Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 7th Apr 2010 22:06 UTC
Games Good times, good times. Sony received a ton of deserved flak after it announced it would remove the PlayStation 3's "Install other OS" feature, despite advertising the machine with said feature, and despite promising only a few weeks earlier not to remove the feature. iPhone and PS3 hacker George "Geohot" Hotz promised to restore the feature - and less than a week later, he delivers.
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RE: Great news
by AaronD on Thu 8th Apr 2010 05:05 UTC in reply to "Great news"
AaronD
Member since:
2009-08-19

The problem is that the lawyers will be involved. Plus, there will be this back and fourth where future firmware updates will break Geohot's work, he will restore "OtherOS" again only to have it broken by another firmware update.

In the end Sony will win.

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RE[2]: Great news
by EvilMonkeySlayer on Thu 8th Apr 2010 08:41 in reply to "RE: Great news"
EvilMonkeySlayer Member since:
2010-04-08

Indeed, just like Sony has won against the PSP crackers..

Oh wait...

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RE[3]: Great news
by nt_jerkface on Thu 8th Apr 2010 14:27 in reply to "RE[2]: Great news"
nt_jerkface Member since:
2009-08-26

The PSP doesn't have DRM close to the level of the PS3 and if you bothered to read at all on this subject you would know that.

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RE[2]: Great news
by umccullough on Thu 8th Apr 2010 16:06 in reply to "RE: Great news"
umccullough Member since:
2006-01-26

In the end Sony will win.


It's amazing how confidently wrong you are.

In the end, Sony will discontinue support for the PS3, and the hackers will have all the freedom and time to crack it and open it up that they want.

When Sony discontinues their support, the devices will still exist out there - people will still own them, sell them, buy them, and mod them. Aftermarket parts will appear to continue repairing them long after their "life" has ended.

In the end, Sony will simply not care, just like all the other consumer consoles and devices that come and go over the years. I own a plethora of old game consoles, several of which are mod'd and hacked - and I love them ;)

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RE[3]: Great news
by AaronD on Thu 8th Apr 2010 18:23 in reply to "RE[2]: Great news"
AaronD Member since:
2009-08-19

In the end, Sony will discontinue support for the PS3, and the hackers will have all the freedom and time to crack it and open it up that they want.

OK, I concede the point that once hardware is abandoned all bets are off. So for the next 3 years, Sony will win.

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