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SIXAXIS rumble controller will feature 'Touch Sense'?

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 07 Jul 2007 16:43 User comments (35)

SIXAXIS rumble controller will feature 'Touch Sense'? PSM France has revealed some details on a SIXAXIS rumble controller for Sony's PlayStation 3 (PS3) console. One of the rumors that has been spread about such a controller is that it will feature "Touch Sense", a superior vibrating system compared to older controller technology. The vibrations do not come just from the handles but from various areas of the lever.
Using the Touch Sense system, developers will be able to experiment with different effects for users during gameplay instead of the standard system used by the PS2. The effects will be more powerful and intense, and should provide a better gaming experience for the user. For example, firing a gun will prompt a fast jolt from the controller, and tearing around a race track will prompt the controller to vibrate in sync with the roughness of the road surface

Sony first admitted that it would consider changing the SIXAXIS controller for the PS3 in March this year after settling an ongoing dispute with Immersion.

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17.7.2007 17:37

So much BS with the PS3

27.7.2007 17:46

so they had to invent their own sort of rumble because they lost that lawsuit with nintendo. fucking stupid that the ps3 didnt come with one from the begining, reason number 56,392,291 that i still dont own a ps3. let me guess, the new controllers will cost 80 bucks?

37.7.2007 17:54

What the hell does touch sense mean??




Houston Rockets,its our year.Yao,T-Mac,Francis,Scola,James,Alston,Battier,Wells,and so much more talent,its inevitable.

47.7.2007 19:35

The case was not completely settled with that company that they got sued by thats why it was not with the PS3. Also they did not work out any details with that company as to how they were gonna try and bring back the controller. No sense in them getting sued again they got enough issues going on including being sued by other companies.

57.7.2007 20:06

When were they sued by Nintendo?

67.7.2007 20:16

they were not sued by nintendo for the rumble it was immersion. nintendo and microsoft both settled out of court and sony tried to fight it. That is why nintendo and xbox still feature rumble

77.7.2007 20:42

Good to see Sony pulling out all the stops.This controller going to be ground breaking.Just more reasons to own a PS3 the future is bright were as the other console they just thinking about now.

87.7.2007 20:59

The rumor has already started that this controller was in the HAZE demo video but it was blur out.

http://boardsus.playstation.com/playstat...read.id=1678442

97.7.2007 22:23
vinny13
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There are M$ douches everywhere these days!

I like thay example with firing a gun. That sounds really cool. Imagine playing San Andreas with something like that :)

107.7.2007 23:34

Originally posted by georgeluv:
so they had to invent their own sort of rumble because they lost that lawsuit with nintendo. fucking stupid that the ps3 didnt come with one from the begining, reason number 56,392,291 that i still dont own a ps3. let me guess, the new controllers will cost 80 bucks?
actually the lawsuit was with microsoft.

117.7.2007 23:37

From what I hear they will be free. When they finally do come out, you will be able to trade your existing controller straight up for a new one.

128.7.2007 2:14

Originally posted by Real1:
From what I hear they will be free. When they finally do come out, you will be able to trade your existing controller straight up for a new one.
I hope that is true it would be another great move for Sony on top of a price cut.If Sony release this controller this Holiday they will be setting themselves up for a big Holiday.Bigger than M$ because the only Hype they have going now is Halo 3 which i heard alot of people are very disappointed in the BETA.They calling Halo 3.....HALO 2.5....LOL.

138.7.2007 4:52

Too little,too late comes to mind...also nothing is free apart from nothing.
As for Halo3,it's one game amongst many.It's not the saviour of
the universe,just another two fingers at what's available on
competing hardware which says a lot! :D

148.7.2007 6:46

Quote:
Originally posted by Real1:
From what I hear they will be free. When they finally do come out, you will be able to trade your existing controller straight up for a new one.
I hope that is true it would be another great move for Sony on top of a price cut.If Sony release this controller this Holiday they will be setting themselves up for a big Holiday.Bigger than M$ because the only Hype they have going now is Halo 3 which i heard alot of people are very disappointed in the BETA.They calling Halo 3.....HALO 2.5....LOL.

