I’ve been reading this wonderful tech-support site today, Chronicles of George, sent to me by my co-worker Jeff. If you have ever been in a troubleshooting environment, you probably had someone at your company who was nearly this bad.
Symptoms of the bug include your PS3’s internal clock being reset to Jan. 1, 2000; the inability to set the clock via the Internet, or to connect to the PSN at all; PSN video store rentals that won’t play, even though their rental windows haven’t expired; and, worst of all, disappearing “trophy” data for some games, with the message “Failed to install trophies; please exit your game” when you try to launch the said games.
They state that the problem was likely caused by a bug in the clock functionality incorporated in the system, reminiscent of the Y2K bug a decade ago. The problem is affecting older PlayStation 3 models, but not the newest slim version that went on sale in September.
This once again proves that Xbox 360 is better than Playstation 3!