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Should've been included since November 2006, now PS3 owners have to pay 55$ for rumble which was a "last gen feature"*
*Sony's excuse as to why the sixaxxis controller didn't rumble
Yeah, it´s pity the rumble wasn´t there from the start :(
Yea, only reason for that [eminemdrdre00], was because of the lawsuit with immersion... bummer, but hey, there was nothing we could do. :-\
eminemdrdre00, It is a great shame that the situation between Sony and Immersion could not have been settled before the release of the PS3. It was also a HORRIBLE decision, on Sony's part, to use the ""last gen" statement as some rational explanation. That was the past and dualshock 3 is the new controller here on out.
Here is part of an interview by 1up with Phil Harrison. I felt his answer really explained that stupid "last gen" explanation. This is from GDC 2007.
1UP: We have one question we have to ask you before we go. A couple days ago you resolved the Immersion/Sony case. What does that mean for PlayStation gamers? After months and months of "well the controller's great because it's really lite" and now rumble is going to make it a little heaver. I mean, that's a bit of a PR nightmare to sort of have backed away from a tech and now saying, "We're all back together again so it's OK".
Harrison: First of all, we've just kissed and made up. We've just settled our differences. And, as we've said in the announcements, we're looking at ways to work together. And it's genuine; those really are the intentions. As to previous statements that I made, what do you expect me to say? We were in a lawsuit; we were in litigation. Of course I have to defend our view. And you know, actually, I still truly believe having the SIXAXIS controller, the way it is, is the best way to control games. We're looking forward to working with Immersion going forward, and who knows where that will lead us.
What a beauty.
Glad I imported mine. Great controller!
Hey is only money...who cares your still gonna buy it......
Taken on December 20, 2007
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