I’ve always been pretty shocking at video games. There are some I can play really well, but that’s about it. Hand-Eye co-ordination has in no way actually been my thing. I never learned to experiment with the guitar, despite singing in tons of bands and writing literally numerous songs. So, for this reason crippling handicap (which, I promise you isn’t just an excuse), I learned from an early age never to trash talk other gamers. No matter who I made fun of, they would always whoop my ass. Always.
Not everybody suffers from my precise brand of forced modesty, however. In reality, there are folks around who establish their whole life around their phenomenal gaming talents and devote themselves, wholeheartedly, towards the pursuit of increased skills, increased scores and a cure for a fat ass filled with bedsores. An Gaming Headset gives these guys the possibility to trash talk each other (as well as promoting a curious type of gaming multiculturalism according to one-upmanship and mastery of offensiveness in foreign languages).
Of course, the other thing an Gaming Headset can grant you, assuming you aren’t a big nerd, is the idea to speak with people all over the world. If nothing else, one thing which you equally have in common is you’re about to stick this noob on CoD. Never mind political strife, religious bigotry or cultural misunderstandings, you both desire to kill this guy…It could be the beginning of a beautiful friendship.
My best bet, were I to buy an PS3 Headset, could be to strike up discussion and distract my opponent with waffle about various different things, then kill them and slip away into the night, sort of a Ninja, or at the very least inadequate coward. Y’see, I couldn’t use an Gaming Headset for trash talk and I damn sure couldn’t apply it to offer advice or co-ordinate any type of group activity, but that’s the genius of this PS3 Headset, you should use it for anything you are feeling like using it for.
Because it’s developed by Microsoft, the Xbox 360 is positioned toward Online gaming far more than every other console. With a Wii, you’re 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 in this area. It stands to reason, then, the Xbox 360 would have the best communications peripherals available being made especially for it. Also it does. It really does. Crisp, clean sounds (in order to really become familiar with the vowel noises of those foreign insults) and near-instant relay time add up to an exquisite cross-cultural practice, 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 language on Earth.