Halo 3 Xbox 360 Accessories and Messenger Kit Available September 4
This Tuesday, we’ll finally be able to get our hands on the Xbox 360 Chatpad; the Messenger Kit will run you $29.99 and also includes a specially-designed headset that plugs into the bottom of the chatpad, which takes up the slot where a wired headset would normally be plugged in. The chatpad is backlit and from what I hear, doesn’t obstruct the way you hold the controller at all.
Also available on September 4 are two Halo 3-themed accessories for the Xbox 360, which are being dubbed “Limited Edition.” Microsoft did not have any numbers for us, but my guess is that supply with meet demand.
Of course, you may or may not care, as one of the items is the infamously bad wireless headset. This Halo 3-themed item has the Spartan green and gold colors, and will go for the standard wireless headset price of $59.99.
The second item, the wireless controller, comes in two flavors, both designed by Todd McFarlane. One features the Brute, and the other, the Master Chief. Both controllers come with a Master Chief figurine also designed by McFarlane. These controllers will be more expensive than their standard brethren, probably because of the inclusion of the figurine – $59.99 is the asking price.
So, does any of this interest you, or do you simply see this as a money-making scheme on the part of Microsoft. It strikes me as a little of both; Microsoft makes money, and diehard Halo fans can accessorize to their hearts’ content.