The Bizarre History of Vibrating Controllers: VR Precursors, Occasional Sex Toys

The Bizarre History of Vibrating Controllers: VR Precursors, Occasional Sex Toys

Fire up any console video game, start playing, and within minutes your character will likely hit a wall or get attacked—and bzzzt, the controller rumbles in your hand. It’s not so exciting, now that virtual reality headsets blow our minds with total visual and audio immersion, but at one time vibration was king.

Here is the history of vibration in gaming, from kitschy add-on to flagship feature to expected addition, with a slight double life as a tool of sexual awakening along the way.

Full article on Playboy's website.

Rickard Nordin, Sweden's 'Hearthstone'-Streaming Politician

Rickard Nordin, Sweden's 'Hearthstone'-Streaming Politician

How Virtual Reality Developers Try To Keep You From Puking

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