momentum they knock themselves back down. I wonder if this has anything to do with the restructuring of the PlayStation Network and Sony Computer Entertainment.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Sunday, February 28, 2010 @ 9:44:01 PM

That doesn't make any sense. The Trophies have nothing to do with the PSN or the machine itself.

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Cholo Gamer
Sunday, February 28, 2010 @ 9:46:39 PM

Yeah and Heavy Rain needs trophies to sync so you can't play that and put in a game that you have gotten trophies and they will disappear like my SOCOM ones.

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Nynja
Sunday, February 28, 2010 @ 9:46:53 PM

For some reason most of the games fail when initializing the trophies. Some think it has something to do with the calendar. Mine was reset to Dec. 31 1999.

*EDIT* I have tried reseting back to the correct date, but I still get the same problem. Many of my themes weren't working and showed up as "Corrupt Data". I thought my HDD was going bad. This better not be some sort of DRM issue now that PSN is a direct part of Sony, not SCE.

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Nynja
Sunday, February 28, 2010 @ 9:49:07 PM

My friend was trying to play Dead Space and he couldn't. Savage Moon is only working as a Demo and all other DL games are pretty much useless right now. No GT5P, Lumines, RA3 CC, Super Stardust HD, Zen Pinball...

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Qwarktast1c
Sunday, February 28, 2010 @ 9:53:44 PM

@ Nynja

IT'S THE Y2K BUG!!! (10 years late)

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Nynja
Sunday, February 28, 2010 @ 10:05:04 PM

@qwark

LMAO!

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johnld
Sunday, February 28, 2010 @ 11:10:56 PM

they said its about the dynamic trophy support for some games. those that have that trophy loading screens or whatever like in force unleashed.

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bridgera
Monday, March 01, 2010 @ 12:04:06 AM

I just want to confirm, all my OFFLINE 2009 trophy supported games don't work.

Sonic Unleashed tried for about 20 minutes to install trophies when I loaded it.

Sacred 2 gives a trophy error and I can't play the offline mode.

Pre-trophy games (or games that had trophies added later, such as Grand Theft Auto IV) seem to be working.

Nope, not being able to play OFFLINE doesn't make sense. This is a pretty big bug relating to Sony's trophy system.

On a side note, it's better this happen sooner rather than later, this is a pretty big bug.

It's one thing for PSN to go down, it's another thing to have offline play disabled because of a PSN trophy glitch.

My PS3 also read Dec 1999 lol. Y2K was exactly what I thought.

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Qwarktast1c
Sunday, February 28, 2010 @ 9:45:56 PM
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when i turned on my ps3 i just thought it was some crap connection error, but i noticed that my calendar was messed up (as i see it's happened to others)

when i was playing LBP all my purchased content like costumes can't be used!!!! i hope that it will be fixed soon!!

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leatherface
Sunday, February 28, 2010 @ 9:48:07 PM
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my date changed to 12/31/1999 on my 60gig ps3. anybody else notice anything strange on your Ps3's ? I see Nynja and Qwark had the same problem.

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Qwarktast1c
Sunday, February 28, 2010 @ 9:48:39 PM

yes i had that same thing happen to me

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Nynja
Sunday, February 28, 2010 @ 9:53:31 PM

I've been talking with my PSN friends. Every one of them had their calendars reset too. We've been trying out games to see if we could just play them offline and so far only Rock Band 2 and Soul Calibur IV seem to work. I haven't tried all of them yet. I bet Heavenly Sword will work since it doesn't support trophies.

.... trying now ....

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Nynja
Sunday, February 28, 2010 @ 9:59:20 PM

Heavenly Sword works. Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 doesn't work. It states the DLC and Game Data is corrupt.

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Highlander
Sunday, February 28, 2010 @ 9:59:47 PM

You might want to lay off playing games tonight just in case playing them ends up corrupting your trophy information.

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Nynja
Sunday, February 28, 2010 @ 10:07:51 PM

@Highlander

lol If I could play any games... :|

Looks like it's an Xbox or PC night for me. I did double check the Ninja Gaiden Sigma game data and it does not come back as corrupt. Thankfully, cause that is a tough game and I would be furious if I lost my save data.

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bridgera
Monday, March 01, 2010 @ 12:09:00 AM

That would get me pretty fired up if I lost all my GTA IV trophies lol.

I killed those 200 pigeons and they had better still be dead with my trophy in check!

I don't think the trophies will disappear, when they fix this I imagine it'll restore all the old trophies.

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PhilDis
Sunday, February 28, 2010 @ 9:48:09 PM
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Thanks for posting this Ben. At first i thought it was just me so i tried to go to the playstation web site but its not working either. Glad I checked here. Thanks for the update:)

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SayWord
Sunday, February 28, 2010 @ 9:49:29 PM
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Ahh I'm dying here lol. I'm so bored ahhh! And I was so close to platinuming heavy rain damn! Now it shows that there are no heavy rain trophies! Did I loose em all!?

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Highlander
Sunday, February 28, 2010 @ 10:01:29 PM

Perhaps this is a chance to catch up on a night's sleep?

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MadKatBebop
Sunday, February 28, 2010 @ 9:49:58 PM
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I'm I having no problems whatsoever. Just got done playing multiplayer on Bad Company, and I'm able to sign in and out with no problems. Hope this gets resolved soon.

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Highlander
Sunday, February 28, 2010 @ 10:00:12 PM

What model of PS3 do you have?

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MadKatBebop
Sunday, February 28, 2010 @ 10:05:49 PM

A phat.

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Highlander
Sunday, February 28, 2010 @ 10:13:52 PM

Interesting. How do you connect to the network? Where are you located (region)?

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Nynja
Sunday, February 28, 2010 @ 10:15:58 PM

Some of my friends with the phat PS3 were online before the problem and were playing MAG (and other games) without any issues. Eventually they were disconnected and experienced the issues that everyone else is having. I can't confirm the Slim since I don't own one and can't contact the PSN friends who do.

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MadKatBebop
Sunday, February 28, 2010 @ 10:20:24 PM

North America. All I do is connect normally and I'm in like always.

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Highlander
Sunday, February 28, 2010 @ 10:22:11 PM

Some who were already on were not kicked off until much later. My PS3 was off until about 6pm CST, so I was out of luck. I am wondering whether you may find that if you reboot your PS3 phat, it will no longer connect.

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MadKatBebop
Sunday, February 28, 2010 @ 10:30:47 PM

Oh, good point. Last time I logged in was about 5:00, Ill try signing out and in see if I have any problems.

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MadKatBebop
Sunday, February 28, 2010 @ 10:42:03 PM

just tried signing out, then in and no problems on my the phat so far. This is really strange.

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Nynja
Sunday, February 28, 2010 @ 10:45:04 PM

Is it the original 60GB or one of the 40/80GB models with only 2 USB ports?

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MadKatBebop
Sunday, February 28, 2010 @ 10:53:01 PM

An 80 gig with 2 USB ports. I got mine in July of 09.

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Nynja
Sunday, February 28, 2010 @ 11:09:26 PM

That's got to be it. Those with the original 'phat' PS3s are the ones affected.

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Diggity Dan
Sunday, February 28, 2010 @ 11:27:42 PM

I have a fat 80 gig too. No problems signing in, playing online or accessing PS Store.


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bridgera
Monday, March 01, 2010 @ 12:37:31 AM

Be aware there are different versions of the 80 GB fat.

My 80 GB fat was the MSG4 model that was backwards compatible. I wonder if it's only BC models having a problem.

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Dancemachine55
Monday, March 01, 2010 @ 2:50:19 AM

No, I've got a 40 GB model and it's not connecting either.

This is affecting all fat models of the PS3, not just the B/C ones. (or perhaps around 90% of fat models)

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Alienange
Sunday, February 28, 2010 @ 9:51:58 PM
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This sucks. I really wanted to play MW2 tonight.

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Nynja
Sunday, February 28, 2010 @ 10:18:13 PM

What's worse is that we can't play a huge selection of games just in single player...... If I were the one responsible for this, I would be updating my resume before going into work tomorrow.

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Cholo Gamer
Monday, March 01, 2010 @ 1:19:44 AM

If it doesn't get fixed Ima go MW2 on SONY.

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Oyashiro
Sunday, February 28, 2010 @ 9:52:37 PM
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Its seems to be a bug with the date. Some sort of leap year bug as PS3's that never connected to PSN seem to be having the same problem.

Slims are confirmed to not be affected.

This is a patchable problem. Just don't try and play anything till a firmware patch is released to avoid a screw up with the date of your save files and install data.

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Highlander
Sunday, February 28, 2010 @ 10:00:34 PM

The date/time reset is a symptom, not a cause.

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MadKatBebop
Sunday, February 28, 2010 @ 10:03:02 PM

Dose this only effect phats? cause my PS3 is a phat and so far I'm having no problems and Ive been playing multiplayer all day.

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Oyashiro
Sunday, February 28, 2010 @ 10:09:40 PM

"PSN status update (part 2): Readers/followers are confirming that "slim" units (120/250 GB models) are connecting normally."

Seems phats are the only ones affected.

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Oyashiro
Sunday, February 28, 2010 @ 10:13:51 PM

@Highlander - What ever the problem is it was triggered by today's date, and a am hearing from a few people that they disconnected from the internet and manually corrected the time and everything that they didn't try to play during the bug began to work again. I haven't tried it myself as I'm just going to wait for a patch to be on the safe said.

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Oyashiro
Sunday, February 28, 2010 @ 10:17:20 PM

Scratch that, I just got confirmation that that is a lie! Don't try playing anything. Just wait for a patch.

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andrew05
Sunday, February 28, 2010 @ 10:17:41 PM

so, your saying the date is the problem even though it hasn't even reached midnight? that doesn't make sense. If the date was the issue it would happen at midnight, not in the middle of the day.

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Oyashiro
Sunday, February 28, 2010 @ 10:26:20 PM

Apparently the problem began to happen at 12 GMT (Greenwich Mean Time).

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Highlander
Sunday, February 28, 2010 @ 10:44:01 PM

Oyashiro

What if this is related to the ability of the PS3 to expire certain content based on the date? If the date has been screwed up, perhaps the logic embedded in the firmware has mis-interpretted the date change and things that not only has the content expired but perhaps it even sees the firmware as having been corrupted because the date is now before the creation date of the firmware. I'm wondering whether the internal clock on the older PS3s has been reset somehow and the firmware and PSN no longer see the PS3 as legitimate...eek.

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Oyashiro
Sunday, February 28, 2010 @ 11:06:10 PM

I was thinking that as well. Its could be the reason why trophies are disappearing seeing as they have dates tied to them.

I'm wondering if its all some stupid mistake with the Phat's OS having to do with leap year and it thinking that there is supposed to be 29 days this month when the calander doesn't have it. If so , in 24 hours the problem might resolve itself when the eternal clock rolls over to March 01.

*Sigh*

Sony needs to tell us something soon. If phats are having trouble connecting to PSN how are we supposed to download a firmware update if its needed?

