- Scribbled on February 28th, 2010 by Jonah Falcon
- Filed in PlayStation Network, Sony PlayStation 3, WTF
PlayStation Network is currently down, and worse, there’s a rash of PlayStation 3 games crashing without warning to the dreaded 8001050F error code.
According to Joystiq:
A wide rash of game-crashing errors is spreading among the PS3-owning community at the moment, most of which can be chalked up to a 8001050F error code. This has led to a variety of unfortunate side-effects for those affected, including corrupted trophy information and an inability to access the PSN. When combined, those two issues prevent players from launching certain games, such as Heavy Rain, without being kicked back to the XMB.
Joystiq has contacted Sony to find out what the heck is going on. We’ll keep you up to date.
[Update from Joystiq: Sony has acknowledged the issue, and is "looking into it." We've yet to hear an official word on what the problem is, though it seems to be a bit larger than just the PSN. Owners of PS3 Phats are reporting that the date on their console has reverted to 12/31/1999, which is likely the cause of the data-corrupting errors. Some Phat-owners have reported receiving the errors while their console was offline, which is upsetting, to say the least. We'll let you know when we hear official word from Sony.]
[Update from Sony: From PlayStation Blog US:
We’re aware that many of you are having difficulty connecting to the PlayStation Network this evening. Those of you with “slim” PS3s (the 120/250 GB models) appear to be unaffected.
Know that we have narrowed down the issue and have engineers working to restore service even as you read this. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you, and genuinely appreciate your patience while we work to resolve this.
In the meantime, you may want to follow our Twitter account for the latest updates.
More when it comes, as it becomes clear this has been a fiendish plot by Sony to get gamers to subscribe to their Twitter feed.]
[Update by Sony, reported by Jordan Lund: The old joke goes "Doctor, it hurts when I raise my arm!" Doctor says "Well, don't raise your arm then..."
Sony is out now with a response to gamers who are having their PS3s glitch up on them: "It glitches when you turn it on? Well, don't turn it on then!"
"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.
We believe we have identified that this problem is being caused by a bug in the clock functionality incorporated in the system."
There is no word on if they are actually attempting to correct the bug or if they are simply waiting for the glitched day to pass at which point the problem will solve itself... until 2014, the next even numbered non-leap year.]