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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Having not RTFA, and not knowing if this topic is addressed... I'm fairly confident that I do own my PS3; there's a reason that modding it would get me banned from PSN and void my warranty, but not get me sued. It wouldn't be illegal for me to run my own firmware/OS on the thing, if I found a way to do so.

Honestly, I've never really got the impression that Sony was particularly committed to the OtherOS functionality; given that it already wasn't available on the new PS3 slims, nobody should be surprised by this move. And this is far from the first time that Sony's flat-out lied in a press release. Not that I'm excusing them, mind, it's just that it's not surprising at all.

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