X

EU Visitor Notice: This Website Uses Cookies

This website uses cookies to improve user experience, to provide analytical data to better serve our visitors, and to serve advertising to fund our operations. By using our website you consent to all cookies in accordance with our Privacy & Cookie Policy.

Your preference will be saved for 90 days, or until you clear your browser cookies.


I AGREE
I DISAGREE
Learn More
Cool Gadgets, Gizmos, Games and Geek Stuff on Technabob
VISIT OUR OTHER SITES: THE AWESOMER | 95OCTANE

Dolby Axon Brings Voice Chat Surround Sound: Soon You’Ll Know From What Direction That Insult is Coming From

by Lambert Varias
Advertisement

Video games have had surround sound for quite some time now, but Dolby wants to up the ante and provide surround voice chat with Dolby Axon. Dolby claims that Axon effectively creates a more realistic experience by making the volume and intensity of voices change relative to the location of the speakers’ in-game character. If Leeroy Jenkins’ and his party played had Dolby Axon tech on that fateful day, everyone would have heard Leeroy’s voice fade away as he ran off on a mission to make the whole world laugh.

Dolby Axon logo

Dolby says that gamers will be able to enjoy Axon whether they’re on a high-end 7.1 setup or if they only have standard headsets. Axon also provides other effects aside from surround voice chat. I’ll let Spencer the talkative gunner share them with you:

It doesn’t take a genius to know that this technology adds a new dimension to multiplayer games, making owning a headset a requirement, unless you want everyone else to enjoy the added advantage Axon offers. I’m not too impressed by the voice effect feature though. I can see a lot of gamers adopting a high-pitched screechy voice just to be annoying. But at least now you’ll hear where they are, so it’ll be easier to defeat them and shut them up.

[via Xboxic]

Deals in The Technabob Shop



Sega Arcade: Pop-Up History Book

Sega Arcade: Pop-Up History Book

Aria Waterproof Wireless Earbuds

Aria Waterproof Wireless Earbuds

Patient Zero (Trailer)

Patient Zero (Trailer)

Advertisement
2019 Honda Pilot SUV Prices Announced

2019 Honda Pilot SUV Prices Announced

Should I Invest in AAPL, AMZN, or ACP (Air-cooled Porsche)?

Should I Invest in AAPL, AMZN, or ACP (Air-cooled Porsche)?

Ariel Atom 4 Gets a Honda R Turbocharged Heart

Ariel Atom 4 Gets a Honda R Turbocharged Heart