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PS3 Systems Returning To Normal, Users Back Online

Update: If your PS3 is still bonked, visit this thread at NeoGAF; this appears to be fixing the problem for many.

Original Story:

Well, that was a touch scary, huh?

Yesterday's mess revolving around the totally screwy game clock in older PlayStation 3 models has started to disappear; many PS3 owners at multiple sites and forums around the Internet are beginning to report a reversal of fortune. As far as we know, Sony didn't actually do anything and the day certainly hasn't changed yet, but we doubt those with functioning PS3s are gonna complain. If you haven't checked your PS3 for fear of seeing a very effed-up XMB, you might want to turn it on and check it out. It seems the consoles are springing back to life everywhere, although again, we have no official "yeah, it's all over" statement from Sony. All we can do is report on what we've heard and many of our readers, along with members of other major sites, are saying they're once again good to go. If your PS3 has not yet returned to form, you can check your Trophies at PlayStation.com just to insure they haven't disappeared forever, and make sure to stay tuned for future updates. Luckily, this was not a virus or a hack of any kind; it was merely a hardware malfunction based on a built-in calendar issue.

That doesn't stop it from being annoying, frightening, and a little funny. Not funny in a "ha-ha" sort of way, but funny in a "the instant Sony begins to dominate, the world almost explodes due to a tiny error" sort of way. Yeah, well, the Challenger had a "tiny error," too... Anyway, we'll keep an eye out but for now, it seems like we can return to business as usual.

3/1/2010 6:56:29 PM Ben Dutka

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Comments (145 posts)

Fane1024
Monday, March 01, 2010 @ 7:15:45 PM
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Mine was working. I shut it down for a few minutes and when I rebooted the date was 4/28/2020.

So, it's not completely done.

p.s. How long was I upstairs? : D

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bridgera
Monday, March 01, 2010 @ 7:18:37 PM

My date said Feb 28, so I resynched the time via the internet and am having no problems.

I suggest you try the same if you wish. I think it's over as the fake Leap Year of 2010 has passed in the GMT time zone.

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Highlander
Monday, March 01, 2010 @ 7:23:47 PM

Let the PS3 get the time from the net, it will be fine.

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Fane1024
Monday, March 01, 2010 @ 8:12:28 PM

I fixed it immediately. I'm just saying date errors can re-occur.

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Qwarktast1c
Monday, March 01, 2010 @ 9:25:44 PM

mine had the date at 4/29/2010 after it fixed itself..... lol?? O_O

self regeneration!!

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bridgera
Monday, March 01, 2010 @ 7:17:30 PM
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We shall forever remember how funny this day, the

PS3 Y2K 2010 glitch

and the various humor that insued from it.

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photo K
Tuesday, March 02, 2010 @ 8:35:14 AM

Is this going to happen again during the next leap year?

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Scarecrow
Monday, March 01, 2010 @ 7:18:43 PM
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1 or 2 days (ps3) > month (360)

Truth*

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sonic1899
Monday, March 01, 2010 @ 7:26:00 PM

That was less than a day

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dlte
Monday, March 01, 2010 @ 7:37:59 PM

felt longer.

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dlte
Monday, March 01, 2010 @ 7:18:58 PM
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just did what it said, works fine, didn't seem to lose any trophies, though i never tried to sign on the the psn during this whole ordeal.

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Snicket
Monday, March 01, 2010 @ 7:20:43 PM
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Wow, was that a challenger joke? For real?

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Monday, March 01, 2010 @ 7:27:17 PM

I didn't mean it to be disrespectful but if people take offense, I'll remove it.

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Qwarktast1c
Monday, March 01, 2010 @ 7:50:48 PM

while i'm not taking offense to it i will say this, the challenger was a transport vehicle designed to go to space, the ps3 is an entertainment machine.... 2 drastically different things, therefore the errors will be way different in scale

i know that you know this Ben, and i'm sure everybody else does. i'm just giving my two cents

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WorldEndsWithMe
Monday, March 01, 2010 @ 8:18:41 PM

lol, I thought by the challenger you meant the xbox, haha. Didn't notice the capitalization.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Monday, March 01, 2010 @ 8:42:02 PM

Uh...the obvious contrast was the point.

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Wage SLAVES
Monday, March 01, 2010 @ 8:59:11 PM

Life is all but a blink of an eye...

"Why so serious?..."

