And we thought the DSi XL was squeezing every drop out of Nintendo's dual screen platform. The Nintendo 3DS ($TBA) is the company's latest attempt at expanding its DS lineup, with a 3D-capable, 3.5-inch top screen and a 3-inch bottom screen, a motion sensor, gyro, an analog nub, three cameras - two on the back for taking 3D pictures, and a lineup of upcoming games including Kid Icarus, Mario Kart, Ridge Racer, and Kingdom Hearts. Dorky glasses not required.
Time to ditch your aging, power brick-tethered 360 and replace it with the new, slimmer, quieter Xbox 360 ($300). In addition to a gorgeous, angular new case, the new 360 features a whisper-quiet design, built-in 802.11n Wi-Fi, a 250GB hard drive, and an included wireless controller and headset. Plus, it'll look way better with that new Kinect thingamagig people keep talking about.
We've seen it in countless demos and heard about it through prototype hands-ons and vague rumors, but Project Natal is real, and it's ready to play. The Kinect for Xbox 360 ($150) is Microsoft's killer motion tracking add-on, featuring a camera, audio sensors, motion-sensing tech to track 48 points of movement on your body, and the ability to recognize faces and voices. All of which works together to give you a unique, motion-driven gaming experience without the need for silly things like controllers.
We're not going to say you'll look like a tool when using this thing, because if you're in the market for the Mad Catz Cyborg F.L.Y. 9 Wireless Flight Stick ($100), you probably don't give a damn. Made for the Xbox 360, this insane peripheral is the first flight stick given Microsoft's official 360 seal of approval, and features robotic looks, cyborg-worthy accuracy, and the ability to adjust the handle length, head angle, and handle rake angle, which either means the angle at which the handle protrudes from the base, or the "angle" it's going to use when trying to extort money from you for cleaning your yard.