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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...

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Activision settles Guitar Hero III class action suit

Activision has been dealing with the anger of Guitar Hero III owners, which culminated four months ago in a class action lawsuit. The plaintiff, Sam Livingston, filed the suit against Activision because of the company's "deceptive" conduct regarding the lack of Dolby Pro Logic II. Instead of letting...

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Nintendo, Wii GHIII make list of blunders

Next-Gen has compiled a fairly accurate list of some of the worst -- or at least, dumbest -- events to befall the industry this year. From Gerstmanngate to Jack Tretton offering to buy any PS3s hanging around on shelves (boy, that one was embarrassing), the year's greatest flubs are tied up here in...

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Activision sued over sound issues in GHIII

We recently reported that Activision would be issuing re-mastered Guitar Hero III discs to fix the lack of stereo and surround sound in the game. For some people, however, this fix is seen as too little, too late, and now the company faces a class-action lawsuit. The complaint, brought about by...

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Activision to fix Guitar Hero sound issues with new disc

People who bought the Wii version of Guitar Hero III have been (justifiably) annoyed by the lack of stereo and surround sound in Activision's popular music game. However, Wii owners can at least take some comfort in knowing that the problem will soon be fixed. Activision's customer support has...

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Rockers report Guitar Hero III Dolby Pro Logic II is missing

Wii owners likely heralded the coming of Guitar Hero III as a momentous event that demanded calendars be marked off and days away from work be cleared with bosses, where spiked leather bracelets were removed from hidden drawers and proudly displayed on wrists. It is likely a time when turning...

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Sony responds to rumors of the PlayStation 3's audio limitations

Yesterday, sister site Engadget HD posted a link to a site that claimed the PlayStation 3 wasn't capable of outputting Dolby TrueHD or DTS HD, even though the PS3's HDMI 1.3 support should guarantee that. Dolby TrueHD and DTS HD are considered two of the highest-end audio formats on the market and...

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Xbox 360 Elite uses HDMI 1.2; no support for Dolby TrueHD

For audiophiles, this may hurt. For everyone else, this may induce yawning. The Xbox 360 Elite will ship with HDMI version 1.2, as opposed to the latest version 1.3. What do you lose with such a monstrous degradation? HDMI 1.3 adds support for Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio streams; this can...

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Next-gen audio welcomes the MIDI format... wait... no way...?

While bored last weekend, I found myself fiddling around with RPG-Maker 2003 on my laptop, trying desperately to understand even the most basic of conditional trees... or variables... or whatever. Some success was had, but mostly I was revisiting some of the old MIDI files a friend composed for me....

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Sweet 5.1 Live headset

Xbox Evolved points us in the direction of the AX360 headset -- though they failed to put any links to it on their page. Nonetheless, the AX360 is a complete surround sound/Xbox Live compatible headset. It provides true 5.1 surround sound through 8 speakers (four in each ear cup) using the Xbox...

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