Something very interesting about the joycons

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  1. Nerdtendo
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    I was playing Mario Odyssey and I had the joycons right next to my face. I was scrolling through the moon list when I noticed something. As I went down the list, the HD rumble emitted a tiny, high pitched noise. This in itself is no surprise. After all, sound is just vibration. The cool part was that the pitch got lower and lower as I went down the list. It got higher as I went up. I suppose there must be tiny rumble changes in each spot down of the list, but the fact that Nintendo would even include that is really cool to me.
     
  2. Jacobh

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    HD Rumble works by essentially playing a sound file through the rumble motor. In Mario Kart 8 it makes a sound when you pick up a coin. Try it or find a video on youtube of you don't have the game.
     
  3. Bladexdsl

    Bladexdsl ZOMG my posts...it's over 9000!!!

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    you must have fucking good hearing...or i'm too old (look it up) :P
     
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    I just read about it somewhere and then listened. I probably wouldn't have noticed otherwise (my joycons don't rumble that much).
     
  5. guily6669

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    I already saw something close to that on the original Xbox on Halo 1, there was a part with some lightning effects that make the controllers to change pitch from being further or closer to it, a very nice effect.
     
  6. Zanoab

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    Golf Story uses it for everything. I was playing it in public with the sound off and the HD rumble was still going off to match the (muted) sound effects.
     
  7. duffmmann

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    Yeah I've noticed in games like Golf Story that the HD rumble seems capable of emitting certain sounds. Its quite interesting, still its a small shame that one of the joycons didn't have a speaker. The Wii had a few games that made legitimately good use of the speaker in the Wiimote, kind of a small bummer to not see that fully return.
     
  8. epickid37

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    why would i tell you stalkers where i live?
    my favorite is when you hit the ball oob. the joycons sound like they're disappointed:rofl2: