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PS3 Firmware Update Shows How Retailers Can Be Exposed

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235w ago - Sony recently stated that it will not compensate retailers who refund customers because of a PS3 Firmware update to its PlayStation 3 entertainment system.

The change prevents the machine from using alternative operating systems, which it was previously able to do. Some owners installed the Linux operating system, allowing them to use their consoles as desktop computers as well as games machines.

Consumer law protects the buyers of goods if their functions change, but retailers generally cannot pass those claims on to the device makers who made the change, according to Richard Parkinson, a technology lawyer with Pinsent Masons, the law firm behind OUT-LAW.COM.

To quote: Press reports indicate that one consumer received a refund for his console from online retailer Amazon. Sony itself has said that it will not reimburse retailers who do so.

The company told reporters that the machine's main function was as a gaming console, and that an ability to run the Linux operating system is not explicitly mentioned on its packaging. Others have claimed, though, that a feature called "Install Other OS" was listed in Sony's promotional material.

"The retailer has...
 

VidZone PS3 Update: Is That a TV in Your Pocket?

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236w ago - VidZone Head of Production Ben Creasey has posted this week's PS3 update, dubbed 'Is That a TV in Your Pocket' today on the PlayStation Blog.

To quote: Sony Ericsson's Pocket TV has given us some brilliant interviews showing guests in a new light and putting their sense of humour to the test.

The first week of its 2nd series doesn't disappoint, with N-Dubz on the Pocket TV lie detector, Gabriella Cilmi chilling with presenter Matt Edmondson (spot the terrible pun!) and this week's UK number 1, Scouting For Girls. There will be new exclusive interviews every week so stayed tuned!

Now... To the rest of this week's beautiful update.

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Chipmunk (UK, Ireland)

Sensational young rapper Chipmunk has been storming his way through the charts to superstardom recently. This feature includes the latest 3 episodes of ChipTV filmed at his main headline tour, supporting none other than JLS along with behind the scenes footage of his latest single as well as featuring brand new single 'Until You Were Gone'.

Train (All Others)

San Franciscan rock band Train have been doing exceptionally well with their new single 'Hey, Soul Sister' all around Europe and the world and...
 

Sony UK Video Store PS3 Update for the Week of April 14, 2010

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236w ago - SCEE Senior Manager Olga Puzanova of Marketing and Programming has posted up the weekly UK video store PS3 update today, as follows:

Hi guys! Sorry for delay with this week's post, here is what's new this week at the [Register or Login to view links]. Enjoy!

To Rent:

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Sniper 3
The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard
White Chicks
Ice Castles
Charlie's Angels
Mr. Deeds
The Forgotten
The Cable Guy
Girl, Interrupted
Panic Room
Closer
The Longest Yard (2005)
My Best Friend's Wedding
Not Another Teen Movie
Joe Dirt
50 First Dates
When a Stranger Calls
Mona Lisa Smile
The Karate Kid
Gothika
Big Fish
The Big I AM
Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel
Friday Night Lights
Dead and Deader

To Buy:

Sniper 3
The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard
White Chicks
Ice Castles
Charlie's Angels
Mr. Deeds
The Forgotten
The Cable Guy
Girl, Interrupted
Panic Room
Closer
The Longest Yard (2005)
My Best Friend's Wedding
Not Another Teen Movie
Joe Dirt
50 First Dates
 

Sony PS3 UK Video Store Update for the Week of April 7, 2010

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237w ago - Sony Senior Manager Olga Puzanova of EU Marketing and Programming has posted this week's PS3 UK video store update today, as follows:

New this week from the Video Store:

To Buy
• Dead Man Running
• Spring Breakdown
• Clive Barker's Dread
• The Forbidden Kingdom
• Red Eye

To Rent
• 2012
• Spring Breakdown
• Dead Man Running
• Clive Barker's Dread
• The Imaginarium Of Dr Parnassus

Our April Foolishness Sale is still on so please check it out if you haven't done so yet! For as little as £5.99 you can own the comedy classics such as Superbad, Jackass: The Movie, Team America World Police, Shaun of the Dead and enjoy them forever! Don't forget to check it out.

Sorry guys, I am not here to comment this week but hope you all enjoy the video store.
 

Sony SingStore PS3 Update for the Week of April 6, 2010

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237w ago - SingStar Content Manager Nina Scherer of London Studios has posted this week's Sony SingStore PS3 update today, which actually was covered for the most part last week.

To quote: I hope you all had a great Easter break!? Just a quick one today to update you on the catalogue: this is live now and you can finally download the tracks you have been waiting for.

If you want to refresh your memory on the tracklist, simply check my last blog post. And again, apologies for the delay!

Don't forget the next update will now be published on the 22 April (originally scheduled for this week) and there will be NO update this Thursday, 8 April.

Also watch out for some exciting SingStar announcements from Rob on the blog on Thursday. I know you'll love 'em!
 
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