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PlayStation Network Goes Down Today for Maintenance

Just a quick reminder for all you PlayStation Network users: The PSN will go down today for what sounds like a piece of heavy-duty maintenance. While previous maintenance outages have been limited in scope, today’s will be different. According to Sony, users logged into the network prior to the outage will be signed out and no user will be able to login once the outage begins. And it will go on for quite a while.

According to Engadget, the maintenance will begin at 3 P.M. EST today and end some 14 hours later at 5 A.M. EST tomorrow. Sony is encouraging users to follow their Twitter account for the latest news about the outage, which has already been delayed once.

From the PSN blog:

This significant PSN maintenance period is expected to start at just after noon Pacific and will last for several hours, until approximately 2am Pacific on Monday, March 5. Unlike typical maintenance events, consumers who are already signed-in to PSN will be signed-out, and consumers will be unable to sign in for the duration of the maintenance window. During this time, users won’t be able to access the PlayStation Store, PlayStation Home, Account Management or play online.

Perhaps today would be a good day to read a book.

(via Engadget)

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