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.
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