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Calls For Sony To Be Sued After PS3 Crash

Sky News writes: In a statement, the games manufacturer admitted the fault had been caused by "a bug in the clock functionality".

The internal clock on the console was programmed to recognise 2010 as a leap year, when it's not.

Gamers who booted-up their consoles on March 1, 2010, recieved the following message: "An error has occurred. You have been signed out of PlayStation Network (8001050F)" - or the date of their PS3 systems were re-set to January 1, 2000.

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Agent Smith3088d ago

Lol, these people.
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WinterWolf3088d ago

For God's sake, it's a free service! Deal with it!

gaffyh3088d ago

How can you sue someone for loss of virtual trophies that cost nothing? No doubt this "suit" will be headed up by Bungie, N4PS3G, Eignub, Cold 2000...so that's one person, who else?

:D

BeaArthur3088d ago

Make it unanimous. It was down for a freaking day. I would love to meet one of the people that plans to sue, just to see what they are like and to see if they wear a helmet at all times.

Genesis53088d ago

Sue because you couldn't play a game for less than a day. What a bunch of morons.

Christopher3088d ago

Impossible. Read the ToS/EULA when you sign up for PSN.

Mr_Bun3088d ago (Edited 3088d ago )

There is literally ONE comment that calls for Sony to be sued over this and leave it to the N4G faithfuls to approve this.

Edit: @gaffyh
What are you doing?...I know EXACTLY why Crab approved this, but I can only assume you did for a chuckle

Noctis Aftermath3088d ago

@Gaffyh: That's comment of the month! hilarious.

+1 bubs
+1 respect
+10 humour

morganfell3088d ago (Edited 3088d ago )

Do you really want to know why he approved it? Consider a moment with whom it is you are dealing.

http://www.n4g.com/up/29057...

EDIT: @Mr.Bun, I reread your comments and see your intent.

NexGen3088d ago

1/30th of their monthly subscription fee to PSN. Total value: $0.00

1/365th value of the system (1 year warranty, I think). Total value: $0.82

Cost to file the lawsuit: $50 and up depending on county/state

Net profit for those filing a lawsuit: at minimum -$49.18

Yes, I suggest you all sue immediately and throw away your money.

Mr_Bun3088d ago (Edited 3088d ago )

We all know why crab approved this, it's gaffyh that I'm wondering about.

Edit: gaffyh
It is pretty funny that one tweet was enough for some "journalist" to post an article regarding Sony being sued....and for something so irrational

silvacrest3088d ago (Edited 3088d ago )

i knew crab flip flopped but DAMN...., i never bothered to read his previous comments to see the true extent, looks like we got another bungie or vice versa lol

@ MR bun. im guessing for the LULZ factor, this whole situation is ridiculous

gaffyh3088d ago

I approved it because I found it funny Bun, yes.

Pennywise3088d ago

Crabby has internal struggles he is dealing with. He now realizes PS3 is superior and the years of antagonizing PS3 owners makes for a hard habit to break. Cut him some slack, being one of the biggest hypocrites on this site is not easy.

radphil3088d ago

You have perfectly explained how I feel on the situation.

Yes it was a hardware bug, but it was a small hiccup. If this was something that knocked it out for days I can kinda understand.

SupaPlaya3088d ago

going overboard. Free PSN/HOME down-loadable items would be cool for those affected though.

Or give early access to Uncharted 3 Demo :D

Ju3088d ago

Well, if they win, they'll get a percentage of the damage that left. Like 15% of, say, nothing (nada, nilch, null). Because they didn't really spend money on the downtime, did they (or did anybody for that matter ?). So who cares.

sikbeta3088d ago

1 bug that was causing problem for [24hs], the PS3 themselves "FIXED" the Problem and everything is Running SMOOTH as Always, You Got To Be FVCKING Kidding Me...

I can't believe this S#!T...

TheGamer3088d ago

Funniest thing I read today.

himdeel3088d ago

...were upset because they had to come out of the basement and baby sit their mothers cats all day. The sun probably touched their skin and burned some of the flesh from their half rotten un-bathed corpses.

Ridiculous that people can be upset about not having access to a free service. This is why I have no faith in civilized humanity :( and know common sense REALLY isn't common.

/sigh

Darkstorn3088d ago

This is not a conspiracy, guys. Only PS3 owners would sue Sony anyway, as they are the only ones who could have possibly lost data. Then again, if M$ is able to get away with the RROD time and time again, then this is small change in comparison.

