PSN down tomorrow, updates tonight

PlayStation Store Update: Prior to server maintenance, Sony adding DeathSpank sequel, Blade Kitten to PS3's online marketplace; 101-in-1 Megamix getting PSP release.

PlayStation 3 owners be warned: The PlayStation Network won't be entirely itself tomorrow. Today, Sony sent along a reminder indicating that scheduled maintenance for the service will take place between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Pacific time tomorrow. During the downtime, PS3 owners will be unable to access the PlayStation Store, PlayStation Home, or Account Management options. Users may also be unable to sign into the PSN.

On the plus side, because the network maintenance is set to conflict with tomorrow's regularly scheduled PlayStation Store update, Sony has opted to release this week's updates later tonight. The publisher expects to announce just when gamers can get their hands on this week's content through its official Twitter feed.

DeathSpank returns to PSN tonight.

As for what gamers can expect this week, the headline release for many will be Hothead Games' DeathSpank: Thongs of Virtue. Like the first installment in Hothead's humor-based action role-playing game, Thongs of Virtue was overseen by adventure game icon Ron Gilbert before he departed the company in April.

The game hopes to improve upon the well-regarded original by introducing a greater variety of quests, more bosses, a new cooperative play character, and a wealth of new environments. It will be available for $15.

Elsewhere on PSN, gamers will be able to pick up the anime-inspired side-scrolling adventure game Blade Kitten for $15. In it, gamers assume the role of Kit Ballard, a feline bounty hunter on the planetoid of Hollow Wish. As Ballard, players will fend off another bounty hunter as they track down a local crime lord, while at the same time uncovering Hollow Wish's mysterious secret.

On the PSP, gamers will be able to pick up 101-in-1 Megamix for $15. As could be surmised by its title, 101-in-1 Megamix is a minigame compilation that combines 101 bite-sized experiences into one package. The games delve into genres ranging from shooter to puzzler to cooking to space racing. It also includes multiplayer support for about a dozen of the minigames.

A full list of the week's deals and new PlayStation Store content, including themes, wallpapers, demos, discounts, and add-on content, will be available later tonight on the PlayStation Blog.

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Discussion

149 comments
Necrocinder
Necrocinder

cant check my mail on dcuo...this bites...

Franzkill
Franzkill

1) I can still aceess my porn late night via the internet browser so all of this is no biggie. :) 2) To the Xbox trolls, got bored of Halo Reach that quickly huh? 3) Wheres Sonic Adventure?

eddieham13
eddieham13

They could of made a message that told us about it, when we tried to sign in instead of telling is our passwords are wrong.

deadlysilence82
deadlysilence82

oh great is down but oh well . it doesn't really bothered me at all . @enforcer246 I have both systems and i don't bothered to waste my time on morons that fight over consoles . in reality i don't see any difference between both consoles :)

Enforcer246
Enforcer246

lol PSN goes down for what, 10 hours and there's already a flame war between consoles. Chill the hell out, get a job, and buy both.

j17neo
j17neo

Is the Castlevania demo up yet!?

Tevi
Tevi

I just played modern warfare 2 and it just worked fine its just the store and good things come to those who wait.

somedude342
somedude342

@Arykaurius yeah I'm with you on that one...almost 6 and I still can't access psn.... =/

Arykuarius
Arykuarius

Is only for 9 hours,nobody is gonna die. Ps why I see xbots around? ya should be playing halo reach....or ya already found out is the same game with a few updates.

asian_pride69
asian_pride69

@dongabilondo: Whew, glad that I'm not the only one having this problem. I can't even manage my account, and I always get the error message that the Playstation Store isn't available in my region. Hopefully this'll be fixed tonight.

dongabilondo
dongabilondo

What the eff. It's past 5 pm and still no PSN. I didn't see this article until today, so I didn't get to see the updates. I was so looking forward to Sonic adventure and Cladun. I'm sad now.

yeebsey
yeebsey

"Xbox live never went down for a update" 1. can we please stop posting pointless fanboy comments on unrelated threads 2. if you really cant control yourself and have to post fanboy comments can you please do a little research in to the matter and get it right? xbl has closed down several times for maintenance when implementing updates like the nxe 3. im not a fanboy so please dont troll me as i own all 3 systems because im a prissy little s*** and can get over the fact that more than one company makes consoles. you people make all gamers look like whiney little neurotic nerds when actually the majority of gs users dont deserve to be looked on in such a way

demonkingx5
demonkingx5

@Colonel-Snake like i said i have a ps3 y would i lie i was stateing a fact since my ps3 has YLOD i cant get on psn which lead me too say it dont effect me since i have a xbox fool. & go on youtube type gouki4563 thats my youtube channal where you'll see my ps3 idiot

