When the guy on the other side of your multiplayer game runs a chainsaw attachment for the umpteenth time, you're going to want to make sure he hears what you call his mother clearly and succinctly. Mad Catz's Gears of War 3 audio range is here to help.
In preparation for the release of Gears 3 later this year, Mad Catz slaps the game's logo on a trio of high performance audio devices and calls it a product line. There's the Tritton Gears of War 3 Dolby 7.1 Surround Sound Headset, featuring $US180 worth of controls much more complicated than I'm used to using with my Xbox 360.
For something a little less complicated and expensive, there's the $US99 Tritton Gears of War 3 Performance Stereo Gaming Headset, which still features a great deal of plugs and adaptors but doesn't require a base station.
My personal favourite of the three, however, is the Gears of War 3 throat communicator, because it only costs $US29.99 and has sproingy red wires. I'm a big fan of all things sproingy.
"Gears of War 3 is one of the most anticipated titles arriving for holiday 2011, surpassing 1 million pre-orders to date," said Darren Richardson, the President and Chief Executive Officer of Mad Catz Interactive. "We are convinced that gamers will appreciate the competitive advantage achieved via our high-quality audio products and that the range will be highly sought out this holiday season."
And the logo. They'll love the logo.