Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 7th Sep 2010 21:52 UTC
Games I've often harped on Apple for its policy regarding jailbreaking, but of course, Apple isn't the only company engaging in such practices. We already talked about Motorola, and now, we have Sony - already a company with a checkered past when it comes to consumer rights. As it turns out, Sony don't want you jailbreaking your their Playstation 3.
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RE[4]: Ridiculous
by umccullough on Tue 7th Sep 2010 23:00 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Ridiculous"
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And as for PSN (Playstation Network), I'm sure there'd be a few people out there who would have no interest in their network - they would just want the hardware. The PS3 itself.

Standalone apps wouldn't need the network.


I've got two of the original XBOX consoles running XBMC and other homebrew... since Microsoft cutoff XBox Live for the old XBOXes now, there is really no major reason *not* to modchip them.

Many view this type of situation as a challenge... for me, it was an opportunity to pick up a couple cheap consoles (~$7 for one, free for the other), and some cheap modchips (~$40/each) and do something fun with them, which my entire family can enjoy.

As a bonus, they still play legally-obtained used games and I don't have to worry about Microsoft "banning" or "bricking" the console in the future.

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