Sony: Be wary of exploding controllers

Posted Sep 24, 2010
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Ah, Sony is there anything you won’t do to your consumers recently? first you release Firmware updates within a week of each other and now you warn consumers of counterfeit controllers not only compromising the performance of the controller it self but as well controller that can possibly ignite and/or explode in your hands (That will teach you to do your PS3 shopping in Iran) In all my years of gaming I have yet to hear of controller going boom, I mean I have seen game cubes, PlayStation 2 and even XBOX short circuit infront of me giving me small fireworks display for a short time but I have NEVER seen a controller explode before maybe there are many other hidden features we have yet to unmask of our PlayStation 3’s don’t we?

Along with Sony issuing warning of Exploding controllers they also told consumers that future Firmware upgrades will disable these controllers too (Is there ANY USB device you guys WON’T disable? how can one POSSIBLY jailbreak a PS3 with a DualShock 3 controller in hand?) Sony is getting very paranoid very fast I am right now in high anticipation that at any moment they can release a new firmware completely disabling any and all USB devices aside from the cable that comes with PS3’s for charging the controllers.

“Counterfeit PlayStation 3 Wireless Controllers, which are practically identical in appearance to genuine PlayStation 3 Wireless Controllers, have been discovered in the market. SCEA advises consumers to be cautious when buying PlayStation 3 Wireless Controllers from uncertain sources as the quality, reliability and safety of counterfeit products is uncertain, and in some cases, may be dangerous. It is possible that some counterfeit product may ignite or explode, resulting in injury or damage to the user, your PlayStation 3 computer entertainment system, or other property. Moreover, 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.”


Source: ShackNews

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