For a limited time, Microsoft has rolled out the Gears of War 3 Xbox 360 controller. I’m not sure how limited these guys are but judging how popular the Gears of Wars series is, they will likely be made for some time, but who knows. I’ve seen this at several locations for the past 2 weeks and I finally broke down and got one. Why didn’t I grab this before? Well, it’s a bit on the steep side at $59.99, which is a couple of dollars short of Microsoft’s other wireless controller but it doesn’t come with plug & play kit. So, for just about 2-3 dollars more, I could have gotten the same exact controller plus a plug & play kit, but why didn’t I?
Well, for starters I really didn’t need another controller, but being the gaming and tech freak that I am, I felt compelled to get it – it was almost as if it were calling out to me to purchase it. Oh, and it also didn’t hurt that like it’s newer brother it also comes with transforming directional pad, a sexy red and black exclusive Gears of War 3 graphic (with a matching black battery pack) and comes with the “Infected Omen Weapon Pack” downloadable content that gives you skins for the Lancer, Retro Lancer, Hammerburst, Gransher, and Sawed-Off Shotgun.
Feels just like a normal Xbox 360 wireless controller, so there aren’t any added frills to it, however, if you have $60 just laying around or if you simply must have any and everything that is Gears of War, you can add this beauty to your gaming arsenal… and also snag the Infect Omen Weapon Pack to boot.
Gears of War 3 is slated to dominate the Xbox 360 on 9.2.2011!