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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It's also fueled to some degree by completely unbalanced statistics. When gaming consoles are compared, the hardware sales and game sales are combined into that Wii X$, PS3 X$ figures. When they include the data for gaming on PC, they count only the game sales ignoring the game related hardware sales (as if someone buys 200$ of GPU not to game). As a result, the "market share" figures that come out show PC gaming in a woe-full state.

I can't take the copyright infringement claims seriously as soon as the "piracy" buzzword is involved. Copyright infringement is not justifiable by the way they fight it currently is ineffective to the point of only promoting more use of cracked versions. The term is also rarely used by someone who has either a true sense of it's meaning or desire to discuss copyright without fear tactics.

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