Microsoft?s SideWinder Game Voice
is a great product. It enables chat with up to 64 other people while gaming in addition to voice command recognition. The Game Voice
sports a high quality headset and a very durable base. On the base, you can toggle the speakers on and off, mute the mic, enter command mode, and choose which people to talk to. You can group all of the players into four groups. By pressing the 1, 2, 3, or 4 button, you can broadcast to them. There is also a team button to talk to just your team. And to shout out to everyone, there is an All button. All of the team setup is done using the software before the game is started.
Next to a good mouse and joystick combo, the Game Voice is the best thing you can have for your multiplayer games. It works great. The sound quality is great, and there is only a small delay (about a second). I will venture to say that this is a must for games like Counter Strike and Unreal Tournament. No more time lost in typing messages back and forth.