That sounds like the E3 reviews for the 360 its self. 360 1.5 lol

158.7.2007 6:57

Touch Sense translates too a new rumble setup,probably new motors that use less power and are smaller than the old ones but provide as much vibration.

168.7.2007 6:58
fgamer
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And these new controllers will be costing_____. Ok, you fill in the blank...boy it's gonna to be great to see how they'll over-price this thing.

178.7.2007 7:05

Originally posted by fgamer:
And these new controllers will be costing_____. Ok, you fill in the blank...boy it's gonna to be great to see how they'll over-price this thing.
Mmmm 40-70 easy its stupid and sony should have done better they are fckign their brand over its like the PSP they just keep over pricing and doing nothing to make it a worth while game/media machine.

The main reason this was not done at launch was because they got their ares handed to them in court or were still in court thus they could not release it then.

SOny has screwed up,MS has managed to apologize for it,Sony is smug and arrogant about...the sad thing is they will probably over come it with no change in game plan...

188.7.2007 8:32

Am I the only one who thinks that a sixaxis with a little more weight and rumble is a good thing?
This special rumble thing sounds pretty cool, I think.

198.7.2007 8:35
vinny13
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Quote:
Originally posted by fgamer:
And these new controllers will be costing_____. Ok, you fill in the blank...boy it's gonna to be great to see how they'll over-price this thing.
Mmmm 40-70 easy its stupid and sony should have done better they are fckign their brand over its like the PSP they just keep over pricing and doing nothing to make it a worth while game/media machine.

The main reason this was not done at launch was because they got their ares handed to them in court or were still in court thus they could not release it then.

SOny has screwed up,MS has managed to apologize for it,Sony is smug and arrogant about...the sad thing is they will probably over come it with no change in game plan...
M$ Douches strike again.

"Ya, when the PS3 was released, I was really mad when Sony didn't appologize for not including vibration in their controllers! They just ruined my life. They better extend my warrenty for this, and buy me a new pair of shoes while their at it."

WTF :/ Micro$oft was almost forced into an apology when they realized that 30% or more of their consoles were defective.

208.7.2007 9:04

Quote:
Originally posted by fgamer:
And these new controllers will be costing_____. Ok, you fill in the blank...boy it's gonna to be great to see how they'll over-price this thing.
Mmmm 40-70 easy its stupid and sony should have done better they are fckign their brand over its like the PSP they just keep over pricing and doing nothing to make it a worth while game/media machine.

The main reason this was not done at launch was because they got their ares handed to them in court or were still in court thus they could not release it then.

SOny has screwed up,MS has managed to apologize for it,Sony is smug and arrogant about...the sad thing is they will probably over come it with no change in game plan...

Ya'll be killing me with the over exaggeration with Sony. All of these companies are the same. They all have goals to get more cash some more extreme then others. So far Sony over the last few weeks in my eyes they have been trying to fix all the things they left loose since their release date. Hopefully with this controller it will enhance the game play on the games and make it a better overall experience. Now all i have left to say is all of these companies got issues they all money hungry monsters with the intent to get as much of your money no matter the strategy. But up to this moment Sony is following the same plan as M$ when they released the 360 with not hardly any good games not quite as many features available after its release and so forth. There is no need to even compare the Wii because of its price people will over look any issues unless its a extreme issue because of the price.

218.7.2007 9:14

Wow this thread has become a fanboy thread




Houston Rockets,its our year.Yao,T-Mac,Francis,Scola,James,Alston,Battier,Wells,and so much more talent,its inevitable.

228.7.2007 9:17
vinny13
Inactive

Originally posted by thegrunt:
Wow this thread has become a fanboy thread
As soon as someone says Sony these days, it becomes Wrld War 3!

238.7.2007 9:17

Quote:
[quote]
Originally posted by fgamer:
And these new controllers will be costing_____. Ok, you fill in the blank...boy it's gonna to be great to see how they'll over-price this thing.
Mmmm 40-70 easy its stupid and sony should have done better they are fckign their brand over its like the PSP they just keep over pricing and doing nothing to make it a worth while game/media machine.

