I’ve always been pretty poor at video games. There are some I can play very well, but that’s about it. Hand-Eye co-ordination has in no way really been my thing. I never learned to experiment with the guitar, despite singing in plenty of bands and writing literally numerous songs. So, for this reason crippling handicap (which, I promise you isn’t just an let off), I learned from an young age never to trash talk other gamers. Regardless of who I made fun of, they would always kick my ass. Always.
Nobody suffers from my specific brand of required modesty, however. In fact, there are folks available who establish their whole life around their phenomenal gaming skills and devote themselves, wholeheartedly, towards the pursuit of increased skills, bigger scores and a cure for any fat ass full of bedsores. An Gaming Headset gives these guys the chance to trash talk one another (as well as promoting a curious type of gaming multiculturalism determined by one-upmanship and mastery of crudeness in foreign languages).
Naturally, the other thing an Gaming Headset can grant you, assuming you aren’t a big nerd, is the idea to converse with people all over the world. If nothing else, one thing that you both have in common is you’re about to stick this noob on CoD. Never mind political strife, religious bigotry or cultural misunderstandings, you both want to kill this guy…Perhaps the start of a beautiful friendship.
My best bet, were I to buy an Gaming Headset, would be to strike up discussion and distract my opponent with waffle about various various things, then kill them and slip away into the night, sort of a Ninja, or at the very least inadequate coward. Y’see, I could not use an xbox 360 headset for trash talk and I damn sure could not use it to give advice or co-ordinate any sort of group activity, but that’s the genius of this PS3 Headset, you should use it for anything you feel like using it for.
Because it’s developed by Microsoft, the Xbox 360 is positioned toward Internet gaming more than any other console. With a Wii, you’re more more likely to have people over and play together, PS3 users don’t get pleasure from as fast or competent net connectivity as XBoxers do, so the Xbox 360 really is unbeaten within ths area. It stands to reason, then, that the Xbox 360 would have the best communications peripherals available being made particularly for it. Also it does. It really does. Crisp, clean sounds (in order to really become familiar with all the vowel noises of those foreign insults) and near-instant relay time add around a wonderful cross-cultural experience, albeit with a lot of swearing. It doesn’t do me much good though, as all I learn is how to brag and say “you’re sh*t!” In every tongue on Earth.