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Submitted by wampdog29 1610d ago | news

Sony’s PlayStation Network Down Again

Great Gaming Crusade: "The PlayStation Network is, once again, down.

We aren’t totally sure if this is a maintenance issue, hack or some other situation, but we are looking into it. An error code of 80710016 is given with a message of “An error has occurred. You have been signed out of PlayStation Network.” It doesn’t specifically give the undergoing maintenance message, but it still very well could be that." (PS3, PSP, Tag Invalid)

Update Updated: Most users now report that the PSN is back up. Also, a new link shows that this was an intended maintenance issue even though that page cannot be found online by searching. The message and time frame given also do not match what the Official Sony page says.

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Dart89  +   1610d ago
Oh so it's not only me getting this error.
sdtarm  +   1610d ago
who knows what happened now
MaxXAttaxX  +   1610d ago
Wait what?
I was just online today.

Yup, it's up. That was quick maintenance.
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BeOneWithTheGun  +   1610d ago | Funny
Oh noes! My car is in this small building and will not start! The hood is up OMGZ! What is happening! My car is broken!!!!

Wait, it's getting an oil change.
LoVeRSaMa  +   1610d ago
Look what Anonymous has done, every time PSN is down for a routine maintenance everyone flinches..
SilentNegotiator  +   1609d ago
So it was down for an hour for maintenance, and now we get an article declaring it down "again" (as if this were comparable to 'the' incident) and it reaches 600+ degrees.

Good job, N4G.
Anon1974  +   1609d ago
It's always been that way though. Every single time the PSN would go down in the past for maintenance or even if someone couldn't get on because his internet was out you'd get articles on N4G screaming "PSN IS DOWN! LOOKIT! LOOKIT! THAT'S WHAT YOU GET FOR FREE!"

It's ridiculous.
Deadman_Senji  +   1609d ago

Yet this site is overflowing with PS3 fanboys or so they claim -_-
mugoldeneagle03  +   1610d ago | Helpful
From Sony:
The PlayStation Network will be taken offline for maintenance on Tuesday, July 5, 2011 5:00 PM PT - 6:00 PM PT. We hope to have these services up as soon as possible.

During this time you may:

Not be able to access the PlayStation®Store

Have difficulty signing in to the PlayStation®Network

Not be able to play online gamesSee a maintenance page when attempting to access the PlayStation®Network

Note: When you log into the PlayStation Network, a message may appear which states, "the PlayStation Network has been suspended". This does not mean that your account has been suspended; it simply means the PlayStation Network has been taken offline.

Please wait until the maintenance window has passed before attempting to connect to the PlayStation Network again. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
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Solidus187-SCMilk  +   1610d ago
thanks for the info. that would be 8:00- 9:00 hhere on the east coast.

Hope it come back up soon so I can own some fools in the U3 beta some more.
mugoldeneagle03  +   1610d ago
Back up for me
Just tried logging in and it worked. See if it works for you guys
capitalK  +   1610d ago
Back up for me too
solar  +   1610d ago
at Sony's, MS's, or Nintendo's whim for online gaming. no thanks.
mrv321  +   1610d ago
Steam went offline too recently.
MaxXAttaxX  +   1610d ago
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Ranshak  +   1609d ago

Steam may go offline however you are not at steams mercy to go online :)

You can still keep playing your games online even if steam is down, not the same with PSN or XBL.
mastiffchild  +   1609d ago
And then you're at the "whim" of your ISP anyway and we all know what great people they are, don't we? Thing is you're always relying on SOME other git for your online and they all have their downtime. My ISP is down more than Live or PSN on average anyway.
solar  +   1609d ago
but Steam down for an hour isnt "news" mrv321. and Mastiffchild, that is one horrible ISP you got there :P
showtimefolks  +   1609d ago
it is up but now every time it will be down for maintenance
people will assume its hacked

its back up enjoy uc3 beta again
DragonKnight  +   1610d ago
Maintenance is scheduled for the 6th isn't it? *sigh* Oh well, just have to wait it out I guess.
lazertroy  +   1610d ago
The Rumored PSN Revamp Preparation?

EDIT: It's back up with no update or changes :(
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Warprincess116  +   1610d ago
Probably it because they putting up the Japanese PSN
Neko_Mega  +   1610d ago
Sounds more like a good reason, right now I'm not having any problems and by the looks of it my friends aren't.
shikamaroooo  +   1610d ago
dkgshiz  +   1610d ago
Its obviously to do with Japan. Way too big of a coincidence other wise.
multips3fan  +   1610d ago
or the mk servers are so bad they need to shutdown psn in order to fix it
Ser  +   1610d ago
The MK9 servers are fine for me. Silky smooth.

Edit: You guys are disagreeing with the fact that the MK9 servers are fine for me? Do I need video evidence? LOL
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iagainsti120  +   1610d ago
its N4G you get disagrees for anything you say
Livin_in_a_box  +   1610d ago
I had to lol at the disagres iagainsti120 got, ha.
Legion  +   1609d ago

Maybe they just disagree with your opinion that the MK9 servers being up has anything to add to this situation? Or maybe they just don't care about MK9 servers? Or maybe they just don't agree with you personally and wish to let you know when they come across a post of yours?

