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They Don’t Make Apologies Like They Used To

They lie because, well, that’s what PR people do1

Really, Sony, if this is the best you can muster, you’re probably better off just being (smaller) d*cks and saying nothing at all:

We are sorry if users of Linux or other operating systems are disappointed by our decision to issue a firmware upgrade which when installed disables this operating system feature. We have made the decision to protect the integrity of the console and whilst mindful of the impact on Linux or other operating system users we nevertheless felt it would be in the best interests of the majority of users to pursue this course of action.

As you will be aware we have upgraded and enhanced functionality and features of the console by numerous firmware upgrades over time and this is a very rare instance where a feature will be disabled. Further enhancements are in the pipeline.

Users do have the choice whether to install the firmware upgrade and this is clearly explained to them at the time the firmware upgrade is made available for installation. Furthermore our terms and conditions clearly state that we have the right to revise the PS3’s settings and features in order to prevent access to unauthorised or pirated content.

This is an apology the same way it’d be an apology if you beat your neighbor’s dog to death with a shovel and said:

Yeah, I’m really sorry I beat your dog to death with a shovel, but it was peeing on my rhododendrons and, thus, violating the sanctity of my beautiful floral arrangement, so I’m sure you’ll understand.

Besides, I gave you the option of locking your dog in a cramped box but you didn’t want to take it so, well, f*ck off.

Or something to that effect.

Oh, and the second paragraph in their ‘apology’? Yeah, that’s what we in the business call complete and utter bullsh*t, e.g. taking away backwards compatibility, taking away Linux, and taking away our ability to take them seriously. (That’ll hit soon for those of you still falling all over yourselves to apologize for Sony’s wretchedness…Josh.)

To be fair, though, they did add one thing: bricking consoles with their ham-fisted firmware update–thanks Sony!

1 And because, on the whole, we let them get away w/ it because they gave us a pat on the head and figured we were all a bunch of idiots (like a lot of the posters here).

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  1. 04/09/2010 at 21:46


    It all sounds familiar.

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