In a dramatic break from tradition, this news item isn’t just something I’ve sourced from the usual press outlets — it’s something I’ve actually dealt with. Just yesterday my friend in the UK got ahold of me on Yahoo and mentioned that she couldn’t play Assassin’s Creed 2 on her PS3 because of some “trophy error” or something. Confused at first, I ran through every technical solution I knew to try and help her out, but to no avail. A bit of research on the net revealed that this problem ran deeper than I had at first imagined.
A relatively new outbreak, it seems to be leap year date-related, and seems to only affect certain older models of the PS3 — preventing users from signing into PSN or playing any of their games with trophies. Yow, thank goodness I have a slim now. Anyway, apparently Sony is aware of the problem and working around the clock to come up with a solution.