Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 29th Mar 2010 12:59 UTC, submitted by NiceGuyEddie
Games The PlayStation 3 Slim already had an ability penalty of -35 Geekiness because of its lack of the "Install Other OS" option, and now the regular PlayStation 3 will follow in its footsteps. A PS3 firmware update, scheduled to land April 1, will disable this option on regular PS3s as well. This, dear readers, is what we in the business call a "testicle move", especially since only a few weeks ago, Sony bold-facedly claimed the feature would not be removed.
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RE[2]: Comment by Kroc
by Kroc on Mon 29th Mar 2010 16:15 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by Kroc"
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Because it had 6’000 games, many of which came from bedroom coders. Where do you think Code Masters came from? People like the Oliver Twins. Many of the companies and the people in them making games today came from the Commodore 64 / Spectrum era.

Sony and Nintendo are ensuring that developing on their platforms is only available to a select few that climb the ranks, get the lucky breaks, are in the biggest companies with enough money; where as back in the C64 days talent came from the freedom users had at home.

The PSX era was written on the back of the bedroom coding era, Code Masters et al. Without the C64 there would not have been as many good PSX games like Colin McRae Rally.

If the PS3 and Wii were open to development by anybody then the next generation of programmers would be cheaper, more creative and producing much, much more innovative stuff than Kill Death 3: The Sequeliser.

Edited 2010-03-29 16:18 UTC

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