Say what you want about the Titanic, at least it only went down once. Sony's PlayStation Network? At times it feels like that ship sinks more than it swims. That isn't actually the case, of course, but frequent maintenance following the high-profile hack job last year means more periods of downtime than gamers would like, including today. If all goes to schedule, PSN will turn back on at midnight PST.
Sony pulled PSN offline at 6AM this morning for routine maintenance, and while "most online play will be unaffected," the following services are out of commission until late tonight:
PlayStation Store on PS3, PSP, and Media Go
PlayStation Network Account Management
PlayStation Account Registration
PlayStation HomeMusic Unlimited & Video Unlimited services
You also won't be able to sign in to PSN from u.playstation.com or the PlayStation Blog, Sony says. As always, you'll still be able to collect in-game Trophies while PSN is offline.