I bought a used PS3, looks like the console is banned. What should I do with it?
@robjloranger Shove Linux on it?
@octet33 sounds fun, it might even be my account. But it's new as of yesterday so no idea what I 'did'
@robjloranger If it's your account you might have an email or something.
@octet33 I had hoped but I don't see anything yet. I might try support tomorrow. Their support docs say they won't discuss or revert account bans though. I was thinking of getting a new console later this year but at this rate maybe not a PlayStation
@robjloranger Yeah, with the exception of the Switch, consoles are needlessly locked-down PC's. The latest generation even uses the PC's horrible CPU instruction set!
@octet33 I thought about a steam machine as well but that's not much better. And I like the switch but it lacks a few games, like fallout. This all started because I wanted to try fallout 4
@robjloranger Ah. Yeah, that sucks. I know the feel of being platform-locked off a game - my only platforms are Switch and Linux!
What's the exact model? (CECH-xxxx), and is it jailbroken?
There are some shady places that sell unbanned console IDs, though I cannot recommend any as I have no experience with any.
@admicos 4201a but I don't know if it's jailbroken.
After reading Sony's terms though I feel like x box might be a better choice, for a new console in the future I mean
That's a super slim, yes?
If so, you cannot jailbreak it even if you wanted to.
There are some stuff like PS3HEN which can make it run backups, but I don't think it can run "proper" homebrew or Linux on it.
@admicos support was no help, their suggestion was to just create a new account. And they couldn't tell me the reason due to privacy issues. 🤔 I'm buying an Xbox next I guess, at least their account bans are usually temporary.
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