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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I suspect april fools joke.
by oiaohm on Mon 29th Mar 2010 21:50 UTC
oiaohm
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2009-05-30

Firmware version is no where near number stated.

Its a good way of finding out how peaved people would be before you do it. Ie testing the waters.

Special firmware my ass. There is a crack in the Playstation firmware that allows you to access all the hardware.

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umccullough Member since:
2006-01-26

Firmware version is no where near number stated.


Not a PS3 owner myself, but I thought firmware was currently at 3.something...

Its a good way of finding out how peaved people would be before you do it. Ie testing the waters.


That's an interesting experiment... and sadly I'm almost believing you could be correct. It's close enough to April 1 that they could pull this off.

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