Do you play games with the vibration on?

#1 Posted by awesomeusername (4278 posts) -
#2 Edited by awesomeusername (4278 posts) -

I hate vibrating remotes while I'm playing games. It's annoying as hell.

Might think of reconsidering when I get my PS3 in June though.

#3 Posted by DonChipotle (2892 posts) -

Only if it is set to 'on' by default. I don't care one way or the other and I don't bother setting it to 'off'. 

#4 Edited by Slaker117 (4843 posts) -

Force feedback is one of those things I thought was dumb when I first heard of it, but as it got integrated into more and more things I found it surprisingly effective. It's a small, simple thing, but I like it.

#5 Posted by Deusoma (3046 posts) -

Now that I think about it, I'm rarely even consciously aware of rumble while I'm playing, but I always prefer to have it on if I can.

#6 Posted by Underachiever007 (2468 posts) -

Yeah, I like force feedback.

#7 Posted by kermoosh (911 posts) -

i tend to keep it off to save battery life and keep control in a firefight without the distraction from the vibrater

#8 Posted by MrKlorox (11209 posts) -

Always. I even own a couple of Buttkicker Gamers for my seat (which is really more sonic resonance of the bottom end than regular old rumble).

#9 Posted by Vonocourt (2174 posts) -

I like it. Too be honest though, after the first xbox's crazy-ass rumble, I barely even notice it this gen.

#10 Posted by Soapy86 (2631 posts) -

Never not vibrating.

I've become so used to it over the years that if it's turned off, or especially if it cuts out during play, it just feels really weird
#11 Posted by ChristianCastillo (1162 posts) -

Yes, and I also play with the controller down my pants.

#12 Posted by Hector (3382 posts) -

A always play with vibrating, feels weird not to.

#13 Posted by StrawHatLaw13 (166 posts) -

I need it in case of Star Wolf.

#14 Posted by JJOR64 (19109 posts) -

Most games, yes.

#15 Posted by FluxWaveZ (19418 posts) -

Yes, and I enjoy its feel. It's as though something is lacking when it's not on.

#16 Posted by wolf_blitzer85 (5307 posts) -

Yeah but I like to get a good amount of lube on it first.


#17 Posted by Landon (4164 posts) -
@Deusoma said:
Now that I think about it, I'm rarely even consciously aware of rumble while I'm playing, but I always prefer to have it on if I can.
Ya know, I never notice when it's on. But the moment I it's suppose to be there and it doesn't rumble, then I notice immediately.
#18 Edited by awesomeusername (4278 posts) -
@ChristianCastillo said:

Yes, and I also play with the controller down my pants.

Maybe we can play some games together sometime? I'll pay for the movies?

@FluxWaveZ said:
Yes, and I enjoy its feel. It's as though something is lacking when it's not on.

Me too.;) My girlfriend is lacking when it's not on.:/
#19 Edited by CandiBunni (465 posts) -

Yes, I do. I can't stand not having it on. I've grown used to feeling my controller vibrate when I perform certain actions like attacking an enemy, being attacked, falling from certain heights, taking any kind of damage, etc.

#20 Posted by ShaggE (6946 posts) -


#21 Posted by TheSmashing (313 posts) -
#22 Posted by Brendan (8377 posts) -

As others have said, I'm so used to having it on at this point that it's weird if I don't feel the rumble when I would normally expect it.

#23 Posted by Dimsey (968 posts) -

If it's there I leave it on, I barely even notice it anymore.

#24 Posted by Mechanical_Ape (268 posts) -

I am largely indifferent towards it. If it is on by default, I leave it on. If it is off by default I don't bother turning it on.

#25 Posted by probablytuna (3971 posts) -

I like vibrating controllers.

#26 Posted by applet0n (654 posts) -

I always use it. I could live without it, but it adds an interesting effect to immersion I suppose.

#27 Posted by WickedCobra03 (2135 posts) -

Yes, just about all the time.  It adds a little tactile feedback to the experience.

#28 Posted by npeterson08 (502 posts) -

Absolutely! Anything else feels wrong, and it actually throws me off a little. Every few weeks my 360 controller will run low on battery and stop vibrating, it drives me nuts.

#29 Posted by Hizang (8532 posts) -

I like it when its done well, example an explosion happens off in the distance and its a small vibration but if it happens up close its a big vibration.
#30 Posted by DAFTPUNK (1213 posts) -
@ShaggE said:
#31 Posted by fugie7 (1109 posts) -

with most of my games i do.

#32 Posted by Buneroid (430 posts) -

I've had it on for so long now that having it off just feels bad.

#33 Posted by phish09 (1110 posts) -

I used to hate it, but I almost can't play without it at this point.  That is my number 1 gripe with playing action games with KB & M. 

#34 Posted by McGhee (6075 posts) -

No way. Ever since those controllers were first made I thought they were annoying and stupid.

#35 Edited by MrKlorox (11209 posts) -
@SmashingTimes said:

Great point! You're supposed to lay the controller in your lap while getting dances in the strip clubs in GTA4.

Talk about immersion. When she rubs on Niko's crotch, the controller vibrates. Brilliant!
#36 Posted by Kandycane2029 (511 posts) -

Sweet sweet stimulation.

#37 Posted by Crono11 (1651 posts) -

I turn it off. It adds nothing for me and having it off saves on battery power.

#38 Posted by wemibelec90 (1938 posts) -

My last Xbox 360 controller (just replaced it) had a dead battery pack.  I could only use that controller by keeping it plugged in with the Play and Charge Kit at all times.  That controller never vibrated, I'm guessing because it didn't have enough power in the battery at any one time.  I got used to it.  Vibration is one of those things you don't notice are there until they aren't anymore.
#39 Posted by Masha2932 (1242 posts) -

Yes. i wouldn't have it any other way

#40 Posted by Galiant (2197 posts) -

Metal Gear Solid 4 has got the best use of rumble in any game I've ever played, I'm hoping other games will do what that game did with it but so far I haven't found any.

#41 Posted by Gamer_152 (14143 posts) -

Yep. It doesn't distract me, I find it blends very well into the experience.

#42 Posted by fisk0 (4854 posts) -

Yeah, when the option is there I have it on. At times you come across games that use it effectively, but few do it bad in a way that's annoying, so the pros outweigh the cons for me.

I wish I could turn it off in Civilization 4 though. Even though it doesn't have controller support, if my 360 controller is connected the controller will shake violently whenever I click menu items, which is just weird, as there's no other vibration feedback in the game.

#43 Posted by TooWalrus (13272 posts) -

I don't exactly go out of my way looking for it, but it doesn't bother me. I'll just play on whatever the default is.

#44 Posted by BigBoss1911 (2585 posts) -

Yes, always.

#45 Posted by Live2bRighteous (316 posts) -

I love the feel of rumble on controllers. Being a PC gamer, I specifically bought a Novint Falcon so I wouldn't miss out on it. Sadly though... it wasn't worth it. That thing was hard as hell to control and had hardly any game support besides Valve's games.

#46 Posted by Jams (2967 posts) -

What's with all the necro'ed threads.

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