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Reports of PS3 Firmware 3.0 Locking Out Knock-off Controllers

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276w ago - Well, here's a bit of a curious situation... as [Register or Login to view links] reports, it wasn't long after the PS3 Firmware 3.0 went live that the first reports of problems started cropping up.

One particularly nagging issue being that some controllers (specifically the CECHZC2H Ceramic White DualShock3) seemed to be locked out of the console once the update was installed.

To quote: After hashing it out a bit on the official PlayStation 3 forum, however, users apparently determined that the controllers in question were in fact knock-offs and not official Sony product, which raises some different but just as interesting questions.

Namely, is Sony locking the knock-offs out on purpose, or is firmware 3.0 just too much for them to handle? For its part, Sony doesn't seem to be saying anything on the matter just yet.

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#13 - semitope - 276w ago
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I consider it cheating is why. The challenge in a console FPS/TPS and other affected is using the standard controller like the majority of those playing the game. Using a controller made by a third party to gain an advantage is something I am not happy with. Do you think its ok to use controller with macros and turbo buttons?

#12 - JeffJ - 276w ago
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why do you feel they need to be locked out?

#11 - semitope - 276w ago
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I wish they managed to kill the spitfish and similar controllers really. Its sad about the imitation dualshock controllers but those mouse controllers NEED to get locked out.

#10 - B4rtj4h - 276w ago
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Strange... but my cabled Dragon controller does not work as well...

#9 - sergeriver - 276w ago
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Uh? I was going to get one of these, but reading this now, I'm not sure. I'm also having problems with Uncharted, I'm on my Crushing walkthrough and it freezes from time to time. Anyone else?


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