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I think they are going for the male gamers with this advert [Nov. 13th, 2005|10:12 pm]
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So I've been thinking again about the whole getting a PSP thing mainly because of the whole rootkit thing Sony got caught doing the other week, not to mention the whole PS3 not playing used games rumor (which is all just stupid, stupid beyond words), but I was still having a look on what prices white value pack were going on Ebay, when I came across this advert:

PSP Advert
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From: audiomind
2005-11-15 12:06 am (UTC)
Personally I will never buy another thing from Sony in my entire life.

Not only that, if push comes to shove, I will pirate it.
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[User Picture]From: z303
2005-11-15 10:08 pm (UTC)

Buy Sony, not right now I think

I'm not going to say never but I don't see myself buying any Sony stuff until they do something major to sort themselves out, and todays recall was not enough. I saw that a blog even exists now just covering this.

One thing I find interesting is Sony reaction to the Rootkit compared to Six Apart's reaction to the typepad problems they have been having over the last few weeks. They are like night and day, just the way they turned a mistake into a positive thing for the user and the company. I know they are very different problems that both companies are dealing with but I just don't see Sony as the sort of company that would, do something like Six Apart did, it would just not be something they would do.

In a way maybe this will a good thing for Sony if they see that having DRM is not helping them and get to doing cool electronics/films/games like the PSP (which is on par with the Walkman and Ipod as a design classic in my book) and Wipeout. I also think it double important now more than ever to support independent labels and artists, if you like what they are doing buy the CD.

You also have to wonder what the financials for warprecords store (MP3 with no DRM) or Magnatune look like? Especially vs. cost of running the place (DRM added complexity is going to mean more bugs)?
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From: (Anonymous)
2005-11-22 02:55 am (UTC)

Re: Buy Sony, not right now I think

So what's this about Six-A-Part again?

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[User Picture]From: z303
2005-11-23 10:47 pm (UTC)

Re: Buy Sony, not right now I think

Typepad had some performance problems, and to make up for it they offered the users upto 45 days free service, but they could also choose 30 day, 15 days or zero days, depending on how badly they thought they had been effected.

I was just trying to point out how different that was compared with Sonys foot dragging over dealing with the Rootkit CDs. Six Apart, to me seem to be treating their customers with respect, holding a hand up, saying yes we had a problem and then trying to make things right.
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[User Picture]From: z303
2005-11-23 10:35 pm (UTC)
Looks like all the bad press is having an effect, from Business week
Overnight, Get Right with the Man dropped to No. 1,392 on Amazon's music rankings. By Nov. 22 -- after the news made headlines and Sony was deep into damage control, pulling some 4.7 million copy-protected disks from the market -- Get Right with the Man was even further from Amazon's Top 40, plummeting to No. 25,802.
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