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[3]: Comment by Kroc
by nt_jerkface on Mon 29th Mar 2010 16:33 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by Kroc"
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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.

It sounds to me like you don't even follow console gaming. Modern consoles have channels for indy developers and all platforms have innovative titles. If any platform has stagnated in genre focus it is the pc with the constant focus on MMOs. Highly polished, single player games are often being skipped on the pc due to low sales which are likely from a combination of MMO addiction and piracy. Games like 3D Dot heroes and Alan Wake are going to consoles, not the pc. Software economics matter more than how open a platform is.

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