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PSN down again in August 2013, heads-up

The PS4 can’t come around soon enough, especially when you think of all the constant PSN outages on the PS3 which continue to be a major cause of frustration for gamers. This week, we have a heads-up to give you now, with Sony sending out word that another lengthy PSN maintenance period will be occurring this Thursday on August 22.

It obviously isn’t the first lengthy maintenance period that we have had this year and we’re willing to bet it won’t be the last one either before the PS4 arrives at the end of the year. Sony has promised that PS4 system updates and maintenance periods will happen behind the scenes, ensuring that gamers won’t have to endure the long periods of time away from gaming as what we have seen with the PS3 lifecycle.

For those planning a gaming session on Thursday, you’ll need to know that certain aspects of the PSN will be offline from 12pm Pacific Time, lasting a total of period of six and a half hours. That means that you’ll be able to resume normal activity from 6.30pm in the evening, or from 8pm-2.30am for our readers over in the UK.

Fortunately though, you’ll still be able to engage in online multiplayer, as long as you remained signed into the PSN before the maintenance period begins. To do this though, you’ll obviously need to keep your console running if you are away from the home, so it may not be a viable option for everyone.

Sony has once again said that the reason for the maintenance is to ensure that users receive the “best online games experience on PSN” possible. It seems like we have at least one outage event each month though, and that can’t be good. Are you looking forward to the end of these maintenance periods when the PS4 arrives?

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Written by Alan Ng

Alan has been working for Product-Reviews since 2009 and became the Editor-in-chief in 2014. He has a passion for technology, the latest mobile phones and gadgets, and the gaming industry. Alan is a graduate of Canterbury Christ Church University and completed a B.A in Commercial Music in 2008. While expressing a keen interest in all areas that PR cover, you'll usually find Alan in the gaming section, where he'll be keeping enthusiasts up to date on all the latest news and reviews for consoles and PC.

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