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Immersion prototype headset tracks gamer rage, ramps up difficulty

Seattle-based designer Sam Matson developed a headset that tracks "gamer rage" and adjusts a custom game's difficulty to compensate for it. Dubbed "Immersion," Matson's headset uses an optical sensor that reads "minute color changes in the user's ear tissue to approximate a pulse." Matson's...

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Testing Kinect in Mass Effect 3 (plus, demo coming February 14) [update: more demo details]

"James, move. Liara, move. Liara, Singularity. James, Carnage. Sniper rifle! Liara, Stasis! Concussive shot. Follow me. Activate. Open." Yeah, that's pretty much how it works....

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Sony to never stop getting sued for rumble technology

It's been more than two years since Immersion and Sony settled their kerfluffle over the latter party's infringement on the former's "haptic feedback" (rumble) technology. However, Sony's not quite out of the woods yet -- it's currently the subject of yet another civil suit, filed this time by...

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N.J. inventor says Sony ripped him off, tricked him out of cash

OK, you know we have little tolerance for anything that's more legally demanding than Phoenix Wright, so just try to hang in there with us. Inventor Craig Thorner has filed suit against Sony, saying that the company and a handful of lawyers tricked him out of some money he could have received for...

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Immersion shakes $20.75 million into Microsoft's coffers

Microsoft has won its claim against rumble licensor Immersion Corp., receiving $20.75 million from the company, Reuters reports. The particulars of the case revolve around a 2003 sub-licensing agreement between the two companies in which Microsoft was entitled to a portion of the cash that...

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Balance Board becomes interactive storytelling tool

Okay, it's kind of hard to figure out exactly what the Inscape software is -- the website describes it as "a unique integrating collaborative tool supporting a wide range of devices and media formats to enable digital content creators to plan, build, experience and publish interactive multimedia...

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DS Daily: The sound

We'll be the first to admit it -- we don't listen to most DS games. Unless the music and effects are really great (or essential), we've usually got the sound turned down, and rarely break out headphones. Oddly, we often treat console games the opposite, listening to the music or sounds whether or...

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Immersion wants Sony to upgrade rumble technology

While the announcement that Sony would finally bring the DualShock 3 to the PS3 excited us all, we couldn't help but feel a little underwhelmed when we realized the controller would utilize the same rumble technology found in the DualShock 2. However, if Immersion CEO Vic Viegas has his way, the...

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Immersion CEO on next-gen rumble and possible Nintendo IP infringement

Immersion CEO Vic Viegas says in an interview with GameDaily that he doesn't understand why Sony decided to put the DualShock 2's rumble technology into the DualShock 3, considering he believes the new next-gen rumble technology is cheaper. Viegas says, "The old technology utilizes two motors to...

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TGS07: DualShock 3 unveiled, PS3 learns to shake, rattle and roll

At their Tokyo Game Show press conference today, Sony finally revealed how the PS3 got its groove back. Kaz Hirai announced that the DualShock 3 -- a Sixaxis controller with rumble -- will be out this November in Japan and Spring 2008 everywhere else. Future games, such as Metal Gear Solid 4, will...

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