So the newest software update for the PS3. More useless rubbish, but we've come to terms with that. What I can't come to terms with is that I now have a great big 'SingStar' advertising logo slapped onto my UI in my games section, that can't be hidden or removed. I have never EVER wanted to play a singing game. Not an attack on them, mind you, I just don't like playing them myself. So why in the hell have I got a piece of advertising cemented onto my firmware? Note also that this crap was not outlined in the details of the system update- they put it in under the radar and now they think we're just going to endure it?
No, to hell with that- we have all put up with an immeasureable amount of bull with this company. The launch price, Security breaches (along with a laughable compensation programme after it, which they turned into a marketing campaign). Locked firmware and multiple disappointments, each consecutive with every new software update- can't do anything with the software anymore, locked the whole thing. Paltry backwards compatibility.
But this is just taking the damned cake. Advertising is one thing, but advertising that's slammed straight onto OUR hardware? No, I'm not playing this game anymore.
Sony had better change their attitude toward their consumers if they want to have a hope in hell of surviving the next console iteration. Treating your customers with this level of contempt staggers the mind. Because I'll tell you right now for free- if Microsoft brought a new console tomorrow? I'd buy it and throw my PS3 in the trash.
What are you talking about? Are you talking about the "Playstation Store" icon on the Games section of the XMB? Because that's been there for a while, like a year or two. There's one on the Videos section as well. Other than the Playstation Store, I see nothing out of the ordinary.
If that's what you're talking about, it can't be that bad if you JUST noticed it.
Sony makes many poor choices and this is further proof. I'm glad I'm not in the UK. Since I don't see anything of value coming from the M$ camp I'd have to stick solely with Nin if Sony doesn't clean up their act. No movies, no updates, no crap. Just good games and a stable, free PSN. Next gen is not looking that great.
Sony should allow more advertising in the xmb as a cash flow for maybe things like upgrading servers and making our psn experience better... they could have it be disabled if your a plus member.... just a marketing thought we should be thankful its not as bogged down with ads like xbox
You mean like how Microsoft is doing? Gold and Silver subscriptions both have the same amount of adverts, and even with a Gold sub, you can't disable the ads.
No thanks..... the PSN is working just fine for me and many other people.