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    The Death of Game Chat

    Post by KrazykevS10 on Sat Apr 13, 2013 8:30 pm

    It seems to me that nobody ever talks in game chat anymore,they either don't have a mic or are in a party.All games have ended up like this which kind of makes playing multiplayer pointless.It's more or less impossible to make new friends or even get by in a co-op game like Left 4 Dead.

    Anyone know what's up with that?


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    Re: The Death of Game Chat

    Post by User1 on Sat Apr 13, 2013 8:34 pm

    Either the game is full of children scared to communicate outside of their friend circle (most common in my experience), or people just can't be arsed to do it. Most tend to talk among friends, rather than help eachother as a team. I did once play BF2 with a team of people in game chat, we notified each other of movements for everyone to hear on purpose, so we could lure them into traps. It was great.
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    Re: The Death of Game Chat

    Post by KrazykevS10 on Sat Apr 13, 2013 8:38 pm

    I've gotten to talk to randoms in game chat like once in the last few months.That was in Red Dead and they we crapping themselves at me throwing TNT everywhere.Live wasn't always like that,it's just gotten worse in the last year or two.Now it's kinda lonely with the silence,I should link a forever alone pic for the sentiment. sad


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    Re: The Death of Game Chat

    Post by The Letter X on Sat Apr 13, 2013 8:42 pm

    The last time I remember voice chat being prevalent was when Halo 3 first released. It's gone downhill from there.


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    Re: The Death of Game Chat

    Post by KrazykevS10 on Sat Apr 13, 2013 8:45 pm

    The community is pretty dead.I've tried playing ME3,Left 4 Dead 1 & 2,Dead Island,Borderlands 1 and Black Ops 2 zombies with randoms,the only people with a mic ended with me leaving because the put some really crappy pop,rap or techno music over their mic to be annoying.


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    Re: The Death of Game Chat

    Post by Dubscythe on Sun Apr 14, 2013 4:01 am

    The problem with voice chat is that in most games it's much lower quality than say, making a party on Xbox or just plain getting on Skype. Why do the worse thing?


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    Re: The Death of Game Chat

    Post by Mr. Tart on Sun Apr 14, 2013 8:33 am

    I don't bother using in-game chat because i'm either in a party or because i find the chat to be stupid and/or annoying.

    Most of the time the in-game chat(based on my experience) consists of kids swearing and screaming and some dude trolling/lagging so that his mic produces some weird noises.

    So all in all, the in-game chat sucks IMO. I do still get new friends every once in a while though. Whenever i play multiplayer(Halo 4, RE4, DS3 etc, doesn't really matter if it's really co-op or not) i always end up co-oping with atleast 1 other player, and every once in a while they send me a friendly message.


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    Re: The Death of Game Chat

    Post by nsane32 on Sun Apr 14, 2013 8:46 am

    Dayz still has plenty of game chat but on the counsels dont bother


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    Re: The Death of Game Chat

    Post by steveswede on Sun Apr 14, 2013 9:36 am

    It's because alternatives are better. Mr Tart nails most of my reasons why I don't bother with it. Also using programs like Skype means you're not dependent on a console to chat. I can then chat without being interrupted if I want to do other things that doesn't involve a console.
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    Re: The Death of Game Chat

    Post by Dessembrae on Sun Apr 14, 2013 10:11 am

    I play on 360, I met a ton of great people by playing games before they introduced the Party chat feature and competetive gaming was a better atmosphere..mostly, you got screaming kids fairly often. Having said that, I do love Party chat.
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    Re: The Death of Game Chat

    Post by KrazykevS10 on Sun Apr 14, 2013 12:23 pm

    nsane32 wrote:Dayz still has plenty of game chat but on the counsels dont bother
    Funny you should mention that,I'm currently trying to get my hands on a gaming PC and ArmA 2 will be the first thing I buy.
    I know game chat has lower quality in certain games than party chat but many players don't use their mic when they aren't talking to friends.If any of you go play a 4-player co-op game on Xbox right now,only about 1/10 lobbies will have a guy in game chat.On top of that,most people are very hostile nowadays.It's kinda rediculous when everyone in multiplayer are anti-social.


