If you’re trying to get onto PlayStation Network as of right now, sorry, it’s down. Many users of PSN have confirmed that the network is currently unavailable, with them receiving a 8001050F error message. That’s not all, many more issues have appeared, leaving PlayStation Network users are less than thrilled, voicing their frustration on forums around the net. Me being one of them.
Some may have noticed the date on their PSN clock has also apparently changed as well, to December 31st. The time has also been mixed up as well. This is probably due to the fact that there is no network access whatsoever. Users have also reported that games are not working, because trophy access is unresponsive. If you try to play a PS3 or PSN title, the game will give you this message:
[quote]Registration of the trophy information could not be completed. The game will quit. (8001050F)[/quote]
Purchased PSN titles are not working as well, and some are reporting of copyright issues. Demos however, are working fine.
We’ll bring you more on this network error as soon as more news hits. But let me tell you, I'm pissed. I realize that clearly Sony wouldn't PLAN for this to happen and will fix it as soon as possible. But that is a ridiculous bug and VERY poor programing logic. Forcing users to check in to the PSN to even launch a game is absurd.
You can expect a full recap and rant from me on QuarterSave next week.
Sony has officially responded to the problems users are experiencing with PlayStation Network.
“We’re aware that many of you are having problems connecting to PSN, and yes, we’re looking into it. Stay tuned for updates.”
It seems as though owners of 120GB/250GB “slim” PS3 model are able to connect to the PlayStation Network. The problem appears to be isolated to the original “fat” PS3 models.
After calling Sony's technical support and speaking to one of their representatives, this post claims they were told the issue would be fixed by morning and that there is no need to fear about game's trophies or save data.
What time the fix will go up exactly is yet to be determined.