Sony intends to "keep you better informed" about the PlayStation Network and as such, here's a friendly PSA.

If you check the PlayStation Blog , Matthew Harper of the "recently-formed PlayStation Digital Platforms Community Management Team" has alerted us to the PSN maintenance scheduled for Monday, April 16.

It's just routine maintenance, apparently, but it will last approximately 13 hours; running between 6:00 a.m. PDT / 9:00 a.m. EDT and 7:00 p.m. PDT / 10:00 p.m. EDT. During this span of time, users won't be able to access the Store, Home, Account Management, or play games online, and PSN enabled websites won't service users, either (that includes the Blog). For updates and the notice that will tell you when everything is back up and running at full capacity, reference the PlayStation Twitter feed .

So if you've got any online-related stuff penciled in for the day, you're going to have to postpone. Not that we think gamers "pencil in" time to spend on the Network but hey, what do we know? Maybe some people are just that organized. Or anal. Whatever.

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JLB1
JLB1
9 years ago

I've been on a gaming break for the past couple days. Pouring hours upon hours of gaming takes its toll on you. Before my break, I was playing some Dark Souls. I'm cursed right now, but I'll get that sorted out whenever I get back to it.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
9 years ago

Sometimes that down time is absolutely vital. Then you come back all fresh and excited.

BikerSaint
BikerSaint
9 years ago

Hey,
I'll often leave a game when I'm stuck in the same spot for a few hours.

And it always seems that I come away with a different perspective of it when I come back to it & quickly get past my "stuck spot".

Just one of those "Damn, I couldn't see the forest through the trees" moments I guess

Killa Tequilla
Killa Tequilla
9 years ago

Nice I got single player business to do anyway.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
9 years ago

Good to know just so I don't think it's my network all farked up. Though I don't think Netflix plays when the network is down anymore (it did during the massive outage) so that sucks but I'll survive.

By sheer coincidence (I assure you), I won't be accepting any multiplayer invitations on that day anyway.

firesoul453
firesoul453
9 years ago

Good! I have so many single player games I keep putting off.

sunspider13
sunspider13
9 years ago

That's fine, I'm near the end (I think) of Skyrim. Just have the main quest and the civil war quests to do now. I'm working on getting my smithing up and killing dragons. So no worries here.

___________
___________
9 years ago

AGAIN!?
my god theve turned it into a weekly routine!
makes you wonder what there doing………

Underdog15
Underdog15
9 years ago

Makes me wonder what YOU'RE doing….

___________
___________
9 years ago

WTF?
what does that have to do with anything?
im running around mad trying to find a new pair of headphones if you must know………

Underdog15
Underdog15
9 years ago

*facepalm*

ulsterscot
ulsterscot
9 years ago

this is why xbox was invented – as a back up machine …

AcHiLLiA
AcHiLLiA
9 years ago

Nintendo would be my back up machine any day than M$ Xbox.

TheHighlander
TheHighlander
9 years ago

I thought that it was invented as a doorstop?

BikerSaint
BikerSaint
9 years ago

Wasn't the 360 invented as a back-up heater????
LOL

Underdog15
Underdog15
9 years ago

@Bikersaint
I use it to defrost chicken

79transam
79transam
9 years ago

I have em both

Zen_Zarab
Zen_Zarab
9 years ago

I'll be asleep when the maintenance starts and I'll be awake shortly before it ends. I got back into Skyrim anyway. xD

Underdog15
Underdog15
9 years ago

I'll be working most of that anyways. Then I'll be with the wife and baby. By the time they go to bed and I play games, it will be online for over an hour anyways.

No bother for me, at all.

AcHiLLiA
AcHiLLiA
9 years ago

U wear any headsets so u don't disturb the love ones?
That's what I do some of the time.

Underdog15
Underdog15
9 years ago

Sometimes, yeah. I look like a dork with those massive Sony headphones on, but damnit, what great sound!

Ichigo40
Ichigo40
9 years ago

OMG NOOO!!!! haha just kidding. This is fine with me I've been working on my "games to beat list" anyways so it wont even effect me.

TheHighlander
TheHighlander
9 years ago

Cue the panic on the Intenet as many gamers who don't bother reading news, or other sources discover no PSN and go ballistic.

BikerSaint
BikerSaint
9 years ago

Won't effect me as I'm not only a SP mode player, I usually don't start my gaming marathons until late night anyway.

smileylyon
smileylyon
9 years ago

Meh, no biggie. Patch 1.2 released for SWTOR and that's the game that's been sucking my life away! LOVE IT!!!!

RICHIECOQUI
RICHIECOQUI
9 years ago

For some reason i was able to play assassin creed multiplayer!! diffrent network right???

Robochic
Robochic
9 years ago

no big deal, i usually only play single player plus the kids steal it to play angry birds.

TheCanadianGuy
TheCanadianGuy
9 years ago

games were working online fine i was playing uncharted MP today