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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i feel like i've been given a finger from sony.

i can understand cutting out linux off slim ps3, but this is a bit too much. soon they will disable ps2 compatibility from older models, so that people will have to re-buy their ps2 games through psn to run them on their ps3s.

i was hoping to eventually get a second hand fat ps3 just for linux, but i guess they're going to get even more scarce as people will eventually update them before selling them off.

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