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Highlander
Sunday, February 28, 2010 @ 11:13:02 PM

Oyashiro

Sony needs to be quick with this. That's all I will say, this is a black eye that they do not need.

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johnld
Sunday, February 28, 2010 @ 11:16:09 PM

@oyashiro

you can go on the playstation website on your pc and download the firmware to a flash drive. That was how i use to download firmware before i connected it online.

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Oyashiro
Sunday, February 28, 2010 @ 11:19:36 PM

@Highlander - Thats for sure, First the system shortages and now this. And giving that 2 huge named games are about to drop... This is quite possibly the worst timing... ever.

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Oyashiro
Sunday, February 28, 2010 @ 11:24:20 PM

@ Johnld - Pretty much. That won't be to big of a problem for most of us. But people that have no internet or just completely out of the loop and don't follow gaming news sites will be screwed. They simply may think that there system died.

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Highlander
Monday, March 01, 2010 @ 12:55:01 AM

I'm thinking that with the tsunami of negative press Sony are getting, they need to fix this ASAP and then come up with some kind of compensation via PSN - and announce it along with the fix as loudly as they can.

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PhilDis
Sunday, February 28, 2010 @ 9:53:23 PM
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Along with the wrong date i also noticed that my themes are corrupted. This is crazy!!

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Nynja
Sunday, February 28, 2010 @ 10:25:56 PM

Ignore that. Hopefully they will work again when Sony fixes the problem. I had the same problem with specific themes and thought my HDD was going bad.

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Deleted User
Sunday, February 28, 2010 @ 9:53:44 PM
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"Just when they build up momentum they knock themselves back down."

Oh, please. Quit overreacting people! It's not like the PSN crashes every single week or even every single month. It happens rarely and when it does, it usually gets resolved promptly. So you can't play your video games for a night...BIG DEAL. We have plenty of more days and nights to game.

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Blaiyan
Sunday, February 28, 2010 @ 10:08:37 PM

Oh Please? I paid for my games. I don't care what's going on with their network. It should never interfere with me playing any of my games offline. Sony screwed up. Now I can deal with not being able to play online for a couple hours due to maintenance but don't you think this could be a huge problem for sony if gamers think that if there's no PSN they won't be able to play all the games they've BOUGHT?

I don't know what sony's up to but this needs to be fixed so that it never happens again. I also agree with Nynja so thumbs up.

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Nynja
Sunday, February 28, 2010 @ 10:30:29 PM

@Blaiyan;

Exactly my thoughts.

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maxpontiac
Sunday, February 28, 2010 @ 10:45:36 PM

He is right. So the PSN has/had a few issues.

No one in their right mind can expect the Network to be flawless 100% of the time.

That's unrealistic.

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Nynja
Sunday, February 28, 2010 @ 10:56:33 PM

@Max;

Read what Blaiyan wrote. It's not about PSN being down. It's about the fact that the PS3 will no longer play -most- games. I can live with a network outage. What troubles me is that all the money I spent on PS3 games could now possibly have a TTL (time to live). I paid for the product and should be able to use it anytime I want without the requirement for PSN connection or 'license verification'.

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Kowhoho
Sunday, February 28, 2010 @ 11:26:56 PM

You're talking like Sony somehow saw this coming or wanted to happen. It's not Sony's "fault," it's just one or two errors in programming. They are probably freaking right the hell out about now, and they'll have people working overnight on this.

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Blaiyan
Sunday, February 28, 2010 @ 11:42:32 PM

@kowhoho

If it's a result of something with their firmware and or PSN then it is their fault.

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bridgera
Monday, March 01, 2010 @ 12:44:24 AM

@Kowhoho

"You're talking like Sony somehow saw this coming or wanted to happen. It's not Sony's "fault," it's just one or two errors in programming"

Yes, it is their fault, albeit not intentional. Of course they are not a malicious company, but clearly they screwed up.

Sony is still a good company, and I trust they will have this issue resolved in a timely manner w/o necessitating people to form a class action lawsuit...

... that's the difference between them and some other console manufacturers we know.

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SayWord
Sunday, February 28, 2010 @ 9:53:45 PM
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Hah it does suck man! I wanted to play MAG:(

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frylock25
Monday, March 01, 2010 @ 1:34:59 AM

me too. what faction you on? i really was lookin forward to playin tonight havent been on in a couple days

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Highlander
Sunday, February 28, 2010 @ 9:59:03 PM
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Folks, the date changes because your PS3 uses the Net to sync time. I'd guess that when your PS3 fails to sign in, it fails to get the time and defaults to a system date as you are seeing.

Anything that depends on PSN servers for license verification (such as dynamic themes) will have issues until PSN access is restored.

What worries me is that Sony wasn't aware of the outage, so it wasn't planned, and the outage is multi-region. Even if it was just a regional server farm that imploded, the rest of the world would continue without error. But reports are coming in from outside NA so it's not a regional outage.

We probably out to refrain from speculating until more information is available. Speculation now is pure hyperbole, and as we all know hyperbole is no substitute for thought.

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Nynja
Sunday, February 28, 2010 @ 10:02:37 PM

Not true. I just moved and had to go 1 week without internet and was still able to play my trophy enabled games as well as downloadable ones. I got my internet back yesterday and played MAG all night. Now tonight, I am no longer able to play any games (such as WKC which I was playing while I was without internet).

Wouldn't surprise me if this has anything to do with Sony taking over PlayStation Network from SCE or possibly some programmatic bug that was triggered on today's date.

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Highlander
Sunday, February 28, 2010 @ 10:09:21 PM

Well, I am judging by what I am reading that some games require network access to set up their trophy data. So I will bow to you on that one.

Considering that it's now being reported that Sony has confirmed that PS3 Slim models are not affected. It seems as though something is not right in PlayStation land.

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Nynja
Sunday, February 28, 2010 @ 10:12:23 PM

"It seems as though something is not right in PlayStation land"

That's for sure. BTW sorry if I came off harsh, multitasking right now and didn't get a chance to reword my post. Rude of me to say "Not true". Should have been more respectful.

My apologies.

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Charger7302
Sunday, February 28, 2010 @ 10:19:25 PM

@highlander
How is it that your not working for Sony.

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Highlander
Sunday, February 28, 2010 @ 10:20:54 PM

I possess common sense.

;)

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Dancemachine55
Monday, March 01, 2010 @ 2:57:27 AM

Aussie gamer, with a 40GB non-backwards-compatible model fat PS3.

It's affected me too.

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Darwin1967
Sunday, February 28, 2010 @ 10:00:49 PM
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Heavy Rain not an option...ACII...not an option. Guess Tropies and DLC aren't that great if they dis-able your ability to play these games "off-line" for the times the Network does crash or go down for maintenance.

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Nynja
Sunday, February 28, 2010 @ 10:20:58 PM

I just moved and had to go 1 week without internet and was still able to play my trophy enabled games as well as downloadable ones. This is something else. Either a transparent update or bug in the PS3 firmware that was triggered today.

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Darwin1967
Sunday, February 28, 2010 @ 10:32:25 PM

Yikes...if that's the case then I've got to believe that this is a far
more sinsiter outage..

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attack88
Sunday, February 28, 2010 @ 10:03:00 PM
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yea i was going to M.A.G. it up but itll be fixed soon sony always pulls through unlike microsoft

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Riku994
Sunday, February 28, 2010 @ 10:03:27 PM
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Got to the end of Take Your Lumps 2 in WKC...then I got signed off. Biggest waste of 20 minutes of my life.

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flux equals rad
Sunday, February 28, 2010 @ 10:07:15 PM
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of course...I finished Bioshock 2 today on hard without vitachambers and I wasn't justly rewarded. Boo!

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johnld
Sunday, February 28, 2010 @ 11:20:03 PM

you probably have a save file before the ending so it should be fine right?

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Snicket
Sunday, February 28, 2010 @ 10:09:29 PM
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Thanks for posting this Ben, but you should note that any game that has trophies is having problems. Since Sony did not know of the problem and even their site/forums are down, I smell foul play. Don't freak out though because if you load a game your trophies for that title will in fact dissapear, but I doubt they will be gone for good, when Sony send out a patch I have no doubts they will come back.


But here is my question, if you cant log on to PSN how can you receive the firmware update?

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Nynja
Sunday, February 28, 2010 @ 10:36:04 PM

My trophies haven't disappeared.... [ checks trophies ] ............

OMFG. My MW2 & Ninja Gaiden trophies aren't even on the list. Other games still are though.

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Nynja
Sunday, February 28, 2010 @ 11:12:49 PM

You don't need to sign into PSN to receive an update. Keep in mind, sometimes users are required to download the update before being able to sign into PSN.

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Alienange
Sunday, February 28, 2010 @ 11:20:46 PM

USB drive is another option.

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inkme101
Sunday, February 28, 2010 @ 10:09:32 PM
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ive got a slim and havent had any problems!

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Dridion
Sunday, February 28, 2010 @ 10:10:13 PM
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Yea it definitely is a fatty issue. Mine YLOD'd about 2 months ago so I had to get a slim and so far no issues with the PSN today. But just to be on the very very safest side possible, I'm gonna leave it off till the issues get fixed. Also Sony did confirm that there are no reported issues with the slim but again, it's better to be safe than sorry.

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geovanwitdakick
Sunday, February 28, 2010 @ 10:13:47 PM
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I bet this has to do with Sony finding a new maker of the 120 gig slim, & 250 gig slim. But that wouldn't explain why the slim's work fine, & the fatty's are having problems. For me it's just certain games. My Uncharted 2 doesn't start up, it says Sony Computer Entertainment presents Naughty Dog, & then the screen goes black. & stays black. On the other hand, God Of War collection works fine, as well as Heavy Rain, & I've successfully gotten multiple trophies for both in the past two hours.

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Nynja
Sunday, February 28, 2010 @ 11:07:20 PM

Likely because different hardware specs will have slightly different firmware variations. Code that caused the issue was only present in the older PS3 models.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Sunday, February 28, 2010 @ 10:15:58 PM
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When did this happen? I was doing fine playing WKC online today. Was it only machines that were online when it went down that got all farked up with the dates and such? I just don't want mine to screw up when I try to go online tonight.

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Dancemachine55
Monday, March 01, 2010 @ 3:05:07 AM

Nah World...

my PS3's main switch was off over the last 48 hours, and the wireless was switched off.

It's clearly an internal thing that was in all older models from the start, or it was overlooked in the last system update.

All I know is, Heavy Rain ain't working, and I've been dying to play it now that I got a chance. Sadly, that chance has come and gone.

Back to hard work and life....

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karneli lll
Sunday, February 28, 2010 @ 10:18:58 PM
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Just great.My only free night!I just got Heavy Rain...by the way this started on thursday when i was unable to connect to Netflix

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hellish_devil
Sunday, February 28, 2010 @ 10:20:28 PM
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Lucky me. I'm playing my PS2 right now.

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SnipeySnake
Sunday, February 28, 2010 @ 10:21:18 PM
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Has the BF:BC demo ended?

