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Everybody on PSN has a mic

No one on PSN has a mic…Do you believe that?

The purpose of this article is to shed some light on a topic that frequently comes up and thats  the perception that NO ONE ON PSN have mics. Which in translation means most people on PSN don’t have mics. I know a lot of that energy comes from people who are spoiled by Xbox Live (nothing wrong with that) it’s feature set and that headsets come out the box but…..

OK so many people I come across and even my own team states this claim. More times than not when I’m playing online with friends they make this claim. Heck! I even started to believe the myth and then through my many nights on the PSN and my observation I came to this conclusion. EVERYBODY ON PSN  has a mic!!! Which in translation means more people on PSN have mics than you think. Dont believe me! Well try this experiment, next time you get on PSN and your playing with friends, come across as having  a gang of fun or get a interesting conversation or topic going or talk trash about the other teams inability to win or even grenade or rocket launch your own teammate (by mistake or on purpose lol) and watch those little headsets light up one by one.

So I said to myself…and self said…wait a minute all this time you all had mics?!! So I thought about it some more and I came up with this, when you are in multiplayer by yourself and when I say by yourself I mean not in a party, I think the tendency is to leave your mic off, and think about it, it makes sense, I liken it to going to a party and not knowing anyone, you probably won’t  talk as much vs if you knew all or a lot of the people attending– totally different vibe. Unless of course your prompted to, ie by the things I mentioned above. Even if you hear so much as communication and strategy being tossed back and forth you might find yourself not being able to fight pressing that little power button on your mic. Heck! I even do it,  when I’m in a party, mic on no prooooblem! When I’m not in a party that mic is probably off, it’s almost night and day and that’s when I got it because I’m saying OH SHOOT! That’s what they’re thinking — that I don’t have a mic…So they’re thinking I don’t  have a mic, I’m thinking they don’t have a mic and the urban legend is born.

Here’s the kicker though…y’all ready? y’all gonna love this! The same people who complain that no one on PSN has mics are the same people that are the first to mute anyone outside of their party. Go figure! Oh thee irony!! So all that complaining — get what they want, only to have it revert back to the way it was before they started complaining, hilarious.

So gamers when your tempted to think or you know someone that thinks no one on PSN has a mic, refer to this article with confidence and exclaim EVERYBODY ON PSN HAS A MIC!

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  1. I’d say that’s fairly accurate, I mean come what do you hear most of the time kids, cussing, and hating. Who really wants that closer to their ear? I’d say a near 50% have mics on at all times a good 30% or more have it off for the reasons you mentioned.

    Bleching and everything else while they have a head set on, and what does anyone ever say anyway? Nothing, there no team organization it’s more like hey dude I think the AK47u is better than blah, blah, blah and its all coming from an 8 year old.

  2. WELL!!! If you dont know Im related to two of the founders here on CCU….my take on this subject (which Ace and I often joke) is why would a GROWN MAN be afraid to use his mic? Could be a lot of reasons to this.
    1. Maybe he is scared
    2. Maybe he cant afford one (our fav joke on this)
    3. Maybe it is for the reason pointed out in this article.
    I say the bottom line is have you mic on and mute it. This way when you come accross some friendly banter your all set to jump in. I know when Ace and myself (PSN ID- headhater Gamertag: ssg spectacular) game we try to set a nice joking enviornment where people can feel free to just have fun. As many of us know this could be easier on PSN than 360….I attribute that to 360 gamers taking things a lot more serious. Well that is my humble opinion on this subject. I hope more people comment.

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