Motion control gaming really has grown into its own shoes over the last couple of years. Nintendo's Wii jump-started the trend and Sony and Microsoft arguably improved on the formula with their own solutions: the more accurate PlayStation Move, and controller-less Kinect. Released quietly with little marketing blitz, Microsoft's Wireless Speed Wheel (WSW) is a motion controller that most people have never even heard of. If Move is an advanced version of the Wii Remote, then the WSW is a turbo-charged Wii Wheel. Does the WSW one-up the Wii Wheel, or is it just another piece of plastic that nobody asked for, but Microsoft's selling anyway? Find out in our test-drive.
When Nintendo unveiled the Wii Wheel for Mario Kart Wii, we all laughed at how silly it looked to be holding a floating wheel in the air. Microsoft's Wireless Speed Wheel for the Xbox 360 is a motion-controlled steering wheel as well, only it's way more sensitive and works with hardcore racing sim Forza 4.
Please tell us this is not the future of video game racing wheels. With motion controls becoming more popular this year thanks to Sony's PlayStation Move and Microsoft's Kinect for the Xbox 360, dedicated controllers for racing games are becoming extinct. In its place are plastic controller shells.
Want to add some extra realism to your Wii racing? Today Logitech announces its Speed Force Wireless racing wheel, a wireless controller that you can use with racing games. Well, racing game — it's currently only compatible with Need...