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Sony PS3 Firmware v3.21 Update Leads to Class-Action Lawsuit

Sony PS3 Firmware v3.21 Update Leads to Class-Action Lawsuit

When it comes to the PlayStation 3, the updates are part of a legacy. Whether that legacy is a good or bad thing, well, that's for you to decide. Though, we imagine that this little addition to that torrid affair is going to weigh your decision for the "bad." According to a recent report, while some people are thanking Geohot right now thank to Sony's recent v3.21 update, others are taking a far more legal approach to alleviate their woes. After all, Amazon can't give everyone their money back.

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Sony refuses PS3 refunds: “first and foremost a games console”

Sony refuses PS3 refunds: “first and foremost a games console”

Bad news if you were hoping to milk Sony for a few bucks after hearing they gave at least one person a partial PS3 refund over the "Other OS" debacle.  The company has denied that removing the ability to install alternative OSes to the original PS3 hardware contravenes the Sale of Goods Act, describing it as "first and foremost a games console" and insisting that "our marketing materials for the console reflect this."  If retailers - like Amazon in the initial case - want to issue a partial refund, the company reckons, that's up to them, but they shouldn't expect any help from the Sony purse.

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PS3 owner refunded 20% after Sony v3.21 update

PS3 owner refunded 20% after Sony v3.21 update

Has Sony's PS3 update opened an unexpected can of refund worms?  According to one member of the NeoGAF forums, Amazon UK paid him £84 after he complained that his original 60GB console - which was well out of both Sony's warranty and Amazon's own 30-day guarantee - was, after firmware v3.21 was installed, in contravention of European Directive 1999/44/EC.  The law states that goods must be fit for the purpose that a seller advertises them as suitable for, and in removing the "Other OS" functionality Sony have inadvertently broken it.

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PS3 custom firmware promised to bypass “Other OS” v3.21 limitation

PS3 custom firmware promised to bypass “Other OS” v3.21 limitation

After Sony's somewhat bizarre "security" related decision to block Other OS installation on the original PS3 consoles with the next scheduled firmware update, hacker George Hotz - who some believe prompted Sony's move, after he publicly admitted to having hacked the console back in January 2010 - has promised a lifeline for console owners.  His advice is to avoid installing the PS3 firmware v3.21 due on April 1st, and instead wait for an alternative flashing app of his own design.

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Sony PS3 firmware v3.21 strips “Other OS” functionality

Sony PS3 firmware v3.21 strips “Other OS” functionality

Sony have announced a new PS3 firmware update, but while most users generally look forward to such events, v3.21 is likely to cause Sony no end of headaches.  That's because, rather than add in functionality, PS3 firmware v3.21 seems only intended to remove the ability to install other OSes to the console.  Sony have described the move - which will impact versions of the PS3 prior to the current PS3 Slim model - as prompted by "security concerns", though fail to detail exactly what those concerns might be.  It's a decision that some believe is connected to geohot's hacking of the PS3 back in January 2010.

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The Daily Slash: January 12, 2011

The Daily Slash: January 12, 2011

Today was a bit of a this-and-that day with news stories coming in from all manner of sources on oh... leaks and bust-ups and business mergers and the like. Want a random example? Here's a Just Mobile AluPen Hands-On - that's a brand new stylus for mobile phones. Weird! Next check it out as Samsung supposedly stops an Android update from moving to a popular phone in order to promote another phone: Why Leo, Why?! Take a long glance at a review of the HTC EVO Shift 4G by my main homie Dylan Bailey. Discover a whole new worldwide communication as Google Translate for Android Introduces Conversation Mode. Be amazed at the magic of an "Industry First" promise on our fabulous Sprint Event Invite - featuring David Blaine! Discover the newness of iOS 4.3 Beta. Grab some insight from Ben Bajarin in The Impact of the Verizon iPhone on Android’s Growth. Finally, have yourselves a bit of a ASUS Eee Pad Slider & Transform hands-on with Chris Davies. You're gonna love it! All this and MORE on The Daily Slash!

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SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up: January 12 2011

SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up: January 12 2011

Yesterday was all about the iPhone being on Verizon. Today is all about... well first there's a little iPhone news: iPhone Personal Hotspot coming to all in iOS 4.3, then it's all about the ASUS Eee Pad Slider & Transform hands-on [Video]! Wowzers. Then take a peek at the possible Android Facebook Phone, and see the unfolding story surrounding Sony's legal action against the Geohot PS3 hack. Get yourself a tasty treat over at Android Community with the revealing of Android 2.4 Ice Cream SANDWICH, and finally take a guess at which phone is coming packaged with Inception - yes, the movie, the one with the BWAAAM and the folding cities and the dreaming and the whatnot. All this and MORE on SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up!

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