With Black Ops 2 coming out in less than a month, I figured it would be an ideal time to remind my subscribers how Treyarch does Call of Duty titles, so went and started another Road To Commander Series.
As with my Modern Warfare 3 RTC the majority of the games feature live team communication but I know people get bored of the same old thing, so I recorded some solo gameplay with the aim of doing an old school commentary.
I wasn’t 100% sure what I was going to talk about it but a chance encounter with an old friend gave me some food for thought. “Rubber Johnny” has been designing for his whole adult life and now runs his own consultancy business, where he helps businesses to transform designs into fully fledged products. Did I forget to mention he works with rubber? And his name is John?
We somehow got onto the topic of gaming peripherals and after some discussion of custom controllers, ended up on headsets.
“Prepare for Black Ops 2” RTC: Episode 27 (Questions: A Commentary)
In order, I asked viewers “where did you buy your gaming headset”, “how much did you pay” and “do you have a problem with heat build up”. Personally, I find the ear cups get really uncomfortable after a while and I think this is down to a heat build up, which is made worse by the materials used.
Thus far, it seems I am in a minority but I’m going to let this research run for a while.
So, what if it turns out there is a problem? What next? Well, I’ll work with Rubber Johhny to produce some alternate ear cup designs. There is no point re-inventing the wheel so if they turn out well in the prototyping stage, we’ll look to patent the design and then licence this to established manufacturers of gaming headsets.
If you guys have any thoughts please feel free to leave them below or in the comments section on my YouTube channel.
Thanks all :0)