Hey, Turn On Your PlayStation 3

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Posted by Jeff (3425 posts) -

And just like that, it was over. When we crossed 00:00 GMT, PlayStation 3s previously impacted by the crazy trophy install issues and bad clock setting and all that other junk started clearing up. PlayStation 3 hardware began returning to normal. And all was apparently right with the world (unless you're following this developing Infinity Ward story that Patrick Klepek's talking about on G4, which sounds kind of intense).

Uh... where was I. Oh, right. Here's Sony's statement about the situation:

We are aware that the internal clock functionality in the PS3 units other than the slim model, recognized the year 2010 as a leap year. Having the internal clock date change from February 29 to March 1 (both GMT), we have verified that the symptoms are now resolved and that users are able to use their PS3 normally.

If the time displayed on the XMB is still incorrect, users are able to adjust time settings manually or via the internet.


I'd guess that someone's tearing through whatever internal bit of code caused this to happen and is making sure it won't happen again. Maybe we'll get another firmware update out of all this! Woo!
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#1 Posted by Jeff (3425 posts) -

And just like that, it was over. When we crossed 00:00 GMT, PlayStation 3s previously impacted by the crazy trophy install issues and bad clock setting and all that other junk started clearing up. PlayStation 3 hardware began returning to normal. And all was apparently right with the world (unless you're following this developing Infinity Ward story that Patrick Klepek's talking about on G4, which sounds kind of intense).

Uh... where was I. Oh, right. Here's Sony's statement about the situation:

We are aware that the internal clock functionality in the PS3 units other than the slim model, recognized the year 2010 as a leap year. Having the internal clock date change from February 29 to March 1 (both GMT), we have verified that the symptoms are now resolved and that users are able to use their PS3 normally.

If the time displayed on the XMB is still incorrect, users are able to adjust time settings manually or via the internet.


I'd guess that someone's tearing through whatever internal bit of code caused this to happen and is making sure it won't happen again. Maybe we'll get another firmware update out of all this! Woo!
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#2 Posted by iAmJohn (6110 posts) -

Hooray!

#3 Posted by Hailinel (23968 posts) -

As a software tester, I am both palming my face and laughing my ass off at this.  I can't believe Sony actually let something related to the leap year date rollover actually make it through testing.  This really doesn't shine a good light on their QA process.

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#4 Posted by dezvous (534 posts) -

You'd have thought it was the end of Sony judging by some people's comments around the internet.

#5 Posted by AjayRaz (12418 posts) -

haha WOO! 

#6 Posted by Darkstar614 (1098 posts) -

what a crazy day

#7 Posted by onimonkii (2430 posts) -

Done.

#8 Posted by LiquidPrince (15855 posts) -

Duder, it's over.

#9 Posted by animateria (3252 posts) -

Can't wait for 2012, maybe all PS3s will go sentient and become the embodiment of Skynet. Sony dodged a bullet today by stopping it somehow, but it hasn't been defeated. The legion is licking it's wounds... looking for another chance.
 
And perhaps Activision will finally decide that they are in the business of selling war. Maybe taking the fun out of war in the process. And somehow the current incident with IW is the first step in their master plan. 
 
But seriously, what the hell is going on over at IW?

#10 Edited by Impossibilium (684 posts) -
@Hailinel said:

" As a software tester, I am both palming my face and laughing my ass off at this.  I can't believe Sony actually let something related to the leap year date rollover actually make it through testing.  This really doesn't shine a good light on their QA process. "

 
 
Yeah they didn't think too far ahead for this did they? It's not as if it was an unpredictable ten year event they couldn't have seen coming while looking at the calender for the past three years.
#11 Posted by armaan8014 (5336 posts) -

I love Mondays

#12 Posted by MrMiyagi (929 posts) -

CONFIRMED: Activision is having Infinity Ward devs killed.

#13 Posted by Six (611 posts) -

y2k bug... ok, century only changes every hundred years... but Leap Year... Every 4 Years... c'mon programmers.

#14 Posted by Sparky_Buzzsaw (6103 posts) -

It's a celebration.  Bring on the whores!
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#15 Posted by WhatTheDang (117 posts) -

There but for the grace of God go I....

#16 Posted by Dynamitekyle (530 posts) -

The apocalyPS3 is over!

#17 Posted by Warfare (1632 posts) -
@onimonkii said:
" Done. "
So no nude webcam?
#18 Posted by TravisT (160 posts) -

Getting back on. Thanks for the information

#19 Posted by Kyreo (4600 posts) -

*wipesforehead*  
 
no but srsly, Im glad its fixed.

#20 Posted by kollay (1926 posts) -

Bouncer: Remember--No Russian.

#21 Posted by TotalEklypse (1000 posts) -

People over dramatize shit like this. Did any of you catch what IGN was saying? They acted like the ps3 was finished because of one stupid ass hiccup. It was really a simple problem. Did people forget live was down like a week at one point and now Sony gets bashed for being screwed up somethin like a total of 12 hours? I think some people need to shut thier systems off and go outside for a day or so anyway if this was such a big deal to them. Not to mention certain other sites need to use thier brains a bit more. I think this is why I find myself here more than at the others.
#22 Edited by TheYear20XX (425 posts) -
@Sparky_Buzzsaw said:

" It's a celebration.  Bring on the whores! "

We'll have the presentation, THEN we'll have the whores!
 
