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: Man, they suck!
by coreyography on Tue 30th Mar 2010 01:48 UTC in reply to "Man, they suck!"
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+1. Was thinking about getting one as a media center/Myth frontend, and that it was a gaming console would be a bonus. Glad I didn't.

Oh well...Sony is getting less and less of my money as late -- probably only patent royalties or license fees that I don't know I'm paying. The last bit of their hardware I bought was a car stereo 5 years or so ago (nice stereo, though).

And the evident attitide of companies like Sony that want to treat you in the manner drug dealers treat their addict clients ("hey, you own the spoon and needle") makes me consider again the importance of open hardware/software/formats/protocols.

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