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[3]: April Fools?
by tylerdurden on Mon 29th Mar 2010 15:41 UTC 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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RE[4]: April Fools?
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Mon 29th Mar 2010 17:43 in reply to "RE[3]: April Fools?"
Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

If you say so. I think april fools will catch on world wide with in the next 5- 10 years.

Then we just need to install groundhogs day internationally and our silly holiday takeover will be complete.

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RE[4]: April Fools?
by DeadFishMan on Mon 29th Mar 2010 18:06 in reply to "RE[3]: April Fools?"
DeadFishMan Member since:
2006-01-09

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.


Not so sure about that as we do have an April Fools here on Brazil as well, although it is mostly celebrated by children and rarely, if ever, it is used to place pranks on customers by companies and the likes. Sometimes you'll see brain dead "celebrities" doing something idiotic in April, 1st - because these people can't help themselves to avoid to do stupid things - but usually it is a children thing, mostly.

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RE[5]: April Fools?
by Neolander on Mon 29th Mar 2010 18:18 in reply to "RE[4]: April Fools?"
Neolander Member since:
2010-03-08

Same in France. April fool's is essentially about child playing here, with a few companies occasionally joining the game too.

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RE[4]: April Fools?
by tankist on Mon 29th Mar 2010 19:35 in reply to "RE[3]: April Fools?"
tankist Member since:
2007-01-19

In Russia April 1 is very popular, similar to US.

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RE[4]: April Fools?
by raboof on Mon 29th Mar 2010 20:58 in reply to "RE[3]: April Fools?"
raboof Member since:
2005-07-24

Quite popular in the Netherlands, too.

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RE[4]: April Fools?
by ozonehole on Tue 30th Mar 2010 07:05 in reply to "RE[3]: April Fools?"
ozonehole Member since:
2006-01-07

I live in Taiwan and we DO have April Fools Day here, though it's not a big deal as it is in the West.

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RE[4]: April Fools?
by dylansmrjones on Tue 30th Mar 2010 18:13 in reply to "RE[3]: April Fools?"
dylansmrjones Member since:
2005-10-02

Since when has Denmark been anglo-saxon? Methinks it is the other way around ;)

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RE[4]: April Fools?
by MamiyaOtaru on Tue 30th Mar 2010 20:27 in reply to "RE[3]: April Fools?"
MamiyaOtaru Member since:
2005-11-11

+1 knowitall for tylerdurden. -1 forbeingwrong

http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aprilscherz

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