May 01, 2013, 9:59 AM — Force feedback in video game controllers has been around for a while now - when players experience something in the game - like, say their player getting shot or hit or a driver making a rough turn - the controller shakes and vibrates.
Some people are taking this a step further - witness this research project, on display at the Computer Human Interaction conference in Paris, in which a small electrical current can give players a shock as force feedback. Nick Barber from the IDG News Service has more details in this video news report:
While some may welcome this idea, I think I'll pass on this at the moment. I'm bad enough at video games as it is, I don't need static or electric jolts to remind me how bad I am.
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