171w ago - While everyone awaits a verdict on the injunction in the recent PS JailBreak lawsuit hearing, another Australian PS3 gamer has lost his OtherOS lawsuit to Sony recently.
According to GamePron.com (linked above) Michael Trebilcock had asked for AU $800 in compensation (the cost to rent a laptop for each day he was unable to use Linux on his PS3, plus fees), with a claim that the updated console could no longer be used as a computer.
To quote: "Unfortunately for Trebilcock, the Magistrates court heard that the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission cleared Sony of any wrongdoing regarding the upgrade, and the claim was dismissed.
Mr. Trebilcock was not made to pay Sony's legal costs."
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B) Network access, online play, to-be-released game titles, BluRay compatibility
If Sony didn't purposefully prevent you from playing to-be-released game titles (by checking the OS version), then they may have more room to legally withhold online play and 'feature updates'.
BUT forcing users to update (by requiring the OS update, in order to continue using the PS3 system for to-be-released game titles) is the crux of the issue.
Couldn't have said it better myself, that's why I'm glad the system is finally exploited now they will see how it feels to get screwed over! Not to mention when it was rumored that they were taking it away they flat out denied it and then did it anyway. So screw Sony
You CLEARLY have no idea at all what are you talking about
PS3 computing capacity is WAY ahead of ANY PC in it's price category (and actually even in any category above) and that's exactly WHY some people really bought for it's capability to run linux / other OS including US Army and loads of other research facilities