PSA: PSN Isn't Broken, Just Undergoing Maintenance
If you're having problems with your PS3 today, don't worry: We're not experiencing another ApocalyPS3, the PlayStation Network is just undergoing regularly scheduled maintenance.
Sony made the announcement on the official PlayStation Blog, stating maintenance began at 8:00am Pacific, and will continue until 8:30pm. During this time players won't have access to the PlayStation Store or Account Management, and may also have problems logging on to PSN. If you're completely beside yourself with this development, you can get a constant stream of updates on the situation via @PlayStation on Twitter. Stay strong, gentle readers...we'll make it through this.