The lights are on
UPDATE: Though we're still waiting on official word from Sony, we're receiving multiple reports that PlayStation 3s affected by this bug are now working. Whatever the problem was, it appears that a patch or firmware update was not needed to fix it. We've tested this on a debug PlayStation 3 in the office that was not working previously, and it appears to be running fine now.
For all those who went through the pain of being without their PS3 for the last 24 hours or so, console yourself with this special banner:
ORIGINAL STORY: Late yesterday, PS3 owners the world over were struck by a mysterious bug preventing them from logging onto the PlayStation Network and playing many Trophy-enabled games offline. Last night, Sony said they were looking into it, and now they've finally provided some official information...and it's kind of frightening.
In an update on the PlayStation Blog, Sony director of corporate communications Patrick Seybold says that they have "identified that this problem is being caused by a bug in the clock functionality incorporated in the system." Along with a list of the problems (clock resetting, inability to log in to PSN, error messages when trying to start games, etc.), Seybold said that Sony "hope to resolve this problem within the next 24 hours."
Seybold confirms that Slim model PS3s are not affected. If you do have an older PS3 and have tried turning it on during this debacle, prepare to get the chills:
"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."
Does this mean that the disappearing Trophies that some users were experiencing (myself included) won't be coming back? If you'll excuse me, I'm going to be crying in the corner for a bit.
My ps3 is not a slim and it worked last night... but I shall refrain, Sony...
WHAT!!!????!!?!?!?... holy cow that sucks :(
props for clever title. And Really all I can say is haha, RROD isn't looking so bad anymore is it? Least us Xbox users have never faced such a travesty (Note: i do own a Ps3 slim lol xP)
Just fix it before FFXIII comes out, sony.
O.O i haven't been playing mine for a while. I just hope its all better before the GoW III release. In the mean time, I shall cuddle my non-slim PS3 and let it know that everything is going to be ok.
As someone who hates trophies/achievements/what-have-you, I find this mildly amusing.
S.N.A.F.U AND F.U.B.A.R
Come on now. I have an affected PS3 and a 360, and I'm not a fanboy one way or the other.
But the RROD was a far, FAR worse problem, assuming Sony gets this fixed in 24 hours. Granted, that's a big "assuming".
Seriously though -- if the worst that happens here is some trophy loss, which I admit is terribly annoying, it's not as bad as losing a whole bunch of saved data and having to wait weeks to get your machine back.
Oh, and having to deal with Microsoft customer "support". Blech.
Are the trophies for PSN profiles retained on a database somewhere? Were these deleted too, or can they be restored once all this is fixed? I had a platinum in Borderlands and I don't have the energy to get it back.
Yea... Xbox has solid Online support. I've never had a problem and i've gone through three of them. (jk)
I'll take this over the rrod any day haha
That explains why I didn't get my Charted-Crushing Trophy yesterday. It was the only one i needed for platinum. Uncharted 2 is hard on crushing!
Well, I'm glad I haven't used it lately. Still, if there is a big problem with the internal clock, won't I eventually have to turn my PS3 on in order to fix it? I just got it back from the repair shop about 2 weeks ago to get the bluray reader working again, I don't need yet another problem...
Definitely getting 360 FFXIII. I'm sure the problem will be fixed well before the 9th, though. I hope. I'd like to have my Heavy Rain trophies back too, Sony. Are They gone for good?
If I lost achievements on XBL I'd flip.
Hey sony, if u guys cant get this fix. Can you send me a new one! and i give u my old one back!!
I aint going to be a new system !!!
Um, yeah...this is really cool sony
I gotta say that Im really getting sick of all these PS3 bugs. Some of my games, like Arkham Asylum, have been having trophy problems since I bought the game......unless they can rid us PS3 users of these constant bugs, im afraid that Im just going to start buying all my games for the 360, cuz im sick of giving the PS3 second and even third chances
I was so confused last night, I google searched my problem and came to the conclusion i should wipe my ps3's harddrive in recovery mode. So there went all my data reluctantly, and i did another google search after the problem wasnt fixed to see a blog similar to this one.. telling me that ALL ps3s were affected. fuuuuck. oh well, not so bad IF i get my trophies back. I lost the trophies completely for Demon's Souls but other game's trophies were still there. Strange... Ill let sony go for it this time, but lets not be seeing this again, huh?