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PSA: PlayStation Network Down For Maintenance This Week

Attention PlayStation gamers: Sony has announced that PSN will undergo maintenance this week for an estimated 3.5 hours.

The maintenance addresses back-end improvements, and will start Thursday, February 12 from 9 AM to 12:30 PM Pacific time.

If you're already signed in on your PS4 (that's designated as your primary system), PS3, or Vita before it begins, you will still be able to play games and access apps like Netflix while the work is being done. However, account management, the PSN store, and PlayStation Home will not be available during the time PSN is down.

[Source: PlayStation Support Forums] – The Feed

PSA: PlayStation Network Going Down For Four Hours Due To Maintenance This Week

You might want to change your Thursday multiplayer plans.

Starting Thursday, January 15 and 9:00 a.m. PT and going until 1:00 p.m. PT that afternoon, access to the PlayStation Network will be limited.

According to Sony, the downtime will allow for the deployment of, "a series of back-end improvements to the network." Applications like Netflix will still function, as well as online play (at your own risk, of course), but the PlayStation Store, PlayStation Home, and the ability to manage your account will not be available.

[Source: @AskPlayStation, PlayStation] – The Feed

Extensive PSN maintenance scheduled for November 17

Heads up, PlayStation owners: Sony plans to bring the PlayStation Network down on Monday, November 17 to “deploy a series of back-end improvements to the network.”

According to a notice on the, PSN will be unavailable for…
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PSA: Nintendo eShop undergoing maintenance today

Nintendo’s Wii U and 3DS eShop services are intermittently down this evening until 5:00 p.m. Pacific (8:00 p.m. Eastern), the company noted in an update on its network status and maintenance site. Additionally, the Wii Shopping Channel and Nintendo…
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PSA: Destiny Beta Going Down For Maintenance Tomorrow, Iron Banner Event Back On

The Destiny beta is currently going strong, but it will be going down for maintenance starting tomorrow.

The beta will return on Wednesday July, 23. When it does return on Wednesday, Xbox One gamers will be able to join in.

Additionally, the Iron Banner event, which lasted two hours yesterday is currently up again, and will continue to go until 7 PM PT tonight.

[Source: @Bungie] – The Feed

Nintendo eShops Receiving “Extended Maintenance” On Thursday

Both the eShops for the Wii U and 3DS will be undergoing extended maintenance on Thursday afternoon.

According to Nintendo's network maintenance page, starting at 1:00 p.m. PT and until 5:00 p.m. PT, Wii U and 3DS eShops will be undergoing maintenance. During that time, services may not disappear entirely, but Nintendo warns, "During the extended maintenance, parts of the affected services may be intermittently unavailable."

Along with the eShop maintenance, from Monday, March 10 starting at 5:00 p.m. PT and until Tuesday, March 11, 7:00 a.m. PT, online ranking and gameplay for Pokémon X and Pokémon Y will be affected by maintenance.

[Source: Nintendo, via Nintendo Life, NeoGAF]


Our Take
The hope is that Nintendo is prepping its eShop servers for something exciting, but in reality, it's probably just some normal maintenance to keep everything running smoothly. If you've been putting off purchasing anything from the store, make sure to do it before Thursday. – The Feed

PSN maintenance scheduled for a six-hour session on Jan. 27

Sony has announced it will perform PlayStation Network maintenance on Monday, January 27, beginning at 9:30 AM Pacific (12:30 PM Eastern). The downtime is expected to run for six hours, until 3:30 PM Pacific (6:30 PM Eastern).

“If you’ve signed in …
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PSA: PSN Down For Maintenance Next Monday

The network problems PlayStation 4 owners faced shortly after the system's launch are just a memory now, but Sony is temporarily bringing the service off line next week to run maintenance.

Earlier today the official PlayStation twitter accounted tweeted the following heads up:

"Update: Network maintenance is scheduled for Monday, January 27th from approximately 9:30am to 3:30pm Pacific Time."

Keep this in mind if you're planning a morning/afternoon online session Next Monday with your Vita, PS3, or PS4. – The Feed

Grand Theft Auto Online maintenance deals with cheaters


GTA: Online has had quite a few bumps since it went live back in October, but the 24 hour maintenance from 9 p.m. January 15th to January 16th will help with one of the bigger ones. Recently, some players have been able to game the system and give themselves, and other players, obscene amounts of  in game cash.

Per Rockstar:

“In recent weeks, a small number of Grand Theft Auto Online players sought to exploit the game by generating and distributing game-breaking amounts of in-game cash, disrupting the experience for other players.

We will continue to issue title updates on an ongoing basis to counter the negative impact this has had on gameplay, and as part of today’s maintenance period, we are removing the counterfeit GTA$ from the game’s economy. Anyone that innocently received GTA$ as a result of these exploits but did not engage in cheating to acquire it will not face any further action – the funds will just be removed , and you’ll be able to keep any items you currently own.

Those who actively engaged in cheating and exploiting the game in this manner will, however, be subject to in-game penalties at our discretion. This may include being placed in isolated cheater pools or banned from GTA Online altogether.”

A large concern stemming from the community was how Rockstar was going to deal with people who accidentally received some of the dirty money, either not by choice or collecting one of the billion dollar bounties that have been put up due to the broken money system. They can rest easy knowing that only the original glitching players will be dealt with and no ban hammer will follow the money trail.

Will this bring you back to GTA: Online or are you still waiting for heists like me?

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[Updated] Grand Theft Auto Online Going Down For Maintenance Tonight

Update: Rockstar has announced that Grand Theft Auto Online is back in action ahead of schedule.

Rockstar posted the following good news today on its official website:

"Update Jan 16 – We’re happy to report this maintenance has now been completed and Grand Theft Auto Online is back up and running. Thanks again everyone for your patience."


Original Story:

If you had plans to team up with some friends for some online GTA mayhem, you're going to need to reschedule. Grand Theft Auto Online is going down at 9:00pm Eastern time, and staying offline through tomorrow.

According a post on the Rockstar support forums, the maintenance is to take 24 hours or less.

Our Take
Even though you may want to play some GTA Online during the downtime, it's hard to complain about developers taking the time to ensure their games can continue operating. It just comes with the territory in online gaming. – The Feed