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Oh, PC Gaming…

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windows-logoWe wanted to play Borderlands on PC. Simple enough, right? I wanted to play on my new couch setup and thus I wanted to use my new Bluetooth receiver and use that to pair my PlayStation headset for voice chat.

That didn’t work out so well.

The sound quality was terrible and there was nothing I could do to adjust the mic’s sensitivity. After 30 minutes of trying I gave up only to discover that Borderlands’ built-in voice chat didn’t even work. Instead of trying to get a Vent server or some other PC voice chat service, I convinced the guys to use our PS3’s and start a voice chat room. It worked fine afterwards.

I was on my couch playing Borderlands on my PC with an Xbox 360 wireless controller, an official PlayStation Bluetooth headset and using my PlayStation 3 as voice chat server. Talk about ridiculous.

It didn’t need to be this way though. PC’s are supposed to be very accommodating and open to scenarios such as my own. But, that’s not the case at all and that’s one reason why so many people get discouraged with PC gaming.

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