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Sony PS3 Motion Controller coming Spring 2010

Sony PS3 Motion Controller coming Spring 2010

Sony have come clean with some more details regarding its upcoming Motion Controller, while Joystiq managed to snap a shot of the movement-tracking peripheral at the company's Tokyo Game Show keynote.  According to Sony, the controller - which may well be renamed before launch next year - should meet the "stringent" demands of hardcore gamers, thanks to its combination of two motion sensors, three axes gyroscope and three axes accelerometer.

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Next-gen Wii in 2011 suggests Square Enix chief

Nintendo regularly quash Wii HD rumors, but they keep on coming back.  Latest to reignite the speculation is none other than Square Enix chief Yoichi Wada, who has stuck his neck out and suggested 2011 as the launch window for the reworked console.  Wada tips the new Wii HD as having many of the features as the Xbox 360 and PS3, to which we're assuming he's referring to media-centric functionality.

Hercules DJ Control MP3e2: bring Ibiza to your bedroom

Hercules DJ Control MP3e2: bring Ibiza to your bedroom

The "sensation" of Pro DJ'ing is surely staying up to 4am, packed into a mixing booth before a sea of heaving, ketamine-fuelled bodies swinging their arms rapturously, while your ear-drums are slowly pounded out of existence by far more bass than is medically advisable.  Unfortunately, Hercules seem to have decided that their version of that sensation is actually all about tweaking your MP3s into digital mixes, and with that in mind they've launched their latest DJ control surface, the MP3e2.

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Logitech unveil Drum and Guitar controllers for Wii and Xbox 360

Logitech have unwrapped their latest wireless music controllers, joining up the dots on a range which now serves PS3, Xbox 360 and Wii.  The new Logitech Wireless Drum Controller and Guitar Controller for Nintendo Wii, and Wireless Drum Controller for Xbox 360, are each intended to be used with Guitar Hero.

DJ Hero controller gets FCC teardown, flaunts manual

DJ Hero controller gets FCC teardown, flaunts manual

Poorly framed, low-quality photo?  Non-descript but brightly colored background?  It can only mean one thing: the FCC's team of crack photographers have been at it again, and in this case it's the DJ Hero controller that has born the brunt of their traditional teardown.

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Nintendo football controller patent app emerges

Nintendo's inflatable horse controller not good enough for you?  The company's latest controller patent application has come to light, and as you might expect it's another bizarre, exceptionally-niche device.  Basically a squishy football with slots for your Wiimote and nunchuck, the controller would allow the Wii to estimate trajectory and distance from the force and angle with which you pretend to throw it.

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.

iBUYPOWER USB IES Controller announced

iBUYPOWER USB IES Controller announced

iBUYPOWER revealed a new USB Internal Expansion System or IES Controller today that's proprietary to the company and offers a significant power boost to the USB ports and card readers on PCs.

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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 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.

PSP gets DualShock 2 controller mod [Video]

One of the regular complaints about the Sony PSP is its lack of dual analog sticks.  Rather than berate Sony about it, however, one enterprising gamer over at AcidMods hacked together a workaround, connecting a DualShock 2 controller to his PSP.

Video demo after the cut

BGRMODS creates IntesaFIRE Chip for Easy Xbox 360 Controller Modding

BGRMODS creates IntesaFIRE Chip for Easy Xbox 360 Controller Modding

Can't quite figure out why you're friend shoots faster than you every time you're playing Call of Duty or Halo? Well maybe it's time you went to the next level, and added a quick modification to your favorite wireless Xbox 360 controller.

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