So you'll probably remember the excitement last year over the XBox 360 video chat having vibrating features. However, it looks like Japan beat the US to it by a whole console generation.

I found this while going back through some old links while building the TranceVibe article. Apparently there was a video chat released in Japan for the XBox back in late 2004, complete with vibration on trigger button feature.

We're a whole console later, and it still has yet to see the light of day here. Poor US gamers are still stuck holding their controllers to their crotches as their remote significant other whacks them with a rifle butt in an FPS. And you wonder why we're so violence oriented.