i'm probably going to rent it or try it at a friend's, but i don't think i will buy it. the next game i buy will be Halo.guys on PS3, there was a big hack/fuckup with the PS Network if you have the older body style. you definitely want to read about it. apparently, on feb.28, 2010, the internal clock on the ps3 reset to 2000 and somehow rendered the PS Network useless.
It seems that a major worldwide firmware bug has affected most PlayStation 3s, preventing the consoles from connecting to the PlayStation Network and in many cases (including our own) not allowing for offline game play. The problem, whatever it is, compromises all PS3 consoles aside from the newer PS3 Slim.
We've been keeping an eye on the official PlayStation Twitter feed and blog which claims that Sony has narrowed down the issue, though 12 hours after the bug (error 8001050F) was first reported most systems remain paralyzed. At first it seemed the crisis centralized around trophy support, while other reports laid blame on the console's internal clock and calendar.
Perhaps the most bizarre element to this whole debacle is the fact that there was no firmware update to trigger the problem. It seems every PS3 (aside from the Slim) is vulnerable to this glitch regardless of whether or not the console is connected to the Internet.
Coming off the release of what's arguably the best PS3 exclusive game in some time--Heavy Rain--most PS3 owners will have to wait it out until they can continue playing. Let's just hope the bug doesn't delete game saves.
We'll be updating this post as the situation develops.