Vibration

  • NSFW: The Evolution of the Vibrator

    NSFW: The Evolution of the Vibrator

    “Vibration is Life,” read a print commercial from 1910 advertising a vibrator. This hot new technology became available at the turn of the century when household electricity swept through America. Vibrators were originally developed to replace the tedious task of manual stimulation used by the doctors who were treating women with what they called “hysteria.” The… Read More

  • DualShock 3: Stateside on April 15

    [photopress:ds3apr15.jpg,full,center] April 15. Tax Day here in the U.S. It’s also the release date for the DualShock 3 for the PS3. Everyone can now easily sleep at night again. Yup, the PS3 controller with vibration will reach our hallowed shores in just about six weeks. As you may (or may not!) know, the current PS3 controller, the SIXAXIS, doesn’t have any vibration to speak… Read More

  • Sony And Immersion Finish Legal Battle

    Sony And Immersion Finish Legal Battle

    Remember a few years ago Sony got into some deep trouble with a company called Immersion over the rumble technology in the PS2’s controllers? Well after a long, long battle, the two companies have finally settled their differences. Immersion and Sony are now working together to incorporate Immersion’s vibration technology inside future Sony products, most likely including the… Read More

  • Study: If Vibration Feedback Makes Gamers Happy, Sony Makes Gamers Sad

    I like a good, numbing vibration in my console gaming experience as much as the next person, but I can’t say that the absence of force feedback would disappoint me or keep me from buying a PS3. Apparently I’m in the minority though according to a study released by Ipsos Insight. The survey-based marketing research company questioned 1,075 console gamers aged 18+ on their intent to… Read More