Anon19743088d ago

If it hadn't been for these sites acting like it was the end of the world I would have just figured it was maintenance.

I can't believe what a big deal some people want us to think this is.

Man In Black3088d ago

for contaminating the gene pool.

GiantEnemyCrab3088d ago (Edited 3088d ago )

I posted a message why I approved it Morganfell. You are one of the biggest Sony deep throats on this site man and you are calling me out? That is rich coming from you loser.

http://www.n4g.com/up/37883...

Careful gaffyh looks like your Sony manhood is being challenged. You aren't completely swallowing it all so Morgan and Bun are going to question your loyalty. Not a very good Sony soldier you are!

Ravage273088d ago

woah dude what happened to your bubbles??

morganfell3088d ago (Edited 3088d ago )

This entire call for Sony to be sued was doubtless started by opposition that are getting desperate as the capability gap between the PS3 and 360 begins to widen like a chasm. Now that it has been revealed that Natal is little more than casual Wii fair with additional lag, it is patently obvious PS3 detractors will seize upon any small blade of grass to prevent their inevitable and destined trip over the ledge.

Yes Crab did send me a PM. It was a vile cursing little message calling me a crybaby and all I did was link to things he has said on this forum publicly. Apparently someone would rather we not see their true nature.

Unlike him I don't have an issue with my past posts nor do I pretend to be anything other than a Sony supporter that once in a great while likes one or two games on a different, less capable platform.

And at least I didn't choose my username and build my entire account around attacking another console. Nor do I send PMs to other users attacking them unless it is a response to their own nasty PM. Calling people words like crybaby (when it's obvious who is having a sniffle fest) is laughable at best.

As regards gaffyh, I never questioned his comments but instead pointed out Crab's motivations that are quite transparent.

cmrbe3088d ago

Goes to show that the PS crowd are very unforgiving and expect much much more from Sony. Can't say the same about the x360 crowd. A whole week without live and 4 years of HW failures and they still are ok with it.

I doubt x360 fans are doing this. I have been on the PS blog and you guys should see what those PS fans were saying.

This whole situation has been blown out of porportion but i always want PS fans to keep their high standards and take Sony to task if they make a mistake. In the end, as PS fans we should never expect less.

DaTruth3088d ago (Edited 3088d ago )

Guys, Eignub is the anti-Bungie. He is making fun of Bungie/eignuB. He is also making fun of 360 fanboys by saying stupid things they would say, but just more stupid. "DVD is bigger than Bluray, just some fanboys are blind and can't see it."

It says calls for Sony to be sued. There is only one call, thus the title is incorrect.

Consoldtobots3088d ago

what a buncha maroons...lol

actually there IS something they could be sued for but I sure as hell aint flappin my gums. Knowing these idiots they would take it and run with it.

RememberThe3573088d ago (Edited 3088d ago )

Come on man, your better then that... You made to stupid ass comments back in the day, just take it. We all do it, this is a comments section.

I would have approved this story as well. This is News and it's a legitimate submission. If you don't like it that is was the comment section and the "lame" report are for.

Plus, no one is being sued (yet). As stated in the article: "Other gamers called for Sony to be sued after they lost years of precious 'trophies' and saved games overnight: 'Everything is lost!!!! THANKS ALOT!!!!!! I hope sony get sued and have to pay millions!!!!!!!!'"

zane_78493087d ago

I'm going to sue the people calling for the suit against Sony for the lost in humanity I've suffered due to their dumb greed.

fatstarr3087d ago

i think I'm going to sue Google for not giving me the information i asked for when i clicked the search button.

maybe if it was Microsoft they could get away with it.

and ffs its a programmers error, at least it was your ps3 and not your car. God help us if it had been that instead. you think this made the news ... i could see it now.

pixelsword3087d ago

you didn't lose anything because you didn't pay for anything.

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Kamikaze1353088d ago

Too bad it wasn't Sony's fault. This lawsuit won't get far and will probably get laughed at by a judge, lol.

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KingItachi3088d ago

I guess people like wasting time and money

OGharryjoysticks3088d ago

Let's hope these people never buy an XBOX, because instead of being without online for 15-20 hours, they will really have to wait for a fix when something bad actually happens.

Das_Bastardion3088d ago (Edited 3088d ago )

I think THERE ARE several people that actually sued MS for his faulty hardware, but law can bend to the highest bidder sometimes.

If MS can trow millions away for timed exclusivity, sure they can spare a few thousands to keep the people quiet