This fight is not yet lost as many have already accepted it. SCEA has said no to the devs. But fact is we mean a lot more to them then the devs do. If enough of us speak up and call them maybe we can make some leverage for Aksys.
Really, I wouldn't encourage this... The fight IS over as this would set Aksys further behind schedule and could do more harm than help. Do you actually think a corporate behemoth like Sony cares what you or a small group of gamers care about? That quote you posted from SCEA's website is just lip service; they couldn't care less about an issue such as this. The only way to get their attention would be if this game sells remarkably well, then Aksys would have greater leverage with them in the future. There are more important things than this going on in the world to worry about...
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D.Plainview(Il brutto): I have a competition in me. I want no one else to succeed. I hate most people.
Kakizaki(Il cattivo): [Edit] That's what I do when I feel threatened, because God gave me a baby penis.