PS3 Update Has Killed Three Old Mad Catz Controllers

New controllers from major third-party game controller manufacturer Mad Catz won't explode or otherwise malfunction when connected to PlayStation 3s running unofficial-controller-hating firmware, 3.50. They're fine. But three old models won't work.

Mad Catz has tested its controllers on the 3.50 system and found that the following three don't function with upgraded PS3s, company spokesman Alex Verrey explained in an e-mail.

The models are:

- The 2008 Wireless PS3 GamePad (Only the one released prior to 2008, current version in stores works fine)
- The 2008 Wired PS3 GamePad (Only the one released prior to 2008, current version in stores works fine)
- The PS3 Wireless MicroCon (Now discontinued)

New Mad Catz peripherals, be they controllers, Street Fighter IV sticks or Rock Band instruments, should work fine with the PS3, Verrey said. He urged anyone with concerns to contact Mad Catz customer service.