Dressing up your xBox: Gears of War Vault

Just in time for many gamers, who already tend to get custom casings for their PCs, comes the Gears of War Vault from Calibur11.

This is an exclusive peripheral in a partnership with Epic Games. This is in line with the Gears of War 3 video game launch. The Gears of War Vault will spruce up your gaming area at home, where it is actually a custom, interactive case for the Xbox 360 Slim that boasts a high-definition “Bleed-Out” finish and controller cradle.

My favorite feature is the LED Crimson Omen (Vaults glows based on game sound cues), which is not there just for kicks – it will actually interact and dynamically change with the gameplay. The Infected Omen lights up in 6 different modes to give a unique Gears of War custom illumination. The LED features different modes and a completely interactive Gears of War 3 experience! The Vault dynamically glows crimson red throughout the game by various sound cues. This one of a kind Gears of War 3 Vault feature gives impression that your vault is alive!

The vault has better airflow for greater cooling, better stability and luckily does not void your Xbox 360 Slim Factory Warranty. With Gears of War being one of the more popular franchises throughout the lifespan of the Xbox console, obviously to release a peripheral that is associated with the game is a no-brainer.

In “Gears of War 3,” players fight on as Marcus Fenix, the grizzled war hero and leader of Delta Squad. Eighteen months after the fall of the last human city in “Gears of War 2,” the war against the Locust rages on, but a new enemy has emerged. Deep beneath the surface, a fearsome new threat, the Lambent, is infecting the planet from within. With survivors scattered and civilization in ruins, time is running out for Marcus and his comrades as they take up their Lancers to make one last push that will ultimately decide the fate of humanity.

The “Gears of War” series is one of the most popular franchises in Xbox history, having sold more than 13 million games worldwide, and spawning New York Times best-selling novels, an upcoming film and more. The Gears of War 3 Vault is $89.99 retail. Of course, to make it all the more special, it will feature customized nameplates that will retail for another $17.99. In each box is the opportunity to win an official life sized Gears of War – Cog Armored suit sporting the C11 logo as seen in the Gears of War 3 game.