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Submitted by -Mezzo- 965d ago | news

French Court Says Prisoner Can't Have a PS3, but Could Use Xbox 360

Kotaku - The latest Xbox 360 exclusive? French prisons. An inmate recently lost his appeal to have his PlayStation 3, and the privilege of playing it, restored to him, and it seems the PS3's on-board WiFi connection is the problem. Good ol' Xbox 360, remember, didn't have that feature on the Elite or the Arcade models. (Culture, PS3, Xbox 360)

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Pope_Kaz_Hirai_II   965d ago | Trolling | show | Replies(6)
GalacticEmpire  +   965d ago | Funny
RROD has a completely different meaning in prison.
Pope_Kaz_Hirai_II  +   965d ago
Is kinect allowed in prison? :D
Godmars290  +   965d ago
Why do you think, "Kinect, Drop the Soap" even exist?
Septic  +   965d ago
lol they know xbox is better punishment.
HarryMasonHerpderp  +   965d ago
I literally laughed out loud at that comment :D
NiteX  +   965d ago
Rape rod of death?
kenshiro100  +   965d ago
WeaseL  +   964d ago
No, its still red RING of death
Welshy  +   965d ago
Perhaps it's added punishment?

Deliberately buy refurbished, 4 year old white 20gig consoles that will last approximately 2.3 matches of FIFA before the RRoD kicks in and they are told they won't be getting a replacement.
TheTwelve  +   965d ago
Give the criminals an Xbox!!!
LOL_WUT  +   965d ago
Let them suffer eh?
MariaHelFutura  +   965d ago
This is gonna be hilarious.
Dlacy13g  +   965d ago
OK that is pretty comical.
GreenRanger  +   965d ago
Don't drop the controller!
sway_z  +   965d ago
Imagine the Judge considered having to play an Xbox 360 as punishment. No Parole, No Visits...No PS3
Donnieboi  +   965d ago
Xbox but no ps3? Seems fair, can't let these crooks have too much fun, now can we. After being behind those 4 walls with nothing to play but Halo, Gears, and Forza re-hash of games, he'll be on his best behavior just so he can get the hell out of prison.

Seems like an appropriate punishment. I jk/
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torchic  +   965d ago
I only clicked on this article for comments like these
HarryMasonHerpderp  +   965d ago | Funny
The thought of one day having the chance to play PS3 exclusives is going to make this man turn his life around.
Donnieboi  +   965d ago
ZodTheRipper  +   965d ago
I'd give you 2 bubbles for that comment if I could.
SaffronCurse  +   965d ago
He could use the 360 with the condition that he'll only have Xbox live Silver.
GreenRanger  +   965d ago
"it seems the PS3's on-board WiFi connection is the problem. Good ol' Xbox 360, remember, didn't have that feature on the Elite or the Arcade models"
Wouldn't the prison have had a password protected connection?
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BISHOP-BRASIL  +   965d ago
They may have some computer hardware specialist criminals that, with access to an antena, could assemble some kind of device to comunicate with outside, not just the prison wi-fi (which itself can also be cracked too, remember those people have a lot of "free" time). Simple as that.
solidt12  +   965d ago
Wait a minute, I guess criminals really aren't that smart because he could of asked for a old 20 gig PS3. They did not have wifi. "You big dummy" in my Red Fox voice.
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Foxhound922  +   965d ago
Now that's what I call punishment
jjb1981  +   965d ago
Make him play AMY!
Why o why  +   965d ago
Many funny comments here...all in good taste I hope
ThatCanadianGuy514  +   965d ago
Now that's just cruel and unusual punishment.
WeAreLegion  +   965d ago
20 Gb PS3 had no Wi-Fi. Morons...
BISHOP-BRASIL  +   965d ago
But was it ever launched in France/Europe?
WeAreLegion  +   965d ago
The PS3 is not region-locked. I don't think "Having wi-fi" was the real reason. That's the point I'm making here. It would have been very simple for them to get a PS3 without wi-fi.
wolokowoh  +   965d ago
It's also only 20gb. You can't even play the PSN version of Uncharted with that. He'd have to upgrade to a reasonable size just to play multiple games without have to uninstall and reinstall regularly. Plenty of games still have multiple Gb installs. Look at GT5. That take half by itself for the "optional" install.
WeAreLegion  +   965d ago
Tell me about it. I had a launch 20 Gb. :/ You can just put a bigger HDD in there. It's not the real reason.
shadowwizard  +   965d ago
LMAO, loving all these comments guys, N4G community FTW!
darkmonkey13x  +   965d ago
and he will be playing Grand theft auto?? :P
BrianC6234  +   965d ago
This is a good reason to not have always online consoles. What will the prisoners play? :)
Relientk77  +   965d ago
France is owned by Microsoft

Zechs34  +   965d ago

Oh wait...

This isnt a story about always on DRM exclusive to the prison model Xbox?
miyamoto  +   965d ago
Denying prisoners no PS3 is capital punishment already but giving them a 360 instead is torment
GABRIEL1030  +   965d ago
You cant play Uncharted, but you can play Gears of War.. Deal with it!
GreenRanger  +   965d ago
The warden threw a party in the county jail.
There was no PS3, it was an epic fail.
My cellmate likes Sesame Street and is bipolar.
He turned on his Kinect and screamed "You are the controller!".
Let's rock!...
cr33ping_death  +   965d ago
Reeducation by having prisoners look at the RROD with subliminal messages? nice one France
cyclindk  +   965d ago
Little Jimmy:

"Mom! Someone named In4_157-to-life keeps tea-bagging me after he kills me."


"That's nice dear, tea is good for you, add him to your friends list."
GribbleGrunger  +   965d ago
Hasn't the poor guy suffered enough?
Max-Zorin  +   965d ago
Came here to laugh at the comments. Was not disappointed.
MultiConsoleGamer  +   965d ago
Maybe its because the ps3 is a better media player?

Maybe its because ps3 has home and it would make the prisoner feel like he was free?
Hicken  +   964d ago
Um... I don't know how to tell you this but...

No, nevermind.

A for effort.
TheObserver  +   965d ago
The judge is afraid that the inmate may attempt to..... jailbreak his PS3!!

Yo dawg.... I heard you are in prison, so here's a
PS3. So you can attempt to jailbreak while you attempt to jailbreak.
kingPoS  +   964d ago
Games in the prison!?!?

Even the prisoners got it good in France. ne
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