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: Pirates and DRMs
by 3rdalbum on Tue 30th Mar 2010 10:22 UTC in reply to "Pirates and DRMs"
3rdalbum
Member since:
2008-05-26


When I got back to home and put the DVD in my player, I got several unskippable piracy warning telling me that the editor does not trust me, followed by some unskippable ads and an annoying menu.



The "unskippable warning" is there because it's a legal document. If it wasn't there, then you'd implicitly have the right to copy the movie.

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RE[2]: Pirates and DRMs
by VZsolt on Wed 31st Mar 2010 11:33 in reply to "RE: Pirates and DRMs"
VZsolt Member since:
2008-10-31

This fact doesn't make them any less annoying...

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RE[2]: Pirates and DRMs
by ichi on Thu 1st Apr 2010 23:40 in reply to "RE: Pirates and DRMs"
ichi Member since:
2007-03-06

The "unskippable warning" is there because it's a legal document. If it wasn't there, then you'd implicitly have the right to copy the movie.


No, you wouldn't. You don't get an unskippable audio track on your music CDs telling you what you can or cannot do with it, nor do you get audio tracks with ads, yet copyright laws apply the same.

On the other hand, legal document or not, in this country I have the right to copy that movie, so it just becomes a load of crap I have to endure every time I want to watch a movie from the original media.

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