Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 16th Apr 2010 09:39 UTC
Games I think we need to start a digital rights category or something (the next version of OSNews will have it, for sure), because we have yet another article about this subject. After Sony removed the Other OS feature from the PlayStation 3, a European PlayStation 3 owner successfully secured a partial refund from Amazon under the European Sale of Goods Act. Sony has now retaliated, stating it is not going to reimburse retailers.
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RE[2]: Comment by Kroc
by Laurence on Fri 16th Apr 2010 11:30 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by Kroc"
Laurence
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2007-03-26

exploding batteries ;)


This isn't really Sony's fault though as all consumer batteries are explosive (they're basically chemical bombs).

It only takes a slightly weaker design and heavy usage over a prolonged period and you've got yourself a very serious problem.

Plenty of manufacturers have suffered from this (I myself nearly saw my house burn down due to a very serious instance). However most manufacturers also take this matter seriously so consumers don't need to take the matter further. Sony, however, didn't.

In some small way, we are to blame too. We demand ever more powerful devices with longer battery lives and and then use these devices excessively without any consideration that stored energy (be it chemical, nuclear, or whatever) has a natural "instinct" to escape.

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