RonTorque
RonTorque

I would love to have the demo for Castlevania free download. As i heard the demo will be available through PS +

RSM-HQ
RSM-HQ

What's all the xbox fhat boyz complaining about our online service is good. It's also FREE

Colonel-Snake
Colonel-Snake

@demonkingx5 Dude you was clearly trolling so don't sit here and lie. I'm not gonna waste anymore time talking to you. Second this article has nothing to do with your Xbox 360 or you playing Halo Reach so why would you even post such nonsense ? Oh yea I forgot you wanted to troll and start nonsense for no reason. If you wanna go talk about that Gamespot has forums for that this article is about the PSN update not about what system you prefer so like I said your trolling was immature and childish.

ppg4all
ppg4all

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somedude342
somedude342

*rage mode* of course this happens the day after i get my psp.... -.-'

GranTurism16
GranTurism16

@Improved Mind - Online play should be free, is like facebook charging you to have a page.....would you pay for that?. That is the arguement...I own all the systems and I've honestly used the Wii more than my 360 online, I do use the free months you get with every game I've got but just to get a taste of the online play. CoD MW2 had to be PS3 since is free...pretty much the only thing I currently play...for most paying is not worth the money....when you got one or two games that you play online.

jamesm7786
jamesm7786

@Centanu07 I wish they would listen to us fans... their selection now is kinda pathetic... What is there really, about ten or twelve great games to DL and the rest is just filler? lol... Thumbs up to you!

ImprovedMind
ImprovedMind

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SadPSPAddict
SadPSPAddict

@ImprovedMind - I have thanks and I can tell you for nothing that Xbox Live is NOT worth the money compared to the free PSN. Feel free to browse some of my blogs to get a feel for how much gaming goes on in my house!!

MKID232
MKID232

@ImprovedMind Alright, I will...Done! What delusions?

SoNin360
SoNin360

Good thing I have school during most of that time And therefore won't be affected by it :P

Ismaelkf
Ismaelkf

Damn after two weeks of vacation they had to do it TODAY!!?? More training on ssft4! :)

ImprovedMind
ImprovedMind

@MKID232 If you have such delusions that PSN is in any way equal or better than Xbox Live, come back and post when you have used both.

Alvin1545
Alvin1545

Really wish I saw this yesterday... Sony although this is a great update and its fantastic, please do us ps3 users a favor and give us a week's warning ahead of time. I have to go to work and college, so I can't prowl the PS blog all day just to figure out the store will be down. Me being, naive waiting till Tuesday to purchase Sonic Adventure, when in fact I could've gotten it last night. "It's only a day" you might say, well I don't have time to waste a day...

issa3703
issa3703

if psn doesnt work, today, it will work tommorow , so play single player or go out side .

issa3703
issa3703

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issa3703

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issa3703

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issa3703

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MKID232
MKID232

For all you Xbox360 fanboys: If you think the ps3's online sucks, why don't you complain amongst yourselves? Oh right, you think other people give a care.

fabyo123
fabyo123

aiight, as long as the store works tomorrow

evilmaster2424
evilmaster2424

damn i wanted to play some uncharted today or maybe a little dissidia online

issa3703
issa3703

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Hopkins_J
Hopkins_J

I'm not pissed about PSN being down for maintenance. I'm pissed off at Sony because they did nothing in their power to inform anyone that it was going to be down today.

greivous549
greivous549

Its all good, gives me excuse to play single player! :D

giantming
giantming

I miss my bad company already....

issa3703
issa3703

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LeoLex_
LeoLex_

521 u also take it in the mouth after master chief has had his fill!!!!

batman360
batman360

@ The-Comedian Because people are too damn lazy for that brilliant idea.

blakeney
blakeney

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The-Comedian
The-Comedian

Heres a thought, instead of whining about PSN shutting down why not go outside?

LeoLex_
LeoLex_

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LeoLex_
LeoLex_

very unprofessional from PS. (Invalid user name/password)!!!???? If it wasnt for Gamespot i would of totally been in the dark.

Zeoger
Zeoger

uh UserName521, The ps3 does have great games for online, most notably games like Uncharted 2 which i play religiously lol, and Little Big Planet which has a huge community. There is more, but I guess im wasting my time with you trying to explain it, seeing as how you have just shown your pure ignorance to everyone.