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    The PlayStation 3 (often abbreviated PS3) is the third home video game console created and released by Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.

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    Edited By jeff

    So if you've tried to use your PlayStation 3 over the last day or so, you might have noticed that some games simply aren't booting properly and your system clock might be fully boned. I'm sure you're torn up about the system clock thing. Of course, not being able to use your game machine to play games is a pretty serious issue, so when it started spreading around like wildfire, Sony finally weighed in today with an official statement.

    Here's that official statement:

    As you may be aware, some customers have been unable to connect to the PlayStation Network today. This problem affects the models other than the new slim PS3.

    We believe we have identified that this problem is being caused by a bug in the clock functionality incorporated in the system.

    Errors include:

    The date of the PS3 system may be re-set to Jan 1, 2000.

    When the user tries to sign in to the PlayStation Network, the following
    message appears on the screen; “An error has occurred. You have been
    signed out of PlayStation Network (8001050F)”.

    When the user tries to launch a game, the following error message appears
    on the screen and the trophy data may disappear; “Failed to install
    trophies. Please exit your game.”

    When the user tries to set the time and date of the system via the
    Internet, the following message appears on the screen; “The current date
    and time could not be obtained. (8001050F)”

    Users are not able to play back certain rental video downloaded from the
    PlayStation Store before the expiration date.

    We hope to resolve this problem within the next 24 hours. 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.

    As mentioned above, please be advised that the new slim PS3 is not affected with this error. We are doing our best to resolve the issue and do apologize for any inconvenience caused.

     
    Some further speculation places all of this mess at the feet of an internal clock that, for some reason, thinks that 2010 is a leap year and is attempting to assign an invalid date to the day... which is busting up everything at the system level, regardless of whether or not you're connected to PSN. Sony's statement that they hope to resolve the problem in the next 24 hours could mean that they're just waiting it out... in which case we should all be fine and back up in like two hours if this whole thing is running on GMT, right?

    I'm not necessarily buying that line of thinking, but then, I'm no engineer and Sony hasn't really gotten specific about the issue, which is also impacting reviewer test kits and actual game developer debug stations. The company plans to use its official blog to convey further information about this issue, so if you're waiting for the all clear, keep an eye out over there. We'll be watching, too. 
     
    Someone should tabulate all of the time and money lost today due to developers essentially being unable to develop on PS3 hardware right now.
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    #1  Edited By jeff

    So if you've tried to use your PlayStation 3 over the last day or so, you might have noticed that some games simply aren't booting properly and your system clock might be fully boned. I'm sure you're torn up about the system clock thing. Of course, not being able to use your game machine to play games is a pretty serious issue, so when it started spreading around like wildfire, Sony finally weighed in today with an official statement.

    Here's that official statement:

    As you may be aware, some customers have been unable to connect to the PlayStation Network today. This problem affects the models other than the new slim PS3.

    We believe we have identified that this problem is being caused by a bug in the clock functionality incorporated in the system.

    Errors include:

    The date of the PS3 system may be re-set to Jan 1, 2000.

    When the user tries to sign in to the PlayStation Network, the following
    message appears on the screen; “An error has occurred. You have been
    signed out of PlayStation Network (8001050F)”.

    When the user tries to launch a game, the following error message appears
    on the screen and the trophy data may disappear; “Failed to install
    trophies. Please exit your game.”

    When the user tries to set the time and date of the system via the
    Internet, the following message appears on the screen; “The current date
    and time could not be obtained. (8001050F)”

    Users are not able to play back certain rental video downloaded from the
    PlayStation Store before the expiration date.

    We hope to resolve this problem within the next 24 hours. 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.

    As mentioned above, please be advised that the new slim PS3 is not affected with this error. We are doing our best to resolve the issue and do apologize for any inconvenience caused.

     
    Some further speculation places all of this mess at the feet of an internal clock that, for some reason, thinks that 2010 is a leap year and is attempting to assign an invalid date to the day... which is busting up everything at the system level, regardless of whether or not you're connected to PSN. Sony's statement that they hope to resolve the problem in the next 24 hours could mean that they're just waiting it out... in which case we should all be fine and back up in like two hours if this whole thing is running on GMT, right?

    I'm not necessarily buying that line of thinking, but then, I'm no engineer and Sony hasn't really gotten specific about the issue, which is also impacting reviewer test kits and actual game developer debug stations. The company plans to use its official blog to convey further information about this issue, so if you're waiting for the all clear, keep an eye out over there. We'll be watching, too. 
     
    Someone should tabulate all of the time and money lost today due to developers essentially being unable to develop on PS3 hardware right now.
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    #2  Edited By danhusain

    damn.

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    #3  Edited By Jeffsekai

    CRAZY

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    #4  Edited By spankingaddict

    damn it!!!!!!!

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    #5  Edited By wwfundertaker

    Its the Y2K bug all over again, invalid date WTF.

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    #6  Edited By TimeWaffle

    my slim is working fine

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    #7  Edited By m1k3

    looks like im gonna have to upgrade to a slim sooner than i wanted to... nah, ill just wait this thing out

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    #8  Edited By frankxiv

    Done.

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    #9  Edited By Matt_

    But I really want to play MAG. Fine, I'll go do my homework instead.

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    #10  Edited By ninjakiller

    My fat is still working fine.

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    #11  Edited By sjschmidt93

    I was wondering when GB would get a story up on this.

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    #12  Edited By Hot_Karl

    I'm afraid to turn on my PS3 today, but seeing as I have a ton of homework to catch up on, I have a reason not to.
     
    This affects all aspects of the PS3 right? So even if I boot it up with a Blu-Ray disc inside, I'll still be boned?

