However. I went to try it out this evening, while Z. and M. were making me a tasty dinner. Got on Team Fortress 2, could do the microphone test in game. Worked fine, could even hear my own voice, at a decent level. But I couldn't actually use it while I was playing. Other nerds verified they didn't hear anything while I was talking. Is there some secret setting I need to adjust? Some other trick for while I am unaware?
EDIT: GOT IT. Now, off to question both the ethnic lineage and the sexual prowess of strangers!