I thought it kinda fit the bill. One tiny error bringing down a soaring rocket.

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SvenMD
Monday, March 01, 2010 @ 9:33:26 PM

I both laughed and cringed at the same time... but I did think it was funny.

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Victor321
Monday, March 01, 2010 @ 7:23:54 PM
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Phew....the PS3 is so advanced, that it fixed itself!

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Highlander
Monday, March 01, 2010 @ 7:24:20 PM
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All my PS3s are present and correct and all were in the affected group.

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Jawknee
Monday, March 01, 2010 @ 8:02:32 PM

High, why were some saying Heavy Rain was unplayable? Should all disc based games work fine without PSN? Wouldn't it just affect trophies?

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rogers71
Monday, March 01, 2010 @ 8:18:29 PM

@Jawknee,

Unfortunately, some games try to sync for trophies upon loading, therefore, will be unplayable if they cannot sync. At least, that is how I take it. I didn't try to play any games so I am not sure.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Monday, March 01, 2010 @ 8:20:17 PM

Roger is correct, any game with trophies would not work during that eff up.

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bridgera
Monday, March 01, 2010 @ 8:31:15 PM

Some games that had trophies added post release worked fine, such as GTA IV.

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Jawknee
Monday, March 01, 2010 @ 9:04:19 PM

Soooo...if PSN ever goes away our games with trophies will be useless?

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Highlander
Monday, March 01, 2010 @ 9:50:00 PM

It's only the games that actively sync trophy data when they start.

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Jawknee
Monday, March 01, 2010 @ 10:01:28 PM

So if your disconnected it wouldn't matter right? i disabled my internet connection on my PS3 for a moment and loaded a few games with Trophies including Heavy Rain and Bioshock 2 and they both worked fine.

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darxed
Monday, March 01, 2010 @ 10:45:38 PM

@Jawknee
The problem was not a psn error, but a conflict between the hardware clock and system clock, with one of them saying the date is 29 feb and the other not recognizing it. When people tried to play a game that did a trophy sinch while online the trophy data got updated with the wrong date and the game stopped working. If you disconnected your PS3 and then tried the games, you wouldn't have any problems, so you don't have to be online to play any PS3 game, it only appeared to be the case because of the glitch...

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dkmrules
Monday, March 01, 2010 @ 7:24:57 PM
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YES THE APOCOLYPS3 IS OVER!

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sonic1899
Monday, March 01, 2010 @ 7:24:57 PM
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I don't know what i'm more relieved about; that I can play my games again or people could stop talking about this 'ApocalyPS3' :S

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main_event05
Monday, March 01, 2010 @ 10:59:17 PM

This is the 1st time I heard of that. But that is kick-ass PR.

PS3: It only does the ApocalyPS3.

Nice.

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Dustinwp
Monday, March 01, 2010 @ 7:30:14 PM
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I was missing trophies from the two games I tried to play when the glitch was still on going.All I had to do was pop the games in and load the trophies from the games and I got my trophies back!:)

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ezwiep
Monday, March 01, 2010 @ 7:30:15 PM
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hell yeah im back up and running

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Geobaldi
Monday, March 01, 2010 @ 7:34:32 PM
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God I just can't handle some of the idiots out there. This is off one of the Yahoo articles:

"thats just kinda strange that all of a sudden SONY wants all playstation 3 owners 2 not turn on their playstations. what if u want 2 play Halo 3 or something like that. i mean really, shouldnt SONY want 2 make people play their gaming systems or whoever created playstation 3! XO gosh! the nerves of some people! cuz i hav a playstation 2, can i turn even that on?!?!?! ughhhhhhh. i dont even get playstation 3. sure u can watch movies on it unlike playstation 2 but u can still play video games on it just like playstation 2! they just make u want 2 pay even more money than u already hav 2!"

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kraygen
Monday, March 01, 2010 @ 7:47:42 PM

yes its sad, but true.

some people do have the brain of a pea.

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Geobaldi
Monday, March 01, 2010 @ 7:55:38 PM

Even that is being generous lol

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xnonsuchx
Monday, March 01, 2010 @ 8:07:08 PM

Proof we need Internet licenses to be online (or at least to 'contribute!' ;-)

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Irievibes
Monday, March 01, 2010 @ 8:25:26 PM

its no wonder they have to make every game so ridiculously simple and easy to play for xbots , i think i lost brain cells trying to read that ..

