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

Jos

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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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Panda218

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Enjoy your typical razer half-assed xfire clone
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?
 
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Guest

Awsome, now the only problem is getting online friends worth talking to.
 

j05hh

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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.
 

ghasmanjr

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...
 

tehbanz

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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.
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)
 

Jad Chaar

Posts: 6,482   +976
"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...
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.