"Light up", yes. Referring to the 6:30 spot in the video, I get the no-device-connected rolling LED display when I plug it into the PS3, but I believe the "Unknown USB device" error I see on the HDTV means a lot. When I plug in the wired Mad Catz Arcade Controller, which is supposed to be required to initialize the device, the rolling keeps going. Microsoft Wireless Adapter gives the same no-device-connected display. No idea what he saw when he plugged his in. None of the videos I watched mentioned any PS3 error message.
After some screwing around, I kinda have it working on my laptop. Not SURE all is well, since I already had the drivers loaded for the Microsoft wireless adapter to work anyway and it might just be displaying the all-is-well 0 on the device for sport, but I can play Darksiders using my Evil D-Pad controller. The diagnostic software requires the included cable be attached, and when I do, I see the values change when I push buttons and squeeze triggers. What I *haven't * done yet is charge up my PS3 controller and see if that will work on my 360, using the little Bluetooth dongle they included. Since I don't expect to hear from anyone until tomorrow at the earliest, that might be a nice test to get out of the way.
Perhaps the Mad Catz controller isn't quite the right wired controller for the initialization job. That was only bought to try to get the spinner working for Breakout-like games (support sucked, waste of money). I'd hate to have to get another 100% Microsoft
controller just to wake up the device while it's in the PS3, then return it or something. That's better than the other possible problem: PS3 hardware revision that nobody else found was an issue, or that the Cronus device was declared DOA and returned by those who did see it. Time will tell...