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: April Fools?
by Kroc on Mon 29th Mar 2010 13:26 UTC in reply to "April Fools?"
Kroc
Member since:
2005-11-10

What is wrong with the human condition that people assume that because something is due to happen on April the 1st it immediately rises suspicions that it’s a joke!? April fools are only valid when done on the day without prior notice. Oh, and the fool was the one made the joke, not the one falling for it.

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RE[2]: April Fools?
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Mon 29th Mar 2010 14:54 in reply to "RE: April Fools?"
Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

Dude, there are no rules for april fools. Well, just one, it has to involve april 1st as a date. That's it.

However, this isn't funny enough or provocative enough to be a good joke. So its either a lame april fools joke, or real.

So does Sony have a really bad sense of humour or are they just sadistic? Really tough to determine the answer to that one. Asked in the absence of any other context its a toss up.

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RE[3]: April Fools?
by tylerdurden on Mon 29th Mar 2010 15:41 in reply to "RE[2]: April Fools?"
tylerdurden Member since:
2009-03-17

Also there is the matter that it only applies to Anglo-Saxon countries. Most of the rest of the world does not give a sh*t about April Fools jokes, or knows about the concept for that matter.

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