Mrs. Violence's favorite things
Astro A40 + Mixamp for complete audio control
Kelly Kelley, aka Mrs. Violence, swears by her gaming gadgets. As a professional gamer and winner of The Controller (which aired on CNET sister site GameSpot), she's donning the best equipment her $25,000 prize money could buy.
When it comes to playing Battlefield 3 on the Xbox, she immediately turns to her Astro A40 headphones and Mixamp. With the Mixamp in place, the master volume, game volume, and chat volume can be adjusted independently.
Gunnars help Mrs. Violence avoid eye fatigue
Kelley explains that these have a yellow crystalline lens, and they take away the glare and reduce eye strain, because what you're squinting at is blue."
So to battle migraines, fatigue and other screen-related ailments, Kelley turns to her Gunnars, which you can see her wearing throughout the competition.
Her top 3 favorite games
Even after the 7-week competition, Mrs. Violence is still all about Battlefield 3, which she's now playing in preparation for a $1.6 million dollar tournament. After that, she most looks forward to Assassins Creed: Revelations, and Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.
SteelSeries 7H as a secondary headset
Besides her A40s, Mrs. Violence uses this ultra-comfy, high-powered SteelSeries 7H headphones. Like any good gaming headset, it's got a mic, braided cord, interchangeable cushions, and 50mm drivers for accurate sound.
TV of choice: Sharp Quattron LED LCD
One of her biggest prize money splurges was a 60-inch Sharp Quattron LED LCD, which she loves for its "smart TV" features like movie streaming and Internet radio.