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Mysterio Spyder
Sunday, February 28, 2010 @ 10:27:37 PM

yes sir it has, nobody I know can sign on

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inkme101
Sunday, February 28, 2010 @ 10:22:50 PM
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could somebody go to playstation. com and see if the forums are up for them. i just fought off a nasty virus from my computer last night but now the forums r all jacked up. im wondering if its related to this or if my pc is f#$@ed up?

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MadKatBebop
Sunday, February 28, 2010 @ 11:12:50 PM

The forums are working fine for me.

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BikerSaint
Sunday, February 28, 2010 @ 10:23:12 PM
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Just checked my Fat 60.

Date & time's whacked,
Can't sign in to PSN or store,
My KZ2 background theme is missing(or just not temporarily working)

I didn't trust going anywhere near my games, saves, vids or music files just in case it would corrupt them.

Man, I hope I'm dead wrong here, but I'm wondering if someone's been able to hack into Sony's main hubs with some kind of virus or denial of service attack????

And if so, has all our personal(and accounts), info been violated too???

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GuernicaReborn
Sunday, February 28, 2010 @ 10:24:25 PM

I will break something.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Sunday, February 28, 2010 @ 10:25:21 PM

An Xbot hacker upset that they didn't make Heavy Rain for his system? A good theory, let's call Shelby.

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Dridion
Sunday, February 28, 2010 @ 10:31:58 PM

I wouldn't put it past an Xbot to steal thunder from the upcoming release of GoW3...M$ probably paid someone off to do it LMAO JP JP, but no in all seriousness this really is killing me, I really hope that it isn't a hack cause that's also been on the back of my mind especially after that one claim of the one person being able to hack the PS3. It'll be gay if someone were to be able to create a virus that intense but again why is it not effecting the slims?

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Qwarktast1c
Sunday, February 28, 2010 @ 10:35:24 PM

@ GuernicaReborn

i'm with you on that

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Dancemachine55
Monday, March 01, 2010 @ 3:06:42 AM

Checking credit card info...

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Dancemachine55
Monday, March 01, 2010 @ 3:09:42 AM

Okay, credit card is fine, I'm not sure if it was a hacker, but it looks more like a software/hardware calibration malfunction with the fat PS3 models.

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GuernicaReborn
Sunday, February 28, 2010 @ 10:23:54 PM
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I was just about to turn my PS3 on tonight before I saw this. I hope nothing gets screwed up, I'm not touching anything until a fix is up and multiple people have confirmed that it works with no ill effects. I was on earlier and there was no problem. Hopefully my cousin didn't turn his on, he was gonna play warhawk and he has 80% of the trophies.

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Highlander
Sunday, February 28, 2010 @ 10:26:34 PM

Yank your network cord before turning on. As long as your system is not connected to the Internet, you will not be affected.

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Nynja
Sunday, February 28, 2010 @ 10:27:58 PM

If he is still affected then this has to be a firmware bug.

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Highlander
Sunday, February 28, 2010 @ 10:34:43 PM

I just tested mine and if you yank the cord your PS3 is fine, just no network access. This is all network related.

I'm going to go back to the date thing that Oyashiro mentioned. If the 3.15 firmware contains code to disable expired content and the date logic in the code doesn't work right on older PS3 models, then the date/time change that appears to be a symptom could be a bit more significant. It's almost like there is a date validity check that checks the system date and doesn't like it if the date is before the date that the content was downloaded. Which is precisely the first thing that someone trying to extend a rental without paying would try to do.

That's an interesting line of thought actually. Not sure what the fix would be, I already manually corrected my date and time and got no where.

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Nynja
Sunday, February 28, 2010 @ 10:39:42 PM

Really. If that is true, then Sony had to have pushed a transparent update to PS3s which caused this fiasco.

Or could this be a virus?

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Highlander
Sunday, February 28, 2010 @ 10:47:40 PM

No, they've had the ability to expire content for a while now, both on PS3 and PSP. No transparent firmware update required.

Damn, my geek tendencies are making me speculate..... must stop...

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Nynja
Sunday, February 28, 2010 @ 11:03:32 PM

I corrected my system date manually to see if that was the problem with signing into PSN, before trying to play any games. If this were the case I would assume the content would not be seen as expired until accessed. Unless there is an internal clock that was reset which is used to determine the EXP date.

A very reasonable cause for downloadable games and content but, I still wonder how this could affect the trophy enabled games.

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Fane1024
Monday, March 01, 2010 @ 2:17:24 AM

I've been manually changing the date on my PS3 a lot over the last few weeks as I re-download my data and I can confirm that merely having the wrong date on boot-up or an earlier date than the purchase date of DLC doesn't cause any of these problems. I did notice a corrupted theme (possibly the wipEout dynamic theme) after I restored my PS3, though, so that could have been date-related.

I buy the leap-year theory. I hope it's not a hack.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Sunday, February 28, 2010 @ 10:25:32 PM
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By the way, I have a Slim and nothing is wrong with mine. Was just on the Store and I signed into the PSN without a problem. The calendar is right, too, so...

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Nynja
Sunday, February 28, 2010 @ 10:27:16 PM

Want to trade PS3s? I have a backwards compatible PS3 with a 320GB harddrive. How bout it? :P

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Qwarktast1c
Sunday, February 28, 2010 @ 10:33:01 PM

your lucky ben! now is the time i'm wishing i had a slim model LOL

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GuernicaReborn
Sunday, February 28, 2010 @ 10:36:10 PM

I have a Fat, and I'm not risking signing into anything. Users on other sites are saying that the Fat PS3 is the one with all the problems. As always, pick on the fat guy.

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BikerSaint
Sunday, February 28, 2010 @ 11:21:41 PM

Hey guys(and gals)
Everyone keeps saying it's the fat's.
Well, that's driving me crazy because we really need to narrow all this "fat" crap down a bit.

So let's all become Shelby by doing our own Detective work......

FYI, here's the case file.....

Exhibit A, 20 GB fat
Exhibit B, 40 GB fat
Exhibit C 60 GB fat
Exhibit D 80 GB fat
Exhibit E 160 GB Fat

What we need to add into the evidence locker.....

Is this problem related to all the different Fat gigger's , or is it just isolated to just 1 or 2 different GB'ers out of all these fats????

So let's start comparing our PS3 evidence & by comparing all of our case notes, we can come up with the "fat" guilty suspects......

Chief of Detective's orders.....

If your having the problems listed above, then everyone with a fat here at PSX, speak up on EXACTLY which GB your PS3 is

My evidence notes....

"I have the problems & it's a 60 GB"

Your turn....

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Qubex
Sunday, February 28, 2010 @ 11:25:53 PM

Lol Guernica :)

Q!

"make.believe"

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Nynja
Monday, March 01, 2010 @ 7:56:55 AM

@Biker

Backwards compatible PS3s seem to be the ones mostly affected. Though, some have stated that they have non-backwards compatible PS3s and they too are having the problem. Based on user feedback, so far we can only confirm that the 'Slim' models are indeed still working.

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inkme101
Sunday, February 28, 2010 @ 10:28:01 PM
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same here. slim is fine. is playstation. com down on anybody elses pc's? ps. blog works for me but no playstation. com.

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MadKatBebop
Sunday, February 28, 2010 @ 10:58:41 PM

Playstation.com is working fine for me on my PC.

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Fane1024
Monday, March 01, 2010 @ 2:33:02 AM

PlayStation com is supposedly getting a revamp tonight (coincidence?), so that may be why you can't access it. The blog worked fine for me via PS3 browser about 10 minutes ago.

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Snicket
Sunday, February 28, 2010 @ 10:28:18 PM
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It looks like most slim models were not affected by this.

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Snicket
Sunday, February 28, 2010 @ 10:29:30 PM
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"Yank your network cord before turning on. As long as your system is not connected to the Internet, you will not be affected."


Some users on the game faqs board still claim to have the problem and they were not connected to the internet.

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Nynja
Sunday, February 28, 2010 @ 10:42:04 PM

Just had a thought after reading Highlander's post.

Did these people still have a network connection but just did not sign into PSN? I can confirm that was my situation. I'm physically connected to the internet but was not signed on and here I am.

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Highlander
Sunday, February 28, 2010 @ 11:04:36 PM

I got the error earlier, and tried a couple more times. Then after yanking the cord, I see no errors. Granted I can't go online, but still...

I am merely being cautious.


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Dancemachine55
Monday, March 01, 2010 @ 3:15:39 AM

True. My net was not connected and the PS3 was off at the main source when this happened.

Also, am running on wireless. With the PS3 off, it couldn't be a sudden online problem.

Even playing games offline aren't working, and they normally do work offline.

This is clearly a software malfunction or hardware/software communication problem in older fat PS3's (not just backwards compatible ones)

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BeezleDrop
Sunday, February 28, 2010 @ 10:31:49 PM
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Yes the BC2 Demo ended Friday, holy crap Sony lets get this going, if I cannot play Bad Company 2 tomorrow night I'm going to go nuts! Thanks a lot Ben for a posting an article I was super worried about.

I had odd issues several Months ago when I thought my 40 gig was about to bite the dust. The XMB Icons wouldn't load, and it wouldn't read any discs, plus all Saved Data was corrupted, 2 years of collected work! My solution was to Restore the HDD and it worked, so I tried it again tonight after backing up some Save files, go to hell AC2 for not letting me. Either way, it still didn't work but thankfully I could get online to find out I'm not the only one who is down.

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Angelic_Knight
Sunday, February 28, 2010 @ 10:35:04 PM
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ok so my brother has a 80g its a fatty but its newer than my 160 and we share each others accounts and on his he cant log on mine or his but on mine i can on his and mine so i think thats odd any one seen that happen

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GuernicaReborn
Sunday, February 28, 2010 @ 10:37:35 PM

My cousin has a fatty and he can't log in or play any games, logged onto PSN via Playstation.com and I have one friend on PSN playing warhawk. Usually at this time there are about 3 or 4 signed in at least.

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inkme101
Sunday, February 28, 2010 @ 10:36:11 PM
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this is why there has been a shortage of ps3's in stores. sony saw this coming and hoarded them so they can send you all a new slim to replace your y2k'd phat.

CONGRATS ALL PHAT ONWERS YOUR GETTING A BRAND NEW SLIM

LOL J/K

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Nynja
Sunday, February 28, 2010 @ 10:37:29 PM

cue dramatic stare...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y8Kyi0WNg40

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GuernicaReborn
Sunday, February 28, 2010 @ 10:38:46 PM

I would actually be kinda happy. Never really use B/C anyway.

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Highlander
Sunday, February 28, 2010 @ 10:44:28 PM

Do not joke.

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inkme101
Sunday, February 28, 2010 @ 10:51:33 PM

i can joke ive got a slim already lol jk sorry guys i feel for ya but im sure sony will make it right one way or another!

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BikerSaint
Sunday, February 28, 2010 @ 11:49:58 PM

Seriously, Nobody better f*ck with my fat 60!!!

If Sony tries to swap it for a new 250 slim, I guess I'll be going back to jail again.

And after I rip the SOB apart, Demon Dog & White Fang can have their leftover body parts for chew toys!!!

