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 $180 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 $99 Tritton Gears of War 3 Performance Stereo Gaming Headset, which still features a great deal of plugs and adapters but doesn't require a base station.

My personal favorite of the three, however, is the Gears of War 3 throat communicator, because it only costs $29.99 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, Inc. "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.