Get your Portable ID!
I'm On A Boat MF
Thanks for your understanding.
To state that a firmware update is "totally optional" is simply not realistic. In order to play new games, to access major parts of already owned games (internet portions, multiplayer, etc.) we have to update. No service agreement, disclaimer, or manual can alleviate SCEA, or any party to such an agreement, of their basic duty of care. There are a number of class action suits setting precedence in this matter; basically no agreement can supercede our statutory rights.
I trust that Sony will do what they can to fix this problem, and do not think it will end in a court room. All of this is hopefully going to be a moot point when they release the next firmware update. Or, I could be way off the mark and my PS3 could have just died of more natural causes.
Again, thanks for your understanding...
I understand peoples frustration with having a console not working the way they are used to, but threatening to take them to court is pointless, you would never win. Updating to the new firmware was totally optional, there is no requirement that you play games online and therefore you could have simply turned off your internet connection on your ps3 and played your games as normal. There is always some risk when updating software on any hardware, media or design. Also, if you read all of your user agreements from your manuals as well as the update you would realize they have disclaimers to preclude the ability of people to sue should their system experience problems. Rest assured though, sony cannot afford a major snag in their overall strategy for the ps3, so an update will most assuredly be release ASAP.
Add my gamertag to the wall.
My PS3 has stopped working after a frozen screen. As we understand by all the threads we read here, the new firmware 3.00 caused those frozen screen in games.
Gamertag, are you sure you are talking about PS3?
I was told the same thing - bad luck - but why was the game working 1 minute before and then to play madden online it requred the new udpate and then nothing worked. It's pretty odd how there is a pretty large group all having this issue.