The Last of Us Demo Inside God of War: Ascension Not Working, Error Code 80023017 Popping Up

While there are those of you who don’t want to play the demo so that everything feels fresh when you boot up The Last of Us on Friday, June 14th, the rest of you God of War: Ascension owners who can’t wait to play even a tiny bit of the game now have the opportunity to do so.

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Majin-vegeta1969d ago

I guess the servers are being hammered.I'm getting an error:(

Sev1969d ago

Yeah, I bet that's it.

NeverEnding19891969d ago

Ugh really annoying, first I was just getting the error code, now I can't even sign in

I guess you get what you pay for

guitarded771969d ago

Naughty Dog posted to Facebook saying "Once the PS Store goes online The Last of Us demo will be available for owners of God of War Ascension. Demo The Last of Us today!", so maybe the store was temporarily down.

blitz06231969d ago (Edited 1969d ago )

PSN detected you're a troll. That's why you can't even sign in.

I guess you have to #dealwithit

LackTrue4K1969d ago


You can't long in, cuz you have no PSN account, or a Playstation, or good/healthy gaming habits...."just Admit it, your in here to toll!!"

abzdine1969d ago

I don't care just give me the full game. This is a serious GOTY contender I don't need to try the demo out to see if it's any good. I hate demos of great games like this one,once finished I just ask for more.
2 weeks to go is all I have to say

insomnium21969d ago

Too much awesome at once so it's no wonder we get errors.

Information Minister1969d ago

If Microsoft goes through with their online DRM plans, this is the kind of stuff we will have to deal with every single major release.

I want to see if you will keep saying "you get what you pay for" by then.

kreate1969d ago (Edited 1969d ago )

I signed in and out all day didn't have a problem.

Jokes getting old.

Dee_911969d ago (Edited 1969d ago )

Yea the store was down for about a hour, and that hour just so happened to be when Last of Us Demo went live (0_0)
At the time I was pissed because Sony shouldve prepared better , but then again it was only a hour so im not complaining.

I signed in and out continuously to check and see if it was my internet and within that hour I signed in and out approx. 15 times.Someone ban that troll.

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Thatguy-3101969d ago (Edited 1969d ago )

Finally! It worked for me =D *Grasps hands and uncontrollably giggles*

Skips1969d ago


Wow, 132mb is pretty small. lol

kneon1969d ago (Edited 1969d ago )

132mb is just the first part, there is a second download or install that took me about 5 minute. The installed size is 2.2GB.

It's worth it though, while it was short the demo was really good at giving you a feel for the game. The combat is definitely not uncharted

VanguardOfCalamity1969d ago

anyone else use the board scissors combo :D

CYCLEGAMER1969d ago (Edited 1969d ago )

See...this is why I pay for xbox live. I thought paying for ps+ would help the situation but clearly it doesn't. I never have to wait so long for the things that I want on xblive. I hope this will be a none issue on the ps4.

I find it funny that no one can explain to me why they disagree... fanboyism at its

You fan boys can disagree all you want but for those of us who have both systems, you know this is true. AGAIN...Sony needs to figure this out.

@gamehard, and how would you know that?? You don't know me and u probably do not own a 360.

Gamehard1969d ago

You never have to wait as long on xbl for something you want because it never has anything you want.

ZodTheRipper1969d ago

What do you want an explanation for? It worked liked a charme for me that's why you got a disagree.

Veneno1969d ago

Hey guys, be nice to MELMANAn, it's been a long time since certain fanboys could even pick deep deep deep down for any kind of positive news for their master. Stockholm syndrome is truly a sad thing to watch.


Obviously from the title of this thread it did not work like a charm for majority of us.

Didn't really need an explanation because I know what the answer is,(childish fanboysm). I just find it hilarious that if anyone says anything remotely negative on this siteas it regards to Sony u fanboy slam on the disagree button, and don't even know why.

On topic: it finally worked for me after an hour and a half of trying, and while the demo is short I will be purchasing this day one. Lookin forward to TLOU.

hadouken0071969d ago

stop being a fool, so many people downloading at the same time thats why,i had to keep trying to download like 6 times before it took.

Nes_Daze1969d ago

Funny, I use to pay for Live too, got kicked out of party chats randomly. I have BOTH systems, and I rather pay $50 for one that lets me play online free and gives me free games.

CYCLEGAMER1969d ago (Edited 1969d ago )

To each his own....I have never been kicked out of a party chat EVER, but this is not my point, when comparing the two, downloads take forever/much longer on the ps3, can you deny that?

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himdeel1969d ago

PSN is down as usual :/

vegetassj511969d ago

It finally started downloading for me, what I did was go to the download list if you where lucky enough to click download from the GOW screen it will be in your download list. go through the Manage Account settings ,and just keep trying to get into the download list and keep trying to download it, I got so many errors until it finally worked.

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colonel1791969d ago

I don't have the option to access the demo! It says that in the menu screen should press SQUARE, but I don't have it! I checked a friend's copy and it says right there Last of Us Demos right below the triangle option!

How else can i access it?!

yeahokchief1969d ago (Edited 1969d ago )

Worked just fine for me.

The demo was super short, but good. Controls take a little bit to get used to but felt good.

The game was pretty much Resident Evil meets Red Dead REdemption. The camera style very much reminded me of Dead SPace 2 only with better graphics. Other than that it had a sweet crafting system providing you with a reason to scavenge for items and combat was strategic in terms of dealing with enemies to conserve your stuff.

I liked it. It didn't blow me away, but it's what I wanted. It's survival horror with more emphasis on survival.

Ready to pick up my preorder in 2 weeks on friday.

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Nitrowolf21969d ago (Edited 1969d ago )

seems like a bunch of people must be trying to download it, I can't even access my account settings anymore after I tried to download it

Edit: They are doing maintenance? Really?!! That kind of ticks me off TBH, here I also thought they delayed it because it had MP to it, turns out it's the same demo the presses got, which makes me wonder why the delay, especially since they are doing this on the day it launches.

LeRise1969d ago

Another reason not to enforce always-online DRM.
This is perfect example of how bad it may be, right along with SimCity 2013.

kneon1969d ago

I don't think it was maintenance, just excessive demand.

CZUM1969d ago

An Error has occured (80023017) over and over again :/

TrendyGamers1969d ago

Yeah :( hopefully this gets fixed soon.

garos821969d ago

im in the eu tried it 20 minutes ago and it worked fine the first time i tried it

my personal review of this short demo: HOLY SH*T
ive never played a game as intense and atmospheric as this
check out the infecteds faces as you strangle them and they gasp for air!

day 1 for me for sure