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Sony Warns Not to Turn on PS3s

Both online and offline gameplay is affected for some titles, Sony is looking into it

The bad news is that owners of older Playstation 3 units may find themselves unable to play a variety of games due to a bug in the console firmware or software. The good news is that Sony is on top of the problem and working towards a solution.

Jeff Rubenstein, Sony's Social Media Manager posted an official blog yesterday night, stating:

We’re aware that many of you are having difficulty connecting to the PlayStation Network this evening.

 
 
 

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