PS3 Error 8001050F Fixed

Playstation 3’s every where stopped working starting Sunday when a mysterious “Error: 8001050F” started occurring. The error prevented users from going online, as well as playing certain games offline. It affected all PS3 models except the newer slim PS3. From Sony:

As you may be aware, some customers have been unable to connect to the PlayStation Network today. This problem affects the models other than the new slim PS3.

We believe we have identified that this problem is being caused by a bug in the clock functionality incorporated in the system.

Errors include:
* The date of the PS3 system may be re-set to Jan 1, 2000.
* When the user tries to sign-in to the PlayStation Network, the following message appears on the screen; “An error has occurred. You have been signed out of PlayStation Network (8001050F)”.
* When the user tries to launch a game, the following error message appears on the screen and the trophy data may disappear; “Failed to install trophies. Please exit your game.”
* When the user tries to set the time and date of the system via the Internet, the following message appears on the screen; “The current date and time could not be obtained. (8001050F)”
* Users are not able to playback certain rental video downloaded from the PlayStation Store before the expiration date.

We hope to resolve this problem within the next 24 hours. In the meantime, if you have a model other than the new slim PS3, we advise that you do not use your PS3 system, as doing so may result in errors in some functionality, such as recording obtained trophies, and not being able to restore certain data.

As mentioned above, Please be advised that the new slim PS3 is not affected with this error. We are doing our best to resolve the issue and do apologize for any inconvenience caused.

For the latest status on this situation please check either the PlayStation blog (blog.us.playstation.com) or PlayStation.com.

Embarrassing. Well, apparently the problem was the older model PS3’s thought 2010 was a leap year. Big mistake, computers can’t handle that kind of stuff.

We are aware that the internal clock functionality in the PS3 units other than the slim model, recognized the year 2010 as a leap year. Having the internal clock date change from February 29 to March 1 (both GMT), we have verified that the symptoms are now resolved and that users are able to use their PS3 normally.

If the time displayed on the XMB is still incorrect, users are able to adjust time settings manually or via the internet. If we have new information, we will update you through the PlayStation.Blog or PlayStation.com.

Good news for all PS3 owners out there.

MotoGP 09/10 Coming To PS3, Xbox 360 On March 16

We’re pleased to confirm that MotoGP 09/10 will be released for both PS3 and Xbox 360 on March 16 in North America . Players will also be able to update the game with all the 2010 season content, including all new tracks, team updates, and new bike classes, shortly after launch for free of charge.

MotoGP 09/10 delivers the most definitive game of the MotoGP series yet. For the first time in console racing history, players will be able to compete against 20 players across the globe in an online racing experience.

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PlayStation 3 Lost Planet 2 Co-Op Demo Available Today

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The Lost Planet 2 co-op demo is now available through the PSN!

PlayStation 3 fans rejoice! The Lost Planet 2 co-op demo is officially available via the PlayStation Network beginning today, September 24 2009. Squads of four will make their way through three playable missions in the lush jungle of E.D.N III collecting precious thermal energy from the bodies of the Akrid which inhabit the planet. With a huge arsenal of weapons and utilizing robotic Vital Suits, players will encounter Akrid of all shapes and sizes leading up to the desperate battle against the enormous Category G Akrid which has made appearances at E3, Comic Con, and GamesCom.

The demo is a brief glimpse into the world and possibilities of Lost Planet 2, highlighting the range of weaponry available to players while showing off the high definition graphical capabilities of MT Framework 2.0, the latest version of Capcom’s proprietary 3D game engine. The first generation of MT Framework powered Capcom games like Dead Rising, the original Lost Planet and Devil May Cry 4, while an updated 1.5 version made possible the award-winning visuals of Resident Evil 5.

God of War 3 Demo Included In GoW Collection

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Sony confirmed today that the E3 demo for God of War 3 will be included with the God of War Collection, which is scheduled to be released on November 10. The game will come with a voucher code to download the demo from the PlayStation Network (since it’s not on the disc, that might indicate they plan to release the demo to everyone sometime in the future). The PS3 collection runs $39.99 and seems like a pretty good deal if you haven’t played any of the series, especially with the God of War III demo included.

Brutal Legend: Kabbage Boy

After watching the video, I’m really excited to try out the demo. The dialog seems really well done, I don’t know just seems like the game will be awesome. I especially like:

“From time to time, Brutal Legend may need to utilize strong language in order to accurately portray the authentic roadie experience to the player.”

It’s so true, what is the roadie experience without strong language?

The King of Fighters XII Coming July 28

Both the Xbox 360 and PS3 version of The King of Fighters XII will be out July 28th. I really think they did an amazing job with the graphics, I like this style more then Street Fighter IV’s. More screenshots below…

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Marvel Vs. Capcom 2 Coming to Xbox 360, PS3

Marvel Vs. Capcom 2 Coming to Xbox 360 PS3

Marvel Vs. Capcom 2 is probably my favorite fighting game, ever. Sure, it’s not balanced, but it’s fun seeing so many different characters beat the crap out of each other. HD graphics can’t hurt, or online play.

The full press release and more images below…

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Street Fighter IV Championship Mode Dated

Championship Mode allows players to participate in Street Fighter IV tournaments, and watch replays of tournaments. Both of which seem awesome, but even awesomer is that it’s totally free. The mode will be available April 24 on both Xbox Live and PlayStation Network. More details after the link…

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G.I. JOE: The Rise of Cobra Website

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G.I. JOE: The Rise of Cobra is basically like the movie but a video game, I think. And now there’s an awesome EA website for the game, here.

The only G.I. JOE action figure I remember owning is this girl with a hot pink shirt on. I think that’s really weird, it’s like buying 4-LOM as your one and only Star Wars action figure, why? I feel like I should have gotten someone like Lady Jaye or Baroness or whatever, not some random hot pink shirt girl. Let me search for “hot pink shirt g.i. joe” and see if I can figure out her name…

Ok, her name is Zarana, luckily she’s in the top 5 G.I. JOE babes list (why?):

Zarana’s look was a straddle between punk, new wave and lesbian chic, which is a lot to handle when you’re a kid. But her character’s “filecard” (the cardboard piece attached to the plastic casing holding the figurine) depicted Zarana in a low cut shirt displaying a hefty chest and cleavage which made it the raciest file card, by far.

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I don’t understand why young me would:

a) Not choose another action figure like Snake Eyes or Destro.
b) Of all girls choose the “punk, new wave and lesbian chic” girl.

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Dead Space Release Date Pushed Forward?

It’s not often that a video game release date gets moved forward, I honestly can’t remember the last time a game has come out early. Well, until now that is. Dead Space will now officially be coming out on October 14th. And by October 14th I mean shipping on the 14th and you won’t be able to play it until the 15th but for some reason game stores advertise the 14th, which is not awesome but whatever.

They’ve also setup a pretty cool website at noknownsurvivors.com.