Gears of War Vault case glows blood red when you die

The Gears of War Vault, Calibur11's first game-specific 360 Slim pre-mod, sure as hell makes no bones about letting the kids know which sci-fi cover-shooter you favor. The mod features a neat Gears of War 3 tie-in: whenever you're downed by an enemy in the upcoming sequel, the huge-ass Crimson Omen on the side will glow bright red – which is pretty frikkin' metal. Calibur11 also promises the mod will improve your console's cooling systems, possibly by plunking a great big controller-rest on the side to prevent you blocking the vents.

Above: The “Bleed Out” finish feature makes the LED Crimson Omen glow blood red when a player is downed by an opponent

You can pre-order from Calibur11 now. The Gears of War Vault be available from Best Buy and online retailers for $89 in September – and you can add another $17 to the price tag for a customized nameplate. Pick one up early and you'll also get the chance to win a life-size replica suit of Calibur11-branded COG armor – which, if nothing else, should solve your annual Halloween problem for, oh, at least three generations.

Jun 28, 2011




  • MCN2011 - June 29, 2011 5:14 p.m.

    Am I the only one who sees Daffy Duck's bill on the side of that thing?
  • tacoman38 - June 29, 2011 4:05 p.m.

    now what i'm wondering is, why just the slim? at least 3/4 of people with xboxes still have the old design style. I have non intention of getting it myself, but if I did, I still don't have a slim. marketers, think better.
  • 04whim - June 29, 2011 3:50 p.m.

    This may be enough to get me to buy an Xbox and Gears of War 3. o.O I think I'll be playing it on hard from the word go just to make me die a lot.
  • g4m3rk1dd - June 29, 2011 2:11 p.m.

  • Zeb364 - June 29, 2011 9:14 a.m.

    That is fucking awesome! Not quite enough for me to spend $89 plus shipping.
  • avantguardian - June 29, 2011 7:20 a.m.

    this looks to be a favorite of basement dwellers everywhere. the constant evil red glow will really tie your gamer cave together. also, i give them props, they've created something that will proportionately color your ambience with a hue that will match the color of your face. i.e. if you suck, you're seein' fuckin RED!
  • NubberzTheHedgehog - June 29, 2011 6:02 a.m.

    I must say, that is pretty awesome.
  • EvanSmith - June 29, 2011 3:09 a.m.

    I don't have enough testosterone for this.
  • Redeater - June 29, 2011 2:54 a.m.

    @alecbeals In the article is says it is a "controller-rest". Why the hell you would want to rest your controller on the side of your 360 is beyond me. If they got rid of that it would look a lot better. Still pretty damned cool though.
  • Kage_No_Shi - June 29, 2011 2:24 a.m.

    How the hell did they make it so the symbol would glow every time you die? Epic Hax TBH.
  • SideOfBeef - June 29, 2011 2:17 a.m.

    Why is it wearing a hat?
  • therawski - June 29, 2011 2:14 a.m.

    Looks like they still didn't fix the red ring problem, they just made it bigger!
  • ThatKidVic - June 29, 2011 2:03 a.m.

    Isn't that just for if you're laying the xbox on it's side so the vent wont be covered up like it says?
  • WarWasp - June 29, 2011 1:49 a.m.

    Especially the COG armor lol
  • Redeater - June 29, 2011 1:36 a.m.

    Alright that is pretty fucking cool.
  • Turboash - June 29, 2011 4:29 p.m.

    I am by no means a GOW fan... but sweet Jesus, I'd crush a puppy's skull with the heel of my boot to get a PS3 case like that!
  • Timos - June 29, 2011 10:57 a.m.

    The thing on the side is for your controller. You can put your controller on there, I'm pretty sure if you put it on it's side it would break :\
  • ranzatsu - June 29, 2011 9:03 a.m.

    Holy shit, that is so fucking cool. Gotta make sure it doesn't glow red when I'm playing with a friend.
  • MrBunnie - June 29, 2011 3:36 a.m.

  • 510BrotherPanda - June 29, 2011 2:10 a.m.

    This is probably something that Batman5273 would want, if he were in need of replacing his current Xbox 360...

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