It’s Alive! PS3 Back Online After Internal Clock Bug

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After a nearly 24 hour down time, the PS3 is back. As we reported earlier in the day, “a PSN bug literally caused systems to stop working. Even attempts to play games offline have been thwarted by an error involving the system’s internal clock.” Gamers were unable to login to PSN or play games while the bug went unresolved for most of the day Monday.

The culprit, as suspected, was the PS3’s internal clock. Apparently the system thought that it was a leap year (even though it is not) and reset itself to December 31, 1999. “Having the internal clock date change from February 29 to March 1, we have verified that the symptoms are now resolved and that users are able to use their PS3 normally,” Sony said on their official blog.