PSP (Play Station). Sony has been aggressively updating the firmware (A chip imbedded inside the unit) on its PlayStation Portable game systems ever since the initial release of the device last March. Many people found that they could run other software programs on their PSP, such as game emulators originally developed for other gaming systems. Well Sony will have none of that. Anything you play on their PSP had better be something they sell or have a license fee too. So what they have been doing is building patches into their games, once you run one of their new games, software in the game automatically installs a firmware update. These new games will not play without the update, so there is no way around it. Basically Sony is saying you don’t own their PSP, you’re just ‘renting’ it. They own it and will tell you what you can and can not do with it.
Just who does Sony think they are? They are also behind the up coming Blu-ray DVD hardware that will be similar, so don't you dare but a 'back-up' copy of a DVD in that machine!
And they were the brains behind the XCP that they put on some 52 music CD's titles (Which the users had no idea that this was happening), that then let hackers take over or attack peoples home computers.
I'm never buying anything with SONY on it until they stop this crap!