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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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Nintendo inflatable horse-riding controller is patent genius

If there’s one thing Nintendo – no, scratch that, the world – needs more of, it’s gimmicky Wii controllers.  Thankfully the trusty patent system has given us a heads-up of what might be the next obscure gaming gadget to monopolize the holiday season, in the shape of an inflatable horse-riding controller.

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Tony Hawk’s RIDE Sliding Into US Stores November 17th

Tony Hawk’s RIDE Sliding Into US Stores November 17th

Reports are coming in that the anticipated next installment of the Tony Hawk skateboarding series has been set for November 17 here in the States, which we're hoping means all three console-based variations will be hitting shelves on that day.

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Tony Hawk: RIDE plus limited edition controller priced for UK

Upcoming skateboard game Tony Hawk: RIDE has been priced for the UK, with retailer Game listing the title – complete with a limited edition board controller – at £99.99 ($168).  The custom board is designed by Tony Hawk himself, hence the great big hawk on it, and is exclusive to Game.

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Street Fighter hand-made arcade sticks appear on Etsy

Street Fighter hand-made arcade sticks appear on Etsy

How much would you pay for a hand-made Xbox 360 wireless arcade joystick, with heavy-duty metal casings, rechargeable batteries and millimeter-for-millimeter Street Fighter II arcade cabinet control layout accuracy?  If your response is "well, Chris, I'd pay $190" then keep on reading; the rest of you, move on.

Video demo after the cut

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Zeemote JS1 Bluetooth gaming controller for BlackBerry announced

Zeemote JS1 Bluetooth gaming controller for BlackBerry announced

Zeemote have launched a version of their Bluetooth mobile gaming controller for BlackBerry smartphones.  The Zeemote JS1 is compatible with all BlackBerry handsets that have a trackball, and connects wirelessly to offer over fifty hours of battery-powered gameplay.

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Band Hero DS “Drum Grip” for Nintendo DS revealed

Activision have been showing off their latest peripheral, and this time they’ve set their sights on your pocket.  Set to be included with every purchase of Band Hero DS, the upcoming musical game for Nintendo’s clamshell console, the Band Hero DS Drum Grip is a rubberized silicon sleeve that fits over the DS Lite.

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