As I write this post, I’m playing Green Mucus Download Bar: The Game that Sony requires you to play at least once every month. This is a useless software update that prepares Sony for the PSN’s second coming.
“We have been working on a new PS3 system software update that requires all PSN users to change their password once PlayStation Network is restored,” says VP of Sony Network Entertainment Eric Lempel. “The update (v3.61) is mandatory and is available now.”
The blog update seen in the official Play Station Blog also states that, as an added layer of security (you know, that thing Sony is so good at), PlayStation 3 users can only change their passwords through their own respective PS3s or one in which a PSN account was activated. However, the changing of the passwords will occur once the PSN is back online. Sony did not mention when the network will go back online.
So, in short, this update was completely pointless, PSN is still down, and we still don’t know when it will be online. Things remain the same, and nothing has happened; whoopedoo. I apologize if I robbed you of your time with this news post that literally had no update.
[UPDATE: Sony has released a video update with Kazuo Hirai speaking about PSN restoration happening throughout the course of the following week.]
Article from Gamersyndrome.com