Recently Sony added the long awaited 3.00 Firmware update to the PS Vita roster. This update added the PS4 Remote Play app, as well as it changed some features of apps that were already available on earlier Vita firmware.
Today, November 9th I have reached out to PlayStation for help regarding a menacing error code. This error is both inconsistent and annoying but more importantly prevents me from using, what to me are key features of, the PlayStation Network.
This is the problem I and it seem others encounter;
I am on the latest PS Vita firmware namely FW 3.00. When trying to launch any Vita application that requires a “check in” with PlayStation Network things go “loopy”. The user is asked to sign in to PSN and gets prompted with the login screen. Then after entering the correct login information, the Vita briefly connects to PSN (as proven by the display of available messages) only to lead the user to another prompt telling them to sign in. (Welcome to Groundhog Day).
After taking a closer look at the PSN settings, which is located under settings app >> PSN it seems that I can “sign in” to PSN. Doing so isn’t much of a help because that act doesn’t seem to save. However it did show me the correct error code E-82e00067
I initially assumed that Sony was working behind the scenes to get PSN ready for the PS4 launch and that was what caused this error. But recent information show that PlayStation has again changed their Terms of Agreement but haven’t implemented a way for Vita gamers to agree with those new terms.
The crazy part is that the PlayStation Store works just fine. I can buy and download products without any problem.
Why is this so annoying?
Well personally I frequently game online, use media apps, use social apps like Party and the Messages app but it is not only a mere inconvenience.
Last month PlayStation held a promotional campaign offering $10 PSN credit on every $50 spend on PSN products during. The rewards have started to roll out with PlayStation sending out emails and messages on PSN. The problem is I almost never check the special email I’ve set up for my PlayStation account. The only reason I did now was because I was actively seeking my reward. If I hadn’t this error might have prevented me from redeeming the code before it expired.
I will update on this story when PlayStation solves this problem.
*Update: it seems our friends over at thevitalounge have found a solution to this problem by going to the agreeing to the new ToS on the PlayStation website.
Sony themselves have not yet given me an official statement.
What do you guys think how Sony keeps chancing their Terms of Agreement? Did this error effect you? You can show your support for this kind of article by sharing through the usual social suspects; aka Google+ Twitter Facebook ect. Contact me directly on twitter @italkgame or leave a comment below.
*Update Playstation’s Shid Shuman was so kind to pick up my question and his reply is;
@italkgame try logging into the online SEN store and accepting the new Terms of Service – I’ve heard that works