The main reason this was not done at launch was because they got their ares handed to them in court or were still in court thus they could not release it then.

SOny has screwed up,MS has managed to apologize for it,Sony is smug and arrogant about...the sad thing is they will probably over come it with no change in game plan...

Ya'll be killing me with the over exaggeration with Sony. All of these companies are the same. They all have goals to get more cash some more extreme then others. So far Sony over the last few weeks in my eyes they have been trying to fix all the things they left loose since their release date. Hopefully with this controller it will enhance the game play on the games and make it a better overall experience. Now all i have left to say is all of these companies got issues they all money hungry monsters with the intent to get as much of your money no matter the strategy. But up to this moment Sony is following the same plan as M$ when they released the 360 with not hardly any good games not quite as many features available after its release and so forth. There is no need to even compare the Wii because of its price people will over look any issues unless its a extreme issue because of the price.[/quote]
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Lets see the WII is not to bad the 40+ pads are a bit much tho,the 360 just tried to cover up its fail rate nightmare,its prices are no worse than anyone else but then again they didn't have to remake their pad and then "re release" it at consumer exspence,do they all do it...ya but not as badly ^^

Face it between the PS3 screw ups and the total nazi style of marketing (same for the PSP) for the media machine the PS3/Sony has had as bad a tiem as the 360 over its issues.
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248.7.2007 14:37

I think what everyone is trying to say is this:

Phil Harrison, one of the execs with Sony of America, blatantly quoted that rumble was "outdated" and basically tried to bypass the issue. After getting berated for months about the PS3's shortcomings, Sony is finally doing something about it, maybe in effect, hoping, that the newer controller features will push console sales.

258.7.2007 14:45

Quote:
360 just tried to cover up its fail rate nightmare,its prices are no worse than anyone else but then again they didn't have to remake their pad and then "re release" it at consumer exspence,do they all do it...ya but not as badly

The one thing I need to say to that is, you would rather buy a "re release" console (elite) than a controller? even though MS have now extended their warranty what happens to those who have already got a second (or third) console?

If Sony would do that free swap then this would be an awesome idea, Im still trying to find a second controller there seems to be very little stock of them anywhere and they disappear fast. So Im waiting on this one, I agree with oofRome bit more weight and Dualshock (or Touch Sense) would make the SIXAXIS an awesome controller.

268.7.2007 14:45

Originally posted by SProdigy:
I think what everyone is trying to say is this:

Phil Harrison, one of the execs with Sony of America, blatantly quoted that rumble was "outdated" and basically tried to bypass the issue. After getting berated for months about the PS3's shortcomings, Sony is finally doing something about it, maybe in effect, hoping, that the newer controller features will push console sales.
one of the reasons they said that was because during that tiem tey could not build a rumble pad even if they wanted it....well not build but sell,now that they have that issue fixed they can sale it again,how knows they have have thought they could skip it.

I hope the wii can get a rumble feature soemtiem soon that would be neat :P

278.7.2007 14:54

Quote:
[quote]360 just tried to cover up its fail rate nightmare,its prices are no worse than anyone else but then again they didn't have to remake their pad and then "re release" it at consumer exspence,do they all do it...ya but not as badly

The one thing I need to say to that is, you would rather buy a "re release" console (elite) than a controller? even though MS have now extended their warranty what happens to those who have already got a second (or third) console?

If Sony would do that free swap then this would be an awesome idea, Im still trying to find a second controller there seems to be very little stock of them anywhere and they disappear fast. So Im waiting on this one, I agree with oofRome bit more weight and Dualshock (or Touch Sense) would make the SIXAXIS an awesome controller.[/quote]
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The elite is not such a bad deal its badly priced tho at least 30 to much(its over 450 and only have HDMI and anew HD MS should be slaped), also the elite is not a "re release" console all it really has is HDMI and thats not oh so important as long as you have DVI or component,the Elite is more a repacked deal to sale to hard core fans and HDef hobbyists not to the "common" buyer hell the PS3 is the same int hat respect,it was not made for the common player/buyer not at that prices tag.

