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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by clhodapp on Mon 29th Mar 2010 15:06 UTC
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Seybold continues, "In addition, disabling the 'Other OS' feature will help ensure that PS3 owners will continue to have access to the broad range of gaming and entertainment content from SCE and its content partners on a more secure system."

I love it when corporations do this. They make statements as if they are helping you out, but in fact they are making a hurdle for you to jump through. Their statement isn't false, since without the update, you will, in fact, not be able to continue to enjoy a broad range of gaming and entertainment options from SCE and its content partners, but only because SCE will cut you off. This feels to me like the first step on the road to doublethink.

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