Creepy Smartphone Add-On Shocks Your Muscles For Realistic Force Feedback

When delivered through a vibrating motor in a controller or smartphone, force feedback isn't particularly realistic. So researchers at Germany's Hasso Plattner Institute have developed a new system for smartphones that uses electrical muscle stimulation to physically move the player's hands and forearms in response… »2/05/13 11:20am2/05/13 11:20am

Trakonya Mutator Force Feedback Device Makes You Pay for Bad Gaming Skills

The Trakonya Mutator attaches to a gamer's wrist and will then shock said gamer if they screw up in-game. The device only functions with Unreal Tournament for now, but wider support is in the pipe works; next stop? Half Life—nice. We can think of a ton of games this type of self inflicted punishment would work well… »3/27/08 5:30am3/27/08 5:30am