Razer launches standalone 'Comms' platform with in-game overlay

By Jos
Apr 23, 2013
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  1. Razer has rolled out a public beta for their new all-in-one communications solution for gamers, dubbed Razer Comms. The new service combines a VoIP client, instant messaging and IRC-chat features to offer gamers all over the world a way of...

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  2. Enjoy your typical razer half-assed xfire clone
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  3. Blkfx1

    Blkfx1 TS Evangelist Posts: 851   +201

    I've never been impressed with Razer software. But, I think I'll try this out since I NEED a alternative to TS and vent.
  4. Panda218

    Panda218 TS Maniac Posts: 290   +106

    Gotta love the typical guest response...

    I agree that Razers software isn't the most advance thing out there, but I gotta hand it to them on this one. I downloaded it last night and tested it out with a few of my buddies and we all enjoyed it quite a bit. Sure there are some glitches with the in game overlay when you hit Ctrl+tab, but that's to be expected with Beta software.

    On a side note has anyone ever tried Adobe Axon?
  5. Jad Chaar

    Jad Chaar TS Evangelist Posts: 6,477   +965

    Why do you need an alternative? TS is great. I feel like Razer fails at their software as you said.
    Wendig0 likes this.
  6. Awsome, now the only problem is getting online friends worth talking to.
  7. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 6,519   +2,062

    You forgot to mention that they tend to fail pretty often at the hardware level as well.
  8. j05hh

    j05hh TS Booster Posts: 140   +22

    I have used Razer headsets, keyboards, and mice for my gaming pc. Not one piece of their hardware has failed. This software looks promising, I agree with the similarity of xfire though.
  9. ghasmanjr

    ghasmanjr TS Booster Posts: 363   +86

    "Of course, many multiplayer games released today already have chat functionality baked in, not to mention platforms like Steam that support the feature across its entire game library."
    I think about this every time I play Battlefield 3 with my friends and we have to use Steam chat or Skype. Amazing work DICE/EA...
  10. tehbanz

    tehbanz TS Enthusiast Posts: 183   +10

    Seriously, check out Mumble, it's the best VoIP software I have used to date! The voice quality is super crisp (Switching from vent to mumble was mind blowing) and they have in-game overlays so you can see which person in the channel is talking (great if you're letting a newcomer into your mumble server)
  11. Jad Chaar

    Jad Chaar TS Evangelist Posts: 6,477   +965

    I use TS for BF3. The main point is I also use TS while playing Planetside 2, despite it having a great VOIP system. TS is just more convenient.
  12. ghasmanjr

    ghasmanjr TS Booster Posts: 363   +86

    I thought you have to pay for a TS channel
  13. Jad Chaar

    Jad Chaar TS Evangelist Posts: 6,477   +965

    Yeah, my group of friends split the cost. It uses less recourses than Steam or Skype and uses less bandwidth (than skype). I only have 4 GB of RAM so that little gain helps.
  14. PinothyJ

    PinothyJ TS Guru Posts: 446   +17

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