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Old 08-28-08, 11:33 AM   #1
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So im working from home today as is my sister also working from home and has to give a phone interview. So I had to play games with the sound off so I wouldn't disturb her, while playing I realized how boring games are without sound... its freaking crazy boring!

Does anyone play games with the sound off regularly? Ever try it?
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Old 08-28-08, 11:42 AM   #2
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I have to sometimes depending on where I am. Like at work for example. Sometimes in WoW raids I'd turn the game sound off to better hear people over vent.
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Old 08-28-08, 11:43 AM   #3
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why not use a headset?
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Old 08-28-08, 12:05 PM   #4
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Default Re: Playing Games with the Sound off?

when i'm playing over the LAN i use speakers,when it's night i use headphones.

But yeah playing without sound is awful because Sound is 50% of the immersion factor in games


That's why it kills me to see people playing with 2.1 speakers instead of 5.1 because your missing half the sound from the game world and the only way to hear it is to keep turning around.
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Old 08-28-08, 12:11 PM   #5
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why not use a headset?
It would look kind of weird if I were sitting at my desk with a headset on doing accounting work.

I only play flash games or emulated games at work anyway.
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Old 08-28-08, 12:12 PM   #6
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why not use a headset?
They hurt my ears in the long run, I have a pair but their not good quality. Plus I want to be more wireless but I don't know any good wireless ones that wont add some large reciever to my system.
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ah ok furry muff

valid point
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Old 08-28-08, 02:45 PM   #8
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i keep some porn running in the background.
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Old 08-28-08, 02:47 PM   #9
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what you can add sound to games??
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Old 08-28-08, 04:52 PM   #10
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That's why it kills me to see people playing with 2.1 speakers instead of 5.1 because your missing half the sound from the game world and the only way to hear it is to keep turning around.
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i keep some porn running in the background.
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Old 08-28-08, 05:32 PM   #12
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I never game without sound.

Sound is extremely important in any game.
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