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PlayStation Network Meltdown and PS3 Blackout — What You Did With Your Time

The Great PSN and PS3 Blackout: What You Did With Your Time

You may have noticed an abnormal amount of geeks wandering the streets with their eyes glazed over yesterday — Sony warned gamers to keep their earlier-generation PS3s turned off after some faulty software led to a PlayStation Network meltdown, which then began affecting the consoles themselves. I asked you via Twitter to tell me what you were doing with all that extra time, and your answers were pretty entertaining.

Some of you got outside, some of you played games on another console (lucky you), and others, well, they stomped their feet in frustration. Find out what a few of you did during the great PSN/PS3 blackout when you


  • "We have a WII!" — @patricev70
  • "Listening to my husband whine" — @wwwendyyy
  • "Watching recorded football matches while holding my DualShock 3 and pretending to play FIFA 10@thefremen
  • "Playing Shen Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor on my DS" — @L0n3Wolf09
  • "Plants vs Zombies on my iPodtouch" — @digitaltempest
  • "Complaining!!!!!" — @FormerHerald
  • "Crime will increase & a baby boom due to the PS3 PSN fail" — @NineToez
  • "DS Lego Battles. It's like going back in time and playing Warcraft 1. Except with Lego blockies" — @rainbowsleeve
  • "The world may never know" — @BrianDaoust
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cherryblossom cherryblossom 6 years
yes, if you have a chubby early gen ps3 . If you have a slim ps3 then nothing was affected.
kiwitwist kiwitwist 6 years
It was awful, the hubby was quite crabby and ready to go out and buy a new PS3. LOL!! We were scared to lose all our trophies and such. The worst part about it was not being able to play the games you paid for and downloaded from the PSN.
cherryblossom cherryblossom 6 years
actually just as a correction, not to be rude, or anything but it wasnt the later model ps3's it was the earlier models, the fat ones, not the slim ones that were having issues. And SPooge, if you check ps3 fan boy you will always hear news and updates about this kind of thing. they are calling it akin to a y2k bug where any game involving trophys, online or not was rendered unplayable.
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