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.
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RE[3]: Ownership or Rental?
by nt_jerkface on Thu 9th Sep 2010 01:36 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Ownership or Rental?"
nt_jerkface
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2009-08-26

Owning doesn't mean that it comes with any functionality you desire.

The vast majority of console owners don't care about backups. Take care of your games and in the random chance you break one it will probably be $20 used by that point. Oh heavens twenty dollars.

The Blu-ray disc has a hard polymer coating that makes it scratch resistant so a lot of these arguments are really from the late 90's.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o5jEbZt6AIQ&feature=player_embedded#...

Allowing backups just allows piracy. If the PS3 doesn't come with functionality that you desire then don't buy one. Stick with pc gaming where backups are easy and piracy is rampant.
http://arstechnica.com/gaming/news/2010/08/machinarium-suffers-95-p...

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RE[4]: Ownership or Rental?
by Kivada on Thu 9th Sep 2010 03:04 in reply to "RE[3]: Ownership or Rental?"
Kivada Member since:
2010-07-07

The PS3 was billed as a computer and they have done little to add features and done tons to remove features. Which is illegal in some countries due to consumer protection laws.

Most people would LOVE the ability to backup if they even knew they could.

Scratch proof coating my ass, ever have kids over? Hell, most people under 30 will toss the discs around like frisbee or use them as coasters.

Backups don't have to mean piracy, case in point, Steam, Sony should be large enough by now to allow full backups of their music, movies and games over PSN. Coincidentially they should also allow you to load the games temporarily on to another console so you don't need to bring a disc.

They made the HDD user accessible, HDDs space is dirt cheap, let people make the most of it.

You still seem to be confusing the difference between something you own and something you are renting. The way Sony treats the PS3, you are RENTING the hardware. But they are selling it. They can't have it both ways.

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RE[4]: Ownership or Rental?
by Neolander on Thu 9th Sep 2010 06:42 in reply to "RE[3]: Ownership or Rental?"
Neolander Member since:
2010-03-08

Allowing backups just allows piracy. If the PS3 doesn't come with functionality that you desire then don't buy one. Stick with pc gaming where backups are easy and piracy is rampant.
http://arstechnica.com/gaming/news/2010/08/machinarium-suffers-95-p...

Well, I have some questions about this article and others about piracy.
1/How can someone even estimate the number of pirated copies around ?
2/How can they prove that people who pirated the game would have bought it otherwise, ie that they lost money ?
3/Buying games on the internet is broken for minors since day 1. What about fixing serious problems like this instead of criminalizing users and introducing silly AND ineffective "protection" measures everywhere ?

Real-world example : Like several former Starcraft players, I won't buy Starcraft 2 mainly because of the "no LAN" limitation and because I feel insulted by the need to be connected to the Internet in order to play. On the other hand, this will not prevent the game from being cracked someday for solo gaming, and then for multiplayer gaming too, through the use of private servers, just like WoW did. So they lose money from legit players, and they don't stop pirates. This is just silly.

Edited 2010-09-09 06:48 UTC

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