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Second, I don't see why Sony's control over their platform is such a bad thing. It's the reason we're getting quality software for the PS3 and all the crap gets canned. See Android for example. It's a great platform, but you have to sort through all the crappy apps just to find the 4 apps you actually want. To be fair, Sony is even more lenient in this regard.
So you would rather be spoon fed instead of choose for yourself? Mind boggling...
    
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Actually it has been ruled on before in the American court system, you can do anything legal with devices you own. That includes running non-copyright infringing software.

Sony does not have the legal right to tell you can't run legal software on the console you bought. They own the intellectual property rights to a PS3, they don't own the PS3 you bought and brought home. There is a big difference there, although I admit it may be subtle to some.

You sir are very out of touch with reality. I HATE most of all not Sony for trying to exert more control than they are legally allowed, not the government that sanctions it, but the people like the guy I just quoted who not only don't mind, they actively welcome their "overlords" with open arms.


I know that Sony has their fingers in a LOT of pies and I don't feel we are better off for any of it. Their content publishing, their home electronics, certainly not their Vaio's. They excel at mediocrity.

So yes, roasting in a fiery pit, etc.
This. They're doing it wrong.
What are they now, RIAA of the gaming world?

And yeah, can't agree more about Sony being mediocre.

Being mediocre is fine, but charging exorbitant prices for mediocre stuff is just poor business practice.

Unfortunately the misinformed people will gladly go out and buy anything Sony, because its 'Made in Japan and reliable, and Sony is a zaibatsu, blah blah'.

I can still recall when Sony bought over Aiwa, and charged a $40 fee just to take a look at my Aiwa XR-MS5 to see what was wrong with it.
What was wrong was that the slot-load CD drive was no longer ejecting properly.

And yeah, they had to charge $40 just to look at a CD tray not ejecting properly.

Good job, Sony.
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So you would rather be spoon fed instead of choose for yourself? Mind boggling...
When I'm being spoon fed roast duck on a gold platter, yea no problem. At least I don't have to cook it first.
 
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My work blocks youtube. (yes I know how to get around it, but I like my job)

I was planning to watch the video when I got home, but it was already taken down.
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When I'm being spoon fed roast duck on a gold platter, yea no problem. At least I don't have to cook it first.
Your still in chains. I'd prefer to eat worms and be free. But then again it would appear most people in this world prefer the roast duck and there are few of us that think like me.
    
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When I'm being spoon fed roast duck on a gold platter, yea no problem. At least I don't have to cook it first.
Okay... but you're dodging the real question (or you truly are a sheep).

What if that someone decides that you will no longer be fed roast duck and you will be fed plant diet only? That is essentially what has happened to OtherOS when you leave Sony in charge... and suddenly having someone else decide for you sounds like a pretty crappy way to live.
    
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This sounds very similar to the Apple iOS VS Google Android argument LOL
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Okay... but you're dodging the real question (or you truly are a sheep).

What if that someone decides that you will no longer be fed roast duck and you will be fed plant diet only? That is essentially what has happened to OtherOS when you leave Sony in charge... and suddenly having someone else decide for you sounds like a pretty crappy way to live.
Good question. But I didn't buy a PS3 for OtherOS so I don't care. You can make a Linux box with more functionality for the same price of a PS3.

Now if they took away my Uncharted... then I'd be pissed.
 
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I'm going to start a business. I will grow apples and sell them. Under my rules you may not eat the apple, even though it is now considered your apple. Doing so will get you sued.
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Good question. But I didn't buy a PS3 for OtherOS so I don't care.
Well, others did & they want that functionality Back; being that they were led to believe it was a Feature of the console.
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You can make a Linux box with more functionality for the same price of a PS3.
Why pay for two separate pieces of hardware that:
a) Will cost more upfront.
b) Will take up more space.

When you can just buy one that does both?

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You really have no business commenting further if you're too dense to grasp these very simple concepts.
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