Alan Smithee


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Mmmmmmm, sausages
According to Sony, the problem has come and gone…and it didn’t even need a patch? Can any of you guys out there with PS3 FAT models confirm this? The only thing that I can think of is that the PS3 had the wrong year set for a leap-year and once the clock struck midnight this morning, it was all over. Hmmm…

Well it’s official, over at the PS Blog, Sony themselves state that it’s all fixed…and it WAS leap-year related.

“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. 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

We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.”

Please Sony, keep your apologies…not having to actually pay for PSN access is recompense enough. If this was an Xbox Live interruption, you’d be facing a class action lawsuit…there are merits for free services.

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