Well, I was planning to turn on my PS3 tonight, if at least to take a screenshot of what I would expect to be a screwed up console. That ain’t happening folks, especially not after Sony’s latest update, in which they effectively tell people with the old-style PS3 not to turn it on!
We hope to resolve this problem within the next 24 hours. In the meantime, if you have a model other than the new slim PS3, we advise that you do not use your PS3 system, as doing so may result in errors in some functionality, such as recording obtained trophies, and not being able to restore certain data.
It all but looks like the bug is being caused by the PS3 thinking that today is February 29, 2010 in some weird manifestation of what people call the Y2K+10 bug. Ah well, guess I’ll be watching my media through my PC for once tonight!