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Playseat to deliver official WRC driving seat Q1

December 16, 2008 Playseats has signed a deal to become the official race seat of the FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) and will deliver the first branded version of the seat in Q1 2009. The new Playseat is compatible with all digital driving wheels including the Logitech G25 and ForceGT,and is compatible with the PS3, PS2, Xbox, Xbox360 and Nintendo Wii plus the PC. No mention of price at this stage, though we expect the seat and Logitech G25 and gearshift bundle to come in around EUR599 (US$865).  Read More

The GAMEROX video gaming chair

If there’s one thing most parent’s hate seeing, it’s their offspring slumped in from of the TV, video game controller in hand, ruining their posture and getting fatter by the second. This is one of the many reasons Nintendo’s Wii has proven so popular and now a company with a new concept in game seating is also hoping to do its bit for poor childhood posture and inactivity by getting kids moving and improving their posture while they sit playing video games. The GAMEROX chair is designed to promote movement during game play to deliver health benefits through improved circulation, movement and exercise by taking advantage of children’s natural tendency to move with the onscreen action.  Read More

The Logitech G13 advanced gameboard

We gamers are a hardy breed - we risk hand fatigue, sleep deprivation, eye strain and obesity all in the name of world domination, hostage rescue or quest completion. Logitech have addressed at least one of these afflictions with their G13 advanced gameboard – a hybrid gaming keyboard that features a naturally contoured design that is designed to deliver increased comfort and reduce hand fatigue by complementing the natural shape of the hand, while the smooth, concave home-row keys make it easy to locate buttons by touch.  Read More

PlayStation Home

Sony's answer to Second Life isn't quite ready to lose it's beta tag, however the doors are being opened to the general public at some stage later today. You'll need to reboot your console and sign in to a PlayStation Network account before the icon appears in the XMB.  Read More

Guitar Hero World Tour vs Rock Band 2

After initially shunning the idea of the full band game, Activision caved, and decided to bring the Guitar Hero franchise up to par with the release of Guitar Hero World Tour - just in time to compete with MTV's sequel to Rock Band, the game that brought music video games to the next level last November. We've spent (far too much) time with both games to bring you this in-depth comparison.  Read More

EA’s NASCAR Kart Racing due Feb. 2009.

Wii owning NASCAR fans will be happy to hear that EA has announced the first and only NASCAR racing title for the console will be in stores in time for the Daytona 500 and the official start of the 2009 NASCAR season. Instead of porting an existing title, EA’s NASCAR Kart Racing has been designed exclusively for the Wii, so it will hopefully make good use of the console’s motion sensing controller and, in keeping with the Wii’s family friendly credentials, up to four players can go head-to-head, via split screen, in a mad dash to the checkered flag.  Read More

The Porsche 911 GT3 RS Racing Wheel for PC and PS3 - Car not included unfortunately.

There must be plenty of aspiring Porsche drivers out there without the finances to afford the real thing because Fanatec has announced another addition to its line of Porsche licensed steering wheels for PC and PS3 gamers. The Porsche 911 GT3 RS Racing Wheel for PC and PS3 is crafted from genuine Alcantara leather, the same material that is used in real Porsches, and features the “world’s first” placement of a vibration motor on the brake pedal for that extra touch or realism.  Read More

Games are the convergence of everything

It’s not often that we just point to an article somewhere else and say, “hey, you should read this”, but that’s what we’re doing in regard to “Games are the convergence of everything” published yesterday on Forbes. It’s an interview with games developer (and former Hollywood script writer) Ken Levine (lead creative in the creation of highly immersive morality-based hit game Bioshock), and while the title captures the theme of the article, there are some gems in there you’ll no doubt find space for in your next conversation such as “Industrial Darwinism” (“it's hard for an industry to make a mistake because the market tends to be self-correcting”).  Read More

Gears of War 2

The original Gears of War arrived to universal acclaim in 2006, including our Game of the Year award, for it's gritty look and feel, beautifully tuned gameplay mechanics and ridiculously addictive multiplayer game. Two years later (to the day) Epic's beast is back - and it's badder than ever. Read on for our full review.  Read More

Ghostbusters: The Video Game

Who ya gonna call? Atari have teamed up with developers Terminal Reality and Sony Pictures to bring gamers the eagerly awaited Ghostbusters: The Video Game. The release is set to coincide with the 25th anniversary of the original slime-fest, and will be available across all current-generation systems - excluding the PSP.  Read More

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