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    Glitch hits PlayStation Network users worldwide
    A problem leaves thousands of users unable to sign-on to the service
    By Martyn Williams, IDG News Service
    March 01, 2010 02:11 AM ET

    Sony's PlayStation Network has been hit by a glitch that has left users on all continents unable to connect to the online service, the company said Monday.


    The PlayStation Network is an Internet-based service that connects PlayStation 3 consoles to online stores, software downloads and is used as a platform for some multiplayer online games. It has about 38 million users worldwide.

    The problem appears to be affecting only the older PlayStation 3 consoles and not the newer so-called "slim" models that were recently launched, according to messages on Twitter.

    First reports of the problem began appearing online late afternoon on Sunday, U.S. time, and acknowledgment came from Sony's U.S. unit in the form of a blog and Twitter posting.

    But as of time of writing, around 3 p.m. on Monday, Japan time, the company still hadn't determined the cause of the problem, said Makiko Noda [cq], a spokeswoman for Sony Computer Entertainment in Tokyo.

    "We're narrowing down the issue and continue to work to restore service to all. Updates as soon as we have them," the company said on its @SonyPlayStation Twitter channel.


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    This is ugly. I'm unable to play many of my games, and can not play BluRay movies. Sony needs to figure this out quick.
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      Re: Glitch hits PlayStation Network users worldwide

      Well, at least they are quick to say "HEY! We have a problem and we are working on it" unlike the Xbox side of the house. Hopefully they fix it soon and find ways to prevent it in the future. Good find.

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      • #4
        Re: Glitch hits PlayStation Network users worldwide

        Its a clock bug...

        http://kotaku.com/5482811/ps3-error-...ithin-24-hours
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          Re: Glitch hits PlayStation Network users worldwide

          Originally posted by CingularDuality View Post
          This is ugly. I'm unable to play many of my games, and can not play BluRay movies. Sony needs to figure this out quick.
          Blu-ray requires an active connection to the internet? I haven't played anything aside from regular DVD's on my PS3 while I wait for them to patch Heavy Rain, so this was news to me.


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            Re: Glitch hits PlayStation Network users worldwide

            Originally posted by gunjunkie View Post
            Its a clock bug...
            Y2k10 for PS3 lol

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            • #7
              Re: Glitch hits PlayStation Network users worldwide

              I just bought PlayOn last night so I can watch Hulu on my TV in the living room, and am debating on using it today. I do have a slim, so shouldn't be a problem.

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                Re: Glitch hits PlayStation Network users worldwide

                Originally posted by Dredge View Post
                Well, at least they are quick to say "HEY! We have a problem and we are working on it" unlike the Xbox side of the house. Hopefully they fix it soon and find ways to prevent it in the future. Good find.
                I've always found Xbox to be pretty transparent about problems and they have a status page if you have any problems => http://support.xbox.com/support/en/u...boxstatus.aspx

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                • #9
                  Re: Glitch hits PlayStation Network users worldwide

                  Painful........My PS3 is busted anyway due to a Lazer frying and I never did get it fixed. Here is hoping for a quick fix!

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                    Re: Glitch hits PlayStation Network users worldwide

                    Originally posted by Spyder228 View Post
                    Blu-ray requires an active connection to the internet? I haven't played anything aside from regular DVD's on my PS3 while I wait for them to patch Heavy Rain, so this was news to me.
                    It isn't an internet issue, it's a hardware issue.

                    The problem will be over in 24 hours. It's a leap year bug. It was expecting 2/29/2010 in one part of its software and 3/1/2010 in another, thus bam to 1/1/2000. Turning on a fat PS3 in this 24 hour window could permanently corrupt trophies.
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                    • #11
                      Re: Glitch hits PlayStation Network users worldwide

                      Actually, it is over now. They released a statement that says it's fixed:

                      PS3 issues apparently resolved, game on

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                      • #12
                        Re: Glitch hits PlayStation Network users worldwide

                        More specifically, one off-the-shelf microcontroller had the issue. This was reporting an incorrect date in sync with another microcontroller, which had the correct date. Around 00:00 UTC, the issue resolved itself.
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