on 20-12-2010 04:20 AM
Updates shouldnt be required all the time to do before playing a game, some updates cause problems for people and their consoles and due to it be obligated to even play a game what use is it when it makes the ps3 unfunctional
Yes the update to incorperate 3d bluray was good, but not every single update is necessary and should be deeed to the end user in having a choice. If an update in compulsary and the person updates a 5yr old system and that update stuffs it up then Sony should have to repair or replace free of charge, also if that happens its a fair while before the person can play games again so in retrospect the updates could in fact make a person go without their gaming for lengthy durations more to the equal amount of updates released in a year.
on 20-12-2010 05:03 AM
on 20-12-2010 07:01 AM
I dont mind the game updates, when purchasing a new game, just gets annoying doing a system console update all the time and also identifying others who's console goes faulty from a system update. Ok to the update that stopped the Jailbreak thing and the 3d bluray update but the rest are bit pointless ie 3.50 to 3.55.
Doing a system update shouldnt harm the console but it does in some cases, due to this then there should be a warrenty and gaurentee for every console out there that if a fault occurs from a system update its upto sony to fix or replace the system.
on 20-12-2010 01:23 PM
on 21-12-2010 02:26 AM
I have to disagree on old age part - old age is about 20yrs not less than 10.
It doesnt happen to everyones ps3, but there is documents and words out all over online that peoples ps3 crapped out due to an update. hasnt happened to me but have read about it on forums.
I just think having updates quite a few times a yr for the system is taxing, but i wouldnt want my ps3 crapping out due to an update either. 3D bluray was an important update - but update 3.55 i dont see any point to it being forced, updates should be rare like only once a yr type of thing, unless its introducing a new feature to the ps3, but in the spand of 7-8 mths or less than that there has been 3.42. maybe a few between to read 3.50 and now 3.55
on 22-12-2010 04:36 AM
Updates are a requirement of the T&C of the PSN EULA. Of course one does not have to play games on-line or keep the console connected to the net, just like in the old days, but if you choose to connect it and play on-line, those are caveats in doing so I'm afraid.
It's kind of like the whole argument about game ownership. Sadly, those discs we buy, we do not own. We have only brought a "licence" to the game which could in theory be revoked at any time by the publisher. One day it will happen.
on 22-12-2010 09:15 AM
WoW you changed the topic quickly, Regardless of anythin Sony should allow the user to decide to download un update, unless it incorperates some major hardware or new feature to the console. The update from 3.50 to 3.55 really didnt do anything worhwhile to anyone, We are Sony;s customers and the updates should be limited in respect to their customers, its pointless updating the firmware continiously when there is no need.
on 08-01-2011 06:12 AM
on 19-01-2011 04:12 AM
The Updates are definitely necessity if you wish to keep it secure or enjoy the new features. Funny as I recall reading a post of yours in regards to this security issue, I for one would definitely have my console updated whenever a new one comes out.
You did read the T&C didn't you? If it's in regards to the update causing systems to fail then I'm afraid I have to back up what was said previously, if the update is the cause of system failures, there would be millions of consoles out there with the same issue.
In the end you are not forced to update, if you simple don't agree then you forfeit your online capabilities and this is through your choice and yours only.
on 20-01-2011 01:51 AM
The update from 3.50 to 3.55 really didnt do anything worhwhile to anyone, We are Sony;s customers and the updates should be limited in respect to their customers, its pointless updating the firmware continiously when there is no need.
At the time it did actually for Sony at least.
Hackers had figured out how to downgrade a console from 3.50 to 3.41 so the jailbreak could be used on it. Previously once a user had upgraded past 3.41, JB's were unusable on that console. Whatever method was created for downgrading no longer works on 3.55 to my knowledge.
All of the constant updates recently and removal of features have been a result of Sony trying to combat anti-piracy. That war appears to be lost now however. But if you're looking for someone to have a whinge about try hackers.
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