PS3 Firmware Update 3.72 & new Terms

September 20, 2011 in NEWS, PS3

Playstation 3 has come out with yet another update to it’s firmware, which is now at version 3.72. Here are the details as listed by PS3′s Blog:

“An update to the PS3 system software was released on 20 September 2011. If you update your PS3 system, the system software version will be 3.72 and the following features will be updated. In order to download PS3 system software version 3.72, you will need a minimum 190MB of free space on either the PS3 Hard Disk Drive (System Update) or on removable storage media (PC Update).

Main features in system software update version 3.72
-Playback quality during use of some PlayStation 3 format software has been improved.

Note:
Depending on the software title, you may not be able to play without first updating the PS3 system software.
Do not perform updates using any data other than the official update data provided by Sony Computer Entertainment over a network or on disc media, and do not perform updates by methods other than those described in the product documentation or in this site. If an update is performed using data from another source, by another method, or with a PS3 system that has been altered or modified in any way, the PS3 system may not operate properly and may not be able to install the official update data. Any of these actions may void the PS3 system warranty and affect your ability to obtain warranty services and repair services from Sony Computer Entertainment.”

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Interestingly enough this update comes shortly after it published it’s REQUIRED Terms of Service (required that is if you want to sign into the PSN). In this new “Terms of Service” Sony “Thinks” that it has banned any users of the PSN from forming a Class Action Lawsuit against it (such as maybe those that want to form one for the removal of Linux, etc. or for future reasons). In contrast any lawsuits brought against Sony will have to be done on an “individual” basis. In other words, if Sony has done some “wrong doing” the “Little Guy” will have to take on the Sony Team of Lawyers by themselves vs a group suit against their team. LOL!!! Nice try Sony. Albeit that I am no lawyer, it is my opinion (and I’ll bet a Judge somewhere would side with me) that a corporation that has violated a law CANNOT prevent a class action!!! There are many cases where agreements are signed that are deemed unreasonable or ill-lawful by the Courts. I think if challenged this would certainly be one. BIG CORP SCARE TACTICS :P PSN users…We are the Knights who say “Ni”……so run away Sony Lawyers or we shall taunt you a second time…uh :D (had to throw in some Monty Python there, it’s as crazy as these new terms) Check out Section 15 of the silly Terms:

“ANY DISPUTE RESOLUTION PROCEEDINGS, WHETHER IN ARBITRATION OR COURT, WILL BE CONDUCTED ONLY ON AN INDIVIDUAL BASIS AND NOT IN A CLASS OR REPRESENTATIVE ACTION OR AS A NAMED OR UNNAMED MEMBER IN A CLASS, CONSOLIDATED, REPRESENTATIVE OR PRIVATE ATTORNEY GENERAL ACTION, UNLESS BOTH YOU AND THE SONY ENTITY WITH WHICH YOU HAVE A DISPUTE SPECIFICALLY AGREE TO DO SO IN WRITING FOLLOWING INITIATION OF THE ARBITRATION. THIS PROVISION DOES NOT PRECLUDE YOUR PARTICIPATION AS A MEMBER IN A CLASS ACTION FILED ON OR BEFORE AUGUST 20, 2011.”

Any lawyers out there care to comment?

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