Forget trying to keep up with the latest-and-greatest in gaming tech: let your service provide it for you. OnLive ($TBA; Winter 2009) is a new gaming service that promises to let you play the latest games in the cloud. You purchase the service, games, and microconsole from OnLive, which runs the games themselves on their high-end servers, streaming video of the game in progress back to your PC, Mac, or TV. Imagine: no more money wasted on graphics card upgrades, or tricked-out gaming rigs, just games. [via]
As nice as the combo of Logitech's Driving Force GT Wheel and a copy of Gran Turismo is for recreating the racing experience, you can't beat the new ECCI Trackstar 6000 ($1,000 and up). Featuring aluminum pedals, including an optional clutch pedal, paddle shifters, USB, hi-def potentiometers, an available FLDS steering damper, and more, it's as close as you can come to climbing behind the wheel of a real racer.