Razer Comms connects gamers with free Android app

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Don’t be bothered by those annoying non-gaming friends always trying to invite you out to social events when you’re in the middle of a boss raid. Razer Comms, Razer’s in-game communications offering, is now available as a free Android app for connecting gamers on the go and rejecting anyone with enough gall to call you.

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Monitor and reject calls from inside your game, then send back a friendly excuse via text message of why you couldn’t pick up.

Using the app, PC gamers can text or voice chat with mobile users without minimizing a game. When the phone is synced to a PC, gamers can use remote functionality to send and receive text messages, see call notifications, and auto-reply via text message when you inevitably ignore the call from the desktop’s overlay.

Android users can stay connected on the go by joining any of the voice channels; they can also take part in chats with PC users. Push notifications will alert the user when new messages appear.

A short promotional video shows how ignoring a call with a text message works, not to mention how your antisocial inclinations may affect your friends.

The Steam app has allowed PC and mobile users to exchange messages from in game for quite a while, but Razer Comms is the first to offer seamless voice chat as well as call features on the desktop.

The Android app is available now; an iOS version should arrive in early 2014.

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