Sony Playstation 3 will discontinue its functionality of allowing the use of open source operating systems on the older PS3 model (http://blog.us.playstation.com/2010/03/28/ps3-firmware-v3-21-update/). This feature was removed from the PS3 slim version, but has remained on the older PS3 and apparently has never served as a security problem until now.
So what? Who needs the other operating systems? Well you do! What if you got a bug up your ass to install Yellow Dog, or Fedora and wanted to expand your computer/gaming experience. Why does Sony gives us the option to use their platform for things other than gaming and watching blu-rays, then just strong arms us into taking it away.
If you choose not to update, it comes an unreasonable price. You LOSE the :
• Ability to sign in to PlayStation Network and use network features that require signing in to PlayStation Network, such as online features of PS3 games and chat
• Playback of PS3 software titles or Blu-ray Disc videos that require PS3 system software version 3.21 or later
• Playback of copyright-protected videos that are stored on a media server (when DTCP-IP is enabled under Settings)
• Use of new features and improvements that are available on PS3 system software 3.21 or later
Yeah I’m not sure about you, but for me not to be able to watch Blu-Ray discs, or go online and chat is a little suspicious. Why has Sony stuck the knife in and twisted it? Well it may be that in January all the leaks about a PS3 hack. I hope that hack comes out soon in its entirety and I hope they hack the PS3 fucking hard. I can get a Blu-Ray player for $99. The fun I could have screwing Sony for is priceless. They still owe me for blocking my PSP for going online due to its modification. Hey Sony we’re gunnin’ for you next…