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Apparently there is big money in vibrators…

I was reading today about Sony’s legal battles with Immersion regarding game controllers that vibrate. The story itself is the usual: Immersion patented certain technologies that make game pads and the like go “bump”, and Sony apparently used the same basic technology without paying Immersion’s licensing fees.

What amazes me is the award in the case (Sony lost): over $90 million US dollars. Bear in mind here that we are talking just about the vibrating controllers *Sony* has sold. That’s a lot of cash for a feature that I usually just turn off…

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