Update: The http://www.examiner.com/examiner/x-12218-Video-Game-Examiner~y2010m3d1-PSN-Up-and-working-properly reports that when contacting Sony they were assured a PS3 fix will arrive by morning, but for those who can't wait you may wish to give THIS FIX a try.
Today it appears PSN crashed, with widespread reports of error code 8001050F - hardware failure for PS3 (http://twitter.com/SonyPlayStation/status/9808346549) consoles!
Sony has http://twitter.com/SonyPlayStation/status/9801870518 the following, to quote: "We're aware that many of you are having problems connecting to PSN, and yes, we're looking into it. Stay tuned for updates."
Sony has also issued a PS Blog Update and second http://twitter.com/SonyPlayStation/status/9808291518 stating: "PSN status update: We're narrowing down the issue and continue to work to restore service to all. Updates as soon as we have them."
This is currently happening to a LOT of people, and some are concerned their PlayStation 3 entertainment system is now bricked as a result!
8001050F - Hardware failure. Cannot update Firmware or connect to Internet
Heavy Rain gives a different error (same error code) than "hardware failure" it says "Can't register trophy information. The game will now quit"
Source 1: http://forums.n4g.com/tm.aspx?high=&m=792732&mpage=1#792732
Source 2: http://boards.ign.com/ps3_lobby/b8269/189807005/p1
Source 3: http://www.gamespot.com/pages/forums/show_msgs.php?topic_id=26690041
Source 4: http://boardsus.playstation.com/t5/P.../td-p/45309292
Source 5: http://forums.gametrailers.com/thread/ps3-error-8001050f/1026416?page=1
Source 6: http://neogaf.net/forum/showthread.php?t=388872
Can't connect to PSN ("An error has occured. You have been signed out of PlayStation Network. (8001050F)")
Can't load up disks ("Registration of the trophy information could not be completed. The game will quit. (8001050F)")
Can't play any downloaded titles ("The copyright protection information is invalid. (80029513)") For some reason all my downloaded games have no owner, so they don't work.
System time changed to Dec 31 1999 (YOU CAN'T EVEN MANUALLY SET IT THAT LOW)
The only things that will work are demos, and the free version of FlOw (has no copyright information).
Anyone know what is up? Also, my PS3 slim upstairs lets me log in, but my PS3 Fat is all messed up to hell.
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