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Roach721
Monday, March 01, 2010 @ 7:35:50 AM

Lmao, You guys are freaking out.I was partying all weekend i haven't started my PS3 since friday, Thank God. I have a 60gig PS3 with updated hard drive. I am not going to start mine up now till am sure everything is all right. I paid $600 for mine I would hate to loose anything on it. I feel for you guys though I would be freaking out too. I have bought more than $300 dollars worth of games from network.

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Angelic_Knight
Sunday, February 28, 2010 @ 10:36:12 PM
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mines a fatty too

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Blaiyan
Sunday, February 28, 2010 @ 10:38:08 PM
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Well it seems PlayStation.com is back up and I can sign in to view the bookmark I made to my Download List. I'll now try me PS3 again.

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kraygen
Sunday, February 28, 2010 @ 10:41:31 PM
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Latest playstation tweet about 1 hour ago.

PSN status update (part 2): Readers/followers are confirming that "slim" units (120/250 GB models) are connecting normally.

I've tried several things on my special mgs4 ps3 and here's what i've determined.

Anything downloaded from psn is not working correctly.
If you purchased a psn game it won't work. Purchased an unlock code for a demo and game has returned to demo version.
Downloaded a game or some other item from a friends account it won't work either because it has no owner right now.
Ps one games won't work either.
Any game requiring trophy info won't work either.

Basically until they fix it, there's no point playing anything that has trophy support, or was downloaded.

Apparently tho the playstation twitter page is the place for latest updates.

http://twitter.com/sonyplaystation

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Nynja
Sunday, February 28, 2010 @ 10:47:11 PM

Great info. Thanx.

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Highlander
Sunday, February 28, 2010 @ 10:49:40 PM

This is because they are all date sensitive. All downloaded content from the PSN has dates associated with it's purchase and download, and even an expiry date (you can see the expiry date on PSP content) - this is in place to allow content to be rented for specific periods of time.

With the clock being reset on the PS3, it seems as though both the firmware and the PSN no longer see these items as legitimate and therefore they are effectively disabled.

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Nynja
Sunday, February 28, 2010 @ 10:59:05 PM

One would assume by manually correcting the system date, these items should continue to work. Still a good theory and one of the better ones I've heard. Although this doesn't explain the trophy issues.

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Highlander
Sunday, February 28, 2010 @ 11:06:45 PM

I tried manually setting the date, but it had no effect.

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bridgera
Monday, March 01, 2010 @ 12:49:29 AM

GTA IV is the only trophy supported game I've gotten to work (porabably because they added trophies to it retroactively).

However GTA IV trophies were no longer present.

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Fane1024
Monday, March 01, 2010 @ 2:45:23 AM

It's not that the date is wrong locally, or fixing it locally would work. It's that it got gorked systemically and when your PS3 tries to confirm your licences, it doesn't know how to deal with the discrepancy.

The fact that only phats are affected has me fearing that this is the result of the reported PS3 hack.

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Charger7302
Sunday, February 28, 2010 @ 10:44:43 PM
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Has any notices that Sony redesigned playstation.com, could that be why many people couldn't bring up the website.

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inkme101
Sunday, February 28, 2010 @ 10:53:18 PM

i saw that but i thought it was all part of this!
but when i try to go on it says site under scheduled maintenance

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BikerSaint
Monday, March 01, 2010 @ 12:02:41 AM

@Charger, Yeah I noticed on a couple different Playstation owned sites, so I'm thinking that it's some kind of place holder instead of ""We're sorry, we're having difficulties, or an "Under construction" sign.
BTW, if this is the new PSN site look, I hate it & I it now sucks.

Hey Highlander,

I'm wondering if maybe this whole thing could have happened because someone screwed some of either the old or the new coding up while trying to integrate Sony's new paid subscriptions into all their sites and/or their menus???
I'm not tech or computer savy, but what do you think of this scenario ???



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CptGreedle
Sunday, February 28, 2010 @ 10:47:19 PM
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The one problem with this is that it is NOT limited to the PSN. It has reset the clocks on the PS3s to 12/31/99, it has also corrupted files (such as theme files), and prevented games like Bayonetta, from loading, and preventing other games from even launching.
They will also not log into the PSN as you pointed out, but these other issues point to something more drastic than just a down server or incompatible software. Could a virus or bug be to blame?

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FM23
Sunday, February 28, 2010 @ 10:50:20 PM
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OMG I was just randomly searching the internet to see what this "Fail to register Trophy List" for Heavy Rain problem was about, then I find out that the older model PS3 are going belly up. I didn't even have my internet connected, so the PS3 must be messing up. Every other game still works, but I only want to play Heavy Rain and that trophy thing is preventing. I'm thinking about reformatting it. Sony better hurry up and fix this because I am not buying a Slim so I can play my games, I will just stop playing games and I am serious...I think (lol). Don't have money to waste on a new system. I don't want to have to start Demons Souls over (just got to Soul Level 220) nor do I want to start a new account for Killzone 2. Ben, I don't know what kind of connects you have, but please let them know about this because it is irritating.

It would be nice if Sony would offer free PS3 slims to long time PS3 owners if their older PS3 is malfunctioning. If this problem can't be fixed, I might just pay for a slim, even though I really don't want too even if I do have the money. GOWIII is right around the corner, hope that works properly.

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johnld
Sunday, February 28, 2010 @ 11:32:44 PM

nope, i dont want a new system because some of my ps3 files are copy protected like videos and game saves. I wont be able to restore killzone 2 files and the others i havent backed up, (it takes too long to back up all my files now). I also still use my backward compatibility. I dont want to deal with sony about copy protected files again.

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Qubex
Sunday, February 28, 2010 @ 11:34:12 PM

FM23... I feel similarly... I don't think I will go out and get another PS3... If nothing can be done, which would really be surprising in all honesty, I will take the opportunity to get a very nice meaty PC and shift over to PC gaming instead...

Q!

"make.believe ...work it does not"

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Snicket
Sunday, February 28, 2010 @ 10:53:21 PM
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Lets calm down, its nothing that cant be fixed. Nobody is going to loose game data.

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BikerSaint
Monday, March 01, 2010 @ 12:08:12 AM

@Snicket,
So prove it.......

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frylock25
Monday, March 01, 2010 @ 12:32:30 AM

you are wrong. i have lost game data. be it one file so far. i lost all my zuma progress.

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Roach721
Monday, March 01, 2010 @ 7:42:51 AM

Yeah you can't assume you won't loose data.

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kraygen
Sunday, February 28, 2010 @ 10:53:30 PM
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I read on a lot of forums this evening that people called sony and they claimed it was just a down server but most likely they are just trying to downplay the problem because apparently they don't know what is exactly to blame.

It's obviously more than a psn problem but the psn is down and all dlc is messed up, which together means no way to fix it until the psn is back up and some form of update can be done.

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tdinc1
Sunday, February 28, 2010 @ 10:56:10 PM
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http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=388872

I have 9 corrupted data entries in the save area and game data locations. i lost all my dynamic themes. I swear if I lost all this sh**, I am going to freak out. Unbelieveable SONY!!! they had to jack up the forums and this happens,. fire all the admins.

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Superman915
Sunday, February 28, 2010 @ 10:57:55 PM
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yo this sh** is serious.

- i cant play any downloaded ps1 games
- Uno, wolfenstein 3d, Shatter, doesnt work
- Rag Doll Kung Fu says its corrupted


My darksiders demo works, but that game is terrible.

fix this, sony!

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archs13
Sunday, February 28, 2010 @ 10:58:08 PM
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nothing's wrong with my fat 80 gig... the date's are correct. i just saw it turned to 3/1/2010. my theme's are working also.

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DarthSayver21
Sunday, February 28, 2010 @ 11:00:02 PM
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I have da 80gig phat PS3, n i dont seem 2 have any PSN problems real talk, also i got off multiplayer bout 3-4 hours ago. but my lil bros phat PS3 has all da issues, he cant log in @ all. probably i dont have any problems Bcuz i been online all day?

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kraygen
Sunday, February 28, 2010 @ 11:03:02 PM
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@DarthSayver21

Thats possible, lots of people have been reporting that if they were online they didn't have the issues but once they turned off their ps3's, when they got back on they had the same issues as everyone else. Hopefully you are lucky tho and just managed to escape the ps3 meltdown of feb 28th, 2010. lol

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archs13
Sunday, February 28, 2010 @ 11:05:27 PM

well me and my little brother were playing lbp up until 11 or so and then turned off the ps3. then i went on to this website just to find out about the news on the psn so i turned my ps3 back on (before march 1) and everything's fine on my system. i guess i am lucky :D

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Radiohead
Sunday, February 28, 2010 @ 11:04:33 PM
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My fat ps3 is working fine.

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XxNoir
Sunday, February 28, 2010 @ 11:04:43 PM
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I spoke to my friend who like me has a 40 gig[Fat one] and she says that she was not connected to the internet and her PS3 is having the same problem.

I have a feeling this is connected to a previously recommended firmware download.

I was playing all day just fine,I go to switch PSN's and bam!-"error 8001050F!"

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inkme101
Sunday, February 28, 2010 @ 11:05:03 PM
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i just pm'd my brother and his fatty 80 is down as well. so i told him it was bricked and he is pissed! ill tell him in awhile that itll prolly be ok but i think ill let him stew for a minute! lol

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Highlander
Sunday, February 28, 2010 @ 11:08:04 PM

It's not bricked.

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Karosso
Sunday, February 28, 2010 @ 11:11:39 PM

Well... right now it is bricked :(
We'll never hear the end of it from the Xbots...

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Highlander
Sunday, February 28, 2010 @ 11:14:09 PM

No, it's not. Some of your downloaded content is non-functional, but your PS3 is not bricked.

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inkme101
Sunday, February 28, 2010 @ 11:27:36 PM

@highlander
i know it isnt bricked but he doesnt and im having fun with him. get it. my brother is a prick! im getting a helluva laugh out of it.

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Karosso
Sunday, February 28, 2010 @ 11:05:05 PM
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A Big Thanks to all the retards at Sony and Quantic Dream for ruining my gaming evening!
WTF? A F#@%ng offline game won't play because there is no PSN connection? WTF Sony?
Maggots!!!

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Jawknee
Sunday, February 28, 2010 @ 11:17:36 PM

Calm down. They'll find the problem and fix is before long.

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Nynja
Sunday, February 28, 2010 @ 11:20:46 PM

@Jawknee

I'll be flying off the handle too if any data is lost. One or two days without games is not an issue for me. Losing data because of someone else's f-up? Different story.

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Kowhoho
Sunday, February 28, 2010 @ 11:29:47 PM

Sony and Quantic are not retarded. Get a hold of yourselves, men!

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Sunday, February 28, 2010 @ 11:31:37 PM

Take it easy, chief.

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Jawknee
Sunday, February 28, 2010 @ 11:44:36 PM

im sure his data is fine, it only seems to be PSN downloads that aren't working. Those can be replaced.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Sunday, February 28, 2010 @ 11:49:46 PM

How is QD responsible? They like aren't.

