Will We Hear About Sony’s VR Headset at GDC?

February 21, 2014 by Cheats.co Staff - Leave a comment

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We’ve already heard and reported some rumors about the virtual reality headset Sony is supposed to be working on, and now we’ve got a new one this time, a rumor about when we’ll get to hear some concrete fact.

An anonymous inside source told TechRadar that Sony plans to officially unveil the headset at GDC 2014. This source said the headset’s quality is excellent and already in a polished state.

Other rumors claim we’ll hear about Sony’s virtual reality software at E3. If that’s true, we wouldn’t be surprised to learn about the headset itself in advance. Still, these are all just rumors. There hasn’t been any official response from Sony, but GDC begins on March 17 in San Francisco, so we’ll know if this one is true or not in just a few weeks!

Could this be a sign of major competition for the Oculus Rift, which considers the PS4 and Xbox One too limited for virtual reality? Let us know your thoughts.

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Xbox One Stereo Headset and Adapter Details

February 11, 2014 by Cheats.co Staff - Leave a comment

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Two new audio devices for the Xbox One were unveiled today, a Stereo Headset and a Stereo Headset Adapter.

The Stereo Headset is built specifically for the Xbox One, although it can also be used with PCs, Macs, mobile devices, and tablets. It has full-range audio (20Hz-20kHz) and a unidirectional microphone. It does not use batteries, but rather is powered by the Wireless Controller.

It comes with the Stereo Headset Adapter, which gives you control for the game volume, chat volume, and the master volume, as well as allowing you to mute the microphone.

If you already have a compatible gaming headset you wish to continue using, you can buy the adapter and plug it in.

The manufacturer’s suggested retail price is $79.99 for the Xbox One Stereo Headset and $24.99 for the Stereo Headset Adapter. You’ll be able to buy them in early March.

This is great news for fans who have wanted to use a headset with the Xbox One, and it’s nice that the adapter will allow older headsets to remain in use. To check if your headset is compatible, you can learn more about it here.

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Bluetooth headsets and the Playstation 4

October 13, 2013 by Cheats.co Staff - Leave a comment

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If you have a bluetooth headset then sadly it looks like you’re out of luck in terms of voice chat on the Playstation 4.

Sony confirmed this point to Game Informer just last week, and unfortunately if you’re planning on using your current bluetooth headset with your new console it won’t be possible.

Alternatively, if you have a device that uses USB for chat function, you will be able to use that with your new PS4, it just won’t be from day one. Sony intends to release a system update for the console in order to make them compatible.

And finally, if your headset uses digital optical for game audio, you will be able to use it to listen. You just won’t be able to chat, yet.

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ASTRO confirms headsets Xbox One and PS4 compatible

October 9, 2013 by Cheats.co Staff - Leave a comment

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The very popular ASTRO range of gaming headsets will be compatible with both the Playstation 4 and the Xbox One it has been confirmed.

In an email sent to users, ASTRO explained that it’s headsets will be able to deliver Dolby Digital Game Audio on the PS4 just like they currently do with the Playstation 3. Voice chat using the headsets will also be possible upon the release of a post-paunch firmware update for the PS4 (when this might occur is not stated).

Xbox One gamers will similarly have no problems in terms of receiving full Dolby Digital Game Audio via ASTRO headsets. However, in order to use the chat function an adapter will be required. This is because of a new proprietary design for the chat connector implemented by Microsoft. ASTRO has confirmed that such adapters will be available, but until such time chat will not be possible using an ASTRO headset.

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Xbox One accessories video showcase

August 7, 2013 by Cheats.co Staff - 2 Comments

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Microsoft have put together a series of three videos that showcase different Xbox One accessories. Namely, the Play & Charge Kit, the Chat Headset and of course the Wireless Controller.

Each of the videos is extremely well done and captured in high definition, enabling you to see every single detail. Basic notes on how they work and other features are also included. For example, did you know the Play & Charge Kit features a 9 foot cord and will fully charge your controller in under 4 hours? The impulse triggers on the Xbox One controller are also very cool. Take a look for yourself!

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Microsoft “looking into” bundling headset with Xbox One console

July 31, 2013 by Cheats.co Staff - 1 Comment

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Like we covered a couple of days ago, the Xbox One headset is now available to pre-order along with additional Xbox One controllers. Why might you need to pre-order a headset in the first place you ask? Because it doesn’t come with the console package – something that a lot of Xbox fans have not been happy about. In fact their pain is made all the more worse because the Playstation 4 comes bundled with a headset. Then you have the additional $100 the Xbox One costs and… you can see why people are upset.

Anyway, there is some good news. Via Twitter, someone asked Albert Penello (who apparently “leads planning for Xbox One, Xbox 360 and Kinect”) whether a headset comes with the Xbox One bundle (I guess they didn’t already know that it doesn’t). Well Albert responded rather surprisingly, saying “We’ve heard the feedback. Looking into it.” Kind of a strange answer to the original question, but the intent is clear. It seems Microsoft are reconsidering whether or not to include a headset in the Xbox One console bundle. If it did, I know a lot of gamers (and their wallets) that would be appreciative!

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Xbox One controller and headset available to pre-order

July 29, 2013 by Cheats.co Staff - 3 Comments

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Xbox One controllers and wired headsets are now available to pre-order from the Microsoft Store and also Amazon. Interestingly, the release date for the controller on Amazon is November 27 (this part in particular discussed further below).

Check everything out (and order if you really want) at the Microsoft Store. The Xbox One wireless controller will set you back $59.99, while the controller combined with the plug & play charge kit is an extra $15 at $74.99 ($10 cheaper than buying the items separately). The headset is $24.99.

Given that there is no headset included in the Xbox One console bundle, picking one up is likely to be a must for anyone serious about playing online. Also, what’s the point of purchasing a brand new, latest generation Xbox One and not being able to show it off to your mates (or rather play it with them)? So you might wanna think seriously about grabbing an extra controller now too…

As for the November 27 release date for the Xbox One controller on Amazon, the Microsoft Store lists the controller for release on December 31 and Amazon itself has a December 31 release date (still) for the Xbox One console. So we’re not really seeing this as a potential leak of the Xbox One release date. Then again, you never know…

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