We’ve written the book on the past year, and now the “best of 2013” lists become “most anticipated of 2014” directories. Headset Buddy’s focus (or at least one of them) is on the coming wave of titles in the video game industry. 2014 has a lot of successes to build off from the previous year, so it’s very exciting to look down the calendar at what is coming to the home entertainment systems of the world.
First off, new installments in a whole range of already-existing franchises will bow over the coming 12 months. Bayonetta, Wolfenstein, Metal Gear, Ninja Gaiden, Dark Souls, Donkey Kong, Dragon Age, The Elder Scrolls, EverQuest, Final Fantasy, Infamous, Kinect Sports, Persona, Professor Layton, The Sims, Strider Hiryu, Super Smash Bros., Tales, Thief, Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six, The Witcher, Mario Golf, Mario Kart and Mario Party are all beloved names. Video gamers around the world will get a brand new edition of each in 2014.
There are also several major, annual video game events taking place. The Game Developer’s Conference of 2014 will take place from March 17 to March 21 in San Francisco, California. It will be followed by Rezzed 2014 (March 28-30) at the National Exhibition Centre (NEC) Birmingham. The month of June will bring the big conference/festival: E3. The 10th through the 12th of 2014’s sixth month will show the swath of gamers, developers, costumed characters and more at the Los Angeles Convention Center. The final event of the year happens at the Melbourne Exhibition Centre from October 31 (Halloween!) to November 2. The Penny Arcade eXpo (PAX) Australia 2014 will close out the conference calendar for the industry.
Regular followers of the Headset Buddy blog will recall that our customized communication technology products are applicable to a wide range of gaming hardware. Our headset adapters and speakers work with both XBox 360 and Playstation 3 consoles. For instance, the Xbox 360 PC Headset Adapter Kit for Game/Chat Sound, which is available on THE HEADSET BUDDY WEBSITE:
“Want to use your PC headset with your Xbox 360 and hear both game and chat sound? Then you don’t need to buy a $200 headset, all you need is this Xbox 360 PC Headset Adapter kit!
This kit comes with our Headset Buddy Xbox 360 PC Headset Adapter, along with a splitter and an extension cable so you can plug your PC headset into both your TV/receiver headphone jack and into the controller. This allows you to hear both game AND chat sound. Normally the Xbox headset only has chat sound with game sound coming through your TV or audio receiver.”
Similarly, there’s the PlayStation 3 PC Headset Adapter Kit for PS3 Game / Chat Sound. This allows users to hear both game sound and chat sound when gaming on their Playstation 3. Additionally, it cuts down on noise majorly, allowing the user total freedom without threat of volume complaints.
What are your most anticipated video game events and releases of 2014? Comment below or on our Facebook and Twitter pages! Headset Buddy will be following the latest games and events, so stay tuned for more undated!