But it also introduces you to a raving bunch of lunatics intent on driving you or anyone they come across to the point of distraction! Take for instance the time I was playing Red Dead Redemption - happily trotting along the beautiful plains minding my own business and gunning down the occasional passing NPC as you do, then two distinctly American voices crackle through the headset, as they get closer I hear - "hey you, where you from?" "England" I reply "ah what the hell are you doing playing an American game you a-hole" followed by a volley of abuse, not dignifying a verbal response, I approached them - pulled out my High Power Pistol and well we all know about the High Power Pistol in Red Dead.
Then we have the headset whistlers, dear god, why oh why do people do it? I really don't want to listed to the latest Justin Bieber song in an even higher pitch then the original thanks or the non-talking, deep breather practising for their next silentcall to Susan at the pizza shop, just weird.
But my number one candidate for most annoying headset menace has to be people playing music. I don't discriminate, I hate all music played down the headset for the fact that it's so lacking in manners; that they assume people actually want to listen to it drives me insane, I mean would you walk into a radio station and ask for a socket so you can plug your console in, oh and while you're at it turn the the music down I can't hear my game? Um No.
If Mr Miyagi were to advise us, he would simply say - "Mute on, Mute off"