GameTalk: Sound Off!
Byron Grant for GrogHeads ~
Digital gaming introduced an entirely new sensibility to wargaming: sound. While we may admit to having uttered the occasional “raawrrr – – – taka-taka-taka” whilst playing our favorite air war board games, there is no doubting that the sound-scape of most new generation computer games adds an entirely new and important dimension to the war gaming experience. Which begets a few questions: 1) Do you play with sound on or off? 2) How important is sound to your gaming experience? and 3) how much does “bad” sound detract from gaming?