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[3]: Ownership or Rental?
by nt_jerkface on Thu 9th Sep 2010 01:36 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Ownership or Rental?"
nt_jerkface
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2009-08-26

Owning doesn't mean that it comes with any functionality you desire.

The vast majority of console owners don't care about backups. Take care of your games and in the random chance you break one it will probably be $20 used by that point. Oh heavens twenty dollars.

The Blu-ray disc has a hard polymer coating that makes it scratch resistant so a lot of these arguments are really from the late 90's.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o5jEbZt6AIQ&feature=player_embedded#...

Allowing backups just allows piracy. If the PS3 doesn't come with functionality that you desire then don't buy one. Stick with pc gaming where backups are easy and piracy is rampant.
http://arstechnica.com/gaming/news/2010/08/machinarium-suffers-95-p...

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