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Monday, March 01, 2010 @ 8:43:57 PM

I'm hoping that person is either mentally slow or 12 years old.

If not...that's freakin' sad as hell.

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totozero18
Thursday, March 04, 2010 @ 3:47:49 PM

Lay off crack you're still in time

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totozero18
Thursday, March 04, 2010 @ 3:47:56 PM

Lay off crack you're still in time

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MadKatBebop
Monday, March 01, 2010 @ 7:35:23 PM
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Thank God! Although I was unaffected its a relief that this is over so that many PS3 gamers can return to their games.

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Nlayer
Monday, March 01, 2010 @ 7:35:41 PM
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Funny thing happened. The PS3 stopped working, so I decided to go upstairs into the 'real' world. My phone rang and I answered it since I had no PS3 to play, it happened to be a girl and now I am going on a Date this weekend. So this world-wide error helped me go out with a girl. It's really weird, but it's like a good/bad thing that this happened to me. Haha.

But I am glad I can play some more Heavy Rain soon. =]

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Charger7302
Monday, March 01, 2010 @ 7:43:05 PM

Don't be scared if you see a big blue thing outside, it's called the sky :)

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Gregory Freeman
Monday, March 01, 2010 @ 8:18:33 PM

And no. There is no Cheat Code to touch it.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Monday, March 01, 2010 @ 8:23:47 PM

But, wouldn't she have called whether the PS3 works or not?

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Gregory Freeman
Monday, March 01, 2010 @ 8:29:15 PM

Ah, Intriguing theory... Maybe she wouldn't have thought about it if ps3 hadn't went n crapped out with the 24 hour flu. Maybe she herself is a gamer, and with shat all to do, resorted to asking subject A here out on a date...

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Cholo Gamer
Monday, March 01, 2010 @ 8:46:51 PM

Actually their is a cheat code: tap your head, grab your nutts and then stick your hand in your mouth.

PS: only works for males

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Fane1024
Tuesday, March 02, 2010 @ 1:45:15 AM

They were both quoting Hal Sparks from The Tester.

What we're forced to do when we can't play our games...

And, no, David Jaffe didn't say anything funny, so don't bother watching it.

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Arvis
Tuesday, March 02, 2010 @ 10:02:20 AM

Canuck Pride, you about killed me with your second comment. People in my office were giving me strange looks...

-Arvis

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totozero18
Thursday, March 04, 2010 @ 3:49:48 PM

It
Only
Does
Get you on a date!!!

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Snaaaake
Monday, March 01, 2010 @ 7:35:52 PM
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It's the news of the world when this happened and didn't even last for 3 days.
Talk about getting a life with the xbots.

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rogers71
Monday, March 01, 2010 @ 7:39:21 PM
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What will Xbox nation have to talk about now? I guess it will be back to the same ol 'Ha Ha we have FFXIII'. They had their fun for a day, I guess. Back to Heavy Rain.

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Qwarktast1c
Monday, March 01, 2010 @ 7:52:16 PM

"Back to Heavy Rain"
something the bots wish they had ;)

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rogers71
Monday, March 01, 2010 @ 8:21:33 PM

@Qwark...

I don't think the 'bots' would understand heavy rain. There isn't an online and they can't teabag anyone so it wouldn't be fun for them. Oh well, to each his own.

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rogers71
Monday, March 01, 2010 @ 10:00:51 PM

I was wondering how many thumb downs I would get. I guess I only hurt one 'Botboys' feelings. They must have climbed back under their RROD rocks for the night. C-ya!!!

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Charger7302
Monday, March 01, 2010 @ 7:40:52 PM
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Mines still not over this bug. Ughhh, I just bought Dante's Inferno yesterday and I can't play it because of the trophy problems.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Monday, March 01, 2010 @ 8:24:46 PM

Did u try the fix in the article link?

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Highlander
Monday, March 01, 2010 @ 9:54:35 PM

Disable your net connection re-enable it (perhaps it's a good idea to re-create it?), tell your PS3 to get the time from the 'net, sign in (perhaps re-booting is a good idea at this time first?), start your game, exit the game and resync your trophies. All should be well.

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kraygen
Monday, March 01, 2010 @ 7:54:34 PM
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Oh hooray, my ps3 is working again, I didn't lose 110 hours worth of white knight trophies, everything is working perfectly.

