Drop the appeal and we’ll help with PS3 rumble – Immersion president

Drop the appeal and we’ll help with PS3 rumble says Immersion president, Victor Viegas.

If I were Sony, I’d take the deal.   $90 million isn’t “that” much to pay for something the courts seem to think Immersion has valid patents for.  Microsoft was smart.  They bought 10% of the company and settled early for $26m.   A small-ish price to pay for a technology that adds a lot to a gamer’s experience.  I always thought it was a little naff that the Nintendo Wavebird wireless controller for the Gamecube didn’t have a rumble function, even if as a result it has fantastic battery life.  Ever since the Dual Shock was released, controller rumble has been a staple of console games.  When used well it adds an extra dimension to the game experience.

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