What ever the reason just try enjoying your popularity with anyone even bothering to comment on your verbiage.

Next thing we know people will start complaining because they aren't getting agrees or disagrees on their posts. People just hate being ignored. ha
Ser  +   1609d ago

I was replying to multips3fan. It wasn't just a random MK9 tangent that could be classified as off topic.

How can you disagree with the fact that the servers are running smoothly under the guise of "not caring" about the MK9 servers?

Sorry, but that makes absolutely no sense. lol
TheCrazyMerc  +   1610d ago
Taking Massive Craps will blow the time by. (:
mantisimo  +   1609d ago
How many massive craps can you do in an hour?
pixelsword  +   1609d ago
If it's massive, probably a tenth of a one, lol
Miiikeyyy  +   1609d ago
I have no idea why you got dissagrees. This made me laugh and made me feel better. I'm sure people laughed but were too ashamed about it so they clicked dislike. Really random thing to comment XD
Legion  +   1609d ago
You just answered yourself... his post was just really random thing to comment. He didn't even do his smiley face properly.
wampdog29  +   1610d ago
Why wouldn't the official PSN blog say anything if it was intended?
MidnytRain  +   1610d ago
I tried getting on the official PlayStation website and it said something about an unauthorized intrusion.

EDIT: Well, after being shut out of the UC3 beta and unable to access PSN, I tried signing in again and it worked. I wonder if my online games will work, and if so, for how long.
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radphil  +   1610d ago
You know that message about the unauthorized intrusion has been there for the past couple of weeks right?
MidnytRain  +   1609d ago
No, I don't visit the PlayStation website much, but I am currently because of the UC3 beta. They should really take that down now.
RyuCloudStrife  +   1610d ago
was just wondering what the F was going on..
Raven_Nomad  +   1610d ago
That's a slappin!
ScubaSteve1  +   1610d ago
i get an error message 80and so on
Drekken  +   1610d ago
Maintenance should be ending any second... talk about what makes this site bad. Its down, but it was announced, panic mode disengage.
wampdog29  +   1610d ago
Makes what site bad?
Drekken  +   1610d ago
N4G and the source site if you must know.
jokia005  +   1610d ago
for Japanese store restore.
Blacksand1  +   1610d ago
It better not be a month before its fix. Can't go threw that again.
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capitalK  +   1610d ago
It's back
Jac5al  +   1610d ago
Back up
ScubaSteve1  +   1610d ago
cant access the jpn psn store so its not back up
GLoRyKnoT  +   1610d ago
Back up in Cali.
Silly gameAr  +   1610d ago
Really? I've been on for a few hours. This is news to me. Maybe I should log off and see what happens...

update: well, everything seems fine so, yeah. Everytime a few folks have a problem with PSN, there's no need to rush out and make an article about it.
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SamuraiZero  +   1610d ago
It's called reporting, that's what the update is for, to show more info found. It's obvious that several users across the country with no connection were having problems with the network, also the message and times don't add up to the warning on the site. This was a good story, whether you liked it or not.
Silly gameAr  +   1610d ago
Well the update wasn't up when I commented, so I'm sorry to hurt your feelings about jumping the gun bro.

As for a good story, depends on who you ask I guess.:/ Like Blackwing, the new guy up there that just popped up out of the blue. He seem's to LOVE your "story."
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wampdog29  +   1610d ago
I second this...
dirtrider  +   1610d ago
i got this a bit ago. i got the uc beta, played one game, had a hard freeze, then i received this same error code. anyways kinda sucks since i had a death in the family last week, so i didn't rush to download and play the uncharted 3 beta, now i get it, and this.

anyways im sure it will be back on soon, well hopefully. i will try to make time tomorrow
ninjagoat  +   1610d ago
Never went down on me :/ Maybe us Irish in Northern Ireland are Special ?.
hardcorehippiez  +   1609d ago
haha ninja goat, we must be cos my network is fine .but then again i always knew we were a special case ;p
blackblades  +   1610d ago
Wow im gone for 4 july for a few a days and this happens while I was gone.
vyke2  +   1610d ago
dont worry its back up
mac_sparrow  +   1610d ago
So it's your fault? Did you turn all the switches off when you left work for the holiday? :P
MachoMoustachio  +   1610d ago
Why do we all assume anytime the PlayStation Network is going through issues we assume it's hackers?

The PSN used to go through down times before the outage you know?
YodaCracker  +   1610d ago
What a disaster!
mac_sparrow  +   1610d ago
It feels like when PSN sneezes, N4G catches cold. However we all know that N4G burns up with the slightest bit of PSN news nowadays.
Haseo106  +   1609d ago
Just played Uncharted 3 Beta this morning. Nothing happened!
BlackSharinganX  +   1609d ago
jesus people why the hell everytime psn goes down even if its for 15 minutes they all go to panic. when it goes down for 2 days at least throw an article not for a 15minute maintanence
Bounkass  +   1609d ago
I coulden't care less, I'm on holiday for 2 weeks, lol.
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