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This is it — pretty much last call — E3 2015 is NEXT WEEK, folks, and meetings are getting harder and harder to make. Seven days from now, thousands of game industry dorks will descend upon Los Angeles, each acting as cool as they can, each enjoying the one event where they have a realistic shot to make big-time party VIP lists. Oh E3… never change.

So what kind of amazing stuff are we still booking meetings for this year? Well, we’ve got some great games and we’ve got a handful of slots left.

See below and if you still need appointments – now is the time — slots are getting very few and far between. We try to accommodate walk-ups during the show, but it’s easier to plan ahead! Read more

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ASTRO Gaming Special Edition Battlefield Hardline A40 Speaker Tags

 

ASTRO Gaming Introduces Special Edition Battlefield Hardline A40 Pro-Gaming Headset

Three Sets of Exclusive Speakers Tags Now Available for EA’s Upcoming Cops vs Criminals First-Person Shooter

SAN FRANCISCO March 2, 2015 – ASTRO Gaming, creators of premium video gaming equipment, today announced support for the launch of Electronic Arts’ Battlefield™ Hardline, with three sets of speaker tags designed for its award-winning ASTRO A40 Pro-Gaming Headsets and Audio Systems.  Developed alongside EA and developer Visceral Games™, the ASTRO Gaming Battlefield Hardline speaker tags will feature artwork taken directly from the game to ensure an iconic and authentic representation of this cops and criminals fantasy world.

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ASTRO Gaming Special Edition Dying Light A40 Pro-Gaming Headset

 

ASTRO Gaming Introduces Special Edition Dying Light A40 Pro-Gaming Headset

Exclusive Speakers Tags Now Available for Techland’s Highly Anticipated Open World Zombie Apocalypse

SAN FRANCISCO Jan. 28, 2015 – ASTRO Gaming, creators of premium video gaming equipment, today announced support for the launch of Techland’s survival-horror game, Dying Light, with three sets of exclusive speaker tags designed for its award-winning ASTRO A40 Pro-Gaming Headsets and Audio Systems.  Developed alongside Techland, the ASTRO Gaming Dying Light speaker tags will feature artwork taken directly from the game to ensure a stylish, authentic and entirely horrifying representation of the coming zombie apocalypse.  Dying Light is now available on Windows PC, Linux OS, Xbox One® and PlayStation 4®*.

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The fine folks at ASTRO Gaming and Skullcandy, makers of the best gaming headsets on the planet, have partnered with Microsoft Studios, 343 Industries and the Master Chief himself to develop some fantastic new gaming gear based on the Halo franchise, including Halo 5: Guardians.

Read on for more details!

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SKULLCANDY/ASTRO GAMING PARTNER WITH MICROSOFT STUDIOS

AND 343 INDUSTRIES ON HALO AUDIO PRODUCTS 

Critically Acclaimed Audio Brand to Develop Exclusive Gear Inspired by One of the Most Iconic Franchises in Video Game History

 

ELECTRONIC ENTERTAINMENT EXPO – LOS ANGELES JUNE 3, 2014 – Skullcandy, Inc. (Nasdaq: SKUL), a high-growth, performance lifestyle audio brand, and its division ASTRO Gaming, creators of premium video gaming equipment, announced an exciting new multi-year partnership with Halo developer 343 Industries.  As part of the agreement, Skullcandy and ASTRO Gaming will develop several new products including branded headsets, speaker tags and more in support of the latest releases within the Halo universe.

“Few game franchises have ever pushed the boundaries of our imagination quite like Halo. With its robust online multiplayer features, compelling storyline, incredibly detailed gameplay audio and inspiring musical score — Halo delivers at every level,” said Aron Drayer, VP of Marketing, ASTRO Gaming/Skullcandy Gaming.   “ASTRO Gaming and Skullcandy are well-known for our ability to deliver unsurpassed audio fidelity with a distinctly gaming-centric point of view.  Our goal is to take the Halo experience to an entirely new level with a recreation of the franchise’s signature sound and booming score exactly as it was intended by the developer.”

Details relating to specific Halo headsets and accessories from ASTRO Gaming and Skullcandy will be announced at a later date.  For more information about Skullcandy or ASTRO Gaming, please visit www.skullcandy.com or www.astrogaming.com.

