Immersion and Microsoft Settle It Once and For All

For those keeping up with Immersion's many legal battles over their patented rumble technology being used in console controllers, the company has finally settled with Microsoft...again. You see, Microsoft used Immersion's rumble in their 360 controllers without paying. Immersion sued, and Microsoft paid up. But then … » 8/27/08 12:00pm 8/27/08 12:00pm

Mindwire V5 Shocking Game Accessory: Rumble is for the Weak

You know what would make gaming even more fun? Pain. Or at least that is what the folks at Mindwire would like you to think. Their new Mindwire V5 unit helps you get into the action with sensations ranging from a "crashing car to the blast of a machine gun's multiple bullets hitting you; a sharp zap all the way… » 3/05/08 5:20pm 3/05/08 5:20pm

PS3 Firmware v1.94 to Add DualShock3 Support?

According to Shacknews, the latest PS3 software update, v1.94, will add support for the upcoming DualShock3 rumble controller. The update will also include Ratchet and Clank Future: Tools of Destruction, the first PS3 game to take advantage of DualShock3. Apparently the rumble feature can be toggled by pressing the PS… » 10/23/07 6:50pm 10/23/07 6:50pm

PlayStation 3's DualShock 3 Tech Exactly the Same as DualShock 2 Tech

We asked you yesterday whether you were happy or annoyed that rumble is back on the DualShock 3 for the PS3, but this new revelation may change your answer. GameDaily BIZ confirmed with SCEA that the rumble technology in the DualShock 3 is exactly the same as the on in the DualShock 2, and doesn't take advantage of… » 9/21/07 2:50pm 9/21/07 2:50pm

Are you Happy or Annoyed Rumble is Back on the PS3 Dual Shock?

KSo last night, in Tokyo, Sony announced the long rumored PS3 controller with rumble. Considering the rechargeable batteries, wireless and rumble function, a pair of these is going to be about $100, you know? Is it better that they took it away and gave it back? Or should they have left it dead? Will someone make a… » 9/20/07 5:55pm 9/20/07 5:55pm

EA Confirms PS3 Rumble Controller With Live Unit

Confirming the previous "confirmation" about rumble coming to the PS3, EA has a Burnout Paradise demo booth set up at Tokyo Game Show complete with rumbling controllers. The controller itself looked exactly like a SIXAXIS, but had a sticker beneath it that said "RUMBLE." It was also much heavier, says IGN, than the… » 9/19/07 1:40pm 9/19/07 1:40pm

Powerpoint Docs Point to Immersion vs. Nintendo Suit

These Powerpoint presentation slides unearthed by Rumor Reporter shine new light onto a possible suit on Nintendo by Immersion. Immersion, if you don't remember, is the same company that recently won their suit with Sony for millions of dollars (and settled with Microsoft earlier) regarding vibration in controllers.… » 8/20/07 3:22pm 8/20/07 3:22pm

Sony Sends SIXAXIS Prototype to Developers, Doesn't Have Rumble

Sony's been passing out a slightly tweaked SIXAXIS controller to developers to work into their upcoming games. The good news is these SIXAXIS+ controllers have better motion sensing. The bad news is they don't have rumble. Sony says this is just the natural evolution of controller development. Everyone else says give… » 8/06/07 3:00pm 8/06/07 3:00pm

Saitek's Cyborg PC Controller Has Precision Snipe Mode

Although not officially announced at E3, Saitek's latest Cyborg Rumble gamepad for the PC takes the best of the Xbox 360 controller and enhances it with some FPS-friendly features. First off, there's a precision control toggle, which when activated, turns down the sensitivity on the sticks so you can go in for a… » 7/17/07 6:00pm 7/17/07 6:00pm

Sony Settles Vibrator Dispute, Rumble Coming Back?

Sony and Immersion have settled their long-faught lawsuit regarding the rumble technology Sony uses in its controllers. The deal reached between Sony and Immersion would open a door allowing Sony to add this technology to the Sixaxis controllers for the PS3. Immersion's CEO has already stated that a technical proposal… » 3/02/07 1:45pm 3/02/07 1:45pm

Exclusive Video: Philips amBX Gaming Doohickey Shakes Rattles and Rolls

Philips's gave us a tour of their amBX gaming system last night running on Far Cry. It's comprised of some LED driven lights that bathe your room in lights similar to on screen colors, fans that blast you with air when your avatar is sprinting or getting knocked around, rumble pads and a 2.1 audio system that's… » 10/26/06 11:33am 10/26/06 11:33am