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Dancemachine55
Monday, March 01, 2010 @ 3:33:06 AM

Dude, chill. Seriously.

You lost a night of gaming.

Would you prefer a washed out night in tent city in Haiti?

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Radiohead
Sunday, February 28, 2010 @ 11:07:56 PM
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Behold, GUNS OF THE PATRIOTS!!!

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Oyashiro
Sunday, February 28, 2010 @ 11:15:52 PM

Lol, I needed that. :)

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OtisFeelgood
Monday, March 01, 2010 @ 12:29:33 AM

lmao

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Arvis
Monday, March 01, 2010 @ 10:10:31 AM

Ok, best comment ever! :D

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Jawknee
Sunday, February 28, 2010 @ 11:16:49 PM
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Yup, my 60gb PS3 wont connect to PSN. 8001050F is hte code its giving me. However my Slim is working fine. Strange. i hope they fix it soon.

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Nynja
Sunday, February 28, 2010 @ 11:19:27 PM
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Well, since I won't be playing any games tonight maybe I should spend some quality time with the woman...

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Kowhoho
Sunday, February 28, 2010 @ 11:28:26 PM

Amen, brotha.

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Superman915
Sunday, February 28, 2010 @ 11:27:51 PM
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ur ps3 is not bricked, if it was it wouldnt even turn on.

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Epimetheus
Sunday, February 28, 2010 @ 11:29:34 PM
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Yeah, my 60 GB phatty is offline. The date reset, so I changed it back. I can't get FIFA 10 to load (trophy sync crap), but Uncharted 2 started and actually did the software update (1.05 I believe) without a problem. Strange. Internet browser is working (a little slow, maybe) but no PSN, and no dynamic theme. Unplugging the network cord did absolutely nothing; FIFA 10 still wouldn't start. I should probably be going to sleep since I have to work early tomorrow. Hey Sony please fix this thank you very much.

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JDC80
Sunday, February 28, 2010 @ 11:30:26 PM
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I have a 40 GB and notice during NHL 10 that I was getting logged out of PSN a lot but I always managed to sign back in. And the problem didn't hit me until I quit NHL 10 after the second time I played it around 6:30.

I updated the time myself if I turn it on now it's still going to be 2/28/2010 8:00 PM
NBA Live10 doesn't start up
Madden Arcade doesn't start

TMNT turtles in Time: Now says I have to unlock the full game(when I brought it in October) and goes back to the opening scene of Krang stealing the stature of Liberty if you click on anything.

Only game that I could play was "InFamous" but stop just in case I got the trophy for bio drains.

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Kowhoho
Sunday, February 28, 2010 @ 11:32:34 PM
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Random (and scary) thought... You should all check your PSPs! <:0

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frylock25
Sunday, February 28, 2010 @ 11:59:08 PM

i checked my psp. no problem. got on like usual. checked with my cousin, roommate, and a good buddy. all have the 2 usb model before the slim. all have no problem. i on the other hand have the 80 bc model and can do almost nothing. i can still watch all the movies and shows i own though. it didnt screw with that stuff.

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Qwarktast1c
Sunday, February 28, 2010 @ 11:41:44 PM
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8001050F = 8001050 users F*CKED!!!

lets hope sony fixes this ASAP

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kraygen
Sunday, February 28, 2010 @ 11:42:03 PM
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I did that as soon as i realized how wacked out my ps3 had gotten. psp is working fine. Big whoosh of relief for me.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Sunday, February 28, 2010 @ 11:48:36 PM
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Well that just pisses me off, why on earth would a game not work because it can't find Trophy data? Even if I disable the internet it still won't play my games.

*Seethes with anger*

I was gonna be playing games all night tonight. Please don't make me watch Television, please!

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Oyashiro
Sunday, February 28, 2010 @ 11:55:21 PM

You can always read a book! :)

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WorldEndsWithMe
Sunday, February 28, 2010 @ 11:59:54 PM

Meh, I never feel like reading until close to bed time. *shakes head* The bots are whooping and hollering somewhere in botland.

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frylock25
Monday, March 01, 2010 @ 12:02:28 AM

book? what is this book you speak of? where is the power button on this "book" and what of the volume? i cant hear anything...

'sigh' i just wanted to play some games.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Monday, March 01, 2010 @ 12:13:36 AM

lol, I hope my books connect to the net :)

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chedison
Monday, March 01, 2010 @ 12:30:52 AM

lolkindle?

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Cholo Gamer
Monday, March 01, 2010 @ 1:28:32 AM

Book...is that a new console created by Apple?

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Roach721
Monday, March 01, 2010 @ 7:52:55 AM

thats hilarious, funny stuff.

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Bloodysilence19
Sunday, February 28, 2010 @ 11:52:59 PM
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i know sony will have this working by sometime tomorrow night or atleast by this week. even though they should have it fixed by tomorrow due to bfbc2 is coming out on tues, im sure alot of people who bought it for the ps3 is going to pissed that they cant play the game online now if they dont get it fixed by tues. its same with people who been playing games like kz2,uc2,cod, etc etc...i also know that they revamped and remodeled the PlayStation site the US one. ive read people have been losing their trophies, data, etc on their games. hopefully Sony fixes that cause thats a bigger issue i think than psn being down.i guess we all just have to wait and hope things are fixed by this week.

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BikerSaint
Monday, March 01, 2010 @ 3:21:07 PM

Hmmmm, if they're date sensitive too, but I wonder if Sony's own e-book "readers"(like Kindle)are whacked out too????

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WorldEndsWithMe
Sunday, February 28, 2010 @ 11:57:36 PM
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I don't even care if my trophies are gone, just make it so my games work offline.

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Dancemachine55
Monday, March 01, 2010 @ 3:38:50 AM

Amen World

I wanna play some Heavy Rain. Can't wait til this all gets fixed up.

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I C E_COLD
Sunday, February 28, 2010 @ 11:58:11 PM
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My 60GB PS3 is out! , this is a 1st.
No Netflix ether!

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whiskeytango74
Monday, March 01, 2010 @ 12:02:16 AM
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man o man i wish i would have seen this article before i fired up my ps3. i have an original 60 gig and when i tried to sign into the psn i got the same error as everyone else, and i also noticed that my date and time was off. I was gone for the weekend so i havent played since thursday so i figured my 8 year old brother decided to play around on the ps3. once i talked to him i knew that was not the case. so i screwed around with my internet, reset all my routers, moved them into different rooms, tried every kind of crazy connection possible, and could get nothing. so i tried resetting everything to their default settings nothing. i am soo pissed i was working on all that crap for about 2 hours before i finally gave up and got on here to see this. now im really worried that i screwed something up while i was trying to fix it myself. i really hope thats not the case and i really hope that this issue gets fixed really fast.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Monday, March 01, 2010 @ 12:02:50 AM
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I don't ever do this but I'd just like to add that it's after 1 a.m. on a Monday morning (or late Sunday night, really), and I'm sitting here trying to get answers for those affected by this. I have no personal stock in this; my Slim is fine...but I really DO care about every one of our readers who is affected.

If you can find another journalist working at this hour on this issue, I swear to God, I'll give you money. ;)

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frylock25
Monday, March 01, 2010 @ 12:07:02 AM

i swear to god i will give you money if you stumble on the answer to my problems and let me play my bioshock 2 and mag. any way dude you rock. cuz i was dorkin out and gonna have a panic attack. thought for sure i was screwed. well if they dont fix this we are but i think they will.

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inkme101
Monday, March 01, 2010 @ 12:07:19 AM

high five!

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Oyashiro
Monday, March 01, 2010 @ 12:09:35 AM

Really? Does this other journalist need to be "Real" and not just "A fabrication of my mind" in order to extort "Money" from a one "Ben Dutka"?

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bridgera
Monday, March 01, 2010 @ 12:10:38 AM

Funny you mention "stock" I was actually thinking of checking Sony stock and buying it tomorrow if it were low lol.

Every now and then small events like this cause stock prices to fall and then they quickly recover.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Monday, March 01, 2010 @ 12:15:23 AM

Good to know you are on the case Ben, I actually logged into Twitter *shudders* to keep abreast of the situation. heh, I said breast. ::Oh dear God I'm getting stupid without my games.::

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Dancemachine55
Monday, March 01, 2010 @ 3:42:53 AM

@ Bridgera

My god!!! Why didn't we think of that?!?!?!

I wonder if this is a stock cash-in maneuvre?? You might be closer to the truth than most of us clueless bunch here.

You may need to watch your back now, man. Sony contract killers comin' after you in the dead of night for stumbling onto their little money-making secret. (I kid, I kid, too many trust Sony and their brand loyalty)

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OPHIDIAN
Monday, March 01, 2010 @ 9:05:15 AM

@ Ben.

Respect.

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Nynja
Monday, March 01, 2010 @ 6:00:04 PM

World... you crack me up.

Ben... you da man.

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BeezleDrop
Monday, March 01, 2010 @ 12:06:35 AM
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Someone said read a Book! Not a bad idea, I just finished The Zombie Survival Guide, highly recommend. Yeah my 40gig is definitely affected. Sabotage! Much appreciated Ben. The game I have been looking forward to for Months will not be played unless they fix this problem. Who cares what the Bots say, they have bigger problems.

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Oyashiro
Monday, March 01, 2010 @ 12:12:56 AM

You should read World War Z. Its also by Max Brooks.

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inkme101
Monday, March 01, 2010 @ 12:06:44 AM
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ALL HAIL THE DUTKA!!!!!!!!!!

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Bloodysilence19
Monday, March 01, 2010 @ 12:12:09 AM
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all sony has said on their twitter is their looking into it and just have to wait for a update.

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XxNoir
Monday, March 01, 2010 @ 12:13:09 AM
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That's very kind of you ben,I think it's normal for those who aren't effected by this not to care about others.But that's really nice of you.

Me I'm a patient guy,I waited 2 years for the love of my life to come back[I think i can wait for a technical problem on a video game console to be fixed].

Btw she never came back...lol.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Monday, March 01, 2010 @ 12:16:41 AM

Stupid bitch ;)

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frylock25
Monday, March 01, 2010 @ 12:17:38 AM

i agree with world

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BeezleDrop
Monday, March 01, 2010 @ 12:16:13 AM
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@Oyshiro,

Good call man. I am waiting for my copy in the mail. I hear World War Z is critically acclaimed. Either way I'm crazy about Zombie anything. They just released this illustrated type of book in connection from the Survival Guide. It is definitely worth a read/look. They are currently in development of the World War Z movie, finally another Decent Zombie Flick.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Monday, March 01, 2010 @ 12:19:18 AM

I like the old ones, when did we get to the point where a lengthy scene of people tearing meat off human limbs and munching it was against the rules?

