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Immersion rumbles Microsoft, Sony

Both companies allegedly infringe sensory feedback patents with their respective consoles

Immersion, a company specialising in what has become known as rumble technology for videogame console controllers, is suing Microsoft and Sony for allegedly infringing its patents on sensory feedback. Negotiations over the issue have been on the table for "a few quarters" according to Immersion's strategic relationship and legal affairs veepee Patrick Reutens, but apparently it has become clear that "negotiations (were) not going to converge". Rumble technology is used by every console available on the market today, but it really began life on the Nintendo 64 with the console's "Rumble Pak", which originally shipped with Lylat Wars (StarFox 64). Related Feature - Black & White gets that loving iFeeling

Source - Reuters

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