Video Game Audio: A History, 1972-2020

Video Game Audio: A History, 1972-2020 by Christopher Hopkins 1476674353 9781476674353
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From the one-bit beeps of Pong to the 3D audio of PlayStation 5, this book examines historical trends in video game sound and music. A range of game systems sold in North America, Europe and Japan are evaluated by their audio capabilities and industry competition. Technical fine points are explored, including synthesized v. sampled sound, pre-recorded v. dynamic audio, backward compatibility, discrete and multifunctional soundchips, storage media, audio programming documentation, and analog v. digital outputs. A timeline chronicles significant developments in video game sound for PC, NES, Dreamcast, Xbox, Wii, Game Boy, PSP, iOS and Android devices and many others.

Author: Christopher Hopkins

Language: English

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 255

Publisher: McFarland

Publication Date: 2022-08-17


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