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Audio-based virtual gaming aims to help the blind navigate

Audio-based virtual gaming aims to help the blind navigate | The Gaming Side of the Industry | Scoop.it
Using only audio-based cues within the context of a video game metaphor, blind users in a study out of Harvard are able to explore a building's layout. Read this article by Elizabeth Armstrong Moore on CNET News.
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This article isn't directly correlated to the video game industry, but it is still a new technology that brings audio and games together. Using audio to direct blind people could be considered revolutionary to people with blindess. When combined with a game, it becomes more interactive and easier to learn.

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UX Enhancement — Guidelines For Designing With Audio | Smashing UX Design

UX Enhancement — Guidelines For Designing With Audio | Smashing UX Design | The Gaming Side of the Industry | Scoop.it
Audio is used as a feedback mechanism when users interact with many of their everyday devices, such as mobile phones, cars, toys and robots. There are many subtleties to designing with audio in order to create useful, non-intrusive experiences.
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This article provides an interesting view of how audio can impact various media, other than album creation. For Instance with gaming, there is an art to enhancing the game with intuitive audio. Well-done audio is essential to creating a lasting and quality experience for games.

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Best Gaming Audio Speaker Systems in 2013

Best Gaming Audio Speaker Systems in 2013 | The Gaming Side of the Industry | Scoop.it
“Want to experience better sounds while listening to music, gaming or watching movies? Well, if it doesn’t bother the people you live with, you should get a pair of speakers. Headphones are OK but...
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This article provides a useful list of speaker hardware that is best used for gaming. Although not a revolutionary new technology for the gaming industry, it is still interesting for consumers who want the best audio when playing games.

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Afterglow Headset (Universal Wireless) Review and Comparison | Best Wireless Headphones

Afterglow Headset (Universal Wireless) Review and Comparison | Best Wireless Headphones | The Gaming Side of the Industry | Scoop.it
Afterglow Headset (Universal Wireless) Review and Comparison. Visit us to read more this review.
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The Afterglow Headset is a new step in wireless gaming headsets. It provides high quality sound when playing a game. The headset also has high fidelity connection, which for wireless headsets is essential.

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Game On Audio To Create Simultaneous Audio Recording MoCap Studios

Game On Audio To Create Simultaneous Audio Recording MoCap Studios | The Gaming Side of the Industry | Scoop.it
Game On Audio has taken the first steps towards launching its newest offering: studios capable of simultaneously recording the highest quality audio while also capturing the full-body and facial performances of video game actors.
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This article is very interesting in terms of new technology that is integrated into gaming. Voice acting has recently become an integral part of the new generation of games. Over the years, voice acting has become increasingly  important to consumers, especially within the Role Playing Game genre. Although not all video game consumers recognize the immediate value of superior voice acting, it is essential to a complete gaming experience. Also, with the new motion capture technology within game development to capture human-like fluid movements like the MoCap suit, bringing audio and video would be a huge leap forward.

 

The new "OpenStage" by Organic Motion is a combination of audio and voice acting when pertaining to games. The "Game On Audio" will allow game developers to record high quality audio as well as movement of the actor. This provides faster production of games and adds a more human-like feel to the vocal and movement of characters in games.

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