193w ago - As scheduled, today the PS3 Firmware 3.21 update is available for download and as Sony previously confirmed it disables the OtherOS functionality in an effort to make the PlayStation 3 entertainment system more secure.
More details to come as they are available, including a full PS3 Firmware version 3.21 changelog. At the moment, all that is available from the PlayStation Japan site according to TheSixthAxis.com is the following, to quote: "Firstly it appears the quality of of PlayStation format software from the Store has been improved, presumably referring to the PS1 functionality (FFIX?).
Secondly, it appears that the security of MP4 video playback has been boosted too, removing some vulnerabilities."
• The [Install Other OS] and [Default System] features have been deleted.
• The playback quality of some PlayStation¬® format software that is downloaded (as a purchase or for free) from PlayStation¬®Store has been improved.
• A security patch was added to address security vulnerabilities that may occur when playing MP4 format video files.
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Just a little and quick "hit and run" OT...(sorry)..
PsP GO "went" to hell cause their decision to use DD to sell contents, world is not ready yet for this system, people of the "big block" likes to touch, to smell, to feel what they buy, DD doesn't give the same feedback if they would have choosen surely non-reproducible MS for example, they could have run it better, but surely selling a GO nearly at the same price of a PS3 while being even smaller than a regular PsP doesn't make sense.
However, just to get back in topic, I want to see what they will do when people should start claiming their money back for bought digital content they cannot use anymore, their "Mr.Brain" didn't thought that people using linux aren't forced to do the upgrade, but loosing the ability to log on PSN normally you loose the ability to play many things among what you've bought and this is NOT legal, unless they refund, obviously.
You tells I cannot use anymore what I bought if I don't have the wish to upgrade ?
Ok, I choose not to use it but I want my money back cause YOUR security concerns are not mine and is only due to your will that I cannot use what I've already paid for...and please do not forget to give me back the money I have onto PSN account as well...
SCE -> "But...you can upgrade if you wish to use what you've bought ..."
Me -> "Nope, sorry, this twist the upgrade into "mandatory" while it's not and it cannot be...oh, and please remove that note among the specs of the upgrade ....yes, that one saying #This system software update includes all features contained in previous versions.# cause it's not true, is a false claim and it can be seen just looking at the other statement #The [Install Other OS] and [Default System] features have been deleted.#"
We were talking about war ? Unfortunately it's not likely there could be 1.000.000 people asking back 200/300 bucks each but they would deserve it..
Another long post... sorry, it's my kismet I think...