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Post by Trick on Mon 01 Mar 2010, 5:13 pm

Sony: "Do not use your PS3" until glitch is fixed



Got an older, "fat" PlayStation 3 console? Can't get it to connect
to the PlayStation Network? Well, Sony knows about the bug and says
it's working on a solution; in the meantime, though, Sony is warning
that you "do not use your PS3."Millions of PlayStation 3 owners worldwide (myself included) started noticing Sunday that their consoles weren't connected to the PlayStation Network, Sony's online hub that allows for multiplayer gaming, movie rentals, and downloadable game shopping.

The
glitch is also preventing some gamers from using titles that don't even
feature online play—"Heavy Rain," for example, which (as of Monday
afternoon, anyway) grinds to a halt before it even gets started,
displaying the error message: "Registration of the trophy information
could not be completed. The game will quit." After checking a few other
games myself, it appears that titles with "trophy" support (trophies
are equivalent to "achievements" on Xbox Live) aren't working at all,
but trophy-less games are still playable in offline mode.

So,
what's the deal? Naturally, speculation initially focused on the
PlayStation Network itself, but it turns out the problem lies with the
PS3 hardware—specifically, the glossy, older-model PS3 consoles, not
the new, "slim" PS3.

In a post on the official PlayStation blog, Sony says that the glitch "is being caused by a bug in the clock," which (as the bloggers at Sony Insider are guessing) may have gotten tripped up in the changeover from February 28—yesterday—to March 1.

Symptoms
of the bug include your PS3's internal clock being reset to Jan. 1,
2000; the inability to set the clock via the Internet, or to connect to
the PSN at all; PSN video store rentals that won't play, even though
their rental windows haven't expired; and, worst of all, disappearing
"trophy" data for some games, with the message "Failed to install
trophies; please exit your game" when you try to launch the said games.

Sony says it "hopes" to get the problem fixed "within the next 24 hours," but it has also issued a sobering warning: "In
the meantime, if you have a model other than the new slim PS3, we
advise that you do not use your PS3 system, as doing so may result in
errors in some functionality, such as recording obtained trophies, and
not being able to restore certain data."


Uh, say what? What
does "not being able to restore certain data" mean, exactly? Good
question; personally, I know I won't be alone in getting hopping mad if
any of my saved games or hard-won PS3 trophies are gone come tomorrow
morning.
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Re: Sony: "Do not use your PS3"

Post by Darth_Kitsune on Tue 02 Mar 2010, 6:16 pm

the issue with the bug has been fixed
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Re: Sony: "Do not use your PS3"

Post by Hawk on Wed 03 Mar 2010, 5:39 am

hells yeah... people were bitching about how the ps3 has just as many problems as xbox now... Motherfucker this is the first somewhat big issue i have heard of. 360 on the other hand have been red ringing since launch
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Re: Sony: "Do not use your PS3"

Post by J1NX on Wed 03 Mar 2010, 8:10 am

I attribute the lack of errors solely to the lack of comprehensive internet play and constant updating.

When a computer connects to the internet it can get wonky, but when it starts getting updates applied all the time then it begins to show it's crash report.

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Re: Sony: "Do not use your PS3"

Post by Darth_Kitsune on Wed 03 Mar 2010, 1:03 pm

the issue was only a day since the ps3 thought that this year was leap year, as soon as the next day rolled over all was fixed lawls
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Re: Sony: "Do not use your PS3"

Post by Guest on Thu 04 Mar 2010, 7:23 am

fucking A man, for a second I thought they would fix my inability to play call of duty. guess i still have to crack it up to my compound's router being a bitch
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Re: Sony: "Do not use your PS3"

Post by J1NX on Thu 04 Mar 2010, 9:26 am

I told you before man. If you can hook up with me some night (preferably on the weekend) I can try and sneak in.

Ask my disciples, the Digital Messiah has PERL in his heart and binary in his eyes. He is both man and machine and upon the chosen day will usher in the end of all Users.

So sayeth the Digital Gods.

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