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Vita action game Freedom Wars offers Japanese audio only

The Western version of Freedom Wars features Japanese audio with subtitles in multiple languages, but no English dubs, says Producer Nick Accordino, who also revealed a physical edition of the sci-fi Vita game is "definitely planned" for North America. Sony's also published a new subtitled story tr...

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Xbox One's May update to add audio options for apps, chat

Participants in the Xbox One's early access program can expect a new update to arrive sometime this week, while general users will see it sometime in May. Larry "Major Nelson" Hyrb's post explains that with the update, snapped apps will soon be manageable with a sound mixer found in the Settings...

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Unity 5 revealed, includes improved lighting, audio

Unity Technologies has unveiled the next iteration of its increasingly ubiquitous cross-platform game engine, appropriately dubbed "Unity 5." Described as a "massive update," Unity 5 features a "completely overhauled audio system," physical shaders and enhanced real-time lighting. Additionally, ...

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Report: Xbox One adds Dolby Digital optical support in March update

The audio options on the Xbox One are about to grow a bit more diverse, according to a Polygon article. Despite the Dolby Digital audio codec being one of the world's most popular surround sound specifications, the Xbox One currently offers no Dolby Digital support when transmitting audio via op...

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Crafting the crunching leaves and childish laughter of Road Not Taken

Road Not Taken is indie developer Spry Fox's roguelike set in a mystical wooded land in which players solve puzzles to rescue lost children. The environment is rife with natural noises, such as crunching leaves, birdsong, wind and children's laughter, and all of these sounds were created by hand by...

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Xbox One Dolby Digital 5.1 support for headsets coming post-launch

Xbox One-owning audiophiles will need to loop the Super Audio CD version of Dark Side of the Moon a few more times before the console is able to take full advantage of a high-end headset, as the console will not ship with Dolby Digital 5.1 support for devices connected to the Xbox One's optical por...

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Xbox One and Xbox 360 voice chat qualities in a sound showdown

Xbox One uses the Skype audio codec and has dedicated audio processing, two features that Microsoft spokesman Major Nelson says improves the new console's chat quality over the Xbox 360 – but that's for you to decide. Major Nelson provides two samples of audio, one from the Xbox 360 chat head...

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The sound and music of The Last of Us dissected in developer video

This video, produced by SoundWorks Collection's Michael Coleman, shows the audio team from The Last of Us discussing the sound effects and music from the game. Specifically, the game's audio designers discuss the challenges involved in creating a soundtrack for the more desolate points in the gam...

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God of War: Ascension update increases level cap, fixes audio glitches

God of War: Ascension's 1.04 multiplayer update, outlined by Sony Santa Monica designer Vincent Napoli in a new PlayStation Blog post, will bump up the level cap over 30 and through the "Elite Levels," up to 40. These new levels will enable a new item, two relics, and a new ultimate magic spell fo...

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Deus Ex: Human Revolution dev diary describes the sound of cyberspace

Eidos Montreal devs reveal how they put the punk in the steam with a new diary explaining the intricacies of Deus Ex: Human Revolution's audio. Human Revolution balances the cyber symphonies of Deus Ex with a more mechanical Renaissance vibe -- think Vivaldi meets Thomas Savery....

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