Latest PS3 Update Disables Third Party Peripherals

When Sony’s most current update for the PS3 that went up earlier this week, it was meant to help make playing Blu-ray discs more enjoyable with a playback ability. They also added a “Grief Reporting Function” for when other players don’t play nice, but with this update came another rather big change.  Now some gamers with their PS3’s up to date will notice that their third party USB devices have stopped functioning on their beloved consoles, and they’re not too happy with that.

Earlier this week, Sony posted up a note stating their views on the fact,

“SCEA does not support continued functionality of counterfeit or unlicensed controllers in system software updates and these devices may cease to function in the future because of system software updates…SCE and its affiliated companies disclaim all liability for any loss or damage suffered by you or any third party through the use of counterfeit or unlicensed products.”

So now the banhammer has been laid to a good chunk of unfortunate devices, looks like the cheaper route for playing is skimming down as an option.

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Alix Minjarez

Being a gamer since the age of 6 (thanks to my parents), a desire to pursue a career in the gaming industry has been my passion ever since I laid my hands on Sonic the Hedgehog. Some of my favorite games include Shadow of the Colossus, Okami, Duke Nukem 3D, Final Fantasy 6, Killer7 and both the Devil May Cry and Resident Evil series.

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