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Tingling your joypads: ASMR and videogames

There’s a trend sweeping over YouTube at the moment, one that went unnoticed by me up until a few months ago. It's called ASMR (or if you want to kill time and sound fancy, autonomous sensory meridian response). I don’t experien...

 
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Half-Life 2

Smell the ashes while listening to City 17

I've been a fan of the various You Are Listening To... streams for a few years now. Initially, you could listen to the police banter of various North American cities while a stream of ambient and instrumental music played at the same time. ...

 
USB DAC review
Before I tell you why you need this DAC or any other, let me tell you what it actually is.  Think of a Digital to Analog Converter as an external upgrade for the circuitry of your audio device's innards. Every modern aud...   read

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PS4

PS4 firmware 1.60 adds support for Pulse headsets

As of a system update going live late tonight, PlayStation 4 owners with an official Pulse or Pulse Elite Edition headset will now be able to use their device with the console. That took a while, didn't it? With that support out of the way...

 
Polk N1 soundbar
I don't have the best history with sound bars. I had this bigger JBL one that sounded nice, but it stopped working. Kaput. I tried to replace it with one of Sony's budget models, but that one sounded so bad that I laughed at ...   read

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Headphones

Polk Audio's Melee headphones are nice, but expensive

Polk Audio has crafted gaming headphones called the Melee that was created in tandem with the sound engineers of the Halo and Forza series to deliver top-quality sound. It's a pretty ambitious project, and overall, I'd say it paid off....

 
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Gaming headphones

Premium audio brands get into gaming headsets at CES

The business of gaming audio is growing so fast that the makers of many premium audio product brands are throwing their hats into the ring. Several new gaming headsets debuted at CES 2014, with entries from top names like Audio Technica, Se...

 
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The best PC desktop speakers we found at CES 2014

PC desktop speakers usually suck. Most of the ones you see in electronics stores center around a particle board subwoofer and satellite speakers that remind me (and sometimes sound like) the cups with string tied to them that you used to pl...

 
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Sound design

Dementium II HD sound effects provided by schnauzer

A new developer diary for Dementium II HD has been unleashed upon an unwitting world. This time, sound designer Morné Marais goes over some of his approaches to creating audio for the game, always crucial to evoking the proper ...

 
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PS4 headset issues

PS4: Your headsets won't work at launch, some not at all

This is a PS4 PSA. Like the Xbox One, the PS4's compatibility with existing headsets leaves a lot to be desired. Both consoles come with a fully functional headset, mind, but that's little consolation for those with expensive gaming headset...

 
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Logitech G430

Impressions: Logitech G430 Surround Sound Gaming Headset

My experiences with sub-$100 headphones haven't been the most positive. I've gone through quite a few pairs from a variety of manufacturers, and have generally had issues with either comfort, durability, and/or sound/microphone quality. I w...

 
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Twitch

Turtle Beach becomes official audio partner for Twitch

Turtle Beach has entered an exclusive agreement with Twitch to stock the streaming site's eSports and game events with audio equipment. Specifically, the Ear Force XP SEVEN and Z SEVEN headsets will be used for consoles and PC, respectively...

 
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BioShock Infinite rocks your head with Pulse headset mode

Sony's super nice Pulse Elite Edition headsets will see the release of an exclusive Audio Mode for BioShock Infinite tomorrow. Sony says that this is the first time they've partnered with a game developer to deliver a specially crafted audi...

 
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CES: Ears-on with 3 new Turtle Beach headsets

I had a chance to listen to a few of the newly announced headsets from Turtle Beach at CES today. Their top option is the new Seven series of headsets, which comes in three configurations: XP Seven for consoles, Z Seven for PC, and M Seven ...