Ps3, it does do everything, including self repairs.

Well now I can return to the real world and my life again. "Verto" Muahahahaha!!

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Roach721
Monday, March 01, 2010 @ 7:57:23 PM
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I guess i'll try turning mine on (fingers crossed)

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Vismund
Monday, March 01, 2010 @ 7:57:43 PM
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http://www.nytimes.com/2010/03/02/technology/02sony.html

It made the news...

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BikerSaint
Monday, March 01, 2010 @ 9:19:04 PM

@Vismund,
I just had to laugh after reading that NY Times article.

Software, my a$$

And there's so many more blatant inconsistencies there in their story, that I believe that they've hired all of their fact-checker's from "Toys R Us"

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Jawknee
Monday, March 01, 2010 @ 8:03:32 PM
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HA! i deleted all my "corrupted" themes last night when this happened. Had to go back and re download of all of them. No biggy though. Happy is back for all those who only have older models.

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Gnrfan1001
Monday, March 01, 2010 @ 8:09:42 PM
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I'm back up and running as well! :)

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THE NTMIDTR
Monday, March 01, 2010 @ 8:23:19 PM

Hey, how did you get the different looking trophy pic? And does anyone know how to make it update with out just changing out the profile picture?

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Fane1024
Tuesday, March 02, 2010 @ 1:51:38 AM

PlayStation com has gone white, so I assume all the portable IDs are white now. I'm not chuffed about it, myself.

I've always heard you could never go back....

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Qubex
Monday, March 01, 2010 @ 8:14:23 PM
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This is great news, I will try my PS3 out this evening... it has been off since last week Friday... I may have been fortunate and missed the entire episode.

Ben, I am sure I speak for many a community member here... thank you for your time and effort in keeping us all informed and up to date. The Neogaf link was a great help. Thanks again for your commitment.

Q!

"it only does self resurrection"

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WorldEndsWithMe
Monday, March 01, 2010 @ 8:26:11 PM

Hear hear, thanks to you Ben old man.

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SvenMD
Monday, March 01, 2010 @ 9:44:44 PM

Yeah, I thought it was funny that when I wanted new info on this whole ordeal I came to PSXE first, and THEN went to the PS blog second.

Thanks again!

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Qwarktast1c
Monday, March 01, 2010 @ 8:15:22 PM
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IT'S ALLIIIVVVEEEE!!!!!!! like the pheonix rising from the ashes!!! :D

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Irievibes
Monday, March 01, 2010 @ 8:18:22 PM
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Gives a whole new meaning to the "It only does everything" campaign, hell , the thing fixes itself!!!

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Gregory Freeman
Monday, March 01, 2010 @ 8:18:57 PM

It
Only
Does
Self Resurrection.

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THE NTMIDTR
Monday, March 01, 2010 @ 8:21:31 PM

They should consider incorporating that into that ad campaign... poking fun at your own mistakes is a wonderful thing... ask Canada!

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Gregory Freeman
Monday, March 01, 2010 @ 8:24:09 PM

what exactly are you reffering to THE NTMIDTR?

I myself am reffering to that Self Humiliation bit you edited out....

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Highlander
Monday, March 01, 2010 @ 10:17:08 PM

It sure does, look what I found poking about on my PS3s HDD....

PS3 internal error log.

ERROR : DATE failure.
ERROR : RTC improper date format, no such month.
ERROR : Guru meditation error...
WARNING : Leap Year false.
WARNING : Error handler initiated.
ERROR : Kernel Panic.
WARNING : Kernel Panic handled.
ERROR : PSN authentication FAILURE!
WARNING : Theme reset.
WARNING : Trophy synchronization fault
ERROR : Trophy synchronization failure.
ERROR : User Panic.
WARNING : Initiate self diagnostics.
ERROR : Media Panic.
WARNING : Initiate level 1 diagnostics.
ERROR : Manufacturer Panic.
WARNING : Media Storm detected.
REVENGE : Enable remote Xbox destruction device.
WARNING : Initiate RTC reset.
WARNING : Initiate unnecessarily long reset delay. Delay duration 24 hours.
INFORMATION : Unnecessary delay complete.
WARNING : Initiate self repair mode.
VENGEANCE : Arm remote Xbox destruction device.
INFORMATION : Self Repair progress 50%
WARNING : Date failure mitigated.
WARNING : RTC reset complete.
INFORMATION : Self Repair progress 90%
INFORMATION : Remote Xbox destruction device disabled.
WARNING : Manufacturer Panic canceled.
WARNING : Date failure resolved.
INFORMATION : Self Repair progress 100%
WARNING : User panic resolved.
WARNING : Media storm ignored.
INFORMATION : Normal system start.
INFORMATION : Date obtained from time server.
INFORMATION : PSN authentication success.
INFORMATION : XMB loaded.
INFORMATION : Normal operation restored.

