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Warhawk gets an official retail price, package

This is another one of those times where we were right, but feel sort of bad about it. We surmised the retail version of Warhawk would cost the same as any other PS3 title because of the inclusion of extra features and a wireless "headset" and turns out that's exactly the case, according to EBGames/Gamestop's website. The retail version is going to sell for $59.99 in the US. After telling us your impressions from the beta, would you drop sixty big ones for a decent headset and some extra features?

We are glad the included headset is a small earpiece. We're glad it's bluetooth and we're glad it's wireless (USB cable included for charging). The headset is from Jabra, a fairly well-known manufacturer of fairly decent-quality headsets. Our verdict? If you don't have a wireless headset, buy the retail version. If you've already got one, just download the game. That way, everybody is getting a pretty good deal. Agreed?

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1. sadly, i wasnt included in the beta...so i dont know. but i'll be copping retail...cuz i like how PS3 game boxes look.

Posted at 12:07PM on Jul 3rd 2007 by Justin

2. not that bad...the first Socom was exactly that same price since it included the ps2's headset...and it was considered a good deal...

I think exactly as Nick..if you already have a headset skip it if you don't then go retail...I would buy the retail version even more if I could use that headset with my cell phone...

Posted at 12:16PM on Jul 3rd 2007 by David

3. Wow Ps3 going to be BIG in aug-dec Cant wait

Posted at 12:22PM on Jul 3rd 2007 by Jetles

4. I am in the B3TA and I will buy the store version

Posted at 12:26PM on Jul 3rd 2007 by Anonymous Gamer

5. that headset is slightly smaller than the original xbox controller ... im going to use the apple BT headthingy ;) much smaller. there is a nice looking samsung deally that doesnt make you look like a borg as well ;)

Posted at 12:33PM on Jul 3rd 2007 by whackMushrooms

6. Can you install the store version onto your ps3? So it's like you downloaded it but you get all that extra content as well when you slap in the disk.

Posted at 12:37PM on Jul 3rd 2007 by Naaiif

7. I have a headset and will be downloading it from the PSN.

Posted at 12:54PM on Jul 3rd 2007 by Matt B

8. i'm in the beta and i love the game. def. picking it up retail when it comes out.

Posted at 1:03PM on Jul 3rd 2007 by a.j.

9. I have that exact Jabra Bluetooth headset. It is the cheapest, least reliable plastic piece of junk excuse for a Bluetooth headset I have ever owned. It crackles unless I have my cell phone less than one foot away (defeating the purpose.) It is horribly uncomfortable. There is a big plastic circle that remains pressed against your ear the entire time you are using it. The volume controls are difficult to find with the touch of your hand. When you try to pair it you have to press the button which also happens to be the indicator so you can't tell if its flashing to pair or flashing to shut off. Your people have trouble hearing you when you use it. It is prone to catch heavy wind distortion so if you have a small fan forget it, the charger is non standard USB-Mini-A.....AAANNNNDD the maximum volume is very low and even at that point the internal speaker gets very tinny. I found it for $10 and I feel robbed.

Posted at 1:16PM on Jul 3rd 2007 by HektikLyfe

10. I played my friends beta and enjoyed it, I don't have a headset yet so I might get this in a retail store. It's an option.

Posted at 1:23PM on Jul 3rd 2007 by Tanya

11. I'm still pissed I wasn't included as a part of the Beta tester.

Not too happy it's a FULL PRICED game.

but the headset's a good touch, but are you telling me you can't put some cool graphic/skin on that thing? Geez.

Posted at 1:32PM on Jul 3rd 2007 by kingofwale

12. As a comment to #9, I'm willing to bet that someone tested this headset with the PS3 at its max range since this is a requirement of Sony's while testing the game, and they forced Jabra to make some changes if they were needed.

I would definitely buy the disc version, but wouldn't it have been even sweeter if you bought the disc and also had access to the PSN download for free!!!?

You heard it here, first. Go www.PS3fanboy.com!

Posted at 1:36PM on Jul 3rd 2007 by Nick Kosmides

13. "charger is non standard USB-Mini-A"

You mean like the USB Mini-A that the PS3 uses for it's controllers, the PSP, etc kind of "not standard"?

Posted at 1:37PM on Jul 3rd 2007 by Andir3.0

14. @ #12: "I'm willing to bet that someone tested this headset with the PS3 at its max range since this is a requirement of Sony's while testing the game, and they forced Jabra to make some changes if they were needed."

I'm sure number poster #9 also has a GSM phone famous for causing static in speakers and anything with a coil of wire in it...

Posted at 1:39PM on Jul 3rd 2007 by Andir3.0

15. Bluetooth headsets generally suck during gameplay.

I've switched to a good quality Logitech USB headset and it's miles better, so I will be going for the download version of Warhawk and foregoing the store version...

Posted at 1:41PM on Jul 3rd 2007 by DolphGB

16. I was in the beta and felt as though it would be fun in the only air battles mode. However in the beta you were not given the option to choose that, leaving most matches to be the typical Battlefield Modern Combat style.

The beta was fun but there is no way I would buy this at the store. I will def dl it if they do for sure include the option to only do air to air battles. If I wanted to play a BFMC style game I would just wait for Bad Company.

Posted at 1:41PM on Jul 3rd 2007 by jtedesco33

17. @16 wrong. all you have to do is enter a dogfight server...there are plenty and they are air only.

Posted at 1:48PM on Jul 3rd 2007 by a.j.

18. Uh... Jabra makes horrible headsets, fyi.

Posted at 2:25PM on Jul 3rd 2007 by Magus

19. So don't buy it... It can't be any worse than the plastic headset you get with the 360.

Posted at 3:45PM on Jul 3rd 2007 by Andir3.0

20. shoot go to buy.com and get the headset with first time google checkout for 4.91, thats what i got and it works like a charm :)

Posted at 3:52PM on Jul 3rd 2007 by ptuck874

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