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Steam will be using the well-regarded SILK codec for voice chat over its popular Steam service, according to a press release sent out this afternoon.This is good news for anyone using Steam's built-in voice communication capabilities. As anyone who has used Skype knows, the sound quality is excellent. Integrating SILK into Steam will only increase the service's fidelity.Personally I tend to use text chat with Steam friends and a dedicated Ventrilo server for MMO gameplay. How do you communicate with your peoples in-game?
SWEET! Personally, I prefer text chat, but this sure is a convenient option :)
This is great, steam chat hasn't been the greatest quality before (voice, that is).
yess now i don't need to leave skype open as well
I got the whole package. Bluetooth custom headsets.
Normally I use steam chat and voice so this will be great for me! I use ventrillo however if I'm doing a scrimmage or something...steam voice has always had its ups and down, not reading mics properly or some sort of malfunction, so I really hope this is better!
I usually talk over Skype with a friend when playing because our experience with Steam's voice chat was less than stellar.
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This is definitely a great option.