Get ready for Gran Turismo on the Playstation 3 with the Logitech Driving Force GT Wheel ($150; May 2008). Co-developed by Logitech and Polyphony Digital, the wheel features powerful force feedback which simulates understeer, oversteer, and traction loss, an adjustment dial for on-the-fly control of brake bias, traction and damper settings, full-size gas and brake pedals, a sequential stick shift and wheel-mounted shifter paddles. Perfect for the new interior dash view.
Have an NES, a penchant for retro gaming, and way too much money? Then get in on the bidding for this Nintendo World Championships 1990 Gold Cartridge (currently $15,000). Nicknamed "the holy grail of video game collecting," only 26 of the cartridges were made, and only 12 are known to have survived the years. For more of the story, visit the Wikipedia page, but keep in mind, there are probably better things to spend your money on. Like a new car. [via]
Eliminate the last of the chords from your Wii experience with the Nyko Wireless Wii Nunchuck ($30; Q1 2008). The unit comes with a dongle that attaches to the Wii remote, and a wireless nunchuck that offers full accelerometer support and is powered by two AA batteries — good for 30 hours of playtime. Plus, you get the added benefit of a heavier nunchuck, which is sure to help those boxing skills.
Finally, someone combined an arcade-style gaming machine with the frosty goodness of a kegerator to create a gaming-and-boozing powerhouse. The Gamerator ($4000; pre-order) includes a Windows XP machine pre-loaded with more than 150 licensed classic arcade games, as well as a free one-year GameTap gold membership, providing online access to more than 1000 games. The refrigerated interior holds a standard "pony" keg chilled to 38 degrees, and a professional tap on the front offers easy access. A 26-inch HDTV completes the package.
If you've been holding off on buying one of the new slim Sony PSPs, maybe the Dark Side can persuade you to order one. Get a limited edition Darth Vader PSP as part of the Star Wars Battlefront Entertainment Pack ($200). In addition to the PSP-exclusive Star Wars Battlefront Renegade Squadron game, which appears to be rather awesome, you get a special white (wait, what?) PSP with a silkscreen of ol' Darth on the back. Han Solo in Carbonite PSP case not included.