OK, not really, but...

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Wage SLAVES
Tuesday, March 02, 2010 @ 7:03:08 AM

LOL,

VENGEANCE!!!

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Highlander
Tuesday, March 02, 2010 @ 6:11:47 PM

Yep, vengeance. Apparently my PS3 thinks that if it's going down, it's taking any near by Xbox360s with it...

;)

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THE NTMIDTR
Thursday, March 04, 2010 @ 3:41:19 PM

@Canuck Pride

yes, self humiliation is exactly what I meant... and what I originally wrote... I edited it out in favor of a less-PI, less flame inducing version...
Thinking it would offend people was probably an over-reaction on my part... as you might very well be Canadian yourself and have NO problem with it.

So in the theme of Canadian idiosyncrasies... I'm sorry eh. LOL

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THE NTMIDTR
Monday, March 01, 2010 @ 8:20:00 PM
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I checked mine at 8:40PM EST (just over 24hrs since it stopped working) and it logged in booted up my friends... went to sync trophies and it hung at 10% for a minute or two then synced right up!!!

I can see the Sony big wigs now looking left to right... then shrugging their shoulders.

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Highlander
Monday, March 01, 2010 @ 9:57:33 PM

That's what I'd do, right before running like crazy!

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BTNwarrior
Monday, March 01, 2010 @ 8:24:16 PM
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Hmm... well I have not used my ps3 since a day before I heard about the error, and I probably won't use it untill tommorow night.

sure hope it works

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SolidFantasy
Monday, March 01, 2010 @ 8:26:53 PM
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strange, mine went through the glitch and came out of it fine with out ever being even connected to the internet?

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Nerull
Monday, March 01, 2010 @ 8:28:59 PM
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Mines back online as well. I'm just glad it wasn't a bigger issue since mine is without a decent warranty.

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Gregory Freeman
Monday, March 01, 2010 @ 8:32:57 PM

We're passengers on the same boat friend...

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WorldEndsWithMe
Monday, March 01, 2010 @ 8:31:16 PM
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It was 24 hours on the button, hope they fix this for the next leap year issue so it doesn't happen again.

All the bots out there, you guys go crawl back into your holes and leave the big boys alone, our big boy toys are back online. IGN and the rest of the fanboy sites, simmer down and report on something properly for once.

Sony, you are officially "On notice" however, your plan to show all early PS3 adopters what their home life would be like without your system was successful.

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Jed
Monday, March 01, 2010 @ 8:36:51 PM
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WHY?? OH SWEET JESUS WHY??
I lost my Fallout 3 trophies. I only needed 1 more.


(a solitary tear falls down my cheek)

um, nevermind. I just had to sync the trophies from the xmb. Let this be a lesson to us all!

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Qubex
Monday, March 01, 2010 @ 8:52:21 PM

It must be the red hair :)

Jokes aside, I hope you get them trophies back some how, that would be crushing if not :)

Q!

"it only does self resurrection"

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Jed
Tuesday, March 02, 2010 @ 3:09:29 AM

I did get them back. That's why I wrote the nevermind part.

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Qubex
Tuesday, March 02, 2010 @ 7:47:33 AM

Well done :)

Q!

"it only does self resurrection"

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animalmother
Tuesday, March 02, 2010 @ 8:38:41 AM

Cool Avatar Jed. Classic take.

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LittleBigMidget
Monday, March 01, 2010 @ 8:37:26 PM
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Let us PS3 owners never forget, R.I.P The APOCALYPS3, Y2K.

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JcBball717
Monday, March 01, 2010 @ 8:40:54 PM
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woow i went on playstation.com and my heavy rain trophies are not there!!! so do i need to get them all again???!!!

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Roach721
Monday, March 01, 2010 @ 9:21:49 PM

Just pop ur game back in and sync up trophies.

