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: Comment by Kroc
by renhoek on Mon 29th Mar 2010 22:12 UTC in reply to "Comment by Kroc"
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Normally i agree with you, but this time you are totally wrong. When i want to tinker with hardware i buy some wierd and obscure ARM board and try to get linux running on it. Just for the fun of it, because i can.

I buy a ps3 to play games, and do not want to spend ANY brainpower to get it up and running. The interace should be easy and crash proof. And sony does not care about increased console sales since they lose money on the consoles.

But on topic, Sony should be shot for this. When i bought my PS3 i know it had all kind of nasty DRM shit. I didn't really care and i bought it. I also knew i could run linux if i really wanted to (i didn't, but not the point). Now Sony takes this option away, what if they started to remove the browser and other suff i actually use?

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