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frylock25
Monday, March 01, 2010 @ 12:23:51 AM

ugh world, did you miss the '90's where they shoved political correctness down our throats. censor everything and wont someone think of the children.

my buddy likes to watch a lot of 80's movies because of the non p/c humor and what not.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Monday, March 01, 2010 @ 12:43:16 AM

Nope didn't miss em, at least the music was good :)

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frylock25
Monday, March 01, 2010 @ 12:16:50 AM
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so i noticed that i tried to play zuma before fixing the clock and it screwed with my save file. i fixed the clock and checked all my save files. zuma now says 12/31/99 on the save file. i was really far in that game and i lost everything i had done. i just put in bioshock 2 and it is actually working. didnt screw with my save file.

i say fix the clock before anything.

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inkme101
Monday, March 01, 2010 @ 12:17:04 AM
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maybe this is all in preparation for a massive firmware update with all the features weve been asking for! yeah right!

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Scarecrow
Monday, March 01, 2010 @ 12:19:59 AM
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I have both

And yeah, the 60GB model is the one not connecting to the PSN :(

They better fix this...

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BeezleDrop
Monday, March 01, 2010 @ 12:20:12 AM
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I dunno carlos,

A massive Error issue that affects so many things with your PS3 doesn't sound like any kind of preparation.

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inkme101
Monday, March 01, 2010 @ 12:37:21 AM

was a joke

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caddillac
Monday, March 01, 2010 @ 12:22:52 AM
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I was play AC2 earlier today just fine (was online and everything). Then I tried playing again after 6 and couldn't play that, RE5, or DAO. The only game I can play is DMC4. My clock is say Dec. something can't really remember haven't been on in a few hours. I have an 80 gig fat non B/C model by the way.

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XxNoir
Monday, March 01, 2010 @ 12:23:56 AM
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@WorldEndsWithMe

lol!

Recently got over her after 2 long years[funny because I basically locked myself in my room with my PS3,met a girl while playing UC2 and became really good friends with her,i even told her about this website] =] PS3 it only does everything-including getting over a deep depression though i dont recommend it to everyone lol.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Monday, March 01, 2010 @ 12:46:07 AM

Women are a constant let down, PS3 never was until now. DAMN.

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xnonsuchx
Monday, March 01, 2010 @ 12:32:03 AM
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No problems on my original 60GB model...but then it's been in Linux mode all weekend. ;-) Hope they figure it out soon...almost seems like the stupid leap year bug the Zune had!

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inkme101
Monday, March 01, 2010 @ 12:36:28 AM

thats what i think!

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Vein22
Monday, March 01, 2010 @ 12:35:10 AM
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"Everyone READ THIS PLEASE"

As you already know, fatty PS3's having been recieving the

Error Code 8001050F.

No, your PS3 or PSN isn't broken. Relax

Sony is in the process of fixing the issue right now.

Be sure to stay updated at Sony's Twitter.

And if you are really sad, my blog will cheer you up ;P.


----------------------

Some Q's and A's for yalls...

Here's what's going on right now: something with the PS3's internal clock has borked in some pre-slim models. This is not a PSN issue; it has to do with your PS3's clock. This clock is NOT related to the OS clock. It seems to be a leap year bug. Setting your clock ahead will do nothing. All PS3s around the world were affected at the exact same time.

Does this affect me?

-If you have a Slim PS3, you're good to go. Continue playing it as normal.
-If you have a "fat" PS3, you may be affected. Some fat PS3s have worked ok, but it seems a good majority have been bugged.

What does this bug mean?

-If affected, your date and time has been set to a random past date. This prevents you from signing into PSN, playing any PSN games, or using any DLC. Your trophies will also not display correctly or be able to sync.

How do I fix it?

-You can't. Even if you don't sign into PSN, it won't help. This is a hardware issue.

So, what do I do?

-Wait 24 hours. Other products that have had similar bugs have corrected themselves after the "bugged" day. On Monday around 6pm central time, all PS3s will automatically correct themselves...maybe.

-If that doesn't work, we'll need a firmware update from Sony, which should be a pretty important priority for them right now.

Did I lose my data/themes/etc?

Your save data/games/dlc/themes are fine. They'll be fixed when the PS3 is fixed. Trophies are uncertain right now, but they'll be fine if you've synced them before the PS3 was bugged. Unsynced trophies are an unknown right now.

If I have a bugged PS3, can I still use it?

It's probably not a good idea, as I have no idea what will happen to the trophies you earn during the bugged time. Movies/media will work fine."

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WorldEndsWithMe
Monday, March 01, 2010 @ 1:47:38 AM

Way to repeat everything Ben said in the article.

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kraygen
Monday, March 01, 2010 @ 12:36:35 AM
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hey ben just found this, says it was posted 22 minutes ago.

http://www.itwire.com/your-it-news/entertainment/37237-playstation-network-dies

posted 30 min ago.

http://www.khabrein.info/news/Playstation_network_down___Playstation_network_error_code_list_1267422576/

seems this is big news, but i highly doubt that these ppl are actually caring other than just writing stories that everyone else is writing about right now. just thought it would be funny to see if any other sites were reporting right now. you're still the best. lol

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GuernicaReborn
Monday, March 01, 2010 @ 12:40:17 AM
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Hey ben, Let me borrow that blue PS3, It's been unscathed by this catastrophe.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Monday, March 01, 2010 @ 12:49:11 AM

Especially since it only exists in a parallel bizarro dimension where Neb Aktud writes these articles.

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frylock25
Monday, March 01, 2010 @ 1:23:00 AM

Neb Aktud writes the best articles

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BikerSaint
Monday, March 01, 2010 @ 12:42:22 AM
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10 THUMBS UP FOR BEN!!!!!!






"Ben for Sony President"

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Dancemachine55
Monday, March 01, 2010 @ 3:48:57 AM

Ummmm....

Might not go THAT far....

Ben is a great web site admin and editor, but SCE President?!?!?

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Shams
Monday, March 01, 2010 @ 7:29:47 AM

Well, I doubt SCE President, or any president for that matter, would've been working at that hour on the issue. So yeah, Ben for President.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Monday, March 01, 2010 @ 12:47:22 AM
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Are we actually in a leap year? How did I miss that?

Was looking forward to downloading my Dante's Inferno goodies tonight :(

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GuernicaReborn
Monday, March 01, 2010 @ 12:48:22 AM

Nope. Leap year is always the year we have the summer olympics.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Monday, March 01, 2010 @ 12:50:11 AM

The Olympics again! Confusticate the blasted Olympics!

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xnonsuchx
Monday, March 01, 2010 @ 1:37:37 AM

Nope...leap year is every year evenly divisible by 4 except when also evenly divisible by 100 unless they are also evenly divisible by 400.

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chedison
Monday, March 01, 2010 @ 9:37:44 AM

lol someone thumbed you down for that

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xnonsuchx
Monday, March 01, 2010 @ 3:39:31 PM

I noticed. WTF??? ;-) Some people are just thumb-happy, I guess.

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___________
Monday, March 01, 2010 @ 12:54:19 AM
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oh the irony is killing me!
oh well, guess i wont be playing heavy rain tonight.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Monday, March 01, 2010 @ 1:04:26 AM
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What do ya mean if we tried to sync trophies when the system was bugged? Any bloody game tries to sync them straight away.

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frylock25
Monday, March 01, 2010 @ 1:29:09 AM

world i read your question you posted about my gf not knowing what a record was. no she is not blonde. she turned 18 this month so she is just young.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Monday, March 01, 2010 @ 1:46:46 AM

Still, I mean even an 18 year old aught to know what a record is, but I was only funnin ya.

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frylock25
Monday, March 01, 2010 @ 2:06:19 AM

no i thought the same thing. but when i pulled out the record from the bioshock 2 box she was clueless and had no idea what it was. it makes you realize the generation gap. she doesnt even know anything before n64 time. i was explaining atari and pong to her. her reaction "that game is SO BORING"

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BikerSaint
Monday, March 01, 2010 @ 1:29:16 AM
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Well, it's now 3/1/2010 at 2:30 AM(EST in New Jersey) so I just tried resetting my 60 GB's clock again, but nope, still not straightened out.

BTW, I also checked my 5 PSP's(1000, 2000's & 3000 models) & they're all working fine, including accessing the store.

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Jackyl
Monday, March 01, 2010 @ 1:33:04 AM
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Any word on the east coast if things start working once march 1st hits?

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Deleted User
Monday, March 01, 2010 @ 1:40:54 AM

me on the east coast saying no change

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BikerSaint
Monday, March 01, 2010 @ 4:00:16 PM

Jackal,
Damn man, your eyeballs must be really tired if you didn't notice that it's already listed in the post that's exactly first one right above yours.

Right where I say it's now 3/1/2010, & New Jersey, LOL

BTW, I must in the same boat too though, cause it took me 6 drops of Visine just to write it. LMFAO

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Deleted User
Monday, March 01, 2010 @ 1:38:00 AM
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@WorldEndsWithMe,

Actually trophies don't sync to your account straight away. If you don't sync them with your PSN ID, it won't show up. For example, if you were to earn trophies while playing a game, your friends wouldn't see what trophies you have earned unless you sync them...hence it always has to load and sync right after you earn trophies and then go and look at your PSN ID

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WorldEndsWithMe
Monday, March 01, 2010 @ 1:49:31 AM

Just wondered if it meant I had to sync them manually to break them or if they just broke by trying to play a game that syncs them automatically when it starts up.

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frylock25
Monday, March 01, 2010 @ 2:11:55 AM

my system hasnt tried to do anything with the trophies. i havent had one message about trophies. mine just is acting like i deactivated everybodys game content on my system even my own. i also can not access the network or use netflix.

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inkme101
Monday, March 01, 2010 @ 1:39:46 AM
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never been happier with my switch to the slim than right now!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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yak4life85
Monday, March 01, 2010 @ 2:06:13 AM

I say shut up carlos!

*waiting frustrated*

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sunspider13
Monday, March 01, 2010 @ 1:48:27 AM
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Wow, this was unexpected.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Monday, March 01, 2010 @ 1:50:29 AM
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Give me back my White Knight Chronicles!

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Qubex
Monday, March 01, 2010 @ 1:57:49 AM
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Oh well, I am fortunate I never tried to play my PS3 on Sunday, and therefore have not used it since the weekend yet, or turned it on. I guess this will not make a difference right, if and when I do turn it on, i will probably see the same issues too? :(

I am going to wait patiently to see what happens. I will not be upset if I cannot play on the machine for a while, even one or two weeks... I am sure Sony will do something... I tell you if they don't, there will be a massive backlash world wide... and possibly plenty of lawsuits, who knows"

I have an original 60GB Phattwark version :)

Q!

"make.believe... true, if only it were"

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yak4life85
Monday, March 01, 2010 @ 2:07:44 AM
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I have 80 gb non b/c with problems.

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yak4life85
Monday, March 01, 2010 @ 2:08:41 AM
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I need to play some Heavy Rain!

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xnonsuchx
Monday, March 01, 2010 @ 3:34:36 AM

Someone elsewhere online said they couldn't play HEAVY RAIN because of the glitch. I would imagine disconnecting your network and setting the time manually might work for games that don't need online. It's odd, though, that a game wouldn't play because of either trophy sync, date or update checking problems...though I would mostly suspect the date.

