January 18, 2022
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The looming software kill-switch lurking in aging PlayStation hardware

Enlarge / These consoles could eventually be large paperweights if Sony doesn't fix a problem looming in their firmware.Unless something changes, an issue lurking in older PlayStations' internal timing systems threatens to eventually make every PS4 game and all downloaded PS3 games unplayable on current hardware. Right now, it's not a matter of if ...