Sure, I’ve heard of Skype. Many magazine have extolled the virties of these excellent voice over ip client. It is free, the quality is excellent and on and on they prattle. Honestly, I was convinced long ago but I’d never actually taken the time to download the client, install the thing and check it out — until today.
Friend of mine (Crapgame) recently purchased Call of Duty: World at War and we were discussing the best way to chat, in-game, while doing some cooperative gaming. The in-game system created by Steam is solid but unspectacular. It is also smitten with disconnect problems, spotty quality, and less than stellar voice settings. However, on a whim, we decided to go with Skype and check out the functionality and quality. Good move.
Crapgame lives on the right coast, myself on the left. Not exactly a world apart in today’s society but far enough to make a difference in VoIP. Sure enough, I download and install the client, bingo we connect easily. So easily, in fact, it was a little creepy. Minutes later, we’re knee deep in WWII combat while chatting quite easily on Skype. The software didn’t cause any problems in-game, and the quality was exceptional. Finally Skype is free. Hmmmmm, my new, favorite voice-chat client. Nicely done, Skype. Why did I wait so long?