PlayStation Network trouble should now be over
The PlayStation Network has been down, which left parents with the horrifying prospect of having to talk to their children. Students were staring down the barrel of having to do something that involved standing up.
It was all very touch-and-go, as the PSN was offline all over the world.
So, if you were trying to play online last night, and couldn't, it wasn't just your console, and in fact, it was an issue that was facing pretty much everyone.
If you tried to log-in, you will have seen a message which told you that the network was undergoing maintenance. Now, Sony hadn't announced that they'd be doing some routine maintenance work or whatever, and Sony hadn't updated their official status page to say that they were doing it.
Sony eventually acknowledged the outage, with a message that said: "Our engineers are working to resolve the issue as soon as possible, and we thank you for your patience."
The good news is that, for the most part, the issue has been resolved and that the PlayStation Network is back up and running, and all services seem to be AOK. If you were planning on sitting in your underpants all day, playing against people on your PS4, you can! Might be worth stocking up on adult nappies and Frazzles first though.