Playstation back online

As we explained yesterday, the Playstation Network was having some funny problems with 8001050F error codes, which were causing gamers with the older model PS3s to lose data, not access the network and even making it unable to play certain games offline. The problem surfaced at the moment February became March because the Machines and network were under the impression that 2010 was a leap year. As such the internal clock was playing silly buggers with everyone.

However, we are now happy to report that all the problems were fixed about seven hours ago, while we were all tucked up peacefully in our beds. So when you get home you will be able to get involved in some online PS3 action, and ignore your friends and family. Isn’t it great to be alive?

‘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,’ said Sony through their Playstation Blog. 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. If we have new information, we will update you through the PlayStation.Blog or PlayStation.com.

‘We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.’

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