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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Bad idea for the stated reasons
by izomiac on Mon 29th Mar 2010 18:42 UTC
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AFAIK the PS3 has remained mostly uncracked. I would suspect that this is in no small part because they provided this feature. I.e. many of the hackers capable of it were satisfied with this offering. So, now they've removed that safeguard and pissed off said hackers. What kind of moron thought that this would do anything but hasten the inevitable full cracking of the PS3?

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