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Sony was successful with its motion to dismiss the class action lawsuit against its removal of the PS3's "Other OS" Linux compatibility. A federal judge has dismissed all of the counts in the suit. All but one of the claims had been dismissed in February, Gamasutra reports. The plaintiffs amen...

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December 13, 2011 at 11:30AM
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SCEA has filed a motion to dismiss a class action brought against the company for its removal of the PS3's "Other OS" feature, which allowed users to install Linux on the system. Sony argues that the lawsuit, a consolidation of seven similar suits filed last spring, fails to present evidence that t...

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[Image credit: Air Force] It seems we'll all have to be a little more careful before we mock PS3 owners that have voiced concern over Sony's decision to remove the "Install Other OS" option from the console (via a recent firmware update). "What nerdlinger would be so bent out of shape about tha...

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As if one lawsuit regarding the removal of the Other OS functionality from the PlayStation 3 wasn't enough, two more class-action suits have been filed against Sony, reports IGN. Earlier this month, Todd Densmore and Antal Herz (of Georgia and California, respectively) filed a class-action suit aga...

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Worried that Sony was going to get off lightly, only suffering the slings and arrows of a few angry commenters after removing the PS3's support for other operating systems like Linux? You might endorse the actions of Anthony Ventura, who recently filed a class action lawsuit against the company, cl...

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Mark Methenitis contributes Law of the Game on Joystiq ("LGJ"), a column on legal issues as they relate to video games: [Flickr: DeclanTM] By now you've installed the PS3 Firmware 3.21 update that removes the "Other OS" option (more or less) from your console. (You've at least read about it.) B...

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