Accessorise your 360 with Halo 3

If you’re the kind of person who thinks great art begins and ends with the classic heavy metal album covers of the ‘70s (and who doesn&#82

If you’re the kind of person who thinks great art begins and ends with the classic heavy metal album covers of the ‘70s (and who doesn’t?) then the new Halo 3 themed Xbox 360 pads will be your idea of gamer heaven.These limited edition babies smack you in the face like a plasma rifle blast. Designed by legendary comic book artist Todd McFarlane they come in Spartan (pictured) and Covenant flavours and will be packaged with collectible figurines.For truly heroic levels of geek kudos you can team them up with the Halo 3 wireless headset – complete with gold power button and Halo logo. Microsoft assures us that slipping one of these over your lughole means ‘you can practically be Master Chief’. Without having to fight a galactic war against an alien race, we presume.Microsoft also confirmed the long-rumoured Messenger kit, which comes with a headset and the new Chatpad – a Qwerty keypad that slots into the bottom of the standard 360 controller and makes communicating with all your Xbox Live buddies a doddle.Finally, Bill’s boys also announced pink and blue control pads. Just like the standard wireless controllers only pink. And blue.Essentials Halo 3 Wireless Controller, Halo 3 Wireless Headset, Xbox 360 Messenger Kit, Coloured Wireless Controller Price: £TBA On sale: TBAContact: Microsoft Related stories: Xbox 360 Elite lands next month Guitar Hero III – Look, no wires Halo 3 lands 26 September