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Dancemachine55
Monday, March 01, 2010 @ 3:53:28 AM

x:

you need to read all the previous posts dude.

Disconnecting from the net won't fix this problem. Nor will changing the time or date manually.

You just gotta wait for either a patch or the date to roll round to March 2 or March 3.

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Robochic
Monday, March 01, 2010 @ 2:21:18 AM
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it's 3:17am EST, I can't log into the Playstation site at all just sit there, I not at home so I have no clue if my PS3 was effected at all (crossing my fingers it isn't) I love my 20gig PS3 fat but (knock on wood) any time anything weird happens with the launched consoles the 20gig model never seems to get effected? not sure why that is cause I have 2 friends with a 20gig and they have never had any issues and my friend with a launched 60 has and on his facebook he states he can't use his PS3? I havent' been able to get a hold of my other 2 20 gig friends but it's also a little after 3am.
What a thing to happen on my birthday!

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Dancemachine55
Monday, March 01, 2010 @ 3:55:42 AM

HAPPY BIRTHDAY ROBOCHIC!!!

How old you turning this year?

Any sweet PS3 games on your birthday wishlist?

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BikerSaint
Monday, March 01, 2010 @ 9:48:11 PM

Happy BD Robochic,
Hope you get every games out there that you want.

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frylock25
Monday, March 01, 2010 @ 2:22:42 AM
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this thread will probably get huge. this is almost a huge event. think about it. how many people in the world are not playing games right now. how many ps3 are off tonight. the power saved today could probably power 7 cities with how much power the ps3 sucks down.

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Qubex
Monday, March 01, 2010 @ 2:24:29 AM

This problem will affect a few million people no doubt... there may be some suicides because of it... who knows!

Q!

"make.believe"

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Qubex
Monday, March 01, 2010 @ 2:23:20 AM
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I will simply wait :)

I am not fussed by this at all... at worse I will sell the 60GB for spare parts and buy a slim... but I will not get upset, depressed or anything like that... its useless to do so and you can't do anything about it... so chill and go outside and breath in some fresh air :)

Q!

"make.believe"

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just2skillf00l
Monday, March 01, 2010 @ 2:27:00 AM
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Oh my God! My PS3...it's...it's...it's a slim model, thank God! Sorry to all the fatties out there, you have my deepest sympathies for tonight and however long this bug lasts. I hope this issue gets resolved soon.

Not that it's a problem but I haven't seen this many people post on an article since...well you know, the COD MW2 review and articles and...MW2 related subjects. I mean I usually read a lot of the comments but man, it was like trying to read through every page of the great big book of everything. Glad to see the community is alive and kickin'.

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Qubex
Monday, March 01, 2010 @ 2:29:28 AM

Well, my PS3 is on a diet now... so I will wait for it to shed a few pounds... we will then be all good to go :)

Q!

"make.believe"

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yak4life85
Monday, March 01, 2010 @ 3:02:35 AM

The most posts in an article was for the uncharted 2 fortune hunter edition giveaway. I think it was over 500 posts.

Ps. I won one of the 5 psxe gave away.

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Robochic
Monday, March 01, 2010 @ 3:13:44 AM
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IF this doesn't get fixed soon I can see this thread getting bigger by the min... and someone will probably go postal

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Dancemachine55
Monday, March 01, 2010 @ 4:00:01 AM

Bad news article to see on your b'day.

Only thing worse would be to look at your birth day's newspaper in many years down the track to find you were born on the date Michael Jackson died.

Now THAT would suck.

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kevyd09
Monday, March 01, 2010 @ 3:00:40 PM

happy birthday!! its also my birthday as well!!
i was able to play my original 60 gig ps3 last nite(sunday 28th) till bout 6pm gmt and now when i cam home from work i wasnt able to log on the psn and my clock says 31/12/99
and im in belfast in ireland and my bro and all my mates with a phat ps3 are affected

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kraygen
Monday, March 01, 2010 @ 3:16:21 AM
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I'm pretty sure that sony will figure this out and fix it before too long. I wait while my heart pounds in my chest, begging to have my special mgs4, backwards compatible, memory card reading, fat piece of bliss, machine back.

After all the joys it has given me, a slim just wouldn't be the same.

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firehahahahaha
Monday, March 01, 2010 @ 3:25:21 AM
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This is very peculiar because I have a 60 gig and have no issues whatsoever. throughout the night ive played flower, flow, sonics ultimate genesis collection, sonic racing, soul callibur 4, and noby noby boy. I even earned a trophy in sonic racing and synched it just fine. Oh, and i also bought the flower dynamic theme.

But for one thing, I've been on and off of psn because I believe my friends linxsys router keeps kicking me, although I'm not positive that that is the reason. Also I believe my bios battery is dead because everytime I unplug my ps3 it usually asks me to put in the date and time, which it did to me roughly around 4:30 GMT-5 (Pennsylvania)

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WorldEndsWithMe
Monday, March 01, 2010 @ 9:21:27 AM

you suck. :P

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kraygen
Monday, March 01, 2010 @ 3:32:42 AM
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well it seems to not be affecting everyone, just most people. So you are one of the lucky ones. You didn't even have to be online or connected to the internet for this to happen to your ps3, so count yourself blessed and cross your fingers it doesn't happen later.

Many posts from me tonite, my ps3 isn't working what else is there to do? lol

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kraygen
Monday, March 01, 2010 @ 4:03:09 AM
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well considering that the latest reports show that people all over the world are being effected I'm pretty sure that sony will fix the problem as quickly as they possibly can.

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Dancemachine55
Monday, March 01, 2010 @ 4:08:26 AM
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I'm sure this problem will be fixed quickly.

The best thing to do is just get off your PS3's and wait for confirmation when its safe to turn it back on and update.

It is clearly a clock and date based problem, so it may take a little time to fix.

If you have another console, go for that tonight instead. If you have bigger and better things to do, go for it. Don't sit around waiting for the PS3 to boot back up.

Also, I just subscribed to the Playstation twitter account. I recommend doing the same if you want instant updates.

I'm going to go play FF VII on my PSP now (thank god for PSone game transfers to PSPs). Might get some uni work done too.

BTW, some of you out there really need to calm down and look at things from a perspective. If this is the worst that could happen to you on a Sunday/Monday night, you are an incredibly lucky person.

If you have a roof over your head, a bed to sleep in and good food to eat, you are part of the 54% of lucky people in the world. That statistic came from the World Vision organisation, which I studied last week at uni.

Sit back, relax, and enjoy what you have, not what you do not have.

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Wage SLAVES
Monday, March 01, 2010 @ 4:39:38 AM
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I wish I was on here earlier to disconnect my ps3....

My wife has been whoopin' ass since I bought GoW: Collection. She has been on it all day yesterday and today. I saw this section and checked my system and I got the STD too. Cool thing though, its my son's birthday just 10 years ago Dec. 25, 1999... :(

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Nerull
Monday, March 01, 2010 @ 4:42:06 AM
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My fatty has been struck with the bug as well.
I was still making due with dragon age til I can get Bioshock 2. Guess now I'll make due with some more wheel of time.

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spiderboi
Monday, March 01, 2010 @ 5:31:50 AM
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Phat 80GB here. No issues connecting. Was able to go to PSN Store and download GoW3 and Darksiders (will play Darksiders first so as not to have a lasting awesomeness taste on my tongue if I played GoW first and leave Darksiders in bitterness)

Is this still not resolved for our other phat brethren?

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pigtool
Monday, March 01, 2010 @ 6:01:55 AM
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Thanks, Sony, for creating an asinine Trophy system to be more like "X-Box". Now my PS3 60Gig early-adopter box is seized up. My son has his brand new $66 Aliens game sitting in its box since you dips (Sega too!) had to make these stupid log-ins to the PSN mandatory to register the Trophies. I'm asking for my money back from Gamestop and refuse to buy anything new unless you can certify a game's ability to play off-line.

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0_o
Monday, March 01, 2010 @ 6:20:39 AM
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Yep my original 60GB isnt working properly :(
I was like 0_o when i saw that my theme had changed!

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Nynja
Monday, March 01, 2010 @ 8:01:30 AM

That's the first thing I noticed. My PS3 doesn't auto login to PSN, so I was not aware of that problem yet. I checked my themes and they showed as corrupt data. At first I thought my PS3 was corrupting data on my HDD. Stupidly, I deleted those themes (I'll have to download them again later).

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0_o
Monday, March 01, 2010 @ 6:26:36 AM
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Maybe sony thought its april fools day! Its march the month of gow3 remember?!? :P
I think im getting crazy playing ps3 is a bad bad habit! :P

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Eternally
Monday, March 01, 2010 @ 6:31:25 AM
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PSN has been hacked looks like there is more to it then Sony is telling us, if PSN wasn't hacked it would be fixed already.

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Charger7302
Monday, March 01, 2010 @ 5:49:32 PM

If PSN were hacked than all the slim owners wouldn't be able to log in either.

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THE NTMIDTR
Monday, March 01, 2010 @ 6:36:39 AM
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I just about had a coronary thinking my launch 60(500gb) died... was playing online with family Sunday evening, got off to check progress of GoW demo DL, put in Dante's Inferno disc I just rented... it installed update, it went to sync trophies and BLAMMO! Thought it was my internet, cycled my whole network... then I noticed my LBP dynamic theme was not on screen... Date was 1/1/2000, 4 or 5 themes corrupted. GoW DL kept going... 2 family members PS3's fine(slims). This was around 7PM something I think.

Tried test connection(failed at 3rd check), researched... freaked out, but stayed calm enough not to do anything drastic (except deleting 4 or 5 themes and some old game stuff like the Uno demo save info)... started to hear news that it wasn't me and felt marginally better LOL

Checked Playstation site and my trophy info is still up there. Although I did notice it didn't log me in auto as usual... and the "new" friends icon top right read '0' and then did a spinning load thing repeatedly.

At 7:03AM EST. still not able to sign in...

It Only Does Everything**
(**= Scare the crap out of me/no games that support trophies) LOL

My biggest fear is needing to send it in for repair and not getting a NEW 60 back with all the extras I paid for at launch(4 USB, card readers, BC) I don't want a slim... I take good care of it... keep it covered from dust, clean every rental disc first, transfer music via external drives not rip, etc.

Smooth move Sony... I get the new ad campaign now... "Make.Believe" make believe you are playing... LOL



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Bigtuna1
Monday, March 01, 2010 @ 8:56:09 AM

FYI, I had to send my 60gb in a few months ago and it came back with everything as original except for the cell cpu itself. It came back with the smaller chip but everything else was the same. They can't legally give you back a product that does less than the one you sent in. Mine had to be replace because they said it couldn't be repaired. It was actually nice cuz it was like getting a new unit altogether. New case etc... You shouldn't have to worry though, I'm sure sony will make it right.

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JackC8
Monday, March 01, 2010 @ 7:34:14 AM
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Jeez, they really need to do better testing before they put stuff on the network. This is getting pretty ridiculous. Glad I haven't connected my PS3 to the internet lately.

