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Just in case you need to find it in a hurry later today, here's a link to the quote where Sony Europe's top man Phil Harrison said rumble was a "last generation" feature.

Here's our favourite photo of Phil, along with the no-rumble quote in full:

Rumbling PS3 controller lie watch preparation

"We have no plans to do so in the standard controller that ships with PlayStation 3. I believe that the Sixaxis controller offers game designers and developers far more opportunity for future innovation than rumble ever did. Now, rumble I think was the last generation feature; it's not the next-generation feature. I think motion sensitivity is. And we don't see the need to do that." - Phil Harrison, Sony, February 2007.

Rumbling PS3 controller lie watch preparation

Here's a photo of Kaz Hirai, as he's the one who drew the short straw of having to find a way of making the re-introduction of a "last generation feature" sound like something new and exciting.

Rumbling PS3 controller lie watch preparation

Here's one you can use to be getting on with.
Blogger Mainman said...
The biggest surprise about the early reveal was that EA actually did some good in this world. That's about ten minutes of tomorrow's speech rendered useless.

The guy responsible for the speech script must be shitting himself. Speaking of which...

yrqwc - Are you queuing for the toilet, Mr Sony speech-writer?
Blogger Mainman said...
Hmm, first time I've managed a broken link like that. This was the intended URL:
Blogger francisgammon said...
The announcement is purely academic. At least according to a Sony rapist on Kotaku, who justifies the u-turn thus, in a conversation regarding rumble being 'last gen':

"well if Sony uses the new tech then, in a way, they would be right. Rumble as we know it today is last gen but what the new tech offers is sort of the second tier of rumble. Had they planned this from the beginning (as I suspect) then they should've clarified it a bit more."

These twats are unbelievable in their zealotry. They sound like fucking creationists or something.
Blogger Halverde said...
Rumble is the shittest thing to ever happen to games anyway.

Sorry, I mean second shittest. Right after Sony.

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Blogger Michael Rossell said...
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Blogger Michael Rossell said...
I'd like to know how a "second tier" rumble feels in comparison to a "first tier". Surely when a pad shakes, it's just shakes. How can it next gen shake?!
Blogger Cunzy11 said...
Sigh. Just when I thought I would never have to put another joypad up my arse whilst playing Fight Night for cheap thrills :(
Blogger Colonel Red said...
"Surely when a pad shakes, it's just shakes. How can it next gen shake?!"

If they've done it properly, then the rumble will be able to affect specific parts of the pad; it could rumble on just the left side if you're using your right hand for "something else".

There could even be force feedback in the analogue sticks so they offer resistance in certain situations.

Like Atari did 15 years ago in the Hard Drivin' arcade machine.
Blogger Joe said...
That Japanese bloke in the picture looks like he'd rip off your head and shit last gen features down you throat as soon as look at you.

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