Halo 3 has to be one of the most popular, if not the most popular multi-player online game for the Xbox 360. The level of control that is given to players and the time that some play on the game is rather astounding. What really makes the game work for so many people is the ability to communicate openly with other players via the headset. While there is a good amount of “smack-talking” going on at any given time during the game the headset does prove to be a vital and important feature for most players. Through the headset you are able to talk to other players, discuss strategy and get warnings about things that are lurking around the corner. The headset becomes the veritable eyes and ears of the entire operation.
The headset is extremely easy to set up and use. All you need is the Xbox 360 wired headset, the gaming system and your controller. To set it up turn down the volume as much as you can and plug it into the jack on the back of the controller. Both the wired and wireless controllers have the adapter jack on the back of the controller. It is really easy to find. It looks just like your average headset jack. Swivel the microphone so it is in front of your mouth, but not too close. No one wants to hear your heavy breathing.
Once you have it plugged in and set up all you really need to do is turn up the volume and head into a Halo 3 match. You will be able to hear other people with headsets talking. The headset is also equipped with a nifty mute feature. The mute button allows you to turn off your microphone so other people do not have to hear you. If you feel compelled to shout profanity, talk to your mom/dad/girlfriend or have a rap session with your Basset Hound, Charlie, I suggest you employ the mute button, unless, of course, you are keen on becoming the butt of more than one joke.
Smack talk is all right, I guess, but most people do not appreciate being berated in a game and I cannot blame them. Unless, of course, they are just horrible at it and are purposely trying to ruin your experience, then smack talk away. Most people prefer the use of the headset to chat it up about the game itself and what is going on in the actual match. Be prepared because you are going to be hearing more than one person blabbering on about whatever is on their mind and this has led to several people calling it quits to the headset.
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