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Logitech 'Speed Force Force Feedback Wheel' Now Available

by Rainier on Oct. 24, 2002 @ 10:18 p.m. PDT

Logitech announced today that the Logitech Speed Force Force Feedback Wheel for GameCube is now available on retail shelves in the U.S. and at www.logitech.com for a suggested retail price of $49.95 USD. The Logitech Speed Force Accessory Pack, sold separately, includes foot pedals and a lap attachment, and is available for a suggested retail price of $29.95 USD. Details of European pricing and availability will be published separately.

This powerful force feedback wheel gives Nintendo GameCube racing game fans a true-to-life driving experience, as they negotiate tight turns and master tough tracks with realism and accuracy.

Logitech Speed Force

The Logitech Speed Force is the only true force feedback wheel for the Nintendo GameCube. Unlike the "vibrating" response of other racing wheels, this wheel features genuine force feedback, for the most thrilling driving experience. Strong and convenient dual clamps, which firmly attach to most tables or desks, ensure stability during racing action. In addition, the wheel features analog paddle shifters and a full, easy-to-reach Nintendo GameCube control set. What's more, it's very attractive, with contemporary styling and a sturdy leather-textured plastic grip.

Logitech and Nintendo continue to work closely with game developers to ensure a constant stream of compelling games will be available that support the Speed Force Wheel. Two games currently support the wheel -- Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit 2 by Electronic Arts and 4X4 Evo 2 by Universal Interactive, with many more games planned. Compatible games will bear an official compatibility logo on their packaging.

Logitech Speed Force Accessory Pack

To enhance the racing experience, while also giving gamers the opportunity to use their feet for the gas and brake instead of paddle shifters, Logitech offers an Accessory Pack for the Speed Force wheel. Featuring conveniently located gas and brake pedals and a non-slip base, the Accessory Pack also includes a comfortable lap attachment, designed for enjoying the driving experience in almost any setting.

About Force Feedback:

Force feedback is a sophisticated method for providing people with realistic tactile feedback from a PC or console. It is widely used in medical, space and flight simulators to provide lifelike training for students and professionals who make split-second decisions based not just on sight and sound, but also on their sense of touch.

This cutting-edge technology has been extended to PC and next-generation console gaming over the last six years. Force feedback is even richer, more realistic and engaging than the non-directional vibration feedback to which many gamers are accustomed. Through the use of advanced software and electronics, force feedback can move a steering wheel or joystick as if the device were subject to real external forces.

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