 
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It’s not very often that I get a chance to review something bad. It’s even rarer for me to come across headphones that I just hate. Truth is, most things that you spend $50 or more on are pretty good. Mediocrity c...   read

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If you haven’t been able to tell by the fairly large number of headphone reviews I’ve done for this site, I have a thing for audio equipment. It's probably the single biggest investment I make beyond my daily caff...   read

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It doesn't take much to really improve the gaming experience. Better seating, better lighting, better company, etc. are sometimes all it takes to go from an utterly insufferable trek through your simulated world of ...   read

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Creative is one of the world’s best-known brands of PC and gaming audio equipment. “Known” doesn’t always translate to “good,” though. I had an opportunity to check out their new Sound Blaster Recon3D external USB audio processor and their Tactic3D Omega headphones. Do these two pieces live up to the Creative name? Continue reading for the full review.   read

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COD: Modern Warfare 3 Billets 9mm ltd edition earphones

MUNITO has made slick special edition earphones (earbuds) with COD in mind. The Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Special Edition Billets 9mm earphones are machined from aircraft-grade billet aluminum, reinforced with Kevlar, laser e...

 

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Amna Umen

The gaping dragon is And on my first try too! I got kinda lucky and walked into the room with the Shaman and gimped him as he walked up the stairs so the dragon fight was just a waiting game once his tail was Am I git gud yet?

 
Steven Hansen

all these cat girls just show some of you need to raise your art & animation

 
SeymourDuncan17

Has anyone compared Severed to Skyward Sword yet? Because, if I were to sell it in 5 seconds, so far, Id describe it as Skyward Swords combat done

 
Gamemaniac3434

I have started something Something Soon it will grow through and into It will be a crowning glory in my cap, on the road to conquest of Until we all get bored and go back to our normal I guess

 
GoofierBrute

Just finished Star Fox Loved it, and its a serious contender for Game of the Year for Yeah, you read that

 
taterchimp

Wish gems were easier to find in Dark Souls

 
Torchman

Discord chat has gone full happy ABORT ABORT ABORT, ANIME WAS A MISTAKE

 
vxxyman

More catgirls means more Playboy Penguin (with some backup from good ol Bugs Bunny)

 
Gundy

All dose cat dose

 
Torchman

Shit waifus as far as the eye can

 
Parismio

Thanks to Pixie, I remembered my love for FFXIV

 
KnickKnackMyWack

Todays been a rollercoaster of a day for Ive now got a second job at It looks like Im single now But I also got a voice message from Mike West, the guy who voices Fox McCloud in Star Fox 64/3D and

 
OverlordZetta

Oh yeah, this years Super Sentai has a cat girl, doesnt it? What did she look like Toei I dont think this is what the otaku audience had in mind at

 
JDelwynn

It seems that having children is like Alien Thank god Im single!

 
BlazeWii

Cat girls? CAT GIRLS??? Need I remind you all that there is only enough room in this anime world for one master female

 
Samsneeze

I am struggling to get through Fire Emblem Its all so The characters are The maps are all the The story is even managing to be worse than Awakening I hope Intelligent Systems has its shit together next

 
ChrisHannard

Fully charged controller? Game appropriate drink? Game from a series Ive never played before? Time to Git Gud or Die

 
Kaleido Ruby

All these mentions of catgirls and not a single mention of

 
Pixie The Fairy

I used to be a catgirl Best at what I did,

 
iam16bit

All these posts about Cat Girls and not one from Cat Planet Cuties!

 
KnickKnackMyWack

Since were going on about cat girls, how is it you uncultured swines have yet to bring up Aisha from Outlaw Star?

 
Dangus Taargus

The credits to Star Fox Zero made me tear

 
Gamemaniac3434

Guard your testicles around blaze, Shes a maniac, and her friends are

 
OverlordZetta

Replying to a bunch of stuff from the past couple of days again, so dont mind me if I appear on something from three days I am like the wind! I the Kamen Rider!

 
Dinosir

For as much as I hated the last few bosses in DS3, there are some really Really freakin cool boss And even the ones I hated were really cool in concept just I feel they missed the execution by a

 
BlazeWii

Im not sure how I feel about From Software promoting the castration of It just doesnt seem

 
Rico the Penguin

All thats left is covenant grind and a couple relatively easy bosses, at least compared to what gold covetous +2 ring

 
Nathan D

So many cat girls, so little Oh Rei, you tease!

 
AdmiralAckbong

Today Im going to a screening of Blood Simple with a Q&A from the Coen Bros Trying not to poop

 
Sarah Jane Farron

Theres been lots of talk of cat I play a cat lady in FFXIV so Ill post my character! I really need to get back to this

 

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