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Sony PS3 Slim still sold at a loss; Motion-controller coming spring 2010

Sony PS3 Slim still sold at a loss; Motion-controller coming spring 2010

Sony Computer Entertainment boss Kazuo "Kaz" Hirai has confirmed that the company will continue to lose money on each of the $299 PS3 Slim consoles they sell, together with revealing that Sony's motion-controller has been pencilled in for a release in spring 2010.  Meanwhile he also denied that, with the advent of the UMD-free PSP Go, we are seeing "the death of physical media", pointing to the large percentage of the 100 countries Sony sells gaming products in that don't have access to high-speed internet connections for downloads.

WiiChuck makes Wii controller hacks non-destructive

WiiChuck makes Wii controller hacks non-destructive

We've seen some great hacks with the Wii controllers since the console first arrived, and things could get even easier if Todbot has his way.  He's launched the WiiChuck, a tiny plug-in board that slots into the plug of the Wii Nunchuck, and allows you to access all of the controller's connections - its 2-axis joystick, two buttons and 3-axis ±2g  accelerometer - without needing to cut any of the cables.

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Logitech G27 Racing Wheel: judder-free force-feedback

Logitech G27 Racing Wheel: judder-free force-feedback

Logitech have outed their latest Racing Wheel, the G27, and it looks to be the ideal way to make your desk feel like a car.  Intended for PS2, PS3 and PC gamers, the G27 set consists of the steering wheel - with force-feedback, real leather and stainless steel, paddle shifters and programmable LEDs - plus a three pedal set and a separate shifter with eight buttons and a D-pad.