How Do You Survive This Storm?

So by now you have probably discovered that your PlayStation 3 cannot connect to PSN, thus you are unable to access the PlayStation Store, listen to music on Qriocity, spam your buddies with random emails, or play a nice game of the new Mortal Kombat online.

Well, truth be told, it’s not the end of the world, and with these simple suggestions, we at PSNation feel that you will survive being “virtually” snowed in, and live to boast about it.

Tip 1:  Read this Article:  After all, you have nothing better to do….unless (see Tip 2).

Tip 2:  Play the single player mode:  Most, if not all, of the recent releases sport a great story mode (yes, even Mortal Kombat).  Missing the online mode of Socom?  Why not try going through the story on the hardest setting and hone your skills for when this storm clears?  Or, if you have already beat the story mode, why not launch some bots and practice on them?  Go ahead, talk to them as if they were your buddies, no one will know.

Tip 3:  Backlog, baby:  That’s right.  If you are true gamer, you will probably have a legion of games that have not been completed, and if you’re like me, some haven’t even left their wrappings.  Time to fire up Ratchet and Clank Future: Crack in Time and complete it once and for all.  And incidentally, we have a backlog review of that game on the site.  Which leads me to…

Tip 4:  Catch up on some old news stories on PSNation.org.  We love the attention.  And speaking of attention…

Tip 5:  Download past episodes of the PSNation Podcast (I’m talking OLD episodes) and listened to them on your PS3 (yes, you can still listen to your own music).  Make sure to do this in the dark with nothing but your underwear on.

Tip 6:  Watch a DVD or BluRay:  Even if your buddies are ragging on you about the PS3 “Not doing everything, after all,” put a BluRay on and enjoy.  See, unlike an unmentioned console, you still have your PS3 around when things like this happen.  It’s not in a box being shipped for repairs.  That said…

Tip 7:  Play a game on another console.  Come on, we’re all gamers here.  We love our PlayStations and swear by them, but gamers love games, and if you have a 360 sitting around, or just bought a fancy 3DS, now is the time to give it some love.  They feel, you know.

And last, but certainly not least. ..

Tip 8:  Send PSNation Podcast an email explaining what you are doing to pass the time during this ApocalyPS3.  The ones with the most interesting story will probably NOT be read on the podcast, but you never know.

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  • If your email is not read, it’s all Josh’s fault!

  • Anonymous

    play some games on the iPad

    • Good suggestion.

      I suggest Sword and Sworcery on Ipad. Great game to pass the time.

    • Good suggestion.

      I suggest Sword and Sworcery on Ipad. Great game to pass the time.

  • Anonymous

    You could go onto forums and rage about how your life is ruined due to the PSN downtime… well, it seems like it’s a popular option, anyway.

    • Anonymous

      The high from going on the forums and raging is matched only by going on the forums and laughing at the rage hounds. It’s as good a source of entertainment as any.

  • You can also use the time to backup your system.

  • Anonymous

    single player portal 2

  • I always listen to PSNATION in my underwear

  • Would be playing Killzone 3 right now but instead I’m playing some Gravity Crash PSP!

  • Anonymous

    Sony should prorate and refund the amount of money out of what we paid for the downtime that’s occurring. What’s 2 days worth of $0/year?

  • I’ve been doing this crazy thing called work and I havnt been able to play since the service went down. Hopefully it will be back up tonight because I have a 3 day weekend coming up, if it’s still down, then it’s Portal 2 which I can play via steam without being on PSN and I can get credited with the trophies later on. Other wise, I’ll be playing Socom 4 single player and I got Killzone 3 single player as well and I can get accustomed to using move with these games. I also play single player franchise mode in MLB 11 the show. So take your time Sony. I do feel like calling Sony and complaining since I’m a PS plus member and I feel like I deserve something extra since the service was down for a few days so far.

  • Anonymous

    Will and have been using this time to…

    1. Play on the xbox (feels like I’m having an affair, all be it with a cheap skank)
    2. Check to see if it’s back on.
    3. Watch a blu-ray.
    4. Check to see if it’s back on.
    5. Cry a bit.

    Then I repeat the whole thing again

  • Anonymous

    I will be spending a large chunk of this weekend and next week after finals clearing out the backlog. I only get a week off before the summer semester starts and I have to be at the college @ 8am daily.

  • i think it’s not ApocalyPS3 (as in 2010), but ApocalyPSN ’11 and as for tip #5 why the underwear? i mean……. i never use that stuff .

  • Anonymous

    you just had to go and say that stuff about anonymous on show 211. and look what happened. With the down time I am hanging out with Lara Croft Tomb Raider Trilogy, so i am getting back in touch with Lara. she has been away for awhile still looks good. boobs are boobs, real or not.

  • Anonymous

    finally started borderlands. I hope the trophies still sync after the network rebuild.