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    PlayStation Network experiences global meltdown, many PS3s effected

    by Jenni Lada on Mar 1, 2010 at 11:14 AM

    The PlayStation Network is down! If you’re a PS3 owner who tried to play some games on your console, or pay a visit to the PlayStation Store, sometime between yesterday, February 28, 2010, and today, you already know that though! Problems started Sunday, February 28, 2010, with what appears to be either a PlayStation Network or firmware issue that is preventing users from signing into the PlayStation Network.

    Not being able to connect to the PlayStation Network for online games or activities, or store access, isn’t the only issue. Other problems include being unable to play certain games offline because of corrupted data or other issues. For example, if you try to play a game that has trophy support offline, like Heavy Rain, you’ll only see an error screen and be forced to restart. Dynamic themes are out of the question too, and many PSN downloadable games aren’t functioning. Plus, your system clock may now be saying it’s 12/31/1999.

    This problem is plaguing PS3 owners around the world. Only one group seems to be immune – PS3 slim owners. It seems that both the 120gb and 250gb PS3 slim systems aren’t even phased by this terrible issue.

    Sony is aware of the problem, and has said so in both the official and its twitter. A solution to fix the consoles and network connection hasn’t been revealed yet, but Sony advises PS3 owners to check its twitter update, as news of a remedy will appear there first.

    Any Gamertell readers want to share their great PS3 blackout of 2010 experience? What are you doing to bide the time while waiting for your systems to start functioning normally again?

    Read [Kotaku] Also Read [] Also Read [Sony PlayStation on Twitter] Also Read [CNET] Also Read [Mashable] Also Read [Tech Ticker]

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