Article: Audio for Games

November 18, 2006

by David John Farinella for POST (May 1, 2004)

“Composers are being asked to come up with movie-like scores while sound designers are providing 5.1 effects. More and more these days, videogames are captivating both fervent and casual fans with a sly mixture of graphics and audio. As audio hardware is constantly upgraded – some now boasting 5.1 capability – sound designers and composers are being called on to deliver sounds on par with their peers in the feature film business. Many of the aural professionals we spoke to for this month’s feature on videogame audio, in fact, view feature films as their main competition for the hearts and minds of gamers worldwide.”

Read full article here.

Listen: Me and My Memory – Pt. 5 of 5

November 18, 2006

Part 5: Mild Cognitive Impairment
from BBC Radio 4

“Most of us take our memories for granted. In this series you’ll meet six people who don’t have that luxury.

MCI or mild cognitive impairement is a fairly new term used by memory researchers and doctors. MCI isn’t a specific medical condition or disease. It’s a form of memory loss which can be tested and measured but doesn’t mean the person has dementia. In this programme, we meet Roy and Dorothy.”