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BikerSaint
Monday, March 01, 2010 @ 8:46:54 PM
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Yay, our consoles are all back now,
so play on, playa's, play on!!!

And a mighty big "f*ck you" to all the other haters!!!!

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Qubex
Monday, March 01, 2010 @ 8:58:02 PM

Kumbaya my friends, kumbayaaaaa.... ... ... ... kumbayaaa.... kumbayaaa.... peace to all mankind \ /

Q!

"it only does self resurrection"

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Mr Bitey
Monday, March 01, 2010 @ 8:49:38 PM
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I really thought the time had finally come. The machines would rise up against us, and the world as we knew it would be destroyed.

Damn you Skynet!! Damn you all to hell!!!

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BikerSaint
Monday, March 01, 2010 @ 8:53:37 PM
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Ben,
FYI,
You forgot to add the hyperlink to that NeoGAF article, so some gamers still having some trophy linking problems can check it out for any fixes.

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Qubex
Monday, March 01, 2010 @ 9:00:33 PM

BikerSaint, the "link" is active in the article introduction. Just hover the mouse pointer over the words "visit this thread"... it should highlight, click on it and you should be magically transported to that thread :)

Q!

"it only does self resurrection"

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Snicket
Monday, March 01, 2010 @ 8:59:59 PM
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So it fixed itself? Oh NO!!! Its become self aware!! Run for your lives!! Save John Conor!!

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BikerSaint
Monday, March 01, 2010 @ 9:31:52 PM

@Qubex,
LOL, you're right, but I did just that the before I posted it, & it wouldn't highlight or link for me, so I figured Ben forgot the link.

But I just went back to re-checked it, & now it glows Red & it works.

So my guess is that somehow, the essence of the PS3's Y2K bug infected my own eyeballs for a few moments too.

Not exactly sure why it happened but maybe I had better go put a call in to Skully & Mulder, just because
"The truth is out there"

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Karosso
Monday, March 01, 2010 @ 9:03:09 PM
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it's alive... ITS ALIVE!!
Yep, it came back to life but, the date was still wrong so I did the update via Internet and it still works :)
Damn you Sony! Scare the heck out of me LOL

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JackC8
Monday, March 01, 2010 @ 9:07:07 PM
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Great news. I love paying $400 for something and having it actually work as it's supposed to. Oh happy day!!!

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Deleted User
Monday, March 01, 2010 @ 9:10:54 PM
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FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF
my heavy rain trophies are gone, sad day is sad

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Roach721
Monday, March 01, 2010 @ 9:22:28 PM

Just pop your game back in and synce up trophies.

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Masterofallz
Monday, March 01, 2010 @ 9:36:29 PM

Its only local trophy data that was lost. Your trophies that are saved to the server are not effected. Meaning that all you have to do is re-sync the PS3 to the servers and you're done.

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Deleted User
Monday, March 01, 2010 @ 9:40:49 PM

first thing I did was sync, the Heavy Rain section of my trophies came back, but without any unlocked trophies

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FM23
Monday, March 01, 2010 @ 9:16:08 PM
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Mine works thank god, but my Heavy Rain trophies are gone, why could my AC II trophies be lost, I don't give a crap about those...lol...Heavy Rain is the only game I seem to really care about trophies for...I want the "Seen every ending" trophy. I have seen alot of endings and I still haven't seen the all the endings, whoa!!!

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Snicket
Monday, March 01, 2010 @ 9:32:51 PM
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If your trophies are missing just pop in the game disc. They will come back, unless they were not synced through PSN before the PS3 became self aware...

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archs13
Monday, March 01, 2010 @ 9:33:27 PM
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check out that new avatar....

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Qwarktast1c
Monday, March 01, 2010 @ 9:39:13 PM

awesome! :)

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NoSmokingBandit
Monday, March 01, 2010 @ 9:47:29 PM

Its the Jesus Console except better because the PS3 only took one day to come back to life.

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Qubex
Tuesday, March 02, 2010 @ 12:49:59 AM

NoSmokingBandit... the ultimate test would be if you should throw your PS3 into your bath tab and see if it really will float on water...

...then my friend, you really do have a Jesus console...

Q!

