PS3 gets ready to rumble?

Sony has made us ride a rollercoaster of emotions in the past few months, but we've just heard whispers that there may be a return of its ever-popular

Sony has made us ride a rollercoaster of emotions in the past few months, but we've just heard whispers that there may be a return of its ever-popular rumble controller. Could this mark a happy end to the week?As you may know, Sony and Immersion have been at war over the famous function, but it seems like the companies will play nice from now on, following the settlement of their five-year legal battle. It all kicked off in 2002 over an alleged infringement of patents held by Immersion. Sony and Microsoft were guilty, but Mr Gates made sure his company settled the case a year later. Sony, however, were up for a scrap, and the battle has been running right up to today’s resolution.The return of the rumble could be a great move for the PS3, and it would be welcomed with open arms by gamers and developers, who have taken to Nintendo's innovative wee wand with gusto. But the question still remains – how quickly could Sony roll out the rumble? We wait with bated breath...

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