ASTRO Gaming announces Artist Series launch!

(San Francisco, CA) July 10, 2009. ASTRO Gaming is proud to announce that Penny Arcade's own Mike Krahulik and Jerry Holkins, AKA“Gabe” and“Tycho”, will be the first featured artists in the ASTRO Gaming Artist Series, with the introduction of the Cardboard Tube Samurai Edition of the A40 Audio System.

Krahulik and Holkin's influence on the modern digital canvas has been profound to say the least. The pair stand astride a broad array of characters that populate the Penny Arcade universe, as seen for the past decade every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at Krahulik's iconic art has launched scores of promotional campaigns, including: Ubisoft, Vivendi, and the ESRB; five compendium Penny Arcade books; and a collectible card game honoring the characters on the strip. Most recently, Krahulik's artistry and Holkin's laugh-out-loud dialog anchor PA's very own game title: Penny Arcade Adventures: On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness.

Besides Gabe and Tycho themselves, none of the PA characters are so beloved as the honorable and badass Cardboard Tube Samurai, and we at ASTRO Gaming are honored to have him rock our inaugural Artist Series of products.

The A40 Cardboard Tube Samurai Edition consists of the award-winning Astro A40 Headset and MixAmp™ along with a custom triptych of CTS Speaker Tags. These highly collectable CTS Speaker Tags are also available separately or as part of the standalone A40 CTS Headset.

About the A40 Audio System

The A40 Audio System, consisting of the A40 Headset and A40 MixAmp™, is a critically-acclaimed solution for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC gamers. The A40 Headset is the most versatile and user-configurable gaming headset in the world, and offers players an unprecedented amount of customization features. The A40 MixAmp™ combines class-leading voice communication capabilities with pinpoint-accurate Dolby Digital™ surround sound. All Astro Gaming products are available direct from the company website at:

About ASTRO Gaming

ASTRO Gaming creates premium video gaming equipment for pro gamers, leagues and their lifestyles. Spun-off from design powerhouse Astro Studios, known in the gaming world for designing the Microsoft Xbox 360™, Alienware PCs, and HP’s Blackbird PC, ASTRO Gaming produces a line of gamer centric "tech-life" products, supporting this rapidly growing community. ASTRO Gaming’s product line includes the critically acclaimed A40 Audio System, the Official Licensed Headset of Major League Gaming, and the Transport Series of gaming bags.

Joshua LaTendresse, ASTRO Gaming

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