Originally Posted by urgal1
"The question here centers on ownership. Sony says a PS3 owner cannot crack open and modify the gaming systems, as the hardware is only licensed and therefore remains its property. Many people view this stance as both ethically and morally wrong, but the law is on Sony’s side, for the most part... at least for now."
Okay lets look at it another way. Sony have done this to:
1. stop pirating
2. allow the system to maintain a standard OS so as to not cause issues on the PSN network.
3. allow Sony to provide updates to the firmware.
Sony has provided us with firmware updates which by all accounts has improved the machines capabilities. This is something which I have admired and think good on them for doing it. By all accounts they don't have to do this as they sold you the machine to use. If you don't like what they are doing then their is an alternative machine you can turn to.
Yes they have removed a few things to stop people from having the ability to hack into the system. I think this also is a good thing.
If they had just sold us a machine and said their you go. What would your feelings have been if you never got firmware updates and the full potential of this machine was never known but had watched say XBOX make changes to their machines.
Would you have remained loyal to the PS3.