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    #13  Edited By kwyee

    Ahhh, that explains it.  I wasn't able to do any NetFlix streaming either.   
    Also, my clock was reset to 1999, couldn't login to PSN, running the Internet Test failed, and I couldn't set the date through the Internet.  
    Strangely, the browser still worked (could Google for stuff). 
     
    Perhaps I'll change the date to Jan 1, 2010 manually for now till Sony issues a patch.

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    #14  Edited By Izaak
    PS3Y2K. 
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    #16  Edited By vaiz

    ApocalyPS3.

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    #17  Edited By sixghost

    Didn't something like this happen to Zunes a few years ago? Then 24 hours later they worked perfectly, I think.

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    #18  Edited By TepidShark

    One error they don't include on there is that games that have a demo that allows you to upgrade to the full version from there (Examples: Wipeout HD, Marvel Vs. Capcom 2, PopCap stuff) revert to the demo version even if you have already upgraded to full version.

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    #19  Edited By PLWolf

    PS3 Slims aren't effected by this, it's only the old fatties.

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    #20  Edited By Azteck

    Man. This IS like Y2K all over again.

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    #21  Edited By big_jon

    Poor BC:2  owners on the PS3 thank good im on my 360 and I have a slim.
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    #22  Edited By clubsammich

    I have a fat 80 gig model and it's working perfectly right now. In fact I just now downloaded a game from the PSN store. Weird.

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    #23  Edited By DRE7777

    hhhhmmmmmmm, my calculations say that the amount of money lost is close to $429,348,328,384.

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    #24  Edited By louiedog

    The fact that this is also impacting developers seems crazy to me. I wonder what the communication is like between them and Sony right now.

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    #25  Edited By freedo
    @wwfundertaker: I was just about to say "this is so 1999". 
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    #26  Edited By Cube

    Oh mai gawd we can not go outside 4 1 day ha ha ha

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    #27  Edited By Bunnyman

    Thank god I only use a PC. They never stop working...oh wait. 

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    #28  Edited By OmegaPirate

    My 60gb launch died at about midnight last night 
     
    I shall try at midnightish tonight and post back as to whether anything has changed!! GMT!

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    #29  Edited By FinalDasa  Moderator  Online
    @DrDemon said:
    " my slim is working fine "
    Slims aren't effected...did you not read the article?
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    #30  Edited By Hef

    My PS3 fucked up right as i was about to get a platinum in GoW2...Now it says i don't have any trophies for it.  A wasted sunday for sure.

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    #31  Edited By The_Philosopher

    Awwwww, but I wanna play Darksiders. Ah well at least I finished Heavy Rain before this shit started happening.

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    #32  Edited By Skald

    Happy Japanese leap year!

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    #33  Edited By falconer

    Pssh, you don't see other companies make such a simple mistake as getting the date wrong. 
     
    Oh, wait...

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    #34  Edited By sweep  Moderator

    a machine that costs hundreds to make is broken by a CLOCK because the engineers didn't have the foresight to failsafe a fucking LEAP YEAR? 
     
    it's because of shit like this that we don't already have jetpacks.

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    #35  Edited By Synthballs

    Well, what if you can't get online with your PS3? A mate of mine doesn't have a internet connection and like, can't get a patch. Hope they're willing to send stuff out to help.

    Welcome to Y2K2. Son of Y2K

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    #36  Edited By Daryl

    AH C'MON

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    #37  Edited By FCKSNAP

    Hurry! Someone type the following line of code into your PS3's command line! 

    cal 9 1752

    If there are days missing in the calendar, you are fucked!
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    yeah, looks like my PS3 is staying off til Sony comes up with a fix, shouldn't be too difficult.

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    #39  Edited By ZeroCast
    @clubsammich said:
    " I have a fat 80 gig model and it's working perfectly right now. In fact I just now downloaded a game from the PSN store. Weird. "
    You're in the minority.
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    #40  Edited By Quacktastic

    Someone is way fired.

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    #41  Edited By Buttonbasher

     Reminds me of the Zune crisis from a while back.

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    #42  Edited By elko84

    Took the PS3 over to a friends last night so he could check out Heavy Rain, about a hour and a half in, screen went blank.  Restarted the system and couldn't play the game anymore.  The date was back to 1999.  No downloaded games or Heavy Rain would work.  Night wasted.  Launch day fat PS3.

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    #43  Edited By moelarrycurly

    My PS3 is partying like it's 12/31/1999.

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    #44  Edited By Seanakin66

    This reminds me of Paul Harvey's Y2K joke involving a government-commissioned strike team managing to ensure that there would be no millennium bug, only to watch everything go FUBAR weeks later because nobody thought to remind the bureaucrats that 2000 was a leap year.

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    #45  Edited By BirthWild

    oh man I still got my PS3 with backwards compatibility, that's why I couldn't connect to the internet D: wanted to watch me some netflix. 
     
     
    BARF.

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    #46  Edited By scroll

    I totally didn't check any sites today before turning my PS3 on today. 
     
    Fun times.

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    #47  Edited By Jeffsekai
    @louiedog said:
    " The fact that this is also impacting developers seems crazy to me. I wonder what the communication is like between them and Sony right now. "
    Something like this : " WHAT THE FUCK"
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    #48  Edited By BraveToaster

    I haven't turned on my xbox in 7 months

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    #49  Edited By AnEternalEnigma

    I've been trying to warn my friend with a PS3 (yes, friend; everyone else just has 360s) all day about this, but I can't get a hold of him. Hopefully he doesn't turn it on before I can get a hold of him.

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    #50  Edited By Th3dz

    So I'm guessing today a lot of Wiis and 360s are being used more than usual! 

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