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    Re: The Death of Game Chat

    Post by nsane32 on Sun Apr 14, 2013 12:34 pm

    most people only want to win so they piss themselves every time they die Dayz has really good game chat it even has hearing distance


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    Re: The Death of Game Chat

    Post by User1 on Sun Apr 14, 2013 12:36 pm

    DayZ is really good with game chat. Through personal experience, I can say it's a lot of fun. happy
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    Re: The Death of Game Chat

    Post by KrazykevS10 on Sun Apr 14, 2013 12:38 pm

    It'll probably be easier to find people to play that with.The only things people want to play on Xbox are CoD or Halo.


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    Re: The Death of Game Chat

    Post by User1 on Sun Apr 14, 2013 12:41 pm

    At least Halo isn't on PS3. And CoD isn't as popular on it, you can sometimes get some good game chat.
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    Re: The Death of Game Chat

    Post by Mr. Tart on Sun Apr 14, 2013 12:44 pm

    KrazykevS10 wrote:It'll probably be easier to find people to play that with.The only things people want to play on Xbox are CoD or Halo.

    I'm a huge fan of Halo and it's my favourite series. Doesn't mean it's the only thing i want to play. silly


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    Re: The Death of Game Chat

    Post by User1 on Sun Apr 14, 2013 12:44 pm

    [color=greenHalo is pretty good, but CoD just sucks, IMO.[/color]
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    Re: The Death of Game Chat

    Post by Mr. Tart on Sun Apr 14, 2013 12:45 pm

    RenegadeCop wrote:[color=greenHalo is pretty good, but CoD just sucks, IMO.[/color]

    Damn, that's a fancy color you have there. Anyway, not to make this into a CoD discussion, but CoD is pretty darn terrible.


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    Re: The Death of Game Chat

    Post by User1 on Sun Apr 14, 2013 12:48 pm

    Agh. Brackets failed me.
    But, yeah, CoD is too bad to deserve it's own discussion. silly
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    Re: The Death of Game Chat

    Post by KrazykevS10 on Sun Apr 14, 2013 12:48 pm

    I don't like either series as I feel they were ruined over time.Nobody plays Battlefield or Gears.And the only people who want to meet new people are recruiting for some try-hard clan.No thanks.


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    Re: The Death of Game Chat

    Post by User1 on Sun Apr 14, 2013 12:50 pm

    So many clans on Xbox, it's unbelievable.
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    Re: The Death of Game Chat

    Post by KrazykevS10 on Sun Apr 14, 2013 12:52 pm

    And between 50-70% are for CoD.I'm not joking.


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    Re: The Death of Game Chat

    Post by Mr. Tart on Sun Apr 14, 2013 12:57 pm

    I can agree with the clan thing. I've gotten so many clan invites in both Halo and CoD. The Halo community isn't bad though. I've never gotten hate from people in Halo. They're not really what i'd call friendly either though(by that i don't mean their *ssholes or anything, but i'll explain). They're more like those kinda people that just hang with their friends and talk to you(in-game), but you'll most likely be ignored 60% of the time.

    I don't think the Halo series has gotten worse though(and no, i'm not one of those fans that refuse to believe something getting worse). I can say that Halo 4 has the worst spawns ever seen though. I mean, i get spawnsassinated. Still, i think all Halo games are good one way or another.


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    Re: The Death of Game Chat

    Post by User1 on Sun Apr 14, 2013 1:01 pm

    Halo 4 was nowhere near as good as Reach, to me.

    Clans though, most consist of children who think they are great at CoD.

    Here's what the leader of the Charge clan has in his bio;
    RECRUITING FOR CLAN, ONLY JOIN IF YOU'RE GOOD, MUST HAVE A K/D OF AT LEAST 1. CLAN TRYOUTS ARE FOR ME2 MW3 BO2!

    Honestly, just stupid.
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    Re: The Death of Game Chat

    Post by KrazykevS10 on Sun Apr 14, 2013 1:02 pm

    My opinion is that Halo and Gears have been "CoDified".Smaller maps,craps spawns and loadout changes have ruined it for me.
    I've been in and out of clans for the last 4 or 5 months,every one I join ends in me never being invited to anything because people clique up and only play with their friends.I fail to see the point in online gaming anymore,I'd expect Dark Souls to remain lonely but other games are about interacting with people.And the sad part is I've gotten more non-hatemail messages from DkS players than on any other game.


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