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Submission + - Sony PlayStation Network is Down (twitter.com) 4

JohnWilliams writes: The Sony PlayStation Network appears either to be down, or inaccessible to older ("phat") PS3 units. Players cannot play games that require a connection, even in single-player, offline mode, e.g. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2. Also, the system date resets to January 1, 2000. Sony is "working on it ..."

Speculation abounds that it is a bug related to 2010 being a leap year.

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Sony PlayStation Network is Down

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    • ok, I humbly submit that not enough was said. I was aiming my previous comment about games that require an internet connection even for single player offline mode (if it is for anything other than achieving awards/achievements)
      • by Khyber ( 864651 )

        The fact that I turned OFF the internet connection should make this bullshit stop, but it doesn't. It's getting on my nerves.

  • Can't play heavy Rain. Turning off the internet connection doesn't help. But hey, it works just fine on my neighbor's PS3 slim. No problems.

    I did not update my system. Either this is a bug in the system software, or Sony did something to my hardware without me knowing it.

    Knowing Sony and its history of rootkitting the hell out of everything, I'm really torn on where to draw the line. This reeks of force-phasing out fat PS3 models in order to force everyone to move to the slim PS3. After all, the hypervisor

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