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orangpelupa
Monday, March 01, 2010 @ 7:47:00 AM
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anyone have tried to remove the ps3 internal battery?

maybe it can reset all the settings ang bring back ps3 to life

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Nynja
Monday, March 01, 2010 @ 7:58:40 AM

I would not recommend doing that.

Right now, Sony is responsible for the issues your PS3 is having. Opening up the system would void the warranty and remove liability from Sony and place it in your hands.

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Wage SLAVES
Monday, March 01, 2010 @ 9:10:35 AM

Good thinking none the less...

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JohnnyGold
Monday, March 01, 2010 @ 7:54:05 AM
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wanted to play before work this morning, but its still down, and my borderlands trophies are MIA :(

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Karosso
Monday, March 01, 2010 @ 8:05:53 AM
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OK, I might have over reacted last night but, the fact that its the morning the next day and I still could not do anything with my PS3 is very alarming.
And again, why would Heavy Rain not play? Its a F-ing single player game! that is retarded in my opinion.

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cowboynwo
Monday, March 01, 2010 @ 8:08:24 AM
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All my trohies from heavy rain just vanished thanks to this problem go figure. I have no idea what happen this error happened an boom there all gone I had one more trophy to get This really stinks. I am so mad at sony and they need to get it together and fix it.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Monday, March 01, 2010 @ 9:24:21 AM
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Thankfully I have a flash drive, but for those who don't how on earth can you download a firmware update if you can't connect to the internet?

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THE NTMIDTR
Monday, March 01, 2010 @ 3:27:15 PM

I suspect the problem will fix itself, if it IS what people think with the clocks.

However, if Sony must issue a patch... couldn't they force it through the network?

In the midst of this my machine continued to download GoW3 demo. It is connected to internet... receives data fine, just can't send to them (sign in).

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NeoHumpty
Monday, March 01, 2010 @ 9:43:03 AM
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Some of my favorite quotes I've seen so far-

APOCOLYPS3

Boom.

It only does time travel.

lol'ing. I'm scared to turn my system on.

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SmokeyPSD
Monday, March 01, 2010 @ 10:10:28 AM
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I'm having Heavy Rain withdrawal, got the score off itunes (i even bought the special edition but hell, Corbell deserves the sale).

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michiganfan1983
Monday, March 01, 2010 @ 10:18:40 AM
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Man reading this comment section is like reading a book. Anyway I have a 80GB MSG4 b/c edition PS3 and it has been infected. I first noticed that my Heavy Rain theme was not working, checked the theme and most are corrupted, kinda freaked out(thought my PS3 had given out on me, but then said 'no it's is still on, so that can't be it.') and looked through my saved game data and it is still all there. Then I noticed I wasn't signed in to the PSN, tried and got the same error as eceryone else and didn't do anything else, I didn't want to try any games in fear of messing things up so I shut it down. Got online and checked my favorite site(this one) and sure enough everone is having issues, well most everyone one with a fat PS3. Didn't post anything last night, but I am sitting at work, kinda bored, hoping Sony has this fixed by tonight so I can get back to Heavy Rain. I think most of my day will be spent reading stories and posts about this issue from my iPhone, so that it can't be tracked on the work computer. :)

And a big thanks to Ben, for all of his hard work, dedication to this community and his genuine care for all of us infected PS3 owners out here. And thanks for the late night update. I bet the only other people reporting at that time where on the other side of the world.

Heres to a quick fix from Sony that is hopefully coming soon ** raises a bottle that's not alcohol because I am at work ** (which sucks but its not like I could be at home playing my PS3, so I might as well be here)

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NoSmokingBandit
Monday, March 01, 2010 @ 10:28:44 AM
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This reminds me of the Zune bug from a while ago.

My Fat (80gb motorstorm bundle model) was working great last night. I quit at about 10:30 (EST) and hadnt noticed anything wonky.

I'm sure Sony will take care of it quickly enough, they usually dont leave us hanging for long.

At least now i have a reason to get some actual work done instead of spending all my free time playing Heavy Rain ;)

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Brklynty1
Monday, March 01, 2010 @ 10:32:23 AM
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Lol my friends were cursing me out saying how I'm lying about still being logged on XD. But back to the story, since my slim is working fine and my psp is also, and all the phats are being effected, I came to this prediction. Sony is indeed going to remove the other OS but they're gonna do it on the low. Most likely they set this up, then they're gonna give an "apology" plus a possible 3.16 update and BAM! Other OS option is gone. People will complain and Sony will find some excuse to blame it on the O-O-O-O-O-O-Other OS XD. But I could be wrong. But due to only the phats are being effected I'd say its a 40% chance that that's what Sony's planning on doing.

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NoSmokingBandit
Monday, March 01, 2010 @ 11:02:03 AM

Why would they remove it? Theres nothing Sony gains from taking that feature out so why would they have their software engineers patch it out?

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Richy
Monday, March 01, 2010 @ 10:37:24 AM
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hello ...

seems my PS3 would stay off for a few days until the sky is cleared...

if i didn't switch the console on since almost 2 days, will i be infected. Can i try disconnect the Internet & test it !?

humm, i don't have time to play games these days, i may go watch all my recorded TV shows + go back to PC gaming ... Indigo Prophecy it's about time i start to check you out ...

Hope SONY fix this ASAP, won't be able to wait a week without the PS3 ...

cheers!

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THE NTMIDTR
Monday, March 01, 2010 @ 3:31:59 PM

I think you are... and whatever happens to fix it will need to be done on yours as well. Having it off shouldn't avoid it. Unless it is a Feb 28/March 1st thing... then wait until March 2nd and let us all know what happened.

As soon as you turn it on it should happen... logically.

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PAKINIPS
Monday, March 01, 2010 @ 10:38:27 AM
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Damn, college ended 5 hours early today and now i have nothing to do but wait...
or play on my slim and start games over again.
Hope they fix this soon, will not be happy if anything bad happens to my 60gb.

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BeezleDrop
Monday, March 01, 2010 @ 10:46:52 AM
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So,

I cannot connect to the PSN because of the bug, so I would be able to get the FW Update because I at least have an internet connection? I just turned mine on, and it still has the Error. Bollocks

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Monday, March 01, 2010 @ 11:06:52 AM
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I just want to remind everyone not to believe everything they read online. There's no PSN "lockdown;" it has nothing to DO with the PSN because if it did, everyone - including Slim owners - would be affected. This is primarily a system issue with older PS3s and their internal clocks.

Likely, it will fix itself when the clock changes again at the end of the day but if not, I'm guessing a firmware patch will be on the way soon. And please, make sure to read the updated portion in the article above before freaking out. REPEAT: your save data, Trophies, DLC, and everything else is FINE. Well, unless you tried to sync a Trophy when the machine was screwy.

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FullmetalX10
Monday, March 01, 2010 @ 11:29:17 AM
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Wow, this sounds like some evil conspiracy doomsday theory. I'll just be smart and not turn my Playstation on (since I have the 60gig launch model) and just wait till things get resolved at least I certainly hope they will.

Soon, when the internal clocks hit 00:00 the world will come to an end, at the same time making a new beginning where PS3 owners rule the world, since Xboxes explode, while PS3 create forcefields to protect their owners house. PS3 FTW!!!

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Gone
Monday, March 01, 2010 @ 11:34:03 AM
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About two weeks ago my Slim's time slowed down about 5 minutes, but I didn't have any PSN issues.

Man that GoWIII demo was amazing, but it felt like I was playing my PS2 again (game and graphics wise). I know it is because of the demo and that the actual game will look better, from what I read in articles.

Battle of the bulge.
Slim vs Fat

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michiganfan1983
Monday, March 01, 2010 @ 11:47:30 AM
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UPDATE via PS Blog: put your fatties on a 24 hr time out/diet, as they have found the issue and are working on the fix. Meaning DON'T TURN IT ON.

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Robochic
Monday, March 01, 2010 @ 12:09:27 PM
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Ya my husband turned our on this morning before I could tell him not to when I got home from work, Yep our poor fatty 20gig is effected as well, just leaving it alone, hooked up our Ps2 so the kids can watch movies.

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ezwiep
Monday, March 01, 2010 @ 12:19:26 PM
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well dang that sucks i lost all my stuff cuz reformmatted my system thinking it would fix it guess i'll i have to wait until its fixed

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yak4life85
Monday, March 01, 2010 @ 12:31:23 PM

Why would you do that? Jump to conclusions so fast.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Monday, March 01, 2010 @ 12:37:07 PM

That was a f*cktard thing to do.

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yak4life85
Monday, March 01, 2010 @ 1:55:16 PM

Did you at least save your game save files to a flash drive? If so your good, you would just need to install all your games data again with any new updates.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Monday, March 01, 2010 @ 12:20:53 PM
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They just said via twitter they hope to have it resolved within 24 hours.

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ezwiep
Monday, March 01, 2010 @ 1:03:54 PM
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well i did it last night before i even knew anything was wrong

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Richy
Monday, March 01, 2010 @ 2:51:11 PM
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hello ...
i actually did try & aaaarrrgh! i've been hit by the virus, now need to wait, i will not switch the beast on until there's a fix ...
i'm totally out of service ...
see ya around!

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THE NTMIDTR
Monday, March 01, 2010 @ 3:41:07 PM

It likely isn't a virus...

The fact that you could not resist turning on your PS3 is like a small child being told to not stick their fingers into the fan blades.... and then they stick their fingers in the fan blades and yell OUCH!! LOL

I was hoping you would leave it off until 3/2 and then tell us if you avoided the issue.

Pull up a chair and hang out... we may be here until Tuesday.

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Richy
Monday, March 01, 2010 @ 2:51:19 PM
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hello ...
i actually did try & aaaarrrgh! i've been hit by the virus, now need to wait, i will not switch the beast on until there's a fix ...
i'm totally out of service ...
see ya around!

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BikerSaint
Monday, March 01, 2010 @ 4:23:59 PM
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Wow, we haven't even hit 500 posts yet???

Come on people...where's all that riled up, heat of the moment, sensibilities that's being pent-up & simply going to waste right now?

As for myself, I just took 2 'FUCKITAL" capsules & now I'll just be doing a little "chillin' all de waitin".

"Groovy Baby!.....
but if my "fat bastard" is still in shaggadelic mode, I'll have to ring Doctor Sony in the mornin' for their strongest STD meds.

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BikerSaint
Monday, March 01, 2010 @ 4:31:04 PM
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In other words, just try not to imitate this guy too much.....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h6FgKEQFSS4


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Angelic_Knight
Monday, March 01, 2010 @ 6:26:28 PM
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hey my farther in law has one and was hit last night his logged on just a few minites ago and now it works

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Angelic_Knight
Monday, March 01, 2010 @ 6:31:41 PM
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his also lost his trophies for infamous and wat i did was had him delete his instalation of the game and he reinstalled it and compared trophies with/ sync with the server and he got them back but not all of them only the ones he had when he last sync with the server

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Angelic_Knight
Monday, March 01, 2010 @ 7:20:42 PM
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now my brothers work as well ;)
all fat ps3

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