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Offline Tension

Bastards!!!
« on: March 31, 2010, 12:31:40 AM »
I've always loved my PS3, but Sony have decided to shaft their customers thusly:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/8594720.stm

What a load of scumbags.

Offline mdv2000

Re: Bastards!!!
« Reply #1 on: March 31, 2010, 12:44:32 AM »
Well, that's what happens when you buy proprietary hardware/software from the same vendor - no choice except what they choose to do.  Same thing for an Xbox and Wii.  Only what MS and Nintendo want will go on those systems.

Though, I can't blame Sony... piracy is a real threat for a company who loses money on hardware to make it up on the software.  If a PS3 could be "unlocked"  easy enough - you would see spike in hardware sales with no corresponding software sell spike.

But for someone who bought it for Yellow Dog Linux http://www.yellowdoglinux.com/support/hardware/sony.shtml they are screwed and that isn't right.

So yes they are bastards!

:)
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Offline Tension

Re: Bastards!!!
« Reply #2 on: March 31, 2010, 01:12:48 AM »
Yea i'm not gonna upgrade mine, but there will come a time when I want to play a new game and I will be forced to upgrade to the new firmware from the BD first.

Absolutely Gobsmacked!

Offline rossi46

Re: Bastards!!!
« Reply #3 on: March 31, 2010, 01:19:27 AM »
I don't see what the big deal is, tbh. Can you still play games on it? Use your machine for what it was intended and dry your eyes.

So what if Sony dictates what can or can't be done on its machine?

You don't buy a DVD player then bitch that it doesn't make toast. Play games on your PS3 and be happy.
 

Offline koaftder

Re: Bastards!!!
« Reply #4 on: March 31, 2010, 01:20:09 AM »
How many times does Sony have to screw their customers before folks stop buying their stuff? I know, infinity. Haha, people never learn.
 

Offline kickstart

Re: Bastards!!!
« Reply #5 on: March 31, 2010, 01:20:40 AM »
You have your computers for install linux or the os you want... ps3 for god of war 3!
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Offline Tension

Re: Bastards!!!
« Reply #6 on: March 31, 2010, 01:27:47 AM »
Quote from: rossi46;550463
Use your machine for what it was intended and dry your eyes.


It was intended to run Linux fool.

Offline KThunder

Re: Bastards!!!
« Reply #7 on: March 31, 2010, 01:36:07 AM »
Sony modified the hardware and bios of the psx ps2 and ps3 numerous times. I think they should realize by now that nothing they do will stop the hackers. pissing off (on) your loyal customers is not the way to go especially since it won't have the effect you want anyway.
Nintendo has done the same thing with the wii updates. They release an update, the hackers find a way around. I don't really mind since I only install the upgrades I have to, but it still doesn't make any sense.
How many of us have had software for our amiga that is on a dying disk and the only way to copy the disk is a hack, since the publisher didn't provide a way and copy protection prevents the os.
This crap has been going on for a long time.
Oh yeah?!?
Well your stupid bit is set,
and its read only!
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Offline rossi46

Re: Bastards!!!
« Reply #8 on: March 31, 2010, 01:36:29 AM »
Well, I heard of Linux Mint, but not Linux Fool :)

Seriously though, you're gobsmacked? Over a games machine OS?

Is that the biggest thing you have to be worried or upset about in your life?

I'd trade your woes for mine anyday..
 

Offline koaftder

Re: Bastards!!!
« Reply #9 on: March 31, 2010, 01:36:42 AM »
Quote from: kickstart;550465
You have your computers for install linux or the os you want... ps3 for god of war 3!

Problem is, Sony actually marketed this thing as a cheap developer machine for folks who wanted to jump on the cell bandwagon and promoted linux on the device. Now they've changed their minds. Once again, Sony fraks their users.
« Last Edit: March 31, 2010, 06:42:23 AM by SysAdmin »
 

Offline Tension

Re: Bastards!!!
« Reply #10 on: March 31, 2010, 01:38:32 AM »
Quote from: rossi46;550470
Well, I heard of Linux Mint, but not Linux Fool :)
 
Seriously though, you're gobsmacked? Over a games machine OS?
 
Is that the biggest thing you have to be worried or upset about in your life?
 
I'd trade your woes for mine anyday..

Are you trying to flame me?
 
Frak off and die.
« Last Edit: March 31, 2010, 02:41:16 AM by SysAdmin »
 

Offline rossi46

Re: Bastards!!!
« Reply #11 on: March 31, 2010, 01:39:54 AM »
LOL only 7 posts to go
 

Offline Tension

Re: Bastards!!!
« Reply #12 on: March 31, 2010, 01:48:37 AM »
Quote from: KThunder;550469
Sony modified the hardware and bios of the psx ps2 and ps3 numerous times. I think they should realize by now that nothing they do will stop the hackers. pissing off (on) your loyal customers is not the way to go especially since it won't have the effect you want anyway.
Nintendo has done the same thing with the wii updates. They release an update, the hackers find a way around. I don't really mind since I only install the upgrades I have to, but it still doesn't make any sense.
How many of us have had software for our amiga that is on a dying disk and the only way to copy the disk is a hack, since the publisher didn't provide a way and copy protection prevents the os.
This crap has been going on for a long time.


True, but I think this is the first time they've actually removed a feature that they were previously using as a selling point.

Plus the fact that we wont be allowed to play online without "updating" really is a pisser.

Offline kolla

Re: Bastards!!!
« Reply #13 on: March 31, 2010, 02:25:19 AM »
I see this very positively - Sony gets bad rap all over the place, there will most likely be class action lawsuits against Sony, the incentive to crack PS3 for real is even higher, piracy of PS3 games will flourish - all in all - I like it. Maybe I'll even buy a PS3 again, eventually.

And people say I'm a cynic? :)
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Offline Arkhan

Re: Bastards!!!
« Reply #14 on: March 31, 2010, 02:37:10 AM »
Quote from: Tension;550473
Are you trying to flame me?
 
Frak off and die.

actually i think he was trying to point out that you're being dramatic.
 
PS3 wasn't made to run Linux. It was made to play metal gear solid 4, time crisis 4, FF13, and various other epic games, on gigantic HDMI TVs with surround sound.
 
If you do not agree, then PS3 is not for you.
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