As you all should know, the PSN servers today on essentially ALL FAT MODELS of the Play Station 3 have completely crashed as far as all TROPHY SUPPORTING GAMES goes.
now, as of now the slim models of the playstation 3 are completely unaffected, however other then the fat PS3's it is being reported by severla users that sony's site itself is also crashing quite frequently tonight (starting at the same time that the phat PS3's have crashed.)
Now, the reason I started a blog on gamespot was to simply give the different gamers out there that read this the latest up to date info on all things gaming, and well recently I have fallen through on that point and I apologize, but this moment, if not fixed will make history this generation and should be treated as a "gaming emergency" (yea typing it felt as lame as reading it probably is). First off IM going to close the case on some of the "rumours" going about with this recent information
one of the main ones is that people are claiming that only the fat PS3's are crashing simply because Sony wants more people to purchase there newer slim models.
Well, this rumour I am happy to say is COMPLETELY FALSE. There is no way that Sony could legally purposly crash there servers and erase your trophy data in order to "force" you to buy the latest model of there product. This is obviously either simply some form of glitch or some form of a user hacking the console
Rumour 2: IT is a glitch with the Playstations clock that caused this so therefore resetting your clock will fix it.
This rumour is PARTIALLY FALSE. While true, according to what has been posted on several gaming news sites it IS the clock that has caused this issue resetting your clock will NOT fix the error, as it is the Playstations INTERNAL clock that would be causing this error, not your personal clock that you set yourself.
Rumour 3: this will be spreading to the slims and the site soon because the PS3 has been hacked. Now, this one is quite simple to debunk, in simple terms if you remember the one small strength the PS3 always had over the 360 during the years was the act that the PS3 is VIRTUALLY UNHACKABLE. Yes I suppose it COULDVE been hacked, but it is incredibly unlikely, plus I highly doubt that any hacker would purposly target ONLY users of the fat PS3's, if anything they would attack the play station site first, get ahold of your account information and THEN move to the PS3's. However this is simply not the case.
Links to news on the issue:
rumour edit 1:
I know you guys are more intelligent then this, but a few posters are claiming that the PS3's are turning themselves on (which my or may not be true I personally have not seen it yet, but its nothing TOO out of the ordinary) they are also claiming the cell is evolving (lol) and will take over the world, you guyys im sure are intelligent enough to know that these are simply jokes and spam, and should in no way be taken seriously, I know you're smart enough to know this yourself, but I figured I would note it just in case your not (in lookin at you dragonfly110 :P)
link to Sonys and SOny EUrope Twitter's (direct information on issue from Sony)
Play Station Europe
Play Station America
according to Kotaku a fix will be happening within the next 24 hours. THanks to GUFU for providing the info :)
things for the most part appear to be back to normal, if you ps3 is not yet fixed simply be patient a little longer and it should fix itself in due time :)