In March 2010, while GeoHot said to be close to breaking the security of the PlayStation 3, Sony was broadcasting the update 3.21 of the firmware console , blocking the function otheros yet registered as a feature on the box of the machine. Remember, this function on which Sony insisted the launch of the PS3, could install an alternative operating system on the console of the Linux kernel.Some hackers used it to play back MKV HD video, while others - such as the U.S. military - to create "clusters" of PS3, forming supercomputers. The removal of this feature otheros decided by Sony to protect its console from hackers, is like the starting point of all that followed in the strained relationship between Sony and hackers which led to the PSN-Gate.
And while some consumers had apparently managed to emphasize the loss of this function to bepartially repay the PS3 is behind the complaint of Anthony Ventura partnership , registered in California, the American owners of the console s 'felt aggrieved gathered. For them, the removal of this function is " voluntary deactivation of this important feature in advertisements for Sony to launch its product . "It is therefore with interest that we awaited the verdict of the American justice in this case, and Judge Richard Seeborg is unfortunately reset the complaint, finding that by buying the PlayStation 3, consumers have accepted the EULA license Sony, which provides firmware changes and the possible abolition of functions.