Sony has a problem with unauthorized, third-party controllers. You see, they could explode. They are very dangerous things. The latest update for the PlayStation 3 adds support for 3D Blu-ray playback, but it also removes support for these contraband devices. There is a slight problem with this, however, as gamers are upset that many devices no longer work with their hardware.
The affected hardware? Adaptors allowing PlayStation 2 and Xbox 360 controllers to work on the hardware, as well as some devices that connect via USB. There are two possibilities here: Sony no longer wants these devices to work properly, or this is a bug that will be fixed with (sigh) future updates.
Another interesting tidbit: to play 3D Blu-ray discs you’ll be forced to use lossy audio. “When playing back a 3D BD with a DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack, the PS3 will output DTS,” Blu-ray.com reports. “When playing back a 3D BD with a Dolby TrueHD soundtrack, the PS3 will output Dolby Digital. This affects both PCM output and bitstreaming (available on slim consoles only).” It’s hard to get too upset about this one: the PlayStation 3 continues to improve and adapt as a Blu-ray player, and only audiophiles will notice the change in audio, much less care.