About the Halo Franchise

The Halo franchise is an award-winning collection of properties that has grown into a global entertainment phenomenon. Beginning with the original Halo: Combat Evolved (2001), the critically acclaimed and record-shattering series of games has since inspired multiple New York Times bestselling novels, comic books, action figures, apparel and more.

Published by Microsoft Studios, the Halo franchise of games is exclusive to Xbox platforms and Windows 8 PCs, tablets, and Windows Phone 8 devices.  To date, more than 60 million copies of Halo games have been sold worldwide, driving more than 5 billion hours of gameplay by people connected to Xbox Live.

About Skullcandy, Inc.

Skullcandy is a global designer, marketer and distributor of performance audio and gaming headphones and other accessory related products under the Skullcandy, Astro Gaming and 2XL by Skullcandy brands. Skullcandy became one of the world’s most distinct audio brands by bringing color, character and performance to an otherwise monochromatic space; helping to revolutionize the audio arena by introducing headphones, earbuds and other audio and wireless lifestyle products that possess unmistakable style and exceptional performance. The Company’s products are sold and distributed through a variety of channels in the U.S. and approximately 80 countries worldwide.  Visit skullcandy.com, or join us at facebook.com/skullcandy or on Twitter @skullcandy.

About ASTRO Gaming

ASTRO Gaming creates premium video gaming equipment and lifestyle products for professional gamers, leagues and gaming enthusiasts. Spun-off from design powerhouse ASTRO Studios, known in the gaming world for designing the Microsoft Xbox 360™, Alienware PCs, and HP’s Gaming PCs, ASTRO Gaming produces a line of gamer-centric “tech-life” products, supporting this rapidly growing community. ASTRO Gaming’s product line includes the wireless A50 Headset, the A40 Headset and MixAmp™ Pro, the A38 Bluetooth ANC mobile headset, the A30 Cross-Gaming Headset, and the Transport series of gaming gear bags.

All ASTRO Gaming products are available at www.astrogaming.com, www.astrogaming.co.uk  and www.astrogaming.fr

ASTRO Gaming MGS:PW Edition A30 Headset

Aaaahhhh…Words cannot adequately express my contentment with ASTRO Gaming and their insanely awesome products.  Yes, ASTRO is a client.  Yes, we at Maverick are soulless  schills.  Yet, their products remain insanely awesome in light of this seeming contradiction.

Put it this way, I use my ASTRO A40s every single day for hour after hour at work and then I turn around and use them for hour after hour of play.  Awesome!  I never leave home without my ASTRO A30s (in black) and they’ve now traveled all over the U.S., Europe, Africa and even Asia.  Still insanely awesome!

So, how does ASTRO repay my love for their products?!  By working with Konami to make a Special Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker Edition ASTRO A30 complete with custom silver color and MGS speaker tags, is how!  Needless to say, I want them…and you should too.

Hit the jump for more info on the new MGS:PW-themed ASTRO A30s and an opportunity to pick up a copy of the game for only $20!

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In the meantime, here are a few more images of the custom MGS:PW A30:

On Ear Action

Stealthy, Black

Hidden in the Snow, White

Standing Next to a Steel Drum, Silver

Astro Gaming A30 Audio System in June PC Gamer

The hit parade for ASTRO Gaming’s latest on-ear headset the A30 Audio System continues with an Editor’s Choice Award from PC Gamer whose editor’s gave the new cans a phenomenal score of 96%.

Here’s are a few comments from the reviewer at PC Gamer:

Astro’s A40 Audio System (97 % April 2008) might have been improved by including a small pet goat that coughed up wads of $20 bills every time you spanked it; other than that, they were-and are perfect for gamers who want a headset that does more than just reproduce great sound in games.

The earcups still rotate flat against your Chest when not in use, and the new “supra-aural” earcups rest gently on top of your ears rather than around them; they’re comfy, even after hours of continuous troubadour-stabbing in Assasssins Creed 2 , and leave your ears drier as well.

And, the sound is just about as good as you’ll ever get without actually being aboard the SSV Normandy while the ship is buzz-sawed into pieces by the Collectors.

And, while they’re both expensive, the way I see it, nothing’s more expensive than money spent on hardware you don’t love.

The review appeared in the June issue of PC Gamer, which is on shelves now.