After last week’s European downtime, the US arm of the PlayStation Network is also taking a Thursday night break for regular maintenance. Somewhat unusually, you will still be able to sign into the PSN during the “downtime”, but only if you’ve used your PSN ID over the last few days – so maybe check in with it now. Online play and all applications are expected to function as normal, but the PlayStation Store and Account Management will be locked for the duration. The outage is expected to last about two hours, and will run from run from 12:00 midnight PDT to 2:00AM PDT on August 2. Visit the US PS Blog for more information.