I hope this is not too obscure.
#23 Posted by Jayross (2365 posts) -

Activision is executing the IW heads by shooting them in the face, then burning them with gasoline, ala MW2 style.

#24 Posted by Sparky_Buzzsaw (6103 posts) -

Not entirely pleased.  My Disgaea 3 updates seem to be lost, which means I'll end up losing my save files in the jump (again) to version 2.3.  Shit.
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#25 Posted by trophyhunter (5800 posts) -

 Bobby Kotick is kidnapping people

#26 Posted by Skald (4367 posts) -
@MisuseOfLasers said:
" @Sparky_Buzzsaw said:

" It's a celebration.  Bring on the whores! "

We'll have the presentation, THEN we'll have the whores! "
Nice. 
 
This is the console that's supposed to have a ten year life-cycle, and it bugs out for a whole day because it's a non-leap year. 
 
Funny, that.
#27 Posted by animateria (3252 posts) -
@Sparky_Buzzsaw: Can't you make a backup copy on a USB drive or something?
 
I actually have no clue how Disgaea 3 treats it's save files though.
#28 Posted by ch13696 (4582 posts) -
@Warfare said:
" @onimonkii said:
" Done. "
So no nude webcam? "
Technically Sony didn't fix this. It fixed itself. So he has to have a nude webcam...NOW!!
#29 Posted by ZanzibarBreeze (3069 posts) -

Firmware! One hour to go in my false-alarm system reset. I'm prayin', I'm hopin', that I haven't f'd up my system in some way that I'm going to have to wait a week for it to reset.

#30 Posted by ezdude (393 posts) -

It's weird how many people were going crazy over this, and I thought nobody owned or played their ps3's.

#31 Posted by stilllife (8 posts) -

I lost three or four of my trophies in heavy rain due to this stupid bug. May be its time to start the game from beginning again....

#32 Posted by Kyreo (4600 posts) -
@stilllife said:
" I lost three or four of my trophies in heavy rain due to this stupid bug. May be its time to start the game from beginning again.... "
Thats the spirit!
#33 Posted by mnine (11 posts) -

Game On!

#34 Posted by DjTann3r (214 posts) -

wait, what happened?

#35 Posted by Tropical (1 posts) -
@Hailinel said:
" As a software tester, I am both palming my face and laughing my ass off at this.  I can't believe Sony actually let something related to the leap year date rollover actually make it through testing.  This really doesn't shine a good light on their QA process. "
Guess this explains why Sony created a reality show to pick the next Tester.
#36 Posted by ashqarah (1 posts) -

Is anyone else having trouble watching GiantBomb videos on their PS3? Up until yesterday I had no problem and now they won't show up and I can't seem to find a way to update my PS3 internet browser. Help!

#37 Posted by AjayRaz (12418 posts) -
@kollay said:
" Bouncer: Remember--No Russian. "
haha good one :P 
#38 Posted by FCKSNAP (2299 posts) -
@DjTann3r said:
" wait, what happened? "
Nothing, go back to bed Deej.
#39 Posted by Blackout62 (1331 posts) -
@animateria: I know this, the IW thing and whatever is happening with Portal I think it's time we all just take the week off and start going nuts.
 
Come on people, who wants to get PARANOID?!
#40 Posted by Akel (147 posts) -

this was one weird day.

#41 Posted by onimonkii (2430 posts) -
@ch13696 said:
" @Warfare said:
" @onimonkii said:
" Done. "
So no nude webcam? "
Technically Sony didn't fix this. It fixed itself. So he has to have a nude webcam...NOW!! "
technically it doesn't matter, cause i never said nude in the first place, and that's if it WASN'T fixed.
#42 Posted by MrMiyagi (929 posts) -
@kollay said:
" Bouncer: Remember--No Russian. "
Am I a terrible person for laughing at this?
Probably.
#43 Posted by HypotheticalSolution76 (139 posts) -

Thanks for the good news. Pretty crazy so far this week.

#44 Posted by Linkyshinks (9880 posts) -

 Woo!    

#45 Posted by EVO (3871 posts) -

Sweet. Now I can wait til Thursday to buy a 360.

#46 Posted by angelkanarias (1440 posts) -

great.

#47 Posted by Bakaneko (61 posts) -

12 hours?
 
Not to mess with your head or anything, but days last 24 hours.
 
Did I just blow your mind?

#48 Posted by nate64 (30 posts) -

Luckily the winner of the Tester will be there to spot these kind of bugs next time around.

#49 Posted by Spiritof (2023 posts) -
@nate64 said:
" Luckily the winner of the Tester will be there to spot these kind of bugs next time around. "
Truth.
#50 Posted by stephengotlost (703 posts) -

This was actually an elaborate stunt to promote "The Tester".

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