Neoseeker : News : Sony sued for dropping "Other OS" support in PS3
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dimensionman83 Apr 29, 10
(Sigh) it seems like people are always trying to sue someone, the firmware is optional.
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kspiess Apr 29, 10
Sucks that Sony removed the other OS support but I don't know, 5 million seems like a lot.
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Bass Ultra Apr 29, 10
quote dimensionman83
(Sigh) it seems like people are always trying to sue someone, the firmware is optional.
Yeah, but as the article says, you'll lose access to PSN, games and blu-ray.
So yeah, if you don't update, your ps3 is a brick.
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Cheatsy Koopa Apr 29, 10
I don't have sympathy for big companies. I think they are getting what they deserve. I am sick of everything getting ruined out of "fear of piracy". Piracy/bootlegging has always happened and always will happen. Get over it.
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crimson streak1 Apr 29, 10
I don't have sympathy for hackers. They should just pay for what they want instead of expecting everthing in life to be free. What a bunch a BS, and because of them we get the short stick as well.
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DedValve Apr 29, 10
quote Cheatsy Koopa
I don't have sympathy for big companies. I think they are getting what they deserve. I am sick of everything getting ruined out of "fear of piracy". Piracy/bootlegging has always happened and always will happen. Get over it.
So we do nothing and just let the pirates win? That would do wonders for the economy.

Yes anti-piracy measures suck most of the time, but are needed even if it's just to buy the product a little bit more time.

PS3 lost the other OS option, so these people should just shut up and deal or does Sony need to call the whaaambulance?
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electriczap4 Apr 29, 10
quote Ded Valve
quote Cheatsy Koopa
I don't have sympathy for big companies. I think they are getting what they deserve. I am sick of everything getting ruined out of "fear of piracy". Piracy/bootlegging has always happened and always will happen. Get over it.
So we do nothing and just let the pirates win? That would do wonders for the economy.

Yes anti-piracy measures suck most of the time, but are needed even if it's just to buy the product a little bit more time.

PS3 lost the other OS option, so these people should just shut up and deal or does Sony need to call the whaaambulance?

Or Whine-One-One?
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kspiess Apr 29, 10
quote crimson streak1
I don't have sympathy for hackers. They should just pay for what they want instead of expecting everthing in life to be free. What a bunch a BS, and because of them we get the short stick as well.
Ya but exactly the thing is they paid for PS3 with OS Support -- that was what they bought and signed up for. And then this support was removed.

It's like if you bought a car and then six months later the dealer came back and took a wheel.

Not to mention, the many (if not the majority) of these people aren't 'hackers'. Many of them use the other OS feature for very legitimate purposes, like making a folding farm, or setting up a media server, or the 1000 other things you can do.

The people who are just using the other OS thing for piracy will find another way to get around it and will pirate stuff a different way anyways.
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riiaku Apr 29, 10
These guys who are suing are looking for just easy money, anyway to make money because they are leeches. These ppl should be shot. Waste of human life.
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Cheatsy Koopa Apr 29, 10
As other people have said, the only people losing on this are the people who used it for legit purposes. You honestly think this is going to stop hackers from pirating? Hackers find their way around everything. Always have, always will. And sorry, I have never seen the economy plummet from video game piracy.

Just like the economy and music industry didn't plummet because of music piracy. Pirates generally aren't going to buy it either way, they either pirate it or just don't buy it. I know enough pirates to know this.
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Faust Apr 29, 10
Well, they're not a waste of life. Talk about overreaction, jeez.

Seriously though, this isn't that big a deal. It's probably in the terms of service that they're allowed to patch damn near anything into your console if you use their online service. I'd be damn surprised if it's not.
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RaidenXS Apr 29, 10
quote dimensionman83
(Sigh) it seems like people are always trying to sue someone, the firmware is optional.
on top of the firmware being optional, when you sign up for a PSN there is a stipulation in the user agreement that says Sony can change what it wants essentially.
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THM Apr 30, 10
Why do the big companies like Sony afraid of piracy?
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Northern49 Apr 30, 10
quote THM
Why do the big companies like Sony afraid of piracy?
Because the PS3 being 'piracy free' entices developers to make games for their system. And in relativity, more people would buy PS3s if it had more games.
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