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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That should be Sony's ironic slogan.

I see people make this statement and then a year later they have a new Vaio or Handycam. But it was such a good deal! Hey wait a minute what is this weird port??

It's the modern form of I'm going to lose some weight this year.

That's nice dear, now let's go get some pizza.

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cerbie Member since:

Agreed. The root-kit thing finally did it for me (after being apathetic about memory stick, minidisc, their shitty computer support, and so on). I think most people actually have to be bitten to shy away.

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boldingd Member since:

Heh, you mis-read his post. He's actually saying that he doesn't think any of the people brashly claiming they'll "never buy Sony products again" won't stick to it at all. He expects that all the outrage over this issue will have dissipated within a year, and it'll be back to business as usual.

As long as Sony only screws over a very small minority of their customer base, he's more than likely right.

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