European Customs Begin Seizing PS3 Shipments as LG Wins Injunction

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LatiosXT

Urgh, I wish the fanboys would take a stick and shove it down an orifice of theirs.

The only thing keeping your precious console alive is the other guy. Like it or not. If Sony steps out, what's keeping Microsoft from improving the 360 now? Sure the Wii is technically a console and technically a competitor, but the Wii demographic isn't really the target audience of the 360. And don't tell me Kinect is, because that's just a lousy knock-off that's more useful in the hands of the community than game developers who just rehash everything the Wii did already.

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Eoraptor

Why is no one actually commenting on the content of this article? This is just one more case of patent trolling, and LG wants a cut of Sony's pocketbook. Why? well, for one thing, disk-based media is dying off and LG makes a currently huge but declining profit on low-priced optical drives in everything from PCs to entertainment centers and autos, and two... ~greed~ cause patent trolling is essentially free money.

That, or LG wants to get into the dead-as-a-doornail console market itself, but only owns enough patents to go after Sony, since neither Nintendo nor Xbox use native blueray.

you may dislike Sony's console, but that's no reason to support patent troll tactics that keep innovations limited to ultra-mega-conglomocorps who have the legal departments to fight them off or buy them off.

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Darksyde

Yes and no. There is possibly a case of pattent trolling as you put it but not on the part of LG. In an article back on Feb 8 it was explaned that the injuctions were first filed in response to patent claims by Sony against LG. By all rights Sony threw the first stones so I have a hard time throwing them any simpathy.

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Darksyde

Odd double post.

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Engelsstaub

Sony can kiss my bare ass as well. They don't sell any consoles anyway. They were too busy still pushing PS2s and their games while Nintendo and Microsoft were innovating. Then they just ripped off everyone else's ideas. Too stupid to invest in their own console-future in a timely manner because they wanted to milk every last quick dollar from the PS2.

First the rootkits...then the crap about constantly "updating" the functionality of the hardware their consumer-base paid their hard-earned big bucks for. I used to respect the name Sony. They still (usually) make quality products but the way they treat the consumer is disgusting. 

Sony deserves everything they get and then some more.

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kevaskous

Um not to be a dick, but Sony funded the project that they eventually abandoned and Microsoft finished for the proc in the 360 (I could be mistaken but I don't think so.) you'd be wise to choose words a bit better, but Sony is a worthless company in general.

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COMMANDER_COOK

Suck it, Sony!

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bbarker3

360 for the win!

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kevaskous

The hell that got to do with this article? Fanboys are so ignorant.

 

Anyways that has got to be painful. But it serves the company right tbh, they've fucked the little guys for quite awhile, especially their customers, MS and everyone got theirs, time for Sony's!

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