> If it's the whole idea of rumble controllers, how come Ninty aren't
> getting bitten too?
> I dunno how they make the GC controllers rumble, though. It might be
> electronically, not with swinging motors like the PS2 ones.
It's apparently two motors used to make the DualShock controllers rumble. The Gamecube controllers only use one motor for the rumble feature. I think this is why Sony are being sued and Nintendo aren't.
Microsoft aren't because they own about 10% of Immersion.
Not settling leaves the fine up to a Judge/Jury/Some variable amount mentioned in a legal requirement by the law.
Sont might have to pay less but I doubt it as they're now 'wasteing' the court's time compared to Nintendo and MS.
I dunno how they make the GC controllers rumble, though. It might be electronically, not with swinging motors like the PS2 ones.
> Well Sony should have some good lawyers who can keep dragging this on
> and on until the PS3 is released and it'll become a mute point
Apart from still being liable for the fine imposed, currently standing at around $90m. Considering how Sony are currently struggling financially, that's something they'll want to deal with. Probably.
> That this company has the patent to the motors used in the
> controllers to make them vibrate. But Sony used them without asking,
> so they're getting sued for it.
Can't guarantee it, but I think it's more far reaching than that. Immersion seem to have come up with the original idea for force feedback, so will have numerous patents over the concept.
In fact, just had a look at The Register, this explains it better than I could.
> or a moot point, even.
Hush Mr Pedantic :-D
Although I doubt they were going to change the controller design for the PS3, lazy basts.