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[5]: Comment by Kroc
by nt_jerkface on Mon 29th Mar 2010 17:23 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by Kroc"
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We have seen bedroom coders go pro this gen that started out on the consoles. There are indy developers that started with XNA and an idea and are now forming their own companies.

Having an open system does not guarantee anything. Game developers like the fact that consoles have much lower piracy rates than the pc. An open system just means open for piracy.

Here's that healthy ecosystem you were talking about:

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