A Slippery Sony Slope
You are being a bunch of cunts. Stoppit.
I suppose I should explain, huh? Well, Sony has decided to try to stop all the lawsuits against them by simply letting you sign away your rights to take part in a class-action lawsuit against them. Does that just anger the fuck out of anyone else? It should! Anyone owning a PS3 has been getting the shaft for since it was released!
First, they removed the backwards compatibility, which was ridiculous; the PS2 was and still is a popular game system. Next they remove the dual-boot to Linux, and while I admit I didn’t care at the time because I wasn’t interested in that particular OS. But I know It made a lot of people angry. Then they don’t secure their own databases and get hacked, leaving everyone booted from any online play for a whole month. But once again, I wasn’t near as outraged as I should’ve been, simply because I had found the glorious world of steam gaming by that time, and never played my PS3 online. Would I like to pay $60 for a game, or wait for a sale and get it up to 75% off?
I chose my computer and never looked back at my PS3. Until now. I may not use my PS3 for anything but a blu-ray player and Netflix, but I am enraged by Sony’s latest legal tactic. Unfortunately, they may be able to enforce this (in the US anyway) because they give you a way around signing away your rights. That’s right folks, all you gotta do is mail them a letter saying you want to opt out. Not e-mail, but the regular old postal service. Or hey, just don’t accept the update and lose the ability to play new games and movies and go online. The choice is all yours.
Looking back how, I am just appalled about how Sony can just take away anything they desire from the PS3. I mean, you buy something on the basis of what it can do, functionality-wise. You are promising a customer something that you either cannot deliver, or just decided to take away. That is what I call false advertising, or more simply – A LIE!
This story was written before this site was online, but If it hasn’t been 30 days since you agreed to the ToS, here is an excerpt of what you need to do-
IF YOU DO NOT WISH TO BE BOUND BY THE BINDING ARBITRATION AND CLASS ACTION WAIVER IN THIS SECTION 15, YOU MUST NOTIFY SNEI IN WRITING WITHIN 30 DAYS OF THE DATE THAT YOU ACCEPT THIS AGREEMENT. YOUR WRITTEN NOTIFICATION MUST BE MAILED TO 6080 CENTER DRIVE, 10TH FLOOR, LOS ANGELES, CA 90045, ATTN: LEGAL DEPARTMENT/ARBITRATION AND MUST INCLUDE: (1) YOUR NAME, (2) YOUR ADDRESS, (3) YOUR PSN ACCOUNT NUMBER, IF YOU HAVE ONE, AND (4) A CLEAR STATEMENT THAT YOU DO NOT WISH TO RESOLVE DISPUTES WITH ANY SONY ENTITY THROUGH ARBITRATION.