"it only does self resurrection"

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Jed
Wednesday, March 03, 2010 @ 4:09:09 AM

I like

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THE NTMIDTR
Thursday, March 04, 2010 @ 3:58:48 PM

I like it! Have you seen the one here that was removed? http://tinypic.com/images/404.gif

I have a copy of it for all who are interested.
Friend me on PS3 if you want it or email me @ the3ntmidtr@gmail.com

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Monday, March 01, 2010 @ 9:53:45 PM
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I'm just glad it's over. Not sure I could handle that level of vigilance for too long. Think I'll go...um...collapse somewhere now.

'seriously contemplates not working out tomorrow then quickly discards the idea'

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Jawknee
Monday, March 01, 2010 @ 10:03:43 PM

Thanks Ben for keeping us updated and working as hard as you did. Nice to get updates from a place that doesn't proclaim its the end of the world or PSN in IGN's case.

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main_event05
Monday, March 01, 2010 @ 11:00:24 PM

Yea, Yahoo is using some pretty misleading headline too.

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Oyashiro
Monday, March 01, 2010 @ 10:03:11 PM
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So it did end up fixing it self! Huzzah!

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Jawknee
Monday, March 01, 2010 @ 10:04:45 PM

Seems that way. I just turned my 60gb on a few hours ago and it was working fine. Like nothing ever happened.

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BikerSaint
Monday, March 01, 2010 @ 10:11:06 PM
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Alright, now tell the truth....
how many of you actually went bonkers like this guy???

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

COME ON, FESS UP!!!!

(BTW, I just popped 2 "fu*ckital's, so I was fine).

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Richy
Monday, March 01, 2010 @ 11:13:01 PM
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Alleluia

yes it works again ..

;) (will hjave a big smile while going to work)
cheers!

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Bloodysilence19
Monday, March 01, 2010 @ 11:17:26 PM
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im glad its working now. i thought my trophies for borderlands was gone completely cause i got on doing this bug problem thing but it was before i knew everybody was getting it so i thought it was just my router or something. luckly as soon as i went online today after they fix it and started up bl my trophies synced up and they were all there again.

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Robochic
Monday, March 01, 2010 @ 11:25:50 PM
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Thanks Ben for the updates, I agree this was one stressful time LOL, but Sony was able to get it fixed in a timely manner Good for them :) can't wait to start playing again, I know my kids will just be happy Mommy will turn it back on so they can watch their dvds not saying the PS2 isn't good for that but they have alot of Blueray disney movies.

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FM23
Monday, March 01, 2010 @ 11:59:13 PM
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Sony didn't fix anything did they because from what I see, the system just started working again and I wasn't even connected. Trophies came back too even though I don't care, well just for Heavy Rain.

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inkme101
Tuesday, March 02, 2010 @ 12:02:22 AM
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PS3. it only does everything. BUT LEAP YEAR!

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___________
Tuesday, March 02, 2010 @ 12:29:49 AM
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anyone else think this is a little to much to be a coincidence?
i mean it was only a few weeks ago a few guys were posting on the net that they had finally hacked the ps3 and had full access to the hypervisor, spus, the lot.
and now the PSN has gone pear shaped.
wonder if they somehow found a way to hack into the PSN and wreak some havok.
just seems to time convenient to me.

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Highlander
Tuesday, March 02, 2010 @ 6:10:16 PM

Well, let's not let facts get in the way of hyperbole eh? It wasn't a few guys it was one guy. He managed to glitch the hypervizor while the PS3 was in 'otheros' mode (which 'slim' models don't even have). That is about the limit of his hack. In truth, the guy needs to stick to iPhones. All he managed to do was grab the headlines and push some hypervizor calls in "otheros" mode. He didn't get close to the important stuff. The "hack" doesn't survive a cold boot and won't operate with legitimate software.

Either way what that guy did, did not penetrate the system security, cryptography, the keys or the PSN. I've done a lot of reading over the years about Cell and secure computing. In an ordinary x86 based system having hypervisor control is the holy grail. In the Cell environment, the hypervisor is not in charge of security. Even if you have the hypervisor under your control, it only allows certain things. As soon as you try to do something that requires authentication the game is over.

In other words, the hack was not much of a hack, and had nothing to do with this.

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XxNoir
Tuesday, March 02, 2010 @ 1:14:34 AM
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Hey does mean my ex is coming back too!?......

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Arvis
Tuesday, March 02, 2010 @ 2:35:15 PM

Aww...

