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Bookmarked: PS4 consoles will still be playable long after PSN has died, thanks to this major update | Ars Technica

The console's system-bricking CMOS issue is no more. Will the PS3 be next?

https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2021/09/sonys-latest-ps4-firmware-fixes-the-consoles-software-kill-switch/

While it's good that the issue is fixed for PS4 consoles, something more needs to be done. Manufacturers shouldn't be able to make their systems reliant on an online service and then discontinue that service. Forced obsolescence is extremely anti-consumer

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Bookmarked: Steam Deck is Valve’s Switch-like portable PC, starting at $399 this December | Ars Technica

Preorders kick off on July 16, but you'll need an older Steam account.

https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2021/07/steam-deck-is-valves-switch-like-portable-pc-starting-at-399-this-december/

I really hope this does well. I'd love a portable gaming machine without having to deal with Nintendo's hamstringing. And running a Linux-based OS is an added bonus

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Bookmarked: Sony reverses course, keeps legacy PlayStation online stores open | Ars Technica

PS3 and Vita stores will remain available, but PSP will sunset as planned.

https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2021/04/sony-reverses-course-keeps-legacy-playstation-online-stores-open/

We don't need it, but here's more evidence that digital-only media is a bad idea. When people talk about the all-streaming future for gaming, this is why I dread it.

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