Star Wars-based adventures have long been available for consoles, but this is the first time we've seen the franchise applied to a console. The Star Wars Xbox 360 ($450) features an R2-D2-inspired paint scheme, a matching white Kinect sensor, a C-3PO-themed gold wireless controller, a 320GB hard drive, a wired headset, the Kinect Adventures game, and the new Kinect Star Wars game. [Scouted by Devin, Eddie, Albert, Sean, & David]
The argument can be made that dedicated portable gaming machines are on the way out, but if they are, they're going down swinging. Take the Sony PlayStation Vita ($250) for example. This replacement for the PSP features a five-inch, 960x544 OLED multi-touch screen, a quad-core ARM Cortex A9 processor, built-in stereo speakers, microphone, front and rear cameras, a six-axis motion sensing system, compass, Wi-Fi, optional 3G and GPS, a multi-touch pad on the rear, Bluetooth, a memory card slot for expansion, and all the controls you could want, including dual analog sticks, the classic PlayStation action buttons, and shoulder buttons.
They could've called it the "Official Sony PS3 USB-to-Wireless Virtual Surround Sound + Stereo Headset," but we're guessing that would have been a bit wordy. Instead it's called the Sony PS3 Wireless Stereo Headset ($100), it connects to your PS3 via a small USB-based wireless adapter, features 7.1 virtual surround sound, a built-in retractable mic with on board volume and mute controls, and a simple, clean design that should match its console counterpart well, whether you're using it to keep from disturbing your roommates or significant other, or if you simply don't anyone to hear the twelve year-old talking trash about your sub-par fragging skills.
Who said you can't drink and drive? Not only does the Octane 120 Beer Arcade Machine ($6,000) support it, it even includes a kegerator behind the rear seat — with a secondary tap in the dash — so you don't have to pull over to get a refill. Other features include leather wrapping on the fully adjustable, force-feedback steering wheel and on the seat, metal gas, clutch, and brake pedals, a Full HD projector up front, an integrated gaming PC with 200 racing and arcade video games and PS3 connectivity for good measure, a conveniently placed cup holder, and the ability to swerve with impunity.
Filling your man cave with retro arcade games is all well and good, but they take up a lot of space for something that only plays one game, and tend not to blend in so well. Both of these issues are resolved in these Arcade Game Tables ($3,000-$3,400). Available in Classic, Custom Classic, and modern Stealth models, these cocktail-style tables offer LCD screens, high-quality joysticks, buttons, and sound systems and built-in libraries of classic games.