Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 7th Sep 2010 21:52 UTC
Games I've often harped on Apple for its policy regarding jailbreaking, but of course, Apple isn't the only company engaging in such practices. We already talked about Motorola, and now, we have Sony - already a company with a checkered past when it comes to consumer rights. As it turns out, Sony don't want you jailbreaking your their Playstation 3.
Thread beginning with comment 439791
To view parent comment, click here.
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
RE[5]: Ridiculous
by obsidian on Wed 8th Sep 2010 00:38 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Ridiculous"
obsidian
Member since:
2007-05-12

Exactly!

If only there were companies out there which had enough vision to see this as an *opportunity*.

In other words, they can see that there are people wanting to tinker around with hardware, and they'd think "ok, now there's an opportunity here. This could be an interesting market. How can we build on this? How can we help them out and grow the market?"

In other words, a bit like the Lego Mindstorms approach, as it were. Ok, that was built specifically for programming and mods, but you get the general idea.

If Sony were to take the Mindstorms approach with the PS3, allowing people to tinker with it, that would seem to be more productive.

Such companies seem to be rare, unfortunately.

Edited 2010-09-08 00:43 UTC

Reply Parent Score: 4

RE[6]: Ridiculous
by WorknMan on Wed 8th Sep 2010 03:14 in reply to "RE[5]: Ridiculous"
WorknMan Member since:
2005-11-13

If only there were companies out there which had enough vision to see this as an *opportunity*.

In other words, they can see that there are people wanting to tinker around with hardware, and they'd think "ok, now there's an opportunity here. This could be an interesting market. How can we build on this? How can we help them out and grow the market?


Precisely. Where is the console-equivalent to the GP2x? A little box for $300 or so, running Linux with HDMI-out that I can put in my entertainment center, and run with it whatever the hell I want?

Reply Parent Score: 3

RE[7]: Ridiculous
by Kivada on Wed 8th Sep 2010 08:23 in reply to "RE[6]: Ridiculous"
Kivada Member since:
2010-07-07

I'd actually like to see AMD pull this, the equivalent of the X4 905e, 890GX and HD5750 Go Green Edition 2-4Gb of low voltage DDR3 and a TV tuner. It shouldn't take much to get this all down into a single PCB. HDDs user accessible and replaceable. No real need for expansion slots or boat loads of connections. Just TV and audio in/out, HDMI, DisplayPort, DVI and Component video out. 4-6 USB and thats it.

Use the HD4225 IGP as an OpenCL coprocessor for the system, everything low power with big cooling blocks so it can run silent when not under load and they'd have a winner.

It'd get AMD better noticed by the general public, it'd help linux out as a gaming OS for developers, it'd help push OpenGL4 and OpenCL development.

Reply Parent Score: 1

RE[7]: Ridiculous
by jabjoe on Wed 8th Sep 2010 10:14 in reply to "RE[6]: Ridiculous"
jabjoe Member since:
2009-05-06

BeagleBoard XM ?

I'd want something with ARM so there is low power use and thus no fans.

XBMC now runs on it:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=80Uia6FkvnA

My guess is it's still a bit of a project rather then a product (BeagleBoard has no case and I bet you must build XBMC from a branch), but maybe that's what you want.

Personally I'm waiting for something like the beagleboard, but with a Cortex A9. ;-)

Reply Parent Score: 3

RE[6]: Ridiculous
by viton on Wed 8th Sep 2010 03:37 in reply to "RE[5]: Ridiculous"
viton Member since:
2005-08-09

If only there were companies out there which had enough vision to see this as an *opportunity*.

PS3 was open platform for 3 years, with open documentation and tools, and almost no one used that "opportunity". Even RSX was available in earlier firmware (not documented, but Sony can't distribute nVidia confidential info)

Reply Parent Score: 2

RE[7]: Ridiculous
by viton on Wed 8th Sep 2010 04:17 in reply to "RE[6]: Ridiculous"
viton Member since:
2005-08-09

And I forgot to mention PSX NetYaroze program
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Net_Yaroze
PS2 Linux with EE/GS hardware docs.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ps2_linux
Unlike others, SONY provided official support.

Reply Parent Score: 2