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Video game feedback systems haven't changed dramatically since the implementation of "rumble" over a decade ago. Engineers at the University of Utah hope to change that with a new kind of controller. The prototype controller provides haptic feedback via small pads that sit under the player's thumbs...

March 6th 2012 at 11:00pm 0 Comments
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The Swedish site Loading claims to have information about the next Nintendo console, specifically its mythical, gigantic touchscreen control device. The "Nintendo Feel," as Loading's source calls it, has a controller whose touchscreen provides haptic feedback -- it can change the texture of areas...

May 2nd 2011 at 7:00pm 0 Comments
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Echoing statements made by Sony's Phil Harrison a few months before the introduction of the Dual Shock 3 (specifically, that rumble was a "last-generation feature"), Microsoft's Kudo Tsunoda suggested that the lack of rumble from the Kinect camera wasn't a big deal, by suggesting that rumble isn't a...

July 8th 2010 at 6:30pm 0 Comments