-Arvis

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Omega932000
Tuesday, March 02, 2010 @ 1:15:53 AM
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I think Square-Enix helped Sony, They sent 30+ million Phoenix Downs to Sony:P

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Gamer4Life
Tuesday, March 02, 2010 @ 1:34:59 AM
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Everybody run for the hills! The PS3 is capable of fixing itself. Next thing you know it's gonna start launching nukes!

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Sithis
Tuesday, March 02, 2010 @ 3:36:32 AM
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It wasn't working last night. It is now. Oh God, I love you, Playstation 3.

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Richy
Tuesday, March 02, 2010 @ 8:36:35 AM
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hello ...

yeah it made my day, & your comments here are so cool, specially The Highlander's PS3 Log, i nearly ROTFLOL ...

If i could thumb up more than once a lot would have found their thumb up sky rocketed.

Thank you Ben for the updates, thank you fellow comrades for taking things calmly & with some humor, i had less stress because of that ...

thank you SONY for such a wonderful system...

It only does ...!

cheers!

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Highlander
Tuesday, March 02, 2010 @ 7:05:23 PM

Vengeance is mine sayeth the lord PS3...

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FullmetalX10
Tuesday, March 02, 2010 @ 10:12:31 AM
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We should make all year leap errors a celebration thing, so it doesn't fix the eye to the bug that much. sumthin like turnin everything off in celebration of another year-leap

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bearbobby
Tuesday, March 02, 2010 @ 12:29:27 PM
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Machines fixing themselves. What a brave new world we live in...

*hides in corner awaiting Judgement Day...*

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smileylyon
Tuesday, March 02, 2010 @ 12:34:09 PM
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I'm glad that it happened when it did. A beautiful day, got some yard work done, earned $3 million in GT5 on my PSP, and everything should be working great for FFXIII and GoWIII!!

Couldn't game for a day? Why don't ya cry about it, saddlebags! LOL

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Andysw
Tuesday, March 02, 2010 @ 1:16:01 PM
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The issue was nothing compared to rrod.

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GuernicaReborn
Tuesday, March 02, 2010 @ 2:07:38 PM
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I played it perfectly, not one trophy, game or theme problem for me. I rule.

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totozero18
Wednesday, March 03, 2010 @ 6:17:54 AM
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So Sony Equipped the PS3 with Ribbon, (teh awesome) *runs through the room with the arms raised shouting "It has a Ribbon just like FF-VII"*

And the PS3 internal log cracked me up, everyone in the office stared at me...

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totozero18
Wednesday, March 03, 2010 @ 6:18:22 AM
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So Sony Equipped the PS3 with Ribbon, (teh awesome) *runs through the room with the arms raised shouting "It has a Ribbon just like FF-VII"*

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ionredline05
Friday, March 05, 2010 @ 11:37:36 AM
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I never had any problems during the glitch period. I played COD4:MW2 with no problems. The date was correct too. I have a launch 60GB.

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IRONMANN97
Tuesday, April 26, 2011 @ 6:35:07 PM
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wait how do you get it to work again?!? please reply

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k9souljah
Thursday, May 05, 2011 @ 9:36:54 AM
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Sony is hacked and always will be hacked.. no matter what they do. they can make a new firmware they can change all there codes, they can do what ever they want to do. but it all comes down to the point that they will hacked again and again. and maybe worse. HERE THIS OUT.. 3.55 came out ok it was running for a while till they figured out they got hacked and CFW came out so they put a update 3.56 in 1week it got hacked or i would say jailbroken. and 2weeks after they put a next update 3.60 saying controller auto shut off.. we all know thats b.s they sent that update becuase 3.56 got jailbroken and people was still hacking online games. so 3.60 came out 2weeks again what happen jailbroken.. so they shut the services... now about the the credit card stolen out of sonys safe.. sony deserved 100% what they got.. 1 hacker knowing to all "geohot" got sued for hacking the unhackable system the PS3, and sony will now be facing 1.1billion dollars in lawsuits. now sony will feel what geohot felt when he got sued but 5times harder. SONY LEAVE THE HACKERS THEY ONLY HACK GAMES AND MAKE CUSTOM FIRMWARES. THEY COULD CARELESS ABOUT THE CREDIT CARD OR ANYTHING ELSE.I WILL NOT EXPOSE.. THEY TOOK THE CREDIT CARD INFORMATION ON PURPOSE TO MAKE YOU GET SUED BECAUSE WHAT YOU DID TO GEOHOT. REVENGE IS A BI*CH.

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