PS3 Controller May Jolt Immersion

Force feedback company Immersion has updated Next-Gen.Biz on the status of its litigation with Sony, stating that if the PS3 controller doesn't use Immersion's patented rumble tech, revenues may be affected.

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kingboy6506d ago

lol ever since they lost their number one capital supplier(sony)they`r all over the net trying to get them back.

sonyISgod6506d ago

Emmersion is crying and beging Sony to take there rumbles. LOL

PS360PCROCKS6506d ago (Edited 6506d ago )

yeah ok sony isgod their begging them

96impala6506d ago (Edited 6506d ago )

The Xbox 360 controller could be heading for an upgrade with new bells and whistles after Immersion Technologies showed off its new rumble feature.

Microsoft are a major shareholder in Immersion after a very public law suit that saw both Microsoft and Sony facing big problems after infringing on the technology patented by Immersion; force feedback.

This forced Microsoft into buying a large chunk in Immersion shares and whilst it would have pained Microsoft to do it, they may soon be reaping the rewards of this new rumble feature.

Showcased to the press recently, Immersion showed off a modified Xbox controller and Jedi Knight II, which as we all know has Lightsabres; perfect for rumble. The new rumble pack was able to highlight subtle differences between Lightsabre swings and more importantly, uses one motor instead of two which will drastically increase battery life.

Whilst little is known about how much of an improvement it has on older rumbles, it was said to be well received and with Microsoft putting a lot of money into the company, we could see this being added to the 360 sometime soon.

OutpostCommand6505d ago (Edited 6505d ago )

While there is a hint of satire somewhere, I must say that im fully disgusted by Microsoft.
Whenever they get into trouble, they dont face the music, but they buy some/all of the company kicking up the fuss.
While at first glance this seems actually funny, I think this is very dirty play.

FeralPhoenix6505d ago

Why hate M$ for using smart business practices, obviously the rumble feature was important to them so they invested in the company quickly rather than fighting them in court or paying them a percentage for every controller, Immersion had the choice of keeping its shares or selling them, they obviously got a good deal so they chose to sell....thats smart business, perfectly honest and accusing M$ of something shady or dirty is simple fanboy bull$h!t.


Best Sci-Fi Games on the PS3

From the cosmos to crash-landing back on good old planet Earth, come read through the best sci-fi-nastically games on the PS3

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zaanan6h ago

Not a single Reistance? Fuck this article.

mastershredder6h ago(Edited 6h ago)

Starhawk over Warhawk?...... Dude, NO ONE should listen to you.

Odd choices for "best" more like you settled as these being the "best" that available to you at the time, cause a lot of these blow or were average to poor performers that ended up in bargain bin.

Missing too many great sci-fi titles here. The Void, The Resistance Series, Killzone 2 and 3, Enslaved, man.. there were so many, this is redicu-list.

FreeckyCake5h ago

Nobody should listen to you either with that attitude.

Friendlygamer2h ago

The riddick games are some of the best stealth titles ever, highly underrated

YourMommySpoils2h ago

What games? All recall plating was Escape from Butcher Bay.

Friendlygamer2h ago(Edited 2h ago)

There's also the less acclaimed 'assault on dark Athena'

( also, not saying this to you specifically but there's both resistance and killzone games on the list, it's amazing how even something so simple and innocent as a game list can be turned into misinformed vitriol here lol )

jznrpg2h ago

Glad to see Resonance of Fate. Enslaved was pretty good too. I’m sure there are others nobody has listed but I’m too tired to try and think of anything


Josh Sawyer, Pentiment Director, Comments on Industry Burnout Issues

Josh Sawyer tweets: "I believe burnout has already replaced crunch as the primary hazard of the game industry. Managers are setting teams up to fail and devs are getting ground up as collateral damage. I have suffered from burnout myself. It's no joke. Thanks to @thewritegame and @Eeoor for the talk.

As with crunch, it's likely that managers may acknowledge creating the circumstances leading to burnout but will not take the necessary steps to change them. It's important that devs continue to talk to and support each other and to apply pressure until change is effected."

anast14h ago

Typically burnout comes from abusive management.

N3mzor12h ago

"Flood has replaced the faulty dam as the primary hazard of the valley"


Wired Productions is kicking-off its Wired Direct 2024 digital showcase on April 23rd, 2024

"Indie publishing powerhouse Wired Productions is throwing open the door to its secret games room with the revival of Wired Direct.

This digital showcase will shine a spotlight on the publisher's exciting 2024 lineup, including sensational new games, release dates, first looks and a couple of surprises on the night!" - Wired Productions.