Now spending any extra money to have your 5th 360 replaced ya thats bad much more than the Version 2 controllers that any system has had,however controller prices have hit 50+ and thats whats so damn stupid abotu it recoup your losses elsewhere dcks ><

*head desk*
I cant get a WII till Xmas ;_; so much for getting MP3 at launch >>

288.7.2007 16:00

What happened to those cool peripherals like the light gun, power glove, and super scope? Why cant they bring some cool ideas like that back to the scene?

298.7.2007 16:14

Originally posted by c1c:
What happened to those cool peripherals like the light gun, power glove, and super scope? Why cant they bring some cool ideas like that back to the scene?
wii has that covered you got the wii mote and NC for wii games,a light gun mod for wii games a updated gamepad for the VC/GC games,I dunno you have 3 or 4 different lightguns all in all extra peripherals can be a mixed bag some are tacky some are tacky some are not.


Hell I am wishing for customizable controls in these new systems running a system config to remap out a controller is nothing and they want nothing to do with it hell I would even buy a control device that elts me remap my buttons and stuff....but no they don't offer it they would rather have hackers and 4th party peripherals makers make their systems more custmizable...


speaking of control I got Halo 2 to work on XP it dose play better than the Xbox 2 version :X

309.7.2007 11:19

its a good idea to make them rumble
the tough sence makes no sence

319.7.2007 17:16

Quote:
The elite is not such a bad deal its badly priced tho at least 30 to much(its over 450 and only have HDMI and anew HD MS should be slaped), also the elite is not a "re release" console all it really has is HDMI and thats not oh so important
Could that same logic not be used towards the PS3 controller? It only has rumble and thats far from necessary, although its come to be a standard thing in gaming. But I do see what your getting at.

Originally posted by newcloud:
its a good idea to make them rumble
the tough sence makes no sence

If the Touch Sense "makes no sense" to you then a suggest you re-read the article, it makes it very clear what it is/does.
This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 09 Jul 2007 @ 17:16

329.7.2007 17:39

Quote:
[quote]The elite is not such a bad deal its badly priced tho at least 30 to much(its over 450 and only have HDMI and anew HD MS should be slaped), also the elite is not a "re release" console all it really has is HDMI and thats not oh so important
Could that same logic not be used towards the PS3 controller? It only has rumble and thats far from necessary, although its come to be a standard thing in gaming. But I do see what your getting at.
[/quote]Well tilt and play jokes aside, this rumble enable pad is coming a bit tardty to the party, but I guess its not so new how long in the PSX life until the dual shock sprung up 2 or 4 years?

One could say this is like the Xbox's S pad but its more a small variant of the official pad that was...official LOL, not a do over,this is a do over and its annoying and it just adds to the ill rep sony has gained of late.

I been keeping score MS has 2 or 3 marks agisnt it,BWC,Disc eating and now the fail rate,the PS3 has like 5 or 7(at least they are tryign to support BWC so I will give them a pass on it for now)
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EVERYONE TOUCH SENSE IS THE NAME OF THE RUMBLE TECH THEY ARE USING!!


its a mix of a engrish and a Portmanteau
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Portmanteau

they like their made up words 0-o
LOL
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3313.7.2007 5:23

Yeah thats a good move.
I always thought why the hell not every games gonna need Motion sensing.

3415.7.2007 4:30

The fact of the matter is that they are trying out a new feature and well we will just have to sit back and see how it goes in the market.

3516.8.2007 6:18

Quote:
Originally posted by georgeluv:
so they had to invent their own sort of rumble because they lost that lawsuit with nintendo. fucking stupid that the ps3 didnt come with one from the begining, reason number 56,392,291 that i still dont own a ps3. let me guess, the new controllers will cost 80 bucks?
actually the lawsuit was with microsoft.
Get ur Facts right man Microsoft and sony got sued by Immersion for not paying for the rumble patch MS payed and now sony have to thats why the SIXAXES didn't have rumble. But now sony have paid Immersion they are now working with them to bring out a new controller that has Rumble.

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