Air Force May Suffer Collateral Damage on PS3 OtherOS Removal


205w ago - Although not surprising, today ArsTechnica.com reports that the US Air Force may suffer collateral damage (especially since investing in 300 followed by another 2200 consoles for research) due to Sony's recent decision to remove the OtherOS functionality via PS3 Firmware 3.21 from the PlayStation 3 entertainment system.

However, the Air Force stated they are aware of the recent class action lawsuits against Sony over this matter, to quote:

"We will have to continue to use the systems we already have in hand," a representative told Ars, "but this will make it difficult to replace systems that break or fail.

The refurbished PS3s also have the problem that when they come back from Sony, they have the firmware (gameOS) and it will not allow Other OS, which seems wrong.

We are aware of class-action lawsuits against Sony for taking away this option on systems that use to have it."



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#2 - Chivafighter - 205w ago
haha finally a government department that hopefully might be able to convince Sony to bring it back!
I really do hope so, but i'm thinking Sony will make an exception for the Air Force and somehow bring back the function.

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#1 - gtxboyracer - 205w ago
haha finally a government department that hopefully might be able to convince Sony to bring it back!













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