Mad Catz has announced the release of three branded Gears of War 3 audio devices for use with the game. (Obviously you could use them with other games too, but these say "Gears of War 3" on them, so you know what they're really for). The gear, which includes two high-end headsets and one “military-inspired throat-communicator” to make you feel like you're in Generation Kill or some such, will preview at Comic-Con before launching alongside the game in September.
The top of Mad Catz' line is the Tritton Dolby 7.1 Surround Sound Headset, which, at $179, puts a 7-channel speaker system directly onto your head; the $99 Performance Stereo Gaming Headset has the same features (detachable microphone, selective voice monitoring, in-line controls) minus the surround sound. For the lightweight tech-fetishist, the $29 Throat Communicator is the most affordable (and threatening) option, making voice communication marginally less obtrusive than headset communicator alternatives. All three will be available for preview at Comic-Con; the Tritton headsets can be pre-ordered now from Mad Catz' Gears of War 3 department, with the Throat Communicator becoming available soon.
Jul 20, 2011