Archive for category Trophies
We are glad to announce that the first official PS3Blog.net Red Dead Redemption game night is tonight.
On Saturday June 26th from 8:30PM EST -11:00PM EST or later, Sinlock and Demerson will be co-hosting and evening of dust-up gunfighting.
At 8:30 Sinlock will host a Pre-game in Public Free Roam to help others earn the “Have Gun Will Travel’ and “Hit the Trail” Trophies.
At 9:00PM the Official game will begin, We will move to a Private Free Roam game that will be invite only*.
At 10:00PM Things get personal with Gang match ups, Free for all, Gold rush, Grab the bag, and other ways of murder.
Battlefield: Bad Company 2 geeks are going to be in for a treat today and tomorrow as DICE release their eagerly awaited Onslaught Mode. The new mode is due to hit the US today (22nd June) with Europe getting a taste of the action tomorrow (23rd June).
With the price of the mode expected to be around $9.99 (US) and 8.99 Euros, I’m sure fans of the franchise will pull out their wallet blindfolded to pay for the expansion pack. The new mode is to be a 4-player co-op mode facing waves of computer controlled enemies. If you think you’re just going to spawn, run around like a lunatic and shoot everything that moves – think again!
The maps which will feature this mode are Valpariso, Atacama Desert, Isla Innocentes and Nelson Bay. This feature is sure to keep you busy for quite some time until the much talked about Vietnam pack hits the BC2 store this Winter.
Soldiers – at ease!
Though this error has happened in the past (8001050F), but it had never happened on this scale, the outage seems to be worldwide, and affecting a huge majority of users. It’s causing people to lose trophy data, inability to access even single player games (like Heavy Rain) and causes some corrupted data. Jeff Rubenstein of SCEA has updated the public on the official blog stating:
We’re aware that many of you are having difficulty connecting to the PlayStation Network this evening. Those of you with “slim” PS3s (the 120/250 GB models) appear to be unaffected.
Know that we have narrowed down the issue and have engineers working to restore service even as you read this. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you, and genuinely appreciate your patience while we work to resolve this.
Is the not-affecting-slim deal accurate? I feel a lot of folks here have a Slim and are having the same problem, so it seems more universal than being isolated to the fat systems. Since they know what’s causing the issue, it should be back up in due time. One thing I definitely advise you to do, though, is not to attempt to play ANY games just in case the error irreversibly deletes all trophy data. Apparently other things affected are downloadables (DLC, movies etc), saying the content wasn’t purchased or something along those lines, so just to be on the safe side, don’t use your PS3 until the issue is resolved, even if you haven’t tried to see if you’ve gotten the errors.
Also, this site has been hit with heavy traffic, so you may get some Internal Server Errors, so to save up on some of the bandwidth, Tosh currently only has 1 post on the home page and I opted not to use an image on this to more effectively get the word out to our readers.
This error is happening on non-connected PS3s as well, which means there’s something wrong with the firmware. People are calling it the Y2K10 or 02/28/2K10 bug, since it usually reverts the system clock back to 1999. For some reason, this affects almost everything else as well, and the only probable fix will be a firmware update. Some folks are thinking that the PS3 and the system clock want to recognize 2010 as a leap year, and the calendar says “no way dude, that’s not for a couple years”, and the conflict is causing the system to crap all over itself. I still advise to not even bother touching the system until the issue is resolved, though (manually setting the clock won’t work either).
And yeah, it’s confirmed the Slim systems are just fine. Sounds like a definite incompatibility issue with the firmware and the older models.
Stephen Peterson (Lead QA Tester on God of War II and Camera Designer on God of War III). Gives us tips to attain one of the harder trophies in the game. Thanks for the heads up GM – Luke.
Due to popular demand, Sony will be adding better trophy viewing support online. There’s some pretty cool stuff there. Also, it’s about time we get an updated version of the portable ID over here in the states (I still think it’d be nice if we could pick from different resolutions). Sounds like they got quite a few things going on there. Here are the details from the Official PlayStation Blog:
- View detailed info on your trophies on PlayStation.com
- Compare your trophies with multiple friends and other PSN ID’s
- Compare details on trophies within each game
- Track your progress to the next level against friends
- See what trophies you have and what you still need to unlock for each game
- Use the sorting features to plan your game domination
Keep in mind, they did say available later this week